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A New Way to Visit Parliament Begins February 1st

Online reservations for tours of Parliament Today marks the launch of a new reservation system for tours starting on February 1st. Individuals and groups can now reserve tickets online on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors will receive electronic tickets by email after completing their reservation. While a limited number of tickets will be available onsite at the Senate of Canada Building and West Block, visitors are strongly encouraged to reserve onlin…
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Financial System Hub launched by Bank of Canada

The Bank of Canada has launched a digital platform dedicated to financial stability issues. Available on the Bank’s website, the Financial System Hub, will include regular publication of analysis and research, as well as shorter posts, visuals and multi-media content. In addition to a digital edition of the June 2018 Financial System Review and posts that explain key financial system concepts in simple terms, you will also find new items including: the Autumn results of the Ba…
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Live audio streaming of the Peace Tower Carillon recitals

Beginning on November 11, the recitals of Dominion Carillonneur Dr. Andrea McCrady will be accessible to everyone thanks to live audio streaming. To listen to a live recital, visit the Peace Tower Carillon’s daily program page and click on the button. As these performances are live, streaming is only available when a recital by the Dominion Carillonneur is scheduled. The recital schedule is posted one month in advance, on the first of each month. Recitals are performed througho…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill C-48 Second Reading Speech

Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Jaffer, seconded by the Honourable Senator Cordy, for the second reading of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast. Hon. Douglas Black: Honourable senators, I also rise today to add my comments with respect to Bill C-48, th…
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Government Must Pause to Get It Right with Bill C-69

News Release Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black delivered his 2nd reading remarks on Bill C-69 the Impact Assessment Act in the Senate. This Bill is designed to completely restructure the natural resource regulatory regime in Canada, including forestry, mining, renewables, fishing, nuclear, pipelines and offshore oil and gas development. Senator Black expressed his concerns with the proposed legislation as it will make future projects impossible to realize. In his re…
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2019 Canada Winter Games Torch Relay

Senator Statement in the Senate Chamber Statement delivered by The Honourable Doug Black in the Senate Chamber on the occasion of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Torch Lighting ceremony held today at the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill.  Honourable senators, I’ve just arrived in the Senate from participating in the lighting at the Centennial Flame of the torch to kick off the national relay for the Canada winter games to be held in Red Deer, Alberta, commencing on…
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Senator Doug Black's Bill C-69 Second Reading Speech

Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Mitchell, seconded by the Honourable Senator Pratte, for the second reading of Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. Hon. Douglas Black: Honourable senators, I have the pleasure and the privilege this afternoo…
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Senator Doug Black disappointed by slow and incomplete Federal Government plan on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion

Statement by the Honourable Doug Black Alberta Elected Senator Doug Black issued the following statement on the Government of Canada’s Path Forward on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project following his September 4 letter to the Prime Minister suggesting a constructive roadmap to resolve the Trans Mountain Pipeline challenges: “The Government has at last reacted by instructing the National Energy Board (NEB) to take into account the marine shipping and specie…
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Senator Doug Black proposes constructive roadmap on Trans Mountain Challenges

News Release Alberta elected Senator Doug Black has proposed a constructive roadmap to the Government of Canada to expeditiously resolve the current Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion challenges. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Senator Black outlines five points that the Government should take immediately. Quick Facts The Senate adopted Bill S-245 the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act on May 22, 2018; with support from Senators representing all regions of Canada…
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Senator Doug Black recognizes outstanding Alberta Youth with the Senator’s Contribution Award

News Release Alberta Senator Doug Black is delighted to award 91 outstanding Alberta graduating students, who through their hard work and determination have made an important and meaningful contribution to the greater good of their community or their school. The Senator’s Contribution Award is presented to a deserving high school graduating student nominated by their school. Created last year as part of Canada150, this year, the Senator’s Contribution Award focuses o…
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