Honourable senators, let us examine what we have done here in the Senate. We delegated the examination of Senators Duffy, Brazeau and Wallin’s claims to the Internal Economy Committee. After deliberations, they asked, on our behalf, for the three senators to pay the Senate sums of money and they referred this matter to the RCMP. This, as we all know, is a very serious matter. The RCMP is taking this investigation very seriously.
Honourable senators, a special exhibition that explores the life and work of His Highness the Aga Khan is at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa.
“Rays of Light: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat,” highlights the institution that the Aga Khan has founded and how their work has developed over the past 50 years to serve people across countries, religions and cultures.
Honourable senators, on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, Bob Rae, in his capacity as the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre, wrote a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee:
I write to nominate Malala Yusafzai for the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous work in support of equal rights of women…
Honourable senators, it is a great privilege for me to pay tribute to a passionate defender of minority rights, a kind and gentle man, and an outstanding parliamentarian: Senator Pierre De Bané.
I will do my best to deliver a worthy tribute in French this afternoon. As you know, when I first arrived in the Senate, I did not speak French well. Through your encouragement and inspiration, I am proud to recognize you in the language of Molière.
Honourable senators, on Friday, June 7, I had the privilege of participating in the Senate’s annual Staff Recognition Awards ceremony. I joined Senator Cowan, Senator Tkachuk and several other honourable senators in celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of the remarkable people who help us to serve Canadians. The ceremony, organized through the Senate Human Resources Directorate and led by Reina Bernier, recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions made by Senate employees throughout the year.
Honourable senators, last Thursday Senator Segal and I heard former United Nations Secretary- General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan deliver the Global Centre for Pluralism’s second annual pluralism lecture at the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa…
Honourable senators, I am pleased to speak to this inquiry regarding the contributions to innovation and research made by universities and other post-secondary institutions in Canada. As Senator Cowan pointed out in his inquiry, the partnerships that many universities and other post-secondary institutions in Canada form with the private and not-for-profit sectors are very successful in Canada and around the world.