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Divorce Act Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 305 Tuesday, June 18, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker   Divorce ActFamily Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance ActGarnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act             Bill to Amend—Third Reading   Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak at third reading of Bill C-78. I will be brief. I spoke on this bill at second reading on April 11. First, I want to thank my colleagues on both…
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Question Period: National Revenue, Overseas Tax Evasion

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 302 Thursday, June 13, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker   National Revenue Overseas Tax Evasion Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, my question for Leader of the Government in the Senate is a follow-up to questions I asked last week about tax evasion and a secret out-of-court settlement which the Canada Revenue Agency offered KPMG clients involved in tax avoidance on the Isle of Man. Earlier this week, officials from the C…
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Question Period: National Defence, Operation HONOUR

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 301 Wednesday, June 12, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker National Defence Operation HONOUR Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. A recent study out of Dalhousie University focuses on how Canada’s military law system responds to sexual assault. The study found that since 2015, when the Canadian Armed Forces launched Operation HONOUR, only one soldier has been convi…
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Question Period: National Defence, Aircraft Procurement

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 298 Thursday, June 6, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker National Defence Aircraft Procurement Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, my question is for the government leader. It concerns fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force, which I have raised previously in Question Period. Recently, the Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a report that looked into the replacement process for this aircraft. The report revealed two p…
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Question Period: National Revenue, Overseas Tax Evasion

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 296 Tuesday, June 4, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker   National Revenue Overseas Tax Evasion Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, my question for the government leader today concerns tax evasion, an issue that I have raised previously in Question Period. Last week, the CBC reported that the Canada Revenue Agency recently made a secret out-of-court settlement with KPMG clients involved in tax avoidance by setting up shell…
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Question Period: Money Laundering and Tax Havens

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 290 Thursday, May 16, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker Finance Money Laundering and Tax Havens Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, my question for the Government Leader today is one that I had hoped to ask Minister Morneau on Tuesday. It concerns money laundering. Last week, an organization which the minister formerly chaired, the C.D. Howe Institute, published a report which looked at the prevalence of money laundering in…
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S-250: Bill to Amend—Second Reading

Criminal Code Bill to Amend—Second Reading—Debate Continued On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Wetston, seconded by the Honourable Senator Marwah, for the second reading of Bill S-250, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (interception of private communications). Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak on Bill S-250, an Act to amend the Criminal Code (interception of private communications). First and foremost, I would like to th…
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Bill to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relation to Firearms

ORDERS OF THE DAY Bill to Amend Certain Acts and Regulations in Relation to Firearms Third Reading—Debate On the Order: Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Pratte, seconded by the Honourable Senator Wetston, for the third reading of Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Honourable senators, I rise today to speak on Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms. This le…
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Question Period: Bill C-71—Firearms Regulations

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 284 Tuesday, May 7, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker QUESTION PERIOD   Bill C-71—Firearms Regulations   Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Welcome to the Senate, Minister. My question is on Bill C-71. On the one hand, this bill puts in place new regulations on firearm owners, including those owning restricted and prohibited firearms, such as handguns. On the other hand, your colleague Minister Blair has been engaged in public consultations on a…
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Question Period: Cannabis Excise Tax

1st Session, 42nd ParliamentVolume 150, Issue 281 Tuesday, April 30, 2019The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker QUESTION PERIOD   Cannabis Excise Tax Hon. Paul E. McIntyre: Welcome to the Senate, minister. As you know, the Indigenous communities are not getting a share of the excise tax to cover costs related to the impact of marijuana legalization. Many Indigenous communities are now dealing with pressures on their services, as are other communities in Canada, such as policing costs. As…
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