December 13-24, 1999
French lessons in Quebec.
December 5-6, 1999
Senator Kenny accompanied Minister David Collenette to the Ministerial on World Aviation in the 21st Century in Chicago, Illinois.
November 22, 1999
Senator Kenny appeared on CTV NewsNet at 8:20 p.m. where he was interviewed by Mike Duffy on the issue of tobacco.
November 20, 1999
The Winnipeg Free Press published an article by Senator Kenny, entitled, "Canada's Armed Forces: Outflanked on the Left and Right."
The Hamilton Spectator published an article by Senator Kenny, called, "Canada's Armed Forces: Outflanked on the Left and Right."
November 18, 1999
The Kitchener-Waterloo Record published an article by Senator Kenny, called, "Canada's Armed Forces: Outflanked on the Left and Right."
November 17, 1999
Senator Kenny presented the keynote address at the first annual general meeting of the Alberta Tobacco Reduction Alliance (ATRA) in Edmonton, Alberta.
November 15, 1999
Senator Kenny was elected Chair of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly's Committee on Future Security and Defence Capabilities.
November 12-15 1999
Senator Kenny attended the 45th annual session for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
November 11, 1999
Senator Kenny met with Ms. Maria Bernard-Meunier, the Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands and was briefed on Canadian/Netherlands bilateral relations.
Senator Kenny had a briefing at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia with Dirk Ryneveld, Senior Prosecution Trial Attorney (the senior Canadian at the Tribunal).
Senator Kenny visited the Commonwealth Graves Cemetery in The Hague to pay respect to Canadians lost in the war.
Senator Kenny met with the Netherlands Joint Foreign Affairs Committee in The Hague on bilateral and NATO issues.
November 9-15, 1999
Senator Colin Kenny attended a meeting of NATO Parliamentarians in Amsterdam.
October 29, 1999
Senator Kenny spoke to a group of youth at the Tobacco Youth Forum organized by the Region of Ottawa-Carleton Health Department and community partners. The forum targeted youth in grades seven and eight in the Ottawa-Carleton region in order to raise awareness of tobacco issues among that age group.
October 27, 1999
Senator Kenny was featured at 9:20 p.m. on Newsworld and 10:20 p.m. on CBC's The Magazine.
October 25, 1999
Senator Colin Kenny spoke at the fall meeting of the Ontario Medical Officers of Health on the subject of tobacco control in Toronto.
October 12, 1999
The Charlottetown Guardian published an article by Senator Colin Kenny entitled, "Consumers interest..."
October 4, 1999
The Fredericton Daily Gleaner published an article by Senator Colin Kenny entitled, "An airline solution..."
October 3, 1999
The Halifax Chronicle Herald published an article by Senator Colin Kenny entitled, "One airline solution..."
September 29, 1999
Senator Kenny met with Contrammiraglio Dino Nascetti of the La Spezia Shipyard followed by presentations by Ingegner Stefano Euciani from Fincantieri on the future of the armed forces in Italy.
September 28, 1999
Senator Kenny met with General Antonino Altorio to review facilities at Practica de Mare, the Aeronautical Military Base.
Senator Kenny attended a presentation by Contrammiraglio Ginseppe Lertora of the Naval Academy of Livorno on the future of the Italian Navy.
Senator Kenny was briefed by General Enrico Celentano at Folgore (Airborne) Brigade in Piza.
September 27, 1999
Senator Kenny met with the President of the Italian Chamber of deputies, Mr. Luciano Violante on the subject of the future of the Italian Armed Forces.
Senator Kenny met with the Italian Minister of Defence, Mr. Carlo Scognamiglio Pasini.
Senator Kenny met with General Mario Arpino, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Italian Armed Forces.
Later that day, Senator Kenny was briefed by Colonel Luigi Finelli of I Reggimento Allievi Carabiniere on its activities.
September 23, 1999
Senator Kenny met with Mr. Mitch Wolfe, President of VISA Canada on issues relating to the credit card industry.
On September 20-22, 1999, Senator Kenny gave a key note address at the New England and Eastern Canada Tobacco Control Conference in Hyannis, Cape Cod. The focus of the conference, "A Matter of Life and Breath", was to engage in collective planning between the US and Canada and to coordinate advocacy between governments and Non-governmental organizations.
On September 10, 1999, Senator Kenny filmed footage for a CBC documentary on the tobacco story in Canada to be aired on The Magazine.
On September 7, 1999, the Senate resumed. Senator Kenny also attended a meeting of the Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources Senate Committee on this day.
On September 3, 1999, Senator Kenny met with the Executive Director of the BC Lung Association, Scott McDonald to discuss issues surrounding the national fight against tobacco.
On August 31, 1999, Senator Kenny met with Mr. Charlie Zinkin, Superintendent of Banff National Park to review park issues and the impact of the new "Parks Canada Agency".
On August 23-24, 1999, the Energy Committee met to study Bill C-32, The Canadian Environmental Protection Act and the Banking Committee met to examine Bill C-78, an Act to establish the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, to amend the Public Service Superannuation Act, the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, the Defence Services Pension Continuation Act, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act, the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
On August 19, 1999, Senator Kenny spoke to a group of senior and middle managers at a conference of the Canadian Centre for Management Development which will examine Bill C-71, The Tobacco Act as their case study. On this day, Senator Kenny was also featured in a CBC Radio interview with Julie VanDeusen to talk about the current status of the tobacco issue in Canada.
On August 17, 1999, Senator Kenny met with health groups in Halifax to discuss strategies for addressing youth smoking both in Nova Scotia and nationally.
On August 16-18, 1999, Senator Kenny was in Halifax for the National Liberal Caucus and also had a meeting with the Halifax Lung Association.
From August 8-14, 1999, Senator Kenny participated in the Annual Tour of NATO Parliamentarians which involves members from 15 different countries who have scheduled meetings in Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton and Toronto. Details of the daily events are listed below.
August 14, 1999: The NATO briefings were held at Cold Lake on 4 Wing activities and NATO flying training in Canada.
August 13, 1999: The NATO Parliamentarians had a tour of Canadian Forces Base, Edmonton with a briefing on Land Forces Western Area duties and a tour of Lord Strathcona's Royal Canadian Horse Regiment.
August 12, 1999: Senator Kenny participated in NATO briefings by Paul Meyer, Director-General of the International Security Bureau for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
August 11, 1999: Senator Kenny took part in briefing sessions at the Department of National Defence on Canadian defence policy and on Canadian Forces and NATO.
August 10, 1999: Senator Kenny participated in the NATO Tour meetings at Bombardier Aerospace, Dorval as well as presentations at Bombardier Aerospace, Defence Services, Mirabel.
August 9, 1999: The group of NATO Parliamentarians met with Rear-Admiral Miller, Commander of the the Maritime Forces Atlantic which was followed by a briefing of the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre.
On June 17, 1999 Senator Kenny attended the Annual General Meeting of the British Columbia Lung Association in Vancouver, BC. Senator Kenny was a guest speaker at this event and also attended a meeting of the BC Lung Association's Board Members.
On June 15, 1999, Senator Kenny attended the Annual ALPHA Conference (Association of Local Public Health Agencies) in London, Ontario. Senator Kenny was a guest speaker at this event and his speech, S-13: Then and Now examines Government tobacco policy and progress to date.
Senator Kenny met with the Medical Officer of Health for Toronto on June 14, 1999 in preparation for the ALPHA conference the following day (Association of Local Public Health Agencies).
On June 7, 1999, the Speaker of the Senate came back with his ruling on Senator Kenny's April 27, 1999 Point of Order regarding Rule 91. In the Speaker's speech, he ruled against the Point of Order. This is, however, an issue that Senator Kenny intends to pursue on the grounds that a Senator has a right to attend any meeting of the Senate and this right is frustrated if Senators don't receive adequate notice.
On May 25, 1999 Senator Kenny attended the Conference of the Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentarians in Warsaw, Poland for which he sits on the defence committee. While there, he participated on a tour of the Majadenek Concentration Camp from which stemmed his Op-Ed, "Sovereignty, Morality, and Memories of Hideous Neglect".
Scheduled meeting of the Liberal Caucus on Health Priorities on May 25, 1999 which was established to develop proposals for an alternative that meets the standard established by Bill S-13.
On May 21, 1999, Senator Kenny met with the Medical Officer of Health for Toronto, Dr. Sheila Basrur.
On April 27, 1999, a point of order was raised in the Senate Chamber by Senator Kenny concerning participation by non-members in committee meetings (Rule 91). For Senator Kenny's speech, please refer to his point of order.
On March 17-19, Senator Kenny attended the first ever International Conference on Children and Tobacco in Washington, D.C.
The conference was sponsored by American Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Susan Collins (R-ME), as well as by the American Cancer Society, The American Public Health Association and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Dr. Gro Harlem Brudtland, Director General of the World Health Organization, sponsored the opening ceremonies of the event.
The Bill S-13, the Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act and the continuing challenge of youth and tobacco. (February 1999)
National Non-Smoking Week in Canada is January 18th to 22nd.
"Dead bill won't vanish with a puff of smoke" Column by Hugh Winsor in the December 4th edition of the Globe and Mail
December 2, 1998 News Release Government urged to adopt fight on teen smoking...
Bill S-13 rolled ahead with First Reading in the House of Commons on November 18, 1998.
Immediately following, Government House Leader, the Hon. Don Boudria raised a Point of Order seeking to rule S-13 out of order on the grounds that the bill imposes a tax not a levy.
Bill S-13 sponsor Dr. Carolyn Bennett, M.P. and 12 other MPs responded in favour of S-13, while only 2 MPs spoke against. (Speeches)
"Smoke tax storm looms..." -- read up on the rumblings surrounding Bill S-13 as it forges ahead.
Curious about the Maclean's Magazine Editorial on Bill S-13, the Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act (Aug. 24th Edition)
June 11, 1998 News Release Bill S-13 on the Commons Notice Paper for First Reading after receiving full support in the Senate...
The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act, is on the notice paper for first reading in the Commons after receiving full support in the Senate on June 10, 1998.
On May 13, 1998 the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology completed hearings on Bill S-13. The Committee completed clause by clause consideration of the bill, approving S-13 with only minor technical amendments. An important step in the progress of the bill has now been completed. On May 14 the bill was reported out to the full Senate.
May 11, 1998 News Release: regarding the Senate Social Affairs committee beginning hears on S-13, the Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act, on May 12 and 13.
Hearings begin on Bill S-13, the Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act, on May 12 and 13.
April 21, 1998 News Release: quotes from participants at today's news conference -- over 80 national and local healthcare groups endorse the Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act.
April 20, 1998 Media Advisory regarding Senator Kenny's Press Conference on the national health community's support for Bill S-13, The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act.
Read Senator Kenny's April 14 response to an Ottawa columnist who feels that the Senator's Private Members Bill S-6, to establish a national historic park in the core of downtown Ottawa to commemorate the Persons Case, is a "gimmick". Read on...
April 2, 1998 Media Release on Senate Speaker Gildas Molgat's ruling in support of Bill S-13, The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act.
April 1, 1998 statement on the Health Minister's proposed $100 million fund for arts and sports groups who may lose their tobacco sponsorships.
On March 31, 1998 it was reported in the Globe and Mail that Health Minister Allan Rock was proposing a $100 million fund to assist arts and sports groups who may lose their tobacco sponsorships. Review Senator Kenny's Press Statement as well as relevant articles.
The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act (Bill S-13) was tabled in the Senate on Thursday, February 26, 1998. Now that TIRA has passed First Reading, Second Reading is on the Order Paper for Tuesday, March 17, 1998. You can follow the Bill's progress at the Time Table link...
February 16, 1998 statement on the Federal Government's tax increase on cigarettes and its impact on the "Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act".
On February 13, 1998 the federal government announced that tobacco taxes were increasing as of February 14, 1998. Please visit this link to learn of implications for Senator Kenny's Private Member's Bill "The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act".
Senator Kenny recently visited Eastern Canada from February 2 - 4 to promote his Private Member's Bill, "The Tobacco Industry Responsibility Act". Visit this link to view the bill summary and media coverage to date.
News Release "Senators introduce bill to establish park in honour of 'Persons' Case" -- November 5, 1997