November 26, 2000
Campaigned with Bernie Boudreau who was the Liberal candidate for Dartmouth - Nova Scotia
Visited Kevin Little's Campaign Headquarters, and met with his team. Kevin Little was the liberal candidate for Halifax - Nova Scotia
Visited Bruce Stephen's Campaign Headquarters, and met with his team. Bruce Stephen was the liberal candidate for Sackville, Musquodoboit Valley, Eastern Shore - Nova Scotia.
November 25, 2000
Met with Bill Van Gorder (Lung Association), Allan Hone (Lung Association), Steve Machat (Canadian Cancer Society), Merv Ungurain (NS Dept. of Health), Rob Cunningham (Canadian Cancer Society), and Elaine Shelton (Heart & Stroke) in Nova Scotia - Discussed tobacco control.
Was a guest speaker at the Canadian Cancer Society's - Nova Scotia division's annual general meeting - Discussed Bill S-20, and the importance of a comprehensive tobacco control program, also thanked the Cancer Society for all their hard work.
Met with Geoff Regan, and his team. Geoff Regan is the Member of Parliament for Halifax West - Nova Scotia
The Hamilton Spectator published - "Candidates in agreement on antismoking bill; Aims to protect youth from tobacco".
The Hamilton Spectator published several letters written by a grade six class from St. Raphael School, including a letter sent by their teachers, Judy Anderson and Nancy Henderson.
November 23, 2000
Met with Ms. Bobbe Wood, Heart and Stroke Foundation - Discussed tobacco issues and Bill S-20.
Met with Christina Scheuer, Tobacco Reduction Coordinator Vancouver Region - Discussed Bill S-20
Campaigned with Hedy Fry Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre - British Columbia.
November 22, 2000
Attended a meeting in Vancouver with Barbara Kaminsky (CCS), Dr. Bonham, Tony Hebdem (Heart & Stroke), Scott McDonald (Lung Association), Diane Gillis (Lung Association)- Discussed tobacco issues.
November 17-21, 2000 - Berlin, Germany
Canadian delegate to the 46th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Berlin, Germany.
Elected General Rapporteur of the Defence and Security Committee.
November 16, 2000
The Hamilton Spectator published - "A law to fight youth smoking can save lives".
November 14, 2000
Attended the opening of Hec Clouthier's campaign headquarters, Mr. Clouthier was the liberal candidate for Renfrew, Nipissing & Pembroke - Ontario.
November 13, 2000
Met with Dr. Ian Gemmill - MOH for Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox, and Addington Health Unit.
Campaigned with Peter Milliken Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands- Ontario.
November 12, 2000
Campaigned with Alan Tonks Member of Parliament for York South Weston - Ontario.
November 11, 2000
Participated in Kitchener Waterloo's Remembrance Day Ceremony. Accompanied Karen Redman laying the Federal Government wreath.
Campaigned with Karen Redman Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre - Ontario.
November 10, 2000
Met with Dr. Basrur, Gar Mahood, Ken Kyle, Rob Cunningham and Dr. Cushman - Discussed Bill S-20 and tobacco related issues.
Campaigned with Joe Volpe Member of Parliament for Eglinton Lawrence - Ontario.
November 9, 2000
Met with Alan Tonks Member of Parliament for York South Weston - Ontario.
Campaigned with Judy Sgro Member of Parliament for York West - Ontario.
November 8, 2000
Campaigned with Steve Mahoney Member of Parliament for Mississauga West - Ontario.
The Province (Vancouver) published - "If the threat of angst attacks doesn't stop them, try cancer".
November 1, 2000
Campaigned with Jim Peterson Member of Parliament for Willowdale - Ontario
October 31, 2000
Met with Gar Mahood, Executive Director, Non Smokers' Rights - Discussed Bill S-20 and tobacco related issues
Campaigned with David Collenette Member of Parliament for Don Valley East - Ontario
October 30, 2000
Campaigned with Tony Ianno Member of Parliament for Trinity Spadina - Ontario
Campaigned with John McKay Member of Parliament for Scarborough East - Ontario
Campaigned with Dennis Mills Member of Parliament for Broadview Greenwood - Ontario
October 27, 2000
Met with Dr. Charles Gardner in Brockville. Dr. Gardner expressed his support for Bill S-20, The Tobacco Youth Protection Act. Dr. Gardner is the Medical Officer of Health for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit.
Attended the opening of Joe Jordan's Campaign Headquarters. Joe Jordan is the Member of Parliament for Leeds Grenville - Ontario
October 25, 2000
The Calgary Sun published - "The kids aren't all right"
October 24, 2000
The Dauphin Herald published - "Youth smoking on the rise in Canada".
October 22, 2000
The Edmonton Sun published - "So Much for their 'children's agenda".
The Winnipeg Sun published - "Silver lining in dark Grit cloud".
The Toronto Sun published - "Election holds one Blessing".
October 15, 2000
The Peterborough Examiner published - "Cigarette tax to fund teen smoking fight".
October 9-14, 2000 - Washington & Atlanta
Was part of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, The Environment and Natural Resources. Attended a symposium in Washington, to gain a better understanding of linkages between environment, economy and trade in order to strengthen environmental protection in the region. Symposium sponsored by the Commission for Environmental Co-Operation (CEC).
Electricity Restructuring Meeting - Washington
Met with Richard Glick - Senior Policy Advisor for Electricity and Energy
Met with Kathy Deutsch - Office of Internal Affairs
Met with Kevin Kelly - Director of Policy Tariffs & Rates
Environmental Protection Agency - Washington
Met with John Beale - Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation
Met with Patricia Koshel - Director Western Hemisphere and Bilateral Affairs
Met with Dave Lochbaum - Nuclear Safety Engineer Union of Concerned Scientists.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Atlanta
Met with Joy Dicus - Acting Chairman
Met with Commissioner Jeffrey S. Merrifield and Commissioner Edward McGaffigan
World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO)- Atlanta
Met with William R. Kindley - WANO Director
Met with Ed Hux - WANO Deputy Director
Met with Jim Miller - WANO Legal Counsel
Met with Sig Birg - Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) Executive Vice President.
October 13, 2000
Went to the Atlanta Center for Disease Control, and met with Dr. Terry Pechacek, Director of Science and Lorna English, Acting Deputy Director - to discuss CDC Manual "Best Practices for Tobacco Control".
October 11, 2000
Met with Senator John McCain - Tobacco control issues.
Met with Congressman Doug Bereuter - NATO issues.
The Guardian (PEI) published - "Waging a war against a monstrous enemy Youth Smoking"
October 4, 2000
The Lakeside Leader published - "Youth smoking: who is the enemy?"
The Ignace Driftwood published - "Who is the enemy?".
October 3, 2000
The Sault Star published - "Ottawa ducks smoking fight"
October 2, 2000
The Edmonton Journal published - "Ottawa ducks smoking fight"
October 1, 2000
The Kenora Enterprise published - "Youth smoking: who is the enemy?"
The Calgary Sun published - "Modern tragedy 'stupid'. Onus is on government to pass levy that would help keep kids from getting hooked"
September 23-30, 2000 - Strasbourg, France
Canadian Delegate to the 2000 Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Met with Mr. Donald Johnston, Secretary General of OECD.
Met with Mr. Carlo Azeglio, CIAMPI, President of the Republic of Italy.
Met with Lord Russell-Johnston.
September 27, 2000
The Inverness Oran published - "Youth smoking: who is the enemy?"
The District News published - "Youth smoking: who is the enemy?"
September 26, 2000
The Edmonton Sun published - "Senator's bill could curb teen smoking" by Mindelle Jacobs.
The Georgian published - "Youth smoking: who is the enemy?"
The Globe and Mail published - "Bill a healthy option" by Senator Kenny in response to Eric Reguly's article on September 21, 2000.
The Ottawa Citizen published - "Tobacco bill puts Liberals on edge" by Mark Kennedy.
September 25, 2000
The Edmonton Journal published - "Senator's tobacco-levy bill hands Liberals dilemma" by Mark Kennedy.
The Gazette published - "Senator's bill on tobacco levy embarrassing government" by Mark Kennedy.
The Windsor Star published - "Tobacco dilemma resurfaces" by Mark Kennedy.
September 21, 2000
The Globe and Mail published - "Antismoking bill is bad for all" by Eric Reguly.
September 12, 2000
Met with Mr. Garfield Mahood, Executive Director, Non-Smokers' Rights Association - Tobacco issues.
September 9, 2000
The Chronicle Herald published - "Reasons to quit - Fun in the Air"
September 8, 2000
The Chronicle Herald published - "Poll shows Atlantic smokers willing to back price hike" by Susan LeBlanc.
September 7, 2000
Met with Nycole Turmel, PSAC President and John Gordon, PSAC Vice President - S-20.
September 6, 2000
Met with Pierre Fortier, Vice President of Imperial Tobacco in Montreal, Luc Jobin, Vice President, and Bob Bexon, President of Imperial Tobacco, regarding support for bill S-20.
September 5, 2000
The Globe and Mail published - "Canadians back new levy to curb youth smoking" by Campbell Clark.
August 30, 2000
Met with Charlie Zinkin, regarding parks policy and Bill C-48.
August 29, 2000
Don Fraser of the St. Catherines Standard interviewed Senator Kenny regarding a story on cancer and anti-smoking initiatives.
Met with Ralph Scurfield, President and CEO of Sunshine Village Corporation to discuss national parks.
August 28, 2000
Met with Jake Longmore (ATRA), and Les Hagen (ASH) in Calgary - Youth smoking issues.
Editorial Board meeting with Peter Stockland of the Calgary Herald.
Editorial Board meeting with Roy Clancy, Associate Editor, and Licia Corbella, Editor of the Calgary Sun.
Met with Steve Savidant, President and CEO of Canadian Hunter Exploration LTD - Energy policy.
August 27, 2000
Met with Kent Jesperson, President and CEO of La Jolla Resources Int. - Energy policy.
August 25, 2000
Met with Dr. Gerry Bonham and members of the British Columbia health community in Vancouver to discuss bill S-20.
August 23, 2000
Met with Christina Scheuer in Vancouver regarding Bill S-20.
August 22, 2000
Met with Bobbe Wood, Executive Director of the British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation in Vancouver - Discussed Bill S-20.
Met with Barbara Yaffe of the Vancouver Sun - Tobacco issues.
August 21, 2000
Met with Jack Knox and Dave Obee from the Victoria Times Colonist - Youth smoking issues.
August 9, 2000
Met with Scott McDonald, Executive Director BC Lung Association - Tobacco issues.
Met with Christina Scheuer, Environmental Health - Tobacco control issues.
August 8, 2000
Met with Mr. Steve Hindle, President of PIPSC - Tobacco related issues
August 7, 2000
Met with Mr. Bob Bexon, President of Imperial Tobacco - Youth smoking issues
August 4, 2000
Met with Dr. Cushman discussed Bill S-20
August 2, 2000
Met with Sandro DiCori - Media Relations Consultant and John Garcia - Director, Prevention unit - Cancer Care Ontario. Discussed tobacco issues.
August 1, 2000
Met with Linda Williamson - Toronto Sun
Met with Dr. Sheela Basrur - Toronto Public Health
Met with Lorraine Fry - Non Smokers' Rights Association
Met with Geoff Stevens - Managing Editor, from Maclean's Magazine, Robert Sheppard - Senior Writer, Bob Marshall - Assistant Managing Editor, Health & Environment, Mark Nichols - Senior Writer, Health, Patricia Treble - Chief of Research, and Rima Kar - Assistant to the Editor.
July 27, 2000
Met with Sir Anthony Goodenough, Previous U.K. High Commissioner to Canada.
July 26, 2000
Met with and had dinner with executives of Computing Devices Canada Ltd.
July 25, 2000
Farnborough - more exhibits
Met with Sir Geoffrey Johnson-Smith Treasurer of the NATO Parliamentary Association, House of Commons Westminster.
Met with Society of British Aerospace Companies at Farnborough.
July 24, 2000
Senator Kenny participated in the Canadian delegation accompanying Minister David Collenette to the United Kingdom. The delegation attended the Farnborough Air Show, and visited Canadian exhibits.
Met with Lamint Beaudoin CEO of Bombardier and officials from Bombardier.
Met with John Rose Chairman of Rolls Royce and Officials.
Canadian House reception hosted by Minister for Canadian companies attending the Farnborough show.
July 12, 2000
The Ottawa Sun published Linda Williamson’s editorial "Only in it for the money: The government’s suit against U.S. tobacco companies wasn’t just a waste of taxpayer dollars, it was a waste of time and effort".July 6, 2000
The Toronto Star published "Time to regroup on tobacco front".June 29, 2000
Senate rose and will resume September 19, 2000. Bill S-20 remains in Committee so that the committee can deal with any issues that arise over the summer.June 28, 2000
The Hamilton Spectator published "Canadians desperate to help others quit smoking" by Senator Kenny.June 25-28, 2000
The North Atlantic Assembly’s Committee on Future Security and Defence capabilities met in Paris, France. Senator Kenny attended meetings in as part of his duties as Chair.
June 26, 2000
- Briefing by Mr. Perrin de Brichambault- Director of Strategic Affairs on The Issues of the American National Missile Defense project (NMD).
- Briefing by Gen. Jean Rannou, Chief of Staff, French Air Force on Lessons of the Kosovo Air Campaign for the French Air Force.
- Briefing by Gen. Richard Wozlensky, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Air Force on The operative aspect of the European Defence Policy.
- Mr. Alain Richard, Minister of Defence
June 27, 2000
- Visit to the headquarters of the 2nd Marine Regiment (2nd RIMA) and of the 9th Light Armoured Brigade, equipped with Armoured Combat Vehicles.
- Meeting with Brig. Gen. Pierre de Saqui de Sannes, commander of the 9th Marine Light Armoured Infantry Brigade and former commander of the KFOR Multinational Brigade North (February- may 2000) in Mitrovica.
June 28, 2000
June 20, 2000
- Briefing by Gen. Barrié, Director for Personnel, Army Chief of Staff on Professionalization of the Armed Forces.
- Meeting with Mr. Dominque Moisi (IFRI) on France-NATO relations.
The Montreal Gazette published Senator Kenny’s op-ed "Saving young lungs: Private member’s bill would raise money to fight tobacco addiction".June 17, 2000
The National Post published Barbara Yaffe's column entitled "If tobacco is so bad, why is it legal?"June 15, 2000
The Senate committee received testimony from Ken Kyle, Canadian Cancer Society- National Public Issues office and Lorraine Fry from the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association. Senator Kenny and Senator Nolin also gave testimony. Witness testimony was concluded, but additional testimony may still be heard at the call of the Committee Chair.
The Globe and Mail published Senator Kenny’s op-ed "Can Ottawa butt out? A new bill to stop kids from smoking will test Ottawa’s addiction to tobacco revenue".June 14, 2000
The Vancouver Sun reports, "A breath of fresh air from tobacco giants: Given their past performance, skepticism about why companies support a new cigarette bill is justified. But stopping young people from smoking needs the cooperation of everyone".June 13, 2000
Testimony before Senate committee on behalf of Bill S-20 continued. The first panel included Gar Mahood’s, Non-Smokers’ Rights Association and Dr. Mary Jane Ashley’s, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, evaluation of the Canadian governments efforts to date involving tobacco control and regulation.
The second panel included Dr. Gregory Connolly, Director of the Tobacco Control Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Gregory Oliva, Associate Health Program Advisor at the California Department of Health Services, and Chuck Wolfe former Director of the American Legacy Foundation in Washington, DC. Each of these witnesses gave testimony to the success each of their states (Massachusetts, California and Florida respectively) have had by implementing comprehensive tobacco control programs.June 12, 2000
The Star Phoenix in Saskatoon reports on the committee hearings in "Two tobacco firms back special levy on cigarettes".June 10, 2000
The Gazette reports "Tobacco lends a hand" in Montreal.
La Presse reported, "Le fonds contre le tabagisme chez les jeunes ira de l’avant, croit Nolin".
The Ottawa Citizen's Editorial section featured Senator Kenny’s op-ed "It’s time to stop youth smoking".June 9, 2000
The Globe and Mail featured a front page article by Mark MacKinnon, entitled "Big Tobacco backs down".
The Globe and Mail followed up with a front page column by Hugh Winsor, entitled "The New Age merchants of death."
The Toronto Star reported "2 firms back anti-tobacco youth fund".
The Halifax Chronicle Herald reported "Two tobacco firms support levy".
The Ottawa Citizen reported that "Tobacco companies support funding anti-smoking campaign for youths" by Mark Kennedy.
La Presse reported "Les cigarettiers à la rescousse des…jeunes".
The Calgary Herald printed "Tobacco industry support campaign: Critics suggest company executives can’t be sincerely believed".
The London Free Press reported that "Proposed levy would establish fund to deter youths from smoking: Two tobacco firms support tax".
The Montreal Gazette published "Commons Hearing: Tobacco Execs back no-smoking campaign".
The Star Phoenix in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan reported "Tobacco firms back bill to snuff out teen smoking: Health groups say gesture is insincere, designed to repair image".
The Edmonton Journal featured an article entitled, "Tobacco firms back plan to fight teen smoking with tobacco tax: But health groups say it’s just a way to rebuild image."
The Kingston Whig-Standard reported that "Firms support levy on cigarettes".
The Moncton Times & Transcript reported "Cigarette-makers agree to new fee".June 8, 2000
The first panel of the day included Francis Thompson from the Non-Smokers’ Rights Association and Cynthia Callard from the Physicians for a Smoke-free Canada. They discussed the history of the tobacco problem in Canada.
Tobacco company presidents, Mr. Bob Bexon, Mr. Michel Poirier and Mr. John Barnett testified before the Senate committee. Mr. Bob Bexon, Imperial Tobacco Ltd. and Mr. Michel Poirier, JTI-MacDonald Corp. each expressed unconditional support for Bill S-20 on behalf of their companies.
Panel 3 of the day included a review and evaluation of the previous testimony by Rob Cunningham, Canadian Cancer Society- National Public Issues Office and David Sweanor, Non-Smokers’ Rights Association.June 7, 2000
A Globe and Mail article by Hugh Winsor appeared, called "Tobacco executives face heat in Senate".
The Moncton Westender printed an article by Senator Kenny entitled "Fighting Air Pollution Straight from the Mouth".June 6, 2000
The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment, and Natural Resources began to hear testimony from witnesses on Bill S-20.
The first panel include a discussion of the nature of the problem in Canada by Dr. Roberta Ferrence, Ontario Tobacco Research Unit and Dr. Robert Cushman, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton Health Department.
The second panel discussed the impact on the health community. Witnesses included Dr. Peter Kuling from the Canadian Medical Association and Dr. David Esdaile from the Physicians for a Smoke-free Canada.
Third, the Senate committee listened to testimony surrounding the impact poor funding has on the volunteer groups. Dr. Gerald Bonham testified on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society, Bill Tholl testified on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and Gilles Lépine testified, as a member, on behalf of the Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac.May 26-30, 2000
The NATO Parliamentary Association's spring meeting was held in Budapest, Hungary.
May 27, 2000
- Visit to the SFOR base at Taszar
- Senator Kenny met with Mr. Arpad Goncz, President of the Republic of Hungary
- Committee meetings
- Senator Kenny met with Mr. Janos Ader, Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly
May 28, 2000
- Meeting of the Defence and Security Committee
May 29, 2000
May 9, 2000
- The meeting concluded with visits to Esztergom and Visegrad
The Tobacco Youth Protection Act: Senator Kenny gave 2nd reading of Bill S-20, and it was moved into committee.April 26-28, 2000
The Committee on the Future Security and Defence Capabilities of the NATO Parliamenary Association met in London, England.
April 26, 2000
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office briefing on ESDI
- Briefings at the Royal United Services Institute
- NATO's Strategic Concepts- East/West and North/South presented by Dr. Claire Spencer, Senior Research Fellow and Colonel Phil Wilkinson, Senior Research Fellow
- Britain and ESDI by Jane M.O. Sharp, Senior Research Fellow
- Lessons from Kosovo and Bosnia by Dr. Susan Woodward, Senior Research Fellow
- Britain and Ballistic Missile Defence by Ken Aldred, Senior Associate Research Fellow
- British Defence Policy and SDR by Professor Michael Clarke
April 27, 2000
- Briefings at the Ministry of Defence on UK views on European Defence, UK views on ballistic missile defence and on Kosovo Lessons learned.
April 28, 2000
April 6, 2000
- Visit to Defence Evaluation and Research Agency for briefings and observations.
The Toronto Sun published an article by Linda Williamson entitled, "Senator’s Not Blowing Smoke".
April 5, 2000
Senate: Senator Kenny introduced the The Tobacco Youth Protection Act in the Senate and was assigned the number Bill S-20. The bill received first reading.
(Second reading: May 9, 2000; Moved to Committee: May 9, 2000).
Press Conference: Senator Kenny held a press conference in the Charles Lynch Room to announce the introduction of the Tobacco Youth Protection Act. Senator Colin Kenny, Senator Pierre Claude Nolin, Garfield Mahood, Non-Smokers’ Rights Association, Dr. Robert Cushman, Medical Officer of Health for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton Health Department and Ken Kyle, Canadian Cancer Society all spoke on behalf of the Tobacco Youth Protection Act.March 31, 2000
Montreal, Quebec: Senator Kenny met with Louis Gauvin and Heidi Rathjen from the Coalition québécoise pour le contrôle du tabac, Francois Damphousse from Non-Smokers’ Rights Association, Denis Coté, Info-tabac, Mario Bujold, Conseil québécois sur le tabac et la santé and Suzanne Lemire from the Canadian Cancer Society- Quebec Division to review support for the bill Quebec.March 27, 2000
Halifax, Nova Scotia : Representatives from the Lung Association of Nova Scotia, Bill Van Gorder, Allan Hone and Philippa Harrison along with Kevin Ryan from Health Canada, Sharon Avery from Phoenix Youth Programs and Chris Goguen from Glaxo-Wellcome met with Senator Kenny to discuss the local tobacco strategies.
The Charlottetown Guardian's editorial board met with Senator Kenny in Charlottetown to discuss his draft tobacco legislation.
Charlottetown, PEI : Representatives from the Lung Association of PEI, Vicki Bryanton, Canadian Cancer Society- PEI Division, Vicki Francis and Adele MacDonald; from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of PEI met with Senator Kenny to discuss his draft tobacco legislation. The Senator received updates and feedback from the meeting’s participants.
March 23, 2000
Vancouver, British Columbia: Representatives from the Canadian Cancer Society -- BC Division, BC Lung Association, Environmental Health Office, and Dr. Fred Bass met with Senator Kenny to discuss anti-tobacco initiatives, the tobacco legislation, and update the Senator on local tobacco strategies.
Canadian Cancer Society -- BC Division's regional Presidents and Managers met with Senator Kenny to discuss regional anti-tobacco strategies in British Columbia.
Airspace met with Senator Kenny to receive a briefing about the tobacco legislation and give feedback to the Senator.
March 22, 2000
Vancouver, British Columbia: The Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon met with Senator Kenny to discuss anti-tobacco initiatives.
The BC Lung Association met with Senator Kenny to discuss anti-tobacco initiatives.
The Junior League of Vancouver met with Senator Kenny to give feedback about the tobacco bill.
March 21, 2000
Members of the Alberta Tobacco Reduction Alliance (ATRA), Calgary Tobacco Reduction Action Coalition (CTRAC), Canadian Cancer Society -- Alberta Division, and the Calgary Regional Health Authority met with Senator Kenny to discuss anti-tobacco initiatives in Alberta.
February 28, 2000
Calgary, Alberta: Senator Kenny met with Gerry Hall of the Lung Association, and Les Hagen from Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) to discuss fundraising initiatives.
Jake Longmore, and members from the Alberta Tobacco Reduction Alliance met with Senator Kenny to discuss a tobacco strategy for the province. The meeting included Les Hagen from ASH, Liz Friesen from Cancer, Jennifer Duncan from Cancer, Gerry Hall from Lung, and Cathy Price from the Calgary Regional Health Authority.
The Calgary Sun's editorial board met with Senator Kenny to discuss recent tobacco initiatives and new legislation.
Senator Kenny attended the "2000 North American Natural Gas Conference and Calgary GasExpo 2000" at the Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta.
February 26, 2000
Toronto, Ontario: The Ontario Lung Association met with Senator Kenny and received a briefing on the new tobacco bill.
February 25, 2000
Toronto, Ontario: Buzz Hargrove, President of Canadian Auto Workers met with Senator Kenny regarding CAW's position on new tobacco initiatives.
Michael Perley, Director of the Ontario Campaign for Action of Tobacco (OCAT) met with Senator Kenny to discuss recent progress in tobacco control initiatives.
Leslie MacKinnon of the CBC met with Senator Kenny at CBC headquarters in Toronto, to receive a briefing on new tobacco legislation.
Dr. Sheela Basrur, Medical Officer of Health for Toronto and representatives from the public health department met with Senator Kenny to receive a briefing regarding new tobacco legislation.
February 23, 2000
Manon Cornellier from Le Devoir interviewed Senator Kenny to discuss tax policy.
Dr. David Esdaile, Vice-President for Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada, met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco initiatives and receive feedback about Senator Kenny's new tobacco bill.
February 22, 2000
The Ottawa Sun published an article by Linda Williamson that originally appeared in the Toronto Sun, entitled, "Private Bill Puts Rock to Shame."
February 21, 2000
Blair Dickerson, representative of the Canadian Brewers Association, met with Senator Kenny to discuss programs to educate young people on the use of alcohol.
Debbie McCulloch and Lisa Sullivan of the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Health Department met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco control and legislation.
February 17, 2000
Dr. Douglas Bland of Queen's University met with Senator Kenny to discuss the state of the Canadian Armed Forces and about the possibility of establishing a Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Security.
The Moncton Times and Transcript published an article written by Senator Kenny, called, "Paltry Sum for a War."
February 16, 2000
Dr. Robert Cushman, Medical Officer of Health for Ottawa-Carleton met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco control and legislation.
February 13, 2000
The Vancouver Province published an article mentioning Senator Kenny's anti-tobacco initiatives called, "Talk About Poor Taste." The article mentions that current spending on anti-tobacco campaigns looks small compared to what tobacco companies spend on advertising.
February 11, 2000
Linda Williamson of the Toronto Sun met with Senator Kenny to discuss aspects of tobacco control and possible new tobacco legislation.
Carol Goar of the Toronto Star met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco control issues and new tobacco legislation.
February 10, 2000
Toronto, Ontario: Senator Kenny met with representatives from the Canadian Cancer Society -- Ontario Division in Toronto to discuss and receive feedback about ways to improve the new tobacco legislation. The meeting included Diane Finkle, Senior Advisor, Penny Thomsen, Executive Director, Bill Barley, Senior Volunteer for the Region of Toronto, Fran Walsh, Regional Director, and Sandy Lubin, Program Consultant.
Canadian Cancer Care met with Senator Kenny to discuss ways to improve the new tobacco legislation in Toronto. The group included John Garcia, Sandro DiCori (Media Relations Consultant), Kristen Jenkins, and John MacNaughton. There were also representatives from the Ministry of Health, including Dorothy Leranger, Director, Mardy Kurdos Burton, Executive Director, and JoAnne Bergen, Manager of Tobacco Strategy.
Non-Smokers' Rights Association: Senator Kenny met with Gar Mahood, Executive Director of NSRA in Toronto to discuss the new tobacco legislation.
Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco (OCAT): Members from OCAT met with Senator Kenny to discuss ways to improve the new tobacco legislation. The meeting included Michael Perley, Director, Dr. Ted Broadway, Executive Director, Health Policy, Carol Jacobson, Director of Health Policy, Penny Thomsen, Executive Director of the Canadian Cancer Society -- Ontario Division, Diane Finkle, Senior Advisor -- CCS, Mary Lewis, Manager of Government Relations -- Heart and Stroke, Diane Black, Gar Mahood, Executive Director of NSRA, Helen Ghent, Rosemary Coluzzi, Public Relations -- Lung Association, Ross Reid, Director of the Lung Association, John Garcia, Canadian Cancer Care, and Margretha Gonsalvez, OCAT.
February 8, 2000
Long Beach, California: Senator Kenny visited a Boeing C-17 factory, and received a tour of the plant, along with a briefing on C-17 transport aircraft.
RAND Corporation: In the afternoon, Senator Kenny visited the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA and listened to an overview on NATO enlargement, integration and challenges by Greg Treverton and Jeff Issackson, both Vice-Presidents with the RAND Corporation. Additional topics of discussion included "National Missile Defence and the Alliance," and "Defence Logistics and Logistics Reform: Funding Future Forces."
February 7, 2000
San Diego Naval Air Station: Senator Kenny toured a naval air craft carrier and received briefings from Rear Admiral Hart, Commander Cruiser Destroyer I, and by Captain Kelly, Commanding Officer Aircraft Carrier, USS Constellation. The briefing related to the role of the US Navy in power projection and sustainment.
Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base: In the afternoon, Senator Kenny was briefed by Marine Corps Lieutenant-Gen. Knutson on how the Marine Corps prepares for expeditionary missions requiring rapid deployment. Senator Kenny also observed special operation training group exercises.
February 5, 2000
Los Angeles, California: Joseph Wambold, Vice-President Nuclear Business Planning, met with Senator Kenny at Southern California's Edison to discuss the treatment of nuclear power plants as "stranded assets" under the restructuring of the California electricity sector.
February 4, 2000
Washington, D.C.: Senator Kenny attended a roundtable discussion on "European Defence: Is the Alliance Pulling Apart." The meeting was organized by Jeff Gedmin, Executive Director, New Atlantic Initiative.
Senator Kenny attended a briefing by members of the Rumsfeld Commission on Missile Defence on the subject of "Missile Defence: Threat, assessment, technology and policy." The speakers included William Schneider, former Under Secretary of State, and William Graham, former Science Adviser to the President.
A round table discussion was held on the subject of Alliance politics and policy. The topic was "Missile Defence and the Allies."
Senator Kenny participated in the ensuing luncheon discussion on the subject of "European Defence: Real Consequences for the Alliance."
In the afternoon, Senator Kenny attended a briefing at the Brookings Institution on NATO burden-sharing and the future of the military co-operation within the alliance. The briefers included Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow of Foreign Policy Studies, Phil Gordon, Director, Center of the United States and France, and Ivo Daalder, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies.
February 3, 2000
Pentagon, Department of Defense: Senator Kenny met with James Bodner, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Policy, Ted Warner, Assistant Secretary for Strategy and Reduction, General Joseph Ralston, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff (and incoming Supreme Allied Commander, Europe), and Lisa Bronson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European/NATO Affairs.
Luncheon hosted by Lisa Bronson, Deputy Assistant for European/NATO Affairs, with Senator Kenny, General Ralston and country directors and assistants from European and NATO policy offices.
Department of State: Senator Kenny attended a meeting with Avis Bohlen, office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control, Bob Simmons, office of the Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Strobe Talbot, Deputy Secretary of State, and Dan Hamilton, Associate Director for the Office of Policy Planning.
February 2, 2000
White House, Washington, D.C.: Senator Kenny attended a briefing with the National Security Council on major issues in alliance defence policy. The briefers were James Steinberg, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Anthony Blinken, Senior Director for European Affairs, and Hoyt Yee, Director for European Affairs.
Congressional Budget Office: Senator Kenny attended a briefing on "The Effect of Peace Operations on Military Readiness." Lauri Zeman, Principal Analyst was the speaker.
Senator Kenny attended a luncheon hosted by Senator William V. Roth, Head of the Senate Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Association, and Rep. Doug Bereuter, Head of House of Representatives Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Association.
Senator Kenny met with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The hosts included Sen. Gordon Smith, Chairman of the Senate European Affairs Subcommittee, and Sen. Joseph Biden, ranking Democratic Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The Congressional Research Service held a briefing with Senator Kenny. Paul Gallis, the Section Head for Europe, Middle East, Africa, presented a briefing on "ESDI and NATO's New Missions." Karen Donfried, Analyst, presented on "The United States and the EU's CFSP." Stuart Goldman, Analyst, presented on "Russia's Future."
February 1, 2000
Washington, D.C.: Senator Kenny met with the Environmental Protection Agency, including Jacob E. Moss from the Office of Air and Radiation, Carey E. Fitzmaurice from the Office of Policy Analysis and Review, Peter T. Lidiak from the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and Donald Zinger, Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality.
Senator Kenny attended a briefing at the Canadian Embassy with Rob MacIntosh, Counsellor of the Environment and Fishery, John Allen, Head of the Political Section, Peter Bates, Defence Liaison Official at the Embassy, Ambassador Chretien, and Rebecca Stansfield with the US Public Interest Research Group (Air Quality Issues).
January 28, 2000
Saint John, New Brunswick: Senator Kenny met with a group of health professionals in the offices of the Canadian Cancer Society. Senator Kenny sought feedback from health professionals and received suggestions on how to improve the bill. The group included representatives from Ridgewood Addiction Services, Canadian Cancer Society, the Lung Association of New Brunswick, and the New Brunswick Coalition for a Smoke-Free Generation.
The Halifax Chronicle Herald published an article by Clare Mellor entitled, "Senator brings anti-smoking bill to town; Proposal would put a 50-cent levy on each carton of smokes." The article was very helpful in terms of raising awareness in Nova Scotia about Senator Kenny's renewed tobacco efforts. However, Senator Kenny's new proposal calls for a levy of $1.50 per carton.
January 27, 2000
Halifax, Nova Scotia: The Nova Scotia Lung Association organized a meeting with Senator Kenny in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The group met to review the bill and discuss possible improvements his new anti-tobacco legislation. Aside from the Lung Association, the group of health professionals included IWK Grace Health Centre, Nova Scotia Department of Health, Smoke-Free Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Department of Health -- Tobacco Control Unit, Canadian Cancer Society -- Nova Scotia Division, Medical Society of Nova Scotia, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
The Halifax Chronicle Herald editorial board met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco control initiatives and his new tobacco legislation.
January 26, 2000
Meetings were arranged with the Honourable Mildred Dover (Minister of Health for Prince Edward Island), the editorial board of the Charlottetown Guardian, and a group of health professionals in P.E.I. Unfortunately, weather conditions caused the cancellation of the flight from Newfoundland to P.E.I, and the aircraft was rerouted to Ottawa after attempting to land in Halifax and Montreal. A subsequent attempt to reach P.E.I. the following morning was quelled by a weather delay and subsequent engine problems.
These meetings are to be rescheduled at a later date.
January 25, 2000
St. John's, Newfoundland: Jim Brown interviewed Senator Kenny on the CBC radio morning show at 10:00 a.m. They discussed the subject of tobacco control and kids.
The Alliance for the Control of Tobacco (ACT) met with Senator Kenny at the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association Headquarters in St. John's, Newfoundland. The meeting included health professionals from St. John's Community Health and Services, Canadian Cancer Society -- Newfoundland and Labrador Division, Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador -- Environment and Health department. The discussion centred on the legislation, and Senator Kenny received suggestions on how to improve the bill.
Brian Callahan, a reporter with the St. John's Evening Telegram, met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco control, smuggling, and the proposed legislation.
CBC television's St.John's Evening News interviewed Senator Kenny regarding his consultations within the local health community.
Miller Ayer, publisher of the St. John's Evening Telegram, met with Senator Kenny, on the subject of the new legislation, tobacco control, and recent government initiatives.
The Premier of Newfoundland, Brian Tobin, met with Senator Kenny to discuss the new bill, tobacco control in Newfoundland and Labrador, and the province's plans to commence litigation against the tobacco companies.
January 24, 2000
CFRA host John Bejermi interviewed Senator Kenny in Ottawa about the new bill, and the arms length foundation that would fund youth anti-smoking initiatives as a result of a levy on cigarettes.
January 23, 2000
Dimanche Magazine program aired on French CBC radio, channel 95.1 FM Radio Canada, commenting on Senator Kenny's initiatives.
The Edmonton Sun published Mindelle Jacobs' article entitled, "Shock Packaging is the Right Move." The article supports Senator Kenny's new bill in conjunction with Health Minister Allan Rock's new cigarette package labels.
January 22, 2000
The Calgary Herald published an editorial supporting Senator Kenny's new bill in an opinion piece entitled, "Keep at it: In Stopping Kids From Smoking, There Are No Quick Fixes."
January 20, 2000
The National Coalition for Action on Tobacco (NCAT) met with Senator Kenny to discuss tobacco strategies. They discussed Senator Kenny's proposed anti-tobacco initiatives and he received feedback about his proposal.
The Calgary Herald published the opinion piece by Barbara Yaffe, first printed in the Vancouver Sun, entitled, "Smoking bill should interest health minister: Senator Colin Kenny knows he must still get the endorsement of the Liberal establishment."
Chantal Lavigne interviewed Senator Kenny for Dimanche Magazine on French CBC Radio, channel 95.1 FM Radio Canada. The discussion pertained to the different approaches adopted by Senator Colin Kenny and Health Minister Allan Rock regarding tobacco control initiatives.
January 18, 2000
The Vancouver Sun published an editorial by Barbara Yaffe about Senator Kenny's new anti-tobacco bill in light of Health Minister Allan Rock's anti-tobacco initiatives. The editorial is entitled, "He'll huff, but won't puff, to blow back the smoking lobby: Senator Colin Kenny won't give up his crusade to convince the youth of Canada not to adopt tobacco's killer habit."
The Edmonton Journal also published Barbara Yaffe's editorial, entitled, "Rock looks soft on smoking: Tenacious Liberal Senator puts Health Minister on the spot."
Edmonton Sun reporter Mindelle Jacobs interviewed Senator Kenny for an opinion piece about the Senator's new anti-tobacco bill and Health Minister Allan Rock's new graphic packaging initiative.
January 17, 2000
Calgary, Alberta: Senator Kenny consulted with members of the Calgary Tobacco Reduction Action Coalition, the Calgary Regional Health Authority, as well as representatives from Capital Health, Planning Strategies Group Ltd, Canadian Cancer Society -- Alberta/Northwest Territories Division, Alberta Tobacco Reduction Alliance (ATRA), Rainbow Investigations, and Action for Smoking and Health (ASH). Representatives suggested ways to improve Senator Kenny's bill.
Members of the Calgary Herald editorial board met with Senator Kenny to discuss the principal features of the new anti-tobacco bill.
Members of the group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) and the Alberta Lung Association consulted with Senator Kenny to propose a quit-line, whereby callers could register their views on tobacco issues for a fee of $5 dollars, and the money generated could be a source of funding for the bill. The project is currently in the proposal stage.
The Victoria Times Colonist published an article about Senator Kenny's new anti-tobacco bill, entitled, "Curb Smokers while Young: Cigarette Levy could provide assured funding for education campaigns."
January 16, 2000
The Vancouver Province published an article about Senator Kenny's visit to Vancouver to consult with health groups about his new bill, and the kick-off of National Non-Smoking Week. The article is entitled, "Too Gross for Kids? Health Minister defends decision to showcase dark side of smoking with graphic magazine."
January 15, 2000
Calgary, Alberta: The Alberta Lung Association's Annual General Meeting was held at the Westin Hotel. Senator Kenny delivered the keynote address and the theme of the meeting was "Young Lungs: Achieving a Lifetime of Wellness."
As part of the Alberta Lung Association's annual general meeting, Senator Kenny participated in an open forum entitled, "Clean Air and Tobacco Free -- A Child's Right?" The guest panel also included Professor Tang Lee from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, and Aaron Martin, a lawyer with Duffey, Best, and Blackson.
January 14, 2000
Vancouver, BC: The Canadian Cancer Society -- British Columbia and Yukon Division and the BC Cancer Agency's Coordinating Committee met with Senator Kenny. Senator Kenny sought feedback from the group of health professionals on how to improve the anti-tobacco legislation.
The Vancouver Province editorial board met with Senator Kenny in Vancouver to discuss the new anti-tobacco bill he is drafting to replace S-13.
Dr. Gerry Bonham, Chief Volunteer Coordinator for the Canadian Cancer Society for the British Columbia and Yukon Division, met with Senator Kenny in Vancouver to discuss the fundamental features of the new bill. Dr. Bonham gave Senator Kenny suggestions for ways to improve the bill.
Scott McDonald, Executive Director of the British Columbia Lung Association, and other staff members met with Senator Kenny to discuss the new anti-tobacco bill. Senator Kenny received feedback and advice for improving the bill.
January 13, 2000
Victoria, BC: Senator Kenny met with the editorial board of the Victoria Times Colonist to discuss the new anti-tobacco bill he is drafting to replace S-13.
Dr. Richard Stanwick, the Medical Officer of Health for Victoria, BC, met with Senator Kenny to consult on the new anti-tobacco bill, and receive feedback about ways to improve the piece of legislation. Other health professionals included representatives from the Capital Health Region, and the Ministry of Health.
Barbara Yaffe met with Senator Kenny for an interview at the Vancouver Sun to discuss the new anti-tobacco legislation to replace S-13. Her column appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Calgary Herald, and the Edmonton Journal.
The Clean Air Coalition of BC and the Workers' Compensation Board in Vancouver met with Senator Kenny to discuss the WCB's anti-tobacco initiative, and determine ways to improve the Senator's new anti-tobacco bill.
January 12, 2000
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Senator Kenny met with a wide range of health professionals and private citizens at the Cancer Patient Lodge to discuss replacement anti-tobacco legislation for S-13, and receive input on how to improve the bill. The meeting included representatives from the Sasakatoon District Health Board, Saskatoon Medical Officer of Health, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon People for Smoke-Free Places, Saskatchewan Medical Association, Saskatchewan Lung Association, and Canadian Cancer Society -- Saskatchewan Division.
January 11, 2000
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Charles Adler from CJOB radio interviewed Senator Kenny, and participated in a call-in show.
St. Boniface Medical Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba: Senator Kenny consulted with health professionals, including representatives from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, Canadian Cancer Society -- Manitoba Division, Manitoba Lung Association, Alliance for the Prevention of Chronic Disease, Health Canada, Council for a Tobacco-Free Manitoba, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, and Changemakers. The purpose of the meeting was to get feedback about how the bill should be drafted, and to determine what suggestions people had to improve the bill.
January 10, 2000
Winnipeg, Manitoba: Senator Kenny met with Dr. Mark Taylor, President of Physicians for a Smoke-Free Canada to discuss replacement legislation for S-13, and receive feedback on ways to improve the bill.