September 29, 2014
We should expect a busy fall session. As you know, an important milestone was reached during the last session, as Bill S-205 was referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Official Languages for study.
The Committee should begin its study of the Bill soon. I expect a serious debate and hope that my colleagues and the government will demonstrate a sense of openness and understanding. I believe more than ever that we must modernize part IV of the Official Languages Act, to ensure that it correctly reflects the new image of Canada.
As a member of the Senate Standing Commmittees on Social Affairs and National Finance, I also continue to study the Bills brought forth by the government and other members of Parliament.
As usual, I will keep you informed of all new developments via my website. I would also like to hear your thoughts. What issues do you find most important this Fall?
Maria Chaput, senator