Hon. Betty E. Unger is an Alberta Senator, elected by Albertans
and appointed by former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Recent Articles

Non-affiliated not equal to more effective: My response to Senator Black’s decision to leave Conservative caucus

Alberta Senator Doug Black’s recent announcement that he has left the Conservative caucus to sit as a non-affiliated Senator is both disappointing and misleading. It implies that Senators who remain members of a political caucus are less effective Senators. Nothing could be further from the truth. Being a member of the Conservative caucus provides me […]

Taking the Wrong Road: Marijuana and Lung Health

The American Lung Association is concerned about the health impacts of marijuana use, especially on lung health. We caution the public against smoking marijuana because of the risks it poses to lung health. Scientists are researching marijuana, and the American Lung Association encourages continued research into the health effects of marijuana use, especially on lung […]


Taking the Wrong Road: Facts About Marijuana Smoking

Canadian Lung Association FACTS ABOUT SMOKING MARIJUANA Despite what some people may say, marijuana is not harmless. Marijuana smoke contains over 400 chemicals; many of these are the same harmful chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Using marijuana can harm your lungs. It can also increase your risk for these diseases: Chronic cough Recurring lung infections […]

Final Senate Vote on Bill C-14: Medical Assistance in Dying

The Hon. the Speaker: Honourable senators, the motion is as follows: That the Senate concur in the amendments made by the House of Commons to its amendments 2(c)(i) and 3 to Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying); That the Senate […]

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Bill C-14: I cannot support this legislation

Honourable Senators, I stand here today as but one voice in this Chamber. My voice is not as loud or as strong as others in this House. Yet behind me stand many, by the thousands, who wish their voices could be heard. I am honoured to be speaking on their behalf. And today, I hope […]