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

Recent Articles

Marijuana hurts kids, and C-45 is a toxic bill, says Sen. Unger

Re: “Sen. Unger relies on incomplete representation to argue her case against marijuana legalization,” (The Hill Times, Jan. 8, p. 8), “Sen. Unger’s got it wrong on marijuana legalization,” (The Hill Times, Jan. 24, p. 8). The Trudeau government has tabled Bill C-45, which, if passed, will legalize the sale and distribution of marijuana and—incredibly—make […]

Senate proposal would force companies to set diversity targets for boards of directors

Only 14 per cent of board seats are occupied by women, according to securities regulator By John Paul Tasker, CBC News Posted: Jan 31, 2018 In an effort to bolster the number of women, Indigenous people and racial minorities sitting on corporate boards, a group of senators is poised to amend government legislation that would force companies to set internal diversity […]

Changes to our national anthem should have been put to a referendum

Statement on Bill C-210: An Act to Amend the National Anthem Act “Proposed changes to our national anthem should have been put to Canadians in a referendum” OTTAWA, February 5, 2018 Last week, “independent” senators used a “guillotine motion” to ram through Bill C-210, changing Canada’s national anthem. In her speech opposing this motion, Senator […]

Canada passes bill to make national anthem lyrics gender neutral

By Chantal Da Silva on 2/1/18  |  NEWSWEEK http://www.newsweek.com/canada-passes-bill-make-national-anthem-lyrics-gender-neutral-797150 Canadian lawmakers have passed a bill to make the country’s national anthem gender neutral. Instead of “In all thy sons command,” the anthem’s lyrics will soon be rewritten to read: “In all of us command.” Senators voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing the lyrics of “O Canada” to […]

Marijuana addiction is real, and teenage users are most at risk

In the rush to legalize marijuana in Canada, medical experts are warning about weed’s alarming side, particularly for younger users MACLEANS | Joe Castaldo | January 15, 2018 Sean Savoie first smoked marijuana around the age of 14 when, behind a gas station, a friend handed him a pop can fashioned into a bong. He […]