Canada, Senate Debates, “Emergencies Bill”, 33rd Parl, 2nd Sess (24 May 1988)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 33rd Parl, 2nd Sess, 1988 at 3468-3469.
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REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
On the Order:
Resuming the debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Kelly, seconded by the Honourable Senator Nurgitz, that the Bill C-77, An Act to authorize the taking of special temporary measures to ensure safety and security during national emergencies and to amend other Acts in consequence thereof, be referred to the Special Committee of the Senate on National Defence.-(Honourable Senator Frith).
Hon. Royce Frith (Deputy Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, I have received a letter from Senator Kelly, and I believe a copy was sent to Senator Doody.
Hon. C. William Doody (Deputy Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, in all modesty, I have to say that it is the other way round.
Senator Frith: That is only as it should be. He should have sent it to his deputy leader first.
The effect of his letter is that this bill should be referred to a Senate Committee of the Whole. If so, with consent, we can amend the motion accordingly and have it passed.
Senator Doody: Honourable senators, we have no problem with that. A time has been tentatively set for Wednesday, May 31. That time has to be confirmed with the minister’s office, but I understand that he and his officials have agreed to attend on us at that time. If that is agreeable, there will be a Committee of the Whole on this particular bill at that time.
The Hon. the Speaker: It is moved by the Honourable Senator Doody, for Senator Kelly, seconded by the Honourable Senator Frith:
That Bill C-77, An Act to authorize the taking of special temporary measures to ensure safety and security during national emergencies and to amend other Acts in consequence thereof, be referred to a Committee of the Whole on Wednesday next.
Is it your pleasure, honourable senators, to adopt the motion?
Senator Frith: Since a date has not been agreed to, perhaps we can just refer it to a Committee of the Whole. Then the Committee of the Whole can be set up to meet the minister’s schedule.
The Hon. the Speaker: Is it your pleasure, honourable senators, to adopt the motion that it be referred to a Committee of the Whole?
Hon. Senators: Agreed.
Motion agreed to.