Canada, Senate Debates, “Report of Committee Entitled “Certain Aspects of the Canadian Constitution”—Inquiry Stands”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (10 December 1980)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 1430.
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SENATE DEBATES — December 10, 1980
LEGAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ENTITLED “CERTAIN ASPECTS OF THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION”—INQUIRY STANDS
On the Inquiry of Senator Lamontagne:
That he will call the attention of the Senate to the Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs entitled: “Certain Aspects of the Canadian Constitution”, tabled in the Senate on 26th November, 1980.
Hon. Royce Frith (Deputy Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, as mentioned yesterday, we hope to have Senator Lamontagne proceed with his speech on this inquiry tomorrow, possibly before the Question Period so that the members of the Special Joint Committee on the Constitution can hear his speech—if the Senate decides tomorrow that that is the course of action that should be adopted.
Hon. Lowell Murray: On that point, honourable senators, we have come to this kind of accommodation in the past, and, as the Deputy Leader of the Government will recall, certain problems arose at those times.
I would just like to make the point that if we are going to postpone Question Period until later in order to hear Senator Lamontagne, arrangements should be made for the ministers to be present during the Question Period.
Senator Frith: I agree.
The Senate adjourned until tomorrow at 2 p.m.