Canada, Senate Debates, “Statement by Premier of Saskatchewan”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (29 October 1980)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1980 at 1015-1016.
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SENATE DEBATES — October 29, 1980
THE CONSTITUTION DEBATE
STATEMENT BY PREMIER OF SASKATCHEWAN
Honl Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I have an answer to the question asked by Senator Roblin on October 28 regarding the governrnent’s response to Premier Blakeney’s concerns about the constitutional package.
The Right Honourable the Prime Minister will be speaking in Regina this evening and meeting personally with Premier Blakeney tomorrow. He will respond to Mr. Blakeney’s concerns at that time.
PROCEDURE RESPECTING REPORT OF PROPOSED SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE
Hon. Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I have a delayed answer to the question asked by Senator Flynn on October 28, concerning sending a Joint Address to Her Majesty the Queen.
The government will indicate before debate on the third stage what its view is as to whether the committee report is adequate to be sent to Her Majesty the Queen as the final resolution for a Joint Address.
Honourable senators, I have a delayed answer to the question asked by Senator Roblin on October 28, concerning a possible Committee of the Whole stage in the Senate.
The government is open-minded on this issue, but the honourable senator should bear in mind that we can’t have a clause by clause study actually amending the motion because each amendment would have to have the approval of the other place before it could be sent back to the committee.
May I add, however, that, as I stated yesterday, it is possible for suggestions for changes or the proposed amendments to be brought forward in the Senate, and, if the Senate approves,
there is the possibility of referring the report back to a reconstituted committee.