Canada, Senate Debates, “Motion for an Address to Her Majesty the Queen—Motion in Amendment—Order Stands”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (14 April 1981)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 2292.
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SENATE DEBATES — April 14, 1981
MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN— MOTION IN AMENDMENT—ORDER STANDS
On the Order:
Resuming the debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Perrault, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Frith:
That an Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen respecting the Constitution of Canada; and
On the motion in amendment thereto of the Honourable Senator Yuzyk, seconded by the Honourable Senator Tremblay, that the motion be amended in Schedule B of the resolution by inserting immediately after Clause 28 the following:
“28.1 Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms set out herein are guaranteed equally to men and women.”—(Honourable Senator Lang).
Hon. Royce Frith (Deputy Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, the last time this order was called I asked, at Senator Lang’s request, that it stand in his name. Since then, by reason of the motion, notice of which I gave earlier today, I felt that Senator Lang would want to know that we would probably not be proceeding with this item this week, but that an opportunity to discuss it would arise later on the assumption that a house order of the nature that I gave notice of earlier would be adopted. Therefore, by arrangement with Senator Lang, I would ask that this item stand in my name, pursuant to an agreement between Senator Lang and myself.
Hon. Senators: Agreed.