Canada, Senate Debates, “Motion for an Address to Her Majesty the Queen—Negotiations Re Procedure in House of Commons”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (7 April 1981)
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Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 2245.
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SENATE DEBATES — April 7, 1981
MOTION FOR AN ADDRESS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN— NEGOTIATIONS RE PROCEDURE IN HOUSE OF COMMONS
Hon. Peter Bosa: Honourable senators, I have a question for the Deputy Leader of the Government. Is he in a position to inform the members of this chamber as to whether, at the meeting that took place this afternoon in the other place among the house leaders, any progress was made towards relieving the procedural impasse regarding the Constitution?
An Hon. Senator: You are late.
Hon. Royce Frith (Deputy Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, I was in the gallery in the other place when the first meeting was called, and I was there when the bells rang. Mr. Pinard, Mr. Baker and Mr. Knowles all said that they were making real progress and that they were going to meet again this evening. The Leader of the Government has been in communication with them this evening, so he can tell us whether they are continuing to make progress.
Hon. Raymond J. Perrault (Leader of the Government): Honourable senators, a few minutes ago I had a telephone call from the Honourable Yvon Pinard, and we discussed the situation. I can report that there were friendly and constructive meetings held today. No final arrangements have been made, but the talks have been useful and constructive.
Senator Asselin: It is a retreat.