Canada, Senate Debates, “Resolution for an Address—Voting Procedure in Senate”, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess (19 February 1981)
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, Senate Debates, 32nd Parl, 1st Sess, 1981 at 1769.
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SENATE DEBATES — February 19, 1981
RESOLUTION FOR ADDRESS- VOTING PROCEDURE IN SENATE
Hon. Jacques Flynn (Leader of the Opposition): Honourable senators, due to the regrettable absence of the Leader of the Government, I have a question for the Deputy Leader of the Government.
Hon. H. A. Olson (Minister of State for Economic Development): He is on government business.
Senator Flynn: Of course; where else would he be?
Hon. Royce Frith (Deputy Leader of the Government): The adjective is appreciated.
Senator Flynn: I hope it will be appreciated by the government leader as well.
Senator Frith: I will pass it on.
Senator Flynn: The Prime Minister indicated in the other place that he would not allow a free vote on the Constitution resolution. Would the Deputy Leader of the Government tell us if this rule also applies to Liberal senators in this place?
Senator Frith: Honourable senators, I will have to study that question, particularly its use of such words as “allow”. I will take the question as notice.