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From: "Muriel M. Davidson" <>
Subject: Post-1901 Census:- Although on Order paper, Bill S-18 Not Mentioned
Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 22:29:24 -0400
Contrary to my earlier expectations, today's session in the House of Commons
(Friday 20 May) did include two periods of debate on Government Orders.
Unfortunately the time allotted for both periods was taken up entirely with
debate on Bill C-9. There was no debate today on Bill S-18 or any of the
other Bills currently shown on the Projected Order of Business.
It would appear that on any given sitting day, appearance of a Bill on the
Projected Order of Business is not a guarantee that it will be debated on
that day. My assumption now is that once on the POB, a Bill should remain
there until it has been dealt with. If the Bills on the POB are dealt with
continuously, in the order in which they appear on the POB, it would appear
that Second Reading debate of Bill S-18 is unlikely to begin until close to
the time when Parliament would normally recess for the summer on 9 June
By my estimate the four government Bills currently shown on the POB before
Bill S-18, if dealt with consecutively, will take up a minimum of 14 to 16
hours of debate. With Government Orders normally taking up two hours of
debate per day, it would take 7 to 8 sitting days before they get to start
debate of Bill S-18.
There are currently only nine sitting days left until the normal date that
Parliament would recess for the summer. One media report has shown the last
day of sitting as 23 June which would indicate that the session has been
extended by ten days. However I have yet to see anything official
indicating that such is the case.
I expect if I am incorrect in any of my assumptions here, that Jeff will
likely correct me.
Gordon A. Watts
Co-chair, Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en francais http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
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