Motion to Resolve into Committee of the Whole to Receive Ministers to Consider the 2020-21 Main Estimates and Supplementary Estimates (A) on June 23, 2020, and to Consider the Government’s Role in Combatting Racism on June 25, 2020, Adopted

Hon. Marc Gold (Government Representative in the Senate): Honourable senators, with leave of the Senate and notwithstanding rule 5-5(j), I move:

That, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules, usual practice or previous order:

  1. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the business before the Senate at 3 p.m., including the ringing of the bells if then underway, be interrupted for the Senate to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole to consider the expenditures set out in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, and in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, during which the committee receive the Honourable Bill Morneau, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, P.C., M.P., President of the Treasury Board, each accompanied by one official;
  2. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at the start of Orders of the Day to consider the Government of Canada’s role in addressing anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism and ending systemic racism, during which the committee receive a minister or ministers of the Crown, each accompanied by one official;
  3. each committee rise no later than 155 minutes after it begins;
  4. during each committee:
    1. the witnesses’ introductory remarks be limited to a combined total of five minutes;
    2. if a senator does not use the entire period of 10 minutes for debate provided under rule 12-32(3)(d), including the responses of the witnesses, that senator may yield the balance of time to another senator;
    3. the provisions of rule 3-3(1) be suspended; and
    4. the ringing of the bells for any deferred standing vote that would conflict with the committee be delayed until the committee has completed its work;
  5. on the day one of the committees is to meet:
    1. if a standing vote would take place at the time the committee is to begin, that vote be deferred until after the committee has completed its work;
    2. after the committee has completed its work, the business of the Senate resume at the point it was interrupted for the committee, with the times for debate and other proceedings being unaffected by the interruption; and
    3. until the committee has completed its work, the application of any provision of the Rules or previous order concerning the time of adjournment be suspended and no motion to adjourn the sitting be received; and
  6. Government Motion number 39 be discharged from the Order Paper.
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