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Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, December 10, 2019:

With leave of the Senate,

The Honourable Senator Joyal, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Day:

That the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators be authorized to examine and report on developments and actions in relation to the committee's fifth report from the first session of the Forty-second Parliament, since the adoption of that report by the Senate on May 9, 2019, as well as any additional measures relating thereto that it considers appropriate;

That the papers and evidence received and taken and work accomplished by the committee in relation to the report, as well as documents relating to the inquiry report on the Honourable Senator Beyak, during the Forty-second Parliament be referred to the committee for the purposes of this study;

That, notwithstanding the provisions of rule 12-28 and any provisions of the Ethics and Conflict of Interest Code for Senators, the committee be empowered to authorize the attendance and participation of the Honourable Senator Beyak in its work on this study;

That the committee present an interim report on this study no later than January 31, 2020, and its final report no later than June 30, 2020; and

That, for greater certainty, if, as a result of this study, the committee makes a report concerning the Honourable Senator Beyak, that report be dealt with pursuant to the provisions of rule 12-30, provided that, notwithstanding rules 4-13 and 4-14, it be the first item on the Orders of the Day.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Richard Denis

Interim Clerk of the Senate