The Speaker of the Senate
Senate recalled in anticipation of COVID-19 legislation
May 12, 2020
The Honourable George J. Furey, Speaker of the Senate, has given notice for the Senate to sit on Friday, May 15, 2020, at 11 a.m. It is anticipated that the Senate will meet for the consideration of a bill to enact measures in response to COVID-19.
Whenever the Senate stands adjourned, it can be recalled by the Speaker if this is deemed to be in the public interest.
The health, safety and well-being of all Canadians remains the priority of the Senate, which has taken preventative and proactive measures to ensure that senators and staff are protected in this regard. In keeping with previous recalls of the Senate, measures have been put in place to protect all those involved in Chamber operations, including minimizing the number of employees required to work on-site to support the sitting.
The Senate will continue to broadcast proceedings via ParlVU and to live-tweet key information about debates in the Chamber.
- Learn more about a recall of the Senate.
- Watch the live broadcast of Senate proceedings at ParlVU.
- Follow the Senate on Twitter.
For more information:
Office of the Speaker of the Senate, Senate of Canada