Charitable Sector

Motion to Place First Report of Special Committee Deposited with Clerk during First Session of Forty-second Parliament on Orders of the Day Adopted

February 6, 2020


Pursuant to notice of December 11, 2019, moved:

That the first report of the Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector entitled Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector, deposited with the Clerk of the Senate on June 20, 2019, during the first session of the Forty-second Parliament, be placed on the Orders of the Day under Other Business, Reports of Committees – Other, for consideration two days hence.

He said: Honourable senators, the reason for this motion is quite simple. The Special Senate Committee on the Charitable Sector completed its work and submitted its report to the Senate. The committee is now dissolved as a result of the completion of its work. However, with the dissolution of Parliament for the election, the report died on the Order Paper.

In order for all of us here to debate the report, which I know many of you will want to comment on, I should give you a little bit of background detail. Senate Communications tells me that it is the most downloaded report last year, so the Canadian public is interested in this as well. In order for all of us here to debate the report, which I must say is an excellent report that you should all read, this motion will allow us to get the report back on the Order Paper. It will then allow us to move a motion for its adoption where we can then debate it.

This is a procedural requirement and I ask for your support to adopt this first motion today. Thank you, honourable senators.

The Hon. the Speaker

Is it your pleasure, honourable senators, to adopt the motion?

Hon. Senators: Agreed.

(Motion agreed to.)