The Senate

Motion in Amendment Negatived

June 28, 2021


[22:53]

Question.

Senator Plett
[22:54]

Question.

The Hon. the Speaker
[22:54]

In amendment, it was moved by the Honourable Senator Dalphond, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez, that the motion be not now adopted but be amended by replacing point (b) with the following — may I dispense?

The Hon. the Speaker
[22:54]

In amendment, it was moved by the Honourable Senator Dalphond, seconded by the Honourable Senator Galvez:

That the motion be not now adopted, but that it be amended by replacing point (b) with the following:

“(b) given that, where possible, it has been the policy of the Government of Canada to act in concert with its allies when it comes to the recognition of genocide, the Senate call upon the Government of Canada to continue, in concert with its allies, to urge China to allow immediate, meaningful and unfettered access to Xinjiang for independent observers, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and to urgently implement the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s eight recommendations related to Xinjiang, including by ending the arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and members of other Muslim minorities; and”.

If you are opposed to the motion in amendment, please say “no.”

The Hon. the Speaker
[22:55]

I hear a no. All those in the Senate Chamber in favour of the motion, please say “yea.”

The Hon. the Speaker
[22:55]

All those in the Senate Chamber who are opposed to the motion, please say “nay.”

The Hon. the Speaker
[22:55]

In my opinion, the nays have it. We see two hands up. Do we have an agreement on a bell?

The Hon. the Speaker
[22:56]

I hear a number of senators speaking in the background. We’re at a stage now where we have two senators rising. We have an agreement to vote now unless there is somebody opposed to that. Is anybody opposed to the vote taking place now? The vote will take place now.