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Adjournment

Motion No. 168 Adopted

May 2, 2024


Hon. Patti LaBoucane-Benson (Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative in the Senate) [ + ]

Pursuant to notice of May 1, 2024, moved:

That, when the Senate next adjourns after the adoption of this motion, it do stand adjourned until Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 2 p.m.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

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

Hon. Senators: Agreed.

(Motion agreed to.)

A Clerk at the Table [ + ]

Senate public bills.

Hon. Leo Housakos [ + ]

I’d like to move the adjournment of the Senate.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

Is leave granted, honourable senators?

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

Leave is not granted.

Hon. Donald Neil Plett (Leader of the Opposition)

Your Honour, I think that if there is a motion, you need to ask for a vote. Leave might not be granted, but we would certainly like to have a vote on this.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

I didn’t hear any — I only heard —

Well, yes, you did say we granted leave, and you simply heard no leave.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

I asked, and I only heard noes.

Your Honour, you asked if leave was granted, which means unanimous —

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

Rule 5-13(2) reads as follows:

A motion to adjourn the Senate may only be moved by a Senator who is recognized to speak in a debate, and may not be moved on a point of order.

Senator Housakos [ + ]

I didn’t rise on a point of order. I rose on an item. I never said I was rising on a point of order. I never rose on a point of order.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

May I ask which item?

Senator Housakos [ + ]

It was the item on the report, Your Honour, that the clerk was going through. As soon as you go through the items for debate — it was clause 1, item 1, section 1. It is Other Business. I can easily ask for the adjournment of the Senate.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

Was that No. 1, Other Business?

Senator Housakos [ + ]

Correct.

The Hon. the Speaker [ + ]

That has not been moved for debate. It is Senator Cardozo’s item.

A Clerk at the Table [ + ]

Senate public bills, third reading. No. 1, Bill S-244.

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