routine proceedings — Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators

Committee Authorized to Meet during Sittings of the Senate and Hold Hybrid or Entirely Virtual Meetings

December 16, 2020


Honourable senators, with leave of the Senate and notwithstanding rule 5-5(j), I move:

That, the Standing Committee on Ethics and Conflict of Interest for Senators be authorized:

(a)for the duration of the current session and notwithstanding rule 12-18(1), to sit even though the Senate may then be sitting; and

(b)to hold hybrid meetings or to hold meetings entirely by videoconference, notwithstanding any provision of the Rules or usual practice and taking into account the exceptional circumstances of the current pandemic of COVID-19; and

That the provisions of subparagraphs 7 to 10 of the order adopted by the Senate on November 17, 2020, concerning hybrid meetings and meetings entirely by videoconference, apply in relation to any hybrid meetings of the committee or any meetings that are entirely by videoconference.

The Hon. the Acting Speaker։  Is leave granted, honourable senators?

Hon. Senators: Agreed.

The Hon. the Acting Speaker։

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

Hon. Senators: Agreed.

(Motion agreed to.)