An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts

Status

First reading (House), as of June 1, 2021

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Parliament of Canada Act and makes consequential and related amendments to other Acts to, among other things,

(a) change the additional annual allowances that are paid to senators who occupy certain positions so that the government’s representatives and the Opposition in the Senate are eligible for the allowances for five positions each and the three other recognized parties or parliamentary groups in the Senate with the greatest number of members are eligible for the allowances for four positions each;

(b) provide that the Leader of the Government in the Senate or Government Representative in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the Leader or Facilitator of every other recognized party or parliamentary group in the Senate are to be consulted on the appointment of certain officers and agents of Parliament; and

(c) provide that the Leader of the Government in the Senate or Government Representative in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the Leader or Facilitator of every other recognized party or parliamentary group in the Senate may change the membership of the Standing Senate Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration.

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Message from the SenatePrivate Members' Business

June 1st, 2021 / 5:30 p.m.
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Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Conservative Bruce Stanton

I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bill, to which the concurrence of the House is desired: Bill S‑4, an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other acts.