Mr. Speaker, I will say a word or two about the motion before the House. We are being asked to vote tonight on a motion by the government to reinstate the spending estimates for the Senate of Canada for $30,051,000. That is roughly half of what the Senate spends in a year. The other roughly $30 million is in other votes that will be taken later on tonight. The Senate costs about $60 million a year.
In the House of Commons on June 8th, 1999. See this statement in context.