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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <>
Subject: Post 1901 Census - Senator Scoreboard updated
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2005 22:27:37 -0700
The Senator's Scoreboard on the Post 1901 Census Project website has
been updated with information available to date.
Nine new Senators appointed 24 March 2005 have been added. Even with
these new Senators added there are still seven vacancies to fill -- one
each for New Brunswick, PEI, Manitoba and British Columbia, and three
There have been a number of changes made regarding positions of
Senators. On 23 March, 19 Senators voted YES to a proposed amendment to
Bill S-18 that would have had the effect of closing all public access to
records of Census between 1918 and 2005. Each of those Senators,
including nine who had previously been awarded Gold Ticks of Support,
have now been awarded a Red X of Opposition. Assuming that there will
be a recorded vote on Third Reading in the Senate of Bill S-18 we will
be watching closely to see how they vote at that time.
Please note that a recorded vote is not a certainty. Votes are normally
done on a YEA/NAY or show of hands basis, and a recorded vote is done
only if requested by the Senators.
Current standings on the Senator's Scoreboard are as follows:
36 FOR, 20 AGAINST, 18 NON-COMMITTAL and 24 who have not bothered to
respond to our requests for their position.
The Senate resumes sitting on 12 April 2005. We hope that Bill S-18
will complete Third Reading and be referred to the House of Commons on
that day, or shortly after.
Gordon A. Watts
Co-chair Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en francais http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
Permission to forward without notice is granted
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