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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <>
Subject: Post 1901 Census - Senate debate of Bill S-18 concludes - Vote today
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2005 08:48:52 -0700
Final debate of Bill S-18 in the Senate took place yesterday (Tuesday)
with Senator Lynch-Staunton (as usual) speaking against the Bill. As
seems to be the case regardless of who is speaking to the Bill, the
Honourable Senator Comeau got his two-bits in again.
Senator Lowell Murray, with whom I have been at odds almost from the
beginning of our campaign to regain access to Historic Census records,
spoke in support of Bill S-18, indicating his intention to vote in
favour of it. I am convinced of the sincerity of his support at this
time, and for that I have finally awarded him a Gold Tick on the
I will be writing to him to express my personal thanks for his support
at this time.
Unlike previous reports where I have elaborated on the debate, I will
simply suggest you read yesterdays session for yourselves. As I write
this the Hansard extract of the debate has been posted to the Post 1901
Census Project website at the URL following my signature. Follow the
link for 'Progress of Bill S-18'.
Bill S-18 passed in the Senate with a verbal vote of Yeas/Nays, however
a recorded vote was called for. That vote takes place today (Wednesday)
at 2:45 PM Ottawa time. The Senators Scoreboard will be updated to
reflect the position taken by those voting at this time.
Following a positive vote for Third Reading of Bill S-18, it will be
referred to the House of Commons for processing there. Contact your MP
to encourage speedy passage of S-18 through the House. Hopefully we
will see it fast-tracked there so that we might have access to the 1911
Census records before Parliament recesses for the summer.
Gordon A. Watts
Co-chair Canada Census Committee
Port Coquitlam, BC
en francais http://www.globalgenealogy.com/Census/Index_f.htm
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