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From: "Gordon A. Watts" <>
Subject: Post 1901 Census -- Another request for support messages!
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 23:31:17 -0700
After travelling much of today I returned home and tuned in the House of
Commons debates on CPAC. As they were still debating the first item of
Government Business listed in the Projected Order of Business (Bill
C-48) my assumption is that Bill S-18 (third item on the POB) did not
make it to the floor of the House of Commons. It remains as third item
on the POB for tomorrow (Tuesday). Debate on the two items preceeding
S-18 on the POB promise to be extensive
A news item on CTV reports that a Notice of Motion has been made by the
government, announcing their intention to seek an extension of the House
sitting days beyond 23 June 2005.
This Motion, if passed, could provide the time for S-18 to receive Third
Reading debate. It might however, simply provide more time for debate
of the two items currently preceding Bill S-18 on the POB. The
government is most concerned with passing Bill C-48 (Budget Amendment)
and C-38 (Same Sex Marriage). It would appear that all Parties, except
the Conservatives, are prepared to sit through the Summer to see these
We need to encourage our MPs to move Bill S-18 up on the agenda of the
POB, and to deal with it in the quickest means possible. With that in
mind, my 'informed source' has requested I forward the following:
"An informed source in Ottawa urgently requests that the following MPs
be contacted immediately to request that Bill S-18 be given Third
Reading 'BY CONSENT' and see it submitted for Royal Assent forthwith.
Brian Masse (NDP)
Paul Créte (Bloc)
Mauril Belanger (Liberal)
James Rajotte (Conservative)
In your message, please stress the importance for the House of Commons
of seizing this chance to demonstrate that Parliament is working
effectively. Please emphasize the consistent and enthusiastic support
of the Chief Statistician, the Privacy Commissioner, the Information
Commissioner, and every single constituent who has ever communicated to
any M.P. about this matter."
I might suggest that you include you own MP when sending such a message.
I caution again -- DO NOT SIMPLY COPY AND PASTE this message. USE YOUR
Thank you all for your continued support.
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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