routine proceedings — Audit and Oversight

Fifth Report of Committee Presented

June 8, 2021


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Chair of the Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight, presented the following report:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

The Standing Committee on Audit and Oversight has the honour to present its

FIFTH REPORT

Your committee, which is authorized to adopt a report to the Senate nominating two external members to the committee pursuant to rule 12-13(4), presents herewith its report which contains the said nominations.

Your committee also includes in this report recommendations relating to the remuneration, permissible expenses and terms and conditions of appointment for the external members.

Respectfully submitted,

DAVID M. WELLS

Chair

(For text of report, see today’s Journals of the Senate, p. 665.)

The Hon. the Speaker
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Honourable senators, when shall this report be taken into consideration?

I am sorry, Senator Wells, just a moment.

Honourable senators, there appears to be some technical difficulty not just with the translation but with the sound. We will suspend for a few minutes and, as soon as we have it fixed, we will recall the Senate with a five-minute bell.

The Hon. the Speaker
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Honourable senators, before calling on Senator Wells, the table has brought to my attention that Senator Batters did not wish to second the motion. Honourable senators will know that seconding a motion doesn’t mean you have to support it or speak to it. However, it is the right of every senator, if they wish to not have their name associated with a motion, to say so.

If you are opposed to me changing the seconder, please say “no.” Accordingly, it was moved by Senator Wells, seconded by Senator Martin and the record shall reflect that.

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Honourable senators, with leave of the Senate and notwithstanding rule 5-5(f), I move that the report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day at the start of Orders of the Day.

The Hon. the Speaker
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Is leave granted, honourable senators?

Hon. Senators: Agreed.

(On motion of Senator Wells, report placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration later this day at the start of Orders of the Day.)