What the Senate didn’t get around to doing

C-279 and C-290 fail to find passage


 

Shortly after amending C-377 and sending Russ Hiebert’s union disclosure bill back to the House, the Senate adjourned for the summer.

Left unresolved, as CP notes, was the matter of C-279, NDP MP Randall Garrison’s transgendered rights bill. Also unresolved was C-290, the sports betting bill originally introduced by NDP MP Joe Comartin. That bill reached the Senate in March 2012. It returned to the Senate from its committee study last November. For the sake of comparison, C-377 first reached the Senate last December. C-290’s passage through the House is a matter of some controversy and there is opposition to it in the Senate. The bill’s Senate sponsor predicted in April that it wouldn’t see a final vote before the summer.


 

What the Senate didn’t get around to doing

  1. Vacation beckoned, and they couldn’t be bothered to clear their in-baskets

  2. They must have been too busy with something else.