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43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
September 23, 2020 - August 15, 2021
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An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal
Short Title
Port of Montreal Operations Act, 2021
Statute of Canada
2021, c. 6
Last Stage Completed
Royal Assent (2021-04-30)
Progress: Royal Assent
Status of the Bill
  • House of Commons
    • First reading
      • Introduction and First Reading
    • Second reading
        • 2nd reading and referral to committee - WHOL
          Agreed To
      • Second Reading and Referral to Committee
    • Consideration in committee
      Committee of the Whole
      • Committee Reporting the Bill with an Amendment
    • Report stage
      • Concurrence at Report Stage
    • Third reading
      • Third Reading
  • Senate
    • First reading
      • First Reading
    • Second reading
      • Second Reading
    • Third reading
      • Third Reading
        Bill passed by the Senate without amendment
    • Royal assent
      • Royal Assent
        Statutes of Canada: 2021, c. 6
On April 30, 2021, the Senate adopted the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules, usual practice or previous order, when the Senate sits today:

1. the sitting continue until the earlier of midnight or the end of Government Business, subject to the provisions of paragraph 7 of this order;

2. the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at the start of Orders of the Day to consider the subject matter of Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal;

3. the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-29 receive:

(a) representatives of the “Syndicat des débardeurs du port de Montréal SCFP, section locale 375”, for no more than 65 minutes;

(b) representatives of the Maritime Employers Association, for no more than 65 minutes; and

(c) the Honourable Filomena Tassi, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, each accompanied by at most three officials, for no more than 125 minutes;

4. the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-29 rise no later than 255 minutes after it begins;

5. during the appearance of each group of witnesses before the Committee of the Whole, introductory remarks be limited to a maximum of five minutes;

6. if, during the Committee of the Whole, a senator does not use the entire period of 10 minutes for debate provided under rule 12-32(3)(d), including the responses of the witnesses, that senator may yield the balance of time to another senator; and

7. the provisions of rule 16-1(8) may be invoked at any point during today’s sitting, if there is a bill awaiting Royal Assent, provided that, if the Senate reaches the end of Government Business before the message from the Crown is received, the sitting be suspended pursuant to that rule to await the message.
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