Hon. Diane Bellemare (Legislative Deputy to the Government Representative in the Senate): Honourable senators, I will try to be brief because this is day 14, and it’s the second time I’m
I rise today to speak in favour of Senator Nancy Ruth’s amendment to the motion that I moved in May 2016. Senator Nancy Ruth suggested adding a criterion for committees to take
into account during their work on bills and their reports to the Senate. That criterion is substantive gender-based analysis. I support the amendment and thank the senator for proposing it.