Senate of Canada resumes April 17, 2007
The first order of business will be resumption of second reading debate on Bill C-36 (amendments to the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security. Summary of the bill is here.
Other items being considered include Bill C-18 (omnibus bill amending certain acts in relation to DNA identification), and the federal budget.
Senate Government Bill S-4, limiting senate tenure to eight years, was referred to committe on February 20, 2007.
A private member's bill to watch, introduced in the Commons by Pablo Rodriguez (Lib - Honoré-Mercier), is bill C-288, calling on the government to "meet the obligations of the Kyoto treaty. The Conservative government opposes the legislation, but the Liberals have a majority in the Senate.