The undernoted e-mail has just come through from Senator Lorna Milne via
her policy adviser Jeff Paul.
I found out this morning that the House of Commons will not deal
with S-13 before they rise for the summer break. As you all know, they
made several attempts to get it debated over the last few days, but were
unsuccessful. The rest of the agenda is now booked with other bills
including campaign finance reform and the ethics package that must get
through before the end of the summer. I am extremely disappointed with
this delay in our on-going campaign.
I urge all members of the CCC to start a new email and letter
campaign to their MPs at the beginning of September. There is not much
point in writing right now because your letters will be long forgotten
by the time the fall rolls around. You should write in the week or two
leading up to the resumption of Parliament on September 15th. We have
been working hard for almost one solid year now, and we can all use the
summer to rest and recharge our batteries.
I also want to congratulate Lois Sparling on her renewed attempt
to get the courts to rule that Stats Canada must release the 1911
census. She has my 100% support in her endeavour. I have also been
really pleased to see how many of you have filed ATI requests asking for
the 1911 census. Do keep them coming.
I'm sorry that I don't have better news for you, but I promise
that as things develop, I will keep you posted.
Hon. Lorna Milne
Office of the Hon. Lorna Milne
Ph: (613) 947-9744
Cell: (613) 715-2965