Point of Order—Bill S-15 and Bill S-241

By: The Hon. Pierre Dalphond

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Rideau Canal, Ottawa

Hon. Pierre J. Dalphond: In your deliberations on this important issue of what makes a bill identical to another bill, I invite you to read the speech given by the critic of Bill S-241 in June 2023. You’ll see how he describes Bill S-241, how he talks about the accreditation of zoos across the country and how these accreditations will be based on American standards.

None of this can be found in the bill before us. Three quarters of what I just said in this speech would be irrelevant. If the bill is identical, and you allow Bill S-15 to proceed, I’m sure Senator Plett won’t give the same speech, which proves that it’s not the same bill.

I encourage you to read it. It’s getting late, so I won’t quote you long excerpts about zoo accreditation, but none of that applies here. Thank you.

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