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Senate plans weekend sitting to deal with urgent legislation

Senate to sit at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The Senate is preparing for a rare weekend sitting to debate time-sensitive back-to-work legislation.

The Senate adopted a motion to sit at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the event that the House of Commons adopts Bill C-89, legislation that would end rotating strikes by Canada Post employees that began on October 22.

“Canadians expect us as legislators to conclude the debate on this matter of public interest without delay,” said Senator Peter Harder, the Government Representative in the Senate.

The Senate would normally adjourn Thursday until Tuesday.

Senate practice for back-to-work bills is to proceed on an expedited basis, considering and voting on the matter in one or two days.

Senate plans weekend sitting to deal with urgent legislation

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