Appropriation Bill No. 2, 2016-17—Second ReadingPublished on 20 June 2016 Hansard and Statements by Senator Joseph Day
Hon. Joseph A. Day:
Honourable colleagues, I’d like to thank Senators Harder and Smith for giving you a good background on Bill C-19, which is the main supply. We voted on interim supply in March.
It may be helpful to know the total amount you will be asked to vote on, and that is $63.449 billion. There are other statutory expenditures that you don’t vote on, but they did appear in earlier documentation to show the total of both voted and statutory amounts.
The amount you will be asked to vote on is $63 billion. That’s broken down into $59 billion for most of the departments over the first year, all shown in Schedule 1, which Senator Smith referred to, and another $4 billion over two years where you’re giving authority to certain departments. I will refer to Schedules 1 and 2 at third reading debate.
The only other point I wanted to make, honourable senators, is to remind you that because of the nature of this particular document, Senator Smith gave you background on the work that the committee has already done, similar to but not called a pre- study.
After second reading, this bill will go directly to third reading tomorrow is my understanding. Honourable senators, we can deal with it then.