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Third reading of Bill C-72, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018

Third reading of Bill C-72, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018

Third reading of Bill C-72, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018

Hon. Joseph A. Day (Leader of the Senate Liberals): 

I think honourable senators should be aware of what we are voting for. We did speak on this yesterday at second reading, but just before we vote at third reading on a bill that is of great significance to Parliament and to the people of Canada, we are being asked to approve expenditures for the final portion of the fiscal year just ending at the end of this week. The government wishes to finish up all of its expenses and have money to cover those expenses in the amount of $4,030,000,000. So you’re voting for $4 billion when you say “yes.”