Senate delays debate on coronavirus benefits bill rushed through House of Commons

Sen. Scott Tannas, leader of the 13-member Canadian Senators Group, said he denied unanimous consent to protest the fact that Sen. Marc Gold, the government’s representative in the Senate, has still not proposed a way for the Senate to resume its full functions during the pandemic, with all senators able to participate in debates and votes, either in person or virtually, as is being done in the House of Commons.

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