The Members, who had taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took their
The Acting Clerk informed the Members that the deputy of the Governor General
would proceed to the Senate today at 1:00 p.m. to open the First Session of the 42nd Parliament.
A Message was received from the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, in her capacity as the deputy of the Governor General, desiring the
immediate attendance of the Members in the Senate.
Accordingly, the Members proceeded to the Senate and were informed by the
Speaker of the Senate that His Excellency the Governor General did not see fit to declare the causes of his
summoning the present Parliament until the Speaker of the House of Commons shall have been chosen according to Law,
but on Friday, December 4, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., His Excellency would declare the causes of calling this Parliament.
The Members returned to the Chamber.