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Senator Patrick Brazeau is escorted out the Parliament buildings after he was suspended by from duties by the Senate in Ottawa Tuesday February 12, 2013.


The Senate voted Tuesday afternoon to give Senator Patrick Brazeau a leave of absence with pay. Read the full story for more.

Here's the text of the motion put forward by Marjory LeBreton, the Leader of the Government in the Senate. Read the official Senate rules for more on how they deal with leaves of absence.

With leave of the Senate and notwithstanding rule 5-5(j), I move:

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That, pursuant to rule 15-2(1), in order to protect the dignity and reputation of the Senate and public trust and confidence in Parliament, the Senate order a leave of absence for the Honourable Senator Brazeau to last until this order is rescinded pursuant to rule 5-5(i); and

That for the duration of this leave of absence the provisions of rule 15-1(3)(a) apply to the Senator, and the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration have authority, as it considers appropriate, to suspend the Senator's right to the use of some or all of the Senate resources otherwise made available for the carrying out of his parliamentary functions, including funds, goods, services, premises, moving, transportation, travel and telecommunication expenses.

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