50.(1) A constitutional conference composed of the Prime Minister of Canada and the first ministers of the provinces shall be convened not more than once each calendar year by the Prime Minister of Canada or by resolutions of the legislative assemblies of at least two-thirds of the provinces that have, in the aggregate according to the latest cencus, at least fifty percent of the population of all the provinces.
(2) The conferences convened under subsection (1) shall have included on their agenda the following matters:
(a) an elected Senate with equal representation for the provinces and territories, including the role and functions of the Senate, its powers, the method of electing Senators and their term of office;
(b) the method of appointing Supreme Court of Canada justices including the use of provincial advisory committees;
(c) the establishment of national shared-cost programs by the Government of Canada in areas of exclusive provincial jurisdiction;
(d) the repeal of section 23(3)(a) of the Constitution Act, 1982;
(e) the repeal of section 33 of the Constitution Act, 1982;
(f) the aboriginal and treaty rights of aboriginal peoples of Canada, including self-government;
(g) the application of sections 16 to 20 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to all of the provinces and territories;
(h) such other matters as the Prime Minister of Canada or any Premier may wish to add to the agenda for one meeting only."
That the motion be amended by deleting paragraph 16 of the Schedule.
And the amendments of Mr. Roman:
That the motion be amended in paragraph 1 of the Schedule by deleting paragraph 2(l)(b) and substituting the following therefor:
"(b) the recognition that within Canada, Quebec constitutes one distinct society within a confederation of distinct societies."
That the motion be amended in paragraph 6 of the Schedule by deleting subsection 101C.(1) and substituting the following therefor:
"101C.(I) Where a vacancy occurs in the Supreme Court of Canada, the government of each province shall, in relation to that vacancy, submit to the Minister of Justice of Canada the names of any of the persons who have been admitted to the bar of that province and are qualified under section 101B for appointment to that court."
That the motion be amended in paragraph 6 of the Schedule by adding immediately after subsection 101C.(4) the following:
"(5) Where a vacancy occurs in the Supreme Court of Canada and the governments of the provinces have not submitted names under subsection (1), the Governor General in Council shall appoint a person who is acceptable to the Queen's Privy Council for Canada."