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Parliamentary Business

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (42nd Parliament, 1st Session)

Members of Parliament participate in House of Commons sittings, committee meetings and diplomatic events.

Business Calendar

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
20 9 2017

In the House, Members come together to make laws, hold the government to account and decide on the affairs of the country.

The House is currently sitting.

Current sitting
(Wednesday, September 20, 2017)
Previous sitting
(Tuesday, September 19, 2017)
Agenda for Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Subject to change without notice.
2:00 p.m.
Statements by Members
A daily 15-minute period when Members may make brief statements on matters of national, regional or local importance.
2:15 p.m.
Oral Questions
A daily 45-minute period in the House during which oral questions are addressed to Ministers, and occasionally to committee chairs or members of the Board of Internal Economy.
3:00 p.m.
Routine Proceedings
Business of a basic nature for which a daily period is set aside in the House.
Government Orders
Each sitting day, a substantial portion of the House’s time is devoted to the consideration of Government Orders, which include any item of business proposed by a Minister for consideration on a certain day.
Government Bills (Senate)
Bills concerned with public policy sponsored by a Minister in the House, but first introduced in the Senate.
S-2 (second reading)
Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act
Government Bills (Commons)
Bills concerned with public policy introduced by a Minister in the House.
C-21 (second reading)
An Act to amend the Customs Act
5:30 p.m.
Private Members' Business
Bills and motions sponsored by private Members, for which a period is devoted each sitting day.
Portuguese Heritage Month
6:30 p.m.
Adjournment Proceedings
A 30-minute period prior to the daily adjournment, during which Members may raise matters they believe have not been dealt with satisfactorily.
7:00 p.m.
Adjournment of the House

In committees, Members undertake studies on departmental spending, legislation and issues related to their mandate, after which they report their conclusions to the House.

Committees

Meetings (Wednesday, September 20, 2017)

Members further Canada's interests at international conferences and meetings and promote democracy, economic and social ties with other nations.

Parliamentary Diplomacy

Events (Wednesday, September 20, 2017)