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Parliamentary Business

Thursday, December 7, 2017 (42nd Parliament, 1st Session)

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

Business Calendar

Select a date to view past or scheduled Parliamentary Business. This calendar goes as far back as December 3, 2015. Previous business can be consulted by selecting relevant links on this page.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
7 12 2017

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

Past sitting
(Thursday, December 7, 2017)
Agenda for Thursday, December 7, 2017
Subject to change without notice.
10:00 a.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 (Commons)
Bills concerned with public policy introduced by a Minister in the House.
C-24 (report stage - motions in Group No. 1)
An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act
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.
Business of the House - Weekly Statement
A statement normally made at the end of Question Period on Thursday, outlining the government business to be considered in the following week.
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 (Commons)
Bills concerned with public policy introduced by a Minister in the House.
Resuming debate interrupted at 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
Private Members' Business
Bills and motions sponsored by private Members, for which a period is devoted each sitting day.
C-364 (second reading)
An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing)
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 (Thursday, December 7, 2017)

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

Parliamentary Diplomacy

Events (Thursday, December 7, 2017)