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Parliamentary Business

Friday, October 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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Friday, October 20, 2017
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House Sitting Day
Committee Meetings House Publications
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House Sitting Day
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Parliamentary Diplomacy Events
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House Sitting Day
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House Sitting Day
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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 adjourned until Monday, October 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (EDT).

Next sitting
(Monday, October 23, 2017)
Previous sitting
(Friday, October 20, 2017)
Agenda for Friday, October 20, 2017
Subject to change without notice.
10:00 a.m.
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-46 (concurrence at report stage)
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
11:00 a.m.
Statements by Members
A daily 15-minute period when Members may make brief statements on matters of national, regional or local importance.
11:15 a.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.
12:00 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 (Commons)
Bills concerned with public policy introduced by a Minister in the House.
Resuming debate interrupted at 11:00 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Private Members' Business
Bills and motions sponsored by private Members, for which a period is devoted each sitting day.
C-342 (second reading)
An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (carbon levy)
2:30 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 (Friday, October 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 (Friday, October 20, 2017)