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Wednesday, December 3, 2008 (No. 12)


Orders of the Day

Government Orders

Business of Supply

November 19, 2008 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.
Supply period ending December 10, 2008 — maximum of 2 allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(b).
Days to be allotted — 2 days in current period.

Opposition Motions
November 28, 2008 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should revise its most recent Economic and Fiscal Statement to reflect the views of the now-Prime Minister who said in this House on October 6th, 2004: “It is the government’s obligation to craft a working majority to advance its agenda by taking into account the policies and priorities expressed by the three opposition parties in the House” and “The first thing the government must do is actively find common ground with the opposition parties to better serve the Canadian population”.

November 28, 2008 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — That the House call upon the government to provide Parliament with a specific list of all assets under review for disposal, as referenced in the government’s Economic and Fiscal Statement, together with an explanation of the criteria that have lead the government to conclude that such assets are expendable, with particular emphasis on the assets reportedly worth at least $2.3 billion above book-value which are to be disposed of first, in the coming fiscal year.

November 28, 2008 — Mr. Kennedy (Parkdale—High Park) — That this House call upon the government to table in Parliament before December 12th, 2008 a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s troubled automotive sector; a calculation of the most likely impact upon Canada and Canadian jobs of American action to support the U.S. auto sector without corresponding action in Canada; and the principles which should shape such Canadian action.

November 28, 2008 — Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville) — That, in light of the Conservatives’ failure to recognize the seriousness of Canada’s economic situation, and its failure in particular to present any credible plan to stimulate the Canadian economy and to help workers and businesses in hard-pressed sectors such as manufacturing, the automotive industry and forestry, this House has lost confidence in this government, and is of the opinion that a viable alternative government can be formed within the present House of Commons.

Ways and Means

No. 1 — November 28, 2008 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008, to implement certain provisions of the economic and fiscal statement tabled in Parliament on November 27, 2008 and to implement other fiscal and economic measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-401-1, tabled on Friday, November 28, 2008.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-2R — December 1, 2008 — The Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Republic of Iceland, the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway and the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Swiss Confederation.

Government Bills (Senate)

Government Business

No. 1 — December 2, 2008 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), — That this House take note of the Economic and Fiscal Statement tabled in the House on November 27, 2008;

And of the motion of Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), — That this question be now put.


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