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Members, thank you very much for nominating me. I'm very happy to be back in the chair for this next session until...we'll see how long this lasts. Anyway, we'll go from there.
We have no other business for today.
I have a suggestion, and we can have a discussion on it. Before we broke at Christmastime we were about to do clause-by-clause study on the contraband tobacco bill. We're ready to go. I thought we could do the clause-by-clause study on Thursday.
Then, as you know, we've also sent a letter out to all the provincial attorneys general, I guess it was, for their response on the issue of the change to the terms of bilingual services. We have five letters back.
Monday. We're getting close to having half the provinces respond.
The deadline is Friday, so we'll see what we get on Friday.
My suggestion would be that we have a subcommittee on agenda to discuss.... I don't think clause-by-clause study will take us all two hours, so right after we'll have a subcommittee to discuss where we are with that and whether we can move it, and what we would do the next week, and even look at the next two weeks after that before the next break. Is that okay?
With that, we will be prepared for clause-by-clause study on Thursday. There are amendments that are already in. If you have anything new, please do it quickly.
We have to let the independents know that we're doing it on Thursday. We actually have two amendments from independents.