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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 19
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8:44 a.m. to 10:34 a.m.
Televised
Presiding
Hon. Hedy Fry, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Marie-France Renaud, Legislative Clerk
• Justin Vaive, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Marion Ménard, Analyst
The Dorchester Review
• Dr. Chris P. Champion, Editor
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Wednesday, June 1, 2016, the Committee commenced consideration of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender).

The Chair called Clause 1.

Chris P. Champion made a statement and answered questions.

Seamus O'Regan moved, — That the Committee proceed to the clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to, by a show of hands: YEAS: 6; NAYS: 3.

At 9:28 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 9:30 a.m., the sitting resumed.

A point of order was raised regarding the procedural admissibility of the motion by Seamus O'Regan.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled the proposed motion by Seamus O'Regan in order as it is respecting the rules of the Committee.

Whereupon, Peter Van Loan appealed the decision of the Chair.

The question: "Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?" was put and the decision was sustained on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

The Committee commenced its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

A point of order was raised regarding the procedural admissibility of the motion of Seamus O'Regan.

RULING BY THE CHAIR

The Chair ruled, after new arguments have been made, that the motion of Seamus O'Regan is admissible because it respects the process and the rules of the Committee.

Whereupon, Peter Van Loan appealed the decision of the Chair.

The question: "Shall the decision of the Chair be sustained?" was put and the decision was sustained on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

After debate, Clause 1 carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

After debate, the Schedule carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

The Title carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

The Bill carried on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House, on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Pierre Breton, Julie Dabrusin, Alistair MacGregor, Seamus O'Regan, Darrell Samson, Dan Vandal — 6;

NAYS: Larry Maguire, Peter Van Loan, Kevin Waugh — 3.

At 10:34 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Jean-François Lafleur
Clerk of the Committee