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No. 128A

Thursday, December 15, 2016

4:30 p.m.

The Acting Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Recall of the House of Commons

The Deputy Speaker informed the House that, pursuant to Standing Order 28(4), he had recalled the House today for the sole purpose of granting the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

Royal Assent

The Deputy Speaker informed the House that His Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 4:30 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act and the Income Tax Act, without amendment.

Royal Assent

A Message was received from His Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Deputy Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Deputy Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act — Chapter No. 11;

The Deputy Speaker also reported that he had addressed His Excellency the Governor General as follows:

“May it please Your Excellency:

The Commons of Canada have voted Supplies required to enable the Government to defray certain expenses of the public service.

In the name of the Commons I present to Your Excellency the following Bill:

To which Bill I humbly request Your Excellency's Assent.”

Whereupon, the Clerk of the Senate, by Command of His Excellency the Governor General, did say:

“In Her Majesty's name, His Excellency the Governor General thanks Her Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this Bill.”


At 4:57 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, January 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).