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Status of House Business

The Status of House Business provides cumulative information on the status of business before the House during a session. The document is updated after each sitting.

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Status of House Business

Last updated on
Thursday, October 18, 2018


PART V – Other Business

This section contains information on motions which deal with other business of the House, such as the times of sitting of the House and its order of business, amendments to the Standing Orders and emergency debates. The information in this section is grouped and numbered for reference only.

No. 1 — Chair Occupants
Speaker elected (Mr. Regan (Halifax West)) — December 3, 2015
Deputy Speaker and Chair of Commitees of the Whole appointed (Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North)) — December 4, 2015
Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole appointed (Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing)) — December 7, 2015
Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole appointed (Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming)) — December 9, 2015
Honorary Chair Occupant (Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier)) — December 9, 2015
Designated day — March 9, 2016
No. 2 — Resolutions
Ms. Audrey O'Brien — December 4, 2015
Syrian refugees — December 11, 2015
Islamophobia — October 26, 2016
Religious freedom — October 26, 2016
British Home Children — February 16, 2017
Quebec jurisdiction — September 21, 2017
NAFTA renegotiations — September 26, 2017
Bombardier — September 27, 2017
Bill C-337 — October 25, 2017
Davie — November 27, 2017
Trans-Pacific Partnership — February 7, 2018
Chemical attack — March 19, 2018
Myanmar — May 23, 2018
Samuel Simpson Sharpe — May 24, 2018
Steel and aluminum tariffs — May 31, 2018
Trading relationship between Canada and the United States of America — June 11, 2018
Genocide in Myanmar — September 20, 2018
Revoking the honorary Canadian citizenship of Aung San Suu Kyi — September 27, 2018
Financial compensation for farmers — October 5, 2018
No. 3 — Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne
Debated — December 4, 7, 8 and 11, 2015, and January 25, 26, and 27, 2016
Adopted — January 27, 2016
Order to engross Address — January 27, 2016
No. 4 — Standing Orders
Provisional changes to Standing Order 81(5) — Adopted — December 4, 2015 (See PART I — Business of Supply No. 3)
Committee name change — April 21, 2016 (See Part IV — Standing Committees — PROC — 8th Report)
Provisional change to Standing Order 81(18)(c) — Adopted — June 14, 2016
Amendments to Standing Orders 32, 104, 114 and 116, coming into effect on September 18, 2017 — June 20, 2017 (See PART I — Government Business No. 18)
New Standing Order 69.1 — Adopted — June 20, 2017 (See PART I — Government Business No. 18)
Provisional amendment to Standing Order 81, taking effect on September 18, 2017, for the duration of the 42nd Parliament — Adopted — June 20, 2017 (See PART I — Government Business No. 18)
No. 5 — Board of Internal Economy
Established and membership appointed — December 4, 2015
Membership of the Board changed — September 19 and October 19, 2016; January 30, September 18 and October 24, 2017; January 29 and September 26, 2018
No. 6 — Instructions to Members and senior officials of the House
Commemoration of 1916 fire — February 3, 2016
No. 7 — Conflict of Interest Code for the Members of the House of Commons
Revised disclosure forms — Adopted — March 7, 2016 (See PART IV — Standing Committees — PROC — 4th Report)
Report of the Ethics Commissioner entitled "The Trudeau Report" (Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-27) — January 29, 2018
Motion to concur in The Trudeau Report — April 17, 2018 (See PART I — Government Business No. 21)
Report deemed adopted pursuant to section 28(10) of the Code — April 19, 2018
No. 8 — Sittings and Business of the House
Order respecting Statements by Members on March 11, 2016 — March 10, 2016
Order respecting the adjournment of the House, the hours of sitting and the order of business on March 24, 2016 — March 24, 2016
Order respecting the bells to call in the Members — April 12, 2016
Order respecting the hours of sitting for the consideration of Senate amendments — June 9, 2016
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on June 17, 2016 — June 17, 2016
Order respecting the calendar for the House — September 22, 2016
Order respecting proceedings and the presence of Olympic and Paralympic athletes before a Committee of the Whole on November 2, 2016 — October 26, 2016
Order respecting the bells to call in the Members — December 1, 2016
Order respecting deferred recorded divisions on items of Private Members' Business in December 2016 — December 1, 2016
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on December 14, 2016 — December 14, 2016
Order respecting Statements by Ministers on January 30, 2017 — January 30, 2017
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on January 30, 2017 — January 30, 2017
Order respecting the recorded divisions on Wednesday February 1, 2017 — January 31, 2017
Order respecting the hours of sitting and the order of business on February 21, 2017 — February 14, 2017
Order respecting deferred recorded divisions on items of Private Members' Business from March 8th to 22nd, 2017 — March 10, 2017
Order respecting the participation of the Member for Abitibi-Témiscamingue in Private Members' Business — March 24, 2017
Order respecting the hours of sitting, the adjournment of the house, the deferred recorded divisions and the broadcasting and the printing in the Hansard of the Address by Malala Yousafzai on April 12, 2017, as well as the hours of sitting, the order of business and recorded divisions on Thursday, April 13, 2017 — April 3, 2017 (See Other Business No. 17)
Order respecting the bells to call in the Members and statements following Oral Questions on May 16, 2017 — May 16, 2017
Order respecting the calendar of the House — June 16, 2017
Order respecting proceedings at the third reading stage of Bill S-3 and the bells to call in the members, the adjournment of the House on June 21, 2017, and the filing of reports of Standing committees on June 22 and 23, 2017 — June 21, 2017
Order respecting the hours of sitting and the order of business on October 2, 2017 — September 22, 2017
Order respecting proceedings on November 6, 2017 — October 18, 2017
Order respecting proceedings and the time for the statement by the Minister of Finance on October 24, 2017 — October 20, 2017
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on November 9, 2017 — November 7, 2017
Order respecting proceedings on November 28, 2017 — November 20, 2017
Order respecting proceedings and the presence of Special Olympic athletes, coaches and mission staff before a Committee of the Whole on November 29, 2017 — November 22, 2017
Order respecting proceedings and the adjournment of the House on December 13, 2017 — December 13, 2017
Order respecting the bells to call in the Members — January 29, 2018
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on February 15 and April 19, 2018 — January 31, 2018
Order respecting deferred recorded divisions on items of Private Members' Business on February 14, 2018 — February 13, 2018
Order respecting deferred recorded divisions on items of Private Members' Business on February 28, 2018 — February 26, 2018
Order respecting the hours of sitting, the order of business and the recorded divisions on March 29, 2018 — March 20, 2018
Order respecting Statements by Ministers and the presence of guests on the floor of the House of Commons on March 26, 2018 — March 26, 2018
Order respecting proceedings and the presence of Olympic and Paralympic athletes before a Committee of the Whole on May 9, 2018 — April 26, 2018
Order respecting the hours of sitting and the order of business on May 10, 2018 — May 8, 2018
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on June 20, 2018 — June 19, 2018
Order respecting the adjournment of the House on November 8, 2018 — September 21, 2018
Order respecting the hours of sitting, the broadcasting and the printing in the Hansard of the Address by the by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands October 15, 2018 — October 15, 2018 (See Other Business No. 17)
No. 9 — Applications pursuant to Standing Order 56.1
Motion respecting the order of reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development — Adopted — March 22, 2016
Motion respecting proceedings on Bill C-14 — Deemed withdrawn — May 13, 2016
Motion respecting proceedings on Bill C-14 — Deemed withdrawn — May 16, 2016
No. 10 — Emergency debates
Situation in indigenous communities — Leave granted; debated — April 12, 2016
United States’ decision regarding refugee travel — Leave granted — January 30, 2017
Order respecting proceedings; debated — January 31, 2017
Situation of the Rohingyas — Leave granted — September 25, 2017
Order respecting proceedings; debated — September 26, 2017
Trans Mountain Expansion Project — Leave granted — April 16, 2018
Order respecting proceedings; debated — April 16, 2018
Global warming — Leave granted — October 15, 2018
Order respecting proceedings; debated — October 15, 2018
No. 11 — Panel of Chairs for the legislative committees
Chairs appointed — April 13, 2016
No. 12 — Motions (Routine Proceedings)
Motion to instruct the Standing Committee on Finance to divide Bill C-2, Act to amend the Income Tax Act
Debated under Routine Proceedings; transferred to Government Business — April 18, 2016 (See PART I — Government Business No. 4)
Instruction to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (empowered to travel during its consideration of Bill C-243)
Debated under Routine Proceedings; transferred to Government Business — April 11, 2017 (See PART I — Government Business No. 13)
Instruction to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (empowered to travel during its consideration of Bill C-48)
Debated under Routine Proceedings; transferred to Government Business — October 16, 2017 (See PART I — Government Business No. 19)
Instruction to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (empowered to travel during its consideration of Bill C-71)
Debated under Routine Proceedings; transferred to Government Business — June 4, 2018 (See PART I — Government Business No. 23)
No. 13 — Privilege
Premature disclosure of contents of Bill C-14, Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)
Debated; adopted — April 19, 2016 (See PART IV — Standing Committees — PROC)
Physical molestation of the Member from Berthier—Maskinongé
Debated — May 18 and 19, 2016; adopted — May 19, 2016 (See PART IV — Standing Committees — PROC)
Denial of access of Members to the Parliamentary Precinct — Debated; superseded by a dilatory motion — April 6, 2017
Denial of access of Members to the Parliamentary Precinct — Debated — April 11, 13, May 1 and 2, 2017
Statement by the Speaker regarding the privilege motion debated on April 6, 2017 — April 11, 2017
Closure — Notice — May 1, 2017; adopted — May 2, 2017
Order respecting proceedings and the recorded division deferred to May 3, 2017 — May 2, 2017
Order respecting deferred recorded division — May 3, 2017
Adopted — May 3, 2017 (See PART IV — Standing Committees — PROC)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police publications respecting Bill C-71
Debated; adopted — June 19, 2018 (See Part IV — Standing Committees — PROC)
No. 14 — Bills sponsored by private Members which originated in the Senate
S-201Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West)
S-208Mr. Simms (Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame)
S-210Mr. Aldag (Cloverdale—Langley City)
S-211Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour)
S-215Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre)
S-217Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton)
S-218 Mr. Kent (Thornhill)
S-226Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman)
S-228Mr. Eyolfson (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley)
S-230Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska)
S-231Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent)
S-232Mr. Levitt (York Centre)
S-233Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes)
S-236Mr. Easter (Malpeque)
S-245Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland)
S-1001Mr. Lightbound (Louis-Hébert)
No. 15 — Applications pursuant to Standing Order 26
Motion for second reading of Bill C-14 — Deemed withdrawn — May 3, 2016
No. 16 — Casting Vote
Speaker called upon to exercise a casting vote — May 16, 2016
No. 17 — Hansard
Order respecting the printing of the Address by the President of the United States of America on June 29, 2016 — June 8, 2016
Order respecting the printing of the Address by Malala Yousafzai on April 12, 2017 — April 3, 2017
Order respecting the printing in Hansard of the speeches of Her Excellency the Governor General and the Prime Minister made in the Senate on October 2, 2017 — September 22, 2017
Order respecting the printing in the Hansard of the presence of Special Olympic athletes, coaches and mission staff before a Committee of the Whole on November 29, 2017 — November 22, 2017
Order respecting the printing in the Hansard of the presence of Olympic and Paralympic athletes before a Committee of the Whole on May 9, 2018 — April 26, 2018
Order respecting the printing of the Address by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands on October 25, 2018 — October 15, 2018
No. 18 — Applications pursuant to Standing Order 53
Motion respecting proceedings on Bill C-14 — Debated; adopted — June 16, 2016
No. 19 — Debate on Standing Orders and Procedure pursuant to Standing Order 51
Debate — October 6, 2016 (See PART IV — Standing Committees — PROC)
No. 20 — Certificates of nomination pursuant to Standing Order 111.1
President of the Public Service Commission
Name of the proposed appointee (Patrick Borbey) referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-13) — April 3, 2017
Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-19) — April 13, 2017
Ratification motion — Notice — April 5, 2017; adopted — May 15, 2017
Commissioner of Official Languages
Name of the proposed appointee (Madeleine Meilleur) referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-31-03) — May 15, 2017
Ratification motion — Notice — May 16, 2017
Withdrawn — June 7, 2017
Name of the proposed appointee (Raymond Théberge) referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-31-05) — November 30, 2017
Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-315) — December 8, 2017
Ratification motion — Notice — November 30, 2017; adopted — December 13, 2017
Clerk of the House of Commons
Name of the proposed appointee (Charles Robert) referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-5-04) — June 13, 2017
Ratification motion — Notice — June 16, 2017; adopted — June 20, 2017
Commissioner of Lobbying
Name of the proposed appointee (Nancy Bélanger) referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-25-06) — November 30, 2017
Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-314) — December 7, 2017
Ratification motion — Notice — November 30, 2017; adopted — December 13, 2017
Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner
Name of the proposed appointee (Mario Dion) referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-25-07) — December 11, 2017
11th Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-331) — December 13, 2017
Ratification motion — Adopted — December 13, 2017
Information Commissioner
Name of the proposed appointee (Caroline Maynard) referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-25-09) — February 14, 2018
13th Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-345) — February 28, 2018
Ratification motion — Notice — February 22, 2018; adopted — February 28, 2018
Chief Electoral Officer
Name of the proposed appointee (Stéphane Perreault) referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-5-08) — May 8, 2018
Ratification motion — Adopted — June 8, 2018
Parliamentary Librarian — June 8, 2018
Name of the proposed appointee (Heather Lank) referred to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-5-09) — June 8, 2018
Second Report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-434) — June 18, 2018
Ratification motion — Notice — June 12, 2018; adopted — June 19, 2018
Parliamentary Budget Officer
Name of the proposed appointee (Yves Giroux) referred to the Standing Committee on Finance (Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-23) — June 19, 2018
Ratification motion — Notice — June 19, 2018; deemed adopted — June 20, 2018
No. 21 — Naming of a Member
Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie) — November 30, 2017
No. 22 — Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Commons: Sexual Harassment
Review — Presented — June 4, 2018 (See PART IV — Standing Committees — PROC — 64th Report)