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Friday, December 15, 2023

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House of Commons Debates

Volume 151
No. 269


Friday, December 15, 2023

Speaker: The Honourable Greg Fergus

    The House met at 3:45 p.m.




    I wish to inform the House that, pursuant to Standing Order 28(4), I have recalled the House this day for the sole purpose of granting royal assent to certain bills.

Royal Assent

[Royal Assent]


     I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows:
    Rideau Hall
    December 14, 2023
    Mr. Speaker,
    I have the honour to inform you that The Right Honourable Richard Wagner, Deputy of Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on the 15th day of December 2023, at 3:30 p.m., to grant Royal Assent to certain bills of law.
    Yours sincerely,
    Maia Welbourne
    Assistant Secretary to the Governor General



    A message was delivered by the Usher of the Black Rod as follows:
     Mr. Speaker, it is the desire of the Right Honourable Deputy of Her Excellency the Governor General, that this honourable House attend him immediately in the Senate chamber.
    Accordingly, the Speaker with the House went up to the Senate chamber.
    And being returned:
     I have the honour to inform the House that when the House went up to the Senate chamber the Right Honourable Deputy of Her Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in His Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:
     Bill C‑56, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Competition Act—Chapter 31
     Bill C‑21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make consequential amendments (firearms)—Chapter 32
     Bill C‑60, An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2024—Chapter 33.
    It being 4:14 p.m., the House stands adjourned until Monday, January 29, 2024, at 11 a.m. pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).
    Happy holidays, everyone.
    (The House adjourned at 4:14 p.m.)
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