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Parliamentary Business

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (42nd Parliament, 1st Session)

Members of Parliament participate in House of Commons sittings, committee meetings and diplomatic events.

Business Calendar

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
31 1 2018

In the House, Members come together to make laws, hold the government to account and decide on the affairs of the country.

Past sitting
(Wednesday, January 31, 2018)
Agenda for Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Subject to change without notice.
2:00 p.m.
Statements by Members
A daily 15-minute period when Members may make brief statements on matters of national, regional or local importance.
2:15 p.m.
Oral Questions
A daily 45-minute period in the House during which oral questions are addressed to Ministers, and occasionally to committee chairs or members of the Board of Internal Economy.
3:00 p.m.
Routine Proceedings
Business of a basic nature for which a daily period is set aside in the House.
Government Orders
Each sitting day, a substantial portion of the House’s time is devoted to the consideration of Government Orders, which include any item of business proposed by a Minister for consideration on a certain day.
Government Bills (Senate)
Bills concerned with public policy sponsored by a Minister in the House, but first introduced in the Senate.
S-2 (third reading)
Strengthening Motor Vehicle Safety for Canadians Act
5:30 p.m.
Deferred Recorded Divisions
Recorded divisions which are not held at the close of debate, but at a later time pursuant to various provisions in the Standing Orders or by a special order of the House.
Private Members' Business
Bills and motions sponsored by private Members, for which a period is devoted each sitting day.
Automated external defibrillators
C-348 (second reading)
An Act to amend the Department of Employment and Social Development Act (persons with disabilities)
Private Members' Business
Bills and motions sponsored by private Members, for which a period is devoted each sitting day.
C-365 (second reading)
An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firefighting equipment)
Adjournment Proceedings
A 30-minute period prior to the daily adjournment, during which Members may raise matters they believe have not been dealt with satisfactorily.
Adjournment of the House

In committees, Members undertake studies on departmental spending, legislation and issues related to their mandate, after which they report their conclusions to the House.


Meetings (Wednesday, January 31, 2018)

Members further Canada's interests at international conferences and meetings and promote democracy, economic and social ties with other nations.

Parliamentary Diplomacy

Events (Wednesday, January 31, 2018)