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Parliamentary Business

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (42nd Parliament, 1st Session)

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

Business Calendar

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Dissolution of Parliament

The 42nd Parliament was dissolved on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Information about dissolution

Information about dissolution can be found in the Compendium of House of Commons Procedure.

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, February 27, 2019)
Agenda for Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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.
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.
Instruction to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (precarious employment in Canada)
Instruction to the Standing Committee on Health (level of fitness and physical activity of youth)
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 introduced by a Minister in the House.
Private Members' Business
Bills and motions sponsored by private Members, for which a period is devoted each sitting day.
Mennonite Heritage Week
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.


Upon dissolution, all business before committees is terminated and all committees, without exception, cease to exist until the House reconstitutes them following the election.

All orders of reference expire, and the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of all committees cease to hold office. Until committees are reconstituted in the new session of a Parliament, they have no members.

The effect of dissolution upon committees is essentially the same as that of prorogation, although the government is no longer required to provide comprehensive responses to committee reports. In addition, all Committee orders, if any, for the appearance of witnesses or the production of papers become null and void.

To obtain further information about the effect of dissolution on committees, please consult the “Committee Lifespans” section of Chapter 20 of House of Commons Procedure and Practice or the “Dissolution of Parliament” section of the Compendium of House of Commons Procedure.

Meetings (Wednesday, February 27, 2019)

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

Events (Wednesday, February 27, 2019)