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Parliamentary Business

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (43rd Parliament, 1st Session)

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

Business Calendar

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019
10 12 2019

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

Past sitting
(Tuesday, December 10, 2019)
Agenda for Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Subject to change without notice.
10:00 a.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.
Business of Supply
The process by which the government submits its projected annual expenditures for parliamentary approval.
Special committee on Canada–China relations
Supplementary Estimates (A), 2019-20
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.
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.
Business of Supply
The process by which the government submits its projected annual expenditures for parliamentary approval.
Resuming debate interrupted at 2:00 p.m.
6:30 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.
Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne
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.

Committees

A new parliament has now started. However, committees may not take up the responsibilities assigned to them until their members have been named and a chair is duly elected.

Standing Order 104(1) provides that the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs shall prepare and report to the House the lists of Members to compose the standing and standing joint committees. Once the report on the membership of the standing committees has been approved by the House, a meeting of each standing committee is convened within 10 sitting days by the Clerk of the House, for the purpose of electing a Chair.

For more information, please consult the “Who sits on committees?” section of Our Procedure.

Meetings (Tuesday, December 10, 2019)

No meetings were held on that date.

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

Events (Tuesday, December 10, 2019)