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Parliamentary Business

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (43rd Parliament, 1st Session)

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

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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In the House, Members come together to make laws, hold the government to account and decide on the affairs of the country.

The House is adjourned until Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).

Next sitting
(Thursday, December 12, 2019)
Previous sitting
(Wednesday, December 11, 2019)
Agenda for Wednesday, December 11, 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.
Routine Proceedings
Business of a basic nature for which a daily period is set aside in the House.
Orders of the Day
6:30 p.m.
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.
7:00 p.m.
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 (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)

There are no meetings planned for that date.

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

Events (Wednesday, December 11, 2019)