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Parliamentary Business

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (43rd Parliament, 1st Session)

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

Business Calendar

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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.

Past sitting
(Wednesday, July 22, 2020)
Agenda for Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Subject to change without notice.
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020
12:00 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.
Questions to Ministers
Government Business
Motions initiated by a Minister or Parliamentary Secretary.
COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government
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.


A new session 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.

The Special Order adopted by the House on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 provides that the membership of the standing committees, other than the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, be constituted by each recognized party's whip depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committees no later than Tuesday, October 6, 2020, and that the Clerk of the House shall convene organizational meetings of standing committees no later than Monday, October 19, 2020, including, as necessary, during the period of adjournment beginning Friday, October 9, 2020, provided that the organizational meetings for the following committees shall be held no later than Friday, October 9, but no earlier than Thursday, October 8, 2020, and may be convened with 24 hours' notice: (i) the Standing Committee on Health, (ii) the Standing Committee on Finance, (iii) the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, (iv) the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, (v) the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, (vi) the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, (vii) the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, (viii) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, (ix) the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations.

Meetings (Wednesday, July 22, 2020)

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

Events (Wednesday, July 22, 2020)