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View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
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2019-06-20 10:05 [p.29463]
Is there unanimous consent?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
The Speaker: We will be speaking more later, about our dear friend Mark.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-20 10:06 [p.29463]
Pursuant to subsection 79.2(2) of the Parliament of Canada Act, it is my duty to present to the House a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer, entitled “Election Proposal Costing Baseline”.
Pursuant to section 79.22 of the Parliament of Canada Act, it is my duty to present to the House a report from the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled “2018-19 Report on the Activities of the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer”.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-20 10:06 [p.29463]
I have the honour to lay upon the table the report of the Chief Electoral Officer on alternative signatures. This report is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
View Darrell Samson Profile
Lib. (NS)
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the delegation of the Canadian branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie, concerning its participation in the Bureau Meeting and the 44th Ordinary Session of the APF, held in Quebec City, from July 5 to 10, 2018.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-20 10:24 [p.29466]
I thank the hon. member for his very kind words.
The hon. member for Cloverdale—Langley City.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-20 10:27 [p.29467]
By an order made earlier this day, the House will now stand suspended until 12 p.m.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-20 12:04 [p.29467]
My dear colleagues, there have been discussions among members of the parties in the House, and I understand that we will now proceed to tributes to our late colleague, Mark Warawa.
I now recognize the member for Abbotsford.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-20 12:27 [p.29470]
I want to thank the hon. members for Abbotsford, Cloverdale—Langley City, Skeena—Bulkley Valley, Montcalm and Saanich—Gulf Islands for their very eloquent comments, to which I think we all want to attach ourselves.
Mark Warawa will be missed by all of us. He was a dedicated member of Parliament whose constituents' faith in him returned him to the House an impressive five times. Even more important, he was a good and kind man.
I knew him for many years. We served together on the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. We would often chat when walking back and forth between the House and committee. In all the years I knew him, whether it was privately or in the House or in committee, I never once heard him speak to or about anyone with malice.
He spoke here of course on May 7, his last appearance in the House, and it seems like only moments ago. He spoke with calm and serene confidence and courage. He still had some hope that maybe there would be a solution for him, something that would overcome this problem with cancer, but he also knew what might lie ahead and he faced it with serenity and courage.
He spoke about his work as a member of Parliament, his love for this place and love for his constituents. He spoke, of course, about his wife Diane and his love for her and for his children and grandchildren, to whom we all offer our condolences. Those people meant a lot to him, as I know his constituents did.
Colleagues, if we are all the poorer for his passing, we are the richer for having known him.
I invite all hon. members to stand to observe a moment of silence in honour of our dear colleague Mark Warawa.
[A moment of silence observed]
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
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2019-06-20 12:32 [p.29470]
Does the hon. government House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
The Speaker: The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
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2019-06-20 12:34 [p.29471]
May I first attach myself to the comments about our appreciation for all the staff in this place. I do not like to start listing them all, because I might miss some, but a couple come to mind, and that would be the people who do cleaning for us. When some of us come here very early in the morning, we find them finishing their work that they have been doing overnight. There are those who move furniture around. There are many others, so many others. There are the interpreters, and so many others. I have started to list, but I had better stop. There are so many who do such great work for us.
The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
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2019-06-20 12:35 [p.29471]
Accordingly, pursuant to an order made Wednesday, June 19, the House stands adjourned until Monday, September 16, 2019, at 11 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).
(The House adjourned at 12:35 p.m.)
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Lib. (NS)
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2019-06-19 14:03 [p.29381]
It being Wednesday, we will now have the singing of O Canada led by the hon. member for Chatham-Kent—Leamington.
[Members sang the national anthem]
View Geoff Regan Profile
Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-19 14:33 [p.29386]
The hon. member for Burnaby South.
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Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-19 14:44 [p.29388]
The right hon. Prime Minister.
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Lib. (NS)
View Geoff Regan Profile
2019-06-19 14:45 [p.29388]
Order. There is far too much noise in the House when people are trying to answer questions. They may not like the questions or the answers, but it is important in a democracy to hear both and not to be speaking when someone else is speaking. The hon. member for Carleton will come to order.
The hon. member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie.
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