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View Linda Lapointe Profile
Lib. (QC)
Welcome to the 18th meeting of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, which concerns the determination of non-votable items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1).
We can consult the chart of items in the order of precedence.
Ms. Blaney, do you have the document?
View David de Burgh Graham Profile
Lib. (QC)
Are you okay with letting those first 10 be done, and we'll just discuss the other five?
I move:
That all items, except for Bills C-331, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights), C-419, An Act to amend the Bank Act, the Trust and Loan Companies Act, the Insurance Companies Act and the Cooperative Credit Associations Act (credit cards), C-420, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act, C-421, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec), and C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility), not be designated non-votable.
(Motion agreed to [See Minutes of Proceedings])
View David de Burgh Graham Profile
Lib. (QC)
I'd be curious to hear your view on those matters before and after—when you're in government and when you're in opposition. I'd love to hear the ones that haven't changed.
David Prest
View David Prest Profile
David Prest
2016-05-05 11:36
Well, here's one. I'll give you an example: motions to instruct a committee giving it authority to divide a bill. They are moved by a private member, but when the debate is adjourned they become a government order. They're controlled by the government afterwards, so they just sit there.
It used to be like that for standing committees, when they would report to the House. You'd move concurrence, and once that motion was adjourned it became a government order. We changed the rules to address that, because it didn't make sense, if you had a report that was ordering documents from the government, that the government controlled when that was going to come to a vote. They used to talk about how powerful committees were, and actually they weren't.
Anyway, we made that change. We should have made that change also for other routine motions during routine proceedings, such as for a motion of instruction to a committee.
That's just one off the top of my head.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
Good morning, everyone. Thank you for coming.
First of all, I want to extend my sincere condolences, once again, to the members of the Conservative caucus for your loss this week. It's affected everyone, but your caucus is going through some tough times. Again, you have our condolences for that.
I also want to welcome everyone to our first committee on private members' bills. I know that we've all been anxiously waiting to start this, because many of our members in all caucuses want to start presenting their bills.
I'm going to turn it over to Alexandre to walk us through the business of the day.
Abandoned vesselsAdult education and trainingAlcoholic drinksAlzheimer diseaseAnimal rights and welfareAsian CanadiansAtlantic CanadaBarbadosBreath alcohol analysisC-210, An Act to amend the National Anth ...C-221, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... ...Show all topics
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