Colleagues, before we begin our proceedings, I would like to say a few words about the special measures in place today.
To that end, pursuant to an order made Monday, April 20, 2020, the application of Standing Order 17 will be suspended for the current sitting to allow members to practise physical distancing. Members desiring to speak and address the Chair may do so from any seat in the House.
I will ask that all members tabling a document or moving a motion sign the document and bring it to the table themselves.
I wish to inform the House that pursuant to order made on April 20, I sent a notice of meeting calling the House to meet this day. On Thursday, April 27, I sent every member a message explaining why the House was being recalled. I now lay this notice on the table.
Pursuant to an order made on Monday, April 20, 2020, the House will now proceed to the introduction of government bills.