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2014-03-27 [p.744]
Pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(1), Ms. Leitch (Minister of Labour), seconded by Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to consider the matter of accusations of the Official Opposition's improper use of House of Commons resources for partisan purposes; and
that the Leader of the Opposition be ordered to appear as a witness at a televised meeting of the Committee to be held no later than May 16, 2014.
2014-03-27 [p.745]
The question was put on the motion and, less than 25 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(3), the motion was adopted.
2011-06-23 [p.152]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), seconded by Mr. Allen (Welland), Bill C-258, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act (use of resources by members), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2010-11-03 [p.861]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), seconded by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), Bill C-589, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Post Corporation Act (use of resources by members), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2010-04-16 [p.217]
Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (question of privilege relating to mailings sent into the riding of Mount Royal). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-31.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 and 7) was tabled.
2010-04-16 [p.217]
Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (question of privilege relating to mailings sent into the riding of Sackville—Eastern Shore). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-32.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 and 7) was tabled.
2010-04-16 [p.217]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.
Accordingly, the following recommendation of the Committee was agreed to:
That, in light of the vote in the House of Commons to end the practice of Members sending mass mailings, known as "ten-percenters", into ridings other than their own, and the subsequent decision of the Board of Internal Economy to limit "ten-percenters" to Members’ own ridings, the Committee recommends that the Order of the House adopted March 15, 2010, in relation to the matter of privilege raised by the Member for Mount Royal be discharged without prejudice.
2010-04-16 [p.217]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.
Accordingly, the following recommendation of the Committee was agreed to:
That, in light of the vote in the House of Commons to end the practice of Members sending mass mailings, known as "ten-percenters", into ridings other than their own, and the subsequent decision of the Board of Internal Economy to limit "ten-percenters" to Members’ own ridings, and in light of the apology by the Member from Saskatoon—Wanuskewin in the House of Commons to the Member from Sackville—Eastern Shore, the Committee recommends that the Order of the House adopted March 15, 2010, in relation to the matter of privilege raised by the Member for Sackville—Eastern Shore be discharged.
2010-03-16 [p.87]
Pursuant to Order made Monday, March 15, 2010, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should show leadership in reducing government waste by rolling-back its own expenditures on massive amounts of partisan, taxpayer-paid government advertising, ministerial use of government aircraft, the hiring of external “consultants”, and the size of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council Office, which together could represent a saving to taxpayers of more than a billion dollars; and to show its own leadership in this regard, the House directs its Board of Internal Economy to take all necessary steps to end immediately the wasteful practice of Members sending mass mailings, known as “ten-percenters”, into ridings other than their own, which could represent another saving to taxpayers of more than $10 million.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 4 -- Vote no 4) - View vote details.
YEAS: 140, NAYS: 137
2010-03-15 [p.81]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should show leadership in reducing government waste by rolling-back its own expenditures on massive amounts of partisan, taxpayer-paid government advertising, ministerial use of government aircraft, the hiring of external “consultants”, and the size of the Cabinet, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council Office, which together could represent a saving to taxpayers of more than a billion dollars; and to show its own leadership in this regard, the House directs its Board of Internal Economy to take all necessary steps to end immediately the wasteful practice of Members sending mass mailings, known as “ten-percenters”, into ridings other than their own, which could represent another saving to taxpayers of more than $10 million.
Debate arose thereon.
2010-03-15 [p.82]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member from Malpeque, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.
2010-03-15 [p.82]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, in relation to the following motion “That the matter of the questions of privilege raised by the Member from Sackville—Eastern Shore on November 3, 2009, and by the Member from Mount Royal on November 26, 2009, be now referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and that the evidence heard and papers received in the preceding session be taken into consideration in this session.”, the motion be deemed moved and seconded; the length of speeches be two minutes maximum and the speeches be not subject to a question and comment period; and after no more than one speaker from each of the recognized parties has spoken, the motion be deemed agreed to.
2010-03-15 [p.82]
Accordingly, the motion, — That the matter of the questions of privilege raised by the Member from Sackville—Eastern Shore on November 3, 2009, and by the Member from Mount Royal on November 26, 2009, be now referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and that the evidence heard and papers received in the preceding session be taken into consideration in this session, was deemed moved and seconded.
Debate arose thereon.
2010-03-15 [p.83]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2010-03-15 [p.83]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.
2009-11-30 [p.1107]
Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), — That the matter of the question of privilege raised by the Member from Mount Royal be now referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 138 -- Vote no 138) - View vote details.
YEAS: 151, NAYS: 136
2009-11-26 [p.1096]
A question of privilege having been raised by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), the Speaker ruled that there was a prima facie case of privilege;
Whereupon, Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), moved, — That the matter of the question of privilege raised by the Member from Mount Royal be now referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
Debate arose thereon.
2009-11-19 [p.1058]
A question of privilege having been raised by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), the Speaker ruled that there was a prima facie case of privilege;
Whereupon, Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), moved, — That the matter of the question of privilege raised by the Member from Sackville—Eastern Shore on November 3rd of this year be now referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
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