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2019-12-10 [p.27]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), moved, — That, in light of the prolonged diplomatic crisis with China, the House appoint a special committee with the mandate to conduct hearings to examine and review all aspects of the Canada–China relationship, including, but not limited to, consular, economic, legal, security and diplomatic relations:
(a) that the committee be composed of 12 members, of which six shall be government members, four shall be from the official opposition, one shall be from the Bloc Québécois and one from the New Democratic Party;
(b) that changes in the membership of the committee shall be effective immediately after notification by the whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;
(c) that membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);
(d) that the members shall be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than January 15, 2020;
(e) that the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the said committee for no later than January 20, 2020;
(f) that the committee be chaired by a member of the government party;
(g) that notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), in addition to the Chair, there be one vice-chair from the official opposition, one vice-chair from the Bloc Québécois and one vice-chair from the New Democratic Party;
(h) that quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118 and that the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have that evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least four members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government;
(i) that the committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada;
(j) that the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings; and
(k) that the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Public Safety, and the Canadian ambassador to China be ordered to appear as witnesses from time to time as the committee sees fit.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-12-10 [p.29]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2019-12-10 [p.29]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 1 -- Vote no 1) - View vote details.
YEAS: 171, NAYS: 148
2019-08-21 [p.5751]
— Nos. 421-04215, 421-04481 and 421-04799 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-36-25;
2019-06-14 [p.5589]
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-04481) and two concerning the use of animals in research (Nos. 421-04482 and 421-04483);
2019-05-29 [p.5365]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), — That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee, chaired by the Speaker of the House, should be established at the beginning of each new Parliament, in order to select all Officers of Parliament; (Private Members' Business M-170)
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières), seconded by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “in the opinion of the House,” and substituting the following:
“during this Parliament, a special joint committee co-chaired by the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament should be created as a pilot project to begin undertaking the selection process for the vacant Auditor General of Canada position.”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1323 -- Vote no 1323) - View vote details.
YEAS: 49, NAYS: 231
2019-05-29 [p.5367]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1324 -- Vote no 1324) - View vote details.
YEAS: 57, NAYS: 222
2019-05-15 [p.5310]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), — That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee, chaired by the Speaker of the House, should be established at the beginning of each new Parliament, in order to select all Officers of Parliament. (Private Members' Business M-170)
2019-05-15 [p.5310]
Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières), seconded by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “in the opinion of the House,” and substituting the following:
“during this Parliament, a special joint committee co-chaired by the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament should be created as a pilot project to begin undertaking the selection process for the vacant Auditor General of Canada position.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-05-15 [p.5310]
The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 29, 2019, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.
2018-10-24 [p.4126]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), — That a special committee of the House be appointed with the purpose of conducting hearings and proposing a plan for a postal banking system administered under the Canada Post Corporation; that this Committee consist of ten members of which six shall be from the government party, three from the Official Opposition, and one from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the Committee have all the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said Committee be appointed by the Whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the Committee no later than a week after the adoption of the said motion; that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report to the House no later than 12 months after the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-166)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 904 -- Vote no 904) - View vote details.
YEAS: 55, NAYS: 220
2018-10-23 [p.4101]
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee, chaired by the Speaker of the House, should be established at the beginning of each new Parliament, in order to select all Officers of Parliament. (Private Members' Business M-170)
Debate arose thereon.
2018-10-22 [p.4087]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), — That a special committee of the House be appointed with the purpose of conducting hearings and proposing a plan for a postal banking system administered under the Canada Post Corporation; that this Committee consist of ten members of which six shall be from the government party, three from the Official Opposition, and one from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the Committee have all the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said Committee be appointed by the Whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the Committee no later than a week after the adoption of the said motion; that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report to the House no later than 12 months after the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-166)
The debate continued.
2018-06-13 [p.3647]
— No. 421-02285 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-36-12;
2018-06-11 [p.3606]
— No. 421-02277 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-36-11;
2018-06-01 [p.3393]
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning military medals and decorations (No. 421-02405), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-02406) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-02407);
2018-05-09 [p.3223]
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-02357) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-02358);
2018-04-30 [p.3166]
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-02284) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-02285);
2018-04-27 [p.3160]
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning military medals and decorations (No. 421-02276) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-02277);
2018-03-26 [p.3019]
Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), moved, — That a special committee of the House be appointed with the purpose of conducting hearings and proposing a plan for a postal banking system administered under the Canada Post Corporation; that this Committee consist of ten members of which six shall be from the government party, three from the Official Opposition, and one from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the Committee have all the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said Committee be appointed by the Whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the Committee no later than a week after the adoption of the said motion; that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report to the House no later than 12 months after the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-166)
Debate arose thereon.
2018-03-26 [p.3020]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River). (Private Members' Business M-166)
The debate continued.
2018-02-28 [p.2727]
Pursuant to Order made Monday, February 26, 2018, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), seconded by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), — That a special committee be appointed to conduct hearings on the matter of homelessness and to propose a national plan to prevent and end homelessness; that this Committee consist of ten members of which six shall be from the government party, three from the Official Opposition, and one from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the Committee have all the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said Committee be appointed by the Whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the Committee no later than a week after the adoption of the said motion; that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report to the House no later than 12 months after the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-147)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 456 -- Vote no 456) - View vote details.
YEAS: 125, NAYS: 167
2018-02-15 [p.2711]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), seconded by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), — That a special committee be appointed to conduct hearings on the matter of homelessness and to propose a national plan to prevent and end homelessness; that this Committee consist of ten members of which six shall be from the government party, three from the Official Opposition, and one from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the Committee have all the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said Committee be appointed by the Whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the Committee no later than a week after the adoption of the said motion; that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report to the House no later than 12 months after the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-147)
The debate continued.
2018-02-15 [p.2711]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, February 28, 2018, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.
2017-11-24 [p.2424]
Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), seconded by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), moved, — That a special committee be appointed to conduct hearings on the matter of homelessness and to propose a national plan to prevent and end homelessness; that this Committee consist of ten members of which six shall be from the government party, three from the Official Opposition, and one from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the Committee have all the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said Committee be appointed by the Whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the Committee no later than a week after the adoption of the said motion; that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report to the House no later than 12 months after the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-147)
Debate arose thereon.
2016-06-17 [p.669]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, June 7, 2016, the list of members for the Special Committee on Electoral Reform was deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House as follows:
Special Committee on Electoral ReformMembers (12)John AldagAlexandre BoulericeNathan CullenMatt DeCourceyGérard DeltellJason KenneyElizabeth MayScott ReidSherry RomanadoRuby SahotaFrancis ScarpaleggiaLuc Thériault
2015-12-11 [p.50]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to review the report of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada and other recent relevant consultation activities and studies, to consult with Canadians, experts and stakeholders, and make recommendations on the framework of a federal response on physician-assisted dying that respects the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the priorities of Canadians;
That five Members of the Senate and ten Members of the House of Commons be Members of the Committee with two Chairpersons of which the House Co-Chair shall be from the governing party and the Senate Co-Chair from the Official Opposition party; and, that one additional Member of the third party be a Member of the Committee without voting privileges;
That the House of Commons membership be determined by the whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s Members of the Committee no later than five sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
That changes in the membership of the Committee, on the part of the House of Commons, be effective immediately after a notification signed by the Member acting as the chief Whip of any recognized party has been filed with the clerk of the Committee;
That the Committee be directed to consult broadly, take into consideration consultations that have been undertaken on the issue, examine relevant research studies and literature, and review models being used or developed in other jurisdictions;
That the Committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the House;
That the Committee have the power to report from time to time, to send for persons, papers and records, and to print such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the Committee;
That the Committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff, including legal counsel;
That the quorum of the Committee be eight Members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses and all officially recognized parties are represented, and that the Joint Chairpersons be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six Members are present, so long as both Houses and all officially recognized parties are represented;
That the Committee have the power to appoint, from among its Members such sub-committees as may be deemed appropriate and to delegate to such sub-committees, all or any of its powers, except the power to report to the Senate and House of Commons;
That the Committee have the power to adjourn from place to place within and outside Canada;
That the Committee have the power to authorize television and radio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings;
That the Committee make its final report no later than February 26, 2016; and
That a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advisable, Members to act on the proposed Special Joint Committee.
2015-12-11 [p.54]
— ORDERED: That a Message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has adopted the following motion:
That a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to review the report of the External Panel on Options for a Legislative Response to Carter v. Canada and other recent relevant consultation activities and studies, to consult with Canadians, experts and stakeholders, and make recommendations on the framework of a federal response on physician-assisted dying that respects the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the priorities of Canadians;
That five Members of the Senate and ten Members of the House of Commons be Members of the Committee with two Chairpersons of which the House Joint-chair shall be from the governing party and the Senate Joint-chair from the Official Opposition party; and, that one additional Member of the third party in the House of Commons be a member of the Committee without voting privileges;
That, notwithstanding Rule 12-2 of the Rules of the Senate, the Honourable Senators Cowan, Joyal, P.C., Nancy Ruth, Ogilvie and Seidman be appointed to serve on the Committee;
That the House of Commons membership be determined by the whip of each party by depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s Members of the Committee no later than five sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
That changes in membership of the Committee on the part of the Senate be made in accordance with Rule 12-5 of the Rules of the Senate;
That changes in the membership of the Committee, on the part of the House of Commons, be effective immediately after a notification signed by the Member acting as the chief Whip of any recognized party has been filed with the clerk of the Committee;
That the Committee be directed to consult broadly, take into consideration consultations that have been undertaken on the issue, examine relevant research studies and literature and review models being used or developed in other jurisdictions;
That the Committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate;
That the Committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the House of Commons;
That the Committee have the power to report from time to time; to examine witnesses; to send for persons, papers and records, and to print such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the Committee;
That the Committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff, including legal counsel;
That the quorum of the Committee be eight Members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses and all officially recognized parties are represented, and that the Joint Chairs be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six Members are present, so long as both Houses and all officially recognized parties are represented;
That the Committee have the power to appoint, from among its Members such sub-committees as may be deemed appropriate and to delegate to such sub-committees, all or any of its powers, except the power to report to the Senate and House of Commons;
That the Committee have the power to adjourn from place to place within and outside Canada;
That the Committee have the power to authorize television and radio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings; and
That the Committee make its final report no later than February 26, 2016.
2015-02-24 [p.2169]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved, — That (a) the House recognize that (i) the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the prohibition on physician-assisted dying violates Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms which states that “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person and the right not to be deprived thereof except in accordance with the principles of fundamental justice”, (ii) the Supreme Court has suspended the implementation of its ruling for 12 months, (iii) the expected federal election and summer recess limit the remaining sitting days in 2015, (iv) Canadians expect Parliamentarians to take a leadership role on this issue and engage with it in an informed and respectful way, (v) a non-partisan, deliberate and effective discussion took place on this issue in the Quebec National Assembly, (vi) Parliament has a responsibility to respond to the Supreme Court ruling; and (b) a special committee be appointed to consider the ruling of the Supreme Court; that the committee consult with experts and with Canadians, and make recommendations for a legislative framework that will respect the Constitution, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the priorities of Canadians; that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada, subject to the usual authorization from the House; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than March 11, 2015; that the quorum of the committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report no later than July 31, 2015, provided that, if the committee has ready its report at any time the House stands adjourned, when that report is deposited with the Clerk of the House, it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House.
Debate arose thereon.
2015-02-24 [p.2175]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2015-02-24 [p.2175]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2015-02-24 [p.2175]
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 340 -- Vote no 340) - View vote details.
YEAS: 132, NAYS: 146
2013-10-17 [p.24]
Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), moved, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, for the purposes of facilitating and organizing the business of the House and its committees in the autumn of 2013,
(a) during the thirty sitting days following the adoption of this Order, whenever a Minister of the Crown, when proposing a motion for first reading of a public bill, states that the said bill is in the same form as a bill introduced by a Minister of the Crown in the previous Session, or that it is in the same form as a bill which had originated in the Senate and stood in the name of a Minister of the Crown in this House in the previous Session, if the Speaker is satisfied that the said bill is in the same form as at prorogation, notwithstanding Standing Order 71, the said bill shall be deemed in the current Session to have been considered and approved at all stages completed at the time of prorogation of the previous Session;
(b) in order to bring full transparency and accountability to House of Commons spending, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to: (i) conduct open and public hearings with a view to replace the Board of Internal Economy with an independent oversight body, (ii) invite the Auditor General, the Clerk and the Chief Financial Officer of the House of Commons to participate fully in these hearings, (iii) study the practices of provincial and territorial legislatures, as well as other jurisdictions and Westminster-style Parliaments in order to compare and contrast their administrative oversight, (iv) propose modifications to the Parliament of Canada Act, the Financial Administration Act, the Auditor General Act and any other acts as deemed necessary, (v) propose any necessary modifications to the administrative policies and practices of the House of Commons, (vi) examine the subject-matter of the motions, which had stood in the name of the Member for Papineau, placed on the Order Paper for the previous Session on June 10, 2013, and (vii) report its findings to the House no later than Monday, December 2, 2013, in order to have any proposed changes to expense disclosure and reporting in place for the beginning of the next fiscal year;
(c) when the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs meets pursuant to the order of reference set out in paragraph (b) of this Order, one Member who is not a member of a recognized party be allowed to participate in the hearings as a temporary, non-voting member of that Committee;
(d) the Clerk be authorized, if necessary, to convene a meeting of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs within 24 hours of the adoption of this Order;
(e) the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to study the Standing Orders and procedures of the House and its committees, including the proceedings on the debate held on Friday, February 17, 2012, pursuant to Standing Order 51;
(f) the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be the committee designated for the purposes of section 533.1 of the Criminal Code;
(g) the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics be the committee designated for the purposes of section 67 of the Conflict of Interest Act;
(h) the order of reference to the Standing Committee on Finance, adopted in the previous Session as Private Member’s Motion M-315, shall be renewed, provided that the Committee shall report its findings to the House no later than Wednesday, December 11, 2013;
(i) a special committee be appointed, with the mandate to conduct hearings on the critical matter of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and to propose solutions to address the root causes of violence against Indigenous women across the country, and that, with respect to the committee, (i) it consist of twelve members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, (ii) the Chair and the Vice-Chairs shall be the same Chair and Vice-Chairs elected by the previous Session’s Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women, (iii) the routine motions respecting committee business adopted on March 26 and April 18, 2013, by the previous Session’s Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women shall be deemed adopted, provided that it may, by motion, vary or rescind their provisions at a later date, (iv) it have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada, subject to the usual authorization from the House, (v) the members serving on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee within ten sitting days of the adoption of this Order, (vi) the quorum be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present, (vii) membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2), and (viii) it report its recommendations to the House no later than February 14, 2014;
(j) with respect to any order of reference created as a consequence of this Order, any evidence adduced by a committee in the previous Session shall be deemed to have been laid upon the Table in the present Session and referred to the appropriate committee;
(k) the reference to “September 30” in Standing Order 28(2)(b) shall be deemed, for the calendar year 2013, to read “November 8”;
(l) the reference to “the tenth sitting day before the last normal sitting day in December” in Standing Order 83.1 shall be deemed, for the calendar year 2013, to read “Wednesday, December 11, 2013”; and
(m) on Thursday, October 31, 2013, the hours of sitting and order of business of the House shall be that of a Friday, provided that (i) the time for filing of any notice be no later than 6:00 p.m., (ii) when the House adjourns it shall stand adjourned until Monday, November 4, 2013, and (iii) any recorded division in respect of a debatable motion requested on, or deferred to, October 31, 2013, shall be deemed to be deferred or further deferred, as the case may be, to the ordinary hour of daily adjournment on November 4, 2013. (Government Business No. 2)
Debate arose thereon.
2012-11-21 [p.2327]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), seconded by Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), — That, given that bullying is a serious problem affecting Canadian communities, a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to develop a National Bullying Prevention Strategy to: (a) study the prevalence and impact of different types of bullying, including physical, verbal, indirect and cyber bullying; (b) identify and adopt a range of evidence-based anti-bullying best practices; (c) promote and disseminate anti-bullying information to Canadian families through a variety of mediums; (d) provide support for organizations that work with young people to promote positive and safe environments; (e) focus on prevention rather than criminalization; and that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than five sitting days following the adoption of this motion; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to this House within one year of the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-385)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 503 -- Vote no 503) - View vote details.
YEAS: 134, NAYS: 149
2012-11-20 [p.2315]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), seconded by Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), — That, given that bullying is a serious problem affecting Canadian communities, a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to develop a National Bullying Prevention Strategy to: (a) study the prevalence and impact of different types of bullying, including physical, verbal, indirect and cyber bullying; (b) identify and adopt a range of evidence-based anti-bullying best practices; (c) promote and disseminate anti-bullying information to Canadian families through a variety of mediums; (d) provide support for organizations that work with young people to promote positive and safe environments; (e) focus on prevention rather than criminalization; and that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than five sitting days following the adoption of this motion; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to this House within one year of the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-385)
The debate continued.
2012-11-20 [p.2315]
At 7:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
2012-11-20 [p.2316]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, November 21, 2012, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.
2012-10-15 [p.2131]
Mr. Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), seconded by Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), moved, — That, given that bullying is a serious problem affecting Canadian communities, a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to develop a National Bullying Prevention Strategy to: (a) study the prevalence and impact of different types of bullying, including physical, verbal, indirect and cyber bullying; (b) identify and adopt a range of evidence-based anti-bullying best practices; (c) promote and disseminate anti-bullying information to Canadian families through a variety of mediums; (d) provide support for organizations that work with young people to promote positive and safe environments; (e) focus on prevention rather than criminalization; and that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than five sitting days following the adoption of this motion; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to this House within one year of the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-385)
Debate arose thereon.
2012-09-26 [p.2076]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), seconded by Mr. Watson (Essex), — That a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth and to answer the questions hereinafter set forth;
that the membership of the special committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the membership report of the special committee be presented to the House no later than 20 sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
that substitutions to the membership of the special committee be allowed, if required, in the manner provided by Standing Order 114(2);
that the special committee have all the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; and
that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions,
(i) what medical evidence exists to demonstrate that a child is or is not a human being before the moment of complete birth, (ii) is the preponderance of medical evidence consistent with the declaration in Subsection 223(1) that a child is only a human being at the moment of complete birth, (iii) what are the legal impact and consequences of Subsection 223(1) on the fundamental human rights of a child before the moment of complete birth, (iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1). (Private Members' Business M-312)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 466 -- Vote no 466) - View vote details.
YEAS: 91, NAYS: 203
2012-09-21 [p.2053]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), seconded by Mr. Watson (Essex), — That a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth and to answer the questions hereinafter set forth;
that the membership of the special committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the membership report of the special committee be presented to the House no later than 20 sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
that substitutions to the membership of the special committee be allowed, if required, in the manner provided by Standing Order 114(2);
that the special committee have all the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; and
that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions,
(i) what medical evidence exists to demonstrate that a child is or is not a human being before the moment of complete birth, (ii) is the preponderance of medical evidence consistent with the declaration in Subsection 223(1) that a child is only a human being at the moment of complete birth, (iii) what are the legal impact and consequences of Subsection 223(1) on the fundamental human rights of a child before the moment of complete birth, (iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1). (Private Members' Business M-312)
The debate continued.
2012-09-21 [p.2053]
At 2:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
2012-09-21 [p.2054]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, September 26, 2012, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.
2012-05-30 [p.1346]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), seconded by Mr. Easter (Malpeque), moved, — That a special committee be appointed to consider the status of cooperatives in Canada and to make recommendations by: (a) identifying the strategic role of cooperatives in our economy; (b) outlining a series of economic, fiscal and monetary policies for strengthening Canadian cooperatives as well as for protecting the jobs they create; (c) exploring the issue of capitalization of cooperatives, its causes, effects and potential solutions; (d) exploring whether the Canada Cooperatives Act of 1998 requires updating; (e) identifying what tools the government can use to provide greater support and a greater role to Canadian cooperatives; and that the committee consist of twelve members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada, subject to the usual authorization from the House; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than June 8, 2012; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the Committee report its recommendations to this House no later than November 30, 2012.
Debate arose thereon.
2012-05-30 [p.1346]
At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
2012-04-26 [p.1126]
Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), seconded by Mr. Watson (Essex), moved, — That a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth and to answer the questions hereinafter set forth;
that the membership of the special committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the membership report of the special committee be presented to the House no later than 20 sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
that substitutions to the membership of the special committee be allowed, if required, in the manner provided by Standing Order 114(2);
that the special committee have all the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; and
that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions,
(i) what medical evidence exists to demonstrate that a child is or is not a human being before the moment of complete birth, (ii) is the preponderance of medical evidence consistent with the declaration in Subsection 223(1) that a child is only a human being at the moment of complete birth, (iii) what are the legal impact and consequences of Subsection 223(1) on the fundamental human rights of a child before the moment of complete birth, (iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1). (Private Members' Business M-312)
Debate arose thereon.
2010-06-17 [p.560]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), moved, — That a special committee of the House be hereby established to undertake an immediate study of all relevant issues pertaining to prorogation, including the circumstances in which a request that Parliament be prorogued would be appropriate or inappropriate, and the nature of any rule changes (either by way of the Standing Orders or legislation or both) that may be necessary to avoid any future misuse of prorogation;
that, as part of this study, the committee take into account the specific proposals for new rules pertaining to prorogation offered by the Leader of the Opposition, including: (a) a requirement that the Prime Minister give Parliament written notice in advance of any request to prorogue, together with his/her reasons therefor; (b) a requirement that there be a debate in the House of Commons after any such notice is given, but before any request for prorogation is made; (c) a requirement that the express consent of the House of Commons be obtained at the conclusion of any such debate if (i) fewer than 12 months have passed since the last Speech from the Throne, (ii) the requested prorogation is for a period of more than 30 days, or (iii) an issue of confidence is outstanding before the House; and (d) a provision that allows committees of Parliament to continue to function during any prorogation; and
that the special committee report to the House no later than June 23, 2010.
Debate arose thereon.
2010-06-17 [p.561]
Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended:
(a) by adding after the words “during any prorogation” in section (d) the following:
“that the special committee also take into account any report on prorogation that may be forthcoming from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and provide an analysis of the consequences of the use of prorogation as a device to avoid accountability or to silence voices that may wish to express disagreement with the government;
that the committee consist of 11 members which shall include five members from the government party, three members from the Official Opposition, two members from the Bloc Québécois and one member from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the Official Opposition;
that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders;
that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than June 23, 2010;
that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2)”; and
(b) by deleting the words “June 23, 2010” and substituting the following:
“November 2, 2010”.
Debate arose thereon.
2010-06-17 [p.565]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre).
The debate continued.
2010-06-17 [p.565]
The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the recorded division was deferred until the conclusion of the consideration of motions relating to the Estimates.
2010-06-17 [p.565]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That a special committee of the House be hereby established to undertake an immediate study of all relevant issues pertaining to prorogation, including the circumstances in which a request that Parliament be prorogued would be appropriate or inappropriate, and the nature of any rule changes (either by way of the Standing Orders or legislation or both) that may be necessary to avoid any future misuse of prorogation;
that, as part of this study, the committee take into account the specific proposals for new rules pertaining to prorogation offered by the Leader of the Opposition, including: (a) a requirement that the Prime Minister give Parliament written notice in advance of any request to prorogue, together with his/her reasons therefor; (b) a requirement that there be a debate in the House of Commons after any such notice is given, but before any request for prorogation is made; (c) a requirement that the express consent of the House of Commons be obtained at the conclusion of any such debate if (i) fewer than 12 months have passed since the last Speech from the Throne, (ii) the requested prorogation is for a period of more than 30 days, or (iii) an issue of confidence is outstanding before the House; and (d) a provision that allows committees of Parliament to continue to function during any prorogation; and
that the special committee report to the House no later than June 23, 2010.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), — That the motion be amended:
(a) by adding after the words “during any prorogation” in section (d) the following:
“that the special committee also take into account any report on prorogation that may be forthcoming from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and provide an analysis of the consequences of the use of prorogation as a device to avoid accountability or to silence voices that may wish to express disagreement with the government;
that the committee consist of 11 members which shall include five members from the government party, three members from the Official Opposition, two members from the Bloc Québécois and one member from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the Official Opposition;
that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders;
that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than June 23, 2010;
that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2)”; and
(b) by deleting the words “June 23, 2010” and substituting the following:
“November 2, 2010”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 77 -- Vote no 77) - View vote details.
YEAS: 98, NAYS: 141
2010-06-17 [p.567]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer).
2010-06-17 [p.567]
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 78 -- Vote no 78) - View vote details.
YEAS: 50, NAYS: 189
2010-03-03 [p.10]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, for the remainder of the current session, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs shall have the same power with respect to the membership of special committees that it has with respect to the membership of standing committees pursuant to Standing Order 114(4).
2009-03-04 [p.208]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, for the remainder of the current session, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs shall have the same power with respect to the membership of special committees that it has with respect to the membership of standing committees pursuant to Standing Order 114(4).
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