Evidence of meeting #46 for Agriculture and Agri-Food in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was chair.

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The Clerk of the Committee Mr. David-Andrés Novoa

Good morning, honourable members. I see a quorum.

I must inform members that the clerk of the committee can only receive motions for the election of the chair. The clerk cannot receive other types of motions, cannot entertain points of order, nor participate in debate.

Therefore, we can proceed to the election of the chair.

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the chair must be a member of the government party.

I am ready to receive motions for the chair.

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Conservative

Brian Storseth Westlock—St. Paul, AB

I move that Mr. Tweed be chair.

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An hon. member

What?

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Conservative

Brian Storseth Westlock—St. Paul, AB

Larry isn't here.

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Conservative

Pierre Lemieux Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

We would know if Larry were here.

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The Clerk

It has been moved by Mr. Storseth that Mr. Merv Tweed be elected as the chair of the committee.

Are there any further motions?

Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?

(Motion agreed to)

I declare the motion carried and Mr. Merv Tweed the duly elected chair of the committee.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

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The Clerk

Before inviting Mr. Tweed to take the chair, if the committee wishes, we will now proceed to the election of the vice-chairs.

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the first vice-chair must be a member of the official opposition.

I am now ready to receive motions for the election of the first vice-chair.

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Liberal

Frank Valeriote Guelph, ON

I move that Mr. Malcolm Allen be the first vice-chair.

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The Clerk

It has been moved by Mr. Valeriote that Malcolm Allen be elected first vice-chair of the committee.

Are there any further motions?

(Motion agreed to)

I declare the motion carried and Malcolm Allen duly elected first vice-chair of the committee.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

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NDP

Malcolm Allen Welland, ON

Thank you.

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The Clerk

Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the second vice-chair must be a member of an opposition party other than the official opposition.

I am now prepared to receive a motion for the second vice-chair.

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NDP

Malcolm Allen Welland, ON

Unlike my good friend, Mr. Storseth, I think Mr. Valeriote would be an excellent choice.

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The Clerk

It has been moved by Mr. Malcolm Allen that Mr. Frank Valeriote be elected as second vice-chair of the committee.

Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?

(Motion agreed to)

I declare the motion carried and Mr. Frank Valeriote the duly elected second vice-chair of the committee.