Evidence of meeting #30 for Environment and Sustainable Development in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was vice-chair.

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11:05 a.m.

The Clerk of the Committee Mrs. Guyanne Desforges

Honourable members of the committee, I see a quorum.

We can now proceed to the election of the chair. I am ready to receive motions to that effect.

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 debates.

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

Are there any motions?

Mr. Watson.

11:05 a.m.

Conservative

Jeff Watson Essex, ON

I nominate James Bezan for the chair.

11:05 a.m.

The Clerk

It has been moved by Mr. Watson that Mr. James Bezan be elected 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. James Bezan duly elected chair of the committee.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

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The Clerk

Before I invite Mr. Bezan to take the chair, we will proceed with the election of the vice-chairs.

I am now prepared to receive motions for first vice-chair. Pursuant to Standing Order 106(2), the first vice-chair must be a member of the official opposition.

Mr. Trudeau.

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Liberal

Justin Trudeau Papineau, QC

I nominate Mr. Scarpaleggia.

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The Clerk

It is moved by Mr. Trudeau that Mr. Scarpaleggia be elected first vice-chair of the committee.

Are there any other nominations?

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

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

(Motion agreed to)

I declare the motion carried and Mr. Scarpaleggia duly elected first vice-chair of the committee.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

11:10 a.m.

The Clerk

I am now prepared to hear nominations for the position of second vice-chair.

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

11:10 a.m.

Bloc

Christian Ouellet Brome—Missisquoi, QC

I nominate Bernard Bigras for the position of second vice-chair.

11:10 a.m.

The Clerk

It is moved by Mr. Ouellet that Bernard Bigras be elected second vice-chair of the committee.

Are there any other nominations?

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

(Motion agreed to.)

I declare the motion carried and Bernard Bigras duly elected second vice-chair of the committee.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

11:10 a.m.

The Clerk

I now invite Mr. James Bezan to take the chair.

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Conservative

The Chair James Bezan

I want to congratulate all the vice-chairs on their re-election and thank everyone for supporting me in my re-election.

We're going to suspend briefly and move in camera to discuss future business.

[Proceedings continue in camera]