Evidence of meeting #45 for Justice and Human Rights in the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was years.

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5:20 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Jennings Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, QC

And it's based on this motion being carried; and if the motion is not carried, then the decision of the steering committee—

5:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

Would survive.

5:20 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Jennings Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, QC

—to have Bill C-232 dealt with first on Wednesday, November 4, will go forth?

5:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

That is correct.

5:20 p.m.

NDP

Joe Comartin Windsor—Tecumseh, ON

On a point of order, it was not just the steering committee; it was this committee. We adopted the recommendations.

5:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

It was adopted, yes. Absolutely.

Mr. Moore.

5:20 p.m.

Conservative

Rob Moore Fundy Royal, NB

I think the motion is quite doable. We've laid out how it could work by time, with Bill C-232 and clause-by-clause on Bill C-36. Rather than belabour the point, I'll just move that we vote on the motion, if I can do that.

5:20 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

I would rule that to be out of order.

Monsieur Lemay.

5:20 p.m.

Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

Mr. Chair, I am going to move the following amendment to the motion:That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights begin clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act) on Wednesday November 4th [...]

The rest of the sentence would be dropped and replaced by the following:[...] and that if clause-by-clause consideration is not completed on November 4th, it be continued on November 16th, and concluded November 16th.

Pardon me, Mr. Chair, I am going to clarify that in the following way:[...] that if it is not concluded by 5:30 p.m. on November 4th, it be continued and concluded on November 16th.

There. I think I have covered everything.

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

Let me read that back. The amendment would delete the last 13 words in the original motion and replace them with the following: “And that if clause-by-clause study is not completed by 5:30 p.m. on November 4th, that it continue on November 16th, and be completed on the 16th of November.”

5:25 p.m.

Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

There.

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

You have before you the amendment to the main motion.

Mr. Bagnell.

November 2nd, 2009 / 5:25 p.m.

Liberal

Larry Bagnell Yukon, YT

Does that mean that Bill C-232 would go as planned, first thing in the meeting on Wednesday?

5:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Ed Fast

Yes.

5:25 p.m.

Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

Mr. Chair, here is how I understand the situation: On November 4th, we are going to study Bill C-232. We will hear from the two remaining witnesses. If we have any time left, we are going to begin clause-by-clause consideration. If we do not complete it by 5:30 p.m. on November 4th, we will do so on November 16th.