Evidence of meeting #41 for Official Languages in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was second.

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Conservative

The Chair Michael Chong

Welcome to the 41st meeting of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, today, Tuesday, May 8, 2012. Pursuant to Standing Order No. 106, we are here today to elect a vice-chair. Now I will let the clerk proceed with the election.

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The Clerk of the Committee Mr. Simon Larouche

Pursuant to Standing Order No. 106(2), the second vice-chair shall be a member of an opposition party other than the official opposition party.

I'm now prepared to receive a motion for a second vice-chair.

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NDP

Yvon Godin Acadie—Bathurst, NB

I nominate Stéphane Dion.

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Simon Larouche

It has been moved by Mr. Godin that Stéphane Dion be elected second vice-chair of the committee. Is it the pleasure of the committee to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Yes.

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The Clerk

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

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Conservative

The Chair Michael Chong

Thank you.

[Proceedings continue in camera]