Evidence of meeting #4 for Subcommittee on Private Members' Business in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was voted.

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

I recall Ms. Hoeppner's bill, and at the time there was also Breitkreuz's bill. Mr. Breitkreuz's bill had been dropped from the order paper the day before the subcommittee met. When the subcommittee met, Mr. Breitkreuz's bill was no longer in existence.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

So it's not something that's been negatived. It's something that's been dropped from the order paper. Is that the distinction?

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

The criterion is that it must not have been voted on. Mr. Breitkreuz's bill had not been voted on; it had been dropped.

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Conservative

The Chair Harold Albrecht

Okay. I see the distinction you're making.

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

Of course, it's from memory.

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Conservative

The Chair Harold Albrecht

All in favour of allowing Bill C-381 to proceed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

The Chair Harold Albrecht

Okay. So ordered.

Next is bill C-427.

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

This bill would amend the Income Tax Act to establish an income averaging system for artists. This bill is clearly within federal jurisdiction. It does not appear to violate the Constitution, including the charter. It is not similar to a private member's bill already voted on in the current session, and it's not similar to a government bill already voted on in the current session.

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Conservative

The Chair Harold Albrecht

Are there any concerns?

Seeing none, we'll proceed to bill C-425.

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

This bill would amend the Citizenship Act with respect to the residency requirement for permanent residents who are members of the Canadian armed forces. It also provides for the consequences of an act of war against the Canadian armed forces. This bill does not appear to be outside federal jurisdiction and does not violate the Constitution, including the charter. It is not similar to a private member's bill already voted on in the current session, and it is not similar to a government bill already voted on in the current session.

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Conservative

The Chair Harold Albrecht

Are there any concerns?

Seeing none, we will proceed to M-382.

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

This motion with respect to Canadian foreign policy on the right of freedom of religion and conscience does not appear to be outside federal jurisdiction. It does not appear to violate the Constitution. It is not substantially similar to a motion already voted on in the current session, and it's not similar to a government motion already voted on in the current session.

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Conservative

The Chair Harold Albrecht

Any concerns?

Seeing none, we'll proceed to C-420.

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Committee Researcher

Sebastian Spano

This bill will establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada. The measures provided in this bill do not appear to be outside federal jurisdiction. It does not appear to violate the Constitution, including the charter. There's no similar private member's bill that had been voted on in the current session, and there's no government bill already voted on in the current session. Once again, there might be a need for a royal recommendation for the adoption of this bill, but that is not a question for the subcommittee to decide.