Evidence of meeting #51 for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was amendment.

A recording is available from Parliament.

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Liberal

Joe Volpe Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

No, I don't want a debate. I just want clarification.

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

It's not debatable. The chair has been challenged.

(Ruling of the chair overturned: nays 11; yeas 0)

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Conservative

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

What is it you're asking?

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

It appears that the amendment is admissible. I'll open the floor for debate.

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Conservative

Royal Galipeau Ottawa—Orléans, ON

On a point of order, Mr. Chair. Ms. Gallant did not hear her name called during the recorded division.

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

The vote has been taken. The decision of the chair has been overturned. We're moving on.

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Conservative

Royal Galipeau Ottawa—Orléans, ON

Thank you, Mr. Chair.

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

The floor is open for debate on amendment G-8.

Mr. McCallum.

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Liberal

John McCallum Markham—Unionville, ON

I think it's the only amendment I don't understand. I wonder if Mr. Jean could explain briefly what the purpose of it is.

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Conservative

Brian Jean Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

In this case, I would like to call legal in. I'll try to explain it. My understanding of the rationale from the legal department is that the amendment is meant to ensure that the regulations under Bill C-511 are included and that other bills can withstand the legal challenge. For these reasons, it is recommended that the changes be made. That's my understanding. I don't know if I can be more clear than that.

(Amendment agreed to) [See Minutes of Proceedings]

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

Shall the short title carry?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

Shall the title carry?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

The Chair Merv Tweed

Shall the bill as amended carry?