House of Commons Hansard #106 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was quebec.

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November 25th, 1996 / 12:10 p.m.

Beauséjour
New Brunswick

Liberal

Fernand Robichaud Secretary of State (Agriculture and Agri-Food

moved:

That in relation to Bill C-63, an act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Referendum Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration of the report stage of the bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the third reading stage of the said bill and, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government business on the day allotted to the consideration of the report stage and second reading and on the day allotted to the third reading stage of the said bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required, for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.

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The Deputy Speaker

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

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Deputy Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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The Deputy Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Deputy Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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The Deputy Speaker

Call in the members.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

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The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

(Motion agreed to.)

The House resumed from November 22, 1996, consideration of Bill C-63, an act to amend the Elections Act and the Referendum Act, as reported (with amendments) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 3.

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Bloc

François Langlois Bellechasse, QC

Mr. Speaker, the motions in Group No. 3 concerning Bill C-63, an act to amend the Elections Act and the Referendum Act, were considered briefly on Friday.

As agreed, the hon. members for Stormont-Dundas, Calgary West and Kootenay East had the opportunity to speak at that time to help set the debate in context.

Mr. Speaker, I suggest the debate be adjourned at leisure so we have a chance to concentrate on the debate.

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The Deputy Speaker

The hon. member for Bellechasse has a point of order.

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Bloc

François Langlois Bellechasse, QC

Mr. Speaker, until such time as we can have an intelligent debate, I suggest the debate be adjourned at leisure.