House of Commons Hansard #49 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was debt.

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Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Independent

John Nunziata York South—Weston, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. My understanding of the rules is that once the motion is put, a debate should ensue.

It seems to me the government has mismanaged the agenda to the point where it is trying to get unanimous consent to run through this House on the last day of sitting a number of measures for which it requires consent. At the very least, the government could grant us the courtesy of advising members of the opposition what these motions are all about.

I have no difficulty giving consent to having these motions carry. However, at the very least I would like to see what I am voting on in advance.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Speaker

In order to facilitate matters in the House, perhaps what I will do is give permission for the hon. member simply to put the motion. Would the hon. member please read the motion which he wants us to consider. We will go from there.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I believe that is wise counsel. I therefore rise to ask for the unanimous consent of the House to put the following motion. I move:

That 10 members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to Prince Rupert, Vancouver, Sechelt, Saanich, Ucluelet, Sointula, Alert Bay, Port Hardy and Campbell River for the week of January 18 to 26, 1998 and that the necessary staff do accompany the members of the committee.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Parrish Mississauga Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to ask permission of the House to present a report from an interparliamentary delegation that I inadvertently did not present this morning.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent?

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Carolyn Parrish Mississauga Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the first report of Canadian-NATO Parliamentary Association which represented Canada at the 1997 spring session of the North Atlantic Assembly of NATO Parliamentarians held in Luxembourg, May 28 to June 1, 1997.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to understand. A while ago, my colleague for Notre-Dame-de-Grace—Lachine could not even read her motion. She could not be heard. I would like some consistency, if our colleagues have presentations, if that is the ruling of the Chair, then hon. members—

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member is right. I thought we would get through an impasse here. Yes, we do have rules in the House. I detected a will on the part of the House to hear this motion and so I put it to the House.

The hon. member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine asked permission to put it to the floor. I asked permission and it was turned down.

You are right. I did perhaps transgress the rules. I hope the House will give me a bit of latitude on that. I think the House is reasonably well pleased with what it did decide on collectively. I take the hon. member's words to heart.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

Madam Speaker, I am seeking the unanimous consent of the House to table a very brief petition which I did not table this morning.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is there unanimous consent?

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

December 11th, 1997 / 3:25 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to table a petition from my constituents and individuals from Nova Scotia pertaining to the removal of GST from books, magazines and newspapers.

The petition is intended to urge the federal government to follow that recommendation, and I table it forthwith.

The House resumed consideration of the motion.