House of Commons Hansard #38 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nisga'a.

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Blood Samples Act
Private Members' Business

11:45 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland

All those opposed will please say nay.

Blood Samples Act
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Some hon. members

Nay.

Blood Samples Act
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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Blood Samples Act
Private Members' Business

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland

Call in the members.

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

Division No. 534
Private Members' Business

December 13th, 1999 / 11:55 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

I declare the motion lost.

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Bloc

Michel Guimond Beauport—Montmorency—Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, I simply wanted to be sure that my vote was counted with my Bloc Quebecois colleagues. I am not sure my vote was counted, although I was present here in the House and wanted to vote in support of my colleague's motion.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

I have checked and the vote has been counted.

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Bloc

Benoît Sauvageau Repentigny, QC

Mr. Speaker, if the division bells had rung for 30 minutes, I would have been here to vote in support of the motion by my colleague from Berthier—Montcalm. I therefore want my vote to be recorded with the votes of the other members of my party.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The vote was counted.

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Bloc

Jocelyne Girard-Bujold Jonquière, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like my vote to be recorded as in favour of my colleague's motion.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The hon. member for Jonquière was not in the Chamber.

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Bloc

Paul Crête Kamouraska—Rivière-Du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

Mr. Speaker, I find it most unacceptable that it has been decided today to make use of a technicality to prevent members from voting.

The members who were in committee—

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Noon

An hon. member

The opposition has been gagged.

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Noon

Bloc

Paul Crête Kamouraska—Rivière-Du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

The decision was made to do away with the usual half hour which members need to get back to the House on this occasion—

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Noon

An hon. member

Shame on the Liberals.