House of Commons Hansard #63 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was yea.

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Division No. 940
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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:

(The House divided on Motion No. 293, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 941
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The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 293 lost.

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Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. In order to respond to the arguments of the government House leader, who finds that this voting process is costing the taxpayers a great deal of money, I have consulted with the other three opposition parties, and we propose, and request of this House, unanimous consent for the division to be held during the regular sitting hours of the House. We are doing so in response to the demands of the government.

I can state that all opposition parties would be in agreement on this. If we do not obtain unanimous consent, then the party in government will bear the responsibility. People will see how hypocritical they are.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

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The Deputy Speaker

Order, please. Is there unanimous consent of the House?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Deputy Speaker

There is obviously not unanimous consent.

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Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like you to explain what you mean by “obviously not”. I do not understand your comment.

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The Deputy Speaker

I heard many nays, so it is obvious that there is not unanimous consent.

The next question is on Motion No. 295. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?