House of Commons Hansard #115 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was parties.

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6:35 p.m.

The Speaker

The Chair appreciates the very helpful intervention of all hon. members on these matters. Members who are here for the vote are going to be counted unless they are noted in their absence. The hon. member for Kootenay--Columbia knows very well that quite often when a whip stands up, the whip will note that a certain member is no longer here. The hon. member said the chief government whip did not do it the last time. Maybe she did not see some of them go, I do not know. The Chair did not see either.

If there had been concerns about this, I am sure there would not have been consent to apply the vote. As it was, there was consent and the vote was applied. I suggest that given the margin of difference on the last motion the departure of some could not have made that much difference. I do not think we need deal with it further. I know the hon. member is diligent in pursuing these matters and ensuring that everyone is here and counted, and that is a good idea.

We will now deal with the last motion.

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6:40 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved that the bill, as amended, be concurred in with further amendments.

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The 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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6:45 p.m.

The 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 Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Speaker

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

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

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6:50 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

It being 6:50 p.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's Order Paper.

The House resumed from April 7 consideration of the motion that Bill C-343, an act to amend the Citizenship Act, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

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June 10th, 2003 / 6:50 p.m.

The Speaker

I should advise the House that if the hon. member for Okanagan—Shuswap speaks now, he will close the debate. We will therefore hear the hon. member for Mississauga South first.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I want to make a brief intervention. I know there is some opposition to this private member's bill. I simply wanted to put on the record that I very much support members bringing forward private members' initiatives such as this one which deals with citizenship. It is a very important matter. I think it has raised the level of the debate. I want to congratulate the member for bringing the issue forward and allowing the House the opportunity to discuss the issue.

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6:50 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Resuming debate. The hon. member for Okanagan--Shuswap.