House of Commons Hansard #143 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was surplus.

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Privilege
Oral Questions

3:25 p.m.

An hon. member

That is a question of privilege.

Privilege
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3:25 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

It is a point of order. I did not say it was a point of privilege. Listen for a change.

Privilege
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3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. House leader for the official opposition knows there are two spokespersons for the board. He can approach them and perhaps elicit this information.

Privilege
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3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Eleni Bakopanos Ahuntsic, QC

That is right.

Privilege
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3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

There you have it.

I think we will leave that one with him to inquire about further in another place. We are not going to do that now.

Privilege
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3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

Mr. Speaker, in closing, I simply want to say that, last Friday, before 1,200 supporters from the riding of Bourassa, 3,125 members in my riding and thanks to everyone whom I contacted and with whom I spoke throughout Quebec, even journalists and sovereignists, I realized that they all understood that this was a prima facie question of privilege.

I do not want to debate this today, Mr. Speaker, but I respectfully ask that you rule this request in order so that I can immediately move my motion, after which we will be able to debate it.

Privilege
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3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

I will deal with the question of privilege first.

I have heard all the arguments by the hon. members on this matter. I thank them very much for their remarks. I will take all these submissions under consideration and I will come back to the House at a later date with my decision on this matter.

The hon. member for Ahuntsic on a point of order.

Privilege
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3:30 p.m.

Ahuntsic
Québec

Liberal

Eleni Bakopanos Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Social Development (Social Economy)

Mr. Speaker, actually the hon. member gave me a perfect opportunity to talk about the fact that there have been three letters sent to the Board of Internal Economy on the abuse of the privileges prior to this particular householder, another 10 percenter and another householder, both sent by the Bloc in my riding and there has been no answer from the Board of Internal Economy.

That is why I made the comment that I made. I think this House and myself as a member and my constituents deserve an answer from the Board of Internal Economy on the abuse of privileges in the House by the Bloc prior to the present.

We let the rules slip and therefore, we are going farther.

Privilege
Oral Questions

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

I can see we have disagreements here. I do not think we are going to deal with this matter on the Board of Internal Economy.

The opposition House leader is rising on a different point of order.

Business of the House
Oral Questions

October 27th, 2005 / 3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions between all parties and I think if you seek it, you will find acceptance for the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order, Bill C-357, an act to provide for an improved framework for economic, trade, cultural and other initiatives between the people of Canada and the people of Taiwan, standing in the name of the hon. member for Kootenay--Columbia, scheduled for debate on November 4, 2005, be dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence; that private member's hour be suspended for that day; and that the House continue with the business before it prior to private member's hour until the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Business of the House
Oral Questions

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the opposition House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Business of the House
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3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Karen Redman Kitchener Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I just have a point of clarification. I may have misheard, but it sounded like the hon. member opposite said November 4 and I believe it should be November 1.

Business of the House
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3:30 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, my understanding is that the hon. member for Kootenay--Columbia had exercised his right to exchange the date, and so it is currently November 4.

Business of the House
Oral Questions

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. opposition House leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Business of the House
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3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.