House of Commons Hansard #156 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was history.

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6:05 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Pallister Portage—Lisgar, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. My understanding of the rules of this place is one must be in his or her chair at the time of the commencement of a vote. As much as I agree with the vote cast by the Minister of National Revenue, I cannot sit in acquiescence just because we agree on this bill. I believe if you confer with the minister you would find he entered the chamber after voting had commenced and therefore his vote should not be cast on the previous motion.

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The Deputy Speaker

I do not keep track of the members as they come and go, but perhaps the Minister of National Revenue could tell us exactly what happened.

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Liberal

John McCallum Markham—Unionville, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is possible that the hon. member is correct. I came in when I came in, I sat down and voted when it was my turn to vote.

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6:10 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Gauthier Roberval, QC

I rise on another point of order, Mr. Speaker.

Since all members present voted in favour of the bill at second reading, I think that we could find unanimous consent to put it to a vote at third reading immediately. This would ensure retroactivity for seniors.

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The Deputy Speaker

Let us deal with the first point of order first. Given the uncertainty, perhaps we will correct the record on the vote from the Minister of National Revenue and consider that no vote was cast.

Dealing with the point of order of the House leader of the Bloc Québécois, he has asked for unanimous consent to proceed to third reading. Is there consent?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

The House resumed from November 21 consideration of the motion that Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (members who cross the floor), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

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November 23rd, 2005 / 6:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-251 under private members' business.

Before the Clerk announced the results of the vote:

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6:20 p.m.

Liberal

Eleni Bakopanos Ahuntsic, QC

Mr. Speaker, I was not registered for that vote because I was distracted. I would like to be registered as voting with the government against the motion.

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Conservative

Garry Breitkreuz Yorkton—Melville, SK

Mr. Speaker, I would like to be recorded as voting yes.

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Conservative

James Lunney Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to be recorded as voting yes to the motion.

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The Deputy Speaker

Is the hon. member switching his vote from a no to a yes?

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Conservative

James Lunney Nanaimo—Alberni, BC

Yes.

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

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The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion lost.