House of Commons Hansard #69 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was going.

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The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (limiting credit for time spent in pre-sentencing custody), as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

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The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

There being no motions at report stage, the House will now proceed without debate to the putting of the question on the motion to concur in the bill at report stage.

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Niagara Falls
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Conservative

Rob Nicholson Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved that the bill be concurred in.

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NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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An hon. member

On division.

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The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

I declare the motion carried, on division.

(Motion agreed to)

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NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

When shall the bill be read a third time? By leave, now?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Conservative

Rob Nicholson Niagara Falls, ON

moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

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Conservative

Gord Brown Leeds—Grenville, ON

Madam Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today--

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Conservative

Rob Nicholson Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

Just after question period, at the time of the introduction of government bills, I indicated to the Chair that I was introducing a government bill. There may have been an oversight, and I appreciate that these things happen, but I would ask you to consider the situation, Madam Speaker.

I would make the case that it would not be necessary for unanimous consent because I believe it was just an oversight at the time during routine proceedings. I would ask that you have a look at that and make a decision.

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The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

It is my understanding, following the hon. minister's comments, from speaking to the table officers that there was an error at the Table, and as such, it would not require unanimous consent.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, I do understand that there was some flurry of activity over there. Government members said there was no bill and there was no response by way of standing up when that item was called.

I do not personally have a problem, but we do have procedures in this place. When we move down the list under routine proceedings, our convention has always been to ask for consent of the House to revert to an item, so that a matter that came up subsequently could be dealt with. I am just raising this from the standpoint of the practice and procedure of the House.

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Conservative

Rob Nicholson Niagara Falls, ON

Madam Speaker, I would ask the member to reconsider what I think he just suggested. He said that government members said there was no bill. No, we were saying all the time--