House of Commons Hansard #45 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was epilepsy.

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NDP

Charlie Angus Timmins—James Bay, ON

Mr. Speaker, we need to find out what the obstructions were in terms of getting the documents, what the problem was with getting clear witness testimony that was verifiable and what the role of the Prime Minister was in sending a letter, talking about RCMP allegations that were never brought to light.

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Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, sadly, we see that the member for Timmins—James Bay is continuing with the NDP pattern of delay and obfuscation when it comes to debating government legislation. We have government legislation that we consider to be of importance to all Canadians, yet the NDP sees fit on almost a daily basis to try to delay and sidetrack important debate from occurring in this place.

Therefore, I have no alternative but to, regretfully, move the following motion. I move:

That the debate be now adjourned.

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

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

Vote #54

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

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Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I refer to what has just taken place. I look at the order paper where it says that debate is limited to two hours, pursuant to section 28(11) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons. That is reflecting the amount of debate that should have been allowed on this particular issue.

That is the reason I stand on a point of order. It is important to note that the NDP had moved a motion that was supposed to be entitled to two hours of debate and before any other member was even afforded the opportunity to speak to the motion, the government, using its majority, made the—

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4:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order, please. I have to stop the member there.

The motion to adjourn a debate is not debatable. It is votable and members have all had the opportunity to express their view on the motion, and the House has just taken a decision on it.

Given the results of the previous vote, the Chair would like to remind the House of the provisions of subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, which reads:

If no motion pursuant to subsection (11) has been previously moved and disposed of, a motion to concur in the report shall be deemed to have been moved on the 30th sitting day after the day on which the report was tabled, and the Speaker shall immediately put every question necessary to dispose of the motion.

Given that the motion of the member for Timmins—James Bay has not been disposed of and given that today is the 30th sitting day after the day on which the report was tabled, the Chair is obliged to proceed.

In accordance with subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, a motion to concur in the report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, entitled The Guergis Report, is deemed to have been moved.

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

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.