Monsieur Carrier, I have to give a ruling on this amendment.
Bill C-10 provides for new schedules concerning weeks of benefits. The amendment BQ-1 seeks to amend the bill so that schedule 8 remains in effect after September 11, 2010.
House of Commons Procedure and Practice states, at page 655:
An amendment must not offend the financial initiative of the Crown. An amendment is therefore inadmissible if it imposes a charge on the Public Treasury, or if it exceeds the objects or purposes or relaxes the conditions and qualifications as expressed in the Royal Recommendation.
In the opinion of the chair, the amendment proposes a new scheme that seeks to alter the terms and conditions of the royal recommendation; therefore, I rule this amendment inadmissible.
Because amendment BQ-4 is consequential on BQ-1, this ruling applies to it as well. Therefore, amendments BQ-1 and BQ-4 are inadmissible.
The chair's rulings are not debatable, but members can challenge the ruling if they so choose.