Ms. Vandenbeld nominates Larry Bagnell as chair.
Are there further motions? None.
Since more than one candidate has been nominated, pursuant to Standing Order 106(3) I am required to preside over the election of the chair by secret ballot.
It has been moved by Mr. Graham that Mr. Chan be elected chair, and it has been moved by Ms. Vandenbeld that Mr. Bagnell be elected chair.
Before proceeding, I'll briefly explain the process. My colleague, also a procedural clerk at the House of Commons, will distribute a ballot to each member of the committee. You have to clearly indicate your choice by printing in block letters the name of your chosen candidate. You then deposit your ballot in the box when it circulates around the table. We will then count the votes and announce the name of the successful candidate. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, another ballot will have to be conducted in the same manner.
Allow me to repeat the names of the nominated candidates: Arnold Chan and Larry Bagnell.
Go ahead, Mr. Reid.