Evidence of meeting #162 for Procedure and House Affairs in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was first.

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Clerk of the Committee  Mr. Andrew Lauzon

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Larry Bagnell

Thank you.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

David, you've been to Centre Block as much as anybody. Is there not a delay?

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Liberal

David Graham Liberal Laurentides—Labelle, QC

It's a delay of about one and a half to two seconds.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

So it's nothing essential, okay. It's very handy having this. Now we can gauge with greater accuracy for getting up there.

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Liberal

David Graham Liberal Laurentides—Labelle, QC

It's always there, but it's not on.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

Wasn't it in our old digs over at 112 north? There was an old TV there, wasn't there?

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The Clerk of the Committee Mr. Andrew Lauzon

There are two TVs on the top of the cabinet.

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Liberal

David Graham Liberal Laurentides—Labelle, QC

[Inaudible--Editor] said that we should look at what we should do the next time.

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Conservative

John Nater Conservative Perth—Wellington, ON

We won't be there, I think. That's my understanding.

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Liberal

David Graham Liberal Laurentides—Labelle, QC

We won't, or they won't?

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Conservative

John Nater Conservative Perth—Wellington, ON

In theory the room itself won't be there.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

The room itself will be disassembled and replaced with something.

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Liberal

David Graham Liberal Laurentides—Labelle, QC

It could be a supply closet.

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Conservative

John Nater Conservative Perth—Wellington, ON

Only the heritage rooms will be 100% preserved.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

That somewhat, to some degree, was developing into a heritage room. In the woodwork, it had those carved insignia of the various services. It was on it's way to becoming a—

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Liberal

Chris Bittle Liberal St. Catharines, ON

That's why it had the hop leaves and grapes. It was the bar.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

Is that right? That was the bar? Is that for real?

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Liberal

Chris Bittle Liberal St. Catharines, ON

That's why there were grapes and hop leaves as a border around the top of the room.

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Liberal

Ruby Sahota Liberal Brampton North, ON

We have good conversations in this committee.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

I remember grapes, for sure. I don't remember the grape leaves, but okay.

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Liberal

David Graham Liberal Laurentides—Labelle, QC

You had to look up a little higher.

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Conservative

David Sweet Conservative Flamborough—Glanbrook, ON

In the previous Parliament, I chaired the veterans affairs committee, and we dedicated 112 north to the Canadian veterans. That's why we had the parliamentary carver do all the symbols on the walls for all of the branches of the armed forces to honour them. There was quite the fanfare with the Speaker, etc., to dedicate that room, and our hope was that it would be retained as a memorial to our veterans.

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Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston, ON

That's the kind of thing that you wouldn't be aware, David, but we passed a resolution in this committee. It was reported in the House, but it hasn't been adopted yet though, has it?

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Liberal

The Chair Liberal Larry Bagnell

Which one?