The meeting is called to order. This is the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, meeting number three, Thursday, February 12, 2009. The orders of the day are committee business.
I promised you, Ms. Chow, at the last meeting that you would be the first on the agenda today with respect to the estimates. In respect of my discussions with you earlier, I am going to take the position that any vote on the estimates is.... If you wish to make a motion, that's fine, but I'm telling you in advance that a motion involving the reduction, the negativing, or even adopting vote 1b of the estimates is out of order, because pursuant to the order made in the House, which was agreed to by the parties yesterday, the supplementary estimates were deemed to be reported back to the House yesterday at 5 o'clock.
Therefore, I would take the position that any motion with respect to the estimates to adopt, negative, or to reduce is out of order. But you can make a motion and we'll see what happens.