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Evidence of meeting #51 for Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was amendment.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Chad Mariage  Procedural Clerk

4:30 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Just for clarification, what the government is proposing is reinsertion of clause 2 in the original Bill C-511 from where it had been negatived down to the end of....

My understanding is that the government is proposing the reinsertion of clause 2, which was negatived a few minutes ago, at the end of Bill C-511.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

Mr. Jean.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Conservative Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

And also just to bring in consistency with the MVSA throughout.

And Mr. Volpe, if there's not enough room for you on that side, we have lots of room over here. I just thought I would invite you.

4:30 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Thank you.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

Are there any further comments?

4:30 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

He's making me an offer. It's getting very serious.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

Thank you.

(Amendment agreed to) [See Minutes of Proceedings]

Now we're going to go back to Mr. McCallum's earlier intervention, and I'll ask Mr. McCallum. This will be a new clause. Do I have a number?

4:30 p.m.

Liberal

John McCallum Liberal Markham—Unionville, ON

Clause 6.2.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

Okay. Mr. McCallum.

4:30 p.m.

Liberal

John McCallum Liberal Markham—Unionville, ON

This is the thing I read earlier about the brake override. I read it twice, and it's just being placed in a different part of the bill. Do you want me to read it again? No? Okay.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

So it will be considered a new clause 6.2.

(Amendment agreed to)

We now move to clause 7.

Mr. Jean, G-7.

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Conservative Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Yes, Mr. Chair. Thank you.

We are recommending, Mr. Chair, replacing lines 8 and 9 on page 6 with the following: “tion or analysis of safety-related defect and may make”.

The rationale for this, Mr. Chair, is that the definition of safety-related defects based upon our previous amendments and proposals is now under section 2; therefore the removal of the reference to subsection 10(1).

4:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

The amendment is in order.

(Amendment agreed to)

(Clause 7 as amended agreed to)

We're now moving into a new clause, clause 8.

Mr. Jean, G-8.

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Conservative Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Mr. Chair, I understand from the legal team that worked on this particular bill that to ensure that regulations under Bill C-511 and other bills can withstand a legal challenge, it has recommended that these changes in particular be made in relation to this. As such, I would propose G-8, in that we would amend and add after line 10 on page 6 what you find in front of you, in relation to the offence for a corporation and an offence for an individual.

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

It is the position of the chair that this amendment is inadmissible, as it seeks to amend a section of the parent act not included in the bill.

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

Brian Jean Conservative Fort McMurray—Athabasca, AB

Mr. Chair, I would challenge that and your ruling in respect of that.

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

It's non-debatable. The chair's ruling has been challenged. I'll turn it over to my colleague beside me.

4:35 p.m.

Chad Mariage Procedural Clerk

The question is, shall the ruling of the chair be sustained?

4:35 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Can I ask a question of clarification? I'm not interested if it's—

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

It's not debatable.

4:35 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Liberal Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

No, I don't want a debate. I just want clarification.

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

It's not debatable. The chair has been challenged.

(Ruling of the chair overturned: nays 11; yeas 0)

March 1st, 2011 / 4:35 p.m.

Conservative

Cheryl Gallant Conservative Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

What is it you're asking?

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Merv Tweed

It appears that the amendment is admissible. I'll open the floor for debate.

4:35 p.m.

Conservative

Royal Galipeau Conservative Ottawa—Orléans, ON

On a point of order, Mr. Chair. Ms. Gallant did not hear her name called during the recorded division.