Madam Speaker, in light of the serious rail strike afflicting the country which has been going on all week, I move:
That, notwithstanding any standing order, at the conclusion of Private Members' Business this day the House shall continue to sit in order to consider the report stage and the third reading stage of Bill C-77, an act to provide for the maintenance of railway operations and subsidiary services; that, for the purposes of this order, notice of any report stage amendments may be submitted to the Clerk no later than 5.00 p.m.;
That during the consideration of the aforementioned business no divisions may be deferred to another sitting day; that immediately after disposing of the third reading stage of the said bill the sitting shall be suspended to the call of the Chair, when it shall be reconvened for the sole purpose of a royal assent;
That, when the House returns from the said royal assent, it shall be adjourned until the next sitting day, provided that if a royal assent has not taken place by 9.00 a.m. on March 24, 1995, the House shall be reconvened for the sole purpose of being adjourned until 10.00 a.m. on that day.
I seek the unanimous consent of the House for this motion.