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House of Commons Hansard #63 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was yea.

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Division No. 792Government Orders

1:40 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

(The House divided on Motion No. 35, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 793Government Orders

1:45 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 35 lost.

Division No. 793Government Orders

1:45 a.m.

Bloc

Réal Ménard Bloc Hochelaga—Maisonneuve, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I ask for the unanimous consent of the House to welcome the hon. member for Edmonton North in her new role as leader of the opposition.

Division No. 793Government Orders

1:45 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The next question is on Motion No. 36.

(The House divided on Motion No. 36, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 794Government Orders

1:50 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 36 lost.

Division No. 794Government Orders

1:50 a.m.

Bloc

Michel Bellehumeur Bloc Berthier—Montcalm, QC

Mr. Speaker, on a point of order. I think it would be a good idea for you to enlighten the House at this time. I have heard a number of Liberal members wondering whether one of our colleagues wearing a turtle neck is entitled to vote.

I tell them he is entitled to vote, but they stubbornly insist—

Division No. 794Government Orders

1:50 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

All members in the House are always entitled to vote. I have heard no mention of this. We will therefore continue with the votes.

Division No. 794Government Orders

1:50 a.m.

Bloc

Michel Bellehumeur Bloc Berthier—Montcalm, QC

Mr. Speaker, in order to enlighten this House I raise a point of order. I ask you whether a colleague in this House wearing a turtle neck is entitled to vote.

Division No. 794Government Orders

1:50 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I am well aware that it is late, but if I remember what the Speaker said the last time we discussed this matter, we decided that a tie is not required for a member to vote in the House.

I think this is how we decided. It is fairly late and perhaps a little too late to look at all the precedents on this. Perhaps tomorrow we can no doubt look at this.

I cannot recognize the member for Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-de-la-Madeleine—Pabok for the moment.

The next question is on Motion No. 37.

(The House divided on Motion No. 37, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 795Government Orders

March 13th, 2000 / 2 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 37 lost.

The next question is on Motion No. 38.

(The House divided on Motion No. 38, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 796Government Orders

2:05 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 38 lost.

The next question is on Motion No. 39.

(The House divided on Motion No. 39, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 797Government Orders

2:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 39 lost.

The next question is on Motion No. 40.

(The House divided on Motion No. 40, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 798Government Orders

2:15 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 40 lost.

The next question is on Motion No. 41.

(The House divided on Motion No. 41, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 799Government Orders

2:20 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 41 lost.

The next question is on Motion No. 42.

(The House divided on Motion No. 42, which was negatived on the following division:)

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare Motion No. 42 lost.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Bloc

Michel Bellehumeur Bloc Berthier—Montcalm, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. If you had been a bit more quick to act and had given me the time to vote, I would have supported this amendment.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Undoubtedly.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Bloc

Richard Marceau Bloc Charlesbourg, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. If you had been, as usual, kind enough to give me the time to vote, I would have voted like the whip of the Bloc Quebecois.

I ask that my vote be recorded in favour of the amendment.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Bloc

Réal Ménard Bloc Hochelaga—Maisonneuve, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I want to be recorded as having voted the same way as the whip did. I think your decision makes you unworthy of sitting in the chair.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Bloc

Paul Crête Bloc Kamouraska—Rivière-Du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. With your hasty decision, you prevented me from voting and I believe I should have had the right to vote on this motion. I ask that my vote be recorded in favour of the motion.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Bloc

Gérard Asselin Bloc Charlevoix, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. As you know, members vote from the front to the back rows. At one point, you asked what members were against the amendment. We were penalized and we ask that our vote be recorded.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Order, please. The Speaker rose and when he does, honourable members have to sit down.

It is obvious that some members wished to vote on the last vote but did not rise when the vote was taking place. There is some obligation on members to move when the clerk at the table is calling the vote.

The Speaker has an obligation before the House to continue with the work of the House. If members want to vote, I can solve this problem immediately.

Is there unanimous consent for the members of the Bloc Quebecois who did not vote on the last question to be recorded as having voted like on the previous question?

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:25 a.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Division No. 800Government Orders

2:30 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

We can resolve this problem, unless there is not unanimous consent to apply the vote. We have no option now but to continue to vote. Is there unanimous consent?