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House of Commons Hansard #115 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was parties.

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

Jim Karygiannis Liberal Scarborough—Agincourt, ON

Mr. Speaker, you do not have unanimous consent.

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The Speaker

All those in favour of Motion No. 14 will please rise.

(The House divided on Motion No. 14, which was agreed to on the following division:)

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The Speaker

I declare Motion No. 14 carried.

The next question is on Motion No. 12.

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Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, you might wish to ask if there is consent in the House that those who voted on the previous motion be recorded as voting on Motion No. 12, with Liberal members voting no.

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The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to proceed in this way?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Canadian Alliance

Dale Johnston Canadian Alliance Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, Canadian Alliance members will be voting no to this motion, and I think there were some members from the opposite side who absented themselves as well.

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Bloc

Michel Guimond Bloc Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-De- Beaupré—Île-D'Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, members of the Bloc Quebecois vote yes on Motion No. 12.

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Progressive Conservative

Gerald Keddy Progressive Conservative South Shore, NS

Mr. Speaker, members of the Progressive Conservative Party will be voting yes.

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NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, members of the NDP vote yes on this motion.

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Liberal

Jean Guy Carignan Liberal Québec East, QC

Mr. Speaker, I vote no on this motion.

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Bloc

Pierrette Venne Bloc Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, QC

Mr. Speaker, I vote against this motion.

(The House divided on Motion No. 12, which was negatived on the following division:)

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The Speaker

I declare Motion No. 12 lost.

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Canadian Alliance

Jim Abbott Canadian Alliance Kootenay—Columbia, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. We have come to a point where there is cooperation in the House and as long as there is cooperation between members, this whole business of applying votes works.

However some of the Liberal members are revolting at this point and it would seem as though many of them have moved out of the House. If a member comes into the House and asks to be noted as having come into the House, then we have the ability to take that person's vote. But in actual fact as pointed out by our whip, there were a number of government members who ended up leaving, heading for the hills, between votes. How do we know what the actual count was?

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The Speaker

The Chair appreciates the very helpful intervention of all hon. members on these matters. Members who are here for the vote are going to be counted unless they are noted in their absence. The hon. member for Kootenay--Columbia knows very well that quite often when a whip stands up, the whip will note that a certain member is no longer here. The hon. member said the chief government whip did not do it the last time. Maybe she did not see some of them go, I do not know. The Chair did not see either.

If there had been concerns about this, I am sure there would not have been consent to apply the vote. As it was, there was consent and the vote was applied. I suggest that given the margin of difference on the last motion the departure of some could not have made that much difference. I do not think we need deal with it further. I know the hon. member is diligent in pursuing these matters and ensuring that everyone is here and counted, and that is a good idea.

We will now deal with the last motion.

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Liberal

Don Boudria LiberalMinister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved that the bill, as amended, be concurred in with further amendments.

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The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Speaker

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)