Before we proceed with orders of the day I have an important matter to deal with.
After my election as Speaker, I consulted the leaders of the recognized parties about the appointment of the other chair occupants. I am prepared to propose for the ratification of the House a candidate for the position of Deputy Speaker of the House and Chair of Committees of the Whole.
Pursuant to Standing Order 7, I propose Mr. Andrew Scheer for the position of Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole.
This motion is deemed moved and seconded.
Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?