The House is in committee of the whole on Bill C-33.
I would like to begin this sitting of the committee of the whole with a short statement about the manner in which the deliberations will proceed. The rules governing debate in the committee of the whole are as follows:
No member shall speak for more than 20 minutes at a time. Speeches must be strictly relevant to the item or clause under consideration. There is no formal period for questions and comments. Members may use their time to speak or to ask questions and the responses will be counted in the time allotted to that member. Members may speak more than once. Members need not be in their own seat to be recognized.
The House will now proceed to clause by clause consideration of the bill. The hon. Minister of Labour.
(On clause 2)
The hon. Minister of Labour.