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House of Commons Hansard #91 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was jobs.

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Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

5:40 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Green Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order relating to our obligations as members of Parliament in relation to the Standing Orders. I have looked at this matter and, although we all took an oath to Her Majesty the Queen, it is well understand that our oath is not actually to Her Majesty as a person but to Her Majesty the Queen comprising our loyalty to the Constitution and the rule of law.

Since we first debated Bill C-10 in the House, we have now had a court ruling from the Ontario Superior Court in the case of R. v. Smickle. In that case, a judge of the Superior Court of Ontario made it very clear that the concerns of many members of opposition parties on this matter are not misplaced, in that the bill may well be unconstitutional. As such, I feel it is important, although novel, to rise on a point of--

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

March 7th, 2012 / 5:40 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Bruce Stanton

I thank the hon. member for Saanich--Gulf Islands for her intervention but I do not hear anything in there that is really a point of order. I think it is a matter of debate concerning the issue at hand.

It is my duty to interrupt the proceedings at this time and put forthwith the question on the motion before the House.

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

5:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

5:40 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Bruce Stanton

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

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

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Some hon. members

Yea.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Bruce Stanton

All those opposed will please say nay.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

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Some hon. members

Nay.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation MotionSafe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

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Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Bruce Stanton

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

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

Vote #147

Safe Streets and Communities ActGovernment Orders

6:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

The House resumed from February 29 consideration of the motion that Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Corrections and Conditional Release ActPrivate Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The House shall now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-293 under private members' business.

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

Vote #148

Corrections and Conditional Release ActPrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried. Consequently, this bill is referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee)

The House resumed from March 1 consideration of the motion that Bill C-312, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (democratic representation), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Democratic Representation ActPrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred division at second reading of Bill C-312 under private members' business.

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

Vote #149

Democratic Representation ActPrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion lost.

The House resumed from March 5 consideration of the motion.

Financial LiteracyPrivate Members' Business

6:40 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion No. 269.

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

Vote #150

Financial LiteracyPrivate Members' Business

6:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

The House resumed from March 6 consideration of the motion.

Port of QuébecPrivate Members' Business

6:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion M-271, under private members' business.

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

Vote #151