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Reinstatement of Government Bills   was spent studying these bills and that it would be a waste of time to start everything over. I would like to remind those people that all the bills currently being considered for reinstatement have been subject to time allocation motions. We have always maintained that time allocation

February 10th, 2004House debate

Claude BachandBloc

Specific Claims Resolution Act  Madam Speaker, I believe we are faced with two issues today as far as Bill C-6 is concerned. I would address them in the following order. First, the fact that the government once again has used time allocation, a form of closure, to limit debate on what is a crucial issue

November 4th, 2003House debate

Joe ComartinNDP

Reinstatement of Government Bills   as opposed to time allocation. As you will know, Mr. Speaker, we cannot time allocate a motion. We can only time allocate a stage of the bill. There is only one remedy for a motion once people obstruct and cause an amendment and a subamendment. No, there are two remedies, actually

February 9th, 2004House debate

Don BoudriaLiberal

Parliamentary Reform  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise on the issue of modernization in this place. I honestly believe that we need to have a long hard look at the excessive use of time allocation and closure and bring back meaningful debate. Quite likely very soon, the House will be asked

November 21st, 2002House debate

Chuck CadmanCanadian Alliance

Specific Claims Resolution Act   of the Liberal members voted on a time allocation motion in relation to Bill C-6 on specific claims, a very important piece of legislation. It is a betrayal of our history, a willful and offensive repudiation of everything our ancestors agreed to with the first nations. It is a betrayal

November 4th, 2003House debate

Yvan LoubierBloc

Reinstatement of Government Bills   or the tyranny of the minority. At a subsequent meeting on May 4, the former clerk suggested that with motions of time allocation or closure the Speaker is less likely to intervene. There is a reference to this on page 570 of the House of Commons Procedure and Practice . However, the clerk

February 10th, 2004House debate

Bob MillsCanadian Alliance

Privilege   parliament in a row where the very first bill introduced by the government has been time allocated. A restriction on debate has already been brought forward by the minister in a very inappropriate way. I would like to explain what I think should happen in the follow up to this. The use

February 13th, 2001House debate

Chuck StrahlCanadian Alliance

Anti-terrorism Act   a thorough debate they should feel satisfied with the direction it is taking. However today the government has invoked time allocation to stifle debate on the bill. Hundreds of Canadians have expressed concern about the issue. More and more Canadians are expressing concern because

November 27th, 2001House debate

Deepak ObhraiCanadian Alliance

Civil Marriage Act   this could have been avoided and where we can go from here. With the government invoking time allocation at report stage and third reading, we will be voting on the legislation tomorrow night and there is nothing we can do about it now except to be here to vote and we will. Bill C-38

June 27th, 2005House debate

Leon BenoitConservative

Public Safety Act 2002  Mr. Speaker, the arguments by my friend in the Alliance are somewhat antediluvian in the sense that we have the opposition always arguing against any time allocation motions. In fact, in the old days, before the first world war, there was no way to cut off debate. I believe

October 7th, 2003House debate

David CollenetteLiberal

Assisted Human Reproduction Act   to curtail the debate. The previous question, time allocation and closure are all means, so this is a form of time allocation. Personally, the fact that the government would curtail debate by using this procedure is embarrassing. Just for the record, the government has invoked closure

October 6th, 2003House debate

Art HangerCanadian Alliance

Privilege   and fallen short of the glory of God when it comes to time allocation and closure, particularly those who have had the experience of government. However, two wrongs do not make a right and a hundred wrongs do not make a right. Every introduction of time allocation and closure has

February 13th, 2001House debate

Bill BlaikieNDP

Business of the House   for Prince George—Peace River points out, I had previously given a ruling that expressed some concern about the use of this Standing Order as a means to avoid using time allocation or closure or some other limit on time for debate, and I invited committee response. None has been

May 13th, 2005House debate

The Speaker

Supply   allocation. The current Prime Minister waited six days to use closure and followed up with time allocation just about immediately in the Senate. On February 8, 2001, the opposition leader moved a motion that would have the House adopt a policy from the Liberal red book, one that called

April 27th, 2004House debate

John ReynoldsCanadian Alliance

Reinstatement of Government Bills   expected. Today, a time allocation motion has been put forward. The government had months to decide on how to reinstate bills. It did not find a way to avoid a time allocation motion. It is pretty bad when in the first few days back in the House a time allocation motion has to be used

February 10th, 2004House debate

Paul CrêteBloc