Canada, House of Commons Debates, “Bill C-77—Nullification of Motion for Second Reading of Bill and Reference to Legislative Committee”, 33rd Parl, 2nd Sess (4 November 1987)

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Date: 1987-11-04
By: Canada (Parliament)
Citation: Canada, House of Commons Debates, 33rd Parl, 2nd Sess, 1987 at 10727.
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Hon. Doug Lewis (Minister of State and Minister of State (Treasury Board)): Mr. Speaker, the next motion is with respect to Bill C-77.1 move:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order of this House, the proceedings on Bill C-77, an Act to authorize the taking of special temporary measures to ensure safety and security during national emergencies and to amend other Acts in consequence thereof, which took place in the House on Monday, November 2, 1987, be nullified, and that, the entry on the Order Paper and Notices under Government Bills (Commons) be changed to indicate that the motion for second reading and reference to a legislative committee of the Bill had not been duly moved, seconded and proposed.

Mr. Nelson A. Riis (Kamloops—Shuswap): Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations and we are prepared to support this motion.

I simply want to take this opportunity to thank the Government.

There is no requirement that we start over in a more appropriate way, and we simply want to say we appreciate this initiative.

Hon. Herb Gray (Windsor West): Mr. Speaker, this order reflects the discussions held among House Leaders and represents a constructive way to have this Bill considered in the normal fashion. Therefore, I think it is the right thing to do.

Mr. Speaker: Does the Hon. Minister have unanimous consent to move the motion?

Some Hon. Members: Agreed.

Mr. Speaker: The House has heard the terms of the motion.

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

Some Hon. Members: Agreed.

Motion agreed to.

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