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Divvying up C-45


As promised, the Conservatives introduced a motion at the finance committee late yesterday afternoon that will see the second budget implementation act studied by the aboriginal affairs, agriculture, immigration, environment, fisheries, health, human resources, justice, public safety and transport committees.

Here is the full text of C-45.

And here is the full text of the motion that sets out how it will be studied.

That, in relation to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, October 30, 2012, respecting Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures,

(a) the Chair of the Standing Committee write, as promptly as possible, to the Chairs of the following Standing Committees inviting those Standing Committees to consider the subject-matter of the following provisions of the said Bill:

(i) the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, clauses 206 to 209,

(ii) the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, clauses 351 to 410,

(iii) the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, clauses 308 to 314,

(iv) the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development, clauses 425 to 432,

(v) the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, clauses 173 to 178,

(vi) the Standing Committee on Health, clauses 269 to 298,

(vii) the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, clauses 219 to 232,

(viii) the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, clauses 210 to 218,

(ix) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, clauses 264 to 268, and

(x) the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, clauses 156 to 165, 179 to 184, 316 to 350 and 411 to 424, and schedules 1 and 2;

(b) each of the Standing Committees, listed in paragraph (a), be requested to convey recommendations, including any suggested amendments, in both official languages, in relation to the provisions considered by them, in a letter to the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance, in both official languages not later than 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012;

(c) any amendments suggested by the other Standing Committees, in the recommendations conveyed pursuant to paragraph (b), shall be deemed to be proposed during the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-45, provided that the recommendations are received prior to the relevant clauses being considered, and further provided that the members of the Standing Committee on Finance may propose amendments notwithstanding the recommendations received from the other Standing Committees;

(d) the Committee shall proceed to clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-45 no later than Wednesday, November 21, 2012, provided that the Chair may limit debate on each clause to a maximum of five minutes per party per clause before the clause is brought to a vote;

(e) amendments to Bill C-45, other than the amendments deemed to be proposed pursuant to paragraph (c), be submitted to the Clerk of the Committee 48 hours prior to clause-by-clause consideration and distributed to members in both official languages; and

(f) if the Committee has not completed the clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-45 by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, the Chair shall put, forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, each and every question necessary to dispose of clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill, to report the Bill to the House, and to order the Chair to report the Bill to the House on or before Thursday, November 22, 2012.