Order, please. Yesterday, through inadvertence, a motion standing in the name of the hon. member for Selkirk (Mr. Whiteway), for the introduction of Bill C-455, an act respecting public opinion polls, was introduced and the bill was read the first time, ordered printed, and ordered for second reading at the next sitting of the House. All this is reflected in yesterday's Votes and Proceedings. I must now bring to the attention of the House, regrettably, that while the document in respect of the motion was prepared, the bill itself had not been finalized and therefore is not ready for introduction.
No bill may be introduced either in blank or in an imperfect shape.
I now find myself required to direct that the order for second reading of the bill be discharged. We should also note that I ordered yesterday that the notice in the name of the hon. member for Selkirk be carried under "Introduction of Bills" on the order paper until the bill is drafted, which I expect will be shortly, and the hon. member will then be able to proceed to ask leave to introduce it pursuant to standing order.
Subtopic: PUBLIC OPINION POLLS ACT