It is my duty to inform the House that the following vacancy has occurred in the representation:
Ms. Dawn Black, member for the electoral district of New Westminster--Coquitlam, has resigned effective April 13, 2009. Pursuant to subsection 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, I have addressed my warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill this vacancy.
It being 11.02 a.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's order paper.
Sub-subtopic: New Westminster—Coquitlam