March 21, 2011

CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Assistant Deputy Chair

It being 7:32 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, the committee will rise and I will leave the chair.

(Government Business No. 12 reported)

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   United Nations Security Council Resolution Concerning Libya
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CPC

John Baird

Conservative

Hon. John Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

I first want to thank all members of the House for that thoughtful debate.

I appreciate all the interventions that were made about this very important matter.

Pursuant to the motion adopted earlier today after question period, there have been discussions among the parties and I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That, in standing in solidarity with those seeking freedom in Libya, the House welcomes United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973; that the House deplores the ongoing use of violence by the Libyan regime against the Libyan people; acknowledges the demonstrable need, regional support and clear legal basis for urgent action to protect the people of Libya; consequently, the government shall work with our allies, partners and the United Nations to promote and support all aspects of UNSC Resolution 1973, which includes the taking of all necessary measures to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in Libya and to enforce the no-fly zone, including the use of the Canadian Forces and military assets in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1973; that the House requests that the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Standing Committee on National Defence remain seized of Canada's activities under UNSC Resolution 1973; that should the government require an extension to the involvement of the Canadian Forces for more than three months from the passage of this motion, the government shall return to the House at its earliest opportunity to debate and seek the consent of the House for such an extension; and that the House offers its wholehearted support to the men and women of the Canadian Forces.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

Does the hon. minister have unanimous consent to move the motion?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

(Motion agreed to)

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

Accordingly, this House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 10 a.m. pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).

(The House adjourned at 7:35 p.m.)

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Points of Order
Sub-subtopic:   Libya
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March 21, 2011