May 19, 1982 (32nd Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

David Charles Dingwall (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources)

Liberal

Mr. Dave Dingwall (Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources):

Mr. Speaker, very briefly, this amendment contains the procedure for an affirmative or negative resolution. It provides the following.
A motion for negative resolution can only be filed if no motion for affirmative resolution has been filed.
Where a motion for affirmative resolution is filed, if the House does not adopt the motion, the order is revoked and therefore the Senate does not play any role.
Where a motion for affirmative resolution is adopted by the House, the Senate will have an opportunity to look at the
Energy, Mines and Resources
order. If the Senate concurs with the House, the order will come into force. If the Senate does not concur with the House, the order is revoked.
Where a motion for negative resolution is filed, if the House adopts the motion, the order is revoked and the Senate has no role to play.
Where a motion for negative resolution is filed, if the House does not adopt the motion, the Senate has an opportunity to consider the order. If the Senate concurs with the House, the order enters into force. If the Senate does not concur with the House, the order is revoked.
Finally, it should be noted that the amendment provides for the situation where there is a dissolution or prorogation of Parliament. In this case, an order that has been laid before Parliament but has not come into force is revoked.

Topic:   GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic:   DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, MINES AND RESOURCES ACT MEASURE TO AMEND
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