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Point of Order Negatived

May 3, 2024


Hon. Donald Neil Plett (Leader of the Opposition)

Moved:

That the Honourable Senator Seidman be now heard.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore [ + ]

Honourable senators, this is a process that does not often happen, so I will read the following. Hopefully the translation is good on this.

The motion is called a motion that a senator be now heard. Honourable senators, the motion that was just moved is governed by the terms of rules 6-4(2) and (3). Normally the senator recognized by the Speaker has the floor. If, however, two or more senators rise to seek the floor, another senator can — before the senator who was recognized starts to speak — rise on a point of order to move that another senator do now speak or be now heard. That motion is not debatable.

If the motion is defeated, the senator originally recognized has the floor. If the motion is adopted, the senator identified in the motion has the floor.

Do honourable senators understand?

That said, it is moved by the Honourable Senator Plett, seconded by the Honourable Senator Martin, that the Honourable Senator Seidman be now heard.

All those in favour of the motion will please say “yea.”

Some Hon. Senators: Yea.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: All those opposed to the motion will please say “nay.”

Some Hon. Senators: Nay.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore: In my opinion the “nays” have it.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore [ + ]

I see two senators rising. Do we have an agreement on the vote?

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore [ + ]

Four minutes? Do we have agreement on a four-minute bell?

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore [ + ]

Do we have agreement on a four-minute bell? Honourable senators do understand that if there is no agreement it is a one-hour bell. Is there consent that we have a four-minute bell?

Senator Dalphond [ + ]

No.

The Hon. the Speaker pro tempore [ + ]

Call in the senators. The vote will occur at 12:57.

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