Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Introduction of the Petition

My MP Mr. Karygiannis (Scarborough—Agincourt),introduced my petition which has been entered into the Journal for May 10, 2012 (Link is below)

"one concerning the labelling of food products (No. 411-1019)"

Some information regarding the stages of petitions.

"On the day the Member chooses to introduce the bill, he or she rises during Routine Proceedings when the Speaker calls "Introduction of Private Members' Bills". The Speaker announces the title of the bill and the motion for introduction of the bill is automatically adopted, without debate.
The Member is then permitted to give a brief explanation outlining the purpose of the bill. Since no debate is permitted at this time, the Member often simply reads the explanatory note in the bill. The bill is then automatically read a first time and ordered to be printed, also without debate, amendment or question put, pursuant to Standing Order 69(1).
The bill is then transferred to the list of "Private Members' Business-Items Outside the Order of Precedence". This list of items, which may be consulted at the Table in the Chamber or on the electronic version of the Order Paper, does not actually appear in the printed version of the Order Paper. Having been placed on this list, the bill is set down for second reading and reference to a committee. When a Member's name is placed in the Order of Precedence, he or she may select any item standing in his or her name on the List of Items Outside the Order of Precedence.
Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1), at the beginning of the first session of a Parliament, and thereafter as required, the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business meets following the establishment, or replenishment of the Order of Precedence, to determine whether it wishes to designate any of the items as non-votable according to the criteria adopted by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs."

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