Business of the House

Chris Warkentin: Mr. Speaker, I believe you will find support from all parties for the following motion. I move:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practices of the House, during the debate tonight pursuant to Standing Order 52, no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, my office has been consulted by the Conservative Party on this motion. I do not wish to block the motion. I see that all the other parties are in favour. I gather this is more or less a routine procedure with respect to emergency debates to have a motion that says all parties consent that we really do not have to be here. I find it unfortunate, but I certainly will not block it.

The Acting Speaker: The Chair appreciates the point raised by the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands.

Does the hon. member for Peace River have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Some hon. members: Agreed.

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

Some hon. members: Agreed.