Procedure and House Affairs – June 15, 2017

In Committee from the House of Commons

Procedure and House Affairs – June 15, 2017

Government House Leader Bardish Chagger is questioned over proposed changes to the House of Commons Standing Orders. The proposals are outlined in a letter that she sent to her Conservative and New Democratic counterparts on April 30. Opposition MPs have protested any changes to House rules without unanimous support of all parties.

MPs then turn their attention to the nomination of Charles Robert to the position of clerk of the House of Commons. The nominee, who is currently clerk of the Senate, provides an overview of his background. The Government House Leader tabled the nomination certificate two days prior to the meeting. (June 15, 2017)