The House of Commons proceeds with the election of its Speaker, October 4, 2004. Bill Blaikie (NDP MP for Elmwood–Transcona) acts as the presiding officer.
Gerry Byrne (Liberal MP for Humber–St.Barbe–Baie Verte), Serge Cardin (Bloc Québécois MP for Sherbrooke), Roger Cuzner (Liberal MP for Cape Breton-Canso), Bill Matthews (Liberal MP for Random–Burin–St. George’s), Jerry Pickard (Liberal MP for Chatham–Kent–Essex), and Denis Paradis (Liberal MP for Brome–Missisquoi) all withdraw from the election and Peter Milliken (Liberal MP for Kingston and the Islands) is unanimously re-elected as the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Mr. Milliken addresses the House. Prime Minister Paul Martin, Stephen Harper (leader of the Opposition), Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois leader), and Jack Layton (NDP leader) make remarks congratulating Mr. Milliken.