Academic journal article
By Paradis, Marie-Louise
Canadian Parliamentary Review , Vol. 23, No. 2
On February 9, 2000, Speaker Gilbert Parent appointed, pursuant to S.O. 113(2), Peter Milliken (Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole) as Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-20 (An Act to give effect to the requirement for clarity as set out in the opinion of the Supreme Court of Canada in the Quebec Secession Reference). The same day, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented its 16th report on the membership of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-20. Pursuant to Standing Order 113(1), the Report was deemed adopted. This was the first time since the Third Session of the 34th Parliament (1993) that a legislative committee was struck to study a Bill. The Committee met for the first time on February 14, 2000 and reported the bill without amendment on February 25, 2000.
On February 28, the Standing Committee on National Defence presented its Second Report concerning objections made by John O'Reilly (Haliburton--Victoria-Brock, Lib. …