As noted in OotD
, we should find out the timeline for the next few days later this morning, presuming, that is, that Government House Leader Peter Van Loan moves time allocation at the earliest possible opportunity, which would be at 10am, the start of the parliamentary workday.
As soon as he does, I'll update this post with the details, so watch this space!
by Kady O'Malley 6/12/2012 1:47:00 PM
#Omnibudget alert: Ten minutes til we (probably) find out when the midnight madness vote-a-buster will get underway! #hw
Let the #139th sitting of the 1st session of the 41st Parliament of Canada begin! #C38
I so love the opening music. The ParlVu mixer is an unsung hero(ine) of the precinct. #c38
Alright, I'll spare you every detail of routine business (unless it amuses me). Watching for PVL to make his presence known! #c38
Oh, here's David Tilson again with a petition signed by Canadians across the country against the megaquarry! Which is #C38-related, even.
Tilson has been absolutely relentless in presenting anti-megaquarry petitions. Yet he'll be obliged to vote in favour of #C38.
Alright, all questions on the order paper have been allowed to stand, which means... yes, it's PVL time. #C38
Alright, here's the #omnibudget debate timeline: 10 hours of report stage debate, 8 hours at third reading. #hw
Alright, let's check the House schedule and do some math, everyone! #C38
Okay, by my reckoning, the House should be able to get through 8 hours of #C38 debate between now and midnight.
That would leave two hours tomorrow, which would mean the votes start at 5:30ish. #C38
If we assume 24 hours from start to finish, that would mean the #omnibudget vote-a-thon would wrap up at 5pm or so on Thursday.
In any case, the eight hours allotted for third reading debate will kick off at noon on Monday. #C38
Meanwhile, back in the Chamber, the #C38 time allocation debate is now underway.
Kevin Lamoureux has a point of order on the #C38 time allocation motion itself, specifically, that it can't be less than 1 sitting day.
Okay, seriously, government, you *have* to stop pretending the Greece/Euro economic crisis is All About The NDP. #C38
Also, whose editorial did Ted Menzies just read? Did CRG buy a small tabloid? #C38
Oh, PVL back up: He's explaining how his motion does not, in fact, break standing orders by not respecting the extended sitting day #C38
PVL, for the record, doesn't think it's relevant that the House is now operating under extended sitting hours. #C38