The Motion Proposed by MP Libby Davies and Passed by Parliament

Date: 
Friday, February 7, 2003

This is excerpted from Journal of the House of Commons for February 7, 2003

 

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , — That a special committee of the House be appointed to review the solicitation laws in order to improve the safety of sex-trade workers and communities overall, and to recommend changes that will reduce the exploitation of and violence against sex-trade workers. (Private Members' Business M-192)

The debate continued.

Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “a special committee of the House be appointed” and substituting the following:

“the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be ordered ”.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on division.

The House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , — That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be ordered to review the solicitation laws in order to improve the safety of sex-trade workers and communities overall, and to recommend changes that will reduce the exploitation of and violence against sex-trade workers.

The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on division.