Order Paper Questions may be submitted by Members of Parliament on specific days and are formally presented by an MP. Once submitted, the questions are entered into the parliamentary journals. If the MP designates that a response from the Government is required in writing the Government has 45 days to respond. Failure of the Government to respond within this time frame is automatically referred to a Standing Committee. Further information on Order Paper Questions can be found on the Government of Canada’s web site here.
Please review the government’s responses to Q-20 here.
The CHDC plans a detailed, point-by-point response to many of the government’s statements at a date in the near future. Some of these questions and concerns will form part of our next Order Paper submission.
In the meantime, please remember that MP Atamanenko will be presenting Bill C-322 in the House in March, and gathering petitions still remains a high priority! Please note that our 5th Petitioning Campaign is ongoing!