LIST OF CRITERIA FOR MAKING ITEMS OF PRIVATE MEMBERS’ BUSINESS NON-VOTABLE*
- Bills and motions must not concern questions that are outside federal jurisdiction.
- Bills and motions must not clearly violate the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
- Bills and motions must not concern questions that are substantially the same as ones already voted on by the House of Commons in the current session of Parliament, or as ones preceding them in the order of precedence.
- Bills and motions must not concern questions that are currently on the Order Paper or Notice Paper as items of government business.
NOTE: For the purposes of the application of these criteria, bills shall be assessed only against other bills and motions only against other motions.
*(Excerpted from the 49th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, concurred in by the House on May 9, 2007)