by Patrick B. Craine
OTTAWA, March 27, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Conservative MP Mark Warawa is set to appear before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) today at 3:30 p.m. EST to appeal last week’s declaration that his motion to condemn gendercide was non-voteable.
The schedule for today’s PROC meeting gives Warawa 45 minutes, followed by a 15-minute in-camera session. The public portion of the meeting should be streamed at the website of Canada’s Parliament for those interested in watching.
CBC’s Kady O’Malley reports that the committee will likely make its decision and present it to the House of Commons by tomorrow morning.
Warawa’s motion, M-408, was deemed non-voteable on Thursday by PROC’s Subcommittee for Private Members’ Business, in a joint effort by the Conservatives, New Democrats, and Liberals.
A non-partisan analyst from the Library of Parliament had told the subcommittee that the motion meets all the criteria, but the members argued that it fell under provincial jurisdiction and dealt with a topic already considered in this Parliament (they claimed M-408 and Stephen Woodworth’s M-312 both dealt with abortion).
Warawa accused the subcommittee members of “disregard