Definition of Order Paper in English:
nounBritish & Canadian
A paper on which the day’s business for a legislative assembly is entered.
- This means that the report will be on the Order Paper for debate next sitting day, after questions and any urgent debate.
- There will be a lot of questions on the Order Paper tomorrow, because New Zealanders want to know the answer.
- Here he was today in Parliament, large as life, and there was not one single question on the Order Paper from the Leader of the Opposition.
- die on the Order Paper
- Canadian (Of a bill) fail to be voted on before the end of a legislative session.Example sentences
- A controversial amendment to the Copyright Act that extended copyright on unpublished works of authors who died before 1948, died on the order paper.
- The other is that it embody a commitment to habitat protection, provision for which was missing from the Government's last attempt at endangered species legislation, Bill C-65, which died on the Order Paper in 1997.
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