One hour (or so) to go

The House has finished its tributes to Speaker Peter Milliken and Mr. Milliken has offered his parting words. He is still receiving well wishers at his throne now. After he has shaken every hand that is to be offered, the House will resume debate on the Liberal motion.

The Prime Minister, who was absent from Question Period for a third straight day, is scheduled to speak to reporters in the House foyer following the vote (now scheduled to take place at precisely 2:03pm). Michael Ignatieff is due to speak shortly thereafter.