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A hoist motion is used in Canadian legislative bodies to cause a bill not to be read now, but six months hence, or any number of months hence. In the House of Commons, if a hoist motion is adopted, it has the effect of defeating the bill.[1]


  1. ^ O'Brien, Audrey and Marc Bosc (2009). "Chapter 16. The Legislative Process". House of Commons Procedure and Practice, 2nd ed. House of Commons.