Debate Template

Parliamentary Debating
First Government Speaker (Prime Minister)
Script ( 7 minutes)

SLOW DOWN !!!

Madame/Mr. Speaker, -- the motion before the house today is
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The Government defines the key terms of this motion as follows:
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The Government will be presenting three (or four) main points in support of the
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I will be addressing the first point. the Minister of ___________ will be speaking on the second and third points. and 4. That_____________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _ _______________________________________________________________________.3. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________. I turn now to the Government’s first point in support of the motion: SPEAK SLOWLY!!! That___________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. (Present first argument here) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 2 .

Honourable Members. you have heard from me why (Repeat first argument)_________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. the Minister of _______________will be explaining (Repeat second argument)______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _ __________________________________________________________________. My colleague._______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________ That concludes the Government’s first point. and. For these reasons it is in the interests of all the members of this house to see this valuable piece of legislation passed. Second Government Speaker (Minister of_____________) Parliamentary Debating Script ( 7minutes) SPEAK SLOWLY!! Madame/Mr. I call on all Members of the house to join me in offering unanimous support for this motion. Speaker – the motion before the House today is 3 . (Repeat third argument)________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _ _______________________________________________________________________.

I will present the second and third point to this House. 4 . That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________._______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ The Government is presenting three main points in support of the motion: 1. The Government’s second argument in support of this motion is: That__________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _ _______________________________________________________________________. the Prime Minister presented the first point. I would like to briefly rebut a few of the points raised by the Honourable Member opposite: {REFER TO YOUR ATTACHED REBUTTAL] I now turn to the Government’s case in support of the motion. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________. Speaker. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________. M. 2. however. and 3. Before I present these points.

(Present second argument here) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________ That concludes the Government’s second argument. I now move to the Government’s third point: That__________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________. (Present third argument here) 5 .

_______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ___________________________ M. M. that concludes the Government’s case in support of this motion. and you have heard from me why (Repeat second argument)______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. Speaker. and 6 . you have heard from the Prime Minister: (Repeat first argument)_________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. Speaker.

Speaker – the motion before the House today is _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ [M. and I echo the Prime Minister’s words in calling on all Members of this House to support this valuable piece of legislation. this motion is important to all. M. the Opposition disputes the definitions of the following terms in the motion as proposed by the Government:] _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ______ M.(Repeat third argument)________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. Speaker. Speaker. Speaker. this motion must – and will – pass! First Opposition Speaker (Honourable Member) Parliamentary Debating Script ( 7minutes) SPEAK SLOWLY! Madame/Mr. Speaker. this motion must not be passed into law for the following reasons: 7 . M. for these reasons.

That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________. I will be addressing the first point. will address the second and third points.1. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________. My colleague. (Begin first argument here) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 8 . Before I enter into the Opposition’s first argument in detail. the Leader of the Opposition. however. 2. I would like to deal with a few of the issues raised by the Prime Minister: [ATTACH REBUTTAL PAGE] SLOW DOWN!! I turn now to the Opposition’s first argument against this motion: That___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________. and 3. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________.

M. you have heard from me why (Repeat first argument)_________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. It is a step backwards! I call on the Government Members to come to their senses and reject this piece of legislation!! Thank you Second Opposition Speaker (Leader of the Opposition) Parliamentary Debating Script ( 7 minutes) SPEAK SLOWLY!!! Madame/Mr. The Leader of the Opposition will be explaining (Repeat second argument)______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. Speaker._______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _____________ That concludes the Opposition’s first argument. this motion is not in the interests of people nowadays. Speaker. Speaker – the motion before the House today is 9 . M. and (Repeat third argument)________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _.

Speaker. the Honourable Member from Okanagan Coquihalla. this motion must not pass! Before I begin my case against this motion. 10 . As you heard from my colleague. however. The Honourable Member has already explained our first point. I would like to briefly rebut a few of the points raised by the Government speakers: [REFER TO YOUR ATTACHED REBUTTAL] I now turn to the Opposition’s case against this motion. That _____________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________. and 3. I will deal with the second and third points against this motion. 2. we are presenting three main arguments against the resolution: 1. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________. That_____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________._______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ M.

I turn now to the Opposition’s second argument against this motion: That___________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ (Begin argument here) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ __ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ 11 .

I now move to the Opposition’s third argument: That___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________. (Begin third argument here) _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ ______________________ That concludes the Opposition’s third argument against this motion. you have heard from the Honourable Member from Okanagan Coquihalla why (Repeat first argument)_________________________________________________ 12 . Speaker.That concludes the Opposition’s second argument. M.

and you have heard from me why (Repeat second argument)______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. M. this motion presents a threat to our way of life. Thank you._______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _. 13 . Speaker. It is an extremely harmful piece of legislation and for the reasons we have given it must not pass. and (Repeat third argument)________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ _.

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