Examples of Points of Order

Examples of correct “Points of Order”

… point of order Mr Chairperson,… the speaker is not speaking to the motion.
… point of order, …. allowing this person to move this motion contravenes standing order number 34, that the mover of the substantive motion cannot move a procedural motion which closes debate.
… point of order, …. the speaker is repeating the same points he has already made.
… point of order, …. the motion contravenes our by-laws.
… point of order, …. the specific facts the speaker is giving are incorrect. (Note: this is not a statement of opinion, but of fact and assumes the person raising the point of order can validate the point)
… point of order, …. the speaker’s time limit has expired.
… point of order, …. the language the speaker is using is offensive.
… point of order, …. the meeting no longer has a quorum.

Examples which are not valid points of order

… point of order, …. that’s not true.
… point of order, …. I disagree with that.
… point of order, …. I want to explain why I said that.
… point of order, …. the speaker shouldn’t be allowed to say that.
… point of order, …. how long do we have to listen to this?
… point of order, …. I can’t hear what the speaker is saying

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