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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 55

Thursday, September 28, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) laid upon the Table, — Government response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 391-0325 concerning marriage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-18-03.


The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons for the year 2006, together with an addendum to Chapter 5 — Environmental Petitions, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, S.C. 1995, c. 43, s. 5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-521-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)


The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Individual Member's Expenditures'' for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-391-12.


Pursant to Standing Order 28(2)(b), the Speaker laid upon the Table, — The House of Commons Calendar for the year 2007. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-391-13.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, as follows: (1) Volume I — Summary Report and Financial Statements, (2) Volume II — Details of Expenses and Revenues, (3) Volume III — Additional Information and Analyses, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 64(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-214-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Silva (Davenport), seconded by Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), Bill C-355, An Act to establish National Ovarian Cancer Month, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government fails to recognize the many roles of women in Canadian society and the importance of providing all Canadian women with equal opportunity; and the House objects to the government’s partisan and discriminatory cuts in federal support for women’s programs and services.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member from Beaches—East York, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Motions

Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), moved, — That a take-note debate on the subject of the situation in Sudan take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Tuesday, October 3, 2006.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on democratic development, eight members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development be authorized to travel to London, United Kingdom, Helsinki, Finland, Oslo, Norway, Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark from October 7 to 14, 2006, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario).

Ms. Marleau (Sudbury), seconded by Mr. Regan (Halifax West), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Motions

Pursuant to section 28(10) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix to the Standing Orders, the report of the Ethics Commissioner entitled “The Gallant Inquiry”, presented on Wednesday, June 21, 2006, was deemed concurred in.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Emerson (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics) — Report of Export Development Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-662-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Emerson (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics) — Report of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-781-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Judge Advocate General to the Minister of National Defence on the administration of military justice in the Canadian Forces for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s. 2. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-735-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Reports of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) and s. 73. — Sessional Paper No. 8561-391-856-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 6:15 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).