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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 3

Monday, June 6, 2011

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations (P.C. 2011-594 and JUS-81000-2-914) and the Special Economic Measures Permit Authorization Order (P.C. 2011-595), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-495-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) laid upon the Table, — Canadian Food Inspection Agency memorandum on the report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Inspection Staff Numbers. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-411-2.


Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 7(1), the Speaker proposed that Ms. Savoie (Victoria) be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole.

Pursuant to Standing Order 7(1.1), the motion “That Ms. Savoie (Victoria) be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole” was deemed to have been moved and seconded.

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


Pursuant to Standing Order 8(1), the Speaker proposed that Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) be appointed Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole.

Pursuant to Standing Order 8(2), the motion “That Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) be appointed Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole” was deemed to have been moved and seconded.

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


Pursuant to Standing Order 8(1), the Speaker proposed that Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North) be appointed Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole.

Pursuant to Standing Order 8(2), the motion “That Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North) be appointed Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole” was deemed to have been moved and seconded.

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


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when the House adjourns on June 9, 2011, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, June 13, 2011, and, for the purpose of the debate on 2011 Ways and Means Motion No. 1, Standing Order 84 be amended as follows:

Section (5) be deleted and section (6) replaced with:

“(6) On the fourth of the said days, at fifteen minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government business in such sitting, unless the debate be previously concluded, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the proceedings.”; and

immediately following the adoption of the budget motion, the Speaker forthwith puts every question necessary to dispose of the Ways and Means motions tabled during the budget presentation.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 411-0001);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the pension system (No. 411-0002);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 411-0003);

— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-0004).

Interruption

At 3:19 p.m., pursuant to Order made Friday, June 3, 2011, the sitting was suspended.

At 4:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

At 4:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the House proceeded to the consideration of Ways and Means Motion No. 1 for the Budget presentation.

Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)), moved, — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 1)

Debate arose thereon.


Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, —

(1) “Budget 2011” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-1.

(2) Notice of Ways and Means motion to Amend the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-2.

(3) Notice of Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001 and the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-3.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of each Ways and Means motion, notice of which was laid upon the Table earlier today.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)). (Ways and Means No. 1)

The debate continued.

Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth), seconded by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the motion was deemed adopted.

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. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-15-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces for the year 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-18-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-19-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-21-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-24-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-26-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-27-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-28-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Statistical Survey Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-30-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the administration of the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, R.S. 1985, c. M-5, s. 67. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-173-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Public Service Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-36, s. 46. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-220-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-234-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Employment Equity in the Federal Public Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-333-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the administration of the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-24, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-366-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in federal institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-570-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canada Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-749-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-750-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-805-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-877-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of National Defence (Canadian Forces) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-878-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the year 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1034-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Lebel (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Interim Order No. 6 Respecting Private Operators (JUS-81100-2-109-5), dated June 3, 2011, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-926-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2011-2015 of the Canadian Tourism Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-861-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2008-386, P.C. 2008-507, P.C. 2008-777, P.C. 2008-819, P.C. 2008-1009, P.C. 2008-1320, P.C. 2008-1681, P.C. 2008-1689, P.C. 2009-317, P.C. 2009-321, P.C. 2009-382, P.C. 2009-676, P.C. 2009-677, P.C. 2009-872, P.C. 2009-873, P.C. 2009-1583, P.C. 2009-1619, P.C. 2009-1620, P.C. 2009-1642, P.C. 2010-434, P.C. 2010-560, P.C. 2010-590, P.C. 2010-678, P.C. 2010-693, P.C. 2010-739, P.C. 2010-798, P.C. 2010-1002, P.C. 2010-1630 and P.C. 2011-252, concerning special measures to assist producers, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, sbs. 12(7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-719-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Report on the administration of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-11, s. 31. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-231-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

Adjournment

At 4:33 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).