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

Journals

No. 102

Friday, February 2, 2007

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill S-1001, An Act respecting Scouts Canada, be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2 and 4 to 9).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 18.

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 21.

Motion No. 4 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31, in Clause 22, be amended by deleting lines 28 to 42 on page 10.

Motion No. 5 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31, in Clause 26, be amended by replacing lines 38 and 39 on page 11 and lines 1 to 18 on page 12 with the following:

“26. Subsection 161(6) of the Act is replaced”

Motion No. 6 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31, in Clause 28, be amended:

(a) by replacing line 32 on page 12 with the following:

“28. (1) Paragraph 162(f) of the Act is”

(b) by replacing lines 37 to 42 on page 12 and lines 1 to 11 on page 13 with the following:

“(2) Section 162 of the Act is amended by striking out the word “and” at the end of paragraph (i) and by adding the following after paragraph (i):”

Motion No. 7 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31, in Clause 30, be amended by replacing lines 25 to 43 on page 13 with the following:

“30. Section 169 of the Act is amended by”

Motion No. 8 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 33.

Motion No. 9 of Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-31, in Clause 38, be amended by replacing lines 31 to 40 on page 15 and lines 1 to 6 on page 16 with the following:

“38. (1) Subsection 489(2) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a.1):

(a.2) contravenes subsection 161(7) (vouchee acting as voucher);

(2) Subsection 489(2) of the Act is”

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) laid upon the Table, — Draft legislation to amend the Income Tax Act (Tobacco Manufacturers' Surtax). — Sessional Paper No. 8525-391-32.


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, — Document entitled “The Kyoto promise: Can legislation make possible what some politicians argue is impossible?”. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-21.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 30th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Roger Gaudet for Jean-Yves Roy

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Jean-Yves Roy for Roger Gaudet

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was moved, — That the 30th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

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


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), three concerning marriage (Nos. 391-1113 to 391-1115) and one concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act (No. 391-1116);

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-1117) and one concerning literacy (No. 391-1118);

— by Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), one concerning marriage (No. 391-1119).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2 and 4 to 9).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, as reported by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 3.

Group No. 1

Mr. Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier), seconded by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-288, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing, in the English version, line 11 on page 4 with the following:

“(iii.1) a just”

Mr. Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier), seconded by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-288, in Clause 10, be amended:

(a) by replacing, in the French version, line 30 on page 8 with the following:

“(i) sur la probabilité que chacun des règle-”

(b) by replacing, in the French version, line 34 on page 8 with the following:

“(ii) sur la probabilité que l'ensemble des”

(c) by replacing, in the French version, line 39 on page 8 with the following:

“(iii) sur toute autre question qu'elle estime”

Mr. Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier), seconded by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-288, in Clause 10, be amended by replacing, in the French version, lines 4 and 5 on page 9 with the following:

“de la Chambre des communes, lesquels les déposent devant leur chambre respective”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).