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

Journals

No. 11

Thursday, April 27, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions today, the House of Commons observe a moment of silence in honour of the four fallen Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.

Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence), Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence), seconded by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), Bill C-7, An Act to amend the National Defence Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the National Defence Act”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Meetings of the IPU Committee on the Human Rights of Parliamentarians, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from July 11 to 15, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Seminar for Members of Parliament on the Implementation of Legislation on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, held in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 25 and 26, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Second World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments, held in New York, United States, from September 7 to 9, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-03.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Meeting of the Steering Committee of the Twelve Plus Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union held in Ghent, Belgium, on September 19, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-04.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the 113th IPU Assembly and Related Meetings Organized by the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 14 to 19, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-05.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Annual Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations, held in New York, United States, on October 31 and November 1, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-06.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Hong Kong Parliamentary Conference on the WTO organised jointly by the Inter-parliamentary Union and the European Parliament, held in Hong Kong, China, on December 12 and 15, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-60-07.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Japan Inter-parliamentary Group respecting its Canadian parliamentary visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, held in Islamabad, Pakistan, from November 12 to 15, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-57-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Second Report of the Committee (radio and television broadcasting of the proceedings of House Committees). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-01.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (service in the Canadian armed forces), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. St-Hilaire (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Carrier (Alfred-Pellan), Bill C-233, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (public transportation costs), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), Bill C-234, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (decisions and orders), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

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


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0034);

— by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0035);

— by Mr. Boshcoff (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0036).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), — That Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

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. Hill (Prince George—Peace River), moved, — That a take-note debate on the subject of the on-going crisis in Darfur take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Monday, May 1, 2006.

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), — That Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

Statements by Ministers

By unanimous consent, Mr. Harper (Prime Minister) made a statement in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 33(1).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), — That Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, was read the second time and referred to a legislative committee.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-4, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, 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.

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act for the year 2006, pursuant to the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, S.C. 1993, c. 34, s. 11. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-74-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act for the year 2005, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1993, c. 34, s. 66. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-485-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission Act, S.C. 1964-65, c. 19, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-229-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on Canada's activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-559-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), one concerning Afghanistan (No. 391-0037).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:10 p.m., by unanimous consent, the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:22 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).