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

Journals

No. 112

Friday, February 16, 2007

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond), moved, — That this question be now put.

Debate arose thereon.

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. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 391-1095, 391-1097, 391-1102, 391-1103, 391-1107, 391-1108, 391-1113 to 391-1115 and 391-1119 concerning marriage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-18-14;

— Nos. 391-1096, 391-1098, 391-1104 and 391-1105 concerning the sexual exploitation of minors. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-10-12;

— Nos. 391-1101 and 391-1116 concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-24-04;

— No. 391-1132 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-17-11.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 34th 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 Environment and Sustainable Development

Mike Allen for Blaine Calkins

Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Blaine Calkins for John Cummins

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Michael Chong for Russ Hiebert

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

John Cummins for Colin Mayes

The Committee recommends that, where a Member’s name is added to the list of members of a committee by this report and the Member’s name was on the list of associate members of that committee, the Member’s name be struck from the list of associate members.

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


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 34th 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 Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), two concerning Kyoto Protocol (Nos. 391-1163 and 391-1164) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 391-1165);

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act (No. 391-1166).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 26(1), Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington), seconded by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), moved, — That the House continue to sit beyond the ordinary hour of daily adjournment for the purpose of considering Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act.

The question was put on the motion and, less than 15 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 26(2), the motion was adopted.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Coderre (Bourassa), seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), — That Bill S-211, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (lottery schemes), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Coderre (Bourassa), seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), — That Bill S-211, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (lottery schemes), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, February 21, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

At 2:09 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 26(1), the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Public Service Employment Act, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, by unanimous consent, the recorded division was further deferred until Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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. Blackburn (Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) — Comprehensive report for 2006 of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec Act, pursuant to the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec Act, S.C. 2005, c. 26, ss.17(3) and (4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-929-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Copy of a directive to the Canada Post Corporation regarding the Publications Assistance Program (P.C. 2006-1531), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 89(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-930-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Copy of a directive to the Canada Post Corporation regarding rural mail delivery (P.C. 2006-1532), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 89(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-930-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Copy of estimate as a result of complying with the directive by Governor in Council regarding the Publications Assistance Program, pursuant to the Canada Post Corporation Act, R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 22(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-931-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Copy of estimate as a result of complying with the directive by Governor in Council regarding rural mail delivery, pursuant to the Canada Post Corporation Act, R.S., 1985, c. C-10, s. 22(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-931-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) — Report on the administration and operation of the Canada Health Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Canada Health Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-6, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-458-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) — Reports of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board 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). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-391-602-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of operations under the Export and Import Permits Act for the year 2005, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, s. 27. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-137-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on the Annual Summary of Steel Import Permit Information for the year 2006, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. 13 (3rd Supp.), s. 1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-525-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

Adjournment

At 3:26 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).