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

Journals

No. 121

Thursday, March 1, 2007

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Report of Correctional Service Canada on Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-391-34.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Sustainable Development Strategy 2007-2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-391-35.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Agreements for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-475-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Regan (Halifax West), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the Second Report of the Committee (strengthening the role of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-180.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 40 to 42 and 45) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the 16th Report of the Committee (Canadian Television Fund). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-181.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 33 to 38) was tabled.


Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 37th Report of the Committee (decorum in the House of Commons). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-182.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 21 to 23, 26, 27, 30, 36 and 43) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Alghabra (Mississauga—Erindale), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), Bill C-409, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (illness or injury), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), one concerning literacy (No. 391-1234);

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-1235).

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), moved, — That the House denounce the laisser-faire attitude of the government that prevailed in its negotiations with Boeing, regret the fact that Quebec did not get its fair share of the economic spin-offs of this contract given the significance of its aeronautics industry, nearly 60%, and call on the government to provide fair regional distribution of economic spin-offs for all future contracts.

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 for Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), 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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), 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, March 20, 2007, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (access for spouse who is terminally ill or in critical condition), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 21, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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 Mrs. Yelich (Blackstrap), one concerning AIDS (No. 391-1236).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:47 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), 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 6:05 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).