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

Journals

No. 122

Friday, March 2, 2007

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with an amendment.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) for Mr. Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), 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 76.1(11), Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) for Mr. Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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:

— No. 391-1100 concerning alcoholic beverages. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-22-05;

— No. 391-1109 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-26-05;

— No. 391-1110 concerning police and firefighters' death benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-82-01;

— No. 391-1111 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-83-01;

— Nos. 391-1121 and 391-1122 concerning the agricultural industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-84-01;

— No. 391-1125 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-3-20;

— No. 391-1135 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-70-02.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Hill (Secretary of State) for Mr. Bernier (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-47, An Act respecting the protection of marks related to the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games and protection against certain misleading business associations and making a related amendment to the Trade-marks Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to DNA identification, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-183.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 49, 52 and 53) was tabled.


Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), from the Standing Committee on Status of Women, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (question of privilege relating to the disclosure of the confidential draft report on human trafficking). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-184.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 42 and 43) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Mr. St. Amand (Brant), Bill C-410, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (victim — trafficking in persons), 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. Bourgeois (Terrebonne—Blainville), seconded by Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), Bill C-411, An Act to amend the Special Import Measures Act (domestic prices), 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 ordered, — That, in relation to its study on the Canadian seal harvest, twelve members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to the Magdalen Islands, Quebec, in March and April 2007, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That five members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs be authorized to travel to Vimy, France, to attend the 90th anniversary of the Vimy Ridge Memorial Commemoration, from April 5 to 10, 2007, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


Mr. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), moved, — That the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 23)

Debate arose thereon.

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 Ms. Demers (Laval), seconded by Ms. Faille (Vaudreuil-Soulanges), — That Bill C-280, An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

The debate continued.

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

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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for October 16 and 23, November 6 and 27, and December 4 and 11, 2006, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-391-18.

— by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2007-158. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-14-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2007-159. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-9-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2007-161. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-10-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2007-163 and P.C. 2007-164. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-8-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2007-160. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-4-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2007-166 to P.C. 2007-172. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-16-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2007-151, P.C. 2007-152 and P.C. 2007-162. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-22-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2007-157. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-28-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— P.C. 2007-165. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-17-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— P.C. 2007-156. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-30-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2007-153 to P.C. 2007-155. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-24-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), three concerning federal programs (Nos. 391-1237 to 391-1239).

Adjournment

At 2:15 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 19, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).