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

Journals

No. 123

Monday, March 19, 2007

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Questions on the Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) presented the revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return on June 7, 2006:

Q-13 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — With regard to Canada's commitments in Afghanistan: (a) what is the estimated cost of Canada's continuing commitments; (b) what is the current command structure of Canadian Forces in Afghanistan, particularly their relation to United States of America (USA) forces; (c) what is the total number of Canadian soldiers present in Afghanistan at the moment and how will this change over the next 12 months; (d) how will force levels change over the next decade; (e) how does the government see the mission in Afghanistan aligning with Canada's role in the world; (f) is the government aware of the conditions in USA-controlled and Afghanistan-controlled detention facilities in Afghanistan, and, if so, what has the government determined about the conditions; (g) has the government sought assurances from the USA regarding the treatment of prisoners who are handed over to USA or Afghan forces; (h) does the government believe that the Prisoner Transfer Arrangement signed on December 18, 2005 by the Chief of Defence Staff prevents the onward transfer of prisoners to countries other than Canada and Afghanistan; (i) have foreign forces ever surrounded Canadian encampments or bases with anti-personnel land mines; (j) are Canadian bases surrounded by any anti-personnel landmines that have been left from previous conflicts in Afghanistan; (k) how long does the government expect the Canadian military presence in Afghanistan to last; (l) does the government have any plans for further debate in the House of Commons regarding the deployment in Afghanistan; (m) does the government have any plans for a vote in the House regarding new deployments in Afghanistan; (n) are Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan part of the American Operation Enduring Freedom; (o) will Canadian Forces in Afghanistan come under North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command, and, if so, when will this happen; (p) does the government believe that the current mission has a United Nations mandate, and, if so, how was it achieved; (q) has the government considered a possible renewal or modification of the Canadian mission, once current commitments have been fulfilled; (r) what is the date on which Canada will have to notify NATO if it wishes to make commitments past February 2007; (s) has the government considered building a joint detention facility with the Netherlands to hold prisoners; (t) have Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan been instructed to uphold both the spirit and the letter of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel land mines; (u) has the government created an exit strategy for our deployment; (v) if we continue at current force levels in Afghanistan, what would be the number of deployable troops available to the Canadian Forces, both at home and abroad, over the next five years; and (w) what is the expected wear on equipment if a long-term mission is taken on? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-13-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) presented the revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return on September 18, 2006:

Q-33 — Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam) — With regard to the Arrangement for the Transfer of Detainees with the Afghan government: (a) the Arrangement states that it applies “in the event of a transfer”, does the government intend to transfer all detainees to the Afghan authorities, or would Canada retain custody of some detainees or transfer them to recipients other than the Afghan authorities; (b) what is the scope of application of the Arrangement and does it apply to all Canadian troops operating in Afghanistan, particularly to embedded staff officers at Combined Joint Task Force 76 (CJTF-76) in Bagram; (c) do the embedded staff officers at CJTF-76 in Bagram in any way participate in the detention or interrogation of detainees by the United States; (d) how will the Arrangement operate when Canadian soldiers are engaged in a joint operation with Afghan soldiers or police, particularly Afghan Forces; (e) if an Afghan soldier or police officer physically apprehends a detainee or prisoner during joint operations, would it be considered a transfer and would the Arrangement apply; (f) does the government consider that the armed conflict, in which Canadian Forces (CF) are engaged in Afghanistan, is or is not an “armed conflict not of an international character”, as that phrase is used in Article 3 of the Third Geneva Convention; (g) does the government consider that persons detained by CF under the Arrangement could be “prisoners of war”, as that phrase is used in Article 4 of the Third Geneva Convention; (h) does the government consider that persons detained by CF under the Arrangement are entitled to have their status “determined by a competent tribunal” as that phrase is used in Article 5 of the Third Geneva Convention; (i) if other articles of the Third Geneva Convention or its Additional Protocols apply to CF deployed to Afghanistan, whether by legal obligation or by Canada’s agreement, what are each of them, accurately enumerated; (j) upon detaining a person, will the CF always offer that detained person access to legal counsel; (k) does the government believe that CF detaining non-Canadian persons in Afghanistan must respect section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in so doing; (l) what is the government's position as to the possible criminal culpability of a Canadian soldier if he or she transfers a detainee into Afghan custody and that detainee does indeed experience torture as defined in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the Torture Convention, Criminal Code or Canadian military law; (m) does the government consider that this Arrangement guarantees that there will be no further transfers of detainees by the Afghan authorities into the custody of any other government without Canada’s consent; (n) why does the Arrangement not provide a right for the Canadian government or for the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission to monitor and inspect detainees after they are transferred to the Afghan authorities, as the government of the Netherlands sought and obtained; (o) why has Canada chosen not to develop and maintain its own detention facility in Afghanistan, or a detention facility operated jointly with either the Afghan government or other NATO states; (p) does the government consider the terming of the document as an "Arrangement" as affecting the document's legal weight; (q) how many detainees have CF transferred to the Afghan authorities since the Arrangement was signed; (r) has the Canadian government requested access from the Afghan authorities to any of the transferred detainees, to verify their well-being and, if so, did Afghanistan agree to the request; (s) does the government consider that this Arrangement is a treaty, consistent with statements made by the Prime Minister as reported on May 13, 2006; (t) what are the personal details regarding the detainees that can be discussed publicly, consistent with the Geneva Conventions and other human rights obligations; (u) given that the Arrangement provides for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to inspect and monitor the treatment of detainees after CF transfer them to the Afghan authorities, does the government now consent to the ICRC sharing the results of these inspections on a routine basis with Parliament and the public; (v) when Canadian operations in southern Afghanistan are transferred to NATO control later this year, will a NATO-Afghanistan detainee transfer agreement supercede the Canada-Afghanistan Arrangement; (w) will the NATO agreement contain all of the rights of visit and notice found in the Netherlands-Afghanistan agreement, and, if not, why; (x) will the government make the NATO agreement available to Parliament as soon as possible, and, if not, why; (y) what additional procedures or safeguards do the CF apply when transferring a detainee who is, or appears to be, under the age of 18 to the Afghan military; (z) has Canada detained anyone in Afghanistan under the age of 18; (aa) what additional procedures or safeguards do the CF apply when transferring a female detainee to the Afghan military; (bb) whether owing to ICRC inspections or any other source of information, is the Canadian government aware of any instances where a detainee transferred to the Afghan military was subsequently tortured or abused and, if so, what were the circumstances in each case; and (cc) did any government or representatives of any foreign government other than that of Canada and Afghanistan review the text of this agreement before its signature? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-33-01.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Correspondence between Brigadier-General T.J. Grant, Commander, Joint Task Force Afghanistan, and Mr. Noorzai of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, dated February 20, 2007. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-26.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter dated March 15, 2007, from Mrs. Colleen Swords, Assistant Deputy Minister, International Security Branch, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and Mr. Vincent C. Rigby, Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Department of National Defence, to Mr. Rick Casson, Member of Parliament and Chairman of the Standing Committee on National Defence. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-27.

Private Members' Business

At 11:07 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-257, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers), as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 and 3).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mrs. Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), seconded by Mr. Nadeau (Gatineau), — That Bill C-257, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing line 4 on page 2 with the following:

“(c) use, in the”

Motion No. 3 of Mrs. Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), seconded by Mr. Nadeau (Gatineau), — That Bill C-257, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing lines 3 to 10 on page 3 with the following:

“employer from using the services of an employee referred to in paragraph (2.1)(c) to avoid the destruction of the employer’s property or serious damage to that property.

(2.4) The services referred to in subsection (2.3) shall exclusively be conservation services and not services to allow the continuation of the production of goods or services, which is otherwise prohibited by subsection (2.1).”

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

At 12:07 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 98, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on Motions Nos. 1 and 3 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the recorded divisions were deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded divisions were further deferred until Wednesday, March 21, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), — That Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada following the federal by-elections held in the electoral districts of London North Centre and Repentigny on November 27, 2006, pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9, s. 536. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-4-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


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. 391-1099 concerning Kyoto Protocol. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-45-07;

— No. 391-1106 concerning museums. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-78-02;

— Nos. 391-1117, 391-1123, 391-1124, 391-1128 and 391-1133 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-3-21;

— Nos. 391-1118, 391-1129 and 391-1130 concerning literacy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-73-02;

— No. 391-1120 concerning housing policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-37-09;

— Nos. 391-1127, 391-1147 and 391-1175 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-29-06;

— No. 391-1131 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-1-11;

— Nos. 391-1136 and 391-1137 concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-24-05;

— Nos. 391-1138, 391-1150 to 391-1153 and 391-1181 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-11-11;

— Nos. 391-1148 and 391-1154 concerning the sexual exploitation of minors. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-10-13;

— Nos. 391-1155 to 391-1159 and 391-1173 concerning marriage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-18-15;

— No. 391-1162 concerning Remembrance Day. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-69-03;

— Nos. 391-1165, 391-1179 and 391-1183 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-70-03;

— No. 391-1177 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-50-04.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (Bill C-269, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (improvement of the employment insurance system), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-185.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 60 and 61) was tabled.


Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (Bill C-278, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (benefits for illness, injury or quarantine), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-186.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 60 and 61) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Vaughan), Bill C-412, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (recreational snow sport helmets), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Health, presented on Monday, September 18, 2006, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 24)

Debate arose thereon.


Presenting Reports from Committees

By unanimous consent, Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 16th Report of the Committee (Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001 and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-187.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 71) was tabled.


By unanimous consent, Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 17th Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2006-2007 —Vote 1b under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-188.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 71) was tabled.


Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Health, presented on Monday, September 18, 2006, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 24)

The debate continued.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the motion for third reading of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act, be deemed carried on division.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Health, presented on Monday, September 18, 2006, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 24)

The debate continued.


Questions on the Order Paper

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the answers to questions Q-134, Q-135, Q-142, Q-147, Q-153, Q-159 and Q-163 on the Order Paper.


By unanimous consent, Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-136 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — With respect to its Policy on Responsible Investing adopted in October 2005, has the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board engaged in industry dialogue, proxy voting, shareholder motions, or direct engagement with (i) British American Tobacco, (ii) Altria, (iii) Rothmans, (iv) Japan Tobacco, (v) Ivanhoe Mines, (iv) Wal-mart, (v) Lockheed Martin, (vi) Exxon, (vii) Molson Coors, (viii) Nestle; and, if so, what were the results in each case? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-136.


Q-137 — Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — With respect to the sale in Canada of tobacco products on which excise and sales taxes have not been fully paid since February 6, 2006, has the government: (a) developed estimates of the quantities of untaxed tobacco products sold in each province and in each month and, if so, what were those estimates by provinces for each month; (b) considered implementing policies and measures to (i) revoke the federal tobacco manufacturer licence if the manufacturer is operating illegally, including if the manufacturer does not comply with provincial legislation, (ii) prohibit the supply of raw materials such as raw leaf tobacco, cigarette filters and paper and electricity to unlicensed tobacco manufacturers, (iii) increase the minimum bond for all tobacco manufacturers to at least $2 million and make such bonds forfeitable if a manufacturer is non-compliant with the law, (iv) improve tobacco package tax marking systems, including a full tracking and tracing system, (v) ensure that provincial tobacco tax is collected on native produced product on which federal tax is collected, (vi) combine the current federal GST and excise tax charged on tobacco products with a single higher excise tax rate, (vii) persuade the American government to shut down the illegal tobacco manufacturing facilities on the New York State side of Akwesasne reserve, (viii) initiate government-to-government negotiations with First Nations governments to control smuggling and invite First Nations governments to implement the effective tobacco control measures included in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control; and, if so, what were the results or actions taken in each case and, if not, what was the rationale for not doing so? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-137.


Q-139 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — Pertaining to the National Marine and Industrial Council: (a) what is its structure, mandate and stated objectives; (b) what are the total annual appropriations from the government since its founding; (c) what are the total annual contributions received from the private sector since its founding; (d) what are the expenses and the nature of the expenses associated with the operation of the Council and the operation of each working group within the Council, including actual and projected salaries, per diems, costs of travel, meals and accommodation and requisitions; (e) who has the Council identified as the representatives of labour, and industry stakeholders; (f) how often has it reported to the government and what reports has it prepared for the government; and (g) when will the minutes pertaining to the May 11, 2006, meeting be publicly available? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-139.


Q-140 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — With respect to Labour Market Development Agreements (LMDA) and the Labour Market Partnership Agreements (LMPA) signed by the federal and provincial governments: (a) with which provinces has the federal government entered into a LMDA or a LMPA; (b) what is the current status of each of those agreements for each province; (c) what amount of federal funding, for which years, has flowed through for each agreement with each province; and (d) what is the government's position with respect to the remaining federal funding committed to in each agreement for each province? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-140.


Q-148 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — With respect to programs and spending administered by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) within the riding of Victoria: (a) what were the projected and actual spending amounts of CMHC in 2006; (b) what is the projected budget for 2007; (c) how many CMHC-funded housing units for singles and families currently exist; (d) how many new CMHC-funded housing units were added in 2006; (e) how many CMHC-funded housing units ceased to be available in 2006; and (f) how many CMHC-funded housing units for singles and families are planned for 2007? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-148.


Q-152 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With respect to the procurement of temporary personnel services by the government over the last five years: (a) what were the total government expenditures for such services, on an annual basis as well as over the five year period and, on an annual basis, what amount was spent by department; (b) with respect to the above figures, how much was spent annually, on a departmental or agency basis, in the National Capital Region alone and what was the breakdown by province for such services; (c) which companies received contracts to provide temporary personnel services over the last five years and what was the annual combined total of all contracts awarded to each company over the last five years; and (d) on an annual basis as well as over the five year period, how many people were hired by temporary employment agencies to work for the government, nationally as well as in the National Capital Region and, on an annual basis and by department or agency, how many employees were hired on a temporary basis, nationally as well as in the National Capital Region? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-152.


Q-154 — Ms. Keeper (Churchill) — Which First Nations did the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs identify as having used Zonolite Attic Insulation and for each of these First Nations, how many houses were insulated with Zonolite Attic Insulation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-154.


Q-160 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — With respect to programs that are funded through the Department of Canadian Heritage for the 2006-2007 fiscal year: (a) what funds are the Department scheduled to distribute by the end of the fiscal year, on a program by program basis; (b) what is the status of the distribution of these funds, as of January 31, 2007; (c) what new practices are the Department undertaking in this fiscal year that are different from the previous fiscal year; (d) what role is the Minister of Canadian Heritage playing in the review of these applications; (e) what specific criteria is the Minister using to determine if she personally reviews an application in its entirety, or if she relies on briefings and recommendations from departmental officials; (f) which applications were sent to the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO) for consideration; (g) which of those applications considered by the PMO were fast-tracked to approval; (h) how many funding application deadlines were extended beyond their original date and, in each case, why was the deadline extended; and (i) which funding applications originally made to the Department were fast-tracked to approval? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-160.


Q-172 — Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) — With regard to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6: (a) what actions has the government taken since the passage of this Act to introduce the policies and guidelines needed to fully implement it; (b) which departments or agencies under the authority of this legislation have introduced or amended a user fee since this legislation came into force; (c) of these departments or agencies that have introduced or amended a user fee, what measures and processes have they adopted to ensure that new or amended fees are in full compliance with the User Fees Act; and (d) what is the government doing to ensure that the spirit and direction of the User Fees Act is being applied to existing user fees, especially with regard to performance standards, and the reporting to Parliament and Canadians on user fees and service standards? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-172.

Government Orders

At 4:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the House proceeded to the consideration of Ways and Means motion No. 14 for the Budget presentation.

Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), moved, — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 14)

Debate arose thereon.


Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, —

(1) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-17.

(2) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act relating to the goods and services tax and the harmonized sales tax (GST/HST). — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-18.

(3) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Customs Tariff relating to the travellers' exemption. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-19.

(4) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act relating to excise taxes. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-20.

(5) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-21.

(6) “The Budget Speech 2007” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-22.

(7) “The Budget in Brief 2007” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-23.

(8) “Restoring Fiscal Balance for a Stronger Federation” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-24.

(9) “Creating a Canadian Advantage in Global Capital Markets” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-25.

(10) “The Budget Plan 2007” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-26.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of each Ways and Means motion, notice of which was laid upon the Table earlier today.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform). (Ways and Means No. 14)

The debate continued.

Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the motion was deemed agreed to.

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. Emerson (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2007-2011 of Export Development Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-851-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copie of Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Iran (P.C. 2007-235 and SOR/JUS-609501), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-592-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians) — Statutes of the Northwest Territories for December 2006, pursuant to the Northwest Territories Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-27, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-388-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) — Investigation report of the Registrar of Lobbyists entitled "The Lobbying Activities of Neelam J. Makhija on behalf of TIR Systems, Ltd.", pursuant to the Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence, S.C. 2004, c. 7, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-932-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) — Investigation report of the Registrar of Lobbyists entitled "The Lobbying Activities of Neelam J. Makhija on Behalf of Infowave Software, Inc.", pursuant to the Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence, S.C. 2004, c. 7, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-932-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) — Investigation report of the Registrar of Lobbyists entitled "The Lobbying Activities of Neelam J. Makhija on behalf of Intrinsyc Software, Inc.", pursuant to the Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence, S.C. 2004, c. 7, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-932-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) — Investigation report of the Registrar of Lobbyists entitled "The Lobbying Activities of Neelam J. Makhija on behalf of Wavemakers, Inc.", pursuant to the Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence, S.C. 2004, c. 7, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-932-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

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. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-1240).

Adjournment

At 5:18 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).