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

Journals

No. 133

Monday, April 16, 2007

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to undertake a study of the current level of financial support provided to persons with disabilities through the Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit and report to the House no later than May 2007; (Private Members' Business M-243)

And of the amendment of Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), seconded by Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre), — That motion M-243 be amended by replacing the words "no later than May 2007", with the words "no later than November 30, 2007".

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 18, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:42 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Report on the administration of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-11, s. 31. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-231-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Moore (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Defence Construction (1951) Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-633-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Moore (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics) laid upon the Table, — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2007-2008 to 2011-2012 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2007-2008 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-835-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, "Report on the Review of the Canada Grain Act and the Canadian Grain Commission Conducted by COMPAS Inc." (Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-114), presented to the House on Tuesday, December 5, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-391-114.


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. 391-1163, 391-1164 and 391-1182 concerning Kyoto Protocol. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-45-08;

— Nos. 391-1167 to 391-1170 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-79-02;

— No. 391-1171 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-51-05;

— No. 391-1172 concerning time change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-88-01;

— Nos. 391-1174, 391-1191, 391-1192, 391-1220 and 391-1237 to 391-1239 concerning federal programs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-74-04;

— No. 391-1176 concerning the Copyright Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-12-03;

— Nos. 391-1180 and 391-1202 to 391-1211 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-3-22;

— Nos. 391-1186 to 391-1188 concerning the Employment Insurance program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-39-03;

— No. 391-1189 concerning veterans' affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-89-01;

— No. 391-1190 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-5-12;

— Nos. 391-1193 to 391-1195, 391-1227 and 391-1266 concerning the Canada Labour Code. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-60-05;

— No. 391-1197 concerning wharfs and harbours. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-61-02;

— No. 391-1199 concerning the situation in Sri Lanka. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-66-03;

— No. 391-1200 concerning marriage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-18-17;

— No. 391-1201 concerning poverty. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-90-01;

— No. 391-1215 concerning sex offenders. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-68-03;

— No. 391-1224 concerning the elderly. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-91-01;

— No. 391-1225 concerning the automobile industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-56-05;

— No. 391-1232 concerning employment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-27-02;

— No. 391-1236 concerning AIDS. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-92-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 42nd 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 Finance

Paul Crête for Pierre Paquette

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Diane Bourgeois for Louise Thibault

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Paule Brunelle for Paul Crête

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Marcel Lussier for Paule Brunelle

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Finance

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Health

Vivian Barbot

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

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on International Trade

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Vivian Barbot

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Diane Bourgeois

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Vivian Barbot

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be deleted from the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Paul Crête

Standing Committee on Finance

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Health

Paule Brunelle

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

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on International Trade

Paul Crête

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Paule Brunelle

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Louise Thibault

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Paule Brunelle

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Order 107(5), that the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Liaison Committee:

Paule Brunelle

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Order 107(5), that the following Member be removed from the list of associate members of the Liaison Committee:

Pierre Paquette

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) 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 13th Report of the Committee (Summer Career Placement Program). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-208.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 65) was tabled.


Mr. Doyle (St. John's East), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the 12th Report of the Committee, "Detention Centres and Security Certificates". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-209.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 21, 24, 35, 37, 39, 40, 42 and 45) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lake (Edmonton—Mill Woods—Beaumont), seconded by Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre), Bill C-423, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (treatment for substance abuse), 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. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), seconded by Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines), Bill C-424, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review), 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 greening of electricity consumption in Canada, twelve members of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources be authorized to travel to Churchill Falls, Newfoundland and Labrador, on April 30, 2007, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 42nd 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. Bagnell (Yukon), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 391-1352);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), one concerning marriage (No. 391-1353);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning Chinese Canadians (No. 391-1354) and one concerning housing policy (No. 391-1355);

— by Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), one concerning federal programs (No. 391-1356);

— by Mr. D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche), one concerning literacy (No. 391-1357);

— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-1358) and one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 391-1359);

— by Mr. Lemay (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 391-1360);

— by Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-1361);

— by Mr. Blaney (Lévis—Bellechasse), one concerning unborn children (No. 391-1362);

— by Ms. Faille (Vaudreuil-Soulanges), one concerning immigration (No. 391-1363);

— by Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the issuing of visas (No. 391-1364);

— by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), one concerning federal programs (No. 391-1365);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), one concerning the issuing of visas (No. 391-1366).


Questions on the Order Paper

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-173 to Q-178 and Q-182 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

The debate continued.

Notice of Motion

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 15, the debate not be further adjourned.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

The debate continued.

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 Prime Minister — Report of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 “127” and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-376-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Report of the Blue Water Bridge Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2006, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-821-02. (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) — Reports of the Royal Canadian Mint for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-443-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Belledune Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-867-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Hamilton Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-888-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Nanaimo Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-889-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Port Alberni Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-890-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Quebec Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-891-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Saint John Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-892-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the St. John's Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-893-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Toronto Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-894-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Vancouver Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-895-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Halifax Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-896-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Montreal Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-897-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the North Fraser Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-898-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Prince Rupert Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-899-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Saguenay Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-900-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Sept-Îles Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-901-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-902-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-903-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Windsor Port Authority for the year ended December 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. 8561-391-904-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2007-2011 and the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2007 of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-843-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the administration and enforcement of the Energy Efficiency Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Energy Efficiency Act, S.C. 1992, c. 36, s. 36. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-375-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2006, pursuant to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, S.C. 2002, c. 23, sbs. 19(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-808-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, “Canada's International Policy Put to the Test in Haiti” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-139), presented to the House on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-391-139.

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, “Chapter 2, National Defence — Military Recruiting and Retention of the May 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-119), presented to the House on Thursday, December 7, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-391-119.

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Police Complaints Commission for the year 2006, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s. 82. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-733-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, “Parliamentary Review of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Act: A Value Proposition or a Failed Experiment” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-130), presented to the House on Wednesday, December 13, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-391-130.

— by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 12th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, “Public Accounts of Canada 2006” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-120), presented to the House on Thursday, December 7, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-391-120.

Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36(8)(b), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following petition was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development:

Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — No. 391-1196 concerning China.


Pursuant to Standing Order 36(8)(b), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following petitions was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities:

Mr. Silva (Davenport) — No. 391-1212 to 391-1214 concerning literacy.

Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore) — No. 391-1234 concerning literacy.


Pursuant to Standing Order 36(8)(b), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following petition was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage:

Mr. Pearson (London North Centre) — No. 391-1217 concerning literacy.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).