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

Journals

No. 138

Monday, April 23, 2007

11:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Galipeau (Ottawa—Orléans), Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

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 Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Ms. Sgro (York West), — That Bill S-202, An Act to repeal legislation that has not come into force within ten years of receiving royal assent, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

At 12:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Acting Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

Accordingly, Bill S-202, An Act to repeal legislation that has not come into force within ten years of receiving royal assent, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act.

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Bernier (Minister of Industry), moved, — That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that this House disagrees with the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, April 24, 2007, at the expiry of the time provided for 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

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2006, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, S.C. 1998, c. 9, sbs. 61(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-661-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (age of protection) and to make consequential amendments to the Criminal Records Act, with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-215.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 55 to 57, 59, 60 and 62) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Brown (Oakville), one concerning the issuing of visas (No. 391-1402);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), two concerning the income tax system (Nos. 391-1403 and 391-1404);

— by Mr. D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche), one concerning federal programs (No. 391-1405);

— by Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning international trade (No. 391-1406);

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), six concerning federal programs (Nos. 391-1407 to 391-1412).

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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Solberg (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development) — Summary of the Amendments to the 2007 Capital Budget for Loans and Investments and the 2007 Operating Budget of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-811-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

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. Owen (Vancouver Quadra), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 391-1413);

— by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 391-1414) and one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-1415).

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 7:00 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).