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

Journals

No. 14

Tuesday, May 2, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Japan Inter-parliamentary Group and the Canada-China Legislative Association respecting its participation at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians Forum (APFF) held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from January 15 to 19, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-57-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Lalonde (La Pointe-de-l'Île) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the meeting of the Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, held in Ottawa, from October 23 to 26, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-51-03.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0051);

— by Mr. Maloney (Welland), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0052);

— by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), two concerning a national child care program (Nos. 391-0053 and 391-0054).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, on Wednesday, May 3, 2006,

(a) notwithstanding the Order adopted April 4, 2006, at 6:15 p.m. the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings then in progress and shall put forthwith and successively, without debate or amendment, every question necessary to dispose of any motion relating to interim supply and for the passage at all stages of any bill or bills based thereon; and

(b) notwithstanding Standing Order 84(3), no proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 38 be taken up this day and the House continue to sit after the ordinary hour of daily adjournment to consider a government motion in the name of the Minister of Foreign Affairs: “That this House support the government’s ratification of the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Agreement”; and that, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, no Member shall speak for more than 20 minutes and that following each speech a period not exceeding ten minutes shall be made available, if required, to allow Members to ask questions and comment briefly on matters relevant to the speech and to allow responses thereto; any Member may indicate to the Speaker that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another Member; that during debate, the Speaker shall not receive any amendments, dilatory motions, quorum calls, or requests for unanimous consent; and when no Member rises to speak or after five hours of debate, whichever is earlier, the Speaker shall put all questions necessary to dispose of the motion, provided that, if a recorded division is requested on the motion, it shall stand deferred to Monday, May 8, 2006, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment; and that the House shall immediately adjourn to the next sitting.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.


At 4:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the House proceeded to the consideration of Ways and Means Motion No. 1 for the Budget presentation.

Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 1)

Debate arose thereon.


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

(1) Notice of a Ways and Means Motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001, the Excise Act and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act relating to the rate reduction for the GST and the federal component of the HST. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-01.

(2) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, 2001, the Excise Act and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act relating to other sales tax measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-02.

(3) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-03.

(4) “The Budget Speech 2006” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-04.

(5) “The Budget in Brief 2006” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-05.

(6) “Restoring Fiscal Balance in Canada” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-06.

(7) “The Budget Plan 2006” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-07.

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. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons). (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 1)

The debate continued.

Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre), 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. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on the Annual Summary of Steel Import Permit Information for the year 2005, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. 13 (3rd Supp.), s. 1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-525-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Police Complaints Commission for the year 2005, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s. 82. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-733-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board for the year 2005, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-752-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians) — Report on Northern oil and gas for the year 2005, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-455-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

Adjournment

At 5:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).