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

Journals

No. 15

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
National Anthem
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 Commission for the year 2005, including the Report on Employment Equity, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, S.C. 1998, c. 9, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-123-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(e), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), seconded by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), Bill C-244, An Act to designate the month of June as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) Month, 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. Hill (Prince George—Peace River), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls), Bill C-245, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (trafficking in a controlled substance within five hundred metres of an elementary school or a high school), 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 Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (vitamins), 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 Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service), 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 Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), Bill C-248, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sex crimes and violent crimes), 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 Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), Bill C-249, An Act to amend the DNA Identification Act (establishment of indexes), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-250, An Act to ensure safe drinking water throughout Canada, 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. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Hubbard (Miramichi), Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (warning labels regarding the consumption of alcohol), 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, notwithstanding the Order adopted Tuesday, May 2, 2006, regarding the special debate scheduled for later this day on NORAD, when no Member rises to speak or after five hours of debate, whichever is earlier, the question be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Monday, May 8, 2006, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0055);

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0056);

— by Mr. Thibault (West Nova), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0057);

— by Mr. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest), one concerning China (No. 391-0058);

— by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0059).

Government Orders

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), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 1)

The debate continued.

Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mr. Wilson (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House condemns the government for a budget which:

(a) abandons any federal leadership role in the development of social policy;

(b) ignores the Kyoto Protocol and the battle against climate change;

(c) destroys federal-provincial agreements which were creating high quality, universal, affordable and developmental childcare spaces;

(d) walks away from the Kelowna Accord with Canada’s aboriginal people and all provinces and territories;

(e) fails to deal with student access to post secondary education, including the high cost of tuition, or to provide adequate support for science and technology;

(f) raises the income tax rate for all Canadian taxpayers; and

(g) eliminates the policies of fiscal responsibility which have fostered Canada’s robust economy for over a decade.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “for over a decade” the following:

“And that the House further condemns this government for the continuation of the last governments’ obsession with corporate tax reductions as opposed to spending to help working families; specifically condemning the higher priority given to physical infrastructure while ignoring direct financial assistance for students at our post secondary institutions, the lack of spending to reform our inadequate employment insurance system, and the on-going lack of commitment to create not-for-profit childcare spaces with multi-year funding.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Business of Supply

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 2, 2006, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), moved, — That this House do concur in Interim Supply as follows:

That a sum not exceeding $43,494,658,430.59 being composed of:

(1) nine twelfths ($30,619,976,223.75) of the total of the amounts of the items set forth in the Proposed Schedule 1.3 and Schedule 2 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007, which were laid upon the Table Tuesday, April 25, 2006, and except for those items below:

(2) eleven twelfths of the total of the amount of Agriculture and Agri-Food Votes 1 and 10, Fisheries and Oceans Vote 10, Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Foreign Affairs) Vote 10, Canadian International Development Agency Vote L50, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Vote 35, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Votes 10 and 25, Indian Specific Claims Commission Vote 45, Industry Vote 5, Statistics Canada Vote 95, Library of Parliament Vote 10, Office of Infrastructure of Canada Vote L70 and Treasury Board Vote 5 (Schedule 1.1), of the said Estimates, $6,303,923,163.68;

(3) ten twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vote 20, Citizenship and Immigration Vote 5, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Vote 10, Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Vote 20, Finance Vote 5, Health Vote 5, Public Health Agency of Canada Vote 40, Human Resources and Skills Development Vote 5, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Vote 1, Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Vote 10, Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Vote 75, Transport Vote 30, Office of Infrastructure of Canada Vote 60 and Veterans Affairs Votes 5 and 10 (Schedule 1.2) of the said Estimates, $6,570,759,043.16;

be granted to Her Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007.

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

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), Bill C-8, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2007, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

The Committee considered the Bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Government Orders

Mr. MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence), moved, — That this House support the government’s ratification of the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Agreement. (Government Business No. 6)

At 11:21 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Monday, May 8, 2006, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

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. Bernier (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Canadian Tourism Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-87-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Bernier (Minister of Industry) — Report on the administration of the Canada Small Business Financing Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Canada Small Business Financing Act, S.C. 1998, c. 36, ss. 18 and 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-240-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Bernier (Minister of Industry) — Reports of the Canadian Tourism Commission for the year ended December 31, 2005, 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. 8561-391-861-01. (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) — Report of the Canada Post Corporation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-20-01. (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) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mint, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2005, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-176-01. (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) — Report of the Canada Post Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R. S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-391-650-01. (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) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2006-2010 of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-842-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development) — Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-108-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Development Investment Corporation (including Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation), together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-471-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 42. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-553-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-7, s. 133. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-188-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — 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. 8560-391-455-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

Adjournment

At 11:21 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 2, 2006, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).