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

Journals

No. 16

Thursday, May 4, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conditional sentence of imprisonment), 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. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum penalties for offences involving firearms) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, 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. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), seconded by Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead), Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (access for spouse who is terminally ill or in critical condition), 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. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East), seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton), Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deductibility of RESP contributions), 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. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), seconded by Ms. Guarnieri (Mississauga East—Cooksville), Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda), 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 Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-255, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (herbal remedies), 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 Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (physical activity and amateur sport fees), 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. Nadeau (Gatineau), seconded by Mrs. Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), Bill C-257, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0060) and one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0061);

— by Mr. Thibault (West Nova), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0062);

— by Mr. Wilson (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0063);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning China (No. 391-0064) and one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0065).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), seconded by Mr. Silva (Davenport), moved, — That the House recognize that an effective, Canada-wide early learning and child care system requires both continued vigorous effort to provide supports for family incomes and proactive intergovernmental activity to create a sufficient number of high quality, universally accessible, affordable and developmental child care spaces to meet the broad range of needs of Canadian children;

that the House observe that the present government has made, in both these tasks, significantly less progress than its predecessor, which had provided income support programs for families with children totalling more than $10 billion per year and had negotiated child-care space-creating agreements with all provinces valued at at least an additional $1 billion per year; and,

therefore, that the House urge the government to increase substantially its activities in this regard in order to provide Canadian families with the early learning and child care facilities that they need and deserve.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Monday, May 8, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), seconded by Mr. Silva (Davenport), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), 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 expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:24 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).