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

Journals

No. 169

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Labour) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Wage Earner Protection Program Act and chapter 47 of the Statutes of Canada, 2005. (Ways and Means No. 21) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-28.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Labour), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) laid upon the Table, — Certificate of Nomination and biographical notes of Christiane Ouimet, the nominee for the position of Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-4-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) laid upon the Table, — Certificate of Nomination and biographical notes of Mary Elizabeth Dawson, the nominee for the position of Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-25-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1), referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


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. 391-1463, 391-1464 and 391-1468 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-3-29;

— Nos. 391-1465 and 391-1519 concerning the issuing of visas. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-49-11;

— No. 391-1557 concerning passports. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-94-03.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Holland (Ajax—Pickering), seconded by Mr. Silva (Davenport), Bill C-455, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (duty to provide assistance), 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. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), seconded by Ms. Priddy (Surrey North), Bill C-456, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods), 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. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), Bill C-457, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (interest rates on debts owed) and to make a consequential amendment to the Income Tax Regulations, 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. Holland (Ajax—Pickering), twelve concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 391-1671 to 391-1682), one concerning the Extradition Act (No. 391-1683) and one concerning AIDS (No. 391-1684);

— by Ms. Demers (Laval), two concerning federal programs (Nos. 391-1685 and 391-1686);

— by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning world games (No. 391-1687);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning the income tax system (No. 391-1688);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning housing policy (No. 391-1689), one concerning international trade (No. 391-1690) and one concerning the Canada Labour Code (No. 391-1691);

— by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 391-1692);

— by Mr. Wilson (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), one concerning the income tax system (No. 391-1693).

Government Orders

Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), moved, — That, in relation to Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and

That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Business on the day allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.

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

(Division No. 200 -- Vote no 200)
YEAS: 156, NAYS: 101

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Arthur
Asselin
Bachand
Baird
Barbot
Batters
Bellavance
Bernier
Bezan
Bigras
Blackburn
Blais
Blaney
Bonsant
Bouchard
Boucher
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Brunelle
Calkins
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Carrier
Casson
Chong
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
DeBellefeuille
Del Mastro
Demers
Deschamps
Devolin
Doyle
Duceppe
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Faille
Fast
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Freeman
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Gaudet
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravel
Grewal
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Khan
Komarnicki
Kotto
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Laforest
Laframboise
Lake
Lalonde
Lauzon
Lavallée
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
Lussier
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Manning
Mark
Mayes
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nadeau
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Ouellet
Pallister
Paquette
Perron
Petit
Picard
Plamondon
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Roy
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Smith
Solberg
Sorenson
St-Cyr
St-Hilaire
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Vincent
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Total: -- 156

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
Angus
Atamanenko
Bagnell
Barnes
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Black
Bonin
Brison
Casey
Chan
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cullen (Etobicoke North)
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Eyking
Folco
Godfrey
Godin
Goodale
Graham
Guarnieri
Holland
Hubbard
Ignatieff
Jennings
Julian
Kadis
Karygiannis
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
MacAulay
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
McGuire
McTeague
Merasty
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Nash
Neville
Owen
Pacetti
Patry
Pearson
Priddy
Proulx
Redman
Regan
Robillard
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simard
Simms
St. Amand
St. Denis
Stoffer
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Thibault (West Nova)
Tonks
Turner
Volpe
Wappel
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wilson
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 101

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Allison
André
Benoit
Cardin
Crête
Finley
Gauthier
Guergis
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Malo

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), seconded by Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), — That this question be now put.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), seconded by Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 55th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be deemed tabled and concurred in.

Accordingly, Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 55th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament:

Glen Pearson for Joe Comuzzi

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), seconded by Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

At 5:45 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

(Division No. 201 -- Vote no 201)
YEAS: 157, NAYS: 103

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Arthur
Asselin
Bachand
Baird
Barbot
Batters
Bellavance
Bernier
Bezan
Bigras
Blackburn
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Boucher
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Brunelle
Calkins
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Carrier
Casson
Chong
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Demers
Deschamps
Devolin
Doyle
Duceppe
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Faille
Fast
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Freeman
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Gaudet
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravel
Grewal
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Khan
Komarnicki
Kotto
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Laforest
Laframboise
Lake
Lalonde
Lauzon
Lavallée
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lussier
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Manning
Mark
Mayes
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mourani
Nadeau
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Ouellet
Pallister
Paquette
Paradis
Perron
Petit
Picard
Plamondon
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Richardson
Ritz
Roy
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Smith
Solberg
Sorenson
St-Cyr
St-Hilaire
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Vincent
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Total: -- 157

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
Angus
Atamanenko
Bagnell
Barnes
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Black
Blaikie
Bonin
Boshcoff
Brison
Brown (Oakville)
Byrne
Casey
Chan
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cullen (Etobicoke North)
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Eyking
Folco
Godfrey
Goodale
Guarnieri
Holland
Hubbard
Ignatieff
Jennings
Julian
Kadis
Karygiannis
Keeper
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
MacAulay
Malhi
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
McGuire
McTeague
Merasty
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Nash
Neville
Owen
Pacetti
Patry
Pearson
Priddy
Proulx
Redman
Regan
Robillard
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Simard
Simms
St. Amand
St. Denis
Stoffer
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Tonks
Turner
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wilson
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 103

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Allison
André
Benoit
Cardin
Crête
Finley
Gauthier
Guergis
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Malo

Pursuant to Standing Order 61(2), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), — That Bill C-52, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007, be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 202 -- Vote no 202)
YEAS: 158, NAYS: 103

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Arthur
Asselin
Bachand
Baird
Barbot
Batters
Bellavance
Bernier
Bezan
Bigras
Blackburn
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Boucher
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Brunelle
Calkins
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Carrier
Casson
Chong
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Demers
Deschamps
Devolin
Doyle
Duceppe
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Faille
Fast
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Freeman
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Gaudet
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravel
Grewal
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Khan
Komarnicki
Kotto
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Laforest
Laframboise
Lake
Lalonde
Lauzon
Lavallée
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lussier
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Manning
Mark
Mayes
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mourani
Nadeau
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Ouellet
Pallister
Paquette
Paradis
Perron
Petit
Picard
Plamondon
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Roy
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Smith
Solberg
Sorenson
St-Cyr
St-Hilaire
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Vincent
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Total: -- 158

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
Angus
Atamanenko
Bagnell
Barnes
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Black
Blaikie
Bonin
Boshcoff
Brison
Brown (Oakville)
Byrne
Casey
Chan
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cullen (Etobicoke North)
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Eyking
Folco
Godfrey
Goodale
Guarnieri
Holland
Hubbard
Ignatieff
Jennings
Julian
Kadis
Karygiannis
Keeper
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
MacAulay
Malhi
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
McGuire
McTeague
Merasty
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Nash
Neville
Owen
Pacetti
Patry
Pearson
Priddy
Proulx
Redman
Regan
Robillard
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Simard
Simms
St. Amand
St. Denis
Stoffer
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Tonks
Turner
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wilson
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 103

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Allison
André
Benoit
Cardin
Crête
Finley
Gauthier
Guergis
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Malo

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

Private Members' Business

At 6:25 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's), seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East), — That Bill S-220, An Act to protect heritage lighthouses, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 13, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (sports and recreation programs), without amendment.

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. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 2001, c. 41, s. 102. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-792-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence) — Reports of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) and s. 73. — Sessional Paper No. 8561-391-856-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians) — Statutes of the Northwest Territories for March 2007, pursuant to the Northwest Territories Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-27, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-388-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians) — Reports of the Nunavut Water Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, 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. 8561-391-869-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:01 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 7:22 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).