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

Journals

No. 17

Friday, May 5, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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, — Certificate of Nomination of Bryan P. Davies, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to Standing Order 110(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-9-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-258, An Act respecting Louis Riel, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-259, An Act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deductibility of expense of tools provided as a requirement of employment), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-261, An Act to establish the office of Pension Ombudsman to investigate administrative difficulties encountered by persons in their dealings with the Government of Canada in respect of benefits under the Canada Pension Plan or the Old Age Security Act or tax liability on such benefits and to review the policies and practices applied in the administration and adjudication of such benefits and liabilities, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-262, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (monthly guaranteed income supplement), 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 any Standing Order or usual practices of the House, on Thursday, May 18, 2006, the House shall meet at 9:00 a.m. and proceed to the ordinary daily routine of business, followed by Government Orders; at 11:00 a.m. Members may make statements pursuant to Standing Order 31; not later than 11:15 a.m. oral questions shall be taken up; at noon, the House shall stand adjourned to the next sitting day;

that the Address of the Prime Minister of Australia, to be delivered in the Chamber of the House of Commons at 3:00 p.m. that day before Members of the Senate and the House of Commons, together with all introductory and related remarks, be printed as an appendix to the House of Commons Debates for that day and form part of the records of this House; and

that the media recording and transmission of such address, introductory and related remarks be authorized pursuant to established guidelines for such occasions.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning unborn children (No. 391-0066);

— by Mr. Poilievre (Nepean—Carleton), one concerning the situation in Egypt (No. 391-0067);

— by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0068).

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.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, May 8, 2006, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board) for Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Debate arose thereon.

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 the Speaker — Report of Committees Activities and Expenditures for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to Standing Order 121(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-391-06.

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for October 24 and 31, 2005 and November 14, 28 and 29, 2005, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-391-07.

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).