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

Journals

No. 23

Monday, May 15, 2006

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), — That Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the motion of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), — 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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Solberg (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), seconded by Mr. Chong (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport), Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adoption), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

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

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Luc Malo

Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Gérard Asselin

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Thierry St-Cyr

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


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), Bill C-281, Convalescence Benefits Act (amendments to the Employment Insurance 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. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), seconded by Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt), Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act (publication of information), 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. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest), seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), Bill C-283, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (food labelling), 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. Regan (Halifax West), seconded by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), Bill C-284, An Act to amend the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act (Canada access grants), 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 Ms. Gagnon (Québec), seconded by Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), Bill C-285, An Act to amend the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act (profits distributed to provinces), 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. Regan (Halifax West), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0090);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0091);

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0092);

— by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 391-0093);

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), three concerning immigration (Nos. 391-0094 to 391-0096).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), — That Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the motion of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), — That Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the motion of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:48 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).