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

Journals

No. 25

Wednesday, May 17, 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

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Kenney (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the Report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United Kingdom Inter-parliamentary Association respecting its parliamentary visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Dublin, Ireland, from February 26 to March 5, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-69-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Marleau (Sudbury), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the First Report of the Committee (Certificate of nomination of Gwyn Morgan). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-06.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 4) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the First Report of the Committee, “Public Accounts of Canada 2005”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-07.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Second Report of the Committee, “Passport Office – Passport Services”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-08.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2006-2007 — Vote 20 under FINANCE). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-09.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the First Report of the Committee (review of the CBC-SRC mandate). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-10.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) was tabled.


Mr. Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the First Report of the Committee (Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans presented to the House during the First Session of the 38th Parliament). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-11.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier), seconded by Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville), Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol, 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. Calkins (Wetaskiwin), Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Indian Act (matrimonial real property and immovables), 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. Marleau (Sudbury), seconded by Mr. Valley (Kenora), Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (Northern Ontario), 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. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), seconded by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of a child before or during its birth while committing an offence), 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 (LaSalle—Émard), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), Bill C-292, An Act to implement the Kelowna Accord, 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. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River), Bill C-293, An Act respecting the provision of development assistance abroad, 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. Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (sports and recreation programs), 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. Bell (Vancouver Island North), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), Bill C-295, 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.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose), seconded by Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead), Bill C-296, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant), 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. Silva (Davenport), seconded by Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), Bill C-297, An Act to designate the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer 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 Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mr. Silva (Davenport), Bill C-298, An Act to add perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to the Virtual Elimination List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, 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. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Competition Act (personal information obtained by fraud), 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. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), seconded by Mr. Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert), Bill C-300, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (direct sale of grain), 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. Kadis (Thornhill), seconded by Mr. Valley (Kenora), Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol), 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. Savoie (Victoria), seconded by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), Bill C-302, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of use of chemical pesticides for non-essential purposes), 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. Savoie (Victoria), seconded by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), Bill C-303, An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for early learning and child care programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, universality and accountability of those programs, and to appoint a council to advise the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development on matters relating to early learning and child care, 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. Murphy (Charlottetown), seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), Bill C-304, An Act to provide for the development of a national strategy for the treatment of autism and to amend the Canada Health 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. Watson (Essex), seconded by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (exemption from taxation of 50% of United States social security payments to Canadian residents), 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. Watson (Essex), seconded by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), Bill C-306, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (early pension entitlement for police officers and firefighters), 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. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-307, An Act to prohibit the use of benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) in certain products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, 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 the situation in Sudan (No. 391-0100);

— by Ms. Picard (Drummond), one concerning employment (No. 391-0101);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0102).

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 16, 2006, Mr. Harper (Prime Minister), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of National Defence), moved, — That,

(1) whereas the House on April 10, 2006 debated a motion in support of Canada’s significant commitment in Afghanistan;

(2) whereas Canada’s commitment in Afghanistan is an important contribution, with that of more than 30 other countries, to international efforts under the auspices of the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO);

(3) whereas these international efforts are reducing poverty, enhancing human rights and gender equality, strengthening civil society and helping to build a free, secure and self-sustaining democratic state for all Afghan men, women and children; and

(4) whereas Canada’s commitment in Afghanistan is consistent with Canada’s support of freedom, democracy, the rule of law and human rights around the world;

the House support the government’s two year extension of Canada’s deployment of diplomatic, development, civilian police and military personnel in Afghanistan and the provision of funding and equipment for this extension. (Government Business No. 7)

Debate arose thereon.

At 9:47 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

(Division No. 9 -- Vote no 9)
YEAS: 149, NAYS: 145

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Arthur
Bagnell
Baird
Batters
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Boucher
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clement
Cullen (Etobicoke North)
Cummins
Cuzner
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Doyle
Dykstra
Easter
Emerson
Epp
Eyking
Fast
Finley
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Folco
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Graham
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guergis
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Ignatieff
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lee
Lemieux
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maloney
Manning
Mark
Mayes
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Pallister
Paradis
Peterson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Redman
Regan
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Rota
Savage
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Simms
Skelton
Smith
Solberg
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thibault (West Nova)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Turner
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Wappel
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Zed
Total: -- 149

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
André
Angus
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bains
Barbot
Barnes
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bellavance
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blaikie
Blais
Bonsant
Boshcoff
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brown (Oakville)
Brunelle
Byrne
Cardin
Carrier
Chamberlain
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Comuzzi
Crête
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
D'Amours
Davies
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Faille
Fontana
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Gaudet
Gauthier
Godin
Guay
Guimond
Holland
Jennings
Julian
Kadis
Karetak-Lindell
Keeper
Khan
Kotto
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lapierre
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Loubier
Lussier
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Merasty
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Nash
Neville
Ouellet
Owen
Pacetti
Paquette
Patry
Perron
Picard
Plamondon
Priddy
Proulx
Ratansi
Rodriguez
Roy
Russell
Sauvageau
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simard
St-Cyr
St-Hilaire
St. Amand
St. Denis
Steckle
Stoffer
Stronach
Szabo
Telegdi
Temelkovski
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Valley
Vincent
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilson
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 145
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. Baird (President of the Treasury Board) — Regulations Amending the Official Languages (Communication with and Services to the Public) Regulations (JUS-607874), pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th supp.), sbs. 85(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-895-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 35(2), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Royal Canadian Mint 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. 8561-391-443-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2006-301 and P.C. 2006-317 to P.C. 2006-319. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-1-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— P.C. 2006-320 to P.C. 2006-327. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-14-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2006-300. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-7-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— P.C. 2006-310 to P.C. 2006-316. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-8-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2006-224, P.C. 2006-225, P.C. 2006-298, P.C. 2006-299, P.C. 2006-302 and P.C. 2006-303. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-4-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2006-355 and P.C. 2006-356. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-22-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2006-307 to P.C. 2006-309. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-30-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2006-292. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-24-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 10:20 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 16, 2006, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 9:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made Friday, May 5, 2006.