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

Journals

No. 27

Friday, May 19, 2006

10:00 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

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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 391-0002, 391-0004 and 391-0006 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-3-01;

— Nos. 391-0010 to 391-0012 concerning the protection of hunting and fishing heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-4-01;

— Nos. 391-0020 and 391-0045 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-1-02.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-13.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 7) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the First Report of the Committee (His Excellency Abdou Diouf, Secretary General of the International Organization of la Francophonie). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-14.

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


Ms. Sgro (York West), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the First Report of the Committee (increasing funding to equality-seeking organizations). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-15.

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. 3) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (York West), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Second Report of the Committee (study on gender-based analysis). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-16.

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. 3) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (York West), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Third Report of the Committee (investments in women’s groups and equality seeking organizations). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-17.

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. 3) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (York West), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Pay Equity Task Force recommendations). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-18.

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. 3) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (York West), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (maternity and parental benefits to self-employed workers). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-19.

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. 3) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), seconded by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), Bill C-310, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates), 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. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Bill C-311, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park), 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 moved, — That, notwithstanding the Order made on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be the committee for the purposes of section 145 of the Anti-terrorism Act (2001).

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


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0104);

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0105);

— by Mr. Komarnicki (Souris—Moose Mountain), one concerning assisted suicide (No. 391-0106).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the answer to question Q-3 on the Order Paper.

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.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 61(2), the question was put on the original motion and it was agreed to on division.

Accordingly, Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on May 2, 2006, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Report on transportation in Canada for the year 2005, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 52(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-79-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 1:30 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, May 29, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).