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

Journals

No. 31

Thursday, June 1, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report on the RCMP's use of the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions, pursuant to Section 25.3 of the Criminal Code. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-391-08.


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:

— No. 391-0019 concerning the sexual exploitation of minors. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-10-01;

— No. 391-0033 concerning the situation in Somalia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-8-02;

— Nos. 391-0035, 391-0036 and 391-0059 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-5-02;

— Nos. 391-0079 and 391-0089 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-1-04;

— No. 391-0098 concerning the protection of hunting and fishing heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-4-02.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) presented the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia Regional Seminar on Budgetary Control of the APF, held in Vientiane, Laos, from December 19 to 21, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-52-05.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Certificate of nomination of Robert Sirman to the position of Director of the Canada Council for the Arts). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-26.

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


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Third Report of the Committee (First Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage presented to the House during the First Session of the 38th Parliament). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-27.

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. 4) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (19th Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage presented to the House during the First Session of the 38th Parliament). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-28.

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. 4) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put, a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0124).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Lévesque (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a plan to counteract the negative effects of repeated increases in gas prices, specifically including: a surtax on the profits of major oil companies, the creation of a petroleum monitoring agency, and the strengthening of the Competition Act.

Debate arose thereon.

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.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a news release entitled “Government of Canada Invests in Immediate Action to Improve Lives of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”, dated November 25, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-08.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders — Strengthening Relationships and Closing the Gap”. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-09.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Lévesque (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, the time provided for Government Orders today be extended by sixteen minutes.

Tabling of Documents

By unanimous consent, Mr. Goodale (Wascana) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a news release entitled “Government of Canada Invests in Immediate Action to Improve Lives of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada”, dated November 25, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-10.


By unanimous consent, Mr. Goodale (Wascana) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “First Ministers and National Aboriginal Leaders — Strengthening Relationships and Closing the Gap”. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-391-11.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Lévesque (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:31 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today and Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:32 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (sports and recreation programs).

Mr. Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert), seconded by Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 7, 2006, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:32 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 6:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).