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Thursday, June 1, 2006 (No. 31)


Orders of the Day

Government Orders

Business of Supply

April 4, 2006 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.
Supply period ending December 8, 2006 — maximum of 15 allotted days, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, April 4, 2006.
Thursday, June 1, 2006 — 5th allotted day.
Opposition Motion
May 30, 2006 — Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — 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.
Voting — not later than 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, pursuant to Standing Order 81(16).

Opposition Motions
May 25, 2006 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — That, in light of the rapid increase in the value of the Canadian dollar, high global energy costs, the overhang from huge budgetary and trade deficits in the United States of America, the rise of new economies such as China, India and Brazil as major global players, and the unprecedented demographic change that is about to take place in Canada with the imminent retirement of the Baby Boom generation, in the opinion of the House, future Canadian economic growth and broad-based prosperity demand – in addition to a competitive tax regime (especially in relation to income tax rates and brackets) and the strategic positioning of Canada at the centre of global commerce and networks – focused and immediate investments by the government in:

(1) measures to reduce financial barriers that now stand in the way of students seeking greater access to post-secondary education, including most particularly grant programs aimed at offsetting the high costs of tuition;

(2) labour market partnership agreements with provincial/territorial governments to help promote a culture of lifelong learning and workplace skills development in conjunction with business and labour;

(3) targeted initiatives to strengthen skills, job-readiness and successful workplace participation among First Nations, Metis, Inuit and other Aboriginal peoples – as envisioned as part of the Kelowna Accords – as well as among new immigrants, older workers and people with disabilities;

(4) a suite of measures, including more adequate support for the indirect costs of university-based research, for graduate studies, for Canada’s three major granting councils, the Canada Foundation for Innovation and Genome Canada, to strengthen Canada’s hard-won global lead in publicly-funded research and development;

(5) the accelerated commercialization of new technologies and the practical adoption of the best advanced technologies by Canadian business, industry and academia.


May 25, 2006 — Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should move forward on an urgent basis to reform federal pay equity legislation based on the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force, and to put in place a pro-active approach to pay equity involving an obligation on employers to take steps to eliminate wage discrimination, specifically by: (a) appointing an impartial facilitator to lead discussions with major stakeholder representatives; and (b) having fully and adequately considered the substance of these discussions, introducing a bill on pay equity before the end of 2006.

May 30, 2006 — Mr. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should (a) intervene immediately in order to maintain the control measures, which are a main pillar of supply management, by limiting imports of milk protein concentrates; (b) adopt a regulation (or order in council) that would classify all milk protein concentrates, regardless of their protein content, in tariff line 0404, for which a tariff quota has been negotiated; or immediately invoke article XXVIII of the GATT in order to limit imports of milk protein concentrates while immediately beginning negotiations with its trading partners and modifying its tariff schedule.

May 30, 2006 — Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Department of Human Resources and Social Development should renew, in its entirety, in all regions currently involved, pilot project No. 6, which allows workers in regions with high unemployment to obtain five additional weeks of employment insurance benefits until such time as the government undertakes a comprehensive reform of the employment insurance system that meets workers’ needs.

Ways and Means

No. 2 — May 2, 2006 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001, the Excise Act and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act relating to the rate reduction for the GST and the federal component of the HST. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-01, tabled on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.
No. 3 — May 2, 2006 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, 2001, the Excise Act and the Air Travellers Security Charge Act relating to other sales tax measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-02, tabled on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.
No. 4 — May 2, 2006 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-391-03, tabled on Tuesday, May 2, 2006.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-5R — May 18, 2006 — The Minister of Health — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health without amendment.
Committee Report — presented on Thursday, May 18, 2006, Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-12.
C-6R — May 5, 2006 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
C-7R — April 27, 2006 — The Minister of National Defence — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the National Defence Act.
C-9 — May 31, 2006 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Solberg (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conditional sentence of imprisonment), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
C-10 — May 4, 2006 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum penalties for offences involving firearms) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.
C-11R — May 4, 2006 — The Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-12R — May 8, 2006 — The Minister of Public Safety — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-12, An Act to provide for emergency management and to amend and repeal certain Acts.
C-14 — May 15, 2006 — The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adoption).
C-15R — May 18, 2006 — The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act.
C-16 — May 30, 2006 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act.
C-17R — May 31, 2006 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Judges Act and certain other Acts in relation to courts.

Government Bills (Senate)

S-2 — May 31, 2006 — The Minister of Health — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act.

Government Business


R Recommended by the Governor General