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

Journals

No. 33

Monday, June 5, 2006

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (access for spouse who is terminally ill or in critical condition).

Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed 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.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the 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.

Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Ms. Verner (Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for la Francophonie and Official Languages), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a Member from each recognized party may speak for not more than 10 minutes on the second reading motion of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act, following which the said Bill shall be deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Ms. Verner (Minister of International Cooperation and Minister for la Francophonie and Official Languages), — That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act, be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Bill was deemed adopted at all stages.

Accordingly, Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Agricultural Marketing Programs Act, was deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.


The Order was read for the 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.

Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Solberg (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Mr. Hiebert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Report of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-150-01.


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. 391-0018 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-11-01;

— No. 391-0026 concerning the Copyright Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-12-01.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Silva (Davenport), seconded by Mr. St. Amand (Brant), Bill C-316, An Act to establish a national literacy policy, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 1)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Kamp (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), seconded by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), moved, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

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

(Division No. 11 -- Vote no 11)
YEAS: 116, NAYS: 121

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Baird
Benoit
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Boucher
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Doyle
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Fast
Finley
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Guergis
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lemieux
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKenzie
Manning
Mayes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Pallister
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Smith
Solberg
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Total: -- 116

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
Angus
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Barnes
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bellavance
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blais
Bonin
Boshcoff
Brown (Oakville)
Brunelle
Byrne
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crête
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies
Deschamps
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Duceppe
Easter
Faille
Folco
Freeman
Gagnon
Gaudet
Gauthier
Godfrey
Godin
Goodale
Graham
Guarnieri
Guimond
Jennings
Julian
Karetak-Lindell
Kotto
Laforest
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Loubier
Lussier
MacAulay
Maloney
Marleau
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Merasty
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Nash
Neville
Ouellet
Owen
Pacetti
Paquette
Patry
Peterson
Plamondon
Priddy
Proulx
Ratansi
Redman
Regan
Roy
Russell
Sauvageau
Savage
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
St-Cyr
St-Hilaire
St. Amand
St. Denis
Steckle
Stoffer
Szabo
Telegdi
Temelkovski
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Tonks
Wappel
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wilson
Total: -- 121

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 1)

The debate continued.

At 6:06 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


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), three concerning a national child care program (Nos. 391-0131 to 391-0133);

— by Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0134) and one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0135);

— by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), one concerning unborn children (No. 391-0136);

— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 391-0137);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—Richmond East), three concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 391-0138 to 391-0140) and one concerning unborn children (No. 391-0141).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Jean (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) presented the answer to questions Q-11 and Q-12 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Jean (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-9 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — With regard to the mandate of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI): (a) what criteria are used by the OSFI in determining whether the pension contributions by a company can be reduced; (b) what criteria are used by the OSFI in determining by how much a company's pension contributions can be reduced; (c) what criteria are used by the OSFI when determining whether the pension payouts by a company can be reduced; and (d) what criteria are used by the OSFI in determining by how much a company's pension payouts can be reduced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-9.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Solberg (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That 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, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2006-2007 of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-847-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), one concerning health care services (No. 391-0142).

Adjournment

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