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

Journals

No. 4

Thursday, April 6, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada–United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region 15th Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Washington, from July 14 to 18, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-59-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada–United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 46th Annual Meeting, held in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, from September 30 to October 3, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-59-02.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), Bill C-201, An Act respecting a National Appreciation Day, 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. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act (marriage after the age of sixty years), 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. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), Bill C-203, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (telephone, fax and Internet service to campaign offices), 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. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), Bill C-204, An Act respecting the provision of development assistance by the Canadian International Development Agency and other federal bodies, 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. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Nuclear Energy Act (change of responsible minister), 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. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (extension of benefit period for parental leave), 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. Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), seconded by Mr. Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), Bill C-207, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (members who cross the floor), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-209, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (expenses incurred by caregivers), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-210, An Act to prohibit the sale of Canadian military and police medals, 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-211, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorder), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-212, An Act respecting a Canadian Autism Day, 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-213, An Act to change the name of the Electoral District of Sackville — Eastern Shore, 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-214, An Act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute pornographic material involving children, 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-215, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (community service group membership dues), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), — That the following Address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;

And of the amendment of Mr. Graham (Toronto Centre), seconded by Ms. Robillard (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“and, while this House acknowledges the broader agenda mentioned en passant in the Speech, it particularly looks forward to early and meaningful action on such promises as those respecting Aboriginal Canadians, new immigrants, greater security for seniors, improvements in the environment, and increased supports for farm families; and, given the strong economic and fiscal situation which the Government inherited, this House sees no reason for tax increases or for a decrease in anticipated early learning and child care spaces in Canada.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), seconded by Mr. Gauthier (Roberval—Lac-Saint-Jean), — That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “tax increases” the following:

“, for the lack of a strategy to help older workers who lose their jobs, a strategy that should include income support measures,”.

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.

Motions

Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River), moved, — That, a take-note debate on the subject of Canada's significant commitment in Afghanistan take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Monday, April 10, 2006.

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


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding the Order adopted Wednesday, April 5, 2006, concerning the take-note debate scheduled for tonight on agricultural issues, the debate shall begin at the conclusion of Orders of the Day and shall continue for no more than five hours; and, that notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, any Member rising to speak during debate may indicate to the Speaker that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another Member.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at the conclusion of the debate today on the subamendment to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, the question be deemed put and the subamendment be deemed adopted.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 50(4), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the subamendment and it was deemed adopted.

Government Orders

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 5, 2006, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the following motion, — That this Committee take note of agricultural issues. (Government Business No. 3)

At 11:17 p.m., the Committee rose.

Messages from the Senate

A Message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a Message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the names of the Honourable Senators appointed to serve on the Standing Joint Committees are as follows:

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

The Honourable Senators Johnson, Lapointe, Oliver, Poy and Trenholme Counsell.

SCRUTINY OF REGULATIONS

The Honourable Senators Biron, Bryden, De Bané, P.C., Eyton, Harb, Moore, Nolin and St. Germain, P.C.

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 the Prime Minister — Copy of the Conflict of Interest and Post-Employment Code for Public Office Holders, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, S.C. 2004, c. 7, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-907-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts for the year 2005, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Solberg (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Copies of the Rules amending the Federal Court Immigration and Refugee Protection Rules (SOR/JUS-606842), dated October 6, 2005, pursuant to the Federal Court Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-7, sbs. 46(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-620-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

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. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning health care services (No. 391-0003).

Adjournment

At 11:17 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).