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Thursday, April 6, 2006 (No. 4)

Orders of the Day

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

Address Debate — maximum of 6 appointed days, pursuant to Standing Order 50(1).
April 6, 2006 — 2nd appointed day.
April 7, 2006 — 3rd appointed day.
April 5, 2006 — Resuming debate on 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.


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 on the amendment of Mr. Graham (Leader of the Opposition), 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 a decrease in anticipated early learning and child cares spaces in Canada.”;

And on 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”.

Voting on the subamendment — not later than 15 minutes before the end of the time provided for the Address debate, pursuant to Standing Order 50(4).

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.
Days to be allotted — 15 days in current period.

Ways and Means

Government Bills (Commons)

Government Bills (Senate)

Government Business

No. 3 — April 5, 2006 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — Consideration in Committee of the Whole of the following motion, — That this Committee take note of agricultural issues.
Take-note debate — from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday April 6, 2006, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 5, 2006.