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

Journals

No. 42

Friday, June 16, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2006-479. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-3-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2006-426 and P.C. 2006-480. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-9-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2006-473 to P.C. 2006-476. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-8-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2006-427, P.C. 2006-429 and P.C. 2006-430. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-4-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2006-466. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-16-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2006-431. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-22-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2006-481. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-13-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2006-470 and P.C. 2006-471. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-29-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2006-428 and P.C. 2006-469. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-30-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2006-467 and P.C. 2006-468. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-24-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities).


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:

— Nos. 391-0060 and 391-0073 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-3-04;

— No. 391-0083 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-21-01;

— No. 391-0088 concerning alcoholic beverages. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-22-01;

— Nos. 391-0112, 391-0123, 391-0136 and 391-0141 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-17-02;

— No. 391-0121 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-391-11-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Bruinooge (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement Implementation Coordinating Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-391-10.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), from the Legislative Committee on Bill C-2, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-39.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 1 to 28) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, “Considering the Government response to the Tenth Report of the 1st Session of the 38th Parliament”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-40.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 5 and 9) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, “2006-2007 Estimates and Performance of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-41.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 and 9) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Maloney (Welland), seconded by Ms. Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut), Bill C-324, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Welland, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Scott (Fredericton), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0202);

— by Ms. Guergis (Simcoe—Grey), one concerning the income tax system (No. 391-0203);

— by Mr. Dykstra (St. Catharines), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0204);

— by Mr. Russell (Labrador), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 391-0205) and one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 391-0206).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the answers to questions Q-26, Q-29, Q-30, Q-34 and Q-38 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the returns to the following questions made into an Orders for Return:

Q-22 — Mr. Fontana (London North Centre) — What projects has the government undertaken, or does it plan to undertake, in the fields of science and research from 2002-2003 to the forecasted fiscal year of 2007-2008, and, in each case and for each ministry or department involved: (a) how much was disbursed; (b) were the projects partnered with (i) private firms, (ii) public firms, (iii) academic institutions; (c) what was the specific purpose of the disbursement; and (d) what is the projected duration of the project, and, if the program has been discontinued, cancelled, suspended or not renewed since February 1, 2006, what is the reason for the action taken? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-22.


Q-23 — Mr. Thibault (West Nova) — With respect to the arbitrator’s report on the dispute between Transport Canada and the Maritime Harbour Society over the Port of Digby: (a) what action does the government intend to take in response to the arbitrator’s report; (b) how will the government assure that the interests of the people of Digby are respected, promoted and protected; and (c) will this facility be acquired by the government, entrusted to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and managed by a local harbour authority? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-391-23.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:37 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), 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 Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-288, An Act to ensure Canada meets its global climate change obligations under the Kyoto Protocol.

Mr. Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier), seconded by Mr. Godfrey (Don Valley West), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

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.

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 Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2006-2007 of the Canadian Museum of Nature, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-856-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2006-2007 of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-858-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 of the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-859-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were filed as follows:

— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), three concerning a national child care program (Nos. 391-0207 to 391-0209) and one concerning Afghanistan (No. 391-0210).

Adjournment

At 2:37 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).