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

Journals

No. 43

Monday, June 19, 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 Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-300, An Act to amend the Canadian Wheat Board Act (direct sale of grain).

Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), seconded by Mr. St. Amand (Brant), moved, — That the House recognize the urgent need to improve the quality of life of Canada’s Aboriginals, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, living both on and off reserve, which requires focused and immediate initiatives by the government in areas such as health, water, housing, education, and economic opportunities and, especially, immediately moving forward with the implementation of the Kelowna Accord with its full funding commitments.

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

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (non-registration of firearms that are neither prohibited nor restricted), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the Third Report of the Committee (findings contained in the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development presented to the House during the First Session of the 38th Parliament). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-42.

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

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 12) was tabled.


Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the First Report of the Committee (firearms registry). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-43.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 8) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), seconded by Mr. Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West), Bill C-325, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Cambridge, 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. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), Bill C-326, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (gender identity), 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. Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Mr. Sauvageau (Repentigny), Bill C-327, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (reduction of violence in television broadcasts), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-328, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-329, An Act to amend the Referendum Act (reform of the electoral system of Canada), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-330, An Act to amend the Business Development Bank of Canada Act and the Canada Student Loans Act to provide for a student loan system that is more supportive of students, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-331, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (legal duty outside Canada), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-332, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act (annual financial statements), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-333, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to stop at scene of accident), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-334, An Act to provide compensation to First Nations veterans on a comparable basis to that given to other war veterans, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-335, An Act to amend the Bank Act (bank amalgamations), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, beginning at 6:00 p.m. today and ending at the end of Government Orders, the Chair shall not receive any amendments, dilatory motions or quorum calls; when no Member rises to speak during the debate on the Opposition motion today, or no later than 9:00 p.m., whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division be deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions; when debate on the Opposition motion has concluded, the government may call Bill C-3, An Act respecting international bridges and tunnels and making a consequential amendment to another Act, and Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts; if any recorded division is requested for Bill C-3 or Bill C-5, it shall stand deferred to Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions; and when no Member rises to speak to Bill C-3 and Bill C-5, or at the end of Government Orders, whichever is earlier, the House shall adjourn to the next sitting day.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on biofuel strategy, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food be authorized to travel to Ville Ste. Catherine, Quebec, on June 20, 2006, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), seconded by Mr. Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert), moved, — That the First Report of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, presented on Wednesday, June 14, 2006. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 5)

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


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Sgro (York West), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0211);

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), three concerning a national child care program (Nos. 391-0212 to 391-0214);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), one concerning the income tax system (No. 391-0215);

— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning the Employment Insurance program (No. 391-0216), one concerning national holidays (No. 391-0217), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0218) and two concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 391-0219 and 391-0220);

— by Mr. Russell (Labrador), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 391-0221);

— by Ms. McDonough (Halifax), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0222);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning transportation (No. 391-0223);

— by Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), one concerning the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (No. 391-0224).

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), seconded by Mr. St. Amand (Brant), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 9:00 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-3, An Act respecting international bridges and tunnels and making a consequential amendment to another Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 3.

Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) for Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-3, in Clause 15, be amended by replacing subsection (2) with the following:

“(2) Before recommending that a regulation be made under subsection (1), the Minister shall, if in the opinion of the Minister it is necessary having regard to all the circumstances, consult with the other levels of government that have jurisdiction over any place where an international bridge or tunnel is situated and with any person who, in the opinion of the Minister, has a direct interest in the matter.”

Debate arose on motion No. 3.

The question was put on Motion No. 3 and it was agreed to.

Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) for Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with a further amendment.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


Pursuant to Order made earlier today, 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.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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. Baird (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in Federal Institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-570-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-391-551-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 10:30 p.m., pursuant to Orders made on Friday, June 9 and Monday, June 19, 2006, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).