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

Journals

No. 58

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, “Chapter 7, Acquisition of Leased Office Space of the May 2006 Report of the Auditor General of Canada”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-65.

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. 8, 13, 14 and 17) was tabled.


Ms. Marleau (Sudbury), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2006-2007 -- Votes 95, 100 and 105 under CANADIAN HERITAGE; Vote 1 under GOVERNOR GENERAL; Vote 1 under PARLIAMENT; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PRIVY COUNCIL; Votes 1, 5 and 10 under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 30 under TREASURY BOARD). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-391-66.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 8, 11 and 16) was tabled.


Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 56.1, Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), moved, — That, in relation to the second reading stage of Bill C-24, An Act to impose a charge on the export of certain softwood lumber products to the United States and a charge on refunds of certain duty deposits paid to the United States, to authorize certain payments, to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and to amend other Acts as a consequence, and notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-24 shall not be subject to any further amendments or subamendments; and that, on any day that Bill C-24 is under consideration at second reading, the House shall sit beyond the ordinary hour of daily adjournment and shall not be adjourned before such proceedings have been completed except pursuant to a motion to adjourn proposed by a Minister of the Crown.

The question was put on the motion and, less than 25 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(3), the motion was adopted.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 391-0390);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-0391);

— by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), one concerning capital punishment (No. 391-0392), one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 391-0393) and two concerning the automobile industry (Nos. 391-0394 and 391-0395);

— by Mr. Richardson (Calgary Centre), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-0396).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Emerson (Minister of International Trade), seconded by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-24, An Act to impose a charge on the export of certain softwood lumber products to the United States and a charge on refunds of certain duty deposits paid to the United States, to authorize certain payments, to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and to amend other Acts as a consequence, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade;

And of the amendment of Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

“the House decline to proceed with Bill C-24, An Act to impose a charge on the export of certain softwood lumber products to the United States and a charge on refunds of certain duty deposits paid to the United States, to authorize certain payments, to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and to amend other Acts as a consequence, because it opposes the principle of the bill, which is to abrogate the North American Free Trade Agreement, to condone illegal conduct by Americans, to encourage further violations of the North American Free Trade Agreement and to undermine the Canadian softwood sector by leaving at least $ 1 billion in illegally collected duties in American hands, by failing to provide open market access for Canadian producers, by permitting the United States to escape its obligations within three years, by failing to provide necessary support to Canadian workers, employers and communities in the softwood sector and by imposing coercive and punitive taxation in order to crush dissent with this policy”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“specifically because it fails to immediately provide loan guarantees to softwood companies, because it fails to un-suspend outstanding litigation which is almost concluded and which Canada stands to win, and because it punishes companies by imposing questionable double taxation, a provision which was not in the agreement signed by the Minister of International Trade”.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the subamendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing) and to make a consequential amendment to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, 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 it was agreed to on division.

Accordingly, Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing) and to make a consequential amendment to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to DNA identification.

Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), 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.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Business of Supply

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, September 28, 2006, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government fails to recognize the many roles of women in Canadian society and the importance of providing all Canadian women with equal opportunity; and the House objects to the government’s partisan and discriminatory cuts in federal support for women’s programs and services.

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

(Division No. 36 -- Vote no 36)
YEAS: 145, NAYS: 118

YEAS -- POUR

Alghabra
André
Angus
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Barbot
Barnes
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bell (North Vancouver)
Bellavance
Bennett
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blais
Bonin
Bonsant
Boshcoff
Bourgeois
Brison
Brown (Oakville)
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Chan
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crête
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cullen (Etobicoke North)
Cuzner
Davies
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dosanjh
Duceppe
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Gagnon
Gaudet
Gauthier
Godfrey
Godin
Goodale
Graham
Guay
Guimond
Holland
Jennings
Julian
Kadis
Karetak-Lindell
Keeper
Kotto
Laforest
Laframboise
Lapierre
Lavallée
Layton
Lee
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Loubier
Lussier
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Maloney
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Matthews
McDonough
McGuinty
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Merasty
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Nash
Ouellet
Owen
Paquette
Patry
Perron
Peterson
Picard
Plamondon
Priddy
Proulx
Ratansi
Redman
Regan
Robillard
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simard
St-Hilaire
St. Amand
St. Denis
Steckle
Stoffer
Stronach
Szabo
Telegdi
Temelkovski
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Thibault (West Nova)
Tonks
Valley
Vincent
Wilson
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 145

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Arthur
Baird
Batters
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Boucher
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casey
Casson
Chong
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Devolin
Doyle
Emerson
Epp
Fast
Finley
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
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
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Manning
Mark
Mayes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Smith
Solberg
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Toews
Trost
Turner
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Total: -- 118

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Bouchard
Freeman
Lalonde
O'Connor
St-Cyr
Tilson
Van Loan
Wallace
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to DNA identification, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, during the take-note debate tonight on the situation in Sudan, the Chair will not receive any quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts in relation to DNA identification, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:42 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 Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-285, An Act to amend the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Act (profits distributed to provinces).

Ms. Gagnon (Québec), seconded by Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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

At 6:53 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, September 28, 2006, under the provision of Standing Order 53.1, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the following motion, — That this Committee take note of the situation in Sudan.

At 10:53 p.m., the Committee rose.

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. Ambrose (Minister of the Environment) — Reports of the Canada Emission Reduction Incentives Agency 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. 8561-391-910-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on the operations of the Exchange Fund Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the period of January 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Currency Act, S.C. 2005, c. 30, ss. 114. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-133-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Bank of Canada 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. 8561-391-684-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Social Development) — Reports of the Department of Human Resources and Social Development Canada 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. 8561-391-884-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Report of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-769-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Report of the Public Service Commission of Canada entitled "Audit of Readiness for the New Public Service Employment Act", pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23(2)" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-908-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Report of the Public Service Commission of Canada entitled "Audit of Acting EX Appointments", pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23(2)" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-908-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Report of the Public Service Commission of Canada entitled "Follow-Up Audit of the Military Police Complaints Commission", pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23(2)" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-908-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Report of the Public Service Commission of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23(2)" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-908-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mrs. Skelton (Minister of National Revenue) — Reports of the Canada Revenue Agency 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. 8561-391-646-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 10:55 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).