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

Journals

No. 6

Monday, April 10, 2006

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
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, as amended, 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, for the lack of a strategy to help older workers who lose their jobs, a strategy that should include income support measures, or for a decrease in anticipated early learning and child care spaces in Canada.”.

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

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean), Bill C-217, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (definition of "Gaspé Peninsula"), 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. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Mr. Thibault (West Nova), Bill C-218, An Act for the recognition and promotion of agricultural supply management, 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. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso), Bill C-219, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service), 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 Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (elimination of statutory release) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 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 Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), Bill C-221, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (elimination of deduction from annuity), 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. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette), seconded by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni), Bill C-222, An Act to recognize and protect Canada’s hunting, trapping and fishing heritage, 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. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), seconded by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), Bill C-223, An Act to amend An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, 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, in relation to the debate on the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne today, and notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, the debate on the amendment shall continue until no later than 6:15 p.m., and, at the conclusion of the debate, the question be deemed put and the amendment be deemed adopted.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0006);

— by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), one concerning the income tax system (No. 391-0007) and one concerning assisted suicide (No. 391-0008);

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0009);

— by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette), three concerning the protection of hunting and fishing heritage (Nos. 391-0010 to 391-0012) and two concerning the tax on gasoline (Nos. 391-0013 and 391-0014).

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;

And of the amendment, as amended, of Mr. Graham (Toronto Centre), seconded by Ms. Robillard (Westmount—Ville-Marie).

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put and the amendment, as amended, was deemed adopted.

Government Orders

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, April 6, 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 Canada's significant commitment in Afghanistan. (Government Business No. 4)

At 11:17 p.m., pursuant to Order made Friday, April 7, 2006, 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 Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Northern Pipeline Agency, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Northern Pipeline Act, R.S. 1985, C. N-26, ss. 13 and 14. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-43-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Canada–Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, ss. 231 and 238. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-448-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, S.C. 2002, c. 23, sbs. 19(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-808-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Lunn (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the Canada–Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Canada–Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1987, c. 3, s. 226. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-875-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women) — Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, pursuant to the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, R.S. 1985, c. 24 (4th Supp.), s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-577-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

Adjournment

At 11:17 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, April 4, 2006.