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

Journals

No. 8

Monday, April 24, 2006

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion, as amended, 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, 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.

Ways and Means

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of a Ways and Means motion for a Budget presentation on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at 4:00 p.m.

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, — Certificate of Nomination of Gwyn Morgan, Chairperson of the Public Appointments Commission, pursuant to Standing Order 110(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8540-391-4-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-3, An Act respecting international bridges and tunnels and making a consequential amendment to another Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act respecting international bridges and tunnels and making a consequential amendment to another Act”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), Bill C-4, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, 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. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-5, An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act respecting the establishment of the Public Health Agency of Canada and amending certain Acts”.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Easter (Malpeque), Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Workers Mourning Day Act (national flag to be flown at half-mast), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), Bill C-225, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of use of chemical pesticides for non-essential purposes), 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. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning China (No. 391-0017);

— by Mr. Blais (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 391-0018);

— by Mr. Williams (Edmonton—St. Albert), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 391-0019);

— by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), one concerning health care services (No. 391-0020);

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning a national child care program (No. 391-0021);

— by Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0022);

— by Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), one concerning the income tax system (No. 391-0023) and one concerning environmental pollution (No. 391-0024).

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion, as amended, of Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 50(7), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, April 11, 2006, the question was deemed put and the motion, as amended, was deemed adopted.

Mr. Nicholson (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Batters (Palliser), moved, — That the Address be engrossed and presented to Her Excellency the Governor General by the Speaker.

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

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), the following papers, deposited with the Clerk of the House, were deemed laid upon the Table on Wednesday, April 19, 2006:

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-42-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-433-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-434-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2005, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-523-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Wheat Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-391-697-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 6:17 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).