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

Journals

No. 9

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
Her Excellency the Governor General hereby transmits to the House of Commons the Main Estimates of sums required to defray expenses of the public service of Canada in the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2007 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Main Estimates for the year 2006-2007”. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-391-01.

Pursuant to Order made on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007, were deemed referred to the several Standing Committees of the House as follows:

(1) to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Canadian Heritage, Votes 85 and 90

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, L30, L35, 40 and 45

(2) to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Justice, Votes 40 and 45

Parliament, Votes 15 and 20

(3) to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40

(4) to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 1, 5, L10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 and 120

(5) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1, 5 and 10

(6) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Environment, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35

(7) to the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Vote 1

Finance, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15, 25, 30 and 35

(8) to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1, 5 and 10

(9) to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 1, 5, 10, 30, 35, L40, L45, L50, 55 and 60

(10) to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Canadian Heritage, Votes 95, 100 and 105

Governor General, Vote 1

Parliament, Vote 1

Privy Council, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Treasury Board, Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25 and 30

(11) to the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40

(12) to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources and Skills Development, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35

(13) to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1 and 5

Industry, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15, L20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80, 85, 90 and 95

Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1 and 5

(14) to the Standing Committee on International Trade

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 15, 20, 25 and 65

(15) to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Justice, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 50

(16) to the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20

(17) to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Natural Resources, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35

(18) to the Standing Committee on Official Languages

Privy Council, Vote 20

(19) to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Parliament, Vote 5

Privy Council, Vote 15

(20) to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Finance, Vote 20

(21) to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Privy Council, Vote 25

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75 and 80

(22) to the Standing Committee on Status of Women

Canadian Heritage, Votes 110 and 115

(23) to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Transport, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, L70, L75 and 80

(24) to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Votes 1, 5, 10 and 15

(25) to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Parliament, Vote 10


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Williams (Edmonton—St. Albert) presented the report of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association on the occasion of the Parliamentary Seminar on Africa entitled “Partnership beyond 2005: The role of parliamentarians in implementing the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) commitments”, held in London, United Kingdom, from October 12 to 22, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-391-76-01.


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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), Bill C-226, An Act to provide for the issuance of the Memorial Cross as a memento of personal loss, 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. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 391-0025);

— by Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), one concerning the Copyright Act (No. 391-0026).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability.

Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), — That Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That

the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be the committee for the purposes of Section 145 of the Anti-terrorism Act (2001) and that, pursuant to Subsection 145(2) of that Act, the committee report no later than June 23, 2006;

the Standing Committee on Finance be the committee for the purposes of Section 89 of the Canada Revenue Agency Act;

the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage be the committee for the purposes of Section 5.1 of the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Act;

the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be the committee for the purposes of Section 46.1 of an Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and law enforcement);

the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development be the committee for the purposes of Section 343 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act; and

the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology be the committee for the purposes of Section 29 of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Baird (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety), — That Bill C-2, An Act providing for conflict of interest rules, restrictions on election financing and measures respecting administrative transparency, oversight and accountability, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

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. Chong (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for Sport) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2006-2007 of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, pursuant to the Physical Activity and Sport Act, S.C. 2003, c. 2, s. 32. — Sessional Paper No. 8562-391-864-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Wheat Board, together with the Auditors' Report, for the crop year ended July 31, 2005, pursuant to the Canadian Wheat Board Act, R. S. 1985, c. C-24, sbs. 9(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-391-259-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:39 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).