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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 108

Monday, June 9, 2008

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 consideration at report stage of Bill C-265, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualification for and entitlement to benefits), as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 3.

Group No. 1

Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-265 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), seconded by Mr. Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-265 be amended by restoring Clause 3 as follows:

“3. Subsections 7(1) to (5) of the Act are replaced by the following:

7. (1) An insured person qualifies if the person

(a) has had an interruption of earnings from employment; and

(b) has had during their qualifying period at least 360 hours of insurable employment.”

Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), seconded by Mr. Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-265 be amended by restoring Clause 4 as follows:

“4. Subsections 7.1(1) and (2) of the Act are replaced by the following:

7.1 (1) The number of hours that an insured person requires under section 7 to qualify for benefits is increased to

(a) 525 hours if the insured person accumulates one or more minor violations,

(b) 700 hours if the insured person accumulates one or more serious violations,

(c) 875 hours if the insured person accumulates one or more very serious violations, and

(d) 1050 hours if the insured person accumulates one or more subsequent violations

in the 260 weeks before making their initial claim for benefit.”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (accountability with respect to loans), as deemed reported by a committee with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1.

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), — That Bill C-29, in Clause 4, be amended by deleting lines 13 to 17 on page 2.

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), — That Bill C-29, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing lines 29 to 35 on page 4 with the following:

“case of a candidate, the selection date as defined in section 478.01 in the case of a nomination contestant, the end of the leadership contest in the case of a leadership contestant, and the end of the fiscal period during which the loan was made in the case of a registered party and registered association, is deemed to be a contribution of the”

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), — That Bill C-29, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing lines 32 to 35 on page 5 with the following:

“Officer shall inform the lender of his or her decision; furthermore, the candidate's registered association or, if there is no registered association, the registered party becomes liable for the unpaid amount as if the association or party had guaranteed the loan.”

The question was put on Motions Nos. 1 to 3 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the recorded divisions were deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions at report stage of Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (accountability with respect to loans), as deemed reported by a committee with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded divisions were further deferred until Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at 3:00 p.m.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), — That Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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

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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 392-0611 to 392-0614 concerning national parks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-76-04;

— No. 392-0732 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-26-19.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 16th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 3, Inuvialuit Final Agreement of the October 2007 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-142.

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. 21, 33 and 35) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 17th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 5, Managing the Delivery of Legal Services to Government — Department of Justice Canada of the May 2007 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-143.

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. 25 and 35) was tabled.


Motions

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 27(1), commencing on Monday, June 9, 2008, and concluding on Thursday, June 19, 2008, the House shall continue to sit until 11:00 p.m. (Government Business No. 8)

Debate arose thereon.

At 5:12 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 27(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

(Division No. 141 -- Vote no 141)
YEAS: 114, NAYS: 139

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Baird
Benoit
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Boucher
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Comuzzi
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Fast
Finley
Fitzpatrick
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Goodyear
Grewal
Guergis
Hanger
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hinton
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Khan
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mark
Mayes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Yelich
Total: -- 114

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
André
Angus
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Barbot
Barnes
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bellavance
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blais
Bonin
Bonsant
Boshcoff
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brown (Oakville)
Brunelle
Byrne
Cardin
Carrier
Casey
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Crête
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies
Demers
Deschamps
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Easter
Eyking
Folco
Fry
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godfrey
Godin
Goodale
Guarnieri
Guimond
Holland
Hubbard
Ignatieff
Jennings
Julian
Kadis
Karetak-Lindell
Karygiannis
Keeper
Laforest
Laframboise
Lavallée
Layton
Lee
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lussier
MacAulay
Malhi
Maloney
Marleau
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McDonough
McGuinty
McGuire
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Minna
Mulcair
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Nash
Neville
Pacetti
Paquette
Picard
Plamondon
Priddy
Proulx
Ratansi
Redman
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simard
St-Cyr
St. Amand
St. Denis
Steckle
Stoffer
Stronach
Szabo
Temelkovski
Thi Lac
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Tonks
Turner
Valley
Vincent
Wappel
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 139

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Ablonczy
Batters
Bernier
Faille
Gourde
Guay
Lalonde
Manning
Ouellet
St-Hilaire

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 the income tax system (No. 392-0780);

— by Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 392-0781);

— by Mrs. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 392-0782);

— by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 392-0783);

— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), one concerning natural health products (No. 392-0784);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning immigration (No. 392-0785);

— by Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), two concerning the situation in Sudan (Nos. 392-0786 and 392-0787);

— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning transportation (No. 392-0788);

— by Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 392-0789).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Hearn (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), — That Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), — That Bill C-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget, be now read a third time and do pass.

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and to the Minister of International Trade), seconded by Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), — That this question be now put.

By unanimous consent, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.

Pursuant to Standing Order 61(2), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform), — That Bill C-50, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008 and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget, be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 142 -- Vote no 142)
YEAS: 120, NAYS: 90

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Baird
Benoit
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Boucher
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Comuzzi
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Doyle
Dykstra
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)
Khan
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Manning
Mark
Mayes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Mills
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Richardson
Ritz
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Yelich
Total: -- 120

NAYS -- CONTRE

André
Angus
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bains
Barbot
Bélanger
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bellavance
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
Casey
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Crête
Crowder
Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley)
Davies
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Duceppe
Folco
Freeman
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godin
Guarnieri
Guimond
Julian
Karygiannis
Laforest
Laframboise
Lavallée
Layton
Lee
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lussier
Malhi
Malo
Maloney
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McDonough
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Minna
Mourani
Mulcair
Nadeau
Nash
Paquette
Perron
Picard
Plamondon
Priddy
Roy
Savoie
Siksay
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Telegdi
Thi Lac
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Vincent
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilson
Total: -- 90

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Ablonczy
Batters
Bernier
Faille
Gravel
Guay
Lalonde
Ouellet
Pallister
Smith
St-Hilaire
Williams

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by the Speaker — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on June 2, 2008, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, S.C. 1991, c. 20, sbs. 52.5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-392-11.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:58 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 7:25 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).