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

Journals

No. 30

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Ways and Means

Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to give effect to the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (Ways and Means No. 5) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-392-05.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — The Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement and related Appendices, the Tsawwassen First Nation Tax Treatment Agreement and the Tsawwassen First Nation Harvest Agreement. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-392-7.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Goodyear (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Finance:

Peggy Nash

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.


Mr. Calkins (Wetaskiwin), from the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, presented the First Report of the Committee (quorum and mandate). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-17.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Questions on the Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-100 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — Have there been any meetings or discussions, including but not limited to those conducted electronically, between the Deputy Minister and senior officials at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and staff members of the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre, or between the Deputy Minister and senior officials at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada regarding the Atlantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre, since February 6, 2006 and, if so: (a) who participated in these meetings or discussions; (b) what was discussed; (c) what was the outcome of the discussions; and (d) what plans, if any, were discussed regarding the future operations of the Altantic Food and Horticulture Research Centre and, if so, (i) what did these plans consist of and (ii) what are the associated timelines? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-392-100.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Marine Act, the Canada Transportation Act, the Pilotage Act and other Acts in consequence, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Marine Act, the Canada Transportation Act, the Pilotage Act and other Acts in consequence, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-30, An Act to establish the Specific Claims Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

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. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-30, An Act to establish the Specific Claims Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-30, An Act to establish the Specific Claims Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), — That Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007 and to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on October 30, 2007, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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

(Division No. 19 -- Vote no 19)
YEAS: 118, NAYS: 75

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen
Allison
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
Casson
Chong
Clement
Comuzzi
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Doyle
Dykstra
Emerson
Epp
Finley
Fitzpatrick
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guergis
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Harvey
Hawn
Hearn
Hiebert
Hill
Jaffer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lukiwski
Lunn
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
Pallister
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Ritz
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shipley
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Williams
Yelich
Total: -- 118

NAYS -- CONTRE

André
Angus
Asselin
Bachand
Barbot
Bell (Vancouver Island North)
Bellavance
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Blaikie
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Crête
Crowder
Davies
DeBellefeuille
Deschamps
Dewar
Duceppe
Faille
Freeman
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godin
Gravel
Guay
Guimond
Julian
Kotto
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Lussier
Malo
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McDonough
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mourani
Mulcair
Nadeau
Nash
Ouellet
Paquette
Perron
Picard
Plamondon
Priddy
Roy
Siksay
St-Hilaire
Stoffer
Thi Lac
Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis
Total: -- 75

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Demers
Hinton
Smith
St-Cyr

Accordingly, Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2007 and to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on October 30, 2007, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Private Members' Business

At 6:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), seconded by Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should amend Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to extend property rights to Canadians. (Private Members' Business M-315)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 5, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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. Clement (Minister of Health and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) — Order amending Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (Asbestos Products), pursuant to the Hazardous Products Act, R.S. 1985, c. H-3, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-392-846-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)


— by Mr. Day (Minister of Public Safety) — Report of the National DNA Data Bank of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, pursuant to the DNA Identification Act, S.C. 2000, c. 10, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-392-777-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:37 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 7:02 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).