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

Journals

No. 33

Friday, December 7, 2007

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 1.

Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 181.

Debate arose on Motion No. 1.

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. Anderson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 392-0050 concerning the sexual exploitation of minors. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-37-01;

— No. 392-0052 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-23-02;

— No. 392-0058 concerning gun control. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-32-02;

— No. 392-0106 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-17-02;

— No. 392-0142 concerning federal programs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-16-02.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Order in Council appointment of Hubert T. Lacroix to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-25.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 7) was tabled.


Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), from the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-26.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 and 7) was tabled.


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. 392-0177);

— by Mrs. Davidson (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning the World Trade Centre (No. 392-0178);

— by Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 392-0179).


Questions on the Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Anderson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Returns:

Q-93 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — What investments, deposits, purchases and procurements has the government made, through its various departments and agencies over the period of January 24, 2006 to October 23, 2007, in the following firms that are conducting business in Sudan: (a) China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC Hong Kong and PetroChina); (b) Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas); (c) Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd.; (d) China Petrochemical Corporation (SINOPEC Group); (e) Lundin Petrolium AB; (f) AREF Investment Group; (g) Muhibbah Engineering Berhad; (h) Kencana Petroleum Berhad; (i) Kejuruteraan Samudra Timur BHD; (j) Petrofac; (k) PECD Bedhar; (l) Weatherford International Limited; (m) Wartsila OYJ; (n) Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.; (o) Harbin Power Equipment Company Limited; (p) Alstom; (q) AVICHINA Industry and Technology Company Ltd.; (r) Dongfeng Automobile Company Limited; (s) Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Company Ltd.; (t) Indian Oil Company Ltd.; (u) SCOMI Group Berhad; (v) Weir Group PLC; (w) La Mancha Resources; and (x) Electricity Generating Public Company Ltd. (EGCO)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-392-93.


Q-95 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — What funds, grants, loans and loan guarantees has the government issued through its various departments, agencies and Crown Corporations to the Government of Sudan, organizations in Sudan, and individuals in Sudan over the period of January 24, 2006 to October 24, 2007 inclusive, and in each case, where applicable: (a) what was the program under which the payment was made; (b) which Sudanese state institution was involved in the exchange; (c) what was the monetary value of the payment made; and (d) what was the percentage of program funding covered by the payment received? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-392-95.


Q-96 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — What funds, grants, loans and loan guarantees has the government issued through its various departments, agencies and Crown Corporations to the Government of Iran, organizations in Iran, and individuals in Iran over the period of January 24, 2006 to October 24, 2007 inclusive, and in each case, where applicable: (a) what was the program under which the payment was made; (b) which Iranian state institution was involved in the exchange; (c) what was the monetary value of the payment made; and (d) what was the percentage of program funding covered by the payment received? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-392-96.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance without amendment;

And of Motion No. 1.

The debate continued on Motion No. 1.

Private Members' Business

At 1:32 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. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Thibault (West Nova), — That Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (warning labels regarding the consumption of alcohol), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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 12, 2007, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Adjournment

At 2:14 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).