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39th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

EDITED HANSARD • NUMBER 037-A

CONTENTS

Friday, December 14, 2007





CANADA

House of Commons Debates

VOLUME 142 
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NUMBER 037-A 
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2nd SESSION 
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39th PARLIAMENT 

OFFICIAL REPORT (HANSARD)

Friday, December 14, 2007

Speaker: The Honourable Peter Milliken

    The House met at 1 p.m.

Prayers


  (1300)  

[Translation]

    I wish to inform the House that pursuant to Standing Order 28(4) I have recalled the House this day for the sole purpose of granting royal assent to certain bills.

Royal Assent

[Royal Assent]

[Translation]

    I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows:
Rideau Hall
Ottawa
December 14, 2007
Mr. Speaker,
    I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable Marshall Rothstein, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber today, the 14th day of December, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., for the purpose of giving royal assent to certain bills.
    Yours sincerely,
Sheila-Marie Cook,
Secretary to the Governor General and Herald Chancellor

Message from the Senate

    I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bills:
    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;
    Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Wage Earner Protection Program Act and chapter 47 of the Statutes of Canada, 2005;
     Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (verification of residence).

  (1315)  

[English]

    A message was delivered by the Usher of the Black Rod as follows:
    Mr. Speaker, the Honourable Deputy to Her Excellency the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable House in the chamber of the honourable the Senate.
    Accordingly, the Speaker with the House went up to the Senate chamber.
    And being returned:
    I have the honour to inform the House that when the House did attend His Honour the Deputy to Her Excellency the Governor General in the Senate chamber His Honour was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:
    Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984--Chapter 32;
    Bill C-15, An Act respecting the exploitation of the Donkin coal block and employment in or in connection with the operation of a mine that is wholly or partly at the Donkin coal block, and to make a consequential amendment to the Canada--Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act--Chapter 33;
    Bill C-35, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2008--Chapter 34;
    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--Chapter 35;
    Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Wage Earner Protection Program Act and chapter 47 of the Statutes of Canada, 2005--Chapter 36;
    Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (verification of residence)--Chapter 37.

[Translation]

    It being 1:20 p.m., the House stands adjourned until Monday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).
     (The House adjourned at 1:20 p.m.)