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Friday, April 4, 2008 (No. 72)


Private Members' Business

Items in the Order of Precedence

No. 1
S-203 — March 10, 2008 — Mr. Hubbard (Miramichi) — Resuming consideration at report stage of Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.
Resuming debate on the motions in Group No. 1.
Committee Report — presented on Friday, February 15, 2008, Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-60.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Report stage motions — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
Report stage concurrence motion — question to be put immediately after the report stage motions are disposed of, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(9).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Voting for report stage and third reading — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4).
No. 2
C-207 — February 28, 2008 — Mr. Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord) — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-207, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions), as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments.
Committee Report — presented on Thursday, February 28, 2008, Sessional Paper No. 8510-392-71.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Report stage motions — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
Report stage concurrence motion — question to be put immediately after the report stage motions are disposed of, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(9).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
No. 3
M-466 — February 29, 2008 — Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should continue to engage in the anti–doping movement, encouraging national governments to follow Canada’s lead and ratify the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
No. 4
C-519 — March 3, 2008 — Mr. Batters (Palliser) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-519, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for serious personal injury offence).
No. 5
C-505 — February 13, 2008 — Mr. Paquette (Joliette) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-505, An Act to amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec).
No. 6
C-459 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-459, An Act to establish a Ukrainian Famine and Genocide Memorial Day and to recognize the Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33 as an act of genocide.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — June 15, 2007
No. 7
M-426 — December 6, 2007 — Mr. Bell (North Vancouver) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should respond specifically to the challenges faced by Canadians with rare diseases and disorders, and the initiative put forward by the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders by: (a) establishing the definition for serious rare disorders as those with a prevalence of less than 1 in 2000 Canadians; (b) examining the feasibility of a national “Chance for Life Fund” equivalent to 2% of the total annual public drug expenditure to be designated for therapies for rare disorders; (c) considering the establishment of a multi-stakeholder advisory body, including treaters and patients, to recommend treatment access for life-threatening or serious rare disorders, based on scientific standards and social values; (d) considering the establishment of centres of reference for specific rare disorders, comprised of national and international experts, who will develop criteria for treating patients based on scientific evidence and patient impact and provide on-going surveillance into the real-world safety and effectiveness of these treatments on individual and group basis; (e) considering options to provide incentives through orphan drug regulation and policy, to assure Canadian organizations and researchers are motivated to conduct research and development into treatments for rare and neglected disorders; (f) supporting internationally accepted standards for conduct of clinical trials in rare disorders appropriate for the challenges inherent to very small patient populations; (g) considering ensuring that Health Canada’s progressive licensing framework provide appropriate support to the design of clinical trials for very small patient populations and appropriate review of evidence submitted from these trials; and (h) reporting the progress accomplished to the House within six months.
No. 8
C-520 — March 3, 2008 — Mr. Cummins (Delta—Richmond East) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-520, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Home Buyers' Plan).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), Mr. Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia) and Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) — March 4, 2008
Mr. Harris (Cariboo—Prince George) and Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country) — March 5, 2008
No. 9
C-384 — October 16, 2007 — Mrs. Freeman (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-384, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief against educational or other institution).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine) — March 5, 2008
No. 10
M-465 — February 28, 2008 — Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte) — That the House call upon the government to bring forward an airline passenger bill of rights similar in scope and effect to legal instruments being either proposed or enacted by jurisdictions within Europe and the United States for the purpose of protecting passenger interests in a consistent and rules-based way and to provide a means of ensuring adequate compensation being offered by the airline industry to airline passengers who experience inconveniences such as flight interruptions, delays, cancellations, issues with checked baggage and other inconveniences incurred while travelling on commercial passenger airline services originating from anywhere in Canada.
No. 11
C-445 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-445, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for loss of retirement income).
No. 12
C-521 — March 3, 2008 — Mr. Lemay (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-521, An Act to provide for the transfer of the surplus in the Employment Insurance Account.
No. 13
C-393 — October 16, 2007 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (punishment and hearing).
No. 14
C-513 — February 25, 2008 — Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence of Bill C-513, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (foreign military mission).
No. 15
C-415 — December 3, 2007 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Silva (Davenport), seconded by Mr. Valley (Kenora), — That Bill C-415, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 16
C-490 — December 5, 2007 — Mr. Carrier (Alfred-Pellan) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-490, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (application for supplement, retroactive payments and other amendments).
No. 17
C-303 — November 21, 2007 — Ms. Savoie (Victoria) — Third reading of Bill C-303, An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for early learning and child care programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, universality and accountability of those programs, and to appoint a council to advise the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development on matters relating to early learning and child care.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North) — July 25, 2006
Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — September 21, 2006
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Voting — not later than the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4).
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — see Debates of Wednesday, October 17, 2007.
No. 18
C-482 — February 6, 2008 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Picard (Drummond), seconded by Mr. Nadeau (Gatineau), — That Bill C-482, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (Charter of the French Language) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 19
S-201 — March 10, 2008 — Mr. Warkentin (Peace River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill S-201, An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Bank of Canada Act (quarterly financial reports).
No. 20
C-454 — March 13, 2008 — On or after Friday, April 11, 2008 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Gaudet (Montcalm), seconded by Mrs. DeBellefeuille (Beauharnois—Salaberry), — That Bill C-454, An Act to amend the Competition Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 21
M-469 — April 2, 2008 — On or after Thursday, April 17, 2008 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Dhalla (Brampton—Springdale), seconded by Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should officially apologize to the Indo-Canadian community and to the individuals impacted in the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, in which passengers were prevented from landing in Canada.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 22
C-517 — April 3, 2008 — On or after Friday, April 18, 2008 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Perron (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), seconded by Mr. Lussier (Brossard—La Prairie), — That Bill C-517, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (mandatory labelling for genetically modified foods), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).

Items outside the Order of Precedence

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