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

Journals

No. 79

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 392-0437 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-26-10.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 392-0583);

— by Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 392-0584 and 392-0585);

— by Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 392-0586);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning the income tax system (No. 392-0587).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), seconded by Mr. Hill (Secretary of State), — That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that this House:

disagrees with amendment numbered 1 because it would place an undue burden on judges and does not take into consideration provincial and territorial practices that are currently in place to ensure that accused persons are informed of their language rights; and

disagrees with amendment numbered 3 because the Minister of Justice would be unable to comply with the statutory duty imposed by the amendment as provinces and territories do not keep statistics to report on the operation of the language of trial provisions;

And of the amendment of Mr. Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “agrees with amendments numbered 2, 4, 5 and 6” and substituting therefore the words “agrees with amendments numbered 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6” and by deleting the paragraph commencing with the words “disagrees with amendment numbered 1”.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at 5:30 p.m.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the 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).

Mr. Cummins (Delta—Richmond East), seconded by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-298, An Act to add perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and its salts to the Virtual Elimination List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, without amendment.

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 (Children's Jewellery), pursuant to the Hazardous Products Act, R.S. 1985, c. H-3, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-392-846-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2008-247, P.C. 2008-272, P.C. 2008-387, P.C. 2008-388 and P.C. 2008-507, concerning federal-provincial agreements, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, sbs. 12(7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-392-719-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:38 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).