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

Journals

No. 94

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
Her Excellency the Governor General hereby transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (A) of sums required to defray expenses of the public service of Canada for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2009 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A) 2008-09". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-392-97.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009, were deemed referred to the several Standing Committees of the House as follows:

(1) to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1a, 10a, 20a and 25a

(2) to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Justice, Vote 40a

(3) to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 30a, 35a and 40a

(4) to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 40a, 50a, 60a and 110a

(5) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Vote 1a

(6) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Environment, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

(7) to the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Vote 1a

Finance, Votes 1a, 7a, L10a, 32a and 33a

(8) to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

(9) to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 25a and L30a

(10) to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Canadian Heritage, Vote 80a

Privy Council, Vote 1a

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1a and 5a

Treasury Board, Vote 50a

(11) to the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 20a, 25a, 30a, 40a and 45a

(12) to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources and Skills Development, Votes 1a and 5a

(13) to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Vote 1a

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1a and 5a

Industry, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 30a, 60a, 70a, 75a, 80a, 85a and 95a

(14) to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Justice, Votes 1a, 5a, 30a and 35a

(15) to the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Votes 1a, 5a and 23a

(16) to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Natural Resources, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

(17) to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Privy Council, Vote 15a

(18) to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 15a, 20a and 35a

(19) to the Standing Committee on Status of Women

Canadian Heritage, Votes 100a and 105a

(20) to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Transport, Votes 1a, 10a, 20a and 55a

(21) to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Votes 10a and 15a


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 responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 392-0548 and 392-0582 concerning federal programs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-16-11;

— No. 392-0571 concerning sex offenders. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-75-02;

— No. 392-0574 concerning AIDS. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-7-05;

— No. 392-0592 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-392-22-06.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), four concerning prostitution (Nos. 392-0668 to 392-0671) and four concerning illicit drug use (Nos. 392-0672 to 392-0675);

— by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 392-0676);

— by Mr. Epp (Edmonton—Sherwood Park), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 392-0677);

— by Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre), one concerning Bell Canada (No. 392-0678).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform) presented the answer to question Q-230 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Ambrose (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-30, An Act to establish the Specific Claims Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-47, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves.

Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Ablonczy (Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism)), 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.

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Book entitled "Selected Decisions of Speaker Gilbert Parent". — Sessional Paper No. 8527-392-10.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Ablonczy (Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism)), — That Bill C-47, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, during the debate tonight on the motion to concur in the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair and that, at the expiry of the time provided for the debate, the motion be deemed agreed to on division.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Ablonczy (Secretary of State (Small Business and Tourism)), — That Bill C-47, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

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 House resumed 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.

The debate continued.

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 14, 2008, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(2), the motion “That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (recommendation not to proceed further with Bill C-327, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (reduction of violence in television broadcasts)), presented on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, be concurred in” was deemed to have been moved. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 15)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the motion was deemed agreed to on division.

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 do not insist on its amendments 1 and 3 to Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal procedure, language of the accused, sentencing and other amendments), to which the House of Commons has disagreed.

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. Cannon (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Reports of the Canada Post Corporation for the year ended December 31, 2007, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-392-650-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2008-2009 to 2012-2013 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2008-2009 of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-392-855-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:20 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 7:36 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).