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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
40th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 12

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
National Anthem
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

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Individual Member's Expenditures'' for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-401-2.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Implementation Committee on the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-401-5.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement" for the period of December 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-401-6.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health), Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and certain other corporations, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and certain other corporations”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Indian Oil and Gas Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations





Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (percentage of insurable earnings payable to claimant), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-243, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (change of title) and another Act in consequence, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), Bill C-244, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), Bill C-245, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act (interpretation of numerical dates), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (child sexual predators), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for persons charged with violent offences), the Extradition Act and the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-248, An Act respecting Louis Riel, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-249, An Act to ensure that appropriate health care services are provided to First Nations children in a timely manner, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-250, An Act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (trans fatty acids), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Currency Act and the Royal Canadian Mint Act (abolition of the cent), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (mail free of postage to members of the Canadian Forces), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act (No. 401-0043);

— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 401-0044);

— by Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 401-0045);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning service medals (No. 401-0046);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 401-0047);

— by Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), one concerning pornography (No. 401-0048) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 401-0049).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), — That this House take note of the Economic and Fiscal Statement tabled in the House on November 27, 2008; (Government Business No. 1)

And of the motion of Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled "Recommendation Regarding Canadian Association of Technical Outerwear Manufacturers (Three-layer Outerwear Fabric)" dated October 28, 2008, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), sbs. 21(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-401-572-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Report of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy Act, S.C. 1993, c. 31, sbs. 23(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-401-992-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Statement on the Operations of the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act, S.C. 1920, c. 54, sbs. 17(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-401-228-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)

— by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Statement on the Operations of the Veterans Insurance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Veterans Insurance Act, R.S. 1970, c. V-3, sbs. 18(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-401-254-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)

— by Mr. Thompson (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Reports of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, 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. 8561-401-708-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the President of the Treasury Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-401-648-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), two concerning conscientious objection (Nos. 401-0050 and 401-0051).

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 6:40 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).