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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 10

Friday, February 6, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and certain other corporations, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Italian Republic concerning Extradition, dated January 13, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-4.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America amending Appendix 6 of Annex 300-B, Textile and Apparel Goods, of the Free Trade Agreement between the Government of Canada, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the United Mexican States, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated May 29 and July 21, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-5.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Poland, dated April 2, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-6.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Framework Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil for Cooperation on Science, Technology and Innovation, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 17, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-7.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons which may be deemed to be Excessively Injurious or to have Indiscriminate Effects (Protocol V), and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 28, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-8.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Joint Letter from the United States of America and Canada, pursuant to paragraph 5 of the Procedures for the implementation of Article XXI of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) relating to the modifications proposed to the GATS Schedule (GATS/SC/90) of the United States of America to withdraw its commitment on gambling and betting services, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated October 22, 2007. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-9.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Russian Federation constituting an Additional Agreement to the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, and Explanatory Memorandum, done on 20 November 1989, dated April 23 and May 6, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-10.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Protocol of Amendments to the Convention on the International Hydrographic Organization, dated April 14, 2005. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-11.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) for Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs), Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures, 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 to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Del Mastro (Peterborough) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the National Governors Association, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from July 11 to 14, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-59-10.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Del Mastro (Peterborough) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region 18th Annual Summit, held in Vancouver, British Columbia, from July 20 to 24, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-59-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Del Mastro (Peterborough) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance Fall Meeting, held in Washington, D.C., from September 14 to 16, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-59-12.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2008-2009 — Vote 5b under PARLIAMENT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-2.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Folco (Laval—Les Îles), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), Bill C-295, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (episodic disability), 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 Ms. Folco (Laval—Les Îles), seconded by Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), Bill C-296, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credits for dependants), 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. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-297, An Act to ensure accountability in respect of Canada’s obligations under international treaties, 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. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-298, An Act respecting Corporate Social Responsibility for the Activities of Canadian Mining Corporations in Developing Countries, 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. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-299, An Act to prohibit the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in specified products and to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, 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 Mr. Silva (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 402-0052);

— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 402-0053);

— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning the situation in Israel (No. 402-0054);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 402-0055);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning the tax on gasoline (No. 402-0056).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-4, An Act respecting not-for-profit corporations and certain other corporations, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

The debate continued.

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).