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

Journals

No. 106

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 402-0945 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-29-09;

— Nos. 402-0950, 402-0951, 402-0999 to 402-1001, 402-1004, 402-1007 and 402-1015 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-68-05;

— No. 402-0957 concerning euthanasia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-91-01;

— Nos. 402-0958, 402-0962 and 402-1003 concerning police and firefighters' death benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-27-04;

— Nos. 402-0969, 402-1002 and 402-1010 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-36-13.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mrs. Guergis (Minister of State (Status of Women)), Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 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 amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations



Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Conference on NATO's New Strategic Concept entitled "Launching the Process", held in Brussels, Belgium, on July 7, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-50-28.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-476, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other Acts (unfunded pension plan liabilities), 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. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 402-1156);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 402-1157).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mrs. Guergis (Minister of State (Status of Women)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Fall 2009), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-64-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons (Fall 2009), together with an addendum, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 23(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-521-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter from the Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, dated May 26, 2009, concerning refugee status. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-402-2.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mrs. Guergis (Minister of State (Status of Women)), — That Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until later today, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), — That Bill C-27, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mrs. Guergis (Minister of State (Status of Women)), — That Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits, be now read a third time and do pass.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 123 -- Vote no 123)
YEAS: 171, NAYS: 109

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Anders
Anderson
Angus
Ashfield
Ashton
Atamanenko
Benoit
Bernier
Bevington
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrie
Casson
Charlton
Chong
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke
Clement
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen
Cummins
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Dewar
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Glover
Godin
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Guergis
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Hughes
Hyer
Jean
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Layton
Lebel
Lemieux
Leslie
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maloway
Mark
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mulcair
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Preston
Rafferty
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Savoie
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Siksay
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Stoffer
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thibeault
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Wasylycia-Leis
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young
Total: -- 171

NAYS -- CONTRE

André
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Coady
Coderre
Cotler
Crombie
Cuzner
D'Amours
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Garneau
Gaudet
Goodale
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Holland
Jennings
Kania
Karygiannis
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Silva
Simms
St-Cyr
Szabo
Thi Lac
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac
Total: -- 109

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Aglukkaq
Ambrose
Asselin
Bellavance
Cannon (Pontiac)
Desnoyers
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Miller
Paquette
Prentice

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

Private Members' Business

At 5:56 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), — That Bill C-392, An Act respecting the use of government procurements and transfers to promote economic development, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, November 4, 2009, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mrs. Mendes (Brossard—La Prairie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-1158).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:33 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 6:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).