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40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 11

Monday, February 9, 2009

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso), moved, — That this question be now put.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Reports of the Information Commissioner of Canada 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. 8561-402-940-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) laid upon the Table, — Report on the review of the Export Development Act, pursuant to the Export Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-20, sbs. 25(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-669-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mrs. Glover (Parliamentary Secretary for Official Languages) laid upon the Table, — Report on Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 44. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-565-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-11, An Act to promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens and toxins, 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 promote safety and security with respect to human pathogens and toxins”.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on National Defence:

Anita Neville for Keith Martin

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Martha Hall Findlay

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Hedy Fry

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Hedy Fry

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Hedy Fry

Standing Committee on International Trade

Siobhan Coady

Standing Committee on National Defence

Albina Guarnieri

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Martha Hall Findlay

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas 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. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), seconded by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (registration of firearms), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 402-0057);
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 402-0058);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning sources of energy (No. 402-0059);
— by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 402-0060);
— by Mr. Bains (Mississauga—Brampton South), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 402-0061) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-0062).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), — That Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso), — 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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — Copy of Regulations amending the Canada Small Business Financing Regulations (JUS-609075), pursuant to the Canada Small Business Financing Act, S.C. 1998, c. 36, sbs. 14(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-657-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
Adjournment

At 6:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).