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

Journals

No. 115

Monday, November 23, 2009

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), seconded by Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta), — That Bill S-210, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

At 12:03 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

Accordingly, Bill S-210, An Act respecting World Autism Awareness Day, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter from the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada concerning information sharing. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-402-3.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Motions

Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), moved, — That the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 15)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Kamp (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), seconded by Mr. Lemieux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

(Division No. 132 -- Vote no 132)
YEAS: 113, NAYS: 106

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Aglukkaq
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Ashfield
Benoit
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clement
Davidson
Day
Dechert

Del Mastro
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Goldring
Gourde
Grewal
Guergis
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Holder
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel

Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
Mayes
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Nicholson
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson

Ritz
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson
Tilson
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young

Total: -- 113

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Bachand
Bains
Bennett
Bevington
Bouchard
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Coderre
Comartin
Crombie
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver East)
Deschamps

Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dion
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Faille
Folco
Freeman
Gagnon
Garneau
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Jennings
Kennedy
Laforest

Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Mendes
Minna
Mulcair
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Oliphant
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Pearson

Plamondon
Proulx
Rae
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Stoffer
Szabo
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Tonks
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac

Total: -- 106


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour), four concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 402-1250 to 402-1253);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the situation in Ethiopia (No. 402-1254);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning bankruptcy (No. 402-1255);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning climate change (No. 402-1256);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning gun control (No. 402-1257), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-1258) and one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-1259);

— by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 402-1260).


Questions on the Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-457 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — With regard to the AquaNor 2009 conference in Trondheim, Norway, in August 2009: (a) what was the size of the Canadian delegation, including the Minister, departmental staff, personal and political assistants and all other staff paid by the government; (b) what was the duration of stay for each member of the delegation including the Minister, departmental staff, personal and political assistants and all other staff paid by the government; (c) what was the total cost to the government for participation in the conference, including but not limited to delegate fees, accommodation, travel, hospitality and per diems of the Minister, departmental staff, personal and political assistants and all other staff paid by the government; (d) what was the amount spent on hospitality to non-Canadian delegates at the conference; and (e) what was the total cost incurred by the government relating to this conference? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-457.


Q-460 — Mr. Russell (Labrador) — With regard to Canada's First Defence Strategy: (a) which of the following are a part of the strategy, (i) acquisition of three strategic air transport aircraft, and stationing them at CFB Trenton, (ii) doubling the size of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), (iii) acquisition of three armed naval heavy icebreakers, and stationing them in the area of Iqaluit, (iv) building a new civilian-military deepwater docking facility to accommodate the three armed naval heavy icebreakers, (v) establishing a new underwater sensor system, (vi) building a new army training centre in the area of Cambridge Bay, (vii) stationing new long-range unmanned aerial vehicle squadrons at each of CFB Goose Bay and CFB Comox, (viiii) stationing new fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft in Yellowknife, (ix) increasing the size of the Canadian Rangers by 500, (x) establishing of a 650-member battalion at each of CFB Comox, CFB Goose Bay, CFB Trenton, and CFB Bagotville, (xi) adding 1000 regular force and 750 reserve force personnel to the army in Quebec, (xii) establishing a territorial defence unit in Vancouver, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, St. John's, Halifax and the Niagara-Windsor corridor; (b) what is the rationale for the inclusion or exclusion of each item from the Canada First Defence Strategy; and (c) for each item that is not a part of the strategy, has the government taken any steps to carry out or implement the item, and if the government has not taken any such steps, does it intend to do so and, if so, when? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-460.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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. Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar), one concerning gun control (No. 402-1261).

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 7:01 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).