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

Journals

No. 122

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker ruled on the result of the vote taken Tuesday, December 1, 2009, on the opposition motion standing in the name of the Member from Ottawa Centre and directed that Division No. 139 at page 1113 of the Journals be corrected.

Accordingly, the motion was agreed to by a vote of 145 yeas to 129 nays.

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:

— Nos. 402-1038, 402-1053, 402-1119 to 402-1122 and 402-1138 to 402-1143 concerning suicide prevention. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-79-05;

— Nos. 402-1052, 402-1067, 402-1096 and 402-1118 concerning pay equity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-85-03;

— No. 402-1057 concerning environmental pollution. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-70-03;

— Nos. 402-1079, 402-1080, 402-1114 and 402-1117 concerning the situation in Sudan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-5-07;

— Nos. 402-1081, 402-1087 and 402-1175 concerning the situation in Ethiopia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-77-04;

— Nos. 402-1082, 402-1083, 402-1089, 402-1091, 402-1095, 402-1124, 402-1148 and 402-1187 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-68-08;

— No. 402-1084 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-15-05;

— Nos. 402-1088, 402-1090, 402-1093, 402-1123, 402-1153, 402-1155, 402-1159, 402-1168, 402-1172, 402-1173, 402-1181, 402-1184 and 402-1186 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-29-12;

— Nos. 402-1097 to 402-1100 concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-16-06;

— No. 402-1104 concerning the Canada Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-92-02;

— Nos. 402-1108 and 402-1152 concerning bankruptcy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-87-03;

— Nos. 402-1113, 402-1116, 402-1160, 402-1167 and 402-1171 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-44-03;

— Nos. 402-1133 and 402-1169 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-1-14;

— No. 402-1146 concerning gun control. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-61-10;

— No. 402-1149 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-19-20.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the 14th Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2009-2010 — Votes 1b, 5b, 7b and 10b under CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-169.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 37) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Third Report of the Committee (study on resolving the labour dispute at national museums). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-170.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 38) was tabled.


Mr. Blaney (Lévis—Bellechasse), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Second Report of the Committee, "The Impact of Approval and Payment Delays on Department of Canadian Heritage Recipient Organizations". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-171.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 31, 32, 37, 40 and 42) was tabled.


Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions), with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-172.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 65 and 67) was tabled.


Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 26th 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 Fisheries and Oceans:

Fin Donnelly for Peter Stoffer

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


Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Agriculture Flexibility Program). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-173.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 40) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), Bill C-486, An Act respecting the negotiation and conclusion of treaties, 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 26th 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. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-1352) and one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 402-1353);

— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta), one concerning Canadian heritage (No. 402-1354);

— by Mrs. DeBellefeuille (Beauharnois—Salaberry), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-1355);

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), one concerning climate change (No. 402-1356);

— by Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), three concerning euthanasia (Nos. 402-1357 to 402-1359);

— by Mr. Easter (Malpeque), one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 402-1360);

— by Mr. Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour), five concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 402-1361 to 402-1365);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning China (No. 402-1366);

— by Mr. Blaney (Lévis—Bellechasse), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-1367);

— by Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East), one concerning gasoline prices (No. 402-1368);

— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning pornography (No. 402-1369);

— by Mr. Richards (Wild Rose), two concerning suicide prevention (Nos. 402-1370 and 402-1371);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning bankruptcy (No. 402-1372);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-1373);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 402-1374);

— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning housing policy (No. 402-1375).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with amendments.

Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), 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. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, on Thursday, December 3, 2009, Statements by Ministers, pursuant to Standing Order 33, shall be taken up at 3:00 p.m.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris), — That, in the opinion of the House, as the various waterways known as the “Northwest Passage” are historic internal waters of Canada, the government should endeavour to refer to these waterways as the “Canadian Northwest Passage”; (Private Members' Business M-387)

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Ms. Brown (Newmarket—Aurora), seconded by Mr. Boughen (Palliser), — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “Canadian Northwest Passage” the following:

“; recognize the importance of the Northwest Passage to the Inuit; support the identification of an appropriate Inuktitut name for the whole Northwest Passage in cooperation with Inuit land claims organizations and territorial governments; and that this name be used in conjunction with the “Canadian Northwest Passage” when referring to internal Canadian waterways”.

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

(Division No. 140 -- Vote no 140)
YEAS: 271, NAYS: 0

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Andrews
Angus
Armstrong
Arthur
Ashfield
Ashton
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Baird
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bennett
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bezan
Bigras
Blackburn
Blais
Blaney
Block
Bonsant
Bouchard
Boucher
Boughen
Bourgeois
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Brunelle
Byrne
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cardin
Carrie
Casson
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Comartin
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cummins
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Del Mastro
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Devolin
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Donnelly
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dykstra
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Folco
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Gaudet
Généreux
Glover
Godin
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guay
Guergis
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Holland
Hughes
Hyer
Jean
Jennings
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kennedy
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kerr
Komarnicki
Laforest
Laframboise
Lake
Lalonde
Lauzon
Lavallée
Layton
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Lemieux
Leslie
Lévesque
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Mark
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mathyssen
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Ménard
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mourani
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paquette
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Plamondon
Poilievre
Pomerleau
Prentice
Preston
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Raitt
Rajotte
Ratansi
Rathgeber
Regan
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Schellenberger
Sgro
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
Smith
Sorenson
St-Cyr
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Trudeau
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Vincent
Volpe
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Wasylycia-Leis
Watson
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac
Total: -- 271

NAYS -- CONTRE

Nil--Aucun

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), seconded by Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris), — That, in the opinion of the House, as the various waterways known as the “Northwest Passage” are historic internal waters of Canada, the government should endeavour to refer to these waterways as the “Canadian Northwest Passage”; recognize the importance of the Northwest Passage to the Inuit; support the identification of an appropriate Inuktitut name for the whole Northwest Passage in cooperation with Inuit land claims organizations and territorial governments; and that this name be used in conjunction with the “Canadian Northwest Passage” when referring to internal Canadian waterways. (Private Members' Business M-387)

The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 141 -- Vote no 141)
YEAS: 271, NAYS: 0
(See list under Division No. 140)

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), — That Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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

(Division No. 142 -- Vote no 142)
YEAS: 143, NAYS: 127

YEAS -- POUR

Albrecht
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bezan
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Comartin
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Devolin
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Donnelly
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Hughes
Hyer
Julian
Kania
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Lévesque
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mathyssen
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Norlock
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
St-Cyr
Sweet
Szabo
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vellacott
Vincent
Volpe
Wallace
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Young
Total: -- 143

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Arthur
Ashfield
Bains
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrie
Casson
Clarke
Clement
Cummins
Cuzner
Davidson
Del Mastro
Dion
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guergis
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Jean
Jennings
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kerr
Komarnicki
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mark
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Russell
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (Saint John)
Woodworth
Yelich
Zarac
Total: -- 127

Accordingly, Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Private Members' Business

At 6:10 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 Mr. St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber), seconded by Mr. Bigras (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), — That Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171), be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 9, 2009, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:05 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 7:25 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).