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

Journals

No. 20

Friday, February 27, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 6 and 66 to 86.

Group No. 2 — Motions Nos. 7 to 31.

Group No. 3 — Motions Nos. 32 to 65.

Group No. 1

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 6.

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 295.

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 296.

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 297.

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 298.

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), moved Motion No. 6, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 299.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 66, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 445.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 67, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 446.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 68, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 447.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 69, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 448.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 70, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 449.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 71, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 450.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 72, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 451.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 73, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 452.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 74, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 453.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 75, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 454.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 76, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 455.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 77, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 456.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 78, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 457.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 79, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 458.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 80, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 459.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 81, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 460.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 82, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 461.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 83, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 462.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 84, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 463.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 85, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 464.

Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved Motion No. 86, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 465.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

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. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Poland concerning the Promotion of Mobility of Young Citizens, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated July 14, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-13.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) laid upon the Table, — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2007-2011 and the Capital Budget for 2007 of the Canada Post Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-841-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) laid upon the Table, — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2008-2012 and the Capital Budget for 2008 of the Canada Post Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-841-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lemieux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture) laid upon the Table, — Copy of documents concerning the Poultry Rejection Project. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-10.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and 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.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Harris (Cariboo—Prince George), seconded by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), Bill C-329, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Cariboo — Prince George, 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. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 402-0114);

— by Mr. Russell (Labrador), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0115) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0116);

— by Mr. Menzies (Macleod), one concerning the democratic process (No. 402-0117);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 402-0118);

— by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer), one concerning the democratic process (No. 402-0119);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0120);

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), four concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act (Nos. 402-0121 to 402-0124) and three concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 402-0125 to 402-0127).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-10, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on January 27, 2009 and related fiscal measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance without amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 6 and 66 to 86).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years).

Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — List of Commissions issued for the year 2008, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-413-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2009-81. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-1-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— P.C. 2009-79. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-3-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2009-58 to P.C. 2009-77. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-14-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2009-52 to P.C. 2009-57. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-9-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2009-33 to P.C. 2009-45. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-8-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2009-82 to P.C. 2009-85. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-4-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2009-31, P.C. 2009-32 and P.C. 2009-46 to P.C. 2009-51. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-16-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2009-80. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-13-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2009-78. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-17-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— P.C. 2009-30 and P.C. 2009-86 to P.C. 2009-95. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-30-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2009-111. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-32-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)

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 Ms. Ratansi (Don Valley East), one concerning transportation (No. 402-0128).

Adjournment

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