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

Journals

No. 30

Friday, March 13, 2009

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Republic of Iceland, the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway and the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Swiss Confederation.

Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), 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. 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. 402-0035 to 402-0038 concerning the use of animals in research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-33-01.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Poilievre (Nepean—Carleton), one concerning service medals (No. 402-0214);

— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-0215) and one concerning transportation (No. 402-0216);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0217);

— by Mr. Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham), six concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (Nos. 402-0218 to 402-0223);

— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0224);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0225);

— by Mr. Allen (Welland), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0226).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-44 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), — That Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Republic of Iceland, the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway and the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Swiss Confederation, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

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

Mr. Bernier (Beauce), seconded by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington), moved, — That Standing Order 89 be amended by deleting the words “and of second reading of a private Member’s public bill originating in the Senate”; and Standing Order 86.2(2) be amended by deleting the words “a Senate public bill or”. (Private Members' Business M-277)

Debate arose thereon.

Notice of Motion

Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the third reading of Bill C-2, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the States of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Republic of Iceland, the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway and the Agreement on Agriculture between Canada and the Swiss Confederation.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bernier (Beauce), seconded by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington). (Private Members' Business M-277)

The debate continued.

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 Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2013 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-811-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Amended summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2008-2012 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2008-2009 of PPP Canada (P3C), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-866-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 23, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).