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

Journals

No. 34

Thursday, March 26, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Reports on Plans and Priorities, Main Estimates, 2009-2010, as follows:

(1) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-4;

(2) Assisted Human Reproduction Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-5;

(3) Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-6;

(4) Canada Border Services Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-7;

(5) Canada Industrial Relations Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-8;

(6) Canada Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-9;

(7) Canada School of Public Service. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-10;

(8) Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-11;

(9) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-12;

(10) Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-13;

(11) Canadian Food Inspection Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-14;

(12) Canadian Forces Grievance Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-15;

(13) Canadian Grain Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-16;

(14) Canadian Heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-17;

(15) Canadian Human Rights Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-18;

(16) Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-19;

(17) Canadian Institutes of Health Research. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-20;

(18) Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-21;

(19) Canadian International Development Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-22;

(20) Canadian International Trade Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-23;

(21) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-24;

(22) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-25;

(23) Canadian Space Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-26;

(24) Canadian Transportation Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-27;

(25) Citizenship and Immigration Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-28;

(26) Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-29;

(27) Copyright Board Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-30;

(28) Correctional Service Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-31;

(29) Courts Administration Service. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-32;

(30) Department of Finance Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-33;

(31) Department of Justice Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-34;

(32) Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-35;

(33) Environment Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-36;

(34) Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-37;

(35) Fisheries and Oceans Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-38;

(36) Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-39;

(37) Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-40;

(38) Health Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-41;

(39) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-42;

(40) Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-43;

(41) Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-44;

(42) Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-45;

(43) Industry Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-46;

(44) Infrastructure Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-47;

(45) Library and Archives Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-48;

(46) Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-49;

(47) NAFTA Secretariat – Canadian Section. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-50;

(48) National Defence. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-51;

(49) National Energy Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-52;

(50) National Film Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-53;

(51) National Parole Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-54;

(52) National Research Council Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-55;

(53) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-56;

(54) Natural Resources Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-57;

(55) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-58;

(56) Northern Pipeline Agency Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-59;

(57) Office of the Auditor General of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-60;

(58) Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-61;

(59) Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-62;

(60) Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-63;

(61) Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-64;

(62) Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-65;

(63) Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-66;

(64) Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-67;

(65) Parks Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-68;

(66) Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-69;

(67) Privy Council Office and Public Appointments Commission Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-70;

(68) Public Health Agency of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-71;

(69) Public Prosecution Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-72;

(70) Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-73;

(71) Public Sector Integrity Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-74;

(72) Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-75;

(73) Public Service Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-76;

(74) Public Service Labour Relations Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-77;

(75) Public Service Staffing Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-78;

(76) Public Works and Government Services Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-79;

(77) RCMP External Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-80;

(78) Registry of the Competition Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-81;

(79) Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-82;

(80) Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-83;

(81) Security Intelligence Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-84;

(82) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-85;

(83) Statistics Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-86;

(84) Status of Women Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-87;

(85) Supreme Court of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-88;

(86) The Correctional Investigator Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-89;

(87) The National Battlefields Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-90;

(88) Transport Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-91;

(89) Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-92;

(90) Transportation Safety Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-93;

(91) Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-94;

(92) Veterans Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-95;

(93) Western Economic Diversification Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-96.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Building the Canadian Advantage: A Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy for the Canadian International Extractive Sector — March 2009". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-15.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Colombia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 21, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-15.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 21, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-16.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 21, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-17.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 21, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-18.


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:

— No. 402-0072 concerning the situation in Colombia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-39-01;

— No. 402-0085 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-19-05;

— No. 402-0089 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-36-02;

— No. 402-0095 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-29-02.


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. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, 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 implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia”.


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. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Peru, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Peru and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Peru, 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 implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Peru, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Peru and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Peru”.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-348, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act (cigarillos, cigars and pipe tobacco), 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 Ms. Black (New Westminster—Coquitlam), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-349, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (body armour), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 3)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Dykstra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), seconded by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

(Division No. 42 -- Vote no 42)
YEAS: 125, NAYS: 128

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Ashfield
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrie
Casey
Casson
Chong
Clarke

Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoeppner
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
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards

Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Sweet
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich

Total: -- 125

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Andrews
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crombie
Cullen

Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Dhalla
Dion
Dorion
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Gagnon
Garneau
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)

Holland
Hyer
Jennings
Julian
Kania
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Malhi
Malo
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mendes
Minna
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Oliphant

Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Regan
Rodriguez
Roy
Russell
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Szabo
Tonks
Trudeau
Valeriote
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac

Total: -- 128


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That today, when no Member rises to speak during consideration of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants), or at 5:30 p.m., whichever comes first, the Bill be deemed read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 3)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, March 30, 2009, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0249);

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 402-0250);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0251);

— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning housing policy (No. 402-0252);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning the nuclear industry (No. 402-0253);

— by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 402-0254).


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-52 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regards to public-private partnerships (P3s or PFIs): (a) what is the government’s overall policy on their use; (b) how many government contracts since January 2006 have involved P3s, and for each project, what are the names of these projects, who are the partners, how much money did the federal government contribute, how much money did other levels of government contribute and how much money did each private partner contribute; (c) what problems in general have the government identified with the use of P3s; (d) what precautions have the government taken to ensure that P3s represent value for money for taxpayers; (e) what measures has the government taken to ensure that the terms and conditions of P3s are honoured by private sector participants; (f) were there any lessons learned exercises or evaluations conducted with respect to any particular P3 project and, if so, what were the results of these evaluations; (g) has the government conducted studies on the use of P3s in other countries and, if so, what were the results of these studies; (h) has the government invested in P3 projects in British Columbia; and (i) does the government have a minimum contribution or minimum percentage required from the private sector? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-52.


Q-53 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to the Asia-Pacific Gateway project in British Columbia: (a) how much money has the government contributed to this project since its inception, broken down by financial quarter and department; (b) has the government conducted any studies into the impact or effectiveness of the project, including but not limited to environmental issues, congestion and traffic circulation, neighbourhood effects and housing prices and, if so, what are these studies; (c) what is the government’s overall position on the Gateway project; (d) has the government identified any concerns with regard to the project and, if so, what are these concerns; and (e) which groups has the government consulted with regard to the project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-53.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-21, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2009.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-22, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants), was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), 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 Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.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. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), — That Bill C-311, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on March 26, 2009, at 5:05 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), — That Bill C-311, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 1, 2009, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

Take-note Debates

At 6:02 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, March 25, 2009, under the provisions of Standing Order 53.1, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the following motion, — That this Committee take note of the International Conference on Afghanistan hosted by The Hague. (Government Business No. 2)

At 8:55 p.m., the Committee rose.

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. Blackburn (Minister of National Revenue) — Summary of the Corporate Business Plan for 2009-2010 to 2011-2012 of the Canada Revenue Agency, pursuant to the Canada Revenue Agency Act, S.C. 1999, c. 17, sbs. 49(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-839-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism) — Report of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act, S.C. 1991, c. 8, sbs. 26(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-285-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

Adjournment

At 8:56 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).