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

Journals

No. 38

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
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.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on 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 question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 47 -- Vote no 47)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 128

YEAS -- POUR

Allen (Welland)
André
Angus
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Black
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crête
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Fry
Gagnon
Garneau
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Hughes
Hyer
Jennings
Julian
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lavallée
Layton
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simson
Szabo
Thibeault
Tonks
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac
Total: -- 141

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Albrecht
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Ashfield
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guergis
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Jean
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Sweet
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young
Total: -- 128

Accordingly, Bill C-311, An Act to ensure Canada assumes its responsibilities in preventing dangerous climate change, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2008, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S., 1985, c. H-6, sbs. 61(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-661-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the Election Observation Mission in Georgia of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), from January 1 to 7, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-61-04.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 2008 Spring Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Berlin, Germany, from May 23 to 27, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-50-06.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting the visit of the Science and Technology Committee to Ottawa and Montreal, from July 7 to 10, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-50-07.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the Bureau Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on April 14, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-61-05.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the Election Observation Mission in Georgia of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), from May 17 to 22, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-61-06.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the 7th Winter Meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), held in Vienna, Austria, on February 21 and 22, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-61-07.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Cannis (Scarborough Centre), from the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Quebec's Pesticides Management Code and Dow Agroscience). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-47.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 8, 9 and 12) was tabled.


Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Parliamentary Budget Officer). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-48.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 18) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights), 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. Fry (Vancouver Centre), seconded by Mr. Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe), Bill C-355, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cyberbullying), 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 Mr. D'Amours (Madawaska—Restigouche), seconded by Ms. Hall Findlay (Willowdale), Bill C-356, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteers), 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 Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0271);

— by Mr. Lemay (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), three concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 402-0272 to 402-0274);

— by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0275);

— by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 402-0276);

— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning the situation in Venezuela (No. 402-0277);

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), three concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 402-0278 to 402-0280);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0281);

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 402-0282);

— by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), one concerning the situation in Venezuela (No. 402-0283);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning pesticides (No. 402-0284);

— by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0285).


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-14 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — With respect to gas and diesel prices: (a) is the government planning to implement the Energy Cost Benefit program, announced in October 2005; (b) what measures is the government implementing to build a greener economy, promote transparency in markets, promote alternative energy sources and improve fuel economy; (c) what steps will the government take to greater transparency in markets, fuel efficiency improvements and fuel alternatives; (d) is the government planning to index both the old age security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement payments to offset the increasing gas prices; and (e) what is the government’s specific plan with respect to research investments to develop renewable and alternative fuels, such as cellulose-based ethanol and hydrogen-based fuels, to reduce Canadians’ reliance on global fuel markets? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-14.


Q-61 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — With respect to the Toronto Port Authority, will the government order the release of the hospitality and travel expenses incurred in the last two years (2007, 2008) by its former CEO and, if so, what were those expenses? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-61.

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

The Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers P-3 and P-4 were called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and were transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Goodyear (Minister of State (Science and Technology)), — That Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Energy Efficiency Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:39 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 Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia), — That Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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 22, 2009, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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) — Reports of the Canadian Tourism Commission for the year ended December 31, 2008, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-402-861-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:32 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 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).