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

Journals

No. 40

Friday, April 3, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to validate certain calculations and to amend other Acts.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Mr. Van Loan (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

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. MacKenzie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Canadian Security Intelligence Service: Public Report" for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-16.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-50.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 8 to 11) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-360, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (Autism Spectrum Disorder), 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. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning service medals (No. 402-0290);

— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning the situation in Israel (No. 402-0291);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington), one concerning the situation in Venezuela (No. 402-0292).


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-59 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-66 — Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes) — With respect to Assisted Human Reproduction Canada, for the 2008-2009 fiscal year: (a) how much money has been spent do date; (b) how much money will be spent by the end of the fiscal year; (c) for what specific line item was this money spent; (d) what portion of this money, in detail, was spent on hospitality, transportation, travel or liaising with stakeholders? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-66.


Q-69 — Mrs. Mendes (Brossard—La Prairie) — Regarding requests for financial assistance made to the Economic Development Agency of Canada for Quebec Regions for the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 financial years, by regional office, how many requests were approved and how many were rejected when submitted for the authorization of (i) the Regional Director, (ii) the General Director for Regional Coordination, (iii) the Vice-President for Operations, (iv) the President, (v) the Minister? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-69.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), — That Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to validate certain calculations and to amend other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to validate certain calculations and to amend other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

Private Members' Business

At 1:20 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), — That Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

The debate continued.

At 2:20 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for December 8, 2008, February 2, 9 and 23 and March 2 and 9, 2009, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-402-6.

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2008, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board for the year 2008, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 29.28(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-752-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2009-435 dated March 26, 2009, concerning the Order amending the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences) (SOR/JUS-610989), pursuant to the Broadcasting Act, S.C. 1991, c. 11, sbs. 26(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-286-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

Adjournment

At 2:20 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, April 20, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).