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

Journals

No. 42

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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:

— No. 402-0206 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-22-03;

— No. 402-0217 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-12-07;

— Nos. 402-0254 and 402-0256 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-29-04.


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. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (organized crime and protection of justice system participants), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-51.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 12 to 14) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Bill C-362, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personal identity theft), 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Bill C-363, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (prohibition of the use of chemical pesticides for certain purposes), 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. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0298);

— by Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris), ten concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 402-0299 to 402-0308);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 402-0309) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0310);

— by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), one concerning nuclear weapons (No. 402-0311);

— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-0312).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), seconded by Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should not extend the amnesty on gun control requirements set to expire on May 16, 2009, and should maintain the registration of all types of firearms in its entirety.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today’s debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.; and that the deferred recorded divisions on the second reading stage 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), in the name of the Member for Kildonan—St. Paul, Bill C-300, An Act respecting Corporate Accountability for the Activities of Mining, Oil or Gas in Developing Countries, in the name of the Member for Scarborough—Guildwood, and Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (coming into force of sections 110, 111 and 171), in the name of the Member for Jeanne-Le Ber, currently scheduled immediately before the time provided for Private Members Business on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, be deferred anew following the vote on the Bloc Québécois opposition motion on the same day.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), seconded by Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), in relation to the Business of Supply.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), seconded by Mr. Crête (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, April 22, 2009, at 3:00 p.m.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reconsider its decision to eliminate the funding channelled through the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec to non-profit bodies active in the economic development sector, and reinstate their funding. (Private Members' Business M-288)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia), seconded by Mr. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “and reinstate their funding” with the words “reinstate full funding and eligibility criteria, and continue such funding beyond March 31, 2011”.

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. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on the five-year review of Rights and Democracy for 2003-2008, pursuant to the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. 54, (4th Supp.), sbs. 31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-329-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Somalia (P.C. 2009-395 and SOR/JUS-612352), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-592-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:16 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), 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 6:42 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).