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

Journals

No. 5

Friday, January 30, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government; (Ways and Means No. 1)

And of the amendment of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“, on condition that the Government table reports in Parliament no later than five sitting days before the last alloted day in each of the supply periods ending March 26, 2009, June 23, 2009 and December 10, 2009:

(a) to provide on-going economic and fiscal updates;

(b) to detail the actual implementation of the budget;

(c) to itemize the actual effects of the budget with respect to:

- the protection of the most vulnerable in Canadian society,

- the minimizing of existing job losses,

- the creation of the employment opportunities of tomorrow,

- the provision of economic stimilus in a manner fair to all regions of Canada, and

- the assurance that the Government's deficit is not a burden to future generations or a detriment to economic recovery; and

(d) to provide details on any adjustments or new measures as may be required to benefit the Canadian economy.”.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), one concerning natural health products (No. 402-0023) and one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 402-0024);

— by Mr. Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac), one concerning bullying (No. 402-0025);

— by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 402-0026);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 402-0027).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities); (Ways and Means No. 1)

The debate continued.

At 2:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 84(5), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, February 2, 2009, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2008-2012 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2008 of PPP Canada (P3C), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-866-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2008-1749. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-1-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— P.C. 2008-1748. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-25-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— P.C. 2009-26. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-2-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2008-1830, P.C. 2008-1831 and P.C. 2008-1953. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-3-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2008-1746 and P.C. 2008-1882. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-14-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2008-1944. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-7-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— P.C. 2008-1879, P.C. 2008-1880, P.C. 2009-22 and P.C. 2009-23. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-9-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2008-1735. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-10-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2008-1705, P.C. 2008-1866 and P.C. 2008-1959. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-8-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2008-1703, P.C. 2008-1704, P.C. 2008-1832, P.C. 2008-1887, P.C. 2008-1945, P.C. 2008-1947, P.C. 2008-1955 and P.C. 2009-24. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-4-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2008-1745, P.C. 2008-1799 to P.C. 2008-1824, P.C. 2008-1867 to P.C. 2008-1877, P.C. 2008-1942, P.C. 2008-1943 and P.C. 2008-1948. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-16-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2008-1797, P.C. 2008-1798, P.C. 2008-1855, P.C. 2008-1883, P.C. 2008-1884 and P.C. 2008-1954. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2008-1702 and P.C. 2008-1744. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-28-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— P.C. 2008-1886. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-13-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2008-1747 and P.C. 2008-1885. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-17-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— P.C. 2008-1825, P.C. 2008-1889, P.C. 2008-1890, P.C. 2008-1941 and P.C. 2009-20. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2008-1750 and P.C. 2008-1751. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-30-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2008-1740, P.C. 2008-1864, P.C. 2008-1865, P.C. 2008-1946, P.C. 2008-1956 and P.C. 2009-21. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-24-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report on the review of the Farm Debt Mediation Act and the Farm Debt Mediation Service for the fiscal years 2004-2005 and 2006-2007, pursuant to the Farm Debt Mediation Act, S.C. 1997, c. 21, sbs. 28(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-765-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment

At 2:17 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).