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

Journals

No. 58

Thursday, May 14, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
Her Excellency the Governor General hereby transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (A) of sums required to defray expenses of the public service of Canada for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2010 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2009-10". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-97.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, were deemed referred to the several Standing Committees of the House as follows:

(1) to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1a, 10a, 15a and 25a

(2) to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Justice, Vote 40a

(3) to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1a, 10a, 30a and 40a

(4) to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 35a, 45a and 50a

(5) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1a and 5a

(6) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Environment, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 15a and 25a

(7) to the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Vote 1a

Finance, Votes 1a, 5a, L12a, 25a and 40a

(8) to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

(9) to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 25a, 30a and L35a

(10) to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Canadian Heritage, Votes 95a, 100a and 105a

Privy Council, Vote 1a

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1a, 5a and 6a

Treasury Board, Votes 1a, 20a and 40a

(11) to the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 20a, 25a, 40a and 45a

(12) to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources and Skills Development, Votes 1a, 5a and 15a

(13) to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1a and 5a

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1a and 5a

Industry, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 45a, 50a, 55a, 60a, 65a, 70a, 80a, 85a and 95a

Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1a and 5a

(14) to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Justice, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 20a, 35a and 50a

(15) to the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a and 25a

(16) to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Natural Resources, Votes 1a, 5a, 15a and 25a

(17) to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Finance, Vote 15a

(18) to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 15a, 20a, 30a, 35a, 40a, 45a, 50a, 55a, 65a and 70a

(19) to the Standing Committee on Status of Women

Canadian Heritage, Vote 90a

(20) to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Transport, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 40a, 45a, 50a, 55a, 65a and 70a

(21) to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Vote 1a


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Hawn (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal for the year 2007. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-5-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee "Canada and the Crisis in Sri Lanka". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-73.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 10 to 18) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), Bill C-386, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), seconded by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), Bill S-216, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act and the Auditor General Act (involvement of Parliament), was read the first time 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. Allen (Welland), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 402-0485) and one concerning transportation (No. 402-0486);

— by Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0487) and one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0488);

— by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0489).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992.

Ms. Verner (Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister for La Francophonie) for Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, be now read a second time and concurred in.

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


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)), — That Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Marine Liability Act and the Federal Courts Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-8, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

The debate continued.

Mr. Russell (Labrador), seconded by Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

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.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on May 14, 2009, at 2:33 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-8, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development;

And of the amendment of Mr. Russell (Labrador), seconded by Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

The debate continued.

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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-309, An Act establising the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario.

Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the question was deemed to have been withdrawn.

Government Orders

At 6:58 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of all Votes under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.

At 10:58 p.m., the Committee rose.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the considered Votes were deemed reported.

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 Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health) — Order amending Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (Glass Doors and Enclosures), pursuant to the Hazardous Products Act, R.S. 1985, c. H-3, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-846-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health) — Order amending Schedule I to the Hazardous Products Act (Corded Window Covering Products), pursuant to the Hazardous Products Act, R.S. 1985, c. H-3, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-846-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Public Service Commission entitled "Audit of Possible Unauthorized Access to Public Service Commission Second Language Evaluation Tests by the Nec Plus Ultra Language School", pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-908-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Public Service Commission entitled "Audit of the Federal Student Work Experience Program and Subsequent Appointments Through Bridging Mechanisms", pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-908-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 of the Canadian Museum of Nature, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-856-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-857-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-858-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 of the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-859-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-867-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

Adjournment

At 11:00 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).