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

Journals

No. 59

Friday, May 15, 2009

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers
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.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, May 25, 2009, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-20, An Act respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of a nuclear incident.

Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) for Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

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. 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:

— Nos. 402-0271 and 402-0275 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-12-10.


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-31, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act and the Identification of Criminals Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, 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. Stanton (Simcoe North), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act, with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-74.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 20) was tabled.


Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2009-2010 — Vote 40 under JUSTICE). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-75.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 21) was tabled.


Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (amendments to Standing Orders 153 and 156). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-76.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 14) was tabled.


Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2009-2010 — Vote 5 under PARLIAMENT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-77.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 14) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), Bill C-387, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (exemption from taxation of 50% of United States social security payments to Canadian residents), 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. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), Bill C-388, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial discretion), 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. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-389, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression), 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. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-390, An Act respecting conscientious objection to the use of taxes for military purposes, 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. Hoeppner (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), Bill C-391, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act (repeal of long-gun registry), 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. Cannis (Scarborough Centre), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0490);

— by Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), two concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 402-0491 and 402-0492);

— by Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0493), one concerning service medals (No. 402-0494) and one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0495);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0496), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0497) and one concerning immigration (No. 402-0498);

— by Mr. Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo), one concerning nuclear weapons (No. 402-0499);

— by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0500);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0501) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 402-0502);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0503) and one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0504);

— by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0505) and one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0506);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0507);

— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0508).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)), — That Bill C-20, An Act respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of a nuclear incident, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 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 Ms. Deschamps (Laurentides—Labelle), seconded by Mr. Roy (Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia), — That Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 27, 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) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 of the Standards Council of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-820-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2008-2009 to 2012-2013 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2008-2009 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-835-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2009-2010 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-835-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33, sbs. 342(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-601-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2008, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-42-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2008, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-433-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2008, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-434-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2008, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-523-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment

At 2:11 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, May 25, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).