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

Journals

No. 70

Monday, June 8, 2009

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Mr. Russell (Labrador), seconded by Mrs. Simson (Scarborough Southwest), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should work co-operatively with the governments of the territories and of the seven provinces which constitute the Provincial North, and with Aboriginal and local governments in these regions, to develop a strategy to improve transportation and other vital public infrastructure. (Private Members' Business M-298)

The debate continued.

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

Interruption

At 11:53 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (limiting credit for time spent in pre-sentencing custody), be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Report on the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement and on the Northeastern Quebec Agreement for the years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-438-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan — Progress Report — January 2008 – March 2009". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-22.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Indian Claims Commission — Annual Report 2007-2008". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-23.


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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 402-0401 concerning housing policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-13-04.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Bill C-6, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-93.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 18, 19 and 22 to 24) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), seconded by Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), Bill C-542, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness of child) and another Act in consequence, 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 Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), seconded by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), Bill C-410, An Act to establish a National Infant and Child Loss Awareness Day, 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. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard), one concerning prostitution (No. 402-0616);

— by Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris), three concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 402-0617 to 402-0619);

— by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), three concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 402-0620 to 402-0622).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (limiting credit for time spent in pre-sentencing custody), be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

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


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (investigative hearing and recognizance with conditions).

Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Debate arose thereon.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), — That this question be now put.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 81 -- Vote no 81)
YEAS: 195, NAYS: 54

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Ambrose
Anderson
Andrews
Ashfield
Bagnell
Bains
Bennett
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Byrne
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Coderre
Crombie
Cummins
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dykstra
Easter
Eyking
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Folco
Foote
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Glover
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guergis
Hall Findlay
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holland
Ignatieff
Jean
Jennings
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Karygiannis
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Malhi
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Oliphant
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Proulx
Raitt
Rajotte
Ratansi
Rathgeber
Richards
Rickford
Ritz
Rodriguez
Russell
Savage
Saxton
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Simms
Simson
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Trudeau
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Volpe
Wallace
Warawa
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Wong
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac
Total: -- 195

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
Angus
Ashton
Bachand
Bellavance
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Christopherson
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Deschamps
Dorion
Duceppe
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Gaudet
Godin
Guay
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Harris (St. John's East)
Hughes
Laforest
Laframboise
Lavallée
Layton
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mulcair
Paillé
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Savoie
Siksay
Thi Lac
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis
Total: -- 54

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Albrecht
Allison
André
Baird
DeBellefeuille
Faille
Gagnon
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Holder
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Lalonde
Mark
Nadeau
Ouellet
Paradis
Richardson
Roy
St-Cyr
Thompson
Warkentin

Pursuant to Standing Order 61(2), the question was put on the original motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 82 -- Vote no 82)
YEAS: 195, NAYS: 54
(See list under Division No. 81)

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

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) — Summary of the Understandings between Canada and the European Communities and Canada and Switzerland concerning the modification of concessions in the Schedule of Canada to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-175-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Actuarial Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions on the Canada Student Loans Program dated July 31, 2008, pursuant to the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c. 28, s. 19.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-1015-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 of the Parc Downsview Park Inc., pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-865-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham), three concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (Nos. 402-0623 to 402-0625).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:59 a.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 7:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).