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

Journals

No. 71

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Auditor General on Export Development Canada's Environmental Review Directive and other environmental review processes, pursuant to the Export Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-20, sbs. 21(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-873-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Reports of the Information Commissioner of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-402-940-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) for Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-37, An Act to amend the National Capital Act and other Acts, 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. Prentice (Minister of the Environment), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act to enlarge Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada, 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 Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee (Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-94.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 27 and 29) was tabled.


Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on Status of Women, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee, "Towards Improving Access to EI Benefits for Women in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-95.

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. 4 to 14 and 16 to 21) was tabled.


Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), from the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Visit to Washington, D.C.". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-96.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 to 6 and 8) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-411, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (removal of charge), 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. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Dryden (York Centre), Bill C-412, An Act to combat incitement to genocide, domestic repression and nuclear armament in Iran, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 27(1), except for Friday, June 12 and Friday June 19, 2009, commencing on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, and concluding on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, the House shall continue to sit until 10:00 p.m. (Government Business No. 5)

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:11 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 27(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

(Division No. 83 -- Vote no 83)
YEAS: 134, NAYS: 138

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Ashfield
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mark
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young
Total: -- 134

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Fry
Gagnon
Garneau
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Hyer
Ignatieff
Jennings
Kania
Karygiannis
Laforest
Laframboise
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mendes
Minna
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Scarpaleggia
Siksay
Simms
Simson
St-Cyr
Szabo
Thi Lac
Tonks
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac
Total: -- 138

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Paquette (Joliette), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0626);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning police and firefighters' death benefits (No. 402-0627);

— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 402-0628);

— by Mr. Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac), one concerning bullying (No. 402-0629);

— by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0630);

— by Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre), one concerning China (No. 402-0631), one concerning the automobile industry (No. 402-0632) and one concerning parental rights (No. 402-0633).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-147 and Q-150 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-146 — Mr. Rae (Toronto Centre) — With regard to Passport Canada, since January 2008, by month and region: (a) how many part-time service agents have been hired; and (b) how many full-time service agents have been hired? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-146.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), — That Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (investigative hearing and recognizance with conditions), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), — That Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (investigative hearing and recognizance with conditions), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Allen (Welland), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), — That Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (amounts not included in earnings), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 10, 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. MacKay (Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway) — Reports of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) and s. 73. — Sessional Paper No. 8561-402-856-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-402-634-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of The Seaway International Bridge Corporation Ltd. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-402-635-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-402-724-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:18 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:26 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).