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

Journals

No. 73

Thursday, June 11, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special report of the Canadian Human Rights Commission entitled "Freedom of Expression and Freedom From Hate in the Internet Age", pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S. 1985, c. H-6, sbs. 61(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-123-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(e), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Van Loan (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, s. 45.34. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-550-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


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. 402-0412 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-12-13.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, "A Study of the Crisis Faced by Certain Industrial Sectors in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-104.

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. 5 and 21 to 23) was tabled.


Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-105.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 28 to 30) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), Bill C-417, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (inborn error of metabolism), 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. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), Bill C-418, An Act to establish a Children’s Commissioner 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.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member from Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, all questions necessary to dispose of this motion be deemed put and a recorded division be deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning police and firefighters' death benefits (No. 402-0661);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0662);

— by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), one concerning the Canadian Human Rights Act (No. 402-0663).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, in light of the legitimate concerns of Canadians that pensions and their retirement security may not be there for them in their retirement years, the Government of Canada should begin to work with the provinces and territories to ensure the sustainability of Canadians’ retirement incomes by bringing forward at the earliest opportunity, measures such as:

(a) expanding and increasing the CPP/QPP, OAS and GIS to ensure all Canadians can count on a dignified retirement;

(b) establishing a self-financing pension insurance program to ensure the viability of workplace sponsored plans in tough economic times;

(c) ensuring that workers’ pension funds go to the front of the line of creditors in the event of bankruptcy proceedings;

(d) in the interest of appropriate management of the CPP that the Government of Canada immediately protect the CPP from imprudent investment practices by ceasing the practice of awarding managers performance-based bonuses; and

(e) take all necessary steps to recover those bonuses for 2009, ensuring managers in the future are paid appropriate industry-competitive salaries.

Debate arose thereon.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Canada's Economic Action Plan — A Second Report to Canadians — June 2009", pursuant to Order made Tuesday, February 3, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-24.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended:

(a) by adding after the word “forward” the following:

“for review by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Research Working Group”; and

(b) by deleting the words “/QPP”.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), in relation to the Business of Supply;

And of the amendment of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas).

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville), seconded by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should increase its support of Canada’s renewable energy sector, allow our country to participate in the worldwide effort to develop renewable energy sources and enlist Canada as a full member of the International Renewable Energy Agency. (Private Members' Business M-295)

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on June 11, 2009, at 3:56 p.m., the Honourable Rosalie Abella, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in her capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Customs Act — Chapter No. 10;

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville), seconded by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South). (Private Members' Business M-295)

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 17, 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. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Report on the administration and enforcement of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act for the year 2008, pursuant to the Motor Vehicle Fuel Consumption Standards Act, R.S. 1985, c. M-9, s. 38. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-998-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Reports of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 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. 8561-402-632-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:03 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

Debate arose thereon.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Adjournment Proceedings

The House resumed consideration of the question “That this House do now adjourn”.

After further debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:34 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).