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

Journals

No. 74

Friday, June 12, 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 Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-6, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products, 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.

Ways and Means

Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. (Ways and Means No. 8) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-402-13.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — The Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement and related Appendices, the Maa-nulth First Nations Tax Treatment Agreement and the Maa-nulth First Nations Harvest Agreement. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-402-25.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Albania and Protocol to the North Atlantic Treaty on the Accession of the Republic of Croatia, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated July 9, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-28.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Amendment to the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated June 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-29.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act”.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "The Privacy Act: First Steps Towards Renewal". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-106.

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, 11, 17, 18 and 20 to 23) was tabled.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mrs. Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar), seconded by Mrs. Davidson (Sarnia—Lambton), Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (suicide bombings), was read the first time 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, the Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, tabled earlier today, be adopted. (Ways and Means No. 8)


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), two concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (Nos. 402-0664 and 402-0665);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0666) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0667);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0668);

— by Mr. Andrews (Avalon), one concerning sport fishing (No. 402-0669);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning police and firefighters' death benefits (No. 402-0670).


Questions 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-158 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — With regard to spousal sponsorship, what are: (a) the number, overall percentage and the countries of origin of spousal sponsorship through family class applications rejected by visa offices but (i) approved by the Immigration Appeal Board, (ii) approved by the Federal Court; and (b) the wait times on average for spousal sponsorship in visa offices from India, China, the Middle East and African countries compared with wait times from European countries, and the reasons for the difference? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-158.


Q-159 — Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina) — What is the number and countries of origin of refugee claimants, based on sexual orientation, who were rejected by each Immigration Refugee Board member since 2006, the approval and rejection rates of each of these Board members, and the cost each year to defend refugees' appeals at the Federal Court? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-159.


Q-161 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With regard to the Shi’ite personal status law: (a) when did Canadian officials in Afghanistan first become aware of the proposed legislation; (b) when was knowledge of the proposed law communicated to the government; (c) to which branches, in which departments, was this information sent; (d) what action did the government take upon knowledge of the proposed legislation; (e) on what dates did the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and International Cooperation first become aware of these proposals; and (f) on what date did Canadian representatives in Afghanistan receive a copy of the proposed law and with whom have they shared this information outside of government? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-161.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-6, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products, 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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.

Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Patent Act (drugs for international humanitarian purposes) and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.

Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), 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.

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) — Summary of the amendments to the Corporate Plan and the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 of the Business Development Bank of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-833-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority 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. 8561-402-878-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).