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

Journals

No. 75

Monday, June 15, 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.

Item No. 1 in the order of precedence, standing in the name of Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), was called and, not having been proceeded with, in accordance with Standing Order 94(2)(c), was dropped from the Order Paper. (Private Members' Business C-301)

Interruption

At 11:03 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Laforest (Saint-Maurice—Champlain), seconded by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, securities regulation falls under the exclusive jurisdiction of Quebec and the provinces and that, therefore, the federal government should reject, once and for all, the idea of creating a single securities regulator for all of Canada, thereby respecting the unanimous will of the National Assembly of Quebec.

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

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Referendum Regulation proposed by the Chief Electoral Officer, pursuant to the Referendum Act, S.C. 1992, c. 30, sbs. 7(6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-775-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


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. 402-0458 to 402-0464, 402-0470 and 402-0471 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-36-09;

— No. 402-0592 concerning the democratic process. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-31-03.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-41, An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to 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.

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 give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, 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. Kania (Brampton West), from the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Broadcasting Licence Fee Regulations, 1997). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-107.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 9) was tabled.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct), 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, when the House begins debate on the second reading motion of Bill C-41, An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, a Member from each recognized party may speak for not more than ten minutes, after which the Bill shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.


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 Saint-Maurice—Champlain, 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. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), two concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (Nos. 402-0671 and 402-0672);

— by Mr. Richardson (Calgary Centre), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 402-0673);

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 402-0674);

— by Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East), one concerning Canadians abroad (No. 402-0675);

— by Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris), four concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 402-0676 to 402-0679);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0680);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 402-0681);

— by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0682);

— by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0683) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 402-0684);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 402-0685).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-154 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 an Orders for Return:

Q-149 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With respect to funds allocated to the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor): (a) what is the global budget of FedNor and its programs from 2006 to the present; (b) how much of FedNor's economic development funding and other funding it administers has gone to projects and initiatives in Northern Ontario from 2006 to the present; (c) how does FedNor define “Northern Ontario” in terms of boundaries, and when and how has that definition changed since 1993; (d) what is the number of jobs directly created in Northern Ontario as well as other regions from FedNor programs and other programs it administers from 2006 to the present; (e) listed by location, what is the number of full time employees and equivalents that have worked for FedNor, on an annual basis since 2006; (f) what are the ten electoral ridings which received the most FedNor funding from 2006 to the present, broken down by year; and (g) listed by electoral riding, who were the recipients of FedNor funding, broken down by year from 2006 to the present? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-149.


Q-152 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regards to the $33 billion Building Canada plan announced in Budget 2007: (a) what are the total federal funds committed for expenditure, as well as the amount effectively spent, to Canadian municipalities, through the Building Canada plan, per year, since its inception; (b) who are the recipients of these funds, what is the breakdown for every province and territory, as well as the criteria used for allocating these funds; and (c) what are the changes to the allocation criteria in Budget 2009? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-152.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Laforest (Saint-Maurice—Champlain), seconded by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 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 motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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 Corporate Plan for 2009-2013 of the Canadian Tourism Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-861-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2009-805. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-1-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— P.C. 2009-799 to P.C. 2009-803. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-3-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2009-796 to P.C. 2009-798 and P.C. 2009-859. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-14-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2009-781 and P.C. 2009-795. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-9-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2009-804. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-10-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2009-782 to P.C. 2009-789. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-8-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2009-806 and P.C. 2009-852. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-4-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2009-791 to P.C. 2009-794. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-16-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2009-790. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-22-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2009-807. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-13-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2009-779. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-29-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2009-858. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-30-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2009-780 and P.C. 2009-860. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-402-24-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism) — Proposed regulation amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (Technical Amendments) and Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-790-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of the Parc Downsview Park Inc. 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. 8561-402-919-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the administration and enforcement of the Energy Efficiency Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, pursuant to the Energy Efficiency Act, S.C. 1992, c. 36, s. 36. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-375-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology (including supplements I and II), together with the Auditors' Report, for the year 2008, pursuant to the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology Act, S.C. 2001, c. 23, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-823-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:15 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 6:46 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).