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40th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 76

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Van Loan (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and 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.

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 Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations



Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), from the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Report on the Operations of the Parliamentary Budget Officer Within the Library of Parliament". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-108.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3 to 5 and 7 to 11) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 15th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 7, Economy and Efficiency of Services — Correctional Service Canada of the December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-109.

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, 18 to 20, 23 and 25) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 16th Report of the Committee, "Report on Plans and Priorities for 2009-2010 and Departmental Performance Report for 2007-2008 of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-110.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 16, 23 and 25) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Gagnon (Québec), seconded by Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), Bill C-419, An Act respecting the notification of former residents and former employees of Valcartier military base concerning contaminated water, 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 Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction for volunteer emergency service), 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. Thibeault (Sudbury), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-421, An Act respecting an Emergency Services Appreciation Day, 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), seconded by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), Bill C-422, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (equal parenting) 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.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House take note of the significance of the 100th anniversary of Captain Bob Bartlett's voyage to the North Pole as Captain of the Peary Polar Expedition and the Bartlett 2009 Program celebrating his life, his career, and his contribution to helping us to better understand the Arctic now taking place in Newfoundland and Labrador.


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. 402-0686);
— by Mr. Brown (Barrie), one concerning radio and television programming (No. 402-0687);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 402-0688) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 402-0689);
— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0690).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-41, An Act to give effect to the Maanulth First Nations Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians), seconded by Mr. Kent (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, June 15, 2009, the Bill was deemed read the 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 the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with an amendment.

Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), be now read a third time and do pass.

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 S-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct).

Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding Standing Order 93(1)(b), the differed recorded divisions on motions M-297 and M-295, currently scheduled to take place immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, take place instead at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions that day; and that, if a recorded division is requested on Bill C-309 later today, the vote also take place at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on Wednesday, June 17, 2009.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (identity theft and related misconduct), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Business of Supply

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 11, 2009, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), — 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;

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), — 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”.

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

(Division No. 89 -- Vote no 89)
YEAS: 294, NAYS: 0

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
André
Andrews
Angus
Ashfield
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Baird
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bezan
Bigras
Blackburn
Blais
Blaney
Block
Bonsant
Bouchard
Boucher
Boughen
Bourgeois
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Brunelle
Byrne
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cannon (Pontiac)
Cardin
Carrie
Carrier
Casson
Charlton
Chong
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Coderre
Comartin
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cummins
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson

Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
DeBellefeuille
Dechert
Del Mastro
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Devolin
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dykstra
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Folco
Foote
Fry
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Gaudet
Glover
Godin
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guay
Guergis
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Holland
Hughes
Hyer
Jean
Jennings
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kennedy
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr

Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Laforest
Laframboise
Lake
Lalonde
Lauzon
Lavallée
Layton
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Lemieux
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Mark
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé
Paquette
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Plamondon
Poilievre

Pomerleau
Prentice
Preston
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Raitt
Rajotte
Ratansi
Rathgeber
Regan
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Saxton
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schellenberger
Sgro
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Stoffer
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Trudeau
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Vincent
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Wasylycia-Leis
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Wong
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac

Total: -- 294

NAYS -- CONTRE

Nil--Aucun

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the motion, as amended, of Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Mulcair (Outremont), — 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 for review by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Research Working Group at the earliest opportunity, measures such as:

(a) expanding and increasing the CPP, 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.

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

(Division No. 90 -- Vote no 90)
YEAS: 294, NAYS: 0
(See list under Division No. 89)

Pursuant to Order made Monday, June 15, 2009, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Laforest (Saint-Maurice—Champlain), seconded by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), — 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.

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

(Division No. 91 -- Vote no 91)
YEAS: 69, NAYS: 152

YEAS -- POUR

Allen (Welland)
André
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
Chow

Comartin
Crowder
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Dorion
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Faille
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godin
Gravelle

Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Harris (St. John's East)
Hughes
Julian
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malo
Maloway

Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Mathyssen
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mulcair
Nadeau
Ouellet
Paillé
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Rafferty
Roy
Siksay
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis

Total: -- 69

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Angus
Ashfield
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bevington
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Charlton
Chong
Christopherson
Clarke

Clement
Cullen
Cummins
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guergis
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Hyer
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr

Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mark
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
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
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Stoffer
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson
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: -- 152

Private Members' Business

At 6:10 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), — That Bill C-309, An Act establishing the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Region of Northern Ontario, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

The debate continued.

At 7:10 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, to validate certain calculations and to amend other Acts, without amendment.
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-16, An Act to amend certain Acts that relate to the environment and to enact provisions respecting the enforcement of certain Acts that relate to the environment, without amendment.
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-29, An Act to increase the availability of agricultural loans and to repeal the Farm Improvement Loans Act, without amendment.
Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:10 p.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 7:38 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).