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

Journals

No. 79

Friday, June 19, 2009

9:00 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
Business of Supply

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

Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), moved, — That this House recognizes that its constitutional role of holding the government to account requires regular, orderly, timely and clearly understood procedural opportunities for doing so, while not unduly restricting the ability of the government to manage its legislative program; and therefore orders that section 10 of Standing Order 81 be amended temporarily for the balance of 2009 by adding, immediately after paragraph (c) thereof, the following:

“(d) In each of the supply periods described in paragraph (a), the first allotted day shall be no earlier than the ninth sitting day and no later than the thirteenth sitting day in that period; and no fewer than four nor more than seven sitting days shall be permitted to pass between allotted days within each period, provided that, in any case, the last allotted day in each period shall not be more than seven sitting days before the last sitting day in that period.”

provided that the Speaker shall, after consultation with the House Leaders, table in the House no later than December 1, 2009, a proposed formula for a fair and even distribution of allotted days in each of the supply periods of 2010;

and, with particular regard to proceedings in 2009 only, when the House adjourns on Friday, June 19th, 2009, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 14th, and, in order to avoid conflicts with G-20 meetings, when the House adjourns on Friday, September 18th, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 28th, provided that, for the purpose of granting Royal Assent to any bills, the House shall, during the aforementioned adjournment periods, be deemed to stand adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28, and provided that the supply period ending December 10th, 2009 shall be deemed to commence on September 14th;

and, in addition to the accountability reports already required by the Liberal amendment to the 2009 Budget motion, the government shall prepare a further accountability report, meeting all the requirements of that said Liberal amendment, and table it in the House during the week beginning September 28th, 2009, and an allotted day for the Official Opposition shall be designated to take place on the third sitting day following the tabling of the report, provided that for the purposes of Standing Order 81(10)(d) above, this allotted day be deemed the first allotted day in the supply period ending December 10th, 2009.

Debate arose thereon.

At 10:30 a.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 18, 2009, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the recorded division was deferred until the conclusion of the consideration of motions relating to the Estimates.


Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), moved, — That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.

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, — Document entitled "Strategic Outlook for the 40th Parliament — House of Commons Administration". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-402-98.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), the Speaker presented the report of a parliamentary delegation that travelled to Finland, from May 18 to 22, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-75-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (recommendations contained in the 17th Report of the Committee presented to the House during the Second Session of the 39th Parliament) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-22), presented to the House on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-402-22.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Hawn (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (recommendations contained in the 12th Report of the Committee presented to the House during the Second Session of the 39th Parliament) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-19), presented to the House on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-402-19.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 2006, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated January 27, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-402-32.


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. 402-0430, 402-0431, 402-0439 and 402-0453 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-12-14;

— No. 402-0435 concerning sex offenders. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-47-02;

— Nos. 402-0445, 402-0466, 402-0473, 402-0488, 402-0489, 402-0495 and 402-0504 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-68-01;

— No. 402-0474 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-1-08;

— No. 402-0494 concerning service medals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-402-21-05.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the 119th IPU Assembly and related meetings and at the conference entitled "Informing Democracy: Building Capacity to Meet Parliamentarians' Information and Knowledge Needs", held in Geneva, Switzerland, from October 13 to 16, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-60-08.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union respecting its participation at the Annual 2008 Session of the Parliamentary Conference on the World Trade Organization, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from September 8 to 10, 2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-60-09.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Holder (London West) presented the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas (FIPA) concerning its participation at the Congress of the Republic of Peru and at the Trade Knowledge Workshop, held in Lima, Peru, from March 23 to 27, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-74-04.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Border Trade Alliance International Conference entitled "New Administration, New Border Policy", held in Washington, D.C, from April 19 to 21, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-402-59-19.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee, "Canada-U.S. Relations: Old Challenges, New Opportunities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-126.

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. 3 to 9, 20, 21 and 24 to 28) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 17th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 1, National Security: Intelligence and Information Sharing of the 2009 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-127.

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. 22, 25 and 28) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 18th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 4, Managing Risks to Canada's Plant Resources – Canadian Food Inspection Agency of the December 2008 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-128.

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. 24 and 28) was tabled.


Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on Status of Women, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, "An Analysis of the Effects of the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-129.

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. 20 to 23, 25, 28 and 29) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Second Report of the Committee, "Issues and Challenges Related to Local Television". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-402-130.

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. 11 and 13 to 27) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Regan (Halifax West), seconded by Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), Bill C-430, An Act respecting a day to increase public awareness about epilepsy, 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. Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham), seconded by Mr. Dechert (Mississauga—Erindale), Bill C-431, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Oak Ridges — Markham, 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. Valeriote (Guelph), seconded by Ms. Hall Findlay (Willowdale), Bill C-432, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (brake pads), 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 Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie), Bill C-433, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeals), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), seconded by Mr. Boughen (Palliser), Bill S-208, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (clean drinking water), 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, in relation to its study of high speed rail in Canada, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., and New York City, New York, in September 2009 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at any time the House stands adjourned during June 2009 and the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration has ready a report, when that report is deposited with the Clerk of the House, it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That,

Whereas His Highness the Aga Khan, leader of the worldwide Ismaili Muslim Community, is a beacon of humanitarianism, pluralism and tolerance throughout the world;

Whereas in addition to the spiritual leadership he provides to the worldwide Ismaili community, the Aga Khan is also actively involved in humanitarian and development projects throughout Asia and Africa;

Whereas Canadians are grateful for the Aga Khan’s efforts in Afghanistan where today the Aga Khan Development Network is a vital partner in our efforts to secure and improve the lives of Afghan citizens;

Whereas Canada is proud to have partnered with the Aga Khan to build the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa which will promote ethnic, cultural and religious tolerance in Canada and worldwide;

Whereas Canada has previously acknowledged the contributions of other leading champions of human dignity, granting them honorary Canadian citizenship;

Therefore, this House resolves to bestow the title “honorary Canadian citizen” on His Highness the Aga Khan.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Poilievre (Nepean—Carleton), one concerning gun control (No. 402-0753);

— by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0754);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0755);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning sources of energy (No. 402-0756), one concerning natural health products (No. 402-0757) and one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0758);

— by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0759);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning war crimes (No. 402-0760) and one concerning national historic sites (No. 402-0761);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), two concerning suicide prevention (Nos. 402-0762 and 402-0763);

— by Mr. Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe), one concerning transportation (No. 402-0764);

— by Mrs. Beaudin (Saint-Lambert), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 402-0765);

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), three concerning funding aid (Nos. 402-0766 to 402-0768);

— by Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0769);

— by Ms. Hall Findlay (Willowdale), one concerning tobacco (No. 402-0770);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), two concerning the fishing industry (Nos. 402-0771 and 402-0772) and two concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (Nos. 402-0773 and 402-0774);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0775);

— by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0776);

— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (No. 402-0777) and one concerning housing policy (No. 402-0778);

— by Mr. Hoback (Prince Albert), twenty-six concerning gun control (Nos. 402-0779 to 402-0804);

— by Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 402-0805);

— by Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0806);

— by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 402-0807);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0808) and one concerning gun control (No. 402-0809);

— by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0810);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 402-0811);

— by Mrs. Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells), one concerning unborn children (No. 402-0812) and one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0813);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 402-0814).


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-180, Q-182, Q-186, Q-190, Q-212 and Q-281 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-172 — Mr. Andrews (Avalon) — With regard to the Extension of Employment Insurance Benefits, under the Pilot Project 10 and funding for skills and development and training, within the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC): (a) broken down by provincial and territorial jurisdictions, how many clients of HRSDC were receiving EI benefits on February 28, 2009 and out of that number, (i) how many were receiving the benefit of the additional five weeks under Project Pilot 10, in each provincial and territorial jurisdiction, (ii) what were the same statistics by provincial and territorial jurisdiction for March 31, 2009; and (b) broken down by provincial and territorial jurisdiction, (i) how many clients applied and how many clients were approved for training and skills development benefits while receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits from January 1, 2008 to April 30, 2008, (ii) how many clients applied and how many clients were approved for training and skills development benefits while receiving regular Employment Insurance benefits from January 1, 2009 to April 30, 2009? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-172.


Q-174 — Mr. Martin (Sault Ste. Marie) — With regard to funding applications submitted to FedNor, the Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario, for each fiscal year from 2004-2005 to 2009-2010: (a) which projects were submitted under each agency program; (b) which project were approved; (c) what amount was allocated to each of these projects; and (d) which projects were not processed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-174.


Q-196 — Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — With respect to Expert Panels created by the Minister of Finance since January 2006: (a) which Panels have been so struck, on what date, and which individuals are they composed of; (b) what was the length of duration of each Panel, when and in what locations did each Panel meet; (c) what were the final conclusions and recommendations made by each Panel and have these conclusions been made publicly accessible and, if so, what is the Internet address for each Panel conclusion; and (d) what compensation was paid to each member and what travel, hospitality and miscellaneous expenses were submitted by each panelist, according to each Panel? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-196.


Q-204 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — With respect to investing in retraining and apprenticeships: (a) what is the government's plan to ensure that apprenticeships are being taken up by the industry during this economic downturn; (b) what new programs will the government undertake to assist unemployed Canadians to retrain for new opportunities; (c) what will the government's response be to the issue of rising tuition and costs incurred to complete apprenticeships; (d) what specific agreements have been signed with the provinces for the transfer of funds for retraining and apprenticeships, to improve the lives of Canadians, and to partner to help Canadian industries grow in these difficult economic times; and (e) what future investments is the government planning for the technical colleges and institutes across Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-204.


Q-205 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — With respect to investing in research and innovation, specifically regarding Brock University in St. Catharine's, Ontario: (a) what is the government's plan to ensure that Canadian research and development remain an example to the rest of the world; (b) what is the government prepared to do to ensure that the best and brightest remain in Canada; (c) what research grants will the government be making available this year, both at Brock University and across Canada; (d) what new programs will the government undertake to assist students; (e) what will the government's response be to the issue of rising tuition; (f) what specific steps will the government take to invest in research and development, to improve the lives of Canadians, and to partner to help Canadian industries grow in these difficult economic times; and (g) what future investments is the government planning for Brock University specifically as well as the colleges and universities across Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-205.


Q-210 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With respect to applications to sponsor family members for permanent residency made by residents of the constituency of Vancouver Kingsway: (a) what is the average processing time for applications made to sponsor family members from (i) China, (ii) the Philippines, (iii) India, (iv) all countries aggregated; (b) what is the approval rate for applications made to sponsor family member from (i) China, (ii) the Philippines, (iii) India, (iv) all countries aggregated; and (c) what are the top five main grounds for denying claims and their rates of usage for applications made to sponsor family members from (i) China, (ii) the Philippines, (iii) India, (iv) all countries aggregated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-210.


Q-216 — Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — With regards to the Broadband for Rural and Northern Development Program Pilot Program: (a) how much did the program cost on an annual basis; (b) did the government achieve its stated goal of universal access by 2005 and, if not, what level of coverage did it achieve, overall and in each participating community and what factors prevented the program from attaining universal access; (c) for what reasons was the program not expanded beyond the pilot stage; (d) which communities participated in the pilot project, what funding did each community receive on an annual basis and what level of accessibility did each recipient community achieve; (e) what was the funding allocation, broken down by province; (f) what is the current level of broadband connectivity in each area that took part in the pilot program; (g) according to province, which communities are still without broadband access and how many of those are First Nations; (h) on a per capita basis for the last five years, how does access to broadband in rural and northern communities compare with Canada’s major urban centres; and (i) what strategies is the government currently undertaking to improve broadband access to rural and northern communities and what resources have been committed to such initiatives? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-216.


Q-220 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — With regard to the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act: (a) when will an order of the Governor in Council be issued to bring this legislation into force; (b) how many pay equity complaints are currently before the Canadian Human Rights Commission; and (c) how many pay equity complaints will be transferred from the Canadian Human Rights Commission to the Public Service Labour Relations Board? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-220.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), — That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.

The debate continued.

At 1:00 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 18, 2009, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That this House recognizes that its constitutional role of holding the government to account requires regular, orderly, timely and clearly understood procedural opportunities for doing so, while not unduly restricting the ability of the government to manage its legislative program; and therefore orders that section 10 of Standing Order 81 be amended temporarily for the balance of 2009 by adding, immediately after paragraph (c) thereof, the following:

“(d) In each of the supply periods described in paragraph (a), the first allotted day shall be no earlier than the ninth sitting day and no later than the thirteenth sitting day in that period; and no fewer than four nor more than seven sitting days shall be permitted to pass between allotted days within each period, provided that, in any case, the last allotted day in each period shall not be more than seven sitting days before the last sitting day in that period.”

provided that the Speaker shall, after consultation with the House Leaders, table in the House no later than December 1, 2009, a proposed formula for a fair and even distribution of allotted days in each of the supply periods of 2010;

and, with particular regard to proceedings in 2009 only, when the House adjourns on Friday, June 19th, 2009, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 14th, and, in order to avoid conflicts with G-20 meetings, when the House adjourns on Friday, September 18th, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 28th, provided that, for the purpose of granting Royal Assent to any bills, the House shall, during the aforementioned adjournment periods, be deemed to stand adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28, and provided that the supply period ending December 10th, 2009 shall be deemed to commence on September 14th;

and, in addition to the accountability reports already required by the Liberal amendment to the 2009 Budget motion, the government shall prepare a further accountability report, meeting all the requirements of that said Liberal amendment, and table it in the House during the week beginning September 28th, 2009, and an allotted day for the Official Opposition shall be designated to take place on the third sitting day following the tabling of the report, provided that for the purposes of Standing Order 81(10)(d) above, this allotted day be deemed the first allotted day in the supply period ending December 10th, 2009.

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

(Division No. 95 -- Vote no 95)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Andrews
Arthur
Ashfield
Bagnell
Bains
Baird
Bélanger
Bennett
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Byrne
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Coderre
Cotler
Crombie
Cummins
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Dryden
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dykstra
Easter
Eyking
Fast
Finley
Fletcher
Foote
Fry
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Glover
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guergis
Hall Findlay
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Holland
Ignatieff
Jean
Jennings
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kennedy
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKenzie
Malhi
Mark
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Oliphant
Pacetti
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Proulx
Rae
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Regan
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Saxton
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schellenberger
Sgro
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Silva
Simson
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Volpe
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Wong
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac
Total: -- 214

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
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
Hyer
Julian
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mulcair
Nadeau
Ouellet
Paillé
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Rafferty
Roy
Savoie
Siksay
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis
Total: -- 82

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Flaherty
Freeman
MacKay (Central Nova)
Mourani

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), — That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.

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

(Division No. 96 -- Vote no 96)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Andrews
Arthur
Ashfield
Bagnell
Bains
Baird
Bélanger
Bennett
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Byrne
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Coderre
Cotler
Crombie
Cummins
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Dryden
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dykstra
Easter
Eyking
Fast
Finley
Fletcher
Foote
Fry
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Glover
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guergis
Hall Findlay
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Holland
Ignatieff
Jean
Jennings
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kennedy
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKenzie
Malhi
Mark
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Oliphant
Pacetti
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Proulx
Rae
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Regan
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Saxton
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schellenberger
Sgro
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Silva
Simson
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Volpe
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Wong
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac
Total: -- 214

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
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
Hyer
Julian
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mulcair
Nadeau
Ouellet
Paillé
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Rafferty
Roy
Savoie
Siksay
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis
Total: -- 82

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Flaherty
Freeman
MacKay (Central Nova)
Mourani

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-48, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), 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 a Committee of the Whole.

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

(Division No. 97 -- Vote no 97)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82
(See list under Division No. 96)

Accordingly, Bill C-48, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010, was read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

The Committee considered the Bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

(Division No. 98 -- Vote no 98)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82
(See list under Division No. 96)

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 99 -- Vote no 99)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82
(See list under Division No. 96)

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, be concurred in.

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

(Division No. 100 -- Vote no 100)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Andrews
Arthur
Ashfield
Bagnell
Bains
Baird
Bélanger
Bennett
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Byrne
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Coderre
Cotler
Crombie
Cummins
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Dryden
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dykstra
Easter
Eyking
Fast
Finley
Fletcher
Foote
Fry
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Glover
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guarnieri
Guergis
Hall Findlay
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Holland
Ignatieff
Jean
Jennings
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kennedy
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKenzie
Malhi
Mark
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Oliphant
Pacetti
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Proulx
Rae
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Regan
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Saxton
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schellenberger
Sgro
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Silva
Simson
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Volpe
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Wong
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac
Total: -- 214

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Comartin
Crowder
Cullen
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
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
Hyer
Julian
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Ménard (Hochelaga)
Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin)
Mulcair
Nadeau
Ouellet
Paillé
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Rafferty
Roy
Savoie
Siksay
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Vincent
Wasylycia-Leis
Total: -- 82

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Flaherty
Freeman
MacKay (Central Nova)
Mourani

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-49, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), 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 a Committee of the Whole.

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

(Division No. 101 -- Vote no 101)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82
(See list under Division No. 100)

Accordingly, Bill C-49, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010, was read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

The Committee considered the Bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

(Division No. 102 -- Vote no 102)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82
(See list under Division No. 100)

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 103 -- Vote no 103)
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 82
(See list under Division No. 100)

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

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 the Speaker — Report of Committees Activities and Expenditures for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to Standing Order 121(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-402-8.

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for March 23 and 26, April 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11, 2009, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-402-9.

— by the Speaker — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on June 15, 2009, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 52.5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-402-10.

— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations Repealing the United Nations Rwanda Regulations (SOR/JUS-612304), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-592-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-105-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and the Capital and Operating Budgets for the period 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-863-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Beef Cattle Research, Market Development and Promotion Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended June 30, 2008, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-1016-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Corporate Business Plan for 2009-2010 of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, pursuant to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, S.C. 1997, c. 6, s. 22. — Sessional Paper No. 8562-402-800-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment

At 1:55 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, September 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today and Standing Order 24(1).