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

Journals

No. 86

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), Bill C-445, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (security certificates and special advocates), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 8)

Debate arose thereon.

At 1:04 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until later today, 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. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0960) and one concerning forestry (No. 402-0961);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), one concerning police and firefighters' death benefits (No. 402-0962) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 402-0963);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 402-0964);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning pay equity (No. 402-0965).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Ms. Oda (Minister of International Cooperation), — That Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade;

And of the amendment of Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Mr. Ménard (Hochelaga), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, because the government concluded this agreement while the Standing Committee on International Trade was considering the matter, thereby demonstrating its disrespect for democratic institutions.”;

And of the subamendment of Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), seconded by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “matter” the following:

“, including having heard vocal opposition to the accord from human rights organizations”.

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.

Statements by Ministers

By unanimous consent, Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) made a statement in accordance with the provisions of Standing Order 33(1).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Ms. Oda (Minister of International Cooperation), — That Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade;

And of the amendment of Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), seconded by Mr. Ménard (Hochelaga), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Colombia and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Colombia, because the government concluded this agreement while the Standing Committee on International Trade was considering the matter, thereby demonstrating its disrespect for democratic institutions.”;

And of the subamendment of Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), seconded by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “matter” the following:

“, including having heard vocal opposition to the accord from human rights organizations”.

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Ms. Verner (Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister for La Francophonie), — That Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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

(Division No. 105 -- Vote no 105)
YEAS: 175, NAYS: 105

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Angus
Arthur
Ashfield
Ashton
Atamanenko
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bevington
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Charlton
Chong
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke
Clement
Crowder
Cullen
Cummins
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dewar
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Glover
Godin
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Guergis
Harper
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Hughes
Hyer
Jean
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Layton
Lebel
Lemieux
Leslie
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maloway
Mark
Marston
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mulcair
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Rafferty
Raitt
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Savoie
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Siksay
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Stoffer
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thibeault
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Wasylycia-Leis
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young
Total: -- 175

NAYS -- CONTRE

André
Andrews
Asselin
Bachand
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bevilacqua
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Coady
Crombie
Cuzner
D'Amours
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Easter
Eyking
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Gaudet
Goodale
Guarnieri
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Holland
Jennings
Kania
Karygiannis
Kennedy
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
LeBlanc
Lee
Lessard
Lévesque
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Ouellet
Paillé
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Silva
Simms
Simson
St-Cyr
Szabo
Thi Lac
Tonks
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Total: -- 105

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Carrier
Dechert
Faille
Laforest
Rajotte

Accordingly, Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and to increase benefits, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.


Concurrence in Committee Reports

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 8)

By unanimous consent, the motion was agreed to.

Private Members' Business

At 6:04 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with an amendment;

And of Motion No. 1.

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Ménard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), seconded by Mr. Lemay (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), — That Bill C-268 be amended by deleting Clause 2.

The debate continued on Motion No. 1.

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, September 30, 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) — Reports of the Office of Infrastructure of Canada 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. 8561-402-876-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Oda (Minister of International Cooperation) — Report on the Government of Canada's Official Development Assistance for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, S.C. 2008, c. 17, s. 5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-1022-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, S.C. 1997, c. 9, s. 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-402-771-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Natural Resources) — Reports of the National Energy Board 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. 8561-402-689-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Reports of the Canadian Wheat Board 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. 8561-402-697-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Reports of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency 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. 8561-402-855-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:51 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 7:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).