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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
40th PARLIAMENT, 3rd SESSION

Journals

No. 116

Monday, December 13, 2010

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.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), seconded by Mrs. Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar), — That Bill C-510, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (coercion), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 15, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:55 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and another Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 3).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women), — That Bill S-6 be amended by restoring Clause 1 as follows:

“1. This Act may be cited as the Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime Act.”

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women), — That Bill S-6, in Clause 3, be amended by deleting the following after line 28 on page 3:

“(2.7) The 90-day time limits for the making of any application referred to in subsections (2.1) to (2.5) may be extended by the appropriate Chief Justice, or his or her designate, to a maximum of 180 days if the person, due to circumstances beyond their control, is unable to make an application within the 90-day time limit.

(2.7) If a person convicted of murder does not make an application under subsection (1) within the maximum time period allowed by this section, the Commissioner of Correctional Service Canada, or his or her designate, shall immediately notify in writing a parent, child, spouse or common-law partner of the victim that the convicted person did not make an application. If it is not possible to notify one of the aforementioned relatives, then the notification shall be given to another relative of the victim. The notification shall specify the next date on which the convicted person will be eligible to make an application under subsection (1).”

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women), — That Bill S-6, in Clause 7, be amended

(a) by replacing line 9 on page 6 with the following:

“3(1), within 90 days after the end of two years”

(b) by replacing line 19 on page 6 with the following:

“amended by subsection 3(1), within 90 days”

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

The question was put on Motions Nos. 1 to 3 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the recorded divisions were deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions at report stage of Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and another Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded divisions were further deferred until Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-43, An Act to enact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Labour Relations Modernization Act and to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Van Loan (Minister of International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Report by Export Development Canada on Canada Account Operations for the fiscal year 2009-2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-29.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Convention concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (as modified by the Final Articles Revision Convention, 1946), and Explanatory Memorandum, dated June 28, 1930. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-33.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Convention concerning Tripartite Consultations to Promote the Implementation of International Labour Standards, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated June 21, 1976. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-34.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Convention concerning the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated June 15, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-35.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Amendments to the Text and to Annexes I to VIII of the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated December 18, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-36.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and to the Minister of International Cooperation) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Amendments to Appendices I and II of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, dated March 13 to 25, 2010, and of the Amendments to Appendix III of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, dated May 25 and July 16, 2010, and Explanatory Memorandum. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-37.


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:

— No. 403-0989 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-1-18;

— No. 403-0992 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-89-02;

— Nos. 403-1001 to 403-1003 concerning Chinese Canadians. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-106-01;

— No. 403-1004 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-24-10;

— No. 403-1068 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-84-04.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-604, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeal process for temporary resident visa applicants), 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. Duncan (Etobicoke North), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Bill C-605, An Act respecting a Comprehensive National Strategy for Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemic Disorders, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), one concerning Iran (No. 403-1215);

— by Mrs. Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-1216);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 403-1217);

— by Mr. Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-1218);

— by Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-1219);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning Afghanistan (No. 403-1220);

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), one concerning the mining industry (No. 403-1221);

— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning international trade (No. 403-1222).


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-530 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-523 — Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West) — With respect to the multiculturalism programs administered by the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, since 2006: (a) how many applications for the Community Historical Recognition Program (CHRP) grants and contributions have been (i) received, (ii) accepted, (iii) rejected; (b) for each application to the CHRP that was approved, (i) what was the name of the applicant organization, (ii) how much money was given to the organization, (iii) what was the nature of the approved program or event; (c) for each application to the CHRP that was rejected, (i) what was the name of the applicant organization, (ii) how much money did the organization request in its application, (iii) what was the nature of the rejected program or event, (iv) what was the reason for the rejection, (v) how was the rejection communicated to the group in question; (d) how many organizations in (c) submitted further applications related to any program or event following an initial rejection and how many of these subsequent applications received approval; (e) how many applications for the Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program have been (i) received, (ii) accepted, (iii) rejected; (f) for each application to the Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program that was approved, (i) what was the name of the applicant organization, (ii) how much money was given to the organization, (iii) what was the nature of the approved program or event; (g) for each application to the Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program that was rejected, (i) what was the name of the applicant organization, (ii) how much money did the organization request in its application, (iii) what was the nature of the rejected program or event, (iv) what was the reason for the rejection, (v) how was the rejection communicated to the group in question; and (h) how many organizations in (g) submitted further applications related to any program or event following an initial rejection and how many of these subsequent applications received approval? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-523.


Q-528 — Ms. Guarnieri (Mississauga East—Cooksville) — With regard to charities that issued tax receipts under tax shelter gifting arrangements and all such receipts that were disallowed by the Canada Revenue Agency: (a) what was the name of each charity that issued disallowed tax receipts; and (b) what was the dollar value of disallowed tax receipts issued by each charity in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-528.


Q-529 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — With regard to security spending for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics: (a) within the overall security budget, what was the total portion of the budget funded by the government in dollars and as a percentage; (b) what amount of the overall security budget was allocated to the RCMP; (c) what amount of the overall security budget was allotted to government departments and agencies other than the RCMP, specifying (i) the name of the department or agency, (ii) the amount of funding it received, (iii) the reason for or purpose of the funding; (d) what is a breakdown by category or kind of expenditure of the RCMP’s security budget, including an explanation of the reason for or purpose of the expenditures in each category; (e) at the end of the Olympics, what amount of the RCMP security budget (i) remained unused, (ii) remained unused in each of the categories identified in (d); (f) what about the budgeting process explains any discrepancy identified in (e) between the amount budgeted and the amount spent; and (g) how will any remaining funds be used or reallocated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-529.

Applications for Emergency Debates

Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Coderre (Bourassa) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the situation in Haiti.

The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered later today, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-43, An Act to enact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Labour Relations Modernization Act and to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, during the debate pursuant to Standing Order 52 later today, no quorum call, request for unanimous consent or dilatory motion shall be received by the Chair.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-43, An Act to enact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Labour Relations Modernization Act and to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the situation in Haiti.

Mr. Coderre (Bourassa), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

Debate arose thereon.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Emergency Debate

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Coderre (Bourassa), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), — That this House do now adjourn.

The debate continued.

At 11:44 p.m., the Speaker declared the motion adopted.

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-36, An Act respecting the safety of consumer products, without amendment.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act, without amendment.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-1223).

Adjournment

At 11:44 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).