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

Journals

No. 133

Thursday, February 17, 2011

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. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-60, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Bill C-469, An Act to establish a Canadian Environmental Bill of Rights, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-191.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 31, 32, 34 to 36, 39, 40 and 42 to 48) was tabled.


Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (question of privilege relating to committee business). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-192.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 41, 45 and 46) was tabled.


Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, "Emerging and Digital Media: Opportunities and Challenges". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-193.

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, 4, 7 to 16, 21, 25 to 28, 36, 38 and 40) was tabled.


Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "Changing the Long-Form Census — Its Impact on Women's Equality in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-194.

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. 36 to 38, 43, 52 and 55) was tabled.


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 bankruptcy (No. 403-1417);

— by Ms. Deschamps (Laurentides—Labelle), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-1418);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning Afghanistan (No. 403-1419).

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), moved, — That, given the undisputed privileges of Parliament under Canada's constitution, including the absolute power to require the government to produce uncensored documents when requested, the government's continuing refusal to comply with reasonable requests for documents, particularly related to the cost of the government's tax cut for the largest corporations and the cost of the government's justice and public safety agenda, represents a violation of the rights of Parliament, and this House hereby orders the government to provide every document requested by the Standing Committee on Finance on November 17, 2010, by March 7, 2011.

Debate arose thereon.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Documents relating to corporate taxes and cost estimates for certain justice bills. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-16.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, February 28, 2011, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo), seconded by Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), — That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study of the current tax incentives for charitable donations with a view to encouraging increased giving, including but not limited to (i) reviewing changes to the charitable tax credit amount, (ii) reviewing the possible extension of the capital gains exemption to private company shares and real estate when donated to a charitable organization, (iii) considering the feasibility of implementing these measures; and that the Committee report its findings to the House. (Private Members' Business M-559)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 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 Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Health, "Review of the Cancellation of the Canadian HIV Vaccine Initiative's HIV Vaccine Manufacturing Facility Project" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-109), presented to the House on Thursday, October 21, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-403-109.

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — Report on the administration of the Canada Small Business Financing Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Canada Small Business Financing Act, S.C. 1998, c. 36, ss. 18 and 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-240-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — List of Commissions issued for the year 2010, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-413-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for the year ended May 8, 2010, pursuant to the Canada Lands Surveyors Act, S.C. 1998, c. 14, sbs. 70(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-799-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Wheat Board, together with the Auditors' Report, for the crop year ended July 31, 2010, pursuant to the Canadian Wheat Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-24, sbs. 9(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-259-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Petit (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-1420);

— by Mr. Weston (Saint John), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-1421).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:56 p.m., by unanimous consent, the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:28 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).