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

Journals

No. 143

Thursday, March 10, 2011

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 403-1292 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-35-22;

— Nos. 403-1337, 403-1356, 403-1364, 403-1374, 403-1377, 403-1390, 403-1404 and 403-1416 concerning Afghanistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-55-06;

— Nos. 403-1305 to 403-1315 concerning human trafficking. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-119-01;

— No. 403-1346 concerning the agricultural industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-85-05;

— No. 403-1349 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-21-18.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 56th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Warsaw, Poland, from November 12 to 16, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-50-26.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting the visit of the Defence and Security Committee to Afghanistan, from October 24 to 27, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-50-27.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (C), 2010-11 — Votes 1c, 5c, 15c and 25c under NATURAL RESOURCES). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-215.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 47) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Ashton (Churchill), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-635, An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs, 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. Armstrong (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley), seconded by Mrs. O'Neill-Gordon (Miramichi), Bill C-636, An Act respecting the Marine Mammals Regulations (seal fishery observation licence), 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. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Weston (Saint John), Bill C-637, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (public transit operators), 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 ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order, special order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-61, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of the property of officials and former officials of foreign states and of their family members, be allowed to be called for the third reading stage today; that, during the debate at the said stage, not more than one member from each recognized party may speak for not more than two minutes, after which the Bill shall be deemed read a third time and passed; and that the House then immediately proceed to the consideration of an opposition motion under the Business of Supply.


Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Open Outlook, Open Access — 2009-2010 Report Cards", pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, s. 39. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-734-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 403-1515);

— by Mr. Vincent (Shefford), twelve concerning gasoline prices (Nos. 403-1516 to 403-1527);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1528);

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning unborn children (No. 403-1529) and one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-1530);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1531) and one concerning the pension system (No. 403-1532);

— by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 403-1533 and 403-1534).

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-61, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of the property of officials and former officials of foreign states and of their family members.

Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) for Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Bill C-61, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of the property of officials and former officials of foreign states and of their family members, was deemed read the third time and passed.

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Paquette (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec), moved, — That this House denounce the conduct of the government, its disregard for democracy and its determination to go to any lengths to advance its partisan interests and impose its regressive ideology, as it did by justifying the Conservative Party's circumvention of the rules on election spending in the 2005-2006 election campaign, when the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism used public funds to solicit donations to the Conservative Party, when the Party used taxpayers’ money to finance a pre-election campaign under the guise of promoting Canada’s Economic Action Plan, when it changed the wording in government communications to promote itself, when it showed that it is acceptable for a minister to alter a document and make misleading statements to the House, when it refused to provide a parliamentary committee with the costs of its proposals, and when it improperly prorogued Parliament.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paquette (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec), 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 it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 202 -- Vote no 202)
YEAS: 145, NAYS: 135

YEAS -- POUR

Allen (Welland)
André
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Coderre
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Donnelly
Dorion
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Freeman
Gagnon
Garneau
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Hughes
Ignatieff
Jennings
Julian
Kania
Karygiannis
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lamoureux
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Szabo
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Tonks
Trudeau
Vincent
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac
Total: -- 145

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Ashfield
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Dykstra
Fantino
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guergis
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
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
MacKenzie
Mayes
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
Preston
Raitt
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
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: -- 135

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Blaney
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Lalonde
Mourani
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Smith
Total: -- 8
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:

Private Members' Business

At 5:57 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Competition Act (inquiry into industry sector), as reported by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology without amendment.

Mr. Vincent (Shefford), seconded by Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant ot Standing Order 98(2), Mr. Vincent (Shefford), seconded by Ms. Bonsant (Compton—Stanstead), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2011-2015 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2011 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-811-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:59 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 7:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).