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

Journals

No. 144

Friday, March 11, 2011

10:00 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
Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and the Pension Act.

Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Documents relating to the 2004 Budget announcement (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-19.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Documents relating to fundraising activities (French text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-20.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Documents relating to the conviction of a Senator (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-21.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Report on Export of Military Goods from Canada for 2007-2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-94-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (C), 2010-11 — Votes 1c, 5c, 10c and 15c under INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-216.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 53) was tabled.


Mrs. O'Neill-Gordon (Miramichi), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (gender-based analysis of sports funding). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-217.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 57, 59 and 60) was tabled.


Mrs. O'Neill-Gordon (Miramichi), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (gender-based analysis of legislation). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-218.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 60) was tabled.


Ms. Leslie (Halifax), from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the 15th Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (C), 2010-11 — Votes 1c, 5c, 10c and 25c under HEALTH). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-219.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 55) was tabled.


Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs), from the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Recommendations on Non-Military Aspects of the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan Post-2011". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-220.

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. 14, 15, 17 to 21 and 23 to 26) was tabled.


Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "Implementation of the Budget Freeze". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-221.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3, 6, 8 to 10, 12, 24, 28, 30, 41, 44, 45, 47 to 50 and 52 to 54) was tabled.


Mr. Jean (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-222.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 45, 46, 48, 49, 52 and 55) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Calandra (Oak Ridges—Markham), seconded by Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), Bill C-638, An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for the Purchase and Sale of Second-hand Precious Metal Articles, 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. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-639, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (universal child care benefit), 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. Regan (Halifax West), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1535);

— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning Iran (No. 403-1536);

— by Mrs. Lavallée (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-1537);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 403-1538) and one concerning the issuing of visas (No. 403-1539);

— by Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), one concerning the situation in Korea (No. 403-1540).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), — That Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and the Pension Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and the Pension Act, was deemed read the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual offences against children), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.

Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Kent (Minister of the Environment), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Purusant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Kent (Minister of the Environment), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

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

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

Private Members' Business

At 1:09 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-624, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (providing protection for beneficiaries of long term disability benefits plans).

Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), seconded by Mr. Regan (Halifax West), moved, — That the Bill 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.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), 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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2011-99. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-1-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— P.C. 2011-159 and P.C. 2011-160. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-2-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2011-30 and P.C. 2011-146 to P.C. 2011-149. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-3-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2011-132 to P.C. 2011-145. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-14-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2011-87 and P.C. 2011-126 to P.C. 2011-131. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-9-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2011-161 and P.C. 2011-162. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-10-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2011-89. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-8-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2011-98. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-4-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2011-100 to P.C. 2011-125, P.C. 2011-199 and P.C. 2011-200. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-16-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2011-24, P.C. 2011-86, P.C. 2011-90 to P.C. 2011-97 and P.C. 2011-198. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-22-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2011-179. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-28-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— P.C. 2011-150 to P.C. 2011-155. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-13-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2011-156 and P.C. 2011-157. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-29-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2011-172 to P.C. 2011-178 and P.C. 2011-197. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-30-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2011-28 and P.C. 2011-163 to P.C. 2011-171. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-24-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— P.C. 2011-88. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-32-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)

— by Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2010-2011 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2010-2011 of the Parc Downsview Park Inc., pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-865-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 2:09 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 21, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).