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

Journals

No. 147

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
National Anthem
Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that His Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 3:00 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

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. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Modifications in the Schedule V of Canada to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, pursuant to Article XXVIII of that Agreement, of the concessions relating to tariff item 3504.00 regarding certain milk protein concentrates, dated March 21, 2011, and Explanatory Memorandum. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-42.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Amendments to Annex I and Annex II of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, dated November 16, 2008, of the Amendments to Annex I of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, dated October 28, 2009, of the Amendments to Annex II of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, dated January 29, 2010, and of Amendments to Annex I and Annex II of the International Convention against Doping in Sport, dated November 16, 2010, and Explanatory Memorandum. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-403-43.


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:

— Nos. 403-1354 and 403-1355 concerning the criminal justice system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-67-02;

— Nos. 403-1357, 403-1361 and 403-1362 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-35-23;

— Nos. 403-1360 and 403-1365 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-1-22;

— No. 403-1369 concerning national holidays. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-72-03;

— Nos. 403-1382 and 403-1383 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-7-23;

— No. 403-1388 concerning Omar Khadr. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-74-02;

— Nos. 403-1400 and 403-1401 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-39-10;

— No. 403-1422 concerning the agricultural industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-85-07;

— No. 403-1424 concerning the Department of National Defence. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-120-02.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 76th Annual Meeting of the Southern Governors' Association, held in Birmingham, Alabama, from August 27 to 30, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-59-15.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, "Report on Canadian Security Intelligence Service Director Richard Fadden’s Remarks Regarding Alleged Foreign Influence of Canadian Politicians". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-229.

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. 28, 32, 46, 59 and 61) was tabled.


Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation funding). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-230.

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


Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 28th Report of the Committee (item to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-231.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 47 and 48) was tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 92(3)(b), the report was deemed concurred in.


Motions

Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), moved, — That the 27th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, March 21, 2011, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 21)

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, — Answer to question Q-922 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-23.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-923 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-24.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-924 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-25.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-925 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-26.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-926 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-27.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-927 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-28.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-928 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-29.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-929 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-30.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-930 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-31.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-931 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-32.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-932 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-33.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-933 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-34.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-934 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-35.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-935 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-36.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-936 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-37.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-937 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-38.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-938 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-39.

Royal Assent

A Message was received from His Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Criminal Code — Chapter No. 7;

Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act — Chapter No. 9;

Daily Routine Of Business

Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That the 27th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, March 21, 2011, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 21)

The debate continued.

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

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

(Division No. 203 -- Vote no 203)
YEAS: 144, NAYS: 150

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Arthur
Ashfield
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
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
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fantino
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harper
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
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mayes
McColeman
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
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
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: -- 144

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dion
Donnelly
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Folco
Foote
Freeman
Gagnon
Garneau
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Hughes
Hyer
Ignatieff
Jennings
Julian
Kania
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lamoureux
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
MacAulay
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simson
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Szabo
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Tonks
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac
Total: -- 150

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil -- Aucun

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That the 27th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, March 21, 2011, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 21)

The debate continued.

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 cost estimates for certain justice bills and Explanatory Note. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-40.

Daily Routine Of Business

Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That the 27th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, March 21, 2011, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 21)

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-620, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (parole review and victim impact statement).

Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), seconded by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), 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.

Messages from the Senate

A message was 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-59, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (accelerated parole review) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, without amendment.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), seconded by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), — That Bill C-620, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (parole review and victim impact statement), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on March 23, 2011, at 5:57 p.m., His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bill:

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2011-2015 and of the Capital Budget for 2011 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-831-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, "The Effectiveness of Committees" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-141), presented to the House on Thursday, November 25, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-403-141.

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-17, ss. 57, 59.7 and 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-92-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Public Service Staffing Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "110(2)" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-918-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

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. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1575);

— by Mr. Holder (London West), one concerning the situation in Israel (No. 403-1576).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:31 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 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).