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

Journals

No. 19

Monday, March 29, 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. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), — That Bill C-232, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages), be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 31, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-8, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) for Mr. Van Loan (Minister of International Trade), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.

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

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Lunn (Minister of State (Sport)), Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mr. Lunn (Minister of State (Sport)), Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate term limits), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Blackburn (Minister of Veterans Affairs) made a statement.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Kania (Brampton West), from the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations, presented the First Report of the Committee (Statutory Instruments Act). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-16.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Following up on Recommendations Made by the Standing Committee on Public Accounts in the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-17.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Second Report of the Committee, "Chapter 2, The Governor in Council Appointment Process, of the 2009 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-18.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Chapter 7, Special Examinations of Crown Corporations - 2008, of the Spring 2009 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-19.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-503, An Act to amend the Department of Justice Act and make consequential amendments to another Act (aboriginal or treaty rights), 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. Shory (Calgary Northeast), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0224);

— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning sources of energy (No. 403-0225);

— by Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-0226) and one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-0227);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0228) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0229);

— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 403-0230);

— by Ms. Sgro (York West), fourteen concerning euthanasia (Nos. 403-0231 to 403-0244).

Application for Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Ms. Ashton (Churchill) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.

The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), — That Bill C-3, An Act to promote gender equity in Indian registration by responding to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia decision in McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-3, An Act to promote gender equity in Indian registration by responding to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia decision in McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Minister of International Trade), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-8, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.

The debate continued.

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. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-15-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces for the year 2008, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-18-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-19-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-21-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-22-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-24-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-26-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-27-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-28-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-29-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Statistical Survey Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-30-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the administration of the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, R.S. 1985, c. M-5, s. 67. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-173-1. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Public Service Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-36, s. 46. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-220-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-234-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Employment Equity in the Federal Public Service for the years 2008-2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-333-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the administration of the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-24, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-366-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-658-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canada Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-749-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-750-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-805-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-877-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of National Defence (Canadian Forces) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-878-01. (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)

— by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-1034-01. (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 6:51 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 7:19 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).