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

Journals

No. 31

Thursday, April 22, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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:

— No. 403-0036 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-51-01;

— Nos. 403-0044, 403-0045, 403-0048 and 403-0129 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-1-02;

— No. 403-0084 concerning gun control. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-28-03;

— No. 403-0085 concerning the Young Offenders Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-3-03;

— Nos. 403-0086, 403-0095 to 403-0098 and 403-0297 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-35-02;

— No. 403-0111 concerning foreign ownership. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-52-01;

— No. 403-0135 concerning the situation in Egypt. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-53-01.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, 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 Interparliamentary Delegations


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Hoback (Prince Albert) presented the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas (FIPA) concerning its participation at the Sixth plenary Meeting of FIPA held in Ottawa, Ontario, from September 12 to 15, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-74-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Boughen (Palliser) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting the visit of the Political Committee Sub-Committee on NATO Partnerships to Washington, D.C., from October 14 to 16, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-50-05.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Freeman (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), seconded by Mr. St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber), Bill C-516, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (application for supplement, retroactive payments and other amendments), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), moved, — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Finance that it have the power to divide Bill C-9, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures, into two or more pieces of legislation.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Menzies (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

(Division No. 35 -- Vote no 35)
YEAS: 133, NAYS: 128

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
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
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
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)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paradis
Payne
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Vellacott
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young
Total: -- 133

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Bachand
Bagnell
Bains
Beaudin
Bélanger
Bennett
Bevington
Bigras
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Christopherson
Coady
Coderre
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Donnelly
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Eyking
Folco
Foote
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Julian
Kania
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Lee
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McTeague
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Mulcair
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Nadeau
Neville
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paquette
Patry
Pearson
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Ratansi
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Szabo
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Tonks
Vincent
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac
Total: -- 128

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0429);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0430) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0431);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-0432) and one concerning funding aid (No. 403-0433).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-133 and Q-135 to Q-137 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-97 — Ms. Dhalla (Brampton—Springdale) — With regard to the last ten appointments to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB): (a) how many individuals were considered for these positions; (b) how many were interviewed; (c) what is the process for vetting potential candidates for IRB appointments; and (d) what criteria are used to determine the appropriate candidate for these positions? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-97.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-5, An Act to amend the International Transfer of Offenders Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

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.

Government Orders

At 3:00 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 21, 2010, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole in order to welcome Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

At 3:17 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 21, 2010, the Committee rose.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Volpe (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill C-302, An Act to recognize the injustice that was done to persons of Italian origin through their “enemy alien” designation and internment during the Second World War, and to provide for restitution and promote education on Italian-Canadian history, 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, April 28, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Saxton (North Vancouver), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-0434).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:14 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 6:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).