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

Journals

No. 36

Thursday, April 29, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "The Cheques Report: The use of partisan or personal identifiers on ceremonial cheques or other props for federal funding announcements", dated April 2010, pursuant to section 28 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix to the Standing Orders. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-403-4.


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. 403-0134 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-39-03;

— No. 403-0138 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-30-03;

— No. 403-0148 concerning the national debt. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-57-01.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the Fall Meetings of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), held in Athens, Greece, from October 9 to 12, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-61-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the Election Observation Mission in Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), from January 15 to 18, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-61-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation at the Election Observation Mission in Ukraine of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), from February 5 to 8, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-61-03.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the First Report of the Committee (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), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-47.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 7 to 12) was tabled.


Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2010-2011 — Vote 45 under JUSTICE). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-48.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 10) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-0467);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0468) and one concerning correctional facilities (No. 403-0469).


Questions 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-141 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — With regard to government funding for museums, for each of the last four fiscal years, broken down by province and territory: (a) how much has been spent by the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund; (b) what was the funding for (i) exhibits for museums, (ii) for arts, (iii) for other forms of exhibits, displays, etc.; and (c) how much has been spent by the Museums Assistance Program? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-141.


Q-150 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to government magazine advertising: (a) how much has the government spent on promoting Canada’s Economic Action Plan through advertising in Saskatchewan; and (b) when was each advertisement published, and in which magazine? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-150.


Q-153 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With respect to debt owed to the Government of Canada and its agencies and entities by governments of the following seven countries, (i) Colombia, (ii) Peru, (iii) Pakistan, (iv) Bangladesh, (v) Indonesia, (vi) Vietnam, (vii) Ukraine: (a) what is the total amount of concessional debt owed by each country and to which agencies or entities, and in what amounts in each case; and (b) what is the total amount of non-concessional debt owed by each country and to which agencies or entities, and in what amounts in each case? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-153.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker declared null and void new Clause 3.1 in Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, as adopted by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and ordered that it be struck from the Bill as reported and that the Bill be reprinted.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mr. Lunn (Minister of State (Sport)), — That Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate term limits).

Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867 (Senate term limits), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

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 third reading of Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period).

Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 98, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Standing Order 79, the question was not put on the motion, the Order for third reading was discharged and the item was dropped from the Order Paper.

Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(2), the motion “That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (recommendation not to proceed further with Bill C-310, An Act to Provide Certain Rights to Air Passengers), presented on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, be concurred in” was deemed to have been moved. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 2)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 28, 2010, the question was deemed put on the motion, and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, May 5, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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 Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health) — Report of the Pest Management Regulatory Agency on the administration and enforcement of the Pest Control Products Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Pest Control Products Act, S.C. 2002, c. 28, sbs. 80(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-991-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2009, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-108-01. (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 Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 3(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-322-01. (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 7:28 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 7:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).