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

Journals

No. 37

Friday, April 30, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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.

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. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Report on the State of Inuit Culture and Society for the fiscal year 2007-2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-7.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duncan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Nisga'a Final Agreement: Implementation Report for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-8.


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. 403-0137, 403-0139, 403-0140, 403-0145, 403-0157, 403-0160, 403-0166, 403-0167, 403-0169, 403-0206, 403-0214, 403-0247, 403-0248, 403-0281, 403-0290 and 403-0386 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-35-03;

— No. 403-0142 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-39-04;

— Nos. 403-0144 and 403-0181 concerning euthanasia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-8-04;

— Nos. 403-0220, 403-0228, 403-0245, 403-0283 and 403-0299 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-7-05;

— Nos. 403-0253 and 403-0282 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-38-03.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), Bill C-20, An Act to amend the National Capital Act and other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), seconded by Mr. Norlock (Northumberland—Quinte West), Bill S-210, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act and the Auditor General Act (involvement of Parliament), was read the first time 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. Calkins (Wetaskiwin), one concerning gun control (No. 403-0470);

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning the income tax system (No. 403-0471);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0472) and one concerning correctional facilities (No. 403-0473);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North), one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 403-0474);

— by Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), two concerning funding aid (Nos. 403-0475 and 403-0476).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-149 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-138 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — With regard to the government’s budgets: (a) what programs in the 2006 budget used less than 50% of their allocated funding and for each of these, (i) what is the total amount of funding they were allocated and how much did they use, (ii) which programs were cancelled or not reintroduced in the 2007 budget, (iii) which programs were continued in the 2007 budget, how much funding did they receive in the 2007 budget and how much did they use; (b) what programs in the 2007 budget used less than 50% of their allocated funding and for each of these, (i) what is the total amount of funding they were allocated and how much did they use, (ii) which programs were cancelled or not reintroduced in the 2008 budget, (iii) which programs were continued in the 2008 budget, how much funding did they receive in the 2008 budget and how much did they use; and (c) what programs in the 2008 budget used less than 50% of their allocated funding and for each of these, (i) what is the total amount of funding they were allocated and how much did they use, (ii) which programs were cancelled or not reintroduced in the 2009 budget, (iii) which programs were continued in the 2009 budget, and how much funding are they to receive? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-138.


Q-140 — Mr. Silva (Davenport) — With regard to proposed stimulus spending for infrastructure and construction projects outlined in the government’s 2009 budget: (a) how much funding has been allocated for these projects; (b) what projects are currently known to be funded or have been proposed to receive funding; (c) where are these projects occurring; (d) how is the funding for these projects distributed; (e) how are the locations for these projects selected; and (f) what system determines the priority of these locations and projects? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-140.


Q-142 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — With regard to the Treasury Board and the Department of Finance: (a) what process is in place for gender-based analysis on departmental policies in each department; (b) what measures are put in place to ensure gender-based analysis is done on legislation in each department; (c) if a policy or legislation does not achieve gender parity through a gender-based analysis, what measures, if any, are taken to ensure the policy or legislation is gender appropriate in each department; (d) what measures are taken to ensure gender parity in policies or legislation in each department; (e) are gender-based analyses on any policy or legislation conducted in each department and, if so, what is the content of those analyses; (f) how many staff are dedicated to do gender-based analysis in each department; (g) to whom do staff in (f) report in each department; and (h) what direction does each department give to staff on gender-based analysis? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-142.


Q-143 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — With regard to violence against women and the Office of the Coordinator of the Status of Women, since 2006: (a) how many programs have been approved by the Department of Justice and the Office of the Coordinator of the Status of Women to address this issue; (b) how much has been allocated to those projects; (c) what are the priorities of each project approved; (d) how many programs have been denied funding; (e) what is the total funding that would have gone to denied programs; (f) what were the parameters of each project that had been denied; (g) what were the reasons given for each project's denial; (h) what initiatives have been introduced government-wide addressing violence against women; (i) what specific bills have been introduced that address violence against women; (j) what departmental initiatives have been introduced by the Office of the Coordinator of the Status of Women to combat violence against women; (k) what specific bills have been introduced by the Department; (l) what gender-based analysis has been done on all government initiatives addressing violence against women; (m) what gender-based analysis has been done on all government bills concerning violence against women; and (n) what gender-based analysis has been done on all bills put forward by the Department of Justice? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-143.


Q-144 — Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) — With regard to the New Horizons for Seniors Program: (a) how many applications have been received from Manitoba in the last three proposal calls; (b) what organizations have received funding from the Program in Manitoba from the last three proposal calls; (c) how many weeks was the call for proposals available for all organizations; (d) what are the criteria for funding in each of the last three proposal calls; and (e) what is the rationale for any changes that have been made in the program criteria over the last three proposal calls? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-144.


Q-145 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With regard to FedNor in 2007, 2008 and 2009: (a) how many funding applications were received by Industry Canada; (b) what were the top ten categories of funding requests; (c) how many funding applications were approved by Industry Canada; (d) what were the top ten categories of approved projects; and (e) what funding projects were approved, what were their value and in which federal constituency were they located? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-145.


Q-146 — Mr. Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River) — With regard to bids submitted for the contract for the Integrated Relocation Program of Public Works and Government Services Canada in the years 2002, 2004 and 2009: (a) how many bids were submitted by qualified bidders and under what names; and (b) how many bids were submitted by all bidders, qualified or otherwise, and under what names? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-146.

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 1:30 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 Ms. Deschamps (Laurentides—Labelle), seconded by Mr. Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), — That Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for new graduates working in designated regions), 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, 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 Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2009, pursuant to the International River Improvements Act, R.S. 1985, c. I-20, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-168-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Prentice (Minister of the Environment) — Revised Management plan for the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, pursuant to the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park Act, S.C. 1997, c. 37, sbs. 9(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-245-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Strahl (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians) — Report on Northern oil and gas for the year ended December 31, 2009, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-455-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

Adjournment

At 2:14 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).