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

Journals

No. 38

Monday, May 3, 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 at report stage of Bill C-201, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (deletion of deduction from annuity), as reported by the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 11).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring the title as follows:

“An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (deletion of deduction from annuity)”

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 1 as follows:

“1. Subsection 2(1) of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

“Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings” has the same meaning as in the Canada Pension Plan.”

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 2 as follows:

“2. Paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(a) four per cent of the portion of his or her salary that is less than or equal to the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings; and”

Motion No. 4 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 3 as follows:

“3. (1) Subsections 15(2), (2.1) and (3) of the Act are repealed.

(2) Subsection 15(7) of the Act is repealed.”

Motion No. 5 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 4 as follows:

“4. The portion of section 40 of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

40. (1) If, on the death of a contributor who, on ceasing to be a member of the Canadian Forces, was entitled to an immediate annuity or an annual allowance, there is no person to whom an allowance provided in this Part may be paid, or where the persons to whom such allowance may be paid die or cease to be entitled to it and no other amount may be paid to them under this Part, any amount by which the calculated amount, within the meaning of subsection (2), exceeds the aggregate of all amounts paid to those persons and to the contributor under this Part or Part V of the former Act shall be paid”

Motion No. 6 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 5 as follows:

“5. Subparagraph 42(1.1)(a)(i) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(i) four per cent of the portion of his or her salary that is less than or equal to the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings, and”

Motion No. 7 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 6 as follows:

“6. Paragraph 50(1)(k) of the Act is repealed.”

Motion No. 8 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 7 as follows:

“7. Subsection 3(1) of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:

“Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings” has the same meaning as in the Canada Pension Plan.”

Motion No. 9 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 8 as follows:

“8. Paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(a) four per cent of the portion of his or her pay that is less than or equal to the Year’s Maximum Pensionable Earnings; and”

Motion No. 10 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 9 as follows:

“9. (1) Subsections 10(2), (2.1) and (3) of the Act are repealed.

(2) Subsection 10(7) of the Act is repealed.”

Motion No. 11 of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), — That Bill C-201 be amended by restoring Clause 10 as follows:

“10. Paragraph 26(g) of the Act is repealed.”

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

At 12:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 98, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division, which will also apply to Motions Nos. 2 to 11, was deferred until Wednesday, May 5, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

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.

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.

Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Winnipeg North, in the Province of Manitoba, by reason of the resignation of Ms. Judy Wasylycia-Leis, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, Friday, April 30, 2010, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) laid upon the Table, — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2010-556 dated April 29, 2010, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Macedonia, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R.S. 1985, c. O-9, sbs. 42(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-212-01. (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)


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. 403-0141 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-21-06;

— No. 403-0149 concerning the situation in Burundi. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-58-01;

— No. 403-0153 concerning bullying. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-59-01;

— No. 403-0158 concerning suicide prevention. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-12-02;

— No. 403-0159 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-23-02;

— No. 403-0168 concerning gun control. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-28-04;

— Nos. 403-0178 to 403-0180 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-48-02;

— Nos. 403-0185, 403-0211 and 403-0226 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-35-04;

— No. 403-0186 concerning gasoline prices. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-6-02;

— No. 403-0215 concerning foreign ownership. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-52-02;

— No. 403-0223 concerning the United Nations. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-60-01.


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 Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for fraud), 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. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 2009 Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, from November 13 to 17, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-50-06.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Second Report of the Committee (courage and determination). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-49.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 11) was tabled.


Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on Health:

Megan Leslie for Judy Wasylycia-Leis

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


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-0477) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 403-0478);

— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning forestry (No. 403-0479);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 403-0480), one concerning climate change (No. 403-0481) and one concerning service medals (No. 403-0482);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0483) and one concerning correctional facilities (No. 403-0484);

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-0485), one concerning chemical products (No. 403-0486) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 403-0487).

Government Orders

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.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Youth Criminal Justice Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.

Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 6(2), a report recommending that Parks Canada User Fees Proposal (Sessional Paper No. 8564-403-5-01) be adopted was deemed presented by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the following motion, standing on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Ignatieff (Leader of the Opposition), was deemed adopted, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), all Votes under NATURAL RESOURCES and all Votes under NATIONAL DEFENCE, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, be referred to Committees of the Whole.

Accordingly, the said Votes, except any Vote already reported, were deemed withdrawn from the Standing Committees to which they were originally referred.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of Farm Credit Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-647-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:57 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).