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

Journals

No. 39

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Del Mastro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage) laid upon the Table, — Copy of documents concerning Canada's outcome for the universal periodic review exercise of the United Nations' Human Rights Council. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-7.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its order of reference of March 3, 2010, 12 members of the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan be authorized to travel to Kandahar and Kabul, Afghanistan, in the Spring of 2010, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on young farmers and the future of farming, eight members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food be authorized to travel to Québec City and Portneuf, Quebec, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Sussex, New Brunswick, and Stanley Bridge, Kensington and Borden-Carleton, Prince Edward Island, in the Spring of 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on high speed rail in Canada, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be authorized to travel to La Pocatière, Quebec, in the Spring of 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0488) and one concerning correctional facilities (No. 403-0489).


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 return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-148 — Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown) — With regard to the transfer payment contributions for the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund in the fiscal years 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011: (a) what is the fiscal breakdown of the program objectives; (b) what is the explanation of the program objectives; (c) what are the results of the program objectives; (d) what are the performance indicators and targets used to audit the performance of the program objectives; (e) how much was originally budgeted for the fund; (f) how much was included in the estimates for the fund in the four aforementioned fiscal years; and (g) how much has been spent from this budget allocation, including a complete listing of the proposed projects? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-148.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Coady (St. John's South—Mount Pearl), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), moved, — That, given the apparent loophole in the Lobbying Act which excludes Parliamentary Secretaries from the list of “designated public office holders”, the House calls on the government to take all necessary steps to immediately close this loophole and thus require Parliamentary Secretaries to comply fully with the Lobbying Act, in the same manner as Ministers are currently required to do.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“and further calls on the government to immediately implement the 2006 Conservative platform promise to require Ministers and senior government officials, including Parliamentary Secretaries, to proactively record and report their contacts with lobbyists”.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the month of May be recognized as Food Allergy Awareness Month.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Coady (St. John's South—Mount Pearl), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), in relation to the Business of Supply;

And of the amendment of Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso).

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Coady (St. John's South—Mount Pearl), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), in relation to the Business of Supply;

And of the amendment of Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso).

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:17 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), — That Bill C-471, An Act respecting the implementation of the recommendations of the Pay Equity Task Force and amending another Act in consequence, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.

The debate continued.

At 6:27 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), 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. Ashfield (Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2009-2014 and of the Operating Budget for 2009-2010 of the Cape Breton Development Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-827-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:27 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 6:55 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).