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

Journals

No. 43

Monday, May 10, 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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-389, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression).

Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act.

Mr. Van Loan (Minister of International Trade) for Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill S-3, An Act to implement conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Colombia, Greece and Turkey for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 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. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning immigration (No. 403-0504);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning the mining industry (No. 403-0505) and three concerning suicide prevention (Nos. 403-0506 to 403-0508);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0509) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0510);

— by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 403-0511);

— by Mr. Komarnicki (Souris—Moose Mountain), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-0512), one concerning gun control (No. 403-0513), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0514) and one concerning euthanasia (No. 403-0515);

— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning foreign ownership (No. 403-0516);

— by Mr. Richards (Wild Rose), four concerning sex offenders (Nos. 403-0517 to 403-0520).

Tabling of Documents

By unanimous consent, Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter to Mr. Paul Szabo (Mississauga South) from Ms. Suzanne Legault, Interim Information Commissioner, dated May 10, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-403-9.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), — That Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

The debate continued.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 6(2), a report recommending that Health Canada's Proposal to Parliament for User Fees and Service Standards for Human Drugs and Medical Devices Programs (Sessional Paper No. 8564-403-6-01) be adopted was deemed presented by the Standing Committee on Health.

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. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Agreements for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-475-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

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 6:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).