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40th PARLIAMENT, 3rd SESSION

Journals

No. 44

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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. 403-0249, 403-0271, 403-0298, 403-0387 and 403-0413 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-37-03;
— No. 403-0250 concerning Leif Erickson. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-65-01;
— Nos. 403-0391, 403-0403 and 403-0467 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-63-02.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) for Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act and to make consequential amendments to 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.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-0521) and one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0522);
— by Mr. Kania (Brampton West), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 403-0523);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-0524), one concerning gun control (No. 403-0525) and one concerning health care services (No. 403-0526);
— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0527) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0528);
— by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), two concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 403-0529 and 403-0530).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-172 and Q-181 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-163 — Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga) — With respect to the use of the government-owned fleet of Challenger jets from January 2002 until January 2006 and for each use of the aircraft: (a) what are the names and titles of the passengers present on the flight manifest; (b) what were all the departure and arrival points of the aircraft; (c) who requested access to the fleet; (d) who authorized the flight; (e) what is the number of flying hours accumulated; and (f) what are the associated costs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-163.

Q-164 — Mr. Russell (Labrador) — With respect to Senators travelling with the Prime Minister or any other Minister of the Crown outside of Canada during the period of January 1, 2007 to March 25, 2010: (a) what are the names of all Senators who have travelled outside of Canada with the Prime Minister or any other Minister of the Crown; (b) what is the political party affiliation of each individual Senator; (c) to and from where did each Senator travel; (d) what were the dates of each trip; (e) what are the names of all Senators and spouses or partners who have travelled on airplanes operated by the government; (f) what was the total cost of each trip broken down by (i) air travel, (ii) accommodations, (iii) per diem, (iv) meals, (v) hospitality, (vi) other expenses; and (g) who paid all travel-related expenses in (f)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-164.
Business of Supply

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

Mr. Paquette (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec), moved, — That this House acknowledge that federalism cannot be renewed, since 20 years after the failure of the Meech Lake Accord, Quebec still does not have the power to choose three justices on the Supreme Court of Canada, or to opt out with compensation from federal programs in its areas of jurisdiction, nor does it have a real veto over constitutional amendments and its status as a nation still has not been recognized in the Canadian Constitution.

Debate arose thereon.

Interruption

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:25 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paquette (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec), in relation to the Business of Supply.

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.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker declared null and void the amendments to Clauses 1 and 2 of 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), as adopted by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and ordered that they be struck from the Bill as reported and that the Bill be reprinted.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paquette (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec), in relation to the Business of Supply.

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 Mr. Paquette (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec), in relation to the Business of Supply.

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 motion and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 48 -- Vote no 48)
YEAS: 44, NAYS: 232

YEAS -- POUR

André
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bigras
Blais
Bouchard
Brunelle
Cardin
Carrier
DeBellefeuille

Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dorion
Duceppe
Dufour
Faille
Freeman
Gagnon
Gaudet
Guay

Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Malo
Ménard

Mourani
Nadeau
Ouellet
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Paquette
Plamondon
Pomerleau
St-Cyr
Thi Lac
Vincent

Total: -- 44

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Anders
Anderson
Andrews
Angus
Armstrong
Arthur
Ashfield
Ashton
Atamanenko
Bagnell
Bains
Baird
Bélanger
Benoit
Bernier
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Byrne
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannis
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Charlton
Chong
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke
Clement
Coady
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crombie
Crowder
Cummins

Cuzner
D'Amours
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Donnelly
Dosanjh
Dreeshen
Dryden
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dykstra
Easter
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Foote
Fry
Galipeau
Gallant
Garneau
Généreux
Glover
Godin
Goldring
Goodale
Goodyear
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Holland
Hughes
Hyer
Jean
Jennings
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kania
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kennedy
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr

Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Layton
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Leslie
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacAulay
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Malhi
Maloway
Mark
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Mayes
McCallum
McColeman
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
McLeod
McTeague
Mendes
Menzies
Merrifield
Minna
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Oliphant
Pacetti
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Pearson
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Proulx

Rae
Rafferty
Raitt
Rajotte
Ratansi
Rathgeber
Regan
Reid
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Rodriguez
Rota
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Saxton
Scarpaleggia
Schellenberger
Shea
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Smith
Sorenson
Stanton
Stoffer
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Szabo
Thibeault
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Tonks
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Valeriote
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Volpe
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilfert
Wong
Woodworth
Wrzesnewskyj
Yelich
Young
Zarac

Total: -- 232

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Asselin
Bonsant

Bourgeois
Hawn

Komarnicki
Lemieux

Moore (Fundy Royal)
Roy

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:

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at the conclusion of today's debate on Bill C-501, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other Acts (pension protection), the question on the motion for second reading be deemed put and a recorded division be deemed to have been requested and deferred to Wednesday, May 26, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Private Members' Business

At 5:45 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), seconded by Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), — That Bill C-501, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and other Acts (pension protection), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, May 26, 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. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on Canada's activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-559-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— by Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolution on Eritrea (P.C. 2010-479 and SOR/JUS-612865), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-592-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2010-2011 to 2014-2015 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2010-2011 of the Standards Council of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-403-820-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
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 6:56 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).