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

Journals

No. 46

Thursday, May 13, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "The Raitt Report", dated May 13, 2010, pursuant to section 28 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix to the Standing Orders. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-403-5.


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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 403-0225 concerning sources of energy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-46-02.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. Kent (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas)), Bill C-26, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements Act”.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Mr. Andrews (Avalon), Bill C-519, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (biweekly payment of benefits), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-520, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (luring a child outside Canada), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-521, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (means of communication for child luring), 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. Goodale (Wascana), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-0551);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0552) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0553);

— by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), one concerning euthanasia (No. 403-0554).


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-179 on the Order Paper.

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.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of 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.

Mr. Kent (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas)) for Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That 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, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, 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 second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-15, An Act respecting civil liability and compensation for damage in case of a nuclear incident.

Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) for Mr. Paradis (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), seconded by Mrs. Davidson (Sarnia—Lambton), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should encourage and assist provincial and territorial governments, the medical community and other groups to lessen the burden on Canada's health care system through: (a) an increased adoption of technological developments; (b) a better recognition of the changing roles of health care professionals and the needs of Canadians; and (c) a greater focus on strategies for healthy living and injury prevention. (Private Members' Business M-513)

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.

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) — Amended 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. 8562-403-827-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Bank of Canada for the year ended December 31, 2009, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-403-684-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

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 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).