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

Journals

No. 65

Thursday, June 17, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Commissioner of Lobbying for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 11. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-1017-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-15.


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. 403-0480 and 403-0487 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-78-01;

— No. 403-0481 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-11-04;

— No. 403-0486 concerning chemical products. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-44-03;

— No. 403-0492 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-30-05;

— No. 403-0493 concerning the situation in Sudan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-14-02;

— Nos. 403-0496, 403-0498, 403-0501, 403-0569 and 403-0583 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-22-03;

— Nos. 403-0504, 403-0531 and 403-0571 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-32-04;

— No. 403-0511 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-21-11;

— No. 403-0523 concerning the situation in Sri Lanka. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-79-01;

— Nos. 403-0570, 403-0574 and 403-0584 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-7-11;

— Nos. 403-0593 and 403-0594 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-35-09;

— Nos. 403-0633 and 403-0636 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-51-06.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities), seconded by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act, 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. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-43, An Act to enact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Labour Relations Modernization Act and to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police 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.

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 enact the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Labour Relations Modernization Act and to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Wilfert (Richmond Hill) presented the report of the joint Canadian delegation of the Canada-China Legislative Association and the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 14th Annual Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians' Conference on Environment and Development, held in Koror, Palau, from November 17 to 19, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-403-57-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bernier (Beauce), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Canada's Arctic Sovereignty". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-84.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 9, 10, 12 and 21) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), from the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Report on a Trip to Afghanistan". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-85.


Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the First Report of the Committee, "A Timely Tune-Up for the Living New Veterans Charter". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-86.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 and 4 to 19) was tabled.


Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Rights and Democracy: Moving Towards a Stronger Future". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-87.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 7 to 10, 23 and 24) was tabled.


Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the Second Report of the Committee, "Study and Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Concerning the Aboriginal Healing Foundation". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-88.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 13 to 16, 22 and 23) was tabled.


Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra), from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee, "Promoting Innovative Solutions to Health Human Resources Challenges". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-89.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 4 to 7, 16, 17, 19, 21 and 25) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Emerging and Digital Media: Opportunities and Challenges". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-90.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3, 4, 7 to 16 and 21) was tabled.


Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, "Retirement Income Security of Canadians". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-91.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2, 4 to 9, 11, 22 and 27) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Savoie (Victoria), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), Bill C-549, An Act to amend the National Housing Act (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's retained earnings), 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. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Bill C-550, An Act respecting the forgiveness of student loans for health professionals, 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. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), seconded by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), Bill C-551, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (committee members), 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 Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Mr. Savage (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), Bill C-552, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (representation of women), 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 Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), Bill C-553, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (special quarterly allowance), 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. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), Bill C-554, An Act to Protect Canadian Citizens Abroad, 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 Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-556, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (exception to inadmissibility), 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 Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-557, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeals), 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 Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-558, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (social condition), 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 Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-559, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (social condition), 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. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), seconded by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), Bill C-560, An Act respecting the locking of cellular telephones, 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. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), seconded by Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard), Bill C-561, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (mining activities), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, during the consideration of the Business of Supply on the last allotted day in the supply period ending June 23, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. the House shall proceed to the consideration of a motion or motions to concur in the Main Estimates, provided that, unless previously disposed of, a Member from each recognized party may speak for not more than ten minutes on the motion, after which the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put forthwith, without further debate or amendment, every question necessary to dispose of the opposition motion and forthwith thereafter put successively, without debate or amendment, every question necessary to dispose of the motion or motions to concur in the Main Estimates and the Supplementary Estimates (A), and, notwithstanding Standing Order 71, for the passage at all stages of any bill or bills based on the main or supplementary estimates.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That 11 members of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts be authorized to travel to Québec City, Quebec, to attend the Conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts, in August 2010, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, during its consideration of matters pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Standing Committee on Finance be authorized to adjourn from place to place within Canada and to permit the broadcasting of its proceedings thereon, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, on the one year anniversary of the fraudulent Iranian election, this House expresses its solidarity with the people of Iran; condemns the loss of life, beatings, and unjust imprisonment of those who peacefully protested; supports the democratic movement in Iran; welcomes the new United Nations (UN) sanctions against the Iranian regime; calls upon the regime to cease and desist from the illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions and international law; and expresses its hope that the Iranian people will soon live in peace, security and freedom.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. St-Cyr (Jeanne-Le Ber), one concerning pay equity (No. 403-0729);

— by Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 403-0730);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Canada Pension Plan (No. 403-0731);

— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the situation in Sudan (No. 403-0732);

— by Mr. Lévesque (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), one concerning forestry (No. 403-0733);

— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), two concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 403-0734 and 403-0735);

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-0736);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning immigration (No. 403-0737);

— by Mr. Kennedy (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning federal programs (No. 403-0738);

— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning federal programs (No. 403-0739) and one concerning the pension system (No. 403-0740);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning transportation (No. 403-0741) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 403-0742).


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-233, Q-235, Q-238, Q-239, Q-240, Q-248, Q-251 and Q-252 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-231 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With respect to training offered to members of the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces: (a) what mission-related training is offered on gender; (b) what mission-related training is offered on sexual and gender-based violence; (c) what mission-related training is offered on United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889; (d) what mission-related training is offered on the integration of local female civilian, military and police personnel in operations; (e) what mission-related training is offered on strategies to promote the meaningful participation of local women and their national organizations in civil-military relations; and (f) for the types of training mentioned in subquestions (a) to (e), (i) who administers the training, (ii) who has access to the training, (iii) for each course, how many hours of instruction are provided, (iv) which courses are mandatory and which are optional? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-231.


Q-232 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With regard to Canada's transfer of detainees to Afghan authorities, what are the names and positions of individuals who received the originals or copies of the following documents: KANDH-0029; KANDH-0032; IDR-0512; correspondence between Richard Colvin and CEFCOM-J9 and CEFCOM-J3 from August 21 to September 19, 2006; KBGR-0118; KBGR-0121; KBGR-0160; KBGR-0258; "Detainee Diplomatic Contingency Plan", approved by Margaret Bloodworth, National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, April 2007; KBGR-9261; KBGR-0263; KBGR-0265; KBGR-0267; KBGR-0269; KBGR-0271; May 3, 2007 unnumbered detainee report; May 4, 2007 additional unnumbered detainee report; KBGR-0274; KBGR-0275; KBGR-0291; KBGR-0292; June 21, 2007, KBGR on detainees; KBGR-0302; and KBGR-0321? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-232.


Q-234 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to nutrition in Canada: (a) does the government recognize good nutrition as a basic human right; (b) how is food insecurity defined by the government, and what factors are responsible for it in Canada; (c) what action, if any, has the government taken to address each of the factors as identified in the answer to (b); (d) what action, if any, has the government taken to promote nutrition in Canada and which specific populations have been targeted; (f) does Canada have a comprehensive initiative that aims to reduce undernutrition and hunger at the national scale and, if so, (i) what is it, and if not, (ii) why not; (g) what successes has the current government had in building on effective programs to reduce food insecurity, undernutrition and hunger, and what barriers has it had to overcome; (h) has the government facilitated communications between the provinces and territories concerning the best methods of improving infant, child and adolescent nutrition in Canada and, if so, (i) on what dates and what were the recommendations and, if not, (ii) why not; (i) what are the names of all food security, nutrition, hunger prevention, etc. stakeholders with whom the government meets; (j) what percentage of Canadian families seeks assistance from food banks, and how has this changed over the last 20 years; (k) what percentage of Canadian infants, children and adolescents require assistance from food banks to meet their nutritional needs, and are all their needs met; (l) what action, if any, has the government taken to address in particular the nutrition of pregnant women and children through two years of age; (m) what percentage of Canadian children and adolescents experience food insecurity or hunger, and how does this translate into numbers, how have these data changed over the last 20 years, and for what reasons; (n) has the government considered a national breakfast, lunch or snack program to help ensure that children and adolescents meet their nutritional needs; (o) how does the government define the categories overweight and obese, and what percentage of Canadian infants, children, and adolescents are overweight and obese; (p) how does socio-economic level impact overweight and obesity in Canadian infants, children, and adolescents; (q) what are the medical and psychological complications of child and adolescent overweight and obesity; (r) how has childhood overweight and obesity increased in Canada over the last 20 years, and what action, if any, has the current government taken to address the situation; (s) how has type 2 diabetes increased in Canadian children and adolescents over the last 20 years; (t) how many treatment centres for childhood and adolescent obesity exist in Canada, and has the government increased or decreased funding to these, and by what percentage; (u) what action, if any, has the government taken to expand the number of child obesity treatment centres; (v) what action, if any has the government taken to facilitate communications between the provinces and territories concerning successful overweight and obesity prevention and treatment programs, and replication of what is working well; (w) what action, if any, has the government taken to support research and evaluation of childhood overweight and obesity prevention, including behavioural, dietary, environmental, pharmacological, and physical activity approaches, and treatment initiatives; (x) what analysis, if any, has the government undertaken of nutrition programs in other jurisdictions, such as the United Kingdom and the United States; and (y) what consideration, if any, has been given to the Pennsylvania program that has led to more than 80 supermarkets being set up in unserved areas in the last five years? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-234.


Q-236 — Mr. Siksay (Burnaby—Douglas) — With regard to nuclear disarmament: (a) what official statements has the government made with reference to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s five point plan for nuclear disarmament; (b) what actions, if any, has the government taken to support this plan; and (c) what actions, if any, will the government take to start the preparatory work necessary for the negotiation of a nuclear weapons convention? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-236.


Q-247 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — With regard to the government’s $220 million contribution to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund: (a) how much of this money has been committed or spent to date; (b) how much of this money has been committed or sent to Canadian NGOs; (c) will the contributions of $40.92 million to the Canadian Red Cross Society and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, $2 million to Oxfam Quebec, $4.1 million to Save the Children, and $6.8 million to World Vision that the government has announced thus far be coming from the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund; (d) how much of this money has been committed or sent through bilateral or multilateral aid channels, for example, will the $8 million contribution to the World Bank to help cancel Haiti's debt come from the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund; (e) how much of the remaining money in the Fund will be made available to Canadian NGOs; (f) how do NGOs access this money; (g) what priorities guide CIDA's use of these funds; (h) how were these priorities established; and (i) did Canadian NGOs have any input in the process of determining these priorities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-247.


Q-249 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With regard to the Community Futures Program: (a) is Industry Canada still responsible for administering this program and, if so, which section or agency of Industry Canada is responsible for the administration of the program and its support of Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Northern Ontario; (b) currently, how many northern CFDCs are there in existence, and how much funding do they each receive; (c) are there any plans for additional northern CFCDs or reductions in the number of northern CFDCs and, if so, how many and where; (d) how many staff at Industry Canada have responsibilities related to the Community Futures Program overall; (e) to what departmental section, division, or agency are they assigned; (f) what is the organizational relationship between the Southern Ontario Development Agency and the Community Futures Program; (g) does the Southern Ontario Development Agency have any responsibilities as concerns northern CFDCs; (h) are there any plans to transfer responsibilities for northern CFDCs from FedNor to the Southern Ontario Development Agency; (i) are there any plans to transfer staff at FedNor, who are currently responsible for the Community Futures Program in Northern Ontario, to the Southern Ontario Development Agency; and (j) will the Community Futures Program be subject to the five per cent budgetary cut announced for Industry Canada and, (i) if so, on what basis would these cuts be made, (ii) if not, will the five per cent cut to Industry Canada's budget have any impact on the Community Futures Program and, if so, what kind of an impact? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-249.


Q-250 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With regard to FedNor: (a) what is the total staff complement for FedNor for each of its programs and in what locations, for the fiscal years 2006-2007 to 2009-2010 and currently; and (b) what are the staffing projections for FedNor for each of its programs, and in what locations, for 2010-2011? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-250.

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), moved, — That a special committee of the House be hereby established to undertake an immediate study of all relevant issues pertaining to prorogation, including the circumstances in which a request that Parliament be prorogued would be appropriate or inappropriate, and the nature of any rule changes (either by way of the Standing Orders or legislation or both) that may be necessary to avoid any future misuse of prorogation;

that, as part of this study, the committee take into account the specific proposals for new rules pertaining to prorogation offered by the Leader of the Opposition, including: (a) a requirement that the Prime Minister give Parliament written notice in advance of any request to prorogue, together with his/her reasons therefor; (b) a requirement that there be a debate in the House of Commons after any such notice is given, but before any request for prorogation is made; (c) a requirement that the express consent of the House of Commons be obtained at the conclusion of any such debate if (i) fewer than 12 months have passed since the last Speech from the Throne, (ii) the requested prorogation is for a period of more than 30 days, or (iii) an issue of confidence is outstanding before the House; and (d) a provision that allows committees of Parliament to continue to function during any prorogation; and

that the special committee report to the House no later than June 23, 2010.

Debate arose thereon.

Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended:

(a) by adding after the words “during any prorogation” in section (d) the following:

“that the special committee also take into account any report on prorogation that may be forthcoming from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and provide an analysis of the consequences of the use of prorogation as a device to avoid accountability or to silence voices that may wish to express disagreement with the government;

that the committee consist of 11 members which shall include five members from the government party, three members from the Official Opposition, two members from the Bloc Québécois and one member from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the Official Opposition;

that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders;

that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than June 23, 2010;

that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2)”; and

(b) by deleting the words “June 23, 2010” and substituting the following:

“November 2, 2010”.

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 ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security that it divide Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, into two bills, namely Bill C-23A, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act, and Bill C-23B, An Act to amend the Criminal Records Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts;

that Bill C-23A be composed of

(a) a clause that sets out the short title as Limiting Pardons for Serious Crimes Act;

(b) clause 9 of Bill C-23, amended

(i) to renumber subsection 4(1) as section 4;

(ii) to amend sections 4 and 4.1 as follows:

4. A person is ineligible to apply for a pardon until the following period has elapsed after the expiry according to law of any sentence, including a sentence of imprisonment, a period of probation and the payment of any fine, imposed for an offence:

(a) 10 years, in the case of a serious personal injury offence within the meaning of section 752 of the Criminal Code, including manslaughter, for which the applicant was sentenced to imprisonment for a period of two years or more or an offence referred to in Schedule 1 that was prosecuted by indictment, or five years in the case of any other offence prosecuted by indictment, an offence referred to in Schedule 1 that is punishable on summary conviction or an offence that is a service offence within the meaning of the National Defence Act for which the offender was punished by a fine of more than two thousand dollars, detention for more than six months, dismissal from Her Majesty’s service, imprisonment for more than six months or a punishment that is greater than imprisonment for less than two years in the scale of punishments set out in subsection 139(1) of that Act; or

(b) three years, in the case of an offence, other than one referred to in paragraph (a), that is punishable on summary conviction or that is a service offence within the meaning of the National Defence Act.

4.1 (1) The Board may grant a pardon for an offence if the Board is satisfied that

(a) the applicant, during the applicable period referred to in section 4, has been of good conduct and has not been convicted of an offence under an Act of Parliament; and

(b) in the case of an offence referred to in paragraph 4(a), granting the pardon at that time would provide a measurable benefit to the applicant, would sustain his or her rehabilitation in society as a law-abiding citizen and would not bring the administration of justice into disrepute.

(2) In the case of an offence referred to in paragraph 4(a), the applicant has the onus of satisfying the Board that the pardon would provide a measurable benefit to the applicant and would sustain his or her rehabilitation in society as a law-abiding citizen.

(3) In determining whether granting the pardon would bring the administration of justice into disrepute, the Board may consider

(a) the nature, gravity and duration of the offence;

(b) the circumstances surrounding the commission of the offence;

(c) information relating to the applicant’s criminal history and, in the case of a service offence within the meaning of the National Defence Act, to any service offence history of the applicant that is relevant to the application; and

(d) any factor that is prescribed by regulation.

(iii) to delete the remainder of clause 9 of Bill C-23;

(c) clause 10 of Bill C-23, amended

(i) to amend section 4.2 by

deleting paragraph (1)(a);

deleting the words “if the applicant is eligible” from paragraph (1)(b);

substituting pardon for record suspension in subsections (1) and (2); and

(ii) to delete the remainder of clause 10 of Bill C-23;

(d) clause 12 of Bill C-23, amended as follows:

Paragraph 5(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(a) is evidence of the fact that

(i) the Board, after making inquiries, was satisfied that the applicant for the pardon was of good conduct, and

(ii) the conviction in respect of which the pardon is granted should no longer reflect adversely on the applicant’s character; and

(e) clause 15 of Bill C-23, amended

i. to amend subsection 6.3(2) by substituting pardon for record suspension; and

ii. to delete the remainder of subclause 15(1) of Bill C-23;

(f) clause 22 of Bill C-23, amended

i. to delete subclause 22(1) of Bill C-23; and

ii. to delete paragraph 9.1(c.2) in subclause 22(2) of Bill C-23;

(g) clause 24 of Bill C-23, amended to renumber the schedule to the Criminal Records Act as Schedule 2;

(h) a clause that adds to the Criminal Records Act a Schedule 1 having the same content as Schedule 1 in the schedule to Bill C-23;

(i) clause 46 of Bill C-23, amended

(i) to delete the words “as though it were an application for a record suspension”; and

(ii) to replace the reference to subsection 47(1) with a reference to section 47;

(j) clause 47 of Bill C-23, amended

(i) to delete subsection (2); and

(ii) to renumber subsection 47(1) as 47;

that Bill C-23B be composed of

(a) clauses 1 to 23 of Bill C-23;

(b) clause 24 of Bill C-23, amended to provide that Schedule 2 to the Criminal Records Act is replaced by the schedule set out in the schedule to the Bill;

(c) clauses 25 to 48 of Bill C-23; and

(d) a schedule that includes a Schedule 2 having the same content as Schedule 2 in the schedule to Bill C-23;

that Bills C-23A and C-23B be printed; that the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel be authorized to make any technical changes or corrections as may be necessary to give effect to this motion; and that Bill-23A be deemed to have been reported from the Committee without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-40, An Act to establish National Seniors Day, shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Ambrose (Minister for Status of Women) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "A Summary by the Conservative Party of Canada Members of Parliament on the Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women's Report at the Conclusion of the Study regarding Maternal and Child Health". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-16.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker ruled that the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Thursday, June 10, 2010, was improperly before the House, that it be deemed withdrawn and that no subsequent proceeding may be taken in relation thereto.

Accordingly, the said Report was deemed withdrawn and the notice of motion for concurrence in this Report, standing in the name of the Member for Winnipeg Centre, was dropped from the Order Paper.

Presenting Reports from Committees

By unanimous consent, Ms. Ratansi (Don Valley East), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (question of privilege relating to Rahim Jaffer). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-92.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 11, 23, 25 and 26) was tabled.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the recorded division was deferred until the conclusion of the consideration of motions relating to the Estimates.


Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), moved, — That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

At 7:10 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), — That a special committee of the House be hereby established to undertake an immediate study of all relevant issues pertaining to prorogation, including the circumstances in which a request that Parliament be prorogued would be appropriate or inappropriate, and the nature of any rule changes (either by way of the Standing Orders or legislation or both) that may be necessary to avoid any future misuse of prorogation;

that, as part of this study, the committee take into account the specific proposals for new rules pertaining to prorogation offered by the Leader of the Opposition, including: (a) a requirement that the Prime Minister give Parliament written notice in advance of any request to prorogue, together with his/her reasons therefor; (b) a requirement that there be a debate in the House of Commons after any such notice is given, but before any request for prorogation is made; (c) a requirement that the express consent of the House of Commons be obtained at the conclusion of any such debate if (i) fewer than 12 months have passed since the last Speech from the Throne, (ii) the requested prorogation is for a period of more than 30 days, or (iii) an issue of confidence is outstanding before the House; and (d) a provision that allows committees of Parliament to continue to function during any prorogation; and

that the special committee report to the House no later than June 23, 2010.

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), — That the motion be amended:

(a) by adding after the words “during any prorogation” in section (d) the following:

“that the special committee also take into account any report on prorogation that may be forthcoming from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and provide an analysis of the consequences of the use of prorogation as a device to avoid accountability or to silence voices that may wish to express disagreement with the government;

that the committee consist of 11 members which shall include five members from the government party, three members from the Official Opposition, two members from the Bloc Québécois and one member from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the Official Opposition;

that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders;

that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than June 23, 2010;

that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2)”; and

(b) by deleting the words “June 23, 2010” and substituting the following:

“November 2, 2010”.

The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 77 -- Vote no 77)
YEAS: 98, NAYS: 141

YEAS -- POUR

André
Andrews
Asselin
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bevilacqua
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Coady
Crombie
Cuzner
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers

Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Gaudet
Goodale
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Holland
Jennings
Kania
Kennedy

Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
LeBlanc
Lemay
Lessard
Lévesque
Malhi
Malo
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Oliphant
Ouellet
Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Paquette
Patry

Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Ratansi
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Silva
Simms
St-Cyr
Szabo
Thi Lac
Tonks
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac

Total: -- 98

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Arthur
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke

Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent

Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber

Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young

Total: -- 141

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(18), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer).

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 78 -- Vote no 78)
YEAS: 50, NAYS: 189

YEAS -- POUR

Andrews
Bevilacqua
Brison
Byrne
Cannis
Coady
Crombie
Cuzner
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duncan (Etobicoke North)

Easter
Eyking
Foote
Fry
Goodale
Hall Findlay
Holland
Jennings
Kania
Kennedy
LeBlanc
Malhi
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)

Mendes
Minna
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Oliphant
Pacetti
Patry
Proulx
Rae
Ratansi
Rota
Russell
Savage

Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Silva
Simms
Szabo
Tonks
Valeriote
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac

Total: -- 50

NAYS -- CONTRE

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
André
Armstrong
Arthur
Asselin
Bachand
Baird
Beaudin
Bellavance
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Bigras
Blackburn
Blais
Blaney
Block
Bonsant
Bouchard
Boucher
Boughen
Bourgeois
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Brunelle
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Cardin
Carrie
Carrier
Casson
Chong

Clarke
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
DeBellefeuille
Dechert
Del Mastro
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Devolin
Dorion
Dreeshen
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Faille
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Freeman
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Gaudet
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)

Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Laforest
Laframboise
Lake
Lalonde
Lauzon
Lavallée
Lebel
Lemay
Lemieux
Lessard
Lévesque
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Malo
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Ménard
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Mourani
Nadeau
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Ouellet
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Paquette
Payne
Petit

Plamondon
Poilievre
Pomerleau
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Roy
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sorenson
St-Cyr
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thi Lac
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Vincent
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young

Total: -- 189


The House proceeded to the putting of the question on the motion of Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), — That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.

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

(Division No. 79 -- Vote no 79)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131

YEAS -- POUR

Abbott
Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albrecht
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Arthur
Baird
Benoit
Bernier
Bezan
Blackburn
Blaney
Block
Boucher
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Cadman
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country)
Cannon (Pontiac)
Carrie
Casson
Chong
Clarke

Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
Hill
Hoback
Hoeppner
Holder
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent

Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunn
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Prentice
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber

Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Thompson
Tilson
Toews
Trost
Tweed
Uppal
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Verner
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young

Total: -- 141

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
André
Andrews
Angus
Ashton
Asselin
Atamanenko
Bachand
Beaudin
Bellavance
Bevilacqua
Bevington
Bigras
Blais
Bonsant
Bouchard
Bourgeois
Brison
Brunelle
Byrne
Cannis
Cardin
Carrier
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coady
Comartin
Crombie
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)

Davies (Vancouver East)
DeBellefeuille
Demers
Deschamps
Desnoyers
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dhalla
Donnelly
Dorion
Dosanjh
Dryden
Duceppe
Dufour
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Eyking
Faille
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Gagnon
Gaudet
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Guay
Guimond (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques)
Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord)
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland

Hughes
Hyer
Jennings
Julian
Kania
Kennedy
Laforest
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lavallée
Layton
LeBlanc
Lemay
Leslie
Lessard
Lévesque
Malhi
Malo
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Sault Ste. Marie)
Masse
Mathyssen
Ménard
Mendes
Minna
Mourani
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Nadeau
Oliphant
Ouellet

Pacetti
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Paquette
Patry
Plamondon
Pomerleau
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Ratansi
Rota
Roy
Russell
Savage
Savoie
Sgro
Siksay
Silva
Simms
St-Cyr
Stoffer
Szabo
Thi Lac
Thibeault
Tonks
Valeriote
Vincent
Volpe
Wilfert
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac

Total: -- 131

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-44, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2011, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

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

(Division No. 80 -- Vote no 80)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Accordingly, Bill C-44, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2011, was read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

The Committee considered the Bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

(Division No. 81 -- Vote no 81)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 82 -- Vote no 82)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, be concurred in.

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

(Division No. 83 -- Vote no 83)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-45, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2011, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

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

(Division No. 84 -- Vote no 84)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Accordingly, Bill C-45, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2011, was read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

The Committee considered the Bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

(Division No. 85 -- Vote no 85)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 86 -- Vote no 86)
YEAS: 141, NAYS: 131
(See list under Division No. 79)

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 20, 2010, provided that, for the purposes of Standing Order 28, it shall be deemed to have sat on Friday, June 18, Monday, June 21, Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 23, 2010.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (minimum sentence for offences involving trafficking of persons under the age of eighteen years), without amendment.

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 the Speaker — Reports of the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, 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. 8561-403-931-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — Report on transportation in Canada for the year 2009, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 52(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-79-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Baird (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities) — G20 2010 Interim Order Respecting the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (Into, Through or Within a Controlled Access Zone) (JUS-10000-1184), dated June 17, 2010, pursuant to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, S.C. 1992, c. 9, s. 27.6 . — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-1031-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, 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. 8561-403-528-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Second Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, "Recruitment and Retention in the Canadian Forces" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-23), presented to the House on Wednesday, March 31, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-403-23.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning the situation in Sri Lanka (No. 403-0743) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 403-0744);

— by Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt), nine concerning funding aid (Nos. 403-0745 to 403-0753);

— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), two concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 403-0754 and 403-0757), one concerning the income tax system (No. 403-0755), one concerning China (No. 403-0756) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-0758);

— by Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning the Divorce Act (No. 403-0759).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 8:06 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 8:22 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, September 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today and to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).