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

Journals

No. 81

Monday, October 18, 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 third reading of Bill C-395, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (labour dispute).

Mr. André (Berthier—Maskinongé), seconded by Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 98, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Standing Order 79, the question was not put on the motion, the Order for third reading was discharged and the item was dropped from the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-28, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

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:

— No. 403-0782 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-37-05;

— Nos. 403-0785 to 403-0804 and 403-0821 concerning the situation in Israel. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-36-05;

— Nos. 403-0812, 403-0841 and 403-0857 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-15-08.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 17th Report of the Committee (testing of an electronic assistance voting device). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-102.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 24) was tabled.


Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Third Report of the Committee (participation of women in politics). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-103.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 28) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), Bill C-581, An Act respecting Status of Women 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. Gaudet (Montcalm), seconded by Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), Bill C-582, An Act to amend the National Housing Act (payment to provinces), 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 resolved, — That the 17th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, October 18, 2010, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Blais (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning wharfs and harbours (No. 403-0917);

— by Mr. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-0918);

— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning health care services (No. 403-0919);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 403-0920);

— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0921);

— by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-0922) and one concerning chemical products (No. 403-0923);

— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning the Copyright Act (No. 403-0924);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning passports (No. 403-0925).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-28, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications 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.

Accordingly, Bill C-28, An Act to promote the efficiency and adaptability of the Canadian economy by regulating certain activities that discourage reliance on electronic means of carrying out commercial activities, and to amend the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Act, the Competition Act, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Telecommunications 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 Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)) for Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Debate arose thereon.

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 of the National Capital Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-181-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, "Canada's Foreign Ownership Rules and Regulations in the Telecommunications Sector" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-80), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-403-80.

— by Mr. Merrifield (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of Marine Atlantic Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-1044-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Natural Resources) — Reports of the Department of Natural Resources 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. 8561-403-653-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-0926).

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.

Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Third Report of the Committee (participation of women in politics). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-103.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 28) was tabled.

Accordingly, at 6:38 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).