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

Journals

No. 86

Monday, October 25, 2010

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, in the Province of Quebec, by reason of the resignation of Mr. Jean-Yves Roy, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, Friday, October 22, 2010, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

Private Members' Business

At 11:02 a.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. Richardson (Calgary Centre), seconded by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that improved competitiveness will continue to stimulate economic growth and create jobs for Canadians; and (b) continue to diversify and expand markets for Canadian goods and services by encouraging investment in Canada through lower corporate tax rates, maintaining a stable economy and the signing of free trade agreements. (Private Members' Business M-518)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 27, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), — That Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology with amendments.

Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Volpe (Eglinton—Lawrence), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 19th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 5, Acquiring Military Vehicles for Use in Afghanistan, of the Fall 2009 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-110.

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. 6, 9, 11 and 26) was tabled.


Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Wellington), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-473, An Act to protect insignia of military orders, decorations and medals of cultural significance for future generations, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-111.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 20, 23 and 24) was tabled.


Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-22, An Act respecting the mandatory reporting of Internet child pornography by persons who provide an Internet service, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-112.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 29 and 30) was tabled.


Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-429, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-113.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 31) was tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(3), the motion to concur in the Report was deemed moved, the question deemed put and a recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, October 27, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 13)


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-584, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (plastic bags), 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. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-585, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (CPP payments), 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. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning passports (No. 403-0962);

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-0963) and one concerning transportation (No. 403-0964);

— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-0965);

— by Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-0966);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), two concerning suicide prevention (Nos. 403-0967 and 403-0968) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-0969);

— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-0970) and one concerning horse meat (No. 403-0971).

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker declared null and void the amendment to Clause 2, the amendment to Clause 7 amending lines 12 and 13 on page 3 and the amendment to Clause 8 amending lines 14 to 16 on page 3 in Bill C-442, An Act to establish a National Holocaust Monument, as adopted by the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and ordered that they be struck from the Bill as reported and that the Bill be reprinted.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), — That Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

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 the National Parole Board User Fees Proposal relating to pardon applications (Sessional Paper No. 8564-403-7-01) be approved was deemed presented by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.


Pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 6(2), a report recommending that the Department of Industry User Fee Proposal for Services under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (Sessional Paper No. 8564-403-1-01) be approved was deemed presented by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Report of the Security Intelligence Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-23, s. 53. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-31-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

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 Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-0972).

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 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).