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40th PARLIAMENT, 3rd SESSION

Journals

No. 94

Thursday, November 4, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from His Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
His Excellency the Governor General hereby transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (B) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2011 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Day (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (B), 2010-11". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-403-99.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, were deemed referred to the several Standing Committees of the House as follows:

(1) to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 40b and 45b

(2) to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Justice, Vote 45b

(3) to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 30b and 35b

(4) to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 5b, 15b, 40b, 45b, 50b, 55b, 65b, 80b and 90b

(5) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b

(6) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Environment, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b and 25b

(7) to the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Vote 5b

Finance, Votes 5b, 7b, L12b and 25b

(8) to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b

(9) to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 12b, 20b, 25b, L30b, L32b, 35b and 40b

(10) to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Privy Council Office, Vote 1b

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1b and 5b

Treasury Board, Votes 1b and 15b

(11) to the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 20b, 25b and 40b

(12) to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources and Skills Development, Vote 5b

(13) to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1b and 5b

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1b and 5b

Industry, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 25b, 30b, 35b, 40b, 50b, 55b, 65b, 70b, 75b, 80b, 90b, 95b and 105b

Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1b and 5b

(14) to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Justice, Votes 1b, 5b, 30b and 35b

(15) to the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and 20b

(16) to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Natural Resources, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b and 25b

(17) to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b, 30b, 40b, 45b, 50b, 55b and 60b

(18) to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Canadian Heritage, Vote 95b

(19) to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Privy Council Office, Vote 23b

Transport, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 25b, 40b, 55b, 60b, 70b, 75b and 80b

(20) to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Parliament, Vote 10b


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. 403-0854, 403-0883, 403-0906, 403-0920 and 403-0941 concerning veterans' affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-66-02;
— No. 403-0861 concerning the Parliament of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-98-01;
— No. 403-0874 concerning service medals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-33-03;
— No. 403-0927 concerning international agreements. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-95-02.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual offences against children), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 20th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Order 113(1), that the list of members for the Legislative Committee on Bill C-49 be as follows:

Members (11)

Paul Calandra
Olivia Chow
Rick Dykstra
Mark Holland
Dave MacKenzie
Maria Mourani
Robert Oliphant
Thierry St-Cyr
David Sweet
Justin Trudeau
Chris Warkentin

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 113(1), the report was deemed concurred in.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member from Toronto—Danforth, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-1030) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-1031);
— by Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1032);
— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning technological protection measures (No. 403-1033);
— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning bullying (No. 403-1034);
— by Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 403-1035);
— by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-1036);
— by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), one concerning health care services (No. 403-1037).
Business of Supply

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

Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, since the recent takeover bid for Potash Corporation raises concerns about the adequacy of the foreign investment review process under the Investment Canada Act (ICA), the Government of Canada should take immediate steps to amend the Investment Canada Act to ensure the views of those most directly affected by any takeover are considered, and any decision on whether a takeover delivers a “net benefit” to Canada is transparent by: (a) making public hearings a mandatory part of foreign investment review; (b) ensuring those hearings are open to all directly affected and expert witnesses they choose to call on their behalf; (c) ensuring all conditions attached to approval of a takeover be made public and be accompanied by equally transparent commitments to monitoring corporate performance on those conditions and appropriate and enforceable penalties for failure to live up to those conditions; (d) clarifying that a goal of the Act is to encourage foreign investment that brings new capital, creates new jobs, transfers new technology to this country, increases Canadian-based research and development, contributes to sustainable economic development and improves the lives of Canadian workers and their communities, and not foreign investment motivated simply by a desire to gain control of a strategic Canadian resource; and that the House express its opposition to the takeover of Potash Corporation by BHP.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, pursuant to the motion adopted earlier today by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, this House ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to take the strongest action possible to demand that the government of Iran permanently stay the execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and release her and her son; and that, furthermore, this House communicate its deep concern directly to the President of Iran.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), 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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), 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.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and a recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-47, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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

(Division No. 126 -- Vote no 126)
YEAS: 162, NAYS: 78

YEAS -- POUR

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

Clarke
Clement
Cummins
Davidson
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Demers
Desnoyers
Devolin
Dorion
Dreeshen
Dykstra
Faille
Fast
Finley
Flaherty
Fletcher
Gagnon
Galipeau
Gallant
Généreux
Glover
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Guay
Guergis
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hiebert
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)
Laframboise
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Lemieux
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)
Nadeau
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Connor
O'Neill-Gordon
Obhrai
Oda
Paillé (Hochelaga)
Paillé (Louis-Hébert)
Paradis
Payne
Petit
Poilievre
Pomerleau
Prentice
Preston
Raitt

Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Richards
Richardson
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Scheer
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sorenson
St-Cyr
Stanton
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: -- 162

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
Andrews
Angus
Atamanenko
Bagnell
Bélanger
Bevington
Byrne
Cannis
Charlton
Chow
Christopherson
Coderre
Comartin
Cotler
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
D'Amours
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)

Davies (Vancouver East)
Dewar
Dhaliwal
Dion
Donnelly
Dosanjh
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Easter
Folco
Fry
Garneau
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Hall Findlay
Harris (St. John's East)
Holland
Hughes
Jennings
Kennedy

Layton
LeBlanc
Lee
Malhi
Maloway
Marston
Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mathyssen
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Mendes
Mulcair
Murphy (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe)
Murphy (Charlottetown)
Murray
Neville
Pacetti
Patry

Pearson
Proulx
Rae
Rafferty
Regan
Rodriguez
Rota
Savoie
Scarpaleggia
Siksay
Silva
Simms
Simson
Stoffer
Thibeault
Valeriote
Wrzesnewskyj
Zarac

Total: -- 78

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Duceppe

Duncan (Vancouver Island North)

Paquette

Storseth

Total: -- 4

Accordingly, Bill C-47, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 4, 2010 and other measures, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Private Members' Business

At 5:56 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-576, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer).

Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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. Day (President of the Treasury Board) — Audit Report for the Office of the Auditor General for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 21(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-100-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)
— by Mr. Duncan (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency) — Biennial Report of the Cree-Naskapi Commission for the year 2010, pursuant to the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act, S.C. 1984, c. 18, sbs. 171(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-801-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
— by Mr. Duncan (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency) — Report of the First Nations Lands Advisory Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to section 41.2 of the Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management, as ratified by the First Nations Land Management Act, S.C. 1999, c. 24, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-862-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
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. Holder (London West), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 403-1038).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:56 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 7:07 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).