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

Journals

No. 95

Friday, November 5, 2010

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clement (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, was read the second time and referred to a legislative committee.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.

Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), 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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Kerr (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report 2009-2010 of the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-25.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. MacKenzie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — 2009 Annual Report on the RCMP's use of the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions pursuant to section 25.3 of the Criminal Code. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-26.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. MacKenzie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Correctional Investigator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20, s. 192. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-72-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


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. 403-0813 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-1-09.


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, — Document entitled "G-8 / G-20 Incremental Expenses by Department and Agency (as of October 28, 2010)". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-27.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Silva (Davenport), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), Bill C-590, An Act to designate the month of March as National Colorectal Cancer Month, 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. Silva (Davenport), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (home voting for seniors), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-592, An Act respecting former Canadian Forces 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 Ms. Leslie (Halifax), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-593, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, 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, in relation to its study on the next generation of fighter aircraft, six members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to Fort Worth, Texas, in November 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Search and Rescue Response times, 12 members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to St. John’s and Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador and Greenwood and Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the fall-winter of 2010-2011 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on free trade between Canada and the European Union, six members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to London, United Kingdom, Strasbourg, France and Rome, Italy, in November 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on free trade between Canada and the European Union, six members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to London, United Kingdom, Strasbourg, France and Budapest, Hungary, in November 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of violence against Aboriginal women, six members of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be authorized to travel to Vancouver and Williams Lake, British Columbia, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and Edmonton, Alberta, in the fall-winter of 2010-2011, that the Committee be authorized to permit the broadcasting of its proceedings and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of violence against Aboriginal women, six members of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women be authorized to travel to Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba and Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario, in the fall-winter of 2010-2011, that the Committee be authorized to permit the broadcasting of its proceedings and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of aquaculture in the Pacific Region, eight members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to Vancouver, Powell River, Campbell River and Brown’s Bay, British Columbia and Rochester, Washington, in the fall of 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of high speed rail in Canada, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be authorized to travel to La Pocatière, Quebec, in the fall of 2010 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Malo (Verchères—Les Patriotes), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-1039);

— by Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), one concerning unborn children (No. 403-1040);

— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), two concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 403-1041 and 403-1042);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning passports (No. 403-1043);

— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning health care services (No. 403-1044).


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-82 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 supplementary returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-349 — Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East) — With regard to the G8 Summit in Muskoka, what are the details of all contracts for goods or services relating to the G8 meetings, providing for each contract (i) the name of the contractor, (ii) a description of the goods or services provided, (iii) the value of the contract, (iv) whether or not there was an open bidding process for the contract? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-349-01.


Q-350 — Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Scarborough East) — With regard to the G20 Summit in Toronto, what are the details of all contracts for goods or services relating to the G20 meetings, providing for each contract (i) the name of the contractor, (ii) a description of the goods or services provided, (iii) the value of the contract, (iv) whether or not there was an open bidding process for the contract? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-350-01.


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-375 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to each sign for the government’s Economic Action Plan: (a) what project was the sign for; (b) what was the size of the sign; (c) on what date was the sign erected; (d) how did the government ensure the sign was erected; (e) did the sign need to be replaced for any reason (vandalism, theft, weather damage); and (f) who paid for the sign? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-375.


Q-384 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With regard to security at the G8 and G20 summits: (a) when did the government solicit proposals for security services leading up to the summits; (b) what companies submitted proposals; (c) what companies were awarded contracts; (d) what security contracts were sole-sourced; and (e) what were the total security related expenditures for the G8 and G20 summits? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-384.


Q-385 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With regard to the G8 and G20 security planning: (a) what was the chain of command for the Integrated Security Unit for these events; (b) what involvement or input did the Minister of Public Safety have in developing the G8 and G20 security plan; (c) what involvement or input did the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Privy Council Office (PCO) have in developing the G8 and G20 security plan; and (d) what interventions did the PMO, PCO or the Minister of Public Safety make during the execution of the G8 and G20 security plan? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-385.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (auto theft and trafficking in property obtained by crime), be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

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

Private Members' Business

At 1:10 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-568, An Act to amend the Statistics Act (mandatory long-form census).

Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), seconded by Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

Panel of Chairs

Pursuant to Standing Order 113(2), the Speaker appointed Mr. Scheer (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole), from the Panel of Chairs, Chair of the Legislative Committee on Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act.

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. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-1045);

— by Mrs. Block (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar), one concerning international forums (No. 403-1046).

Adjournment

At 2:10 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, November 15, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).