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

Journals

No. 99

Thursday, November 18, 2010

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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. 403-0862 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-84-02;

— Nos. 403-0863 and 403-0871 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-1-11;

— Nos. 403-0864 to 403-0866 concerning veterans' affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-66-04;

— No. 403-0867 concerning the Canada Pension Plan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-92-03;

— No. 403-0877 concerning Afghanistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-55-03;

— Nos. 403-0886, 403-0904, 403-0912, 403-0925, 403-0928, 403-0946, 403-0951, 403-0957, 403-0962, 403-0983, 403-0988, 403-1000, 403-1010, 403-1015, 403-1029 and 403-1043 concerning passports. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-96-02;

— No. 403-0923 concerning chemical products. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-44-05;

— No. 403-0933 concerning the issuing of visas. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-61-03;

— No. 403-0960 concerning Iran. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-10-06;

— No. 403-1030 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-15-09.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 21st 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-32 be as follows:

Members (11)

Charlie Angus
Kelly Block
Sylvie Boucher
Peter Braid
Serge Cardin
Dean Del Mastro
Marc Garneau
Mike Lake
Carole Lavallée
Dan McTeague
Pablo Rodriguez

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.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), Bill C-596, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (conduct and speech of members), 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, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member from Beauséjour, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, November 23, 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. Bernier (Beauce), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-1087);

— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 403-1088);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning the Canada Pension Plan (No. 403-1089);

— by Mr. Guimond (Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1090);

— by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1091);

— by Mr. Richardson (Calgary Centre), one concerning horse meat (No. 403-1092);

— by Mr. Maloway (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning passports (No. 403-1093).


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-411 on the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

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

Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government's decision to purchase the F-35 stealth fighter jets without holding an open competition will cost Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars at a time of unprecedented deficits and will create fewer jobs in the Canadian aerospace industry than would be guaranteed through an open competition and therefore the House calls on the government to immediately cancel their plan to spend $16 billion through an untendered, uncompetitive process while there is still no penalty to do so and instead commit to holding an open competition to replace the CF-18s based on clear and publicly disclosed foreign and defence policy requirements.

Debate arose thereon.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on November 18, 2010, at 9:10 a.m., His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), 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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act, be deemed read a third time and passed.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer), 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 23, 2010, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), — That Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Ouellet (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Lessard (Chambly—Borduas), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, be not now read a third time but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities for the purpose of reconsidering Clauses 3 and 4, or to add new clauses, with a view of clarifying the role of provinces, specifically Quebec, within the jurisdiction of the Bill.”.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, November 24, 2010, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17, sbs. 71(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-802-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:09 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).