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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 (No. 106)


Orders of the Day

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

Address Debate — maximum of 6 appointed days, pursuant to Standing Order 50(1).
Days to be appointed — 6 days.
June 3, 2011 — Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs. Ambler (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Gourde (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec), — That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

June 3, 2011 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.
Supply period ending June 23, 2012 — maximum of 8 allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(a).
Days to be allotted — 8 days in current period.

Opposition Motions
February 23, 2012 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — That the House recognize that the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada is a vital national resource, which connects all Canadians to our culture, politics, and Canadian identity in both official languages, while showcasing and celebrating the great diversity that exists within our borders, and this House calls on the government to: (a) pledge continued support for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada now and in the future; and (b) provide all the resources the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Radio-Canada requires to fully implement its strategic plan.

February 23, 2012 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — That the House call on the government to restart the process to replace the CF-18 to ensure that Canada selects the best fighter aircraft for its needs, at the lowest price and with the most advantageous guaranteed industrial and regional benefits, and specifically to: (a) define and publish its specific national and international mission requirements based on Canadian national defence and foreign policy objectives; (b) define the performance requirements of the replacement fighter jet; (c) proceed with an open and transparent competition; and (d) select the best aircraft based on mission performance, acquisition and lifecycle costs, and guaranteed industrial and regional benefits.

February 23, 2012 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — That the House call on the government to immediately adopt legislation to block the bulk export of Canada's water to the United States, and elsewhere, by prohibiting the bulk transfer of water between major drainage basins within Canada.

February 23, 2012 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That, given Canada is a signatory to the 1992 World Declaration on Nutrition, which states that access to nutritionally adequate and safe food is a right of each individual, the House call on the government to: (a) accept the principle that Canada’s children and adolescents are entitled to nutritious food regardless of where they live or their family’s income; (b) initiate discussions with provincial and territorial governments to a develop pan-Canadian school nutrition initiative; and (c) fully fund on-reserve aboriginal student meals.

February 23, 2012 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — That, the House accepts the findings of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, who, along with several other leading economists, have concluded that the current Old Age Security (OAS) program is already sustainable in the long-term, and accordingly the House calls on the government to abandon its misguided plans to raise the age of eligibility for OAS from 65-67.

Ways and Means

No. 2 — June 6, 2011 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-2, tabled on Monday, June 6, 2011.
No. 3 — June 6, 2011 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001 and the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-3, tabled on Monday, June 6, 2011.
No. 7 — April 3, 2012 — Resuming debate on the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government.
Budget debate — maximum of 4 days, pursuant to Standing Order 84(2).
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 — 4th and final day.
Voting — not later than 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government business, pursuant to Standing Order 84(6).
No. 8 — March 29, 2012 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-9, tabled on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
No. 9 — March 29, 2012 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-10, tabled on Thursday, March 29, 2012.
No. 10 — March 29, 2012 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Customs Tariff. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-11, tabled on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-4 — October 3, 2011 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security;

And of the amendment of Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Marine Transportation Security Act, since the bill fails to achieve its stated principle of cracking down on human smugglers and instead targets legitimate refugee claimants and refugees, and because it expands the Minister’s discretion in a manner that is overly broad and not limited to the mass arrival situation that supposedly inspired the introduction of this legislation, and because it presents an imprisonment scheme that violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protections against arbitrary detention and prompt review of detention, and because its provisions also violate international obligations relating to refugees and respecting the treatment of persons seeking protection.”.

C-5R — June 16, 2011 — The Minister of Labour — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-5, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations.
C-7 — February 27, 2012 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Uppal (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), — That Bill C-7, An Act respecting the selection of senators and amending the Constitution Act, 1867 in respect of Senate term limits, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
C-11 — March 15, 2012 — The Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, as reported by the Legislative Committee on Bill C-11 with amendments.
Committee Report — presented on Thursday, March 15, 2012, Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-64.
Report stage motions — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
C-12 — September 29, 2011 — The Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
C-14R — November 24, 2011 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), — That Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act and the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
C-15R — March 29, 2012 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence.
C-17 — October 17, 2011 — The Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act.
C-21 — December 8, 2011 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Uppal (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (accountability with respect to political loans), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
C-24R — March 29, 2012 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Fast (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), seconded by Mr. Uppal (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), — That Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade;

And of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour), seconded by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), — That this question be now put.

C-25 — March 7, 2012 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance without amendment.
Committee Report — presented on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-48.
Report stage motion — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
C-26 — March 12, 2012 — The Minister of Justice — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.
Committee Report — presented on Monday, March 12, 2012, Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-55.
Report stage motion — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
C-27 — November 23, 2011 — The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-27, An Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations.
C-28R — March 2, 2012 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Goodyear (Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)), — That Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the motion of Mr. Jean (Fort McMurray—Athabasca), seconded by Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest), — That this question be now put.

C-30R — February 14, 2012 — The Minister of Public Safety — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-30, An Act to enact the Investigating and Preventing Criminal Electronic Communications Act and to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts.
Application of Standing Order 73(1) — House informed of intention to refer the Bill to Committee before second reading.
Voting — not later than the expiry of the 5 hours provided for debate.
C-31R — March 26, 2012 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration;

And of the amendment of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mrs. Sellah (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), — That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, because it: (a) places an unacceptable level of arbitrary power in the hands of the Minister; (b) allows for the indiscriminate designation and subsequent imprisonment of bone fide refugees for up to one year without review; (c) places the status of thousands of refugees and permanent residents in jeopardy; (d) punishes bone fide refugees, including children, by imposing penalties based on mode of entry to Canada; (e) creates a two-tiered refugee system that denies many applicants access to an appeals mechanism; and (f) violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and two international conventions to which Canada is signatory.”.

Voting — not later than 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, pursuant to Order made Monday, March 12, 2012, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3).
C-32 — February 17, 2012 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Civil Marriage Act.
C-36 — March 15, 2012 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elder abuse).

Government Bills (Senate)

S-2 — December 8, 2011 — The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves.
S-4 — March 13, 2012 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Lebel (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities;

And of the motion of Mr. Toet (Elmwood—Transcona), seconded by Mr. Brown (Barrie), — That this question be now put.

Government Business

No. 2 — June 16, 2011 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations, shall be disposed of as follows: (a) commencing when the said bill is read a first time and concluding when the said bill is read a third time, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a Minister of the Crown; (b) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting; (c) after being read a second time, the said bill shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole; and (d) during consideration of the said bill, no division shall be deferred.
Closure — notice given Thursday, June 16, 2011, pursuant to Standing Order 57.
No. 4 — September 19, 2011 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the resumption and protection of air service operations, shall be disposed of as follows:

(a) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting;

(b) not more than two hours shall be allotted for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said bill, following the adoption of this Order;

(c) when the bill has been read a second time, it shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole;

(d) not more than one hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the Committee of the Whole stage of the said bill;

(e) not more than one half hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said bill, provided that no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes at a time during the said stage and that no period for questions and comments be permitted following each Member’s speech;

(f) at the expiry of the times provided for in this Order, any proceedings before the House or the Committee of the Whole shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the stage, then under consideration, of the said bill shall be put and disposed of forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, and no division shall be deferred;

(g) no motion to adjourn the House may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown;

(h) no motion to adjourn the debate at any stage of the said bill may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown; and

(i) during the consideration of the said bill in the Committee of the Whole, no motions that the Committee rise or that the Committee report progress may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown.

No. 8 — November 14, 2011 — Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), — That the report of the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in relation to the former Member for Simcoe—Grey, presented by the Speaker on Monday, September 19, 2011, be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and that the Committee study the report with a view to further investigate the Commissioner’s findings in order to resolve outstanding questions; and that the Committee report its findings to the House no later than six months after the adoption of this motion.
Debate — 1 hour and 41 minutes remaining, pursuant to section 28(11) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.
Voting — not later than the expiry of the time provided for debate.

R Recommended by the Governor General