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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 114

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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:

— Nos. 411-0713 and 411-0803 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-74-04;
— No. 411-0714 concerning poverty. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-46-07;
— No. 411-0767 concerning Fiji. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-11-06;
— Nos. 411-0772 and 411-0773 concerning human trafficking. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-51-06;
— No. 411-0790 concerning the elderly. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-54-04.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Abuse of Older Women". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-88.

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. 4 to 9, 11, 12, 17, 21, 24 to 26 and 29) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), Bill C-419, An Act respecting language skills, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 411-0929);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning abortion (No. 411-0930);
— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning poverty (No. 411-0931);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the democratic process (No. 411-0932) and one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 411-0933).
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 C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons), 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.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities without amendment.

Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for 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. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), 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), Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State) for 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. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), 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.

Government Orders

The House resumed 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. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), — 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 third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Pursuant to Standing Order 135(2), the Bill was deemed read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Government Orders

The House resumed 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. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), — 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 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 5:25 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-394, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (criminal organization recruitment).

Mr. Gill (Brampton—Springdale), seconded by Mr. Albas (Okanagan—Coquihalla), 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 the Prime Minister — Report of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "127" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-376-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 3(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-322-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2011, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-7, s. 133. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-188-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the administration of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act for the year 2011, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-455-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year 2011, pursuant to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, S.C. 2002, c. 23, s. 19.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-808-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
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 Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning poverty (No. 411-0934);
— by Mr. Leef (Yukon), one concerning the federal public service (No. 411-0935).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:26 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 6:57 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).