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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 126

Thursday, May 17, 2012

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. Clement (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
His Excellency the Governor General hereby transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (A) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2013 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2012-13" (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-198.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, 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 1a and 10a

(2) To the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1a, 10a, 20a, 25a and 30a

(3) To the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 50a and 55a

(4) To the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Vote 1a

(5) To the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

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

(6) To the Standing Committee on Finance

Finance, Votes 1a and 30a

(7) To the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1a and 10a

(8) To the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 25a and 30a

(9) To the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Privy Council, Vote 1a

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1a, 5a, 20a and 25a

Treasury Board, Votes 1a and 30a

(10) To the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1a, 10a and 25a

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

Human Resources and Skills Development, Votes 1a and 5a

(12) To the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Industry, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 25a, 55a, 75a, 80a, 90a, 95a and 100a

(13) To the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Votes 1a, 10a and 20a

(14) To the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Natural Resources, Votes 1a, 5a and 15a

(15) To the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 15a, 45a, 60a and 65a

(16) To the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Human Resources and Skills Development, Vote 30a

(17) To the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Vote 55a

Transport, Votes 1a, 10a and 60a


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. 411-0820 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-44-08;
— Nos. 411-0824 and 411-0825 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-34-15;
— Nos. 411-0912 and 411-0970 concerning telecommunications. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-69-05.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Kerr (West Nova), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, "Improving Services to Improve Quality of Life for Veterans and Their Families". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-99.

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. 14, 15, 19 to 21 and 23 to 33) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Butt (Mississauga—Streetsville), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1106);
— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), five concerning Old Age Security benefits (Nos. 411-1107 to 411-1111);
— by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-1112);
— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning funding aid (No. 411-1113);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-1114);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning China (No. 411-1115) and one concerning the democratic process (No. 411-1116);
— by Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), one concerning horse meat (No. 411-1117).

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-577 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 return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-576 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — With respect to tax returns filed with the Canada Revenue Agency, for each tax year between 2006 and 2011: (a) what is the total number of tax returns filed, broken down by tax year, by (i) individuals, (ii) corporations; (b) for the answer to part (a)(i) and (a)(ii), what is the total number of tax returns filed by (i) individuals who have been reassessed, broken down by tax year, (ii) corporations that have been reassessed, broken down by tax year; (c) for the answer to part (b)(i), of the total number of tax returns filed by individuals who have been reassessed, (i) what is the total number of individuals who received a refund, broken down by tax year, (ii) what is the total number of individuals who had a change to their tax payable and were required to repay an amount or had a balance due, broken down by tax year; (d) for the answer to part (b)(ii), of the total number of tax returns filed by corporations that were reassessed, (i) what is the total number of corporations that received a refund, broken down by tax year, (ii) what is the total number of corporations that had a change to their tax payable and were required to repay an amount or had a balance due, broken down by tax year; (e) for the answer to part (c)(i), broken down by tax year, (i) what is the total monetary amount refunded to individuals, (ii) was interest applied on the amounts refunded, (iii) what was the total monetary amount of interest refunded, (iv) what was the interest rate applied to the refunds; (f) for the answer to part (d)(i), broken down by tax year, (i) what is the total monetary amount refunded to corporations, (ii) was interest applied on the amounts refunded, (iii) what was the total monetary amount of interest refunded, (iv) what was the interest rate applied to the refunds; (g) for the answer to part (c)(ii), broken down by tax year, (i) what is the total monetary amount of tax payable repaid by individuals due to a reassessment, (ii) was interest applied to the balance due, (iii) what was the total monetary amount of interest collected from the repayments, (iv) what was the interest rate applied to the balance due; (h) for the answer to part (d)(ii), broken down by tax year, (i) what is the total monetary amount of tax payable repaid by corporations due to a reassessment, (ii) was interest applied to the balance due, (iii) what was the total monetary amount of interest collected from the repayments, (iv) what was the interest rate applied to the balance due; (i) for the answer to part (c)(i) and (d)(i), when was the notice of the reassessment of tax returns, which resulted in a new amount refunded, sent to (i) individuals, broken down by tax year and by month, (ii) corporations, broken down by tax year and by month; and (j) for the answer to part (c)(ii) and (d)(ii), when was the notice of the reassessment of tax returns, which resulted in a new amount due of taxes payable, sent to (i) individuals, broken down by tax year and by month, (ii) corporations, broken down by tax year and by month? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-576.
Government Orders

The Order was read for the 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.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 1.

Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-25 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Debate arose on Motion No. 1.

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, May 28, 2012, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 5, 8 to 11, 13 to 18, 20, 21, 23, 25 to 27, 33, 36, 46, 48 to 54, 57 to 70, 73 to 79, 82 to 99 and 104 to 109.

Group No. 2 — Motions Nos. 6, 7, 55, 56, 71, 72, 80, 81 and 100 to 103.

Group No. 3 -- Motions Nos. 28, 29, 32, 38, 41 and 43 to 45.

Group No. 1

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 2.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 3.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 4.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 5.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 8, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 7.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 9, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 8.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 10, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 9.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 11, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 10.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 13, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 11.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 14, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 12.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 15, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 13.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 16, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 14.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 17, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 15.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 18, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 16.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 20, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 17.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 21, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 18.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 23, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 19.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 25, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 20.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 26, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 21.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 27, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 22.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 33, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 24.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 36, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 25.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 46, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 28.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 48, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 29.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 49, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 30.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 50, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 31.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 51, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 32.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 52, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 33.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 53, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 34.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 54, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 35.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 57, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 37.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 58, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 38.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 59, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 39.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 60, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 40.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 61, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 41.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 62, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 42.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 63, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 43.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 64, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 44.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 65, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 45.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 66, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 46.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 67, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 47.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 68, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 48.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 69, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 49.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 70, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 50.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 73, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 52.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 74, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 53.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 75, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 54.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 76, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 55.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 77, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 56.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 78, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 57.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 79, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 58.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 82, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 60.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 83, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 61.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 84, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 62.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 85, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 63.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 86, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 64.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 87, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 65.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 88, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 66.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 89, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 67.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 90, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 68.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 91, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 69.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 92, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 70.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 93, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 71.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 94, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 72.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 95, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 73.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 96, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 74.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 97, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 75.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 98, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 76.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 99, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 77.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 104, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 80.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 105, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 81.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 106, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 82.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 107, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 83.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 108, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 84.

Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved Motion No. 109, — That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 85.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on May 17, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 5, 8 to 11, 13 to 18, 20, 21, 23, 25 to 27, 33, 36, 46, 48 to 54, 57 to 70, 73 to 79, 82 to 99 and 104 to 109).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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 at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 5, 8 to 11, 13 to 18, 20, 21, 23, 25 to 27, 33, 36, 46, 48 to 54, 57 to 70, 73 to 79, 82 to 99 and 104 to 109).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), seconded by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) formally recognize the responsibility of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces with regard to the contamination of the groundwater which is the source of drinking water for multiple homes in the residential area of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, residential areas of the municipality of Shannon, and numerous public institutions, due to the use of chlorinated solvents for several decades, including trichloroethylene (TCE); (b) take over the efforts of the Shannon Citizens Committee to monitor filtration systems in place for those dealing with the contamination of drinking water, and include the Committee in any environmental efforts undertaken; and (c) commit to (i) notify all persons employed at CFB Valcartier or who have lived in the residential quarters of the Base for the years during which the contamination took place, (ii) quickly clean up the affected sites, (iii) compensate victims of TCE contamination. (Private Members' Business M-273)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Lebel (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) — Report of the review of the provisions and operation of the International Bridges and Tunnels Act, pursuant to the International Bridges and Tunnels Act, S.C. 2007, c. 1, s. 56. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1064-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Report of the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission for the year 2011, pursuant to the Judges Act, R.S. 1985, c. J-1, sbs. 26(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-578-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2011, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-42-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2011, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-433-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2011, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-434-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2011, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-523-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of Farm Credit Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-647-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
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 Ms. Laverdière (Laurier-Sainte-Marie), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-1118) and one concerning China (No. 411-1119).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:28 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 6:59 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).