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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 151

Monday, September 24, 2012

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (kidnapping of young person), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights 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 and 2.

Group No. 1

Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-299, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing lines 11 to 15 on page 1 with the following:

“who commits the offence is

(i) a parent, guardian or person having the lawful care or charge of the person referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c), or

(ii) a person who, in the opinion of the court, occupies a position in relation to the person referred to in paragraph (1)(a), (b) or (c) that is substantially similar to the position occupied by a person referred to in subparagraph (i),

to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of five years; and”

Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-299, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 14 on page 1 with the following:

“paragraph, other than a parent who has been deprived of all parental rights in respect of the person referred to in that paragraph pursuant to a court order, to a minimum punishment of”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour) for Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

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

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Moore (Fundy Royal), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, "Canada's 150th Anniversary in 2017". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-128.

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. 6, 8 to 17, 19 to 22, 24 to 26, 32, 36 and 37) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), Bill C-443, An Act to establish a National Health and Fitness Day, 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. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), eight concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 411-1752 to 411-1759);
— by Mr. Cash (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 411-1760), one concerning transportation (No. 411-1761) and five concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 411-1762 to 411-1766);
— by Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1767);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1768);
— by Ms. Perreault (Montcalm), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1769);
— by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1770) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-1771);
— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1772);
— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 411-1773 and 411-1774);
— by Mrs. Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1775);
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning health care services (No. 411-1776);
— by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1777);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 411-1778);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning federal electoral districts (No. 411-1779);
— by Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1780) and one concerning the Katimavik program (No. 411-1781);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1782);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-1783) and one concerning telecommunications (No. 411-1784).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)), — That Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

The debate continued.

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) — Reports of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-328-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
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. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), four concerning funding aid (Nos. 411-1785 to 411-1788);
— by Ms. Findlay (Delta—Richmond East), one concerning official languages of Canada (No. 411-1789) and one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 411-1790);
— by Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-1791).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), 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 6:54 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).