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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 16

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts”.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-0042);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the Canadian Wheat Board (No. 411-0043).

Government Orders

The House resumed 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 of 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”.

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 resolved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, be presented and concurred in.

Accordingly, Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Second Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Blaine Calkins for Russ Hiebert

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Andrew Cash for Charlie Angus

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Irene Mathyssen for Nycole Turmel

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

Devinder Shory for Maurice Vellacott

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Lee Richardson for Rob Anders

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Brad Trost for Jay Aspin

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Jay Aspin for Brad Trost

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Mark Adler for Lee Richardson

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Rob Anders for Devinder Shory

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Peter Julian
Mathieu Ravignat

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Mylène Freeman

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Charlie Angus
Mylène Freeman
Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Peter Julian
Jinny Jogindera Sims

Standing Committee on Finance

Peter Julian
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Glenn Thibeault

Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Peter Julian
Ève Péclet
Mathieu Ravignat

Standing Committee on Health

Peter Julian
Jinny Jogindera Sims
Glenn Thibeault

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

Mylène Freeman
Peter Julian
Jinny Jogindera Sims

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Tyrone Benskin

Standing Committee on International Trade

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Peter Julian
Jinny Jogindera Sims

Standing Committee on National Defence

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Mylène Freeman
Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Official Languages

Mylène Freeman
Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Peter Julian
Jinny Jogindera Sims

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Peter Julian

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Alain Giguère
Peter Julian
Wayne Marston

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations:

Glenn Thibeault for Andrew Cash

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.

Government Orders

The House resumed 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 of 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”.

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. Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Report of operations under the Fisheries Development Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Fisheries Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-21, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-292-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Reports of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, 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. 8561-411-671-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Ashfield (Minister for the Atlantic Gateway) — Report of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-914-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, S.C. 1997, c. 9, s. 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-771-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

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 6:59 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).