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

Journals

No. 201

Thursday, January 31, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Report on the Statutes Repeal Act for the year 2013, pursuant to the Statutes Repeal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 20, s. 2. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1046-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-53, An Act to assent to alterations in the law touching the Succession to the Throne, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Whereupon, Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice) informed the House that His Excellency the Governor General has given in Her Majesty's name the Royal Consent to the Bill.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Text of the United Kingdom Succession to the Crown Bill as of January 30, 2013, with a French version prepared by the Department of Justice”. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-411-27.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 36th 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 Foreign Affairs and International Development

Mark Eyking for Dominic LeBlanc

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Ted Hsu for Marc Garneau

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 Foreign Affairs and International Development

Dominic LeBlanc

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

David McGuinty

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


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), seconded by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), Bill C-471, An Act to designate the month of January as Tamil Heritage Month, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 36th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning abortion (No. 411-3013);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-3014);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning abortion (No. 411-3015).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), seconded by Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), moved, — That the House, recognizing the broad-based demand for action, call on the government to make the improvement of economic outcomes of First Nations, Inuit and Métis a central focus of Budget 2013, and to commit to action on treaty implementation and full and meaningful consultation on legislation that affects the rights of Aboriginal Canadians, as required by domestic and international law.

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.

Motions

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That a take-note debate on the subject of the conflict in Mali take place pursuant to Standing Order 53.1 on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Nanaimo—Cowichan, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), seconded by Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Aspin (Nipissing—Timiskaming), seconded by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, a government loan guarantee to the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project is: (a) an important part of a clean energy agenda; (b) an economically viable project that will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic growth; (c) regionally significant for the Atlantic region, which will benefit from a stable and sustainable electricity source for decades to come; and (d) environmentally-friendly, with substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions through the displacement of power from coal-fired and oil electricity sources. (Private Members' Business M-412)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), seconded by Mr. Penashue (Labrador), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by: (a) replacing the words “government loan guarantee to the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project is: (a) an important part of a clean energy agenda; (b) an economically viable project that will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic growth; (c) regionally significant” with the words “loan guarantee provided by the federal government for the Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects—consisting of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generation facility, the Labrador Transmission Assets, the Labrador-Island Link, and the Maritime Link—will be an important and valuable step in advancing Canada’s clean energy agenda, as it will support an economically viable, regional energy project that will (a) provide economic benefits”; (b) replacing the words “and (d) environmentally-friendly,” with the words “(b) create environmentally-friendly electricity,”; and (c) adding after the words “oil electricity sources” the words “; and (c) create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic growth”.

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 Mr. Duncan (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) — Report on the implementation of the Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act, pursuant to the Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act, S.C. 2010, c. 18, s. 3.1(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1070-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— by Mr. Kent (Minister of the Environment) — Report on the operations under the Canada Water Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Canada Water Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-11, s. 38. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-363-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Kent (Minister of the Environment) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33, sbs. 342(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-601-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:15 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 6:25 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).