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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 255

Friday, May 24, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) for Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodyear (Minister of State (Science and Technology) (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Canada-European Space Agency Arrangements, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 29, 2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-68.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Amendments to Annex I of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport, dated November 12, 2012, and Explanatory Memorandum. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-69.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America on Government Procurement and the Modifications to Canada's Appendix I to the Agreement on Government Procurement, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated February 11 and 12, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-70.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Brown (Newmarket—Aurora), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "Securing the Human Rights of Coptic Christians in Egypt After the Arab Spring: A View From Canada's Parliament". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-242.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 79) was tabled.


Motions

Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), moved, — That the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 15)

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:37 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings and the debate was deemed adjourned.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre), nine concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-3874 to 411-3882), one concerning the income tax system (No. 411-3883) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3884);
— by Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), one concerning immigration (No. 411-3885);
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning bullying (No. 411-3886);
— by Mrs. Ambler (Mississauga South), three concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-3887 to 411-3889);
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3890);
— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-3891);
— by Mr. Seeback (Brampton West), one concerning mandatory background checks (No. 411-3892) and one concerning sex selection (No. 411-3893);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the electoral system (No. 411-3894);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3895);
— by Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 411-3896 and 411-3897).
Notice of Motion

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading of Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder).


Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.


Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the third reading of Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act and related legislation.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans of Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act.

Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario) for Mr. Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-474, An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments.

Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Copy of Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations (P.C. 2013-570), pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 153(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-597-04. (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)
Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).