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

Journals

No. 51

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Fall 2011), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-64-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Hiebert (South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale) presented the report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the bilateral parliamentary visit to the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic Region, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, from February 19 to 24, 2011. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-411-53-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Hiebert (South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale) presented the report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the Parliamentary Seminar for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from January 24 to 27, 2011. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-411-53-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Hiebert (South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale) presented the report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the 35th Regional Conference of the Caribbean, the Americas and the Atlantic, held in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, from July 23 to 31, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-411-53-03.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2011-12 — Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 20b, 25b, 40b, 45b and 50b under HEALTH). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-14.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 15) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), one concerning a national child care program (No. 411-0170) and one concerning funding aid (No. 411-0171).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Uppal (Minister of State (Democratic Reform)), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board), — That Bill C-7, An Act respecting the selection of senators and amending the Constitution Act, 1867 in respect of Senate term limits, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee;

And of the amendment of Mr. Regan (Halifax West), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, because it fails to: (a) uphold the rights of consumers to choose how to enjoy the content that they purchase through overly-restrictive digital lock provisions; (b) include a clear and strict test for “fair dealing” for education purposes; and (c) provide any transitional funding to help artists adapt to the loss of revenue streams that the Bill would cause”.

The debate continued.

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 report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), — That Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee;

And of the amendment of Mr. Regan (Halifax West), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, because it fails to: (a) uphold the rights of consumers to choose how to enjoy the content that they purchase through overly-restrictive digital lock provisions; (b) include a clear and strict test for “fair dealing” for education purposes; and (c) provide any transitional funding to help artists adapt to the loss of revenue streams that the Bill would cause”.

The debate continued.

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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (waiting period and maximum special benefits).

Mr. Coderre (Bourassa), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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.


At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-304, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom).

Mr. Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul), seconded by Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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 Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)) — Report of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission on the operation of the National Do Not Call List for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Telecommunications Act, 1993, c. 38, s. 41.6. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1026-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:30 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 7:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).