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

Journals

No. 53

Thursday, November 24, 2011

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Ms. Savoie (Victoria), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Second Report of the Committee (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, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-16.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 4 to 15) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), seconded by Mr. Allen (Welland), Bill C-356, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Dementia, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-357, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (arrears of benefits), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-358, An Act respecting the acquisition of Stelco Inc. by the United States Steel Corporation, 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. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), one concerning horse meat (No. 411-0189);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 411-0190);

— by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 411-0191) and one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 411-0192);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-0193).


Questions on the Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-176 — Mr. Andrews (Avalon) — With regard to the Fishery (General) Regulations, SOR/93-53, under the Fisheries Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-14 in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador: (a) how many infractions such as charges and warnings have been issued since 2007, pursuant to section 22 of the above noted regulations, identifying those infractions pursuant to section 22(7) of the above noted regulations; and (b) what is the breakdown of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) Fishing Areas in which each of the above noted charges were issued in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-176.

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.

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.

Ways and Means

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to amend the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act. (Ways and Means No. 6) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-6.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.

Interruption

At 3:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:44 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, November 28, 2011, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Agreement on Internal Trade Implementation Act and the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act.

Mr. Bernier (Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism)) for Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)), seconded by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), seconded by Mr. Lizon (Mississauga East—Cooksville), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help ensure that patients suffering from Multiple sclerosis (MS), and their families and caregivers, have access to the information they need to make informed decisions in the management of their condition by ensuring that: (a) the MS monitoring system currently being developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information contain specific and useful information, accessible directly to patients, on the risks, benefits, and other relevant aspects relative to undergoing surgical treatment for chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI); (b) departments, agencies and programs work closely with provincial and territorial counterparts, with health professionals associations, such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and with patient groups, such as the MS Society of Canada, on the sharing of up-to-date research-based information on the nature of CCSVI and its link to MS; and (c) the government’s two advisory boards dealing with MS ensure the patients’ concerns and views are well represented and heard at future meetings. (Private Members' Business M-274)

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. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2011-2015 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2011 of VIA Rail Canada Inc., pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-803-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)) — Amended Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2011-2015 of the Canadian Tourism Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-861-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

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 6:50 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).