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Thursday, November 24, 2011 (No. 53)


Orders of the Day

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

Address Debate — maximum of 6 appointed days, pursuant to Standing Order 50(1).
Days to be appointed — 6 days.
June 3, 2011 — Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mrs. Ambler (Mississauga South), seconded by Mr. Gourde (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec), — That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

June 3, 2011 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.
Supply period ending December 10, 2011 — maximum of 7 allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(a).
Friday, November 25, 2011 — 6th allotted day.

Opposition Motions
September 26, 2011 — Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, supply management and the Canadian Wheat Board are integral parts of a strong and sustainable Western Canadian economy; and that, in keeping with the majority of Canadian Wheat Board farmers, the government should respect the results of the 2011 Canadian Wheat Board Plebiscite and abandon its plan to dismantle the Canadian Wheat Board.

September 27, 2011 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should expand access for all Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans to long term care facilities, veterans' hospitals and departmental contract beds, with the cost of care provided by Veterans Affairs Canada.

September 27, 2011 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take action to protect consumers and small businesses that are particularly vulnerable in tough economic times; and, therefore, this House calls on the government to introduce, within 6 months, comprehensive legislation that would: (a) protect consumers from “any time, any reason” interest rate increases and account changes; (b) protect cardholders who pay on time; (c) limit abusive fees and penalties; (d) ensure that cardholders are informed of the terms of their account, including full disclosure of all non-interchange merchant fees; (e) limit the surcharges that credit card companies can charge to merchants; (f) ensure that customers are made aware of the extra costs charged to merchants for the use of premium cards; and (g) protect young consumers from aggressive credit card solicitations.

October 21, 2011 — Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) — That this House note with concern the evidence of the three-decade trend of growing income inequality among Canadians, its negative impact on Canadian families, our economy and on our social cohesion; and urge the government to take immediate steps to adjust its social and fiscal policies so that they counteract that trend and work to build a fair and prosperous Canada where no one is left behind.

Ways and Means

No. 2 — June 6, 2011 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-2, tabled on Monday, June 6, 2011.
No. 3 — June 6, 2011 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001 and the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-3, tabled on Monday, June 6, 2011.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-4 — October 3, 2011 — Resuming 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 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”.

C-5R — June 16, 2011 — The Minister of Labour — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-5, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations.
C-7 — November 22, 2011 — Resuming 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.
C-11 — November 22, 2011 — Resuming 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”.

C-12 — September 29, 2011 — The Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
C-14R — October 6, 2011 — The Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture) — 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.
C-15R — November 4, 2011 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence.
C-17 — October 17, 2011 — The Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act.
C-18R — November 23, 2011 — The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board — Third reading of Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts.
Voting — not later than 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, November 23, 2011, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3).
C-21 — November 2, 2011 — The Minister of State (Democratic Reform) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (accountability with respect to political loans).
C-23R — November 15, 2011 — The Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-23, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
C-24R — November 15, 2011 — The Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on International Trade of Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama.
C-25 — November 17, 2011 — The Minister of Finance — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts.
C-26 — November 22, 2011 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (citizen's arrest and the defences of property and persons).
C-27 — November 23, 2011 — The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-27, An Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations.

Government Bills (Senate)

Government Business

No. 2 — June 16, 2011 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway), — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of air service operations, shall be disposed of as follows: (a) commencing when the said bill is read a first time and concluding when the said bill is read a third time, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a Minister of the Crown; (b) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting; (c) after being read a second time, the said bill shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole; and (d) during consideration of the said bill, no division shall be deferred.
Closure — notice given Thursday, June 16, 2011, pursuant to Standing Order 57.
No. 4 — September 19, 2011 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the resumption and protection of air service operations, shall be disposed of as follows:

(a) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting;

(b) not more than two hours shall be allotted for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said bill, following the adoption of this Order;

(c) when the bill has been read a second time, it shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole;

(d) not more than one hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the Committee of the Whole stage of the said bill;

(e) not more than one half hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said bill, provided that no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes at a time during the said stage and that no period for questions and comments be permitted following each Member’s speech;

(f) at the expiry of the times provided for in this Order, any proceedings before the House or the Committee of the Whole shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the stage, then under consideration, of the said bill shall be put and disposed of forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, and no division shall be deferred;

(g) no motion to adjourn the House may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown;

(h) no motion to adjourn the debate at any stage of the said bill may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown; and

(i) during the consideration of the said bill in the Committee of the Whole, no motions that the Committee rise or that the Committee report progress may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown.

No. 8 — November 14, 2011 — Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), — That the report of the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in relation to the former Member for Simcoe—Grey, presented by the Speaker on Monday, September 19, 2011, be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and that the Committee study the report with a view to further investigate the Commissioner’s findings in order to resolve outstanding questions; and that the Committee report its findings to the House no later than six months after the adoption of this motion.
Debate — 1 hour and 41 minutes remaining, pursuant to section 28(11) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons.
Voting — not later than the expiry of the time provided for debate.

R Recommended by the Governor General