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

Journals

No. 54

Friday, November 25, 2011

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Business of Supply

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

Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), seconded by Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the thorough examination and debate of proposed legislation on behalf of Canadians is an essential duty of Members of Parliament, and that the curtailment of such debate limits the ability of Members to carry out this duty and constitutes an affront to Canadian democracy; and, therefore,

that the Speaker undertake a study and make recommendations to amend the Standing Orders with respect to closure and time allocation, such that: (i) a Minister would be required to provide justification for the request for such a curtailment of debate; (ii) the Speaker would be required to refuse such a request in the interest of protecting the duty of Members to examine legislation thoroughly, unless the government’s justification sufficiently outweighs the said duty; (iii) criteria would be set out for assessing the government’s justification, which would provide the Speaker with the basis for a decision to allow for the curtailment of debate;

that the Speaker report to the House no later than February 6, 2012;

that a motion to concur in the said report may be moved during Routine Proceedings, and that only when no Member rises to debate the motion, the Speaker shall interrupt any proceedings then before the House and put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, every question necessary to dispose of the motion; and

if no motion to concur in the report has been previously moved and disposed of on the 20th sitting day following the presentation of the report, Standing Orders 57 and 78 shall be deemed to have been deleted.

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

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), Bill C-359, An Act to Protect Canadian Citizens Abroad, 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 Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), Bill C-360, An Act to support Canadian professional football, 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 ordered, — That, in relation to its study on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with the European Union, six members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to Brussels, Belgium, and Paris, France, in the fall of 2011, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 411-0194);

— by Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), one concerning immigration (No. 411-0195).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-177 on the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), seconded by Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, November 28, 2011, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 1:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 Official Languages of Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (French language).

Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières), seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

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 of the British Columbia Treaty Commission, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the British Columbia Treaty Commission Act, S.C. 1995, c. 45, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-37-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of Saskatchewan, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-475-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

Adjournment

At 2:15 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).