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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 56

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 411-0093 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-34-01;
— No. 411-0097 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-4-06;
— Nos. 411-0099 and 411-0109 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-19-02;
— Nos. 411-0104, 411-0127 to 411-0129 and 411-0134 concerning asbestos. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-1-06;
— No. 411-0117 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-27-04.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the First Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2011-12 — Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b, 25b and 30b under NATURAL RESOURCES). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-19.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 16) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), seconded by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), Bill C-364, An Act respecting the harmonization of holidays, 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. Bellavance (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour), Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Competition Act (inquiry into industry sector), 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. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-0203);
— by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 411-0204);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 411-0205);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the Canadian Wheat Board (No. 411-0206).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 -- Motions Nos. 1, 2, 5 and 8.

Group No. 2 -- Motions Nos. 20 to 36, 38, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 51, 86 and 87.

Group No. 3 -- Motions Nos. 53, 62 and 64 to 69.

Group No. 4 -- Motions Nos. 70, 71, 73, 76 to 78, 80 and 81.

Group No. 5 -- Motions Nos. 82 to 85.

Group No. 1

Mr. Harris (St. John's East), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting clause 1.

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu—Nicolet—Bécancour), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-10, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 10 on page 3 the following:

““terrorism” includes torture.

“torture” has the meaning given to that term in article 1, paragraph 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.”

Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-10, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 6 on page 5 the following:

“(6) In any action under subsection (1), the defendant’s conduct is deemed to have caused or contributed to the loss of or damage to the plaintiff if the court finds that

(a) a listed entity caused or contributed to the loss or damage by engaging in conduct that is contrary to any provision of Part II.1 of the Criminal Code, whether the conduct occurred in or outside Canada; and

(b) the defendant engaged in conduct that is contrary to any of sections 83.02 to 83.04, 83.08, 83.1, 83.11, or 83.18 to 83.231 of the Criminal Code for the benefit of or otherwise in relation to that listed entity.”

Motion No. 8 was not proceeded with.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

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

The Order was read for consideration of a Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to amend the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act (Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-6), notice of which was laid upon the Table on Thursday, November 24, 2011. (Ways and Means No. 6)

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the motion be concurred in.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2 and 5).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-16, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (military judges), without amendment.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2 and 5).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2 and 5).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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-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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2 and 5).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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-316, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration).

Mr. Harris (Cariboo—Prince George), seconded by Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), 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.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, November 30, 2011, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Notice of opinion concerning Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations (SOR/2010-276), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-779-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Notice of opinion concerning Regulations Amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (SOR/2011-111), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-779-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Notice of opinion concerning Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations (SOR/2011-103 and SOR/2011-102), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-779-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), one concerning the situation in Israel (No. 411-0207).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:19 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).