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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 6

Thursday, June 9, 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 (Spring 2011), together with an addendum, and Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons for the year 2011, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-64-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from His Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
His Excellency the Governor General hereby transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (A) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2012 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2011-12". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-2.

Pursuant to Order made Friday, June 3, 2011, the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, were referred:

(1) To the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Canadian Heritage, Votes 37a and 45a

Finance, Vote 30a

Human Resources and Skills Development, Votes 5a and 15a

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Vote 10a

Industry, Votes 1a, 10a, 50a and 55a

Justice, Votes 1a, 5a and 30a

National Defence, Vote 10a

Natural Resources, Votes 1a and 5a

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 65a

Public Works and Government Services, Vote 6a

Transport, Votes 17a, 45a, 60a and 70a

Treasury Board, Vote 30a


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Reports on Plans and Priorities, Main Estimates, 2011-2012, as follows:
(1) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-3;
(2) Assisted Human Reproduction Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-4;
(3) Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-5;
(4) Canada Border Services Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-6;
(5) Canada Industrial Relations Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-7;
(6) Canada Revenue Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-8;
(7) Canada School of Public Service. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-9;
(8) Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-10;
(9) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-11;
(10) Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-12;
(11) Canadian Food Inspection Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-13;
(12) Canadian Forces Grievance Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-14;
(13) Canadian Grain Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-15;
(14) Canadian Heritage. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-16;
(15) Canadian Human Rights Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-17;
(16) Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-18;
(17) Canadian Institutes of Health Research. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-19;
(18) Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-20;
(19) Canadian International Development Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-21;
(20) Canadian International Trade Tribunal. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-22;
(21) Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-23;
(22) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-24;
(23) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-25;
(24) Canadian Space Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-26;
(25) Canadian Transportation Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-27;
(26) Citizenship and Immigration Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-28;
(27) Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-29;
(28) Copyright Board Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-30;
(29) Correctional Service Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-31;
(30) Courts Administration Service. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-32;
(31) Department of Finance Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-33;
(32) Department of Justice Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-34;
(33) Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-35;
(34) Environment Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-36;
(35) Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-37;
(36) Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-38;
(37) Fisheries and Oceans Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-39;
(38) Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-40;
(39) Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-41;
(40) Health Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-42;
(41) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-43;
(42) Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-44;
(43) Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-45;
(44) Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-46;
(45) Industry Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-47;
(46) Infrastructure Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-48;
(47) Library and Archives Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-49;
(48) Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-50;
(49) National Defence. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-51;
(50) National Energy Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-52;
(51) National Film Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-53;
(52) National Research Council Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-54;
(53) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-55;
(54) Natural Resources Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-56;
(55) Northern Pipeline Agency Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-57;
(56) Office of the Auditor General of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-58;
(57) Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-59;
(58) Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-60;
(59) Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-61;
(60) Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-62;
(61) Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-63;
(62) Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-64;
(63) Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-65;
(64) Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-66;
(65) Parks Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-67;
(66) Parole Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-68;
(67) Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-69;
(68) Privy Council Office and Public Appointments Commission Secretariat. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-70;
(69) Public Health Agency of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-71;
(70) Public Prosecution Service of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-72;
(71) Public Safety Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-73;
(72) Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-74;
(73) Public Service Commission of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-75;
(74) Public Service Labour Relations Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-76;
(75) Public Service Staffing Tribunal. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-77;
(76) Public Works and Government Services Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-78;
(77) RCMP External Review Committee. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-79;
(78) Registry of the Competition Tribunal. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-80;
(79) Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-81;
(80) Royal Canadian Mounted Police. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-82;
(81) Science and Engineering Research Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-83;
(82) Security Intelligence Review Committee. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-84;
(83) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-85;
(84) Statistics Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-86;
(85) Status of Women Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-87;
(86) Supreme Court of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-88;
(87) The Correctional Investigator Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-89;
(88) The National Battlefields Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-90;
(89) Transport Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-91;
(90) Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-92;
(91) Transportation Safety Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-93;
(92) Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-94;
(93) Veterans Affairs Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-95;
(94) Veterans Review and Appeal Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-96;
(95) Western Economic Diversification Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-97.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of Health) laid upon the Table, — Documents entitled "Regulations Amending the Tobacco Products Information Regulations", "Tobacco Products Labelling Regulations (Cigarettes and Little Cigars)" and "Promotion of Tobacco Products and Accessories Regulations (Prohibited Terms)", pursuant to the Tobacco Act, S.C. 1997, c. 13, sbs. 42.1(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-12-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the meeting of the Standing Committee of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region and at the Second Northern Dimension Parliamentary Forum, held in Tromsø, Norway, on February 22 and 23, 2011. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-411-51-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), seconded by Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (replacement workers), 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. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (pension and benefits), 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, notwithstanding the Order of Monday, June 6, 2011, upon adoption of the budget motion the Speaker shall not put the question on Ways and Means Motions Numbers 2 and 3 standing on the Order Paper; and, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, immediately following the adoption of the budget motion, the Speaker shall forthwith put every question necessary to dispose of the Ways and Means motion tabled Wednesday, June 8, 2011.


Pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(1), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 16, 2011, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, June 20, 2011; and on Thursday, June 16, 2011, the hours of sitting and order of business of the House shall be that of a Friday provided that the time for filing of any notice be no later than 6:00 p.m.

The question was put on the motion and, less than 25 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(3), the motion was adopted.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government; (Ways and Means No. 1)

And of the amendment of Mr. Layton (Toronto—Danforth), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House not approve in general the budgetary policy of the government unless the government brings in additional measures to correct the government's poor record of fiscal management, to address adequately the current jobs crisis in the economy, to address the shortage of family doctors and other health professionals, to deal with the need to provide Canadians with a comfortable retirement and a secure vehicle for their retirement savings, to lift every Canadian senior out of poverty, to make life more affordable for low and middle-income Canadians and to address the government's failure to substitute a more targeted approach to job creation for its ill-conceived, across-the-board, corporate income tax cuts”.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Standing Orders be amended by replacing Standing Order 104(2) with the following:

104. (2) The standing committees, which shall consist of twelve Members, and for which the lists of members are to be prepared, except as provided in section (1) of this Standing Order, shall be on:

(a) Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development;
(b) Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics;
(c) Agriculture and Agri-Food;
(d) Canadian Heritage;
(e) Citizenship and Immigration;
(f) Environment and Sustainable Development;
(g) Finance;
(h) Fisheries and Oceans;
(i) Foreign Affairs and International Development;
(j) Government Operations and Estimates;
(k) Health;
(l) Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities;
(m) Industry, Science and Technology;
(n) International Trade;
(o) Justice and Human Rights;
(p) National Defence;
(q) Natural Resources;
(r) Official Languages;
(s) Procedure and House Affairs;
(t) Public Accounts;
(u) Public Safety and National Security;
(v) Status of Women;
(w) Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; and
(x) Veterans Affairs.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)); (Ways and Means No. 1)

The debate continued.

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 names of the Honourable Senators appointed to serve on the Standing Joint Committees are as follows:

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT
The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Carstairs, P.C., Eaton, Poy and Rivard.
SCRUTINY OF REGULATIONS
The Honourable Senators Boisvenu, Braley, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Housakos, Marshall, Moore and Runciman.
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. Ashfield (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011, pursuant to the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-457-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2010, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Police Complaints Commission for the year 2010, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, s. 250.17. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-733-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board for the year 2010, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 29.28(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-752-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
Adjournment

At 6:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made Monday, June 6, 2011, and to Standing Order 24(1).