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2009-12-10 [p.1191]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Dosanjh (Vancouver South), seconded by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), moved, — That, given the undisputed privileges of Parliament under Canada’s constitution, including the absolute power to require the government to produce uncensored documents when requested, and given the reality that the government has violated the rights of Parliament by invoking the Canada Evidence Act to censor documents before producing them, the House urgently requires access to the following documents in their original and uncensored form:
all documents referred to in the affidavit of Richard Colvin, dated October 5, 2009;
all documents within the Department of Foreign Affairs written in response to the documents referred to in the affidavit of Richard Colvin, dated October 5, 2009;
all memoranda for information or memoranda for decision sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs concerning detainees from December 18, 2005 to the present;
all documents produced pursuant to all orders of the Federal Court in Amnesty International Canada and British Columbia Civil Liberties Association v. Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces, Minister of National Defence and Attorney General of Canada;
all documents produced to the Military Police Complaints Commission in the Afghanistan Public Interest Hearings;
all annual human rights reports by the Department of Foreign Affairs on Afghanistan; and
accordingly the House hereby orders that these documents be produced in their original and uncensored form forthwith.
Debate arose thereon.
2009-12-10 [p.1191]
Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding before the word “accordingly” the following:
“all documents referred to by the Chief of the Defence Staff in his December 9, 2009 press conference, and all other relevant documents; and”.
Debate arose thereon.
2009-12-10 [p.1192]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dosanjh (Vancouver South), seconded by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana).
The debate continued.
2009-12-10 [p.1192]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dosanjh (Vancouver South), seconded by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana).
The debate continued.
2009-12-10 [p.1193]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dosanjh (Vancouver South), seconded by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana).
The debate continued.
2009-12-10 [p.1193]
At 5:22 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(17), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
2009-12-10 [p.1193]
The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 154 -- Vote no 154) - View vote details.
YEAS: 146, NAYS: 143
2009-12-10 [p.1195]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(17), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Mr. Dosanjh (Vancouver South), seconded by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), — That, given the undisputed privileges of Parliament under Canada’s constitution, including the absolute power to require the government to produce uncensored documents when requested, and given the reality that the government has violated the rights of Parliament by invoking the Canada Evidence Act to censor documents before producing them, the House urgently requires access to the following documents in their original and uncensored form:
all documents referred to in the affidavit of Richard Colvin, dated October 5, 2009;
all documents within the Department of Foreign Affairs written in response to the documents referred to in the affidavit of Richard Colvin, dated October 5, 2009;
all memoranda for information or memoranda for decision sent to the Minister of Foreign Affairs concerning detainees from December 18, 2005 to the present;
all documents produced pursuant to all orders of the Federal Court in Amnesty International Canada and British Columbia Civil Liberties Association v. Chief of the Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces, Minister of National Defence and Attorney General of Canada;
all documents produced to the Military Police Complaints Commission in the Afghanistan Public Interest Hearings;
all annual human rights reports by the Department of Foreign Affairs on Afghanistan;
all documents referred to by the Chief of the Defence Staff in his December 9, 2009 press conference, and all other relevant documents; and
accordingly the House hereby orders that these documents be produced in their original and uncensored form forthwith.
2009-12-10 [p.1195]
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 155 -- Vote no 155) - View vote details.
YEAS: 146, NAYS: 143
2009-12-10 [p.1197]
Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, be concurred in.
2009-12-10 [p.1197]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
2009-12-10 [p.1197]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-64, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.
2009-12-10 [p.1197]
Mr. Toews (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Hill (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
2009-12-10 [p.1197]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, Bill C-64, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2010, was read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
2009-12-10 [p.1197]
The Committee considered the Bill and reported it without amendment.
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