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2011-03-25 [p.1411]
A message was received informing the Commons that on March 25, 2011, at 7:55 a.m., His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:
Bill C-442, An Act to establish a National Holocaust Monument — Chapter No. 13;
Bill C-475, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (methamphetamine and ecstasy) — Chapter No. 14.
2011-03-25 [p.1411]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), moved, — That the House agree with the finding of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs that the government is in contempt of Parliament, which is unprecedented in Canadian parliamentary history, and consequently, the House has lost confidence in the government.
Debate arose thereon.
2011-03-25 [p.1411]
Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That this question be now put.
Debate arose thereon.
2011-03-25 [p.1411]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, following Oral Questions today, a Member from each recognized party and the Deputy Speaker may make a brief statement and the time taken for these statements shall be added to the time provided for Government Orders.
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada following the federal by-elections held in the electoral districts of Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette, Vaughan and Winnipeg North on November 29, 2010, pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9, s. 536. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-4-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cannon (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations (P.C. 2011-427 and JUS-81000-2-870), pursuant to the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, S.C. 2011, c. 10, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-1047-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Rickford (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement" for the period of April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-403-36.
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
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. 403-1367 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-84-07;
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
— Nos. 403-1370 and 403-1371 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-78-06;
2011-03-25 [p.1412]
— No. 403-1459 concerning Afghanistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-55-09.
2011-03-25 [p.1413]
Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "Issues Surrounding Security at the G8 and G20 Summits". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-236.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 32, 35, 36, 38, 44, 45 and 60 to 62) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1413]
Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the 14th Report of the Committee, "Interim Report - Call Into the Night: An Overview of Violence Against Aboriginal Women". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-237.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 12 to 14, 21, 24, 25, 32, 44 to 51, 53, 54, 56 to 58, 60 and 61) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1413]
Mr. Richardson (Calgary Centre), from the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee, "Mission to Washington, D.C. on the State of Canada-United States Trade Relations". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-238.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 44 and 50) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1413]
Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Bill C-530, An Act to amend the Northwest Territories Act (borrowing limits), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-239.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 52 and 55) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1413]
Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the 11th Report of the Committee, "Effectiveness, Management and Operation of the Expenses Incurred for the G8/G20 Summits". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-240.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 30, 33, 35, 37, 43 and 56) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1413]
Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the 16th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates, 2011-12 — Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 under HEALTH). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-241.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 56) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Mr. Volpe (Eglinton—Lawrence), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 27th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 3, Service Delivery, of the Fall 2010 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-242.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 34, 42 and 51) was tabled.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), Bill C-644, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (funeral arrangements), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Leslie (Halifax), seconded by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), Bill C-645, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (gratuities), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Leslie (Halifax), seconded by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), Bill C-646, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (victims of trafficking in persons), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), seconded by Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta), Bill C-647, An Act to amend the Civil Air Navigation Services Commercialization Act (environmental impacts), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-648, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act (enhanced ministerial oversight), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2011-03-25 [p.1414]
— by Mr. Coderre (Bourassa), two concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 403-1625 and 403-1626);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Bouchard (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-1627);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), three concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 403-1628 to 403-1630), three concerning foreign aid (Nos. 403-1631 to 403-1633) and one concerning natural health products (No. 403-1634);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-1635), one concerning the parole system (No. 403-1636) and one concerning appointments (No. 403-1637);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Tonks (York South—Weston), one concerning health care services (No. 403-1638);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Lévesque (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-1639);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 403-1640), four concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 403-1641 to 403-1644) and one concerning asbestos (No. 403-1645);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Payne (Medicine Hat), one concerning border crossings (No. 403-1646);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), six concerning fur trade (Nos. 403-1647 to 403-1652);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Asselin (Manicouagan), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-1653);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Boughen (Palliser), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1692);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1693);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Dufour (Repentigny), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-1694);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning health care services (No. 403-1695) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 403-1696);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), six concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 403-1697 to 403-1702);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Ms. Demers (Laval), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 403-1703);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning the income tax system (No. 403-1704) and one concerning China (No. 403-1705);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning health care services (No. 403-1706);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Carrier (Alfred-Pellan), one concerning funding aid (No. 403-1707);
2011-03-25 [p.1415]
— by Mr. Allen (Welland), one concerning the income tax system (No. 403-1708) and one concerning international trade (No. 403-1709);
2011-03-25 [p.1416]
— by Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1710);
2011-03-25 [p.1416]
— by Ms. Bourgeois (Terrebonne—Blainville), one concerning the Copyright Act (No. 403-1711);
2011-03-25 [p.1416]
— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 403-1712);
2011-03-25 [p.1416]
— by Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1713).
2011-03-25 [p.1416]
Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-924 to Q-928 and Q-933 on the Order Paper.
2011-03-25 [p.1416]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-922 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to Canadian Forces (CF) members, reservists, and veterans and Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson's disease (PD), and acquired brain injury (ABI): (a) what, if any, research examines a possible relationship between military service and (i) ADRD, (ii) MS, (iii) PD, (iv) ABI and, if so, (v) what is the summary of research findings related to each of (i), (ii), (iii), (iv) and any of their recommendations and, if not, (vi) why not; (b) what, if any, research examines a possible relationship between operational stress injuries (OSIs), particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and ADRD and, if so, what are the findings; c) what, if any, research examines a possible relationship between OSIs, particularly PTSD, and initiation of MS or exacerbation of MS and, if so, what are the findings; (d) what, if any, research examines a possible relationship between military environmental exposures and (i) ADRD, (ii) PD; (e) what, if any, research examines a possible relationship between ABI and PTSD and between ABI and ADRD; (f) what are the Department of National Defence’s (DND) policies with respect to a CF member's or reservist's diagnosis for each of the four identified conditions, specifically what a diagnosis means in terms of (i) current employment, (ii) opportunity for advancement, (iii) honourable discharge, (iv) presumptive illness, (v) pension, (vi) benefits; (g) what happens when someone in the CF or the reserves is diagnosed with each of the four conditions; (h) what are Veterans Affairs Canada’s (VAC) policies with respect to a veteran's diagnosis for each of the four identified conditions, specifically what a diagnosis means in terms of (i) any employment, (ii) opportunity for advancement, (iii) presumptive illness, (iv) pension, (v) benefits; (i) what are the benefits for which a CF member and reservist with (i) ADRD, (ii) MS, (iii) PD, (iv) ABI is eligible; (j) how are benefits in (i) calculated and for what services and therapies, including but not limited to, aids and maintenance of the aids, disease modifying therapies, medical equipment, medical exams, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc., are members and reservists eligible; (k) how do benefits for ADRD, MS, and PD differ from those available to members of the CF and reservists who suffer from a physical injury or an OSI; (l) what are the benefits for which a veteran with (i) ADRD, (ii) MS, (iii) PD, (iv) ABI is eligible; (m) how are benefits in (l) calculated and for what services and therapies, including but not limited to, aids and maintenance of aids, disease modifying therapies, medical equipment, medical exams, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc., are veterans eligible; (n) what, if any, studies of international efforts have been undertaken by DND and VAC regarding military service and each of ADRD, MS, PD, and ABI and, (i) if so, specify what studies, the chief findings, and any recommendations and, (ii) if not, why not; (o) how many members currently serving in the CF and reserves have received a diagnosis of ADRD, MS, PD, or ABI and how many veterans suffer from each of the identified conditions; (p) of the cases identified in (o), (i) how many have been awarded a service-related disability, (ii) what specific criteria were required to award a service-related disability, (iii) how was “benefit of the doubt” ensured and what was the framework followed to ensure reliability and validity, (iv) how many were denied a service-related disability, (v) how many people are appealing a decision; (q) how many CF members and reservists with (i) ADRD, (ii) MS, (iii) PD, (iv) ABI were required to leave the military during the last 5 years, 10 years and 20 years; (r) of those CF members and reservists in (q), what was the average time from diagnosis to honourable discharge, what opportunities might have existed for members and reservists to keep working but in an altered capacity, were opportunities explored, why or why not, and what was the average impact on pension and benefits; (s) what, if any, tracking was undertaken of the member's or reservist's (i) disease progression, (ii) work status, (iii) family life, (iv) mental health, etc., (v) what recommendations, if any, have been made or could be made to improve the quality of life of former military personnel; (t) how are each of ADRD, MS, PD, and ABI tracked among (i) CF members, (ii) reservists, (iii) veterans; and (u) what long-term care is available, if necessary, for modern-day veterans suffering from each of the four identified conditions? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-922.
2011-03-25 [p.1417]
Q-923 — Mr. Murphy (Charlottetown) — With regard to Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC): (a) how many persons were employed by VAC in Prince Edward Island for each of the fiscal years 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009 and 2009-2010, broken down by (i) full-time employees, (ii) part-time employees, (iii) term contract employees, (iv) student contract employees; and (b) what was the total remuneration for VAC employees in Prince Edward Island for the same periods in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-923.
2011-03-25 [p.1418]
Q-929 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With respect to federal regional economic development agencies: (a) what new programs and initiatives does each agency plan to introduce after Canada's Economic Action Plan (EAP) initiatives sunset on March 31, 2011; (b) what are the expected cuts for each federal agency once the EAP's initiatives sunset; and (c) how many jobs are created by each agency as a result of implementation of EAP initiatives. — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-929.
2011-03-25 [p.1418]
Q-930 — Mr. Russell (Labrador) — With regard to the operation of 5 Wing Goose Bay: (a) what steps have been taken since January 2006 towards the establishment at the base of (i) a rapid reaction battalion, (ii) an unmanned aerial vehicle squadron; (b) as of January 1, 2009, January 1, 2010, and January 1, 2011, how many Department of National Defence civilian employees and members of the Canadian Forces were employed or stationed at (i) 444 Squadron, (ii) 5 Wing Goose Bay, but not otherwise included in the total for 444 Squadron; (c) what steps has the government taken to market 5 Wing Goose Bay for (i) foreign military flight training, (ii) any other purpose; (d) what efforts have taken place on environmental remediation at Goose Bay and what efforts are planned; (e) what are the details of any local benefits policy contained in any contract for environmental remediation projects at Goose Bay; and (f) what activity has the Department of National Defence undertaken since January 1, 2006, concerning any possible closure of the Combat Support Squadron at Goose Bay? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-930.
2011-03-25 [p.1418]
Q-931 — Mr. Russell (Labrador) — With regard to government television advertising during January and February 2011, for each of the following advertising campaigns, namely advertising for Canada’s Economic Action Plan, advertising by the Canada Revenue Agency and advertising by the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation: (a) what are the total costs associated with each campaign, including (i) production costs, (ii) advertising air-time purchases, (iii) other costs, specifying what those costs are; (b) what are the total insertions of each advertisement which constitutes each advertising campaign; (c) on what dates, times, and on which television channel or station has each advertisement aired or will each advertisement air; (d) which office or official is responsible for each advertising campaign; (e) which advertising agency or firm was contracted in respect of each advertising campaign; (f) which creative or production agency was contracted to produce each advertisement which forms part of each advertising campaign; (g) when was each advertisement filmed; (h) what were the specific instructions, directions or other communications from each department or corporation to the production or advertising team in respect of the content, tone, format, script, visual elements or all other creative elements of each ad; (i) what are the file numbers associated with each of these advertising campaigns; and (j) what are the contract numbers associated with each of these advertising campaigns? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-931.
2011-03-25 [p.1419]
Q-932 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to the backdrops used by the government for the announcements from December 10, 2010, to February 1, 2011, inclusive, and for October 15, 2008, to March 31, 2009, inclusive, for each backdrop purchased, what were: (a) the dates (i) the tender was issued for the backdrop, (ii) the contract was signed, (iii) the backdrop was delivered; (b) the cost of the backdrop; (c) the announcement for which the backdrop was used; (d) the department that paid for the backdrop; and (e) the date or dates the backdrop was used? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-932.
2011-03-25 [p.1419]
Q-934 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to Pre-Removal Risk Assessments (PRRAs) filed by individuals subject to removal from Canada for each year from 2005: (a) how many PRRAs were submitted; (b) how many were approved; (c) how many were denied; (d) of those denied, how many were on the grounds of (i) posing a danger to the public of Canada, (ii) posing a danger to the security of Canada, (iii) administrative reasons, (iv) other reasons; (e) what were the countries of return of the persons applying for PRRAs, both approved and denied; (f) how many PRRA applicants (i) were subject to an extradition order, (ii) were advancing a refugee claim, (iii) had a PRRA rejected and did not leave Canada; and (g) who are the individuals at Citizenship and Immigration Canada responsible for deciding the outcomes of PRRAs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-934.
2011-03-25 [p.1419]
Q-935 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — With regard to the G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund: (a) what was the total amount of funding allocated to the fund during fiscal year 2009-2010; (b) which departments contributed to the fund and how much money was contributed by each department; (c) what projects were supported by the G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund and what is the total cost of each project; (d) which companies were awarded contracts and was a procurement process in place; (e) which facilities used by the G8 leaders were sponsored by the G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund; and (f) which municipalities were awarded contracts or received funding from the G8 Legacy Infrastructure Fund and how much did they receive? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-935.
2011-03-25 [p.1419]
Q-936 — Mr. Allen (Welland) — With regard to the Canada Summer Jobs programs: (a) what was the total amount of funding allocated for the program on an annual basis from 2006 to date (i) overall in Canada, (ii) by province and territory, (iii) by riding; (b) what was the total number of student summer jobs created on an annual basis from 2006 to date (i) overall in Canada, (ii) by province and territory, (iii) by riding; (c) what was the total number of contracts awarded on an annual basis from 2006 to date (i) overall in Canada, (ii) by province and territory, (iii) by riding; (d) what was the average wage paid per year from 2006 to date (i) across Canada, (ii) by province and territory; (e) what was the average length of the contracts from 2006 to date (i) across Canada, (ii) by province and territory; and (f) what was the total number of hours of work per year from 2006 to 2011 (i) overall in Canada, (ii) by province and territory, (iii) by riding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-936.
2011-03-25 [p.1420]
Q-937 — Ms. Dhalla (Brampton—Springdale) — With regard to programs and services of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration since 2008: (a) what is the budget of each program or service including (i) each expenditure, including contracts under $10,000, (ii) the value of the expenditure, (iii) the goods or services consumed, (iv) the department under which the expenditure is accounted for, (v) whether or not the contract was tendered through an open bidding process if the goods or services were purchased from an outside source, (vi) the name of the outside source, (vii) the contract's reference number, (viii) dates of contracts, (ix) descriptions of the services provided, (x) delivery dates, (xi) original contracts' values, (xii) final contracts' values if different from the original contract's value, (xiii) how much remains unspent for each program and service; (b) what is the breakdown of costs for each meeting, townhall, roundtable and conference related to programs or services provided by the Foreign Credentials Referral Office including, but not limited to, (i) travel, (ii) accommodations, (iii) food, (iv) refreshments, (v) drafting of reports, (vi) drafting of speeches, (vii) drafting of press releases, (viii) drafting of talking points, (ix) drafting of media communications; and (c) what is the total amount spent by the Foreign Credentials Referral Office on advertising since 2008 and identify, in alphabetical order by supplier, (i) how much was spent per print advertisement, (ii) how much was spent per radio advertisement, (iii) how much was spent per Internet advertisement, (iv) how much was spent per television advertisement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-937.
2011-03-25 [p.1420]
Q-938 — Ms. Dhalla (Brampton—Springdale) — With regard to the Foreign Credentials Referral Office in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, since January 2008: (a) what are the monthly statistics, by labour market code, of individuals seeking information from any program or service provided by phone, in person or overseas; (b) for each labour market code, what is the breakdown of the programs, services, processes, support or agreements currently in place to assist individuals from those occupations and, if programs or services are not currently available for those labour market codes, the date the department intends to institute programs or services for those occupations; (c) for each labour market code, what is the status of negotiations with provinces, countries and professional organizations for resolving issues relating to foreign credentials; and (d) for each labour market code, what are the monthly statistics of the number of foreign credential problems of individuals successfully resolved by the programs and services of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-403-938.
2011-03-25 [p.1421]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the motion of Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons).
The debate continued.
2011-03-25 [p.1421]
At 1:48 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(17), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
2011-03-25 [p.1421]
By unanimous consent, the motion "That this question be now put" was withdrawn.
2011-03-25 [p.1421]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(17), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the motion of Mr. Ignatieff (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), — That the House agree with the finding of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs that the government is in contempt of Parliament, which is unprecedented in Canadian parliamentary history, and consequently, the House has lost confidence in the government.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 204 -- Vote no 204) - View vote details.
YEAS: 156, NAYS: 145
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
Mr. Harper (Prime Minister), seconded by Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
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:
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— by Mr. Baird (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2011-325 to P.C. 2011-327, P.C. 2011-381 and P.C. 2011-382. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-1-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-363 and P.C. 2011-364. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-2-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-356 and P.C. 2011-357. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-3-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-348 to P.C. 2011-355. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-14-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-340, P.C. 2011-341 and P.C. 2011-347. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-9-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-302 to P.C. 2011-313. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-8-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-255, P.C. 2011-298, P.C. 2011-322, P.C. 2011-360 and P.C. 2011-361. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-4-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2011-03-25 [p.1423]
— P.C. 2011-294 to P.C. 2011-297. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-18-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-328 to P.C. 2011-331 and P.C. 2011-334 to P.C. 2011-339. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-16-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-314 to P.C. 2011-317, P.C. 2011-319 to P.C. 2011-321 and P.C. 2011-383. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-22-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-333. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-28-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-362. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-13-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-373 to P.C. 2011-380. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-30-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-365 to P.C. 2011-372. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-24-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— P.C. 2011-300 and P.C. 2011-301. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-403-32-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— by Mr. Duncan (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Second Report of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations (review of statutory instruments) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-403-167), presented to the House on Friday, December 10, 2010. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-403-167.
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act for the year 2010, pursuant to the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-7, s. 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-74-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act for the year 2010, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1991, c. 12, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-485-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2011-03-25 [p.1424]
— by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Copy of Rules amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada (JUS-81000-2-669), pursuant to the Supreme Court Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-26, sbs. 97(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-784-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Notice of opinion concerning Regulations Amending the Gun Show Regulations (SOR/2010-275), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-403-779-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were filed as follows:
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Ms. Savoie (Victoria), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 403-1714), two concerning chemical products (Nos. 403-1715 and 403-1716), one concerning housing policy (No. 403-1717) and one concerning poverty (No. 403-1718);
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1719);
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. Kerr (West Nova), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1720);
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), one concerning poverty (No. 403-1721);
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), one concerning climate change (No. 403-1722) and one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-1723);
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), six concerning health care services (Nos. 403-1724 to 403-1729), one concerning the situation in Colombia (No. 403-1730), six concerning the income tax system (Nos. 403-1731 to 403-1736), one concerning the situation in Rwanda (No. 403-1737), one concerning transportation (No. 403-1738), two concerning immigration (Nos. 403-1739 and 403-1740), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 403-1741), one concerning the issuing of visas (No. 403-1742), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 403-1743) and one concerning passports (No. 403-1744);
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
— by Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 403-1745).
2011-03-25 [p.1425]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(5), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following question was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Finance:
Q-939 — Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior) — With regard to federal funding under the Canada Economic Action Plan in the riding of British Columbia Southern Interior, for fiscal year 2008-2009 to date: (a) how many and what projects received funding from a department or agency over this period; and (b) what was the value of the projects that received funding from a department or agency over this period?
2011-03-25 [p.1426]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(5), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following question was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs:
Q-940 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — With regard to federal funding under the Canada Economic Action Plan in the city of Hamilton, Ontario, for fiscal year 2008-2009 to date: (a) how many projects received funding from a department or agency over this period; (b) what projects received funding from a department or agency over this period; and (c) what was the value of the projects that received funding from a department or agency over this period?
2011-03-25 [p.1426]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(5), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following question was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs:
Q-941 — Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain) — What is the total amount of government funding since April 2009 up to and including the current fiscal year allocated within the city of Hamilton, Ontario, by (i) department or agency, (ii) initiative, (iii) amount?
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