House of Commons Hansard #33 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tax.

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Ways and Means
Government Orders

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Ways and Means
Government Orders

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

All those opposed to the motion will please say nay.

Ways and Means
Government Orders

3:30 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Ways and Means
Government Orders

3:30 p.m.

The Speaker

In my opinion, the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

(The House divided on Motion No. 8, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Ways and Means
Government Orders

3:40 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

The House resumed from March 25 consideration of the motion.

Employment Insurance Program
Private Members' Business

March 31st, 2004 / 3:40 p.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, March 30, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion No. 475 under private members' business.

Before the Clerk having announced the result of the vote:

Employment Insurance Program
Private Members' Business

3:50 p.m.

The Speaker

Order, please. The hon. member for Sault Ste. Marie voted both for and against the motion. Perhaps he can clarify the situation?

Employment Insurance Program
Private Members' Business

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Carmen Provenzano Sault Ste. Marie, ON

I wish to be recorded in favour of the motion.

(The House divided on the motion, which was defeated on the following division:)

Employment Insurance Program
Private Members' Business

3:50 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

A message was delivered by the Usher of the Black Rod as follows:

Mr. Speaker, Her Excellency the Governor General of Canada desires the immediate attendance of this honourable House in the chamber of the Senate.

Accordingly the Speaker with the House went up to the Senate chamber.

And being returned:

Employment Insurance Program
The Royal Assent

4:05 p.m.

The Speaker

I have the honour to inform the House that, when the House went up to the Senate chamber, Her Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:

Bill C-26, an act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2004—Chapter 5.

Bill C-212, an act respecting user fees—Chapter 6.

Bill C-4, an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other acts in consequence—Chapter 7.

Bill C-27, an act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2005—Chapter 8.

Bill C-260, an act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes)—Chapter 9.

The House resumed from March 29 consideration of the motion that Bill C-439, an act to establish the office of the Ombudsman for Older Adult Justice and the Canadian Older Adult Justice Agency and to amend the Criminal Code, be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Older Adult Justice Act
Private Members' Business

4:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to order made on Tuesday, March 30, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-439 under private members' business.

Call in the members.

Before the taking of the vote:

Older Adult Justice Act
Private Members' Business

4:25 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Guimond Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-De- Beaupré—Île-D'Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. My colleagues from the Bloc Quebecois and I would like to express our indignation over a procedural incident that occurred earlier.

When an important vote was being held on the motion to truly recognize seasonal workers with respect to the employment insurance system, the vote was interrupted by a message delivered by the Usher of the Black Rod from the Senate, an institution we absolutely do not recognize. It is completely unacceptable to have stopped such an important vote.

Older Adult Justice Act
Private Members' Business

4:25 p.m.

The Speaker

The hon. member for Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans is always keen to ensure that the Standing Orders of the House of Commons are respected, and this is greatly appreciated by the Chair.

However, in this case, as he may have noticed, the Speaker continued the vote despite the interruption because the vote was under way. We finished the vote, the result was announced and it was only then that we opened the door to let in the messenger.

Is that the complaint of the hon. member for Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans?