House of Commons Hansard #75 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was amendment.

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Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And five or more members having risen:

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

Vote #86

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

When shall the bill be read the third time? By leave, now?

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

Charles Hubbard Miramichi, NB

moved that the bill be read the third time and passed.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Guimond Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, QC

Mr. Speaker, once again, I seek the unanimous consent of this House to apply the results of the vote just taken to this vote. If any members wish to vote differently, let them say so immediately.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the House give its unanimous consent to apply the results of the vote as indicated?

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

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

Vote #87

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

It being 6:28 p.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's order paper.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

April 9th, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.

Conservative

Dave Batters Palliser, SK

moved that Bill C-519, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for serious personal injury offence), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Mr. Speaker, before I begin I will take a moment to explain the medal I am wearing on my right lapel. To explain to the many people across the Canada who would have watched at home, riveted to their television sets, throughout the vote that just took place, the medals we are all wearing commemorate the 91st anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We commemorate the courage of those soldiers, who did what many people thought was impossible and took that hill. It was a day when Canada truly came into its own.

As a member of Parliament, one feels a great sense of responsibility when choosing the subject for one's first private member's bill. I have focused my private member's bill, Bill C-519, on a matter very close to my heart. It is rooted in a tragic criminal case, which became one of the main reasons that I entered federal politics.

On November 4, 2003, Michelle Lenius, a 32 year old woman with three children, was murdered by her estranged husband, Kevin Lenius. Michelle was my friend and the friend and co-worker of my wife Denise. Kevin was out on bail at the time of this terrible incident.

Two weeks before Kevin strangled Michelle to death, he waited for her inside her darkened Regina home until she arrived later that night. Then he raped her and assaulted her and threatened to kill her if she went to the police. Despite this threat, Michelle made the brave--

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:30 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

I am sorry to interrupt the hon. member for Palliser, but I have a point of order from the hon. member for Ottawa—Orléans.

Vote on Bill S-203
Points of Order
Private Members' Business

6:30 p.m.

Conservative

Royal Galipeau Ottawa—Orléans, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wonder if I could have the unanimous consent of the House to revisit a mistake for which I was responsible a few minutes ago.

On the fourth vote, I voted to support Bill S-203. In the confusion of all the noise, when the Speaker called for the nays, both chair occupants sitting here in the rump stood again, definitely in error, and my vote was included as having voted against. Thankfully my colleague from Regina—Qu'Appelle was not counted as voting against, but I was. It will appear that I voted twice. My intention was to vote once and was to vote in favour of Bill S-203.

Vote on Bill S-203
Points of Order
Private Members' Business

6:30 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Speaker Bill Blaikie

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to correct the record?