House of Commons Hansard #96 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was first.

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Industry, Science and Technology
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Industry, Science and Technology
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Secretary of State and Chief Government Whip

Also, Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, in relation to its study of economic development challenges in Canada's northern territories, twelve (12) members of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development be authorized to travel to Iqaluit and Pangnirtung, Nunavut, in June 2008 and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, on another point of order, further to the normal Thursday question about the upcoming agenda of the House of Commons, I thank the government House leader for the information he provided at an earlier stage today. However, I would like to raise with him one further item of business, about which there has been some discussion among House leaders, and that is the possibility that the House of Commons may be favoured with a visit by a very distinguished foreign dignitary in the week that the House resumes after the May break. That would, potentially at least, be the president of Ukraine.

If that visit comes about, of course the official opposition would be delighted to consent to the president making a speech in the House of Commons, if that fits with his agenda. I want to make that point abundantly clear on behalf of the official opposition.

I also would like to ask the government House leader if he could provide any further information at this stage about the plans for the visit by the president of Ukraine. If that visit comes about, it will be necessary to rearrange the business day that we normally have in the House of Commons and make provision for things to happen at different times in the day than they usually do. That would include the rescheduling of question period in the ordinary course.

I wonder if the government House leader could provide any further detail at this stage about the government's plans with respect to this important visit.

Business of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

York—Simcoe
Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister for Democratic Reform

Mr. Speaker, certainly, the government would not want to cause any embarrassment or undiplomatic incident by making any suggestion in a public forum about what particular visitors to our country might or might not do when that happens. If anything were to occur of that nature, it would of course be addressed in this House and of course my friend is quite familiar with the discussions and negotiations we have had.

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
Government Orders

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is the House ready for the question?

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
Government Orders

3:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Question.

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
Government Orders

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
Government Orders

3:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act
Government Orders

3:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried. Consequently, this bill stands referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

(Motion agreed to, bill read the second time and referred to a committee)

Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement Act
Government Orders

May 15th, 2008 / 3:40 p.m.

Conservative

John Baird Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

moved that Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be read the second time and referred to a committee.