House of Commons Hansard #21 of the 40th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was budget.

Topics

Citizenship and Immigration
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

Mégantic—L'Érable
Québec

Conservative

Christian Paradis Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Mr. Speaker, it is the responsibility of this government to ensure that citizens receive appropriate service and that is what we are doing. The citizens of Quebec City will have the same service as that available throughout Canada, and that is first-rate service.

Chief Electoral Officer
Routine Proceedings

3 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Pursuant to Section 535.2 of the Canada Elections Act, I have the honour to lay upon the table two reports of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada regarding returning officers.

These reports are deemed to have been referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

3 p.m.

Liberal

Maria Minna Beaches—East York, ON

Mr. Speaker, during question period the President of the Treasury Board claimed, constantly, that the model that the government is using is based on the Ontario model. I know that it is not.

The information the minister is giving in the House is incorrect because the pieces that appear in the Ontario model are not at all in the government one, in terms of the commission, the tribunal, as well as all of the appeals and the lack of punishment for the unions, which the government has.

I would like to table the Ontario legislation so that the minister might read it and be able to reacquaint himself with the real facts of the legislation as opposed to what he is presenting in the House which is patently false and totally off-base.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Beaches—East York have the unanimous consent of the House to table this document?

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

There is no consent.

Inter-parliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mario Silva Davenport, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation for the Canadian section of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas respecting its participation in the regional workshop of Central and South American parliamentarians, “Liberalizing Trade: The WTO, the Doha Round and Development Challenges”, held in San José, Costa Rica, on November 7 and 8, 2008.

Scrutiny of Regulations
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

March 2nd, 2009 / 3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Kania Brampton West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations in relation to the review of statutory instruments. If the House gives consent, I intend to move concurrence in this report later today.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Conservative

Dave Van Kesteren Chatham-Kent—Essex, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-330, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Chatham-Kent--Essex.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to move this private member's bill for a name change to my riding. As you know Chatham-Kent—Essex is the current name. The people of Leamington, who occupy that section of Essex, have brought it to my attention that they would like to see this name change. This private member's bill has already taken place in the provincial legislature and I would also like to table this in this House, as well.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Conservative

Daryl Kramp Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-331, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without a warrant).

Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to introduce my private member's bill today, an act to amend the Criminal Code. The purpose of this bill is to give a peace officer the power to arrest without a warrant a person who is in breach of a probation order binding the person or a condition of the person's parole. I believe all members of all parties in the House of Commons would agree to support and see a speedy passage of this bill.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Conservative

Daryl Kramp Prince Edward—Hastings, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-332, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (review of parole ineligibility) and to amend other Acts in consequence.

Mr. Speaker, the bill would amend the Criminal Code to repeal section 745.6 of the act, often referred to as the faint hope clause, which allows a person sentenced to life imprisonment for high treason or murder to apply after 15 years for a reduction in parole ineligibility.

The bill also makes related amendments to the Criminal Code and amends certain other acts in consequence.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Scrutiny of Regulations
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Andrew Kania Brampton West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I move that the first report of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations presented to the House earlier today be concurred in.

Scrutiny of Regulations
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Brampton West have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Scrutiny of Regulations
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Scrutiny of Regulations
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?