House of Commons Hansard #30 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was public.

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The House resumed from April 19 consideration of the motion that Bill C-470, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (revocation of registration), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Income Tax Act
Private Members' Business

6:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill 470 under private members' business.

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

Vote #33

Income Tax Act
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried. Accordingly, the bill is referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee.)

The House resumed from April 20 consideration of the motion that Bill C-384, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (right to die with dignity), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House will now proceed to the taking of deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-384 under private members' business.

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

Vote #34

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion lost.

I have received several points of order.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ujjal Dosanjh Vancouver South, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I was rather distracted in the process of voting and voted yes, while I intended to actually vote no. Therefore, I request that my vote be changed.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Dryden York Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, on the same matter, I intended to vote against the motion, but I voted for it. I would like permission to change my vote to against it.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is there consent for the hon. members for Vancouver South and York Centre to change their vote from yes to no?

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I am afraid the hon. members might have voted twice, we seem to have had this experience lately, and then they could have chosen. They could have voted yes and then voted no. We have had this happen in the House recently, as they might recall. However, in the circumstances, we will leave the vote as is, but their point of order has been duly noted on the record.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Conservative

Steven Fletcher Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to be recorded as abstaining on this bill. The reason is I believe end of life issues need to be debated more in our country. I believe that life should be the first choice but not the only choice and that we have to ensure that resources and supports are provided to Canadians so that choice is free.

I believe, when all is said and done, the individual is ultimately responsible. I want to make this decision for myself, and if I cannot, I want my family to make the decision. I believe most Canadians, or many Canadians, feel the same. As William Henley said in his poem Invictus, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul”.

Criminal Code
Private Members' Business

6:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

It being 6:40 p.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's order paper.