House of Commons Hansard #62 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was research.

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Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act
Government Orders

6:20 p.m.

Conservative

Ed Fast Abbotsford, BC

We will have a majority government

Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act
Government Orders

6:20 p.m.

NDP

Jim Maloway Elmwood—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, a Conservative member said that they are going to have a majority government. I say dream on. That is never going to happen with that government. The reality is that things are getting a little bit desperate over there because they know that time is not on their side. The Conservatives are finishing their fifth year in government now. While things may look reasonably rosy relatively speaking, when one starts adding months and years to their longevity in government, there is a certain time when things are going to start to fall and they will not be able to regain.

My point is that that is the agenda they are following and it causes problems for the legislative agenda. The political agenda rules over the legislative agenda. The Conservatives could care less about the legislative agenda. They are really looking at it in terms of the day-to-day politics, how well they can do in the polls and what they can gain out of it. That is not how they should be governing in terms of the legislative agenda with respect to crime. The police forces need action now. The public deserves better from the government. It deserves an intelligent, smart on crime approach, which it is not getting from the government.

In terms of the other provisions of this bill, it also expands the registry to include those convicted of sexual offences outside Canada. That is very important given the identification of sex tourism. It probably existed for many years, but it has only come to public attention over the last decade or so. I think we could all agree that is an excellent improvement to the registry.

Another excellent improvement is the expansion of the type of information included in the registry, including necessary administrative fields that are currently absent.

Another positive aspect would be allowing the police to notify authorities in other foreign and Canadian jurisdictions when a registered sex offender will be travelling to their area.

There are also various administrative changes to improve coordination and communication between different agencies.

There was some mention in terms of information such as the identification of the type of car that was being driven and a certain expansion of information regarding the offenders that is not currently allowed in the registry. There is no point in having information in a registry that does not allow the police to get proper information. It is very important to have information such as phone numbers and car identification.

Protecting Victims From Sex Offenders Act
Government Orders

6:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

The hon. member for Elmwood--Transcona will have nine minutes when the House returns to this matter.

The House resumed from June 10 consideration of the motion.

Opposition Motion—Securities Regulation
Business of Supply
Government Orders

6:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

It being 6:30 p.m., pursuant to order made on Thursday, June 10, 2010, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Paillé, the hon. member for Hochelaga, relating to the business of supply.

Call in the members.

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

Vote #73

Business of Supply
Government Orders

6:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

I declare the motion lost.

Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Government Orders

6:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

The House will now proceed to the taking of deferred recorded division on the motion at the third reading stage of Bill C-2.

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

Vote #74

Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

I declare the motion carried.

(Motion agreed to, bill read the third time and passed)

Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Barry Devolin

Pursuant to an order made on Thursday, June 10, 2010, the House shall now resolve itself into committee of the whole to consider Motion No. 5 under Government Business.

I do now leave the chair for the House to go into committee of the whole.

(House in committee of the whole on Government Business No. 5, Ms. Denise Savoie in the chair)

Multiple Sclerosis
Government Orders

7:10 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved:

That this committee take note of the measures being taken to address the treatment of multiple sclerosis.

Multiple Sclerosis
Government Orders

7:10 p.m.

NDP

The Deputy Chair Denise Savoie

Before we begin this evening's debate, I would like to remind hon. members of how the proceedings will unfold.

Each member speaking will be allotted 10 minutes for debate, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments. The debate will end after four hours or when no member rises to speak.

Pursuant to the order adopted earlier, the Chair will receive no dilatory motions, no quorum calls and no requests for unanimous consent.

We will now begin tonight's take note debate. The Chair will now recognize the hon. Minister of Health.