House of Commons Hansard #63 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was first.

Topics

Foreign affairs
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

Calgary East
Alberta

Conservative

Deepak Obhrai Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Foreign Affairs has clearly stated that it is his wish that this matter be settled. Our government is doing everything it can to facilitate this file. Most recently, the Minister of Foreign Affairs met with the minister of health from Saudi Arabia to raise this issue. We will continue raising this matter with the Saudi authorities.

G20 Summit
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

NDP

Olivia Chow Trinity—Spadina, ON

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives can find billions to stage the G20 photo op and millions for a fake lake, but nothing for the small businesses suffering from the lockdown of the largest city in Canada.

There will be no compensation for any property damages and it will take businesses up to seven years to get help. Yesterday 150 small businesses met to discuss the issues, but the federal representative did not even show up.

When will the Conservative government stop stonewalling and ignoring the needs of small businesses or does it just not care?

G20 Summit
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I thought my hon. colleague had a wonderful opportunity to set the record straight and to correct and apologize for the statements made by her party regarding Israel but, unfortunately, she did not seize the opportunity.

Public Safety
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

Conservative

Phil McColeman Brant, ON

Mr. Speaker, the Liberals continue to show how their party is out of touch with Canadians and farmers. The Liberal members for Ajax—Pickering and Malpeque continue to support the ineffective prison farm system and the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry.

Unlike the Liberals, this government places the rights of law-abiding Canadians above the rights of criminals.

Would the Minister of Public Safety inform the House why the prison farm system and the long gun registry are so ineffective?

Public Safety
Oral Questions

3 p.m.

Provencher
Manitoba

Conservative

Vic Toews Minister of Public Safety

Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his strong support of our farmers and of all law-abiding Canadians.

Our government does not believe that a program in which less than 1% of released offenders ever find work in the agricultural sector is effective or helps our farmers. We want to find skills for prisoners that they can actually put to use when they are back out on the street.

We also do not support the wasteful and ineffective long gun registry like the member for Malpeque does. He should apologize and vote against it.

Presence in Gallery
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I would like to draw to the attention of hon. members the presence in the gallery of the Hon. Yogi Huyghebaert, Minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing for Saskatchewan.

Presence in Gallery
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear!

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

June 15th, 2010 / 3:05 p.m.

NDP

Megan Leslie Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, during question period, I asked the Minister of Health a question about assisted human reproduction. It is my understanding that the translation was a bit garbled and I think it might have been evident because the answer was about aboriginal health.

I would like to give the minister the opportunity to hear the translation properly and give an answer to the question.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

That would be great, I am sure, but we do not normally have repeats of responses to questions after question period is over. However, the minister will be able to examine the record and, if she needs to make a correction, I am sure the minister could get up on a point of order and correct the record if such were necessary.

Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, just on the member's point of order. I would urge the hon. member to approach the Minister of Health, as I know she is very approachable, and have a conversation with her about that subject matter.

(Bill C-11. On the Order: Government Orders:)

June 11, 2010--Concurrence in report stage of Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act--the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.

Balanced Refugee Reform Act
Government Orders

3:05 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River
B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of motions whereby there have been consultations among all parties and I think, if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent for them. I will begin with the first one.

I move:

That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Federal Courts Act, be deemed to have been amended at the report stage as proposed in the report stage motion in the name of the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism on today's notice paper; be deemed concurred in as amended; and that the House be authorized to consider the bill at third reading later today.

Balanced Refugee Reform Act
Government Orders

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Does the hon. government House leader have the consent of the House to propose this motion?

Balanced Refugee Reform Act
Government Orders

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Balanced Refugee Reform Act
Government Orders

3:05 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?