House of Commons Hansard #65 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was trade.

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6:25 p.m.

NDP

José Nunez-Melo Laval, QC

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for Winnipeg North.

I would ask the minister and the parliamentary secretary the same question. Will he answer the question?

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Oak Ridges—Markham
Ontario

Conservative

Paul Calandra Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mr. Speaker, I am glad that the member for Winnipeg North is trying to ask me questions through other members.

I note that this is the second time the member for Laval has spoken to the bill. I want to congratulate him for taking advantage of the extraordinary opportunity we are providing by allowing debate on this topic.

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An hon. member

What a joke.

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Conservative

Paul Calandra Oak Ridges—Markham, ON

Mr. Speaker, of course the member for Malpeque could care less about artists and individual creators.

Does the member for Laval have any ideas on how we could protect the hundreds of thousands of jobs and creators in this economy? He is the last speaker today of over 50 NDP members who have spoken to this bill, and we still have not received that answer. I wonder if he might avail us with an answer to the question as to how we could protect and preserve jobs and investment in this country if we do not update the act.

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6:30 p.m.

NDP

José Nunez-Melo Laval, QC

Mr. Speaker, one way to protect current jobs is to refrain from putting restrictions in legislation. Bill C-11 in particular is very restrictive. If we want to maintain employment, and not just consider what affects the income of artists and all those who work in the media and elsewhere, the bill should be amended.

The House resumed from December 9 consideration of Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and the Canada Elections Act, as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 1

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6:30 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

It being 6:30 p.m., the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motions at report stage of Bill C-20.

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

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6:45 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

The question is on Motion No. 1.

(The House divided on Motion No. 1, which was negatived on the following division:)

Vote #100

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

I declare Motion No. 1 lost.

The next question is on Motion No. 8.

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Conservative

Gordon O'Connor Carleton—Mississippi Mills, ON

Mr. Speaker, if you seek it, I believe you would find agreement to apply the result from the previous motion to the current motion, with the Conservatives voting no.

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Conservative

The Speaker Andrew Scheer

Is there unanimous consent to proceed in this fashion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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NDP

Chris Charlton Hamilton Mountain, ON

Mr. Speaker, NDP members will be voting yes.

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Liberal

Judy Foote Random—Burin—St. George's, NL

Mr. Speaker, Liberals will be voting no.