House of Commons Hansard #132 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was iran.

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Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

NDP

Thomas Mulcair Outremont, QC

Madam Speaker, if the Bloc members were the slightest bit sincere, they would have accepted the amendments that were put forward last night that sought to take care of the real problem: the drug dealers and the fraudsters. It would have been easy to subdivide it to keep the possibility for first-time non-violent offenders of minor offences to go to a halfway house. But no, they are throwing the baby out with the bath water for purely partisan purposes in a pre-election period.

It is a shame to see the Bloc Québécois that was once some force for social democracy in this country throwing its lot in with the right wing. It is a real shame.

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

Bloc

Maria Mourani Ahuntsic, QC

Madam Speaker, I want to remind the hon. member that in September 2009, he agreed with unanimously passing our bill, which proposed exactly the same thing we are proposing today. In March 2010, he also voted for unanimous consent. He is putting on a show here because he knows full well that he should be voting in favour of this bill. He knows full well, and—

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

Order, please.

The hon. member for Outremont has a few seconds to respond.

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

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NDP

Thomas Mulcair Outremont, QC

Madam Speaker, I will quote “The Coach and the Fly”:

Whereon there did a fly approach,
And, with a vastly business air.
Cheered up the horses with his buzz,—
Now pricked them here, now pricked them there,
As neatly as a jockey does,—
And thought the while—he knew it was so—
He made the team and carriage go,
...
Thus certain ever-bustling noddies
Are seen in every great affair;
Important, swelling, busy-bodies,
And bores it's easier to bear
Than chase them from their needless care.

It is absolutely not true what—

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

5:15 p.m.

NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

It being 5:15 p.m., pursuant to order made Monday, February 14, it is my duty to interrupt the proceedings and put forthwith every question necessary to dispose of third reading of the bill now before the House.

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

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NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

Abolition of Early Parole Act
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NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

All those opposed will please say nay.

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

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Some hon. members

Nay.

Abolition of Early Parole Act
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NDP

The Acting Speaker Denise Savoie

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

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

Vote #183

Abolition of Early Parole Act
Government Orders

5:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

The House resumed from February 10 consideration of the motion.

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

5:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion to concur in the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-511).