House of Commons Hansard #144 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was veterans.

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Oral Questions
Points of Order
Oral Questions

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

Order, order. It is not for the Speaker to pass judgment on the accuracy of statements made in the House.

However, one thing the Speaker is tasked to do is to keep the rules of decorum. I did ask the hon. member for Don Valley West to withdraw the unparliamentary language that I heard. “Intentionally mislead” is a term that has consistently been found to be unparliamentary. That is something the Speaker is allowed to pass judgment on.

I would ask the member for Don Valley West to withdraw that portion of his remarks.

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March 11th, 2011 / 12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Rob Oliphant Don Valley West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I will withdraw the remarks with deep concern that he unintentionally misled the House.

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12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

I think the House appreciates that.

I see the hon. parliamentary secretary rising. I am going to caution him. If this is another exchange or debate over facts, the Speaker is not going to have much time for that. We have to move on to other business.

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12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Rick Dykstra St. Catharines, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am simply going to inform the House that I am quite prepared, with unanimous consent, to table this document that shows on the front page that the member is a member of Parliament.

The email that the member referred to states, “[The member for Don Valley West], 1 Leaside Park Drive, Unit 1, Toronto, Ontario”, and the postal code. On the—

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12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Deputy Speaker Andrew Scheer

The hon. member is requesting unanimous consent to table a document. Does the House give its consent to table the document?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Export of Military Goods from Canada
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the Report on Exports of Military Goods from Canada for the years 2007-2009.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Bruce Stanton Simcoe North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, entitled “Supplementary Estimates (C) 2010-11”.

Status of Women
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Tilly O'Neill-Gordon Miramichi, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th and 13th reports of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women in relation to gender-based analysis of federal funding in sport and gender-based analysis of legislation.

Health
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Megan Leslie Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 15th report of the Standing Committee on Health.

It is in relation to supplementary estimates (C) 2010-11, votes 1c, 5c, 10c and 25c under health.

Canadian Mission in Afghanistan
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Calgary East
Alberta

Conservative

Deepak Obhrai Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan entitled, “Recommendations on Non-Military Aspects of the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan Post-2011”. Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

Government Operations and Estimates
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates in relation to its study on the freeze of departmental budget envelopes and government operations.

Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Fort McMurray—Athabasca
Alberta

Conservative

Brian Jean Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present, in both official languages, the 10th report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities in relation to Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act. The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House with amendments.

Purchase and Sale of Precious Metal Articles Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

Paul Calandra Oak Ridges—Markham, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-638, An Act respecting the establishment of a National Strategy for the Purchase and Sale of Second-hand Precious Metal Articles.

Mr. Speaker, as the title of the bill obviously implies, the bill seeks to drive out unscrupulous gold buyers from the purchase and sale of second-hand metals.

As the prices of precious metals increase, more and more people are getting into this business. Therefore, the bill calls on the minister to work with his provincial counterparts to make sure that only those individuals with the actual intent of doing this properly are allowed to maintain and stay in this business. The bill would get rid of all of the unscrupulous people who would seek to prey on those who find themselves in desperate situations.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Income Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

NDP

Olivia Chow Trinity—Spadina, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-639, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (universal child care benefit).

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to move a bill to remove the taxes from the universal child care benefits, seconded by the member for Halifax.

Every Christmas parents get a rude surprise. They receive a letter from the government and are told that they must pay taxes on their $100 a month baby bonus from the government. It is a classic case of the Conservative government giving with one hand and taking with another.

Working parents are particularly hard hit. In a month's time, by the end of April, these parents will have to pay collectively over $200 million in taxes.

My bill would make this child benefit tax free so Canadians have a few more dollars in their pockets to buy a few more toys, books and nutritious food for their kids. There is absolutely no excuse to pay taxes on money destined for children.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)