House of Commons Hansard #91 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was jobs.

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Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre
Saskatchewan

Conservative

Tom Lukiwski Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the House do now proceed to the orders of the day.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

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

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

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

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

All those opposed will please say nay.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

4:25 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

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

Vote #146

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

5:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

I declare the motion carried.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation Motion
Safe Streets and Communities Act
Government Orders

March 7th, 2012 / 5:05 p.m.

York—Simcoe
Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, in relation to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the stage of consideration of Senate amendments to the bill; and

That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government orders on the day allotted to the consideration of the said stage of the said bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation Motion
Safe Streets and Communities Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, there will now be a 30 minute question period.

At this time, I would invite hon. members who wish to pose questions to the government to stand to indicate how much time the Chair will need to allot for questions. Members will also be reminded that for the purposes of this 30 minute question period, preference is given to opposition members who wish to pose questions.

The hon. member for Windsor—Tecumseh.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation Motion
Safe Streets and Communities Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

NDP

Joe Comartin Windsor—Tecumseh, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am not surprised by this motion. There should not be any reason why we should be surprised. It has happened 16 times since Parliament started. Since the May 2 election, this will be the 17th time.

It is a total abdication of the democratic responsibilities that the government should have, and every Government of Canada should have and has up until this point, to allow for meaningful democratic discussion and debate in the House. We are here for that. That is why it is called Parliament.

The government has never understood this. Since the Conservatives received a majority, they have run roughshod over that moral, democratic responsibility they have to the opposition parties and to Canadian citizens as a whole.

I understand the member will move another motion of this kind on Bill C-31. When will we see that one?

Bill C-10—Time Allocation Motion
Safe Streets and Communities Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

Niagara Falls
Ontario

Conservative

Rob Nicholson Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, that question would have to be directed to the government House leader.

The hon. member says that he would like to have meaningful debate. Let him check Hansard from this afternoon. What was all that nonsense going on, a stalling by the NDP?

I would be hard-pressed to come up with any bill that has had as extensive an amount of debate as this one has had. Indeed, one of the major components of the bill is the part that goes after drug traffickers. It has been over four years since that bill was introduced to Parliament. There have been hundreds of witnesses and hundreds of hours, days, months and years spent discussing this.

It is about time we give the people of Canada what they have asked for. They want this bill. They supported us. That is what we are delivering today.

Bill C-10—Time Allocation Motion
Safe Streets and Communities Act
Government Orders

5:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Bruce Stanton

Before we continue with questions and comments, in light of the fact that there are many more members who wish to ask questions than the 30 minutes will allow, we will default to the normal 1 minute question and 1 minute response, as we have customarily done.

The hon. member for Toronto Centre.