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Evidence of meeting #3 for Subcommittee on Private Members' Business in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was take.

A recording is available from Parliament.

On the agenda

MPs speaking

Also speaking

Michel Bédard  Committee Researcher
Clerk of the Committee  Mr. Olivier Champagne

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

Okay.

Go ahead, Mr. Reid.

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

Scott Reid Conservative Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington, ON

I appreciate, as I always do, Monsieur Dion's comments. I personally do think that setting this aside so that we can base this on something other than a recollection of what might have been in the subject matter of Tremblay v. Daigle would be the only circumstance under which I would feel comfortable casting a vote one way or the other. I guess once again I am.... Actually, maybe before I do that, I have one other comment to make, which is that it's not Mr. Woodworth's fault that it got introduced today. It really wasn't, you know.

I guess I'm going to move again that we delay this to give me the opportunity and others the chance to read that case so I can feel confident in making this decision. That's the motion I'm proposing, that our decision be delayed until that has occurred.

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

Is there discussion on the motion?

Mr. Dion?

11:50 a.m.

Liberal

Stéphane Dion Liberal Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, QC

I'm ready to vote on it. The motion is very clear.

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

I'm the Chair, so I can't comment.

All in favour of Mr. Reid's motion? Those opposed?

(Motion tied).

11:50 a.m.

NDP

Philip Toone NDP Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC

I'm curious....

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

I'm going to vote against it.

All in favour of making this motion votable, please indicate so. Everybody in favour of allowing this to be votable, indicate. Those opposed...?

It is carried.

We are on motion 370.

11:50 a.m.

Committee Researcher

Michel Bédard

The purpose of this bill is to change the name of the St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada to “Thousand Islands National Park of Canada”.

This bill appears to concern a question that falls under federal jurisdiction; it does not appear to clearly be unconstitutional; no similar private member's bill has been voted on in the current session of Parliament; no government bill concerning the same question is currently on the Order Paper.

11:50 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

Okay. All in favour...? Are there any comments?

Motion 370 will proceed.

Now we have motion 314.

11:50 a.m.

Committee Researcher

Michel Bédard

The motion reads as follows:

That the House acknowledge that Canada lags behind international search and rescue norms and urge the government to recognize the responsibility of the Canadian Forces for the protection of Canadians, and to take such measures as may be required for Canada to achieve the common international readiness standard of 30 minutes at all times, from tasking to becoming airborne, in response to search and rescue incidents.

The motion appears to be a matter of federal jurisdiction; it does not appear to clearly violate the Constitution; no private member's bill that is similar to it has been voted on in the current session; no similar bill is currently on the Order Paper.

11:55 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

Are there questions or comments?

All in favour?

Now we have Bill C-394.

11:55 a.m.

Committee Researcher

Michel Bédard

Bill C-394 would amend the Criminal Code to make it an offence to recruit or invite a person to join a criminal organization.

This bill does not seem to concern a matter that is outside federal jurisdiction; it does not seem to clearly violate the provisions of the Constitution, including the Charter of Rights; no similar private member's bill has been voted on in the current session; no similar government bill is currently on the Order Paper or the Notice Paper.

11:55 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Harold Albrecht

Are there any questions or comments?

All in favour of allowing it to proceed? So ordered.

That brings us to the end of our list, and at this point I need someone to move that the subcommittee present a report listing those items which it has determined should not be designated non-votable, and recommending that they be considered by the House.

That's moved by Mr. Toone.

All in favour?

(Motion agreed to)

Thank you.

The meeting is adjourned.