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House of Commons Hansard #77 of the 38th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was students.

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The House resumed from April 5 consideration of the motion.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

It being 3:10 p.m. the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of concurrence in the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development in the name of the hon. member for Red Deer.

Call in the members.

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

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

The House resumed from April 5 consideration of the motion that Bill C-278, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (improvement of the employment insurance system), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Employment Insurance ActPrivate Members' Business

April 6th, 2005 / 3:20 p.m.

The Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-278 under private members' business.

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

Employment Insurance ActPrivate Members' Business

3:35 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

The House resumed from April 5 consideration of the motion.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit War VeteransPrivate Members' Business

3:35 p.m.

The Speaker

Pursuant to order made on Tuesday, April 5, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion No. 193 under private members' business.

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

First Nations, Métis and Inuit War VeteransPrivate Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

I wish to inform the House that because of the deferred recorded divisions, government orders will be extended by 36 minutes.

Business of the HousePrivate Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Karen Redman Liberal Kitchener Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Discussions have taken place among all parties and I believe you would find unanimous consent for the following motion:

That the House shall not sit on Friday, April 8, 2005; and

That, during the consideration of government orders on April 7, 2005, the Chair shall not receive any quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent to propose a motion and, if a division is requested on any substantive motion, the said division shall be deferred to the end of the time provided for government orders on April 12, 2005.

Business of the HousePrivate Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. chief government whip have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Business of the HousePrivate Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business of the HousePrivate Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Business of the HousePrivate Members' Business

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Bernard Patry Liberal Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, regarding Bill C-25, an act governing the operation of remote sensing space systems, with amendment.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Conservative

John Williams Conservative Edmonton—St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the eighth report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts regarding the Main Estimates, 2005-06, vote 20 under finance, referred to the committee on Friday, February 25, 2005.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Liberal Beauséjour, NB

Mr. Speaker, with all the noise following question period and the circulation in the chamber, I was not able under tabling of documents to present the government's response to five petitions. Perhaps you could ask for unanimous consent to revert to tabling of documents so I could do that.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Speaker

Is there unanimous consent to revert to tabling of documents?

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Government Response to PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Beauséjour New Brunswick

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I am tabling, in both official languages, the government's response to five petitions.

Heritage Lighthouse Protection ActRoutine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Gerald Keddy Conservative South Shore—St. Margaret's, NS

moved that Bill S-14, an act to protect heritage lighthouses, be read the first time.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time)

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Art Hanger Conservative Calgary Northeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a series of petitions with a total of 1,112 names of petitioners not only from my riding but also from other parts of this great country of ours.

The petitioners call upon Parliament to use all possible legislative and administrative measures, including invoking section 33 of the charter, the notwithstanding clause, if necessary, to preserve and protect the current definition of marriage as between one man and one woman.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Pat O'Brien Liberal London—Fanshawe, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions to present today. The first two petitions relate to the subject of marriage.

The petitioners note that the traditional definition of marriage in this country has been changed by certain lower courts but not by the Supreme Court of Canada. The petitioners call on Parliament to define in law marriage as being the lifelong union of one man and one woman.

The other two petitions that I have also relate to the subject of marriage. The petitioners note that marriage has traditionally been defined as the union of one man and one woman in Canada and throughout all civilizations across many cultures and different religious heritages. The petitioners call on Parliament to use all possible legislative steps to protect the current definition of marriage.

I am very pleased to present these petitions. I fully agree with them of course.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Conservative

Leon Benoit Conservative Vegreville—Wainwright, AB

Madam Speaker, I am proud to present this petition on behalf of constituents on the very important issue of marriage.

The petitioners call on Parliament to maintain the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others. They recognize that marriage is the foundation for families and for raising children and they want it to stay that way.

PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:50 p.m.

Liberal

Gurbax Malhi Liberal Bramalea—Gore—Malton, ON

Madam Speaker, I present a petition in which the petitioners call upon Parliament to support the historic definition of marriage.

The petitioners would like to express their views that marriage should be protected as the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.