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House of Commons Hansard #66 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was troops.

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Alleged Violation of Elections ActPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mark Holland Liberal Ajax—Pickering, ON

Mr. Speaker, my CFO entered into a compliance agreement. It was for a local ad. He forgot to add the words “authorized by CFO”. He entered into a compliance agreement.

For him to say that I violated the Elections Canada Act is a smear tactic. It is inaccurate and that member should be ashamed. I ask that he retract the comment. It is completely false and it is inflammatory.

Alleged Violation of Elections ActPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I believe that matter is now closed.

The hon. member for Ottawa-Vanier on another point.

Alleged Violation of Elections ActPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Liberal Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would like to return to a question of privilege raised by the member for Acadie—Bathurst and the member for Gatineau.

Yesterday, in response to my question, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages said that she had not turned down an invitation. I have here a letter dated February 25, 2008, addressed to the chair of the committee, in which she says, “I must respectfully decline the committee's invitation”.

Do I have unanimous consent to table this letter in the House?

Alleged Violation of Elections ActPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member for Ottawa—Vanier have unanimous consent to table the letter?

Alleged Violation of Elections ActPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Alleged Violation of Elections ActPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

There is no unanimous consent.

I will now give the floor to the hon. Minister of National Defence on a point of order.

Tabling of DocumentPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Central Nova Nova Scotia

Conservative

Peter MacKay ConservativeMinister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. In compliance with your encyclopedic knowledge of Marleau and Montpetit and Beauchesne's, I would like to table a letter that I referred to extensively during question period. I know members opposite will be delighted and are very anxious to read the letter.

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Whitby—Oshawa Ontario

Conservative

Jim Flaherty ConservativeMinister of Finance

moved that a ways and means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 26, 2008, and to enact provisions to preserve the fiscal plan set out in that budget, be concurred in.

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

All those opposed will please say nay.

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Motion No. 10Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

In my opinion the yeas 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 #74

Ways and MeansOral Questions

3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried.

Message from the SenateOral Questions

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed certain bills.

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

March 13th, 2008 / 3:25 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill ConservativeSecretary of State and Chief Government Whip

moved:

That, in relation to its study of tasers, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be authorized to travel to Ottawa, Ontario, on March 31, 2008, and that the necessary staff accompany the committee.

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is it agreed?

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Public Safety and National SecurityCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

Citizenship and ImmigrationCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Prince George—Peace River B.C.

Conservative

Jay Hill ConservativeSecretary of State and Chief Government Whip

moved:

That, in relation to its studies on Iraqi refugee issues, temporary foreign workers and undocumented workers, and immigration consultants, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be authorized to travel to Vancouver, B.C., Edmonton, Alberta, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba from March 31 to April 3, 2008, and that the necessary staff do accompany the committee.

That, in relation to its studies on Iraqi refugee issues, temporary foreign workers and undocumented workers, and immigration consultants, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be authorized to travel to Waterloo, Ontario, Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec from April 6 to 11, 2008, and that the necessary staff do accompany the committee.

That, in relation to its studies on Iraqi refugee issues, temporary foreign workers and undocumented workers, and immigration consultants, 12 members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be authorized to travel to Quebec City, Quebec, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Halifax, Nova Scotia and St. John's, Newfoundland from April 13 to 17, 2008, and that the necessary staff do accompany the committee.

Citizenship and ImmigrationCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is that agreed?

Citizenship and ImmigrationCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.