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House of Commons Hansard #30 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was veterans.

Topics

Business of SupplyGovernment Orders

5:55 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Business of SupplyGovernment Orders

5:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

All those opposed will please say nay.

Business of SupplyGovernment Orders

5:55 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Business of SupplyGovernment Orders

5:55 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

In my opinion, the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

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

Vote #31

Business of SupplyGovernment Orders

6:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion lost.

The House resumed from April 14 consideration of the motion that Bill C-429, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Department of Public Works and Government Services ActPrivate Members' Business

6:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-429 under private members' business.

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

Vote #32

Department of Public Works and Government Services ActPrivate Members' Business

6:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried. Accordingly, the bill is referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee.)

The House resumed from April 19 consideration of the motion that Bill C-470, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (revocation of registration), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Income Tax ActPrivate Members' Business

6:15 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill 470 under private members' business.

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

Vote #33

Income Tax ActPrivate Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion carried. Accordingly, the bill is referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee.)

The House resumed from April 20 consideration of the motion that Bill C-384, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (right to die with dignity), be read the second time and referred to a committee.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:25 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

The House will now proceed to the taking of deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-384 under private members' business.

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

Vote #34

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I declare the motion lost.

I have received several points of order.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ujjal Dosanjh Liberal Vancouver South, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I was rather distracted in the process of voting and voted yes, while I intended to actually vote no. Therefore, I request that my vote be changed.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Dryden Liberal York Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, on the same matter, I intended to vote against the motion, but I voted for it. I would like permission to change my vote to against it.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Is there consent for the hon. members for Vancouver South and York Centre to change their vote from yes to no?

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

I am afraid the hon. members might have voted twice, we seem to have had this experience lately, and then they could have chosen. They could have voted yes and then voted no. We have had this happen in the House recently, as they might recall. However, in the circumstances, we will leave the vote as is, but their point of order has been duly noted on the record.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:35 p.m.

Conservative

Steven Fletcher Conservative Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to be recorded as abstaining on this bill. The reason is I believe end of life issues need to be debated more in our country. I believe that life should be the first choice but not the only choice and that we have to ensure that resources and supports are provided to Canadians so that choice is free.

I believe, when all is said and done, the individual is ultimately responsible. I want to make this decision for myself, and if I cannot, I want my family to make the decision. I believe most Canadians, or many Canadians, feel the same. As William Henley said in his poem Invictus, “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul”.

Criminal CodePrivate Members' Business

6:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

It being 6:40 p.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's order paper.