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House of Commons Hansard #45 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was senate.

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Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

4:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

4:05 p.m.

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I refer to what has just taken place. I look at the order paper where it says that debate is limited to two hours, pursuant to section 28(11) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons. That is reflecting the amount of debate that should have been allowed on this particular issue.

That is the reason I stand on a point of order. It is important to note that the NDP had moved a motion that was supposed to be entitled to two hours of debate and before any other member was even afforded the opportunity to speak to the motion, the government, using its majority, made the—

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

4:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. I have to stop the member there.

The motion to adjourn a debate is not debatable. It is votable and members have all had the opportunity to express their view on the motion, and the House has just taken a decision on it.

Given the results of the previous vote, the Chair would like to remind the House of the provisions of subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, which reads:

If no motion pursuant to subsection (11) has been previously moved and disposed of, a motion to concur in the report shall be deemed to have been moved on the 30th sitting day after the day on which the report was tabled, and the Speaker shall immediately put every question necessary to dispose of the motion.

Given that the motion of the member for Timmins—James Bay has not been disposed of and given that today is the 30th sitting day after the day on which the report was tabled, the Chair is obliged to proceed.

In accordance with subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, a motion to concur in the report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, entitled The Guergis Report, is deemed to have been moved.

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

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

4:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

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

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Yea.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

All those opposed will please say nay.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Nay.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

The chief government whip has just advised me that if I were to seek it, I might find consent to proceed with the vote immediately.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

No.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

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Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

There is no consent.

Call in the members.

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

Vote #55

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner ReportRoutine Proceedings

November 14th, 2011 / 4:50 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

It is my duty pursuant to Standing Order 38 to inform the House that the question to be raised tonight at the time of adjournment is as follows: the hon. member for Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Infrastructure.

Multiple SclerosisPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:50 p.m.

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Liberal Wascana, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by a number of people across western Canada, particularly in Saskatchewan and Alberta, expressing their concern about Canadians who are suffering from the combination of multiple sclerosis and chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, otherwise known as CCSVI. They point out that when the two diseases appear to occur together simultaneously, often our medical system declines to treat the multiple sclerosis or the CCSVI with the new angioplasty type of treatment.

The petitioners are calling upon the Minister of Health to consult more broadly with experts, particularly those who have experience with the new technology and treatments. They urge the Minister of Health to proceed with phase III clinical trials on an urgent basis with respect to this new treatment and to develop a follow-up system so the consequences of the treatment can be accurately tracked.

Wapikoni MobilePetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

NDP

Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet NDP Hochelaga, QC

Mr. Speaker, today, I am very pleased to present a petition signed by nearly 2,000 people—it is too heavy for me to lift—including a number of residents of a first nation village, people from various cities and elected officials.

As you can see, these people come from a variety of backgrounds but they all firmly believe in a very important project: Wapikoni Mobile. This program, which produces movies and music, gives hope to aboriginal youth and sometimes literally saves their lives, is itself in danger.

The program's main source of funding—the $490,000 that it receives from the federal government and that ensures the survival of the mobile studio—was eliminated without warning.

Yet, in the seven years that the program has been in place, Wapikoni Mobile has proven its worth. Young participants have won 49 national and international awards, which is an average of seven awards per year.

How many projects can boast such an accomplishment?

Wapikoni Mobile must survive. That is what the nearly 2,000 people who signed this petition are asking the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development.

Multiple SclerosisPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Liberal

Kirsty Duncan Liberal Etobicoke North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition regarding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency, or CCSVI. Canada has one of the highest rates of devastating multiple sclerosis in the world with 55,000 to 75,000 Canadians suffering. Four hundred people die of MS each year and the suicide rate among MS patients is many times that of the national population.

While the government has announced clinical trials for CCSVI, all we have right now is announcements. What we need is action. Canadians with MS cannot afford to wait as any delay possibly means more damage. Therefore the petitioners call on the Minister of Health to consult experts actively engaged in diagnosis and treatment of CCSVI, to undertake phase III clinical trials on an urgent basis with a large patient participation in multiple centres across Canada and to require follow-up care.

HealthPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Liberal

Scott Simms Liberal Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor, NL

Mr. Speaker, I would like to proudly place this petition in the House for consideration by the government regarding a fundamental right for individuals to be able to choose to prevent illness. Freedom of choice in health care is becoming increasingly curtailed and further threatened by legislation and statutory regulations. The petitioners call on Parliament to guarantee the right of every Canadian to health freedom by enacting the charter of health freedom, drafted for the Natural Health Products Protection Association on September 4, 2008. The petitioners are primarily from central Newfoundland including Grand Falls, Windsor, Bishop's Falls and also Buchans.

Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Saskatchewan

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, Questions Nos. 148 and 157 will be answered today.

Question No. 148Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Green

Elizabeth May Green Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

With regard to the Afghan detainee documents, excluding all matters which are in their nature secret, for each document: (a) what are its contents; (b) what are the names of the (i) sender, (ii) recipients; and (c) on what date was it sent?

Question No. 148Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Ottawa West—Nepean Ontario

Conservative

John Baird ConservativeMinister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, on March 25, 2010, and on April 1, 2010, two sets of documents pertaining to Afghan detainees were tabled in the House of Commons. These documents can be accessed through the House of Commons Journals, sessional paper numbers 8530-403-3 and 8530-403-4.

On June 22, 2011, as agreed to by unanimous consent, the Minister of Foreign Affairs tabled an additional 362 documents.

The 362 documents tabled in the House of Commons on June 22, 2011 can be accessed through the Government of Canada’s website on Afghanistan at the following address: http://www.afghanistan.gc.ca/canada-afghanistan/documents/362.aspx?lang=eng.

Parliamentarians also have direct access to the June 22, 2011, documents through the Journals in the House of Commons, which can be referenced through sessional paper number 8530-411-3.

The tabling brought to a close a $12 million, 12-month process that reinforced what the government has said all along.

Question No. 157Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

NDP

Claude Patry NDP Jonquière—Alma, QC

With respect to the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) program of the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development: (a) how many GIS recipients were there in 2010 and 2011, by municipality, (i) in the riding of Jonquière—Alma, (ii) in the riding of Chicoutimi—Le Fjord?

Question No. 157Questions on the Order PaperRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Haldimand—Norfolk Ontario

Conservative

Diane Finley ConservativeMinister of Human Resources and Skills Development

Mr. Speaker, there were approximately 6,700 guaranteed income supplement, GIS, recipients in 2010, and 6,800 in 2011, in the riding of Jonquière-Alma.

There were approximately 7,000 GIS recipients in 2010 and 7,200 GIS recipients in 2011 in the riding of Chicoutimi-Le Fjord.

GIS recipients are not available by municipality .

Questions Passed as Orders for ReturnsRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Saskatchewan

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, if Questions Nos. 145, 146, 147, 149, 150, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 158, 159 and 160 could be made orders for returns, these returns would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed as Orders for ReturnsRoutine Proceedings

4:55 p.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Bruce Stanton

Is that agreed?