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House of Commons Hansard #44 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was judges.

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Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

Noon

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Are the documents in question in both official languages?

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

Noon

Conservative

Tony Clement Conservative Parry Sound—Muskoka, ON

Mr. Speaker, yes, they are in both official languages.

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

Noon

Liberal

Kevin Lamoureux Liberal Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on the same point of order. I find it highly irregular. I appreciate that the government spares no cost in terms of tax dollars in researching the background of individuals. It was a legitimate question in regard to the actions of the government. The amount of disrespect that the minister put has cast a shadow--

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

Noon

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order. Tabling of documents. The hon. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims AgreementRoutine Proceedings

Noon

Kenora Ontario

Conservative

Greg Rickford ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement.

Government Response to PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

Noon

Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre Saskatchewan

Conservative

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to four petitions.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

York—Simcoe Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations and I would ask for unanimous consent for the following motion:

That the bill on notice entitled “An Act to give effect to the Agreement between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada concerning the Eeyou Marine Region” be permitted to be introduced today.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Does the hon. Leader of the Government in the House of Commons have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

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

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to.)

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Leona Aglukkaq Conservative Nunavut, NU

FinanceCommittees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

November 4th, 2011 / 12:05 p.m.

Saint Boniface Manitoba

Conservative

Shelly Glover ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Finance in relation to Bill C-13, an act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures.

The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House without amendments.

Bill C-18Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

Blaine Calkins Conservative Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the first report of the legislative committee on Bill C-18, an act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts.

Bill C-18Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Wayne Easter Liberal Malpeque, PE

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I want to be clear that the bill that the committee is reporting on is the bill where the Conservative government violated farmers' rights by not allowing a vote under the current legislation before the House. Is this also the committee that failed to hold hearings in western Canada and give farmers a say?

Bill C-18Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. I can confirm to the House that this is Bill C-18 and it is from the legislative committee that was struck for Bill C-18.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

York—Simcoe Ontario

Conservative

Peter Van Loan ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, with regard to the bill introduced earlier today, I wish to seek unanimous consent for the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practices of this House, Bill C-22, An Act to give effect to the Agreement between the Crees of Eeyou Istchee and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada concerning the Eeyou Marine Region shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Does the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons have the unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

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

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Eeyou Marine Region Land Claims Agreement ActRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to, bill read the second time, considered in committee of the whole, reported without amendment, concurred in, read the third time and passed)

Mining IndustryPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin NDP Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have today a petition to present from literally thousands of Canadians across Canada.

The petitioners point out that they are appalled by reports that Canadian mining and oil and gas companies are involved in human rights and environmental violations around the world. In particular, they are embarrassed at the Canadian government's lack of action against such violations in eastern Congo, leading to the use of the term “the iron fist of Canada” to describe the Canadian government's support of activities harmful to Congolese communities.

Therefore, the petitioners request that the House the Commons legislate the standards for Canadian mining companies operating outside of Canada to be the same as the standards they must reach operating inside of Canada. This would include, but not be limited to, making participation in corporate social responsibility review process, allowing the corporate social responsibility review to produce legally binding judgments to include the violation of human rights and other harm to communities as part of any legally binding accountability mechanism and to revitalize the spirit and the principle of Bill C-300 of the last Parliament to hold Canadian extractive companies to the standards of decency Canadians expect of their government—

Mining IndustryPetitionsRoutine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

Order, please. I remind the hon. member and all hon. members that the practice for petitions is to not read the petitions and to simply give a succinct summary thereof.

The hon. member for Etobicoke North on a petition.