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House of Commons Hansard #142 of the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was immigration.

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Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to table those documents?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

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Nepean—Carleton Ontario

Conservative

Pierre Poilievre ConservativeParliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Mr. Speaker, the hon. member is referring to the $5,000 transfer from the Liberal Party of Canada on July 9, 2004, from the national party to the local riding association of Don Valley West. The same $5,000 was transferred back on July 15, 2004, just one week later.

The hon. member commented on the unimpeachable integrity of Mr. John Godfrey, who was then a member of Parliament. I am not rising to contest that integrity. In fact, I think that transaction was perfectly allowable under the elections laws, as were all of the transactions that were made by the Conservative Party, which were of an identical nature. I would also note that Elections Canada, and this is the key, allowed that transaction to be considered a local expense, not to count against the national spending limit of the Liberal Party.

Likewise, transactions of an identical nature from the Conservative Party and its local riding associations should be considered local expenses and not considered against--

Oral QuestionsPoints of OrderOral Questions

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Order, please. I do not think there is a valid point of order here. It appears to be a debate. If hon. members are interested in having a debate, they can arrange a late night take note debate on this subject. I am sure it would be highly entertaining. I would invite them to consider that at the next House leaders' meeting.

Business of SupplyOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Ottawa West—Nepean Ontario

Conservative

John Baird ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I have three motions and I believe you would find unanimous consent for all three. First, I move:

That for the supply period ending March 26, Standing Order 81(5) be amended by replacing the words “three sitting days” with “one sitting day”, provided that supplementary estimates be reported, or shall be deemed to have been reported, not later than 1 p.m. on the said sitting day; that 24 hours' written notice shall be given of a notice to restore or reinstate any item in the supplementary estimates.

Business of SupplyOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. government House Leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Business of SupplyOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Business of SupplyOral Questions

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to)

(Bill C-61. On the Order: Government Orders:)

March 8, 2011--Consideration at report stage of Bill C-61, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of the property of officials and former officials of foreign states and of their family members--Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes ActOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Ottawa West—Nepean Ontario

Conservative

John Baird ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-61, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of the property of officials and former officials of foreign states and of their family members, be deemed concurred in at report stage and allowed to be called for the third reading stage later today; that, during the debate at the said stage, not more than one member from each recognized party may speak for not more than 10 minutes, after which the bill shall be deemed read a third time and passed.

Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes ActOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. government House Leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes ActOral Questions

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes ActOral Questions

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes ActOral Questions

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to, bill concurred in)

(Bill C-55. On the Order: Government Orders:)

March 8, 2011--Consideration at report stage of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and the Pension Act, and of Motions Nos. 1 and 2--Minister of Veterans Affairs and Minister of State (Agriculture)

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Ottawa West—Nepean Ontario

Conservative

John Baird ConservativeLeader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, in relation to Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and the Pension Act, the report stage motions in the name of the Minister of Veterans Affairs be deemed adopted and the bill deemed concurred in at report stage; that the bill be allowed to be called for the third reading stage later today; and that, during the debate at the said stage, not more than one member from each recognized party may speak for not more than 10 minutes, after which the bill shall be deemed read a third time and passed.

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

Does the hon. government House Leader have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActOral Questions

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

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

Enhanced New Veterans Charter ActOral Questions

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Liberal

The Speaker Liberal Peter Milliken

(Motion agreed to, Motions Nos. 1 and 2 agreed to and bill concurred in)

Government Response to PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

March 9th, 2011 / 3:10 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, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I would be honoured to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 16 petitions.