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House of Commons Hansard #95 of the 41st Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was rail.

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Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Barry Devolin

That is not a point of order. The hon. parliamentary secretary.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Conservative

Deepak Obhrai Conservative Calgary East, AB

Mr. Speaker, that question was irrelevant because the chief pilot of the airline said that it is a national asset.

Why does the government propose to act today and why have been here all this time? While we all believe in the collective bargaining, at the end of the day, as the minister and all my colleagues said, it is for economic reasons. We were elected to ensure that we provided economic direction for our country from the recovery, with the economic stimulus plan and with the upcoming budget. Canadians have to ensure our country stays economically strong and that applies also to the airlines.

Why is only Air Canada and not the other airlines like WestJet, Porter all the other airlines out there? It is time for the airline industry to provide proper service to all Canadians so they can benefit and not be caught in the fighting taking place between management and the workers. That has to stop.

All of us commend the Minister of Labour and the Prime Minister for doing the right thing by ensuring that the interests of all Canadians and the economy is at the forefront. That is what we are doing here tonight and that is what we are going to continue to do.

For my hon. colleagues on the other side, including the party way at the other end that seems to be fast asleep, wake up and smell the coffee. At one point in time those members were supposed to form the government. They are no longer the national governing party because we have taken over.

This government will provide, under the leadership of this Prime Minister, what is required for all Canadians, and that is what we are doing tonight.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Barry Devolin

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Barry Devolin

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

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Barry Devolin

All those opposed will please say nay.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:15 a.m.

Conservative

The Acting Speaker Conservative Barry Devolin

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

And the bells having rung:

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

Vote #161

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:25 a.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:25 a.m.

Carleton—Mississippi Mills Ontario

Conservative

Gordon O'Connor ConservativeMinister of State and Chief Government Whip

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the House do now adjourn.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:25 a.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

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

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:25 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Protecting Air Service ActGovernment Orders

March 14th, 1:25 a.m.

Conservative

The Speaker Conservative Andrew Scheer

(Motion agreed to)

The House stands adjourned until later this day at 2 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).

(The House adjourned at 1:29 a.m.)