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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 130

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 18th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Emmanuel Dubourg for Joël Lightbound

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Joël Godin for Ed Fast

Standing Committee on Finance

Greg Fergus for Steven MacKinnon

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

John McKay for Marc Miller

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Kyle Peterson for Raj Grewal

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Anju Dhillon for Filomena Tassi

Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

MaryAnn Mihychuk for Andy Fillmore

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Randy Boissonnault for Ahmed Hussen

Standing Committee on National Defence

Leona Alleslev for Sherry Romanado
Yves Robillard for Jean Rioux

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Matt Jeneroux for Joël Godin

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Michel Picard for Marco Mendicino

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

David de Burgh Graham for Jean Rioux

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Ed Fast

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Joël Godin

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:

Vance Badawey for Gary Anandasangaree
Glen Motz for John Brassard
John Oliver for Bernadette Jordan
Francis Scarpaleggia for Marco Mendicino

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:

John Brassard

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) is tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Fortin (Rivière-du-Nord), seconded by Mr. Barsalou-Duval (Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères), Bill C-334, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (journalistic sources), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 18th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, the Order for the consideration of report stage of Bill C-227, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), standing in the Order of Precedence on the Order Paper, be discharged and the Bill be withdrawn; that Motion M-109, standing in the Order of Precedence on the Order Paper, be withdrawn; that the recorded division currently scheduled to be held immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, and any further recorded divisions deferred to that day pursuant to Standing Order 93 or 98, be held instead at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders that day; and that, immediately following the taking of any deferred recorded divisions that day, the House shall begin adjournment proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 38.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, during the debate tonight pursuant to Standing Order 52, no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), one concerning immigration (No. 421-01090);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01091).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of International Trade), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of International Trade), — That Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), seconded by Mr. Samson (Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook), — That Bill C-238, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of lamps containing mercury, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


At 6:02 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the United States' decision regarding refugee travel.

Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

Debate arose thereon.

At midnight, the Speaker declared the motion adopted.

Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), one concerning Lyme disease (No. 421-01092).

Adjournment

At midnight, the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).