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

Journals

No. 180

Thursday, May 18, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has concurred in the amendment made by the House of Commons to its amendment 1(b) to Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, without amendment.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — A government response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 421-01243 concerning the Canadian Armed Forces. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-150-01.


Ms. Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. (Ways and Means No. 15) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-15.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Ms. Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 31st Report of the Committee, "Main Estimates 2017-18: Vote 1 under House of Commons, Vote 1 under Office of the Chief Electoral Officer and Vote 1 under Parliamentary Protective Service". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-218.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 59) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona), Bill C-355, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River), 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 ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Edmonton—Wetaskiwin, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01357);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning firearms (No. 421-01358);

— by Mrs. Zahid (Scarborough Centre), one concerning Burma (No. 421-01359);

— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning species at risk (No. 421-01360);

— by Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01361);

— by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), seven concerning international trade (Nos. 421-01362 to 421-01368);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01369), one concerning China (No. 421-01370) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-01371);

— by Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning national holidays (No. 421-01372);

— by Mr. Van Loan (York—Simcoe), three concerning the Governor General's Medals of Honour (Nos. 421-01373 to 421-01375).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-949 and Q-954 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-950 — Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — With regard to the decision by the government to designate all Canadian waters in the Arctic as indefinitely off-limits to future oil and gas licensing, a ban that will be reviewed every five years: (a) what scientific analyses were undertaken by the Department of Natural Resources on the impacts of arctic offshore drilling; (b) have the scientific analyses completed in (a) been subjected to scientific peer review and, if so, by whom; (c) was an economic analysis completed to determine the impact this decision will have on the economies of (i) the Northwest Territories, (ii) Yukon, (iii) Nunavut; (d) if the answer to (c) is in the affirmative, what were the results of this analysis, broken down by territory; (e) if the answer to (c) is negative, what was the rationale for proceeding with the decision; (f) what were the estimated reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the decision; (g) broken down by territory, what consultations took place in the areas affected by the decision with (i) indigenous communities, (ii) territorial governments, (iii) local governments, (iv) other organizations; and (h) of the consultations completed in (g) what are the (i) dates, (ii) locations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-950.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Lake (Edmonton—Wetaskiwin), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), moved, — That, given that: (a) Autism Spectrum Disorder (“autism”) is widely considered the fastest growing neurological disorder in Canada, impacting an estimated 1 in 68 children; (b) it is a lifelong diagnosis that manifests itself in a wide-range of symptoms, including difficulty communicating, social impairments, and restricted and repetitive behaviour; (c) individuals with autism and their families face unique challenges over their lifespan, often leading to families in crisis situations; and (d) Autism Spectrum Disorder is not just a health issue — it has overarching implications for Canadian society as a whole; accordingly, the House call on the government to grant the $19 million over 5 years requested by the Canadian Autism Partnership working group, Self-Advocates advisory group, and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, in order to establish a Canadian Autism Partnership that would support families and address key issues such as information sharing and research, early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

Debate arose thereon.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on May 18, 2017, at 10:32 a.m., Ms. Patricia Jaton, Deputy Secretary to the Governor General, in her capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bill:

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lake (Edmonton—Wetaskiwin), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill S-233, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements).

Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), seconded by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, Bill S-233, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-31, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and Ukraine, without amendment.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) — Report of the Commissioner of Competition for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Competition Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-34, s. 127. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-352-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) and Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-790-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:51 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:09 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).