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

Journals

No. 189

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Order made Thursday, June 1, 2017, respecting the deferral of the recorded division on the motion to concur in the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, scheduled to take place later today, be discharged and the motion deemed adopted.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Rioux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Strong, Secure, Enagaged — Canada's Defence Policy". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-35.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations




Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Housefather (Mount Royal), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 14th Report of the Committee, "Consideration of Kathleen Roussel for Appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-235.

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


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), seven members of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., United States, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2018 Budget, seven members of the Standing Committee on Finance be authorized to travel to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Halifax, Nova-Scotia, Montréal, Quebec, and Windsor and Toronto, Ontario, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2018 Budget, seven members of the Standing Committee on Finance be authorized to travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Calgary, Alberta, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2018 Budget, seven members of the Standing Committee on Finance be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., and New York, New York, United States, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of The Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas, seven members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to Sydney, Cheticamp and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Gaspé, Quebec, and Bathurst and Shippagan, New Brunswick, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of Canada's Engagement in Asia, seven members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development be authorized to travel to Beijing, Jingzhuang and Hong Kong, China, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hanoi, Vietnam, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the United States and Canadian Foreign Policy, seven members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development be authorized to travel to Mexico City, Mexico, Washington, D.C., and New York, New York, United States, in Summer or Fall 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of Specific Claims and Comprehensive Claims, seven members of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs be authorized to travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Shannonville, Ontario, and Québec, Quebec, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade in North America, Between Canada, United States and Mexico, seven members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to Mexico City, Mexico, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of Canada’s Involvement in NATO, seven members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to Kiev, Ukraine, Brussels, Belgium, and Riga, Latvia, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Review of the Status of Official Languages in Minority Settings across Canada, seven members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages be authorized to travel to Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Cape Breton and Grand Pré de la Vallée, Nova Scotia, in the Summer or Fall of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Council of Public Accounts Committees (CCPAC) and Canadian Council of Legislative Auditors (CCOLA) Annual Conference, seven members of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts be authorized to travel to Fredericton, New Brunswick, in the Summer of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Pauzé (Repentigny), two concerning refugees (Nos. 421-01455 and 421-01456);

— by Ms. Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01457);

— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01458);

— by Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01459);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01460);

— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning the grain industry (No. 421-01461) and two concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 421-01462 and 421-01463);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01464);

— by Mr. Long (Saint John—Rothesay), one concerning poverty (No. 421-01465) and one concerning national historic sites (No. 421-01466);

— by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), one concerning international development and aid (No. 421-01467) and two concerning alcoholic beverages (Nos. 421-01468 and 421-01469);

— by Mr. Van Loan (York—Simcoe), one concerning Canadian heritage (No. 421-01470);

— by Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris), two concerning China (Nos. 421-01471 and 421-01472).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health;

And of the amendment of Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

"the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, since the bill makes homegrown marijuana more accessible to children.".

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 Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits), as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with amendments.

Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), seconded by Mr. Robillard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), seconded by Mr. Robillard (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health;

And of the amendment of Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

"the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, since the bill makes homegrown marijuana more accessible to children.".

The debate continued.

At 7:55 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, June 6, 2017, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the recorded division was deferred until Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That, in relation to Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and

That, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 310 -- Vote no 310)
YEAS: 158, NAYS: 113

YEAS -- POUR

Aldag
Alghabra
Alleslev
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Bains
Beech
Bennett
Bibeau
Bittle
Blair
Boissonnault
Bossio
Bratina
Breton
Brison
Caesar-Chavannes
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Chan
Chen
Cormier
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
Dhillon
Di Iorio
Drouin
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dzerowicz
Easter
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Erskine-Smith
Eyolfson
Fergus
Fillmore
Finnigan
Fisher
Fonseca
Fortier
Fragiskatos
Fraser (West Nova)
Fraser (Central Nova)
Fry
Fuhr
Garneau
Gerretsen
Goldsmith-Jones
Goodale
Gould
Graham
Hajdu
Hardie
Harvey
Hehr
Holland
Housefather
Hussen
Iacono
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Khalid
Khera
Lambropoulos
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Lemieux
Leslie
Levitt
Lightbound
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
MacAulay (Cardigan)
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maloney
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
May (Cambridge)
McCrimmon
McGuinty
McKay
McKenna
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Monsef
Morneau
Murray
Nassif
Nault
Ng
O'Connell
Oliphant
Oliver
O'Regan
Ouellette
Paradis
Peschisolido
Peterson
Picard
Poissant
Qualtrough
Ratansi
Rioux
Robillard
Rodriguez
Romanado
Rota
Rudd
Ruimy
Sahota
Saini
Samson
Sangha
Sarai
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sikand
Simms
Sohi
Sorbara
Tabbara
Tassi
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Virani
Whalen
Wilkinson
Wilson-Raybould
Wrzesnewskyj
Zahid
Total: -- 158

NAYS -- CONTRE

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Allison
Ambrose
Anderson
Arnold
Aubin
Barlow
Benson
Benzen
Bernier
Berthold
Bezan
Blaikie
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis)
Block
Boucher
Boudrias
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brosseau
Brown
Calkins
Cannings
Carrie
Chong
Choquette
Clarke
Cooper
Davies
Deltell
Donnelly
Dreeshen
Dubé
Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona)
Dusseault
Eglinski
Falk
Finley
Gallant
Généreux
Genuis
Gladu
Godin
Gourde
Hardcastle
Harder
Hughes
Johns
Kelly
Kent
Kitchen
Kmiec
Kusie
Kwan
Laverdière
Leitch
Liepert
Lukiwski
MacGregor
MacKenzie
Maguire
Malcolmson
Masse (Windsor West)
Mathyssen
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
Moore
Motz
Mulcair
Nantel
Nater
Nicholson
Nuttall
O'Toole
Paul-Hus
Pauzé
Plamondon
Rankin
Rayes
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Saganash
Sansoucy
Saroya
Schmale
Shields
Shipley
Sorenson
Stanton
Ste-Marie
Stetski
Stewart
Stubbs
Sweet
Tilson
Trost
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vecchio
Viersen
Warawa
Warkentin
Watts
Waugh
Webber
Weir
Wong
Yurdiga
Zimmer
Total: -- 113

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates;

And of the amendment of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, since the Bill: (a) lacks transparency by failing to disclose the government’s plans with respect to the creation of additional Ministers to be appointed in the future and changes in the financial status of others; and (b) enshrines in law the government’s decision to eliminate regional Ministers responsible for regional economic development agencies.”.

The debate continued.

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-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act, 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. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 7 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (81100-3-64-7), dated June 2, 2017, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-926-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-457-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

MIDNIGHT
Adjournment Proceedings

At midnight, 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 12:18 a.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).