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Notice Paper

No. 189

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2:00 p.m.


Introduction of Government Bills

June 6, 2017 — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness — Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Ending the Long-gun Registry Act”.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

June 6, 2017 — Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Aboriginal Day)”.

June 6, 2017 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — Bill entitled “An Act to provide for fair, democratic and sustainable trade treaties”.

Notices of Motions (Routine Proceedings)

Questions

Q-10682 — June 6, 2017 — Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) — With regard to psychometric tests conducted by the government since January 1, 2016: (a) for which positions or appointments does the government require a psychometric test prior to employment or appointment; (b) how many applicants or potential appointees received psychometric testing; (c) how many individuals being considered for the position of Commissioner of Official Languages of Canada received psychometric testing; (d) how was the psychometric testing for the position of Commissioner of Official Languages administered and graded (letter grade, pass fair, recommended for hire, etc); (e) how did Madeleine Meilleur’s psychometric test results compare with that of the other candidates; and (f) what firm or individual conducted the psychometric tests referred to in (d)?
Q-10692 — June 6, 2017 — Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières) — With regard to the exemption the Minister of Transport granted to Jetlines allowing it to have up to 49% foreign ownership in order to purchase between 24 and 40 Bombardier C-series aircraft over a period of eight years : a) what guarantees did Jetlines give the government; b) was a contract signed between Jetlines and the government; c) if the answer to b) is yes, what are the details of the contract, including (i) the start and end date, (ii) the contracting parties, (iii) the file number; d) does the contract state that the foreign ownership exemption is subject to the purchase of C-series aircraft; and e) does a government study show a link between increased foreign ownership and increased competition?
Q-10702 — June 6, 2017 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke) — With regard to Canada's new Guidelines on Supporting Human Rights Defenders: (a) has Global Affairs Canada called upon Canadian representatives of the Government of China to provide legitimate evidence of the well-being and whereabouts of Tibet's Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima; (b) what progress has the Canadian Embassy in Beijing made in their efforts to obtain permission for a Canadian diplomatic delegation to visit Tibet's Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, in detention; (c) in the past 12 months, has the Canadian Embassy delivered démarches to the government of China concerning the detention of the Panchen Lama; (d) has the government of China communicated that it considers the actions of Canadian diplomats with respect to the Panchen Lama to be incompatible with their status under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations or the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations; and (e) what efforts has the government of Canada made to encourage country missions to China by relevant UN human rights procedures, including the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearance, and the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief?
Q-10712 — June 6, 2017 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — With regard to the so-called “Notice and Notice“ regime: (a) is the minister of innovation, Science and Economic Development aware that some copyright owners are using this regulation and notification system as a new revenue tool that some experts in the field internet law have referred to as “shakedown“; and (b) given that the Minister has stated publicly that these notifications do not in-and-of themselves constitute a legal obligation to pay, why does the government continue to allow copyright owners to use the “Notice and Notice“ regime to demand payment from internet subscribers based on an unsubstantiated accusation of copyright infringement?

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

Business of Supply

Opposition Motions
June 6, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That the House :

(a) recognize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons, and recognize those consequences transcend national borders and pose grave implications for human survival, the environment, socioeconomic development, the global economy, food security, and for the health of future generations;

(b) reaffirm the need to make every effort to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances;

(c) recall the unanimous vote in both Houses of Parliament in 2010 that called on Canada to participate in negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention;

(d) reaffirm its support for the 2008 five-point proposal on nuclear disarmament of the former Secretary-General of the United Nations;

(e) express disappointment in Canada’s vote against, and absence from, initial rounds of negotiations for a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons; and

(f) call upon the government to support the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, released on May 22, 2017, and to commit to attend, in good faith, future meetings of the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.


June 6, 2017 — Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) — That the House :

(a) recognize the catastrophic humanitarian consequences that would result from any use of nuclear weapons, and recognize those consequences transcend national borders and pose grave implications for human survival, the environment, socioeconomic development, the global economy, food security, and for the health of future generations;

(b) reaffirm the need to make every effort to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, under any circumstances;

(c) recall the unanimous vote in both Houses of Parliament in 2010 that called on Canada to participate in negotiations for a nuclear weapons convention;

(d) reaffirm its support for the 2008 five-point proposal on nuclear disarmament of the former Secretary-General of the United Nations;

(e) express disappointment in Canada’s vote against, and absence from, initial rounds of negotiations for a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons; and

(f) call upon the government to support the Draft Convention on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, released on May 22, 2017, and to commit to attend, in good faith, future meetings of the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

Government Business

Private Members' Notices of Motions

Private Members' Business

C-243 — May 3, 2017 — Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands) — 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Fraser (Central Nova) — April 12, 2016
Mr. Bittle (St. Catharines) — April 18, 2016
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek) — May 2, 2016
Ms. Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington) — May 4, 2016
Ms. Ludwig (New Brunswick Southwest) — May 5, 2016
Mrs. Nassif (Vimy) — May 10, 2016
Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — May 11, 2016
Mrs. Schulte (King—Vaughan) — May 13, 2016
Ms. Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean), Mrs. Romanado (Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne), Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) and Ms. Sahota (Brampton North) — May 17, 2016
Committee Report — presented on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-200.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).

2 Response requested within 45 days