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

Journals

No. 197

Monday, June 19, 2017

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit).

Mr. Sangha (Brampton Centre), seconded by Mr. Tan (Don Valley North), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), moved, — That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended as follows:

1. That the following section be added after Standing Order 32.(6):

“(7) Not later than twenty sitting days after the beginning of the second or subsequent session of a Parliament, a Minister of the Crown shall lay upon the Table a document outlining the reasons for the latest prorogation. This document shall be deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs immediately after it is presented in the House.”

2. That the following new Standing Order be added after Standing Order 69:

“69.1(1) In the case where a government bill seeks to repeal, amend or enact more than one act, and where there is not a common element connecting the various provisions or where unrelated matters are linked, the Speaker shall have the power to divide the questions, for the purposes of voting, on the motion for second reading and reference to a committee and the motion for third reading and passage of the bill. The Speaker shall have the power to combine clauses of the bill thematically and to put the aforementioned questions on each of these groups of clauses separately, provided that there will be a single debate at each stage.

69.1(2) The present Standing Order shall not apply if the bill has as its main purpose the implementation of a budget and contains only provisions that were announced in the budget presentation or in the documents tabled during the budget presentation.”;

3. That Standing Order 81 be amended as follows:

(a) by replacing each occurrence of the words “interim supply” in sections (3) and (17), and in paragraph (14)(a), with the following: “interim estimates”;

(b) by replacing the initial text in section (4) with the following: “(4) The main estimates to cover a given fiscal year for every department of government shall be deemed referred to standing committees on or before April 16 of that fiscal year. Each such committee shall consider and shall report, or shall be deemed to have reported, the same back to the House not later than June 10 of that fiscal year, provided that:”

(c) by replacing in paragraphs (4)(a) and (b),

I. the words “May 1” with the words “May 8”;

II. each occurrence of the words “May 31” with the words “June 10”;

(d) by replacing paragraph (4)(c) with the following: “(c) on the third sitting day preceding the final allotted day, at not later than the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, the said committee shall report, or shall be deemed to have reported, the main estimates for the said department or agency; and”;

(e) in section (5)

I. by adding after the word “immediately” the word “after”;

II. by replacing the word “censé” in the French version with the word “réputé”;

(f) by adding a new section (6) to read as follows: “(6) Interim estimates shall be deemed referred to a standing committee or committees immediately after they are presented in the House. Each such committee shall consider and shall report, or shall be deemed to have reported, the same back to the House not later than three sitting days before the final sitting or the last allotted day in the period ending not later than March 26.”; and

(g) by deleting the words “or interim supply” in section (21).

4. That the following sections be added after Standing Order 104(4):

“(5) In addition to the members named pursuant to section (1) of this Standing Order, the Chief Government Whip may, at any time, file with the clerk of any standing, special or legislative committee a notification indicating that one or more Parliamentary Secretaries shall serve as non-voting members of the committee. The Parliamentary Secretaries shall have all of the rights and privileges of a committee member, but may not vote or move any motion, nor be part of any quorum.

(6)(a) A Minister of the Crown cannot be appointed to or cannot act as a substitute on any standing, legislative or special committee.

(b) A Parliamentary Secretary cannot be appointed to any standing, legislative or special committee, except as provided for in section (5) of this Standing Order.”

5. That the following subsections be added after Standing Order 114(2)(d):

“(e) In relation to Parliamentary Secretaries named pursuant to Standing Order 104(5), the Chief Government Whip may effect a substitution of one Parliamentary Secretary for another by filing notice thereof with the clerk of the committee and such a substitution shall be effective immediately when it is received by the clerk of the committee.

(f) A Parliamentary Secretary named as a non-voting member of a committee pursuant to Standing Order 104(5) shall not be eligible to act as a substitute for a member of that committee.”

6. That Standing Order 114(3) be replaced with the following:

“(3) Changes in the membership of any legislative committee shall be effective immediately after notification thereof, signed by the Chief Whip of any recognized party, has been filed with the clerk of the committee. Substitutions may be made in the same manner prescribed in section (2) of this Standing Order.”

7. That Standing Order 116 be replaced with the following:

“(1) In a standing, special or legislative committee, the Standing Orders shall apply so far as may be applicable, except the Standing Orders as to the election of a Speaker, seconding of motions, limiting the number of times of speaking and the length of speeches.

(2)(a) Unless a time limit has been adopted by the committee or by the House, the Chair of a standing, special or legislative committee may not bring a debate to an end while there are members present who still wish to participate. A decision of the Chair in this regard may not be subject to an appeal to the committee.

(b) A violation of paragraph (a) of this section may be brought to the attention of the Speaker by any Member and the Speaker shall have the power to rule on the matter. If, in the opinion of the Speaker, such violation has occurred, the Speaker may order that all subsequent proceedings in relation to the said violation be nullified.”

That Standing Order 81 as amended take effect on September 18, 2017, and remain in effect for the duration of the current Parliament;

That the other Standing Orders as amended take effect on September 18, 2017;

That the Clerk of the House be authorized to make any required editorial and consequential alterations to the Standing Orders, including to the marginal notes; and

That the Clerk of the House be instructed to print a revised edition of the Standing Orders of the House. (Government Business No. 18)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended in part 2 by deleting all the words in section 69.1(1) after the words “divide the” and substituting the following:

“bill thematically into separate and distinct bills, each of which shall be deemed to have been read a first time and shall be ordered to be printed. The order for second reading for the newly divided bills shall provide for referral to a committee or committees determined in consultation with the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.”.

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.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), seconded by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), — That Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

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

(Division No. 337 -- Vote no 337)
YEAS: 161, NAYS: 114

YEAS -- POUR

Aldag
Alghabra
Alleslev
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Baylis
Beech
Bennett
Bittle
Blair
Boissonnault
Bossio
Bratina
Breton
Brison
Caesar-Chavannes
Carr
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Chan
Chen
Cormier
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
DeCourcey
Dhaliwal
Dhillon
Di Iorio
Drouin
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dzerowicz
Easter
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Erskine-Smith
Eyking
Eyolfson
Fergus
Fillmore
Finnigan
Fisher
Fonseca
Fortier
Fragiskatos
Fraser (West Nova)
Fraser (Central Nova)
Fry
Fuhr
Gerretsen
Goldsmith-Jones
Gould
Graham
Grewal
Hajdu
Hardie
Hehr
Holland
Housefather
Hussen
Hutchings
Iacono
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Khalid
Khera
Lambropoulos
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
LeBlanc
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Leslie
Levitt
Lightbound
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
Maloney
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
McCrimmon
McDonald
McGuinty
McKay
McKenna
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Monsef
Morrissey
Murray
Nassif
Ng
O'Connell
Oliphant
O'Regan
Ouellette
Paradis
Peschisolido
Peterson
Petitpas Taylor
Philpott
Picard
Poissant
Qualtrough
Rioux
Robillard
Rodriguez
Romanado
Rota
Rudd
Ruimy
Sahota
Saini
Samson
Sangha
Sarai
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Shanahan
Sheehan
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sohi
Sorbara
Spengemann
Tabbara
Tan
Tassi
Trudeau
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Whalen
Wilkinson
Wilson-Raybould
Wrzesnewskyj
Young
Zahid
Total: -- 161

NAYS -- CONTRE

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Ambrose
Anderson
Arnold
Aubin
Barlow
Barsalou-Duval
Beaulieu
Benson
Benzen
Bergen
Bernier
Berthold
Bezan
Blaikie
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis)
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brassard
Brosseau
Cannings
Caron
Carrie
Choquette
Christopherson
Clarke
Cooper
Cullen
Deltell
Diotte
Doherty
Dubé
Dusseault
Duvall
Eglinski
Falk
Fortin
Gallant
Généreux
Genuis
Gill
Gladu
Gourde
Hardcastle
Harder
Hoback
Hughes
Jeneroux
Johns
Kelly
Kitchen
Kmiec
Kusie
Kwan
Lake
Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Laverdière
Leitch
Liepert
Lobb
MacGregor
MacKenzie
Maguire
Malcolmson
Marcil
Masse (Windsor West)
Mathyssen
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
Moore
Motz
Nantel
Nater
Nicholson
O'Toole
Paul-Hus
Pauzé
Plamondon
Quach
Rankin
Rayes
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Ritz
Saganash
Sansoucy
Saroya
Schmale
Shields
Shipley
Ste-Marie
Stetski
Stewart
Strahl
Stubbs
Sweet
Thériault
Tilson
Trost
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vecchio
Viersen
Wagantall
Warkentin
Webber
Weir
Wong
Yurdiga
Zimmer
Total: -- 114

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

Accordingly, Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, "Newfoundland and Labrador's Northern Cod Fishery: Charting a new sustainable future" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-174), presented to the House on Monday, March 20, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-174.


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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 421-01300 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-23-14;

— No. 421-01305 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-26-12;

— Nos. 421-01306, 421-01307 and 421-01308 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-36-06.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Holland (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) laid upon the Table, — 2016 Annual Report on the RCMP's Use of the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-39.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) for Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Minister of Science), Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Abolition of Early Parole Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Abolition of Early Parole Act”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Minister of Science), Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources), Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 34th Report of the Committee, "Question of Privilege Regarding the Free Movement of Members of Parliament within the Parliamentary Precinct". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-256.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 56 to 58, 60, 61, 63 and 65) was tabled.


Mr. Finnigan (Miramichi—Grand Lake), from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, "Debt in the Agriculture Sector and its Effects". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-257.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 53 to 57 and 62) was tabled.


Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee, "Mental Health of Canadian Veterans: A Family Purpose". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-258.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 27 to 31, 34, 37 to 45, 47 to 50 and 53 to 58) was tabled.


Ms. Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-259.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 16 to 20, 23 to 25, 27 to 32, 34, 42 to 46, 54, 59, 63 and 64) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), Bill C-362, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (economic substance), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 16)

Debate arose thereon.

Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that His Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.


Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), seconded by Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 16)

The debate continued.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be not now read a second time but that the Order be discharged, the Bill withdrawn and the subject matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“and that the Committee report back no later than June 19, 2017.”.

The debate continued.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) laid upon the Table, — Supplementary answer to question Q-1025 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-71.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-1027 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-72.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be not now read a second time but that the Order be discharged, the Bill withdrawn and the subject matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“and that the Committee report back no later than June 19, 2017.”.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A Message was received from His Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be not now read a second time but that the Order be discharged, the Bill withdrawn and the subject matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“and that the Committee report back no later than June 19, 2017.”.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, the subamendment and amendment to the second reading motion of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, respectively standing in the name of the Member for Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa and the Member for Fort McMurry—Cold Lake, be deemed negatived on division.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Bittle (St. Catharines), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01547) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-01548);

— by Mr. DeCourcey (Fredericton), one concerning impaired driving (No. 421-01549);

— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-01550), one concerning immigration (No. 421-01551), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01552), four concerning housing policy (Nos. 421-01553 to 421-01556) and twenty-four concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 421-01557 to 421-01580).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 8:19 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 8:46 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).