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

Journals

No. 233

Thursday, November 9, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Departmental Results Reports for the period ended March 31, 2017 (USB key included), as follows:

— Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-170;

— Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-171;

— Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-172;

— Canada Border Services Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-173;

— Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-174;

— Canada Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-175;

— Canada School of Public Service. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-176;

— Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-177;

— Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-178;

— Canadian Food Inspection Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-179;

— Canadian Grain Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-180;

— Canadian Heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-181;

— Canadian Human Rights Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-182;

— Canadian Institutes of Health Research. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-183;

— Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-184;

— Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-185;

— Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-186;

— Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-187;

— Canadian Space Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-188;

— Canadian Transportation Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-189;

— Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-190;

— Copyright Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-191;

— Correctional Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-192;

— Courts Administration Service. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-193;

— Department of Finance Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-194;

— Department of Justice Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-195;

— Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-196;

— Employment and Social Development Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-197;

— Environment and Climate Change Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-198;

— Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-199;

— Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-200;

— Fisheries and Oceans Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-201;

— Global Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-202;

— Health Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-203;

— Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-204;

— Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-205;

— Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-206;

— Infrastructure Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-207;

— Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-208;

— Library and Archives Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-209;

— Military Grievances External Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-210;

— Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-211;

— National Battlefields Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-212;

— National Energy Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-213;

— National Film Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-214;

— National Research Council Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-215;

— Natural Resources Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-216;

— Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-217;

— Northern Pipeline Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-218;

— Office of the Auditor General of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-219;

— Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-220;

— Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-221;

— Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-222;

— Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-223;

— Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-224;

— Office of the Correctional Investigator. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-225;

— Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-226;

— Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-227;

— Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-228;

— Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-229;

— Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-230;

— Parks Canada Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-231;

— Parole Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-232;

— Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-233;

— Polar Knowledge Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-234;

— Privy Council Office. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-235;

— Public Health Agency of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-236;

— Public Prosecution Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-237;

— Public Safety Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-238;

— Public Service Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-239;

— Public Services and Procurement Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-240;

— RCMP External Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-241;

— Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-242;

— Security Intelligence Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-243;

— Shared Services Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-244;

— Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-245;

— Statistics Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-246;

— Status of Women Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-247;

— Transport Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-248;

— Transportation Safety Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-249;

— Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-250;

— Veterans Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-251;

— Veterans Review and Appeal Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-252;

— Western Economic Diversification Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-421-253.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Alghabra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Consular Affairs)) laid upon the Table, — Regulations related to the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law) (P.C. 2017-1348), pursuant to the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), S.C. 2017, c. 21, sbs. 4(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1140-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)


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:

— Nos. 421-01670, 421-01671 and 421-01676 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-29;

— No. 421-01700 concerning firearms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-53-04.


Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) made a statement.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Whalen (St. John's East), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the 14th Report of the Committee, "Immigration to Atlantic Canada: Moving to the Future". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-286.

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. 62, 63, 65, 67, 68, 74 to 77 and 79 to 81) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01841);

— by Mr. Webber (Calgary Confederation), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01842);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01843);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01844);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01845);

— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01846);

— by Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), two concerning food policy (Nos. 421-01847 and 421-01848);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), two concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 421-01849 and 421-01850) and one concerning housing policy (No. 421-01851);

— by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), one concerning the Parliament of Canada (No. 421-01852), one concerning China (No. 421-01853) and one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01854).


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-1189, Q-1191, Q-1193, Q-1197 and Q-1208 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-1188 — Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) — With regard to funding applications from dairy producers submitted to the Dairy Farm Investment Program (DFIP) during the first application window, which ended August 29, 2017: (a) what is the total number of applications received from producers, broken down by (i) province and territory, (ii) applications approved per province and territory, (iii) applications rejected per province and territory, (iv) applications put on a waiting list per province and territory; (b) how many applications for large investment projects have been received, broken down by (i) province and territory, (ii) applications approved per province and territory, (iii) applications rejected per province and territory, (iv) applications put on a waiting list per province and territory; (c) how many applications for small investment projects were received, broken down by (i) province and territory, (ii) applications approved per province and territory, (iii) applications rejected per province and territory, (iv) applications put on a waiting list per province and territory; (d) how much of the total $250 million in DFIP funding has been allocated, broken down by (i) large investment project, (ii) small investment project, (iii) province and territory; (e) what is the total value of funding applications that were rejected, broken down by (i) large investment project, (ii) small investment project, (iii) province and territory; and (f) how much of the total amount has already been allocated to Quebec producers, broken down by (i) large investment project, (ii) small investment project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1188.


Q-1190 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — With regard to the protection of Canadian journalists working abroad: (a) has the Canadian government raised any concerns with the Chinese government regarding freedom of the press in China following the detention of Globe and Mail journalist Nathan VanderKlippe; (b) if the answer to (a) is affirmative, what are the details, including (i) the date, (ii) who raised the concerns, (iii) with whom, within the Chinese government, were the concerns raised; and (c) what response, if any, has been received by the Canadian government in response to any concerns raised? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1190.


Q-1194 — Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) — With regard to correspondence received by the Minister of Finance from Liberal Members of Parliament in relation to the proposed tax changes which were announced on July 18, 2017: what are the details of all such correspondence, including for each piece the (i) date, (ii) Member’s riding, (iii) title, (iv) date response was sent by the Minister of Finance, if applicable, (v) file numbers? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1194.


Q-1199 — Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce) — With regard to the legal settlement paid to Omar Khadr: (a) on which date was the settlement between the parties signed; (b) what was the date of the settlement’s payment; (c) what is the average processing time between the settlement and the payment regarding out-of-court settlements paid by the government; (d) were there any orders given to expedite the payment to Omar Khadr; and (e) if the answer to (d) is affirmative, who gave the order? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1199.


Q-1224 — Mr. Fast (Abbotsford) — With regard to the tendering and construction of a new fire hall in Grasslands National Park: (a) what are the details of the tender, including (i) criteria, (ii) amount of the winning bid, (iii) winning firm, (iv) number of bidders; (b) what are the details of the construction of the new fire hall, including (i) total budget, (ii) construction start date, (iii) expected completion date; (iv) overall construction budget; and (c) what are the details of any government expenditures in relation to the new fire hall, with the exception of the tendered payment to the winning bidder referred to in (a), including (i) date, (ii) vendor or recipient, (iii) description of goods or services provided? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1224.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — 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 third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

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


The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 2 of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), — That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 9.

Motion No. 3 of Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), — That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 12.

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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 at report stage of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Notices of Motions

Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Private Members' Business

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

Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, within twelve months of the adoption of this motion: (a) the government should follow the example of other Canadian police services and act to save hundreds of lives each year by equipping all RCMP vehicles with automated external defibrillators (AEDs); and (b) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security should undertake a study to determine the availability of AEDs in first responder vehicles across Canada and make recommendations to the House in that regard while respecting the jurisdiction of other levels of government. (Private Members' Business M-124)

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.

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 of the following:

That the Senate concurs in the amendments 1 and 3 made by the House of Commons to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), without amendment;

That, in lieu of amendment 2 made by the House of Commons, the Senate has made the following amendments, to which the Senate desires the concurrence of that House:

1. Page 2, clause 2: Delete lines 5 to 16.

2. Page 5, new clause 2.1: Add after line 40 the following:

“2.1 (1) Paragraphs 6(1)(c.01) to (c.2) of the Act are repealed.

(2) Paragraphs 6(1)(c.4) to (c.6) of the Act are repealed.

(3) Paragraph 6(1)(c) of the Act is renumbered as paragraph (a.1) and is repositioned accordingly.

(4) Paragraph 6(1)(c.3) of the Act is renumbered as paragraph (a.2) and is repositioned accordingly.

(5) Subsection 6(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (a.2):

(a.3) that person is a direct descendant of a person who is, was or would have been entitled to be registered under paragraph (a.1) or (a.2) and

(i) they were born before April 17, 1985, whether or not their parents were married to each other at the time of the birth, or

(ii) they were born after April 16, 1985 and their parents were married to each other at any time before April 17, 1985;

(6) The portion of subsection 6(3) of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

(3) For the purposes of paragraphs (1)(a.3) and (f) and subsection (2),

(7) Paragraph 6(3)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(b) a person who is described in paragraph (1)(a.1), (d), (e) or (f) or subsection (2) and who was no longer living on April 17, 1985 is deemed to be entitled to be registered under that paragraph or subsection; and

(8) Paragraph 6(3)(c) of the Act is repealed.

(9) Paragraph 6(3)(d) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(d) a person who is described in paragraph (1)(a.2) or (a.3) and who was no longer living on the day on which that paragraph came into force is deemed to be entitled to be registered under that paragraph.”.

3. Page 7, new clauses 3.1 and 3.2: Add after line 26 the following:

“3.1 (1) Paragraph 11(1)(c) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(c) that person is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.1) and ceased to be a member of that band by reason of the circumstances set out in that paragraph; or

(2) Paragraphs 11(3)(a) and (a.1) of the Act are replaced by the following:

(a) a person whose name was omitted or deleted from the Indian Register or a Band List in the circumstances set out in paragraph 6(1)(a.1), (d) or (e) and who was no longer living on the first day on which the person would otherwise be entitled to have the person’s name entered in the Band List of the band of which the person ceased to be a member is deemed to be entitled to have the person’s name so entered;

(a.1) a person who would have been entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.2) or (a.3), had they been living on the day on which that paragraph came into force, and who would otherwise have been entitled, on that day, to have their name entered in a Band List, is deemed to be entitled to have their name so entered; and

(3) Paragraphs 11(3.1)(a) to (i) of the Act are replaced by the following:

(a) they are entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.2) and their father is entitled to have his name entered in the Band List or, if their father is no longer living, was so entitled at the time of death; or

(b) they are entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.3) and one of their parents, grandparents or other ancestors

(i) ceased to be entitled to be a member of that band by reason of the circumstances set out in paragraph 6(1)(a.1), or

(ii) was not entitled to be a member of that band immediately before April 17, 1985.

3.2 Subsections 64.1(1) and (2) of the Act are replaced by the following:

64.1 (1) A person who has received an amount that exceeds $1,000 under paragraph 15(1)(a), as it read immediately before April 17, 1985, or under any former provision of this Act relating to the same subject matter as that paragraph, by reason of ceasing to be a member of a band in the circumstances set out in paragraph 6(1)(a.1), (d) or (e) is not entitled to receive an amount under paragraph 64(1)(a) until such time as the aggregate of all amounts that the person would, but for this subsection, have received under paragraph 64(1)(a) is equal to the amount by which the amount that the person received under paragraph 15(1)(a), as it read immediately before April 17, 1985, or under any former provision of this Act relating to the same subject matter as that paragraph, exceeds $1,000, together with any interest.

(2) If the council of a band makes a by-law under paragraph 81(1)(p.4) bringing this subsection into effect, a person who has received an amount that exceeds $1,000 under paragraph 15(1)(a), as it read immediately before April 17, 1985, or under any former provision of this Act relating to the same subject matter as that paragraph, by reason of ceasing to be a member of the band in the circumstances set out in paragraph 6(1)(a.1), (d) or (e) is not entitled to receive any benefit afforded to members of the band as individuals as a result of the expenditure of Indian moneys under paragraphs 64(1)(b) to (k), subsection 66(1) or subsection 69(1) until the amount by which the amount so received exceeds $1,000, together with any interest, has been repaid to the band.”.

4. Page 7, clause 4: Replace line 34 with the following:

“10.1 have the same meaning as in the Indian Act.”.

5. Page 7, clause 5: Replace lines 37 and 38 with the following:

“order referred to in subsection 15(1) is made.”.

6. Page 8, clause 7: Replace lines 13 and 14 with the following:

“which the order referred to in subsection 15(1) is made, recognize any entitle-”.

7. Page 9, clause 10: Replace line 3 with the following:

“ly before the day on which this section comes into”.

8. Page 9, new clause 10.1: Add after line 8 the following:

“10.1 For greater certainty, no person or body has a right to claim or receive any compensation, damages or indemnity from Her Majesty in right of Canada, any employee or agent of Her Majesty in right of Canada, or a council of a band, for anything done or omitted to be done in good faith in the exercise of their powers or the performance of their duties, only because

(a) a person was not registered, or did not have their name entered in a Band List, immediately before the day on which this section comes into force; and

(b) that person or one of the person’s parents, grandparents or other ancestors is entitled to be registered under paragraph 6(1)(a.1), (a.2) or (a.3) of the Indian Act.”.

9. Page 11, clause 15:

(a) Replace line 26 with the following:

“15 (1) This Act, other than sections 2.1, 3.1, 3.2 and 10.1, comes into force or is deemed to”; and

(b) add after line 30 the following:

“(2) Sections 2.1, 3.1, 3.2 and 10.1 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, but that day must be after the day fixed under subsection (1).”.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for October 19, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-22.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:03 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 7:22 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, November 7, 2017, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, November 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).