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

Journals

No. 247

Thursday, December 7, 2017

10:00 a.m.



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

— Nos. 421-01745 and 421-01768 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-29;

— No. 421-01763 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-36;

— No. 421-01767 concerning the electoral system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-11-23;

— No. 421-01804 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-24-13;

— No. 421-01874 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-101-13.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Certificate of Nomination of Nancy Bélanger to the Position of Commissioner of Lobbying). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-314.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 82) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning firearms (No. 421-01949).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates without amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 4).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix), — That Bill C-24 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Motion No. 2 of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix), — That Bill C-24 be amended by deleting Clause 2.

Motion No. 3 of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix), — That Bill C-24 be amended by deleting Clause 3.

Motion No. 4 of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix), — That Bill C-24 be amended by deleting Clause 6.

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-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates without amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 4).

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

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division, which also applies to Motions Nos. 2 to 4, was deferred until Monday, December 11, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 4:23 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 Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-364, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing).

Mr. Boudrias (Terrebonne), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

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

Messages were 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-23, An Act respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States, without amendment.


— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, without amendment.

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 Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report on the use of electronic surveillance for the year 2016, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 195(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-510-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:25 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 5:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).