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

Journals

No. 215 (Unrevised)

Monday, October 16, 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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Shields (Bow River), seconded by Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that the ongoing contribution of ranchers and farmers as stewards of the land and conservationists is part of our history, proudly shared by all Canadians, and should consider establishing policies which would support and encourage the development of private farm and ranch land conservation and restoration projects. (Private Members' Business M-108)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 18, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. LeBlanc (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Oceans Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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.

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, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, "The Readiness of Canada's Naval Forces" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-247), presented to the House on Thursday, June 15, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-247.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Housefather (Mount Royal), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 15th Report of the Committee (Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-272.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 61 to 66 and 68) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), seconded by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), Bill C-369, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Indigenous People Day), 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 Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières), Bill C-370, An Act to continue VIA Rail Canada Inc. under the name VIA Rail Canada, to amend the Canada Transportation 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.


Motions

Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), seconded by Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), moved, — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities that, during its consideration of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia’s north coast, the Committee be granted the power to travel throughout Canada to hear testimony from interested parties and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee, provided that the travel does not exceed 45 sitting days.

Debate arose thereon.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, "Strengthening the Protection of the Public Interest within the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-253), presented to the House on Friday, June 16, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-253.

— by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, "Starting Again: Improving Government Oversight of Immigration Consultants" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-255), presented to the House on Friday, June 16, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-255.

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage), Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) and Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, "Disruption: Change and Churning in Canada's Media Landscape" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-250), presented to the House on Thursday, June 15, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-250.

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Film Board, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the National Film Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-8, sbs. 20(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-189-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — National Capital Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-821-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report on the operations of the Exchange Fund Account for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Currency Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-52, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-133-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Longfield (Guelph), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-01708).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:59 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).