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

Journals

No. 251 (Unrevised)

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House:

(a) after the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion for third reading of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, the questions on the motions standing on the Order Paper in the name of the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons in relation to the appointments of the Commissioner of Official Languages, the Commissioner of Lobbying, and the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, shall be put forthwith and successively, and that, if a recorded division is requested on any of the aforementioned motions, the bells to call in the members shall not ring and the recorded division shall be taken immediately;

(b) Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts, be deemed concurred in at the report stage and ordered for consideration at third reading later this day; when the House begins debate on the motion for third reading of the said Bill, a Member of each recognized party, a Member of the Bloc Québécois and the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands may speak to the said motion for not more than ten minutes, followed by five minutes for questions and comments and, at the conclusion of the time provided for Government Orders this day or when no Member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the motion be deemed adopted and the Bill read a third time and passed;

(c) the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology be the committee designated for the purposes of section 92 of the Copyright Act; and

(d) when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, January 29, 2018, provided that, for the purposes of any Standing Order, it shall be deemed to have been adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28 and be deemed to have sat on Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15, 2017.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 435 -- Vote no 435)
YEAS: 167, NAYS: 125

YEAS -- POUR

Aldag
Alghabra
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Bains
Baylis
Beech
Bennett
Bibeau
Bittle
Blair
Boissonnault
Bossio
Bratina
Breton
Brison
Caesar-Chavannes
Carr
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Chen
Cormier
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
DeCourcey
Dhaliwal
Dhillon
Drouin
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dzerowicz
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Erskine-Smith
Eyking
Eyolfson
Fillmore
Finnigan
Fisher
Fonseca
Fortier
Fragiskatos
Fraser (West Nova)
Fraser (Central Nova)
Freeland
Fuhr
Garneau
Gerretsen
Goldsmith-Jones
Goodale
Graham
Grewal
Hajdu
Hardie
Harvey
Hébert
Hehr
Holland
Housefather
Hutchings
Iacono
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Khalid
Khera
Lambropoulos
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Levitt
Lightbound
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
MacAulay (Cardigan)
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maloney
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
May (Cambridge)
McCrimmon
McDonald
McGuinty
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Monsef
Morneau
Morrissey
Murray
Nassif
Nault
Ng
O'Connell
Oliphant
Oliver
O'Regan
Paradis
Peschisolido
Peterson
Petitpas Taylor
Philpott
Picard
Poissant
Qualtrough
Ratansi
Rioux
Robillard
Rodriguez
Romanado
Rudd
Ruimy
Rusnak
Sahota
Saini
Sajjan
Samson
Sangha
Sarai
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sikand
Simms
Sohi
Sorbara
Spengemann
Tabbara
Tan
Tassi
Tootoo
Trudeau
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Virani
Whalen
Wilkinson
Wilson-Raybould
Wrzesnewskyj
Young
Zahid
Total: -- 167

NAYS -- CONTRE

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Allison
Arnold
Aubin
Barlow
Barsalou-Duval
Beaulieu
Benson
Benzen
Bergen
Bernier
Berthold
Blaikie
Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis)
Block
Boucher
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brassard
Brosseau
Brown
Calkins
Cannings
Caron
Chong
Choquette
Christopherson
Clarke
Clement
Cooper
Cullen
Davies
Deltell
Diotte
Doherty
Dreeshen
Dubé
Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona)
Dusseault
Duvall
Eglinski
Fast
Finley
Fortin
Gallant
Garrison
Généreux
Genuis
Gill
Gladu
Godin
Gourde
Hardcastle
Harder
Hoback
Hughes
Jeneroux
Julian
Kelly
Kent
Kitchen
Kmiec
Kusie
Kwan
Lake
Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Laverdière
Leitch
Liepert
Lloyd
Lobb
MacGregor
MacKenzie
Maguire
Malcolmson
Mathyssen
May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McColeman
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Moore
Motz
Mulcair
Nantel
Nater
Nicholson
O'Toole
Paul-Hus
Pauzé
Plamondon
Poilievre
Quach
Raitt
Ramsey
Rayes
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Saganash
Sansoucy
Saroya
Schmale
Shields
Shipley
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Stetski
Strahl
Stubbs
Sweet
Tilson
Trudel
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vecchio
Viersen
Warkentin
Waugh
Weir
Wong
Zimmer
Total: -- 125

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

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

Motions

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), moved, — That, in accordance with subsection 49(1) of the Official Languages Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. 31, and pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(2), the House approve the appointment of Raymond Théberge as Commissioner of Official Languages, for a term of seven years.

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


Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), moved, — That, in accordance with subsection 4.1(1) of the Lobbying Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. 44, and pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(2), the House approve the appointment of Nancy Bélanger as Commissioner of Lobbying, for a term of seven years.

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


Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), moved, — That, in accordance with section 81 of the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S.C., 1985 c. P-1, and pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(2), the House approve the appointment of Mario Dion as Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, for a term of seven years.

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

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Report of the President of the Treasury Board on the application of section 5 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act, S.C. 2015, c. 12, sbs. 9. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1142-01.


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. 421-01756, 421-01781, 421-01926 and 421-01930 concerning international development and aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-43-11;

— Nos. 421-01758 and 421-01770 concerning the National Building Code. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-185-01;

— No. 421-01780 concerning firearms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-53-05;

— No. 421-01783 concerning housing policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-6-15.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations







Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, "Comparative Study of Services to Veterans in Other Jurisdictions". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-325.

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. 51, 52, 56, 57, 59 to 65, 67, 69 and 70) was tabled.


Mr. Bossio (Hastings—Lennox and Addington), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-326.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 82 and 88 to 90) was tabled.


Mr. Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation: Clarifications are in Order". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-327.

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. 72, 75 to 80, 82 to 84 and 88 to 90) was tabled.


Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the 15th Report of the Committee, "Building an Inclusive Canada: Bringing the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Step with Modern Values". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-328.

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. 78, 84 to 87, 91 and 92) was tabled.


Mr. Maloney (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, "Strategic Electricity Inter-ties". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-329.

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 to 71, 79 and 80) was tabled.


Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "Protecting Canadians’ Privacy at the U.S. Border". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-330.

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. 65, 66, 69, 70, 78 and 81) was tabled.


Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the 11th Report of the Committee, "Certificate of Nomination of Mario Dion to the Position of Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-331.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 84) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 34th Report of the Committee, "Report 2, Custom Duties, from the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada – Part I". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-332.

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. 78 and 83) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 35th Report of the Committee, "Report 5, Temporary Foreign Worker Program, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-333.

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. 75 and 83) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 36th Report of the Committee, "Report 1, Management of Fraud Risk, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-334.

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. 68, 69 and 83) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 37th Report of the Committee, "Special Examination Report - Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-335.

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. 72 and 83) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 38th Report of the Committee, "Report 6, Civil Aviation Infrastructure in the North, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-336.

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. 68 and 83) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 39th Report of the Committee, "Special Examination Report - Defence Construction Canada, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-337.

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. 76 and 83) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls), Bill C-388, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality), 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. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), Bill C-389, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy on student loan debt, 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. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-390, An Act respecting the development of a national employment strategy for persons with disabilities, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 421-01974);

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning China (No. 421-01975);

— by Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-01976) and four concerning the Canada Revenue Agency (Nos. 421-01977 to 421-01980);

— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning the pension system (No. 421-01981);

— by Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît), one concerning food policy (No. 421-01982);

— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-01983);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning firearms (No. 421-01984);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01985);

— by Mr. Arya (Nepean), one concerning national historic sites (No. 421-01986);

— by Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), one concerning pay equity (No. 421-01987);

— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01988).


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-1291, Q-1294 to Q-1296, Q-1310, Q-1346 and Q-1353 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-1292 — Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) — With regard to staffing levels at the regional development agencies, broken down by agency: (a) how many full-time equivalents were employed by each agency as of (i) April 1, 2015, (ii) April 1, 2016, (iii) April 1, 2017; and (b) what is the breakdown in (a) by city or location of employment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1292.


Q-1293 — Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) — With regard to government expenditures on tickets for sporting events since September 19, 2016, broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: what was the (i) date of event, (ii) location, (iii) total cost, (iv) cost per ticket, (v) number of tickets, (vi) title of individuals using the tickets, (vii) title and description of event? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1293.


Q-1297 — Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke) — With regard to the passport applications processed by the Passport Program since 2010: how many applications were processed for postal codes from the Estrie region, broken down by year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1297.


Q-1298 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — With regard to the government’s plan to negotiate mutual logistics support arrangements with Spain and Chile, as required, to provide at sea replenishment, until the arrival of the joint support ship (JSS), as referenced in the government’s response to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence’s Report titled “The Readiness of Canada’s Naval Forces”: (a) what estimations have been done to determine the cost of having Spain and Chile supply the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), and will the contract including costs be tabled; (b) what studies have been done to ensure Spain and Chile can provide the necessary capabilities for the RCN; (c) what are the operational limitations imposed on the RCN in relation to its contract with Spain and Chile, including (i) period of use, (ii) restrictions to operations, (iii) utility of vessels for multi-role capabilities (hospital, HADR, and ammunition carriage) and will the list be tabled in Parliament; (d) was the feasibility of contracting the construction of a third JSS in Canada performed and will this assessment be tabled in Parliament; (e) was the feasibility of procuring a second Resolve Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessel performed and will it be tabled; (f) what analysis was done to understand the impacts of the support arrangements with Spain and Chile on Canadian jobs, as well as the readiness of the RCN in comparison to acquiring an additional Resolve Class ship Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment; (g) what is the duration of the contract with Spain and Chile; (h) how does this contract help Canada's middle class in the near and medium term; and (i) will the government table any study of social, economic or political risks associated with contracting Spain and Chile to supply the RCN into the mid-2020s when the first JSS will be ready? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1298.


Q-1299 — Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — With regard to all the contracts entered into by each minister’s office or the funds from the budget allocated to each minister’s office, other than for the salaries of employees in those offices, since April 23, 2016: what are the (i) names of the beneficiaries, (ii) amounts, (iii) contract dates, (iv) funding dates and durations, (v) titles of the individuals who signed the contract on behalf of the office, (vi) description of their purpose? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1299.


Q-1300 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — With regard to regional development agencies’ files requiring decisions by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, since November 4, 2015, broken down by agency, and for each file: (a) what is the file number; (b) on which date did the agency receive the application, request or else, precipitating the need for a decision by the Minister; (c) on which date did the agency seek the Minister’s decision; and (d) on which date did the Minister make his decision? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1300.


Q-1301 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — With regard to government-wide advertising activities, broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation and other government entity, since June 15, 2016: (a) how many advertisements have been (i) created in total, broken down by year and by type (cinema, internet, out-of-home, print dailies, print magazine, weekly or community newspapers, radio, television), (ii) given an identification number, a name or a media authorization number (ADV number); (b) what is the identification number, name or ADV number for each advertisement listed in (a)(ii); (c) for each advertisements in (a), what is (i) the length (in seconds or minutes), if applicable, (ii) the cost for the production or creation, (iii) the companies used to produce or create, (iv) the number of times it has aired or been published, specifying the total number of times and, if applicable, the total length of time (in seconds or minutes), broken down by month, (v) the total cost to air or publish, broken down by year and month, (vi) the criteria used to select the advertisement placements, (vii) media outlets used to air or publish, broken down by month, (viii) the total amount spent per outlet, broken down by month; and (d) if known, what was the start and end date of each advertising campaign? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1301.


Q-1302 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the federal riding of Calgary Shepard: what is the total amount of government dollars received by businesses, corporations, and entities within the riding between April 11, 2016, and the present date, including (i) each department or ministry through which the funding was received, (ii) the name of the initiative or program providing the funding, (iii) the date of each transfer, (iv) the amount of each individual transfer? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1302.


Q-1303 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the creation of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Federal Recovery Efforts for 2017 BC Wildfires, announced by the Prime Minister on July 14, 2017: (a) what are the titles of all briefing notes provided to the Committee between July 14, 2017, and October 30, 2017; (b) what are the details of all meetings of the Committee, including for each meeting the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) agenda, (iv) minutes; (c) what analysis has been conducted from July 14, 2017, to present by the government with regard to the long-term impact of the 2017 BC wildfires on BC residents, communities, businesses, and First Nations; (d) what analysis has been conducted from July 14, 2017, to present by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada with regard to the long-term impact of the 2017 BC wildfires on First Nations in BC; and (e) on what date will the Committee disband? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1303.


Q-1304 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the First Nations-Canada Joint Committee on the Fiscal Relationship: (a) what are the names and titles of each member of the Committee; (b) has the list of committee members changed since December 12, 2016; (c) what are the titles of all briefing notes provided to the Committee between December 13, 2016, and October 30, 2017, by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada; (d) what are the details of all meetings of the Committee, including, for each meeting, the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) agenda, (iv) minutes; (e) what are the total travel costs covered by the government for the Committee; (f) what are the total accommodation costs covered by the government for the Committee; (g) what is the daily per diem rate, which members of the Committee are entitled to; and (h) what is the total paid out in per diem for the Committee? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1304.


Q-1305 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the Privy Council Office and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: (a) what is the total amount of money allocated to the Privy Council Office from the National Inquiry's budget; (b) how was the money referred to in (a) spent, and what is the itemized breakdown of all such expenditures; (c) how many employees within the Privy Council Office have been assigned to the National Inquiry between August 1, 2016, and present; and (d) what action has the Privy Council Office taken to support the National Inquiry? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1305.


Q-1306 — Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette) — With regard to Motion M-42 on tax avoidance in Barbados, voted on by the House on October 26, 2016: (a) was there any analysis by the Department of Finance; (b) did the Minister of Finance notify his department of the motion; (c) did the Department provide any recommendations regarding the motion; (d) did the Department request a legal opinion on the legality of paragraph 5907(11.2)(c) and subsection 5907(11) of the Income Tax Regulations; (e) did the Minister submit a position on the motion to the Treasury Board; (f) did the Minister provide his colleagues with a proposed position on the motion; (g) did the Minister discuss the motion with his colleagues; (h) did the Minister discuss the motion with the Prime Minister; (i) did the position in (e) include his department’s recommendations; (j) did the Minister recuse himself from his caucus’s discussions on the motion; (k) did the Minister recuse himself from any discussions on this matter since the last election; (l) did the Minister reveal to the Department during discussions on Motion M-42 that he was potentially in a conflict of interest as a Morneau-Sheppel shareholder; (m) did the Minister reveal the magnitude of the amount he had at stake in the debate on Motion M-42; (n) before legalizing tax avoidance by the Cooks Islands, did the Minister notify the Prime Minister; (o) does the Department have a legal opinion stating that paragraph 5907(11.2)(c) of the Income Tax Regulations meets the requirements of the Canada-Barbados Income Tax Agreement Act, 1980; and (p) under which section of the Income Tax Act did the government adopt subsection 5907(11) of the Income Tax Regulations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1306.


Q-1312 — Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South) — With regard to housing investments and housing assets held by the government: (a) how much federal funding has been spent in Burnaby on housing over the period of 1995-2017, broken down by year; (b) how much federal funding is scheduled to be spent on housing in Burnaby over the period of 2015-2019, broken down by year; (c) how much federal funding has been invested in cooperative housing in Burnaby over the period of 1995-2017, broken down by year; (d) how much federal funding is scheduled to be invested in cooperative housing in Burnaby over the period of 2015-2019, broken down by year; (e) how many physical housing units were owned by the government in Burnaby over the period of 1995-2017, broken down by year; (f) how many physical housing units owned by the government are scheduled to be constructed in Burnaby over the period of 2015-2019, broken down by year; and (g) what government buildings and lands have been identified in Burnaby as surplus and available for affordable housing developments? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1312.

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Presenting Reports from Committees

By unanimous consent, Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 40th Report of the Committee, "Special Examination Report - Canadian Museum of Nature, of the Spring 2017 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-338.

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. 74 and 83) was tabled.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Bill was deemed read the third time and passed.

Private Members' Business

At 4:59 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 Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-374, An Act to amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board).

Mr. Aldag (Cloverdale—Langley City), seconded by Mr. Badawey (Niagara Centre), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

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-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, without amendment.


— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, without amendment.

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 Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Management Plan for The Fur Trade At Lachine National Historic Site of Canada, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-938-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Management Plan for Wapusk National Park of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(1) and to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-964-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Management Plan for Nááts'ihch'oh National Park of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1103-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:00 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 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, January 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).