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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 161

Monday, October 15, 2012

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), seconded by Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), moved, — That, given that bullying is a serious problem affecting Canadian communities, a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to develop a National Bullying Prevention Strategy to: (a) study the prevalence and impact of different types of bullying, including physical, verbal, indirect and cyber bullying; (b) identify and adopt a range of evidence-based anti-bullying best practices; (c) promote and disseminate anti-bullying information to Canadian families through a variety of mediums; (d) provide support for organizations that work with young people to promote positive and safe environments; (e) focus on prevention rather than criminalization; and that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than five sitting days following the adoption of this motion; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to this House within one year of the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-385)

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

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Security of Information Act.

Mrs. Shea (Minister of National Revenue) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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.

Ways and Means

Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures. (Ways and Means No. 13) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-14.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, "Improving Economic Prospects for Canadian Girls". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-133.

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. 20, 22 to 28, 30 to 37 and 40 to 43) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), Bill C-450, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting hours), 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. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Mr. Andrews (Avalon), Bill C-451, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (removal of waiting period for special benefits), 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 correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), two concerning horse meat (Nos. 411-2075 and 411-2076);

— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-2077) and three concerning the economy and employment (Nos. 411-2078 to 411-2080);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-2081) and one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-2082);

— by Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), two concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 411-2083 and 411-2084);

— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-2085) and one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-2086);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-2087);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning navigable waters (No. 411-2088) and one concerning missing persons (No. 411-2089).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code.

Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of Marine Atlantic Inc., together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-622-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-824-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-724-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of Ridley Terminals Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-941-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on the operations of the Exchange Fund Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Currency Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-52, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-133-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Canadian Museum of Civilization for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-161-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Canadian Museum of Nature for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20. s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-166-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the National Gallery of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-167-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the National Museum of Science and Technology for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-170-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1029-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1053-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, S.C. 1997, c. 9, s. 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-771-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Reports of the Department of Natural Resources for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-653-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Reports of the Northern Pipeline Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-720-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Toet (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning abortion (No. 411-2090).

Adjournment

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