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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 180

Monday, November 19, 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.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso), — That the House hereby affirm its support for the following measures to support Canada's firefighters which, in the opinion of the House, the government should act upon promptly: (a) the creation of a national Public Safety Officer Compensation Benefit in the amount of $300,000, indexed annually, to help address the financial security of the families of firefighters and other public safety officers who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty; (b) the recognition of firefighters, in their vital role as “first responders”, as an integral part of Canada’s “critical infrastructure”, and as “health care workers” under the Canada Influenza Pandemic Plan, entitled to priority access to vaccines and other drugs in cases of pandemics and other public health emergencies; (c) the specification of firefighter safety as an objective of the National Building Code of Canada; and (d) a review of the National Building Code of Canada, in conjunction with the International Association of Firefighters, to identify the most urgent safety issues impacting firefighters and the best means to address them. (Private Members' Business M-388)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, November 21, 2012, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:56 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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. Lukiwski (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:

— No. 411-1837 concerning terrorism. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-112-01;
— Nos. 411-1842 and 411-1963 concerning VIA Rail. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-113-01;
— No. 411-1881 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-21-25;
— Nos. 411-1916 to 411-1929 and 411-2063 concerning horse meat. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-38-10;
— Nos. 411-1958 and 411-2054 concerning telecommunications. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-69-11;
— No. 411-1962 concerning nuclear weapons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-16-08;
— No. 411-1969 concerning childhood development programs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-83-06;
— Nos. 411-1985, 411-2000, 411-2005, 411-2025, 411-2026, 411-2040 and 411-2074 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-74-17;
— No. 411-1986 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-20-16;
— Nos. 411-1987, 411-1994, 411-1995, 411-2018, 411-2046, 411-2052, 411-2053, 411-2055, 411-2083 to 411-2085, 411-2092, 411-2093, 411-2096, 411-2098, 411-2099, 411-2102, 411-2105 to 411-2108, 411-2111 to 411-2117, 411-2126, 411-2132, 411-2134, 411-2136, 411-2148, 411-2159, 411-2165, 411-2178, 411-2193 to 411-2195 and 411-2201 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-12-11;
— No. 411-1993 concerning international trade. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-10-07;
— No. 411-1999 concerning the situation in Uganda. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-114-01;
— No. 411-2001 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-8-13;
— Nos. 411-2002, 411-2003, 411-2152 and 411-2153 concerning the fur industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-62-06;
— No. 411-2004 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-44-14;
— No. 411-2006 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-26-08;
— No. 411-2009 concerning the tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-28-02;
— No. 411-2015 concerning the issuing of visas. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-9-10;
— Nos. 411-2023, 411-2024, 411-2047, 411-2051, 411-2056, 411-2060, 411-2071, 411-2123, 411-2176, 411-2185, 411-2187, 411-2192, 411-2196 and 411-2205 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-39-08;
— No. 411-2027 concerning the situation in Sri Lanka. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-77-05;
— No. 411-2028 concerning post-secondary education. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-76-03;
— Nos. 411-2029 and 411-2118 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-32-24;
— No. 411-2039 concerning budget measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-103-03;
— Nos. 411-2041, 411-2064 and 411-2065 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-19-12;
— No. 411-2045 concerning national holidays. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-115-01;
— No. 411-2048 concerning the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-116-01;
— No. 411-2049 concerning gasoline prices. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-72-04;
— No. 411-2070 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-25-07;
— No. 411-2091 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-27-23;
— Nos. 411-2125, 411-2184 and 411-2197 concerning the Katimavik program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-95-07.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-2432);
— by Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), two concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 411-2433 and 411-2434) and six concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 411-2435 to 411-2440);
— by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-2441);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-2442);
— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-2443);
— by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), three concerning funding aid (Nos. 411-2444 to 411-2446);
— by Ms. Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), one concerning housing policy (No. 411-2447);
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-2448);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-2449);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-2450) and one concerning telecommunications (No. 411-2451);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-2452).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-899, Q-900, Q-904, Q-916, Q-924, Q-928, Q-929, Q-933, Q-934, Q-938, Q-940, Q-947, Q-949 and Q-950 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (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-901 — Mr. Jean (Fort McMurray—Athabasca) — With regard to questions Q-513 through Q-818 on the Order Paper: (a) what is the estimated cost of the government's response to each question; and (b) what is the estimated cost of the government's response to this question? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-901.

Q-906 — Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan) — With regard to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC): (a) what has been the growth in federal inmate population since March 2010; (b) what programming is provided by the CSC to inmates in federal custody, listed by (i) program title, (ii) description, (iii) length, (iv) availability; (c) what is the percentage of inmates who have access, before the end of their sentence, to programs which have been court ordered; (d) what percentage of federal prisoners are double-bunked; (e) how many more cells would be needed to achieve single cell occupancy; (f) how many more cells would be needed to achieve the CSC's ideal maximum counts in penitentiaries; and (g) how many new cells are being built, (i) how many cells are finished, (ii) what is the timeline for their readiness? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-906.

Q-907 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With respect to the National Arts Centre, the Canadian Science and Technology Museums Corporation, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian Museum of Nature, the National Art Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Human Rights, and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography: (a) what is the date of incorporation for each of these organizations; (b) what was the total federal appropriation for operations, broken down by organization, by fiscal year, from the year ended March 31, 1965, through to the year ended March 31, 2012; (c) what was the total operating revenue for each organization, broken down by fiscal year from the year ended March 31, 1965, through to the year ended March 31, 2012; (d) what were the total operating expenses for each organization, broken down by fiscal year from the year ended March 31, 1965, through to the year ended March 31, 2012; (e) what was the total federal appropriation for capital, broken down by organization, by fiscal year, from the year ended March 31, 1965, through to the year ended March 31, 2012; (f) what were the total capital expenditures for each organization, broken down by fiscal year, from the year ended March 31, 1965, through to the year ended March 31, 2012; (g) what was the total other federal appropriation, not related to operations or capital, broken down by organization, by fiscal year, from the year ended March 31, 1965, through to the year ended March 31, 2012; (h) what is the length of time of the current federal funding agreement for each organization and when does it expire; (i) what is the legal designation and structure of each organization; (j) what is the mandate of each organization; and (k) who are the current Board of Director members for each organization, including vacancies, (i) how often does the Board of Directors of each organization meet on an annual basis, (ii) what is the primary purpose of the Board of Directors of each organization, (iii) do the Boards of Directors report to a higher authority? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-907.

Q-908 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — With respect to the licensing or sale of trademarks, official marks, copyrights, patents, industrial designs, integrated circuit topographies, or plant breeders’ rights: (a) how much revenue has each department, agency, or crown corporation received in each fiscal year since 2006-2007 inclusively; (b) how much has each department, agency, or crown corporation spent in enforcement; (c) how many notices has each department, agency, or crown corporation issued or transmitted to third parties in respect of alleged infringements; (d) how many actions has each department, agency, or crown corporation commenced against third parties in respect of alleged infringements; and (e) what is the current status of each such action? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-908.

Q-910 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — With regard to content removal requests issued to an internet search engine, aggregator, web hosting service, or other internet service provider, but not including Google Inc., since January 1, 2006, how many such requests have been government issued and what is the (i) date of each request, (ii) originating department, agency, or other government body, (iii) recipient of the request, (iv) detailed reason for the request, (v) outcome or disposition of the request? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-910.

Q-911 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With regard to government announcements on or around September 14, 2012, in relation to the awarding of battle honours to regiments with ties to units who participated in battles during the War of 1812: (a) what were the total travel and accommodation costs associated with the announcements or related meetings and events for all individuals who participated, including those of staff members or other government employees; (b) other than travel and accommodation costs, what were all other costs for (i) the Prime Minister in Saint-Paul-de-l'Île-aux-Noix, Quebec, (ii) Mr. John Williamson, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, (iii) the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for Niagara Falls, in St. Catharines, Ontario, (iv) Mr. Phil McColeman, Member of Parliament for Brant, in Brantford, Ontario, (vi) Mr. Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Orleans, in Brockville, Ontario, (vii) the Honourable Fabian Manning, Senator, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, (viii) Mr. Dave Van Kesteren, Member of Parliament for Chatham-Kent—Essex, in Windsor, Ontario, (ix) the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, in Toronto, Ontario, (x) Mr. David Sweet, Member of Parliament for Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale, in Hamilton, Ontario, (xi) Ms. Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, in London, Ontario, (xii) Mr. Ed Holder, Member of Parliament for London West, in London, Ontario, (xiii) Mr. Guy Lauzon, Member of Parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry, in Cornwall, Ontario, (xiv) Mr. Parm Gill, Member of Parliament for Brampton—Springdale, in Brampton, Ontario, (xv) Mr. Scott Armstrong, Member of Parliament for Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley, in Truro, Nova Scotia; and (c) other than travel and accommodation costs, what were all the costs for persons named in (i) through (xv) in any other location? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-911.

Q-913 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With regard to content removal requests to Google Inc. prior to April 1, 2011, how many such requests have been government issued and what is (i) the date of the request, (ii) the originating department, agency, or other government body, (iii) the detailed reason for the request, (iv) the outcome or disposition of the request? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-913.

Q-914 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the case of Jodhan v. Canada (Attorney General): (a) how much has the government spent across all departments to pursue this case, at all levels of court proceedings, between January 1, 2007, and September 16, 2012; and (b) what specific steps has the government taken since May 30, 2012, to comply with the Federal Court of Appeal’s requirement that the government bring its websites into compliance with the accessibility requirements of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-914.

Q-915 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With respect to government advertising: (a) what has been the overall budget for advertising, broken down by department, agency, or crown corporation, including references to the bicentennial of the War of 1812, (i) in print, (ii) on radio, (iii) on television, (iv) on the internet, (v) other medium; and (b) what are the (i) date, (ii) medium, (iii) cost, (iv) subject matter of each individual advertisement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-915.

Q-918 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to programs promoting women’s rights and the rights of gay and lesbian people and other sexual minorities outside Canada: (a) what are the total expenditures spent by the government in this regard; (b) what are the details of each program, broken down by program; and (c) what are the grants or contributions allocated for this purpose, and for each grant or contribution, what was the (i) recipient organization, (ii) recipient country, (iii) purpose of the funding, (iv) date of the funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-918.

Q-919 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With respect to government advertising at the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, including the opening and closing ceremonies: (a) what was the overall budget for advertising in (i) print, (ii) radio, (iii) television, (iv) internet, (v) other medium, broken down by department, agency, or crown corporation during any television broadcast; and (b) what are the (i) dates, (ii) medium, (iii) cost, (iv) subject matter of each individual advertisement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-919.

Q-920 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With respect to government advertising mentioning the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, or licensing official Olympic or Canadian Olympic Committee marks: (a) what was the overall budget for advertising (i) in print, (ii) on radio, (iii) on television, (iv) on the internet, (v) any other medium, broken down by department, agency or crown corporation; and (b) what are the (i) dates, (ii) medium, (iii) cost, (iv) subject matter, broken down by individual advertisement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-920.

Q-921 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With respect to expenditure review: (a) what are the dates and file numbers of all contracts, agreements or statements of work between Deloitte Inc. and the government since January 1, 2010; and (b) what are the dates, file numbers and titles of any reports, documents or other work submitted to the government by Deloitte Inc. in association with expenditure review? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-921.

Q-922 — Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac) — With regard to the upcoming cuts to the public service, how many positions are to be eliminated, broken down by (i) department, (ii) branch, (iii) municipality, (iv) administrative region? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-922.

Q-923 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With respect to the Correctional Service of Canada, at each federal correctional facility, in each fiscal year since 2006-2007 inclusively, what was the number of (i) full-time staff, (ii) part-time staff, (iii) casual staff, (iv) inmates? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-923.

Q-925 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to all cuts to government spending announced since Budget 2012: (a) how will announced service cuts affect Aboriginal organizations, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-status Indians or people living off-reserve; (b) how will announced program or core funding cuts affect Aboriginal organizations, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-status Indians or people living off-reserve; (c) how will announced staff cuts affect Aboriginal organizations, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-status Indians or people living off-reserve; (d) what consultations took place before the cuts were announced with groups representing Aboriginal organizations, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-status Indians or people living off-reserve; and (e) what analysis has been done on the possible effects of service, program and staff cuts to Aboriginal organizations, First Nations, Inuit, Métis, non-status Indians or people living off-reserve? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-925.

Q-926 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to maritime transportation, for each of the following Canadian-registered motor vessels in passenger, vehicle ferry, or cargo transportation service in Newfoundland and Labrador, namely Ahelaid, Apollo, Astron, Beaumont Hamel, Captain Earl W. Windsor, Challenge One, Flanders, Gallipoli, Grace Sparkes, Green Bay Transport, Hamilton Sound, Hazel McIsaac, Inch Arran, Island Joiner, Marine Eagle, Marine Voyager, Nonia, Northern Ranger, Northern Seal, Sir Robert Bond, Sound of Islay, Terra Nova, and Winchester: (a) what regular inspections have been carried out since January 1, 2005; (b) what special inspections have been carried out since January 1, 2005; (c) what were the dates and file numbers of those inspections; and (d) what deficiencies, if any, were found at each inspection? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-926.

Q-927 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to the reconstruction, relocation, replacement, or renewal of airports or airstrips, what are the titles, dates, and file numbers of any reports, studies, files, or dossiers held by any department or agency, created, submitted, or modified at any time since January 1, 2006, at (i) Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador, (ii) Hopedale, Newfoundland and Labrador, (iii) Makkovik, Newfoundland and Labrador, (iv) Postville, Newfoundland and Labrador, (v) Rigolet, Newfoundland and Labrador, (vi) Cartwright, Newfoundland and Labrador, (vii) Black Tickle, Newfoundland and Labrador, (viii) Charlottetown, Newfoundland and Labrador, (ix) Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador, (x) St. Lewis, Newfoundland and Labrador, (xi) St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador, (xii) Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador, (xiii) Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, (xi) Blanc Sablon, Quebec? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-927.

Q-930 — Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — With regard to internal services for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans: (a) what have been the expenditures on internal services for each of the last five fiscal years; (b) what are the expected expenditures on internal services for the next two fiscal years; (c) have the locations of any internal services been moved in the last two years; and (d) will the locations of any internal services be moved in the next five years, and if so, what are (i) the timelines for these moves, particularly for accounts payable, accounts receivable and procurement, (ii) the new locations for these services, (iii) the costs of these moves? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-930.

Q-932 — Mr. Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan) — With regard to the Aboriginal Women’s Program under Canadian Heritage: (a) for each year from 2004 to 2012, which organizations received funding, and how much did they receive annually; (b) what are the criteria for receiving funding; (c) what changes have been made to the criteria for receiving funding in the past six years; (d) what kinds of consultations were held before the changes were implemented, including (i) a list of those consulted, (ii) dates and formats of consultations; and (e) what kind of accommodations were made based on those consultations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-932.

Q-936 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — With regard to the cancellation of the Experimental Lakes Area program and discontinuance of funding: (a) what initiatives or programs are being cut; (b) for each initiative or program, what are the amounts of the planned decreases in human resources and funding; (c) will positions be eliminated and, if so, how many; and (d) which initiatives or programs will be eliminated by Budget 2012? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-936.

Q-937 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — With regard to the cancellation of the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA) program and dismantling of the Experimental Lakes Area science team: (a) what assessment led to the termination of the ELA program; (b) what was the review process; (c) which departments led the review; (d) who made the decision to terminate the program and on what date; (e) does the ELA research program align with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ priorities and, if not, how does the ELA research program fail to align with the mandate; and (f) does the ELA research program align with the mandate of Environment Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-937.

Q-939 — Mr. Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan) — With regard to funding for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, for each department and program in the last five years, how much was spent on: (a) operating costs, broken down by (i) salaries and benefits for government employees, (ii) salaries and fees for consultants hired by the government, (iii) other enumerated costs; and (b) transfers to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, broken down by (i) payments made to First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, (ii) payments made to First Nations bands on-reserve, (iii) other enumerated transfer payments? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-939.

Q-942 — Ms. Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) — With regard to the Federal Partners in Technology Transfer (FPTT) and intellectual property management in the government, between 2000-2001 and 2011-2012: (a) what was the full amount of federal funds allocated to FPTT each year; (b) how many patents were requested, granted and obtained each year; and (c) to whom does the government plan to entrust the functions performed by FPTT? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-942.

Q-943 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to government publishing after the transition to exclusively electronic publications: (a) what are the government’s plans or procedures to ensure the preservation, for posterity, of (i) publications published by the Publishing Program, (ii) publications provided by departments to the Depository Services Program; and (b) concerning such preservation, what are the dates, titles, and file numbers of any reports, studies, or dossiers prepared by, for, or on behalf of (i) Publishing and Depository Services, (ii) Public Works and Government Services Canada, (iii) Heritage Canada, (iv) Library and Archives Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-943.

Q-944 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to passport services: (a) what are the dates, titles, and file numbers of all studies, between 1997 and 2012, conducted by or commissioned on behalf of (i) Passport Canada, examining the prospective financial performance of a Passport Canada Office in Prince Edward Island, (ii) the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, examining the prospective financial performance of a Passport Canada office in Prince Edward Island, (iii) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, examining the prospective financial performance of a Passport Canada office in Prince Edward Island, (iv) Passport Canada, examining the prospective cost of implementing emergency passport services in any passport office in Prince Edward Island, (v) the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, examining the prospective cost of implementing emergency passport services in any passport office in Prince Edward Island, (vi) Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, examining the prospective cost of implementing emergency passport services in any passport office in Prince Edward Island; (b) what are the costs incurred, from fiscal year 2001-2002 to the current fiscal year, (i) by Passport Canada in providing passport services to the residents of Prince Edward Island, broken down by service location, (ii) by Service Canada in providing passport services to the residents of Prince Edward Island, broken down by service location; and (c) what are the costs incurred for the operations of Passport Canada locations, from fiscal year 2006-2007 to the present, in (i) Halifax, Nova Scotia, (ii) Fredericton, New Brunswick, (iii) Regina, Saskatchewan, (iv) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (v) Kelowna, British Columbia, (vi) St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-944.

Q-945 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to Treasury Board guidelines, or any other government-wide conflict of interest or ethical guidelines or policies for Ministers of the Crown who travel on official Canadian government business either in Canada or abroad: (a) excluding while in their own residences, are Ministers required to stay in a hotel, motel or an equivalent commercial entity used as a place of temporary abode; (b) what is the conflict of interest disclosure policy for Ministers who forgo normal accommodations, such as a hotel, motel, or an equivalent commercial entity used as a place of temporary abode and choose to stay instead in private accommodations; (c) are Ministers required to disclose the names of the individuals with whom they have opted to stay so as to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest; and (d) in lieu of normal accommodation such as a hotel, motel or an equivalent commercial entity used as a place of temporary abode, what is the financial disclosure requirement for the use of private accommodation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-945.

Q-946 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — With regard to the conservation or health of the George River caribou herd, since January 1, 2006, has any department or agency taken part in any study, hearing, conference, meeting, or process and, if so, what are the file numbers, dates, titles and other details of these studies, hearings, conferences, meetings, or processes? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-946.

Q-948 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to government announcements on or around October 1, 2012, in relation to red tape reduction: (a) what were the total travel and accommodation costs associated with the announcements or related meetings and events for all individuals who participated, including those of staff members or other government employees; (b) other than travel and accommodation costs, what were all other costs for (i) the Minister of Industry in Quebec City, Quebec, (ii) the Minister of National Revenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, (iii) the President of the Treasury Board in Mississauga, Ontario, (iv) the Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) in Verdun, Quebec, (v) the Minister of Veterans Affairs in Vancouver, British Columbia, (vi) any other Minister or Parliamentary Secretary; and (c) other than travel and accommodation costs, what were the total costs for persons named in (i) through (vi) in any other location? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-948.

Q-952 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — With regard to the Experimental Lakes Area (ELA): (a) has the government had any meetings or discussions with representatives of companies or organizations in the natural resources sector regarding the transfer of the ELA, and, if so, (i) who were the representatives, (ii) where did the meetings take place, (iii) when did the meetings take place; (b) what benefits, if any, does the government see in transferring the ELA to the natural resources sector; (c) how would the Canada-Ontario Memorandum of Agreement be affected in the event of (i) ELA site transfer to the private sector, (ii) site transfer to a university or consortium of universities, (iii) the shuttering or mothballing of the site, (iv) the permanent remediation of the site; (d) has the government’s moratorium on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Major Resources Support Program affected the ability of the government to transfer the site to a university or consortium of universities; (e) would any potential new operator of the ELA have to assume liability for the remediation of the ELA site, and what is the approximate projected cost of site remediation; and (f) is the research done at the ELA primarily the responsibility of the public sector or the private sector? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-952.

Q-953 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to the Canadian Armed Forces: (a) how many active members are currently enlisted in the Canadian Forces, broken down by (i) Royal Canadian Air Force, (ii) Royal Canadian Navy, (iii) Land Forces, (iv) location of current deployment, for each of (i) through (iii); (b) what is the net change in strength of each branch since 2006; (c) how many Canadian Forces members are officers and how many are non-commissioned members; (d) of the officer ranks, how many are senior officers and how many are general staff; (e) of the active Canadian Forces members, how many are employed in (i) the trades of the combat arms, namely artillery, armoured, or infantry, (ii) non-combat roles; (f) of the active Canadian Forces members deployed during the combat mission in Afghanistan, how many were employed in (i) the trades of the combat arms, (ii) in a supporting or logistical role; (g) how many public servants are currently employed by the Canadian Forces, broken down by location of employment; and (h) since 2006, what is the yearly change in strength of (i) the regular force, (ii) the reserve force, (iii) civilian employees of the Department of National Defence? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-953.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-44, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code and the Employment Insurance Act and to make consequential amendments to the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-11, An Act respecting food commodities, including their inspection, their safety, their labelling and advertising, their import, export and interprovincial trade, the establishment of standards for them, the registration or licensing of persons who perform certain activities related to them, the establishment of standards governing establishments where those activities are performed and the registration of establishments where those activities are performed, as reported by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food without amendment.

Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)) for Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)) for Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Mrs. Ablonczy (Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Audit Report for the Office of the Auditor General for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 21(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-100-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17, sbs. 71(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-802-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2012-1366. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-9-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2012-1358, P.C. 2012-1359, P.C. 2012-1364, P.C. 2012-1365 and P.C. 2012-1367. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-4-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2012-1362 and P.C. 2012-1363. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-22-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2012-1361. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-28-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
— P.C. 2012-1357. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-30-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2012-1360. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-24-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Leef (Yukon), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-2453);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), two concerning abortion (Nos. 411-2454 and 411-2455).
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 7:02 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).