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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 189

Friday, November 30, 2012

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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. 411-2121 concerning childhood development programs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-83-07;
— No. 411-2124 concerning economy and employment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-118-02;
— Nos. 411-2135, 411-2183, 411-2208, 411-2213 and 411-2223 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-8-14;
— No. 411-2137 concerning asbestos. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-1-17;
— No. 411-2138 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-32-25;
— No. 411-2139 concerning service medals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-119-01;
— Nos. 411-2142 to 411-2145 concerning Omar Khadr. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-120-01;
— No. 411-2146 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-20-17;
— No. 411-2151 concerning hazardous products. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-24-09;
— Nos. 411-2154 and 411-2161 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-74-19;
— Nos. 411-2225 and 411-2393 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-68-09;
— No. 411-2287 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-26-11;
— No. 411-2352 concerning telecommunications. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-69-13.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 33rd Report of the Committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-157.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


Ms. Findlay (Delta—Richmond East), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 15th Report of the Committee (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cyberbullying)). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-158.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 54) was tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(3), the motion to concur in the Report was deemed moved, the question was deemed put and a recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, December 5, 2012, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 7)


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding Standing Order 83.1, the Standing Committee on Finance be permitted to present its report on pre-budget consultations no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), three concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 411-2608 to 411-2610);
— by Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), one concerning immigration (No. 411-2611) and one concerning transportation (No. 411-2612);
— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), three concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 411-2613 to 411-2615);
— by Mr. Harris (St. John's East), two concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (Nos. 411-2616 and 411-2617);
— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), three concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 411-2618 to 411-2620);
— by Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), one concerning transportation (No. 411-2621);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning certain diseases (No. 411-2622) and one concerning international agreements (No. 411-2623);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-2624);
— by Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), one concerning transportation (No. 411-2625);
— by Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River), one concerning abortion (No. 411-2626).

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-983, Q-991 and Q-992 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-980 — Ms. Boivin (Gatineau) — With regard to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts: (a) what has the Department of Justice identified as the policy objectives or desired outcomes of Bill C-10 and what indicator has been identified to measure progress; (b) what has the Department identified as the overall legal costs for defending Bill C-10 from legal challenges; (c) when assessing the compliance of Bill C-10 with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms under section 4 of the Department of Justice Act, what measures were used to assess whether delays in trial processes and prison overcrowding would violate Charter-guaranteed rights; (d) what is the measure of post-sentence recidivism rates used now by the Department of Public Safety, and how is the success of Bill C-10 to be defined and measured; (e) what are the numbers of Aboriginal, women, addicted, cognitively-impaired or mentally-ill offenders in remand or federal custody facilities that are being used as a base against which to assess whether Bill C-10 increases or decreases those numbers; and (f) how is the government assessing benefits to victims of crime resulting from Bill C-10? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-980.

Q-982 — Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) — With regard to air safety: (a) from 2006 until now, how many air traffic controllers have been employed, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province; (b) from 2006 until now, how many air traffic controllers have been employed at Montréal-Mirabel International Airport, broken down by year; (c) from 2006 until now, how many aviation incidents have been reported, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province; and (d) how many aviation incidents reported from 2006 until now occurred at Montréal-Mirabel International Airport, broken down by year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-982.

Q-984 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — With regard to Canadian missions abroad (embassies, consulates and delegations within international and regional organizations) and for each of these missions and for fiscal years 2005-2006 to 2012-2013, inclusively: (a) how many positions were related to culture; (b) what were the titles of these positions; (c) where were they located in the mission’s hierarchy; (d) what were the duties of these positions; (e) how many artistic or cultural projects received support from the people occupying these positions; (f) what form of support did these projects receive; (g) to what art form are these projects linked; (h) how many Canadian works of art were on display in the rooms of the mission; (i) how many public activities promoting Canadian culture took place and what were these activities; (j) how many private activities promoting Canadian culture took place and what were these activities; and (k) how much of the mission’s budget was allocated to cultural activities or programs, (i) what were the names of these programs, (ii) how much funding was allocated to each of these programs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-984.

Q-985 — Mr. Dionne Labelle (Rivière-du-Nord) — With regard to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC): (a) how many CIC positions will be eliminated in 2012 and subsequent years, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province; (b) how will the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique, which co-chaired the CIC’s British Columbia region, fit into the new structure if the British Columbia region disappears; (c) has the impact of merging services for the Atlantic region with the Quebec region been analyzed and, if so, what were the findings; (d) what impact will merging services for the Atlantic and Quebec regions have on francophone immigration; (e) what structures will be implemented to avoid competition between the Atlantic and Quebec regions for francophone immigrants if the decision-making centre is transferred to the province of Quebec; and (f) how will cuts to the Destination Canada Job Fair budget be offset in order to ensure that the Atlantic provinces can continue to attract francophone immigrants in light of competition from the province of Quebec for francophone immigrants? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-985.

Q-986 — Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) — With regard to the Governor in Council appointment process for the Privy Council Office from 2005 to 2013 inclusively: (a) how many people work at the Senior Personnel and Special Projects Secretariat, and what is the language profile for each of their positions; (b) how many appointments were made; (c) what is the list of all the positions granted through Governor in Council appointments and how many positions are on the list; (d) how many of the job postings include or included language requirements, (i) how are these requirements worded, (ii) what criteria were used to determine these requirements, (iii) are the language requirements for each of these positions recorded, (iv) were the federal institutions involved consulted before the language requirements were determined, (v) was the Treasury Board Secretariat consulted regarding the drafting of these postings, (vi) was the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages consulted regarding the drafting of these postings; (e) are there guidelines for the linguistic designation of positions as regards official languages and, if so, (i) what are they, (ii) who created them, (iii) are they systematically consulted before each appointment; (f) what is the proportion of appointments for each of the provinces and territories; (g) what is the proportion of anglophones and francophones who are appointed and how is this information recorded; and (h) is the proportion of bilingual anglophones and francophones on boards of directors appointed by the Governor in Council recorded and, if so, what is it? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-986.

Q-989 — Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour) — With regard to small craft harbours, what expenditures are planned by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for fiscal year 2012-2013, and what are the estimated costs of each planned repair or general work, for the following harbours in New Brunswick: (i) Cape Tormentine, (ii) Murray Corner (Bostford), (iii) Petit Cap, (iv) Bas Cap-Pelé, (v) Aboiteau, (vi) Robichaud, (vii) Cape-de-Cocagne, (viii) Saint-Thomas, (ix) Cormierville, (x) Saint-Édouard, (xi) Cap-Lumière, (xii) Richibucto, (xiii) St. Louis Cape, (xiv) Loggiecroft, (xv) Caissie Cape, (xvi) Sainte-Anne (Chockpish)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-989.

Q-990 — Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) — With regard to the Interchange Canada Program: (a) how many temporary assignments of core public administration employees were there to other public, not-for-profit or private sector organizations, and what were the program’s recipient organizations and the number of employees by organization for the years (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009, (iv) 2010, (v) 2011; and (b) how many temporary assignments of employees of public (other than core public administration), private and not-for-profit sector organizations were there, and what were the program’s core public administration recipient organizations and the number of employees by organization for the years (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009, (iv) 2010, (v) 2011? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-990.
Notice of Motion

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Private Members' Business

At 1:20 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rae (Toronto Centre), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — That, in the opinion of the House, the Indian Act is the embodiment of failed colonial and paternalistic policies which have denied First Nations their rights, fair share in resources; fostered mistrust and created systemic barriers to the self-determination and success of First Nations, and that elimination of these barriers requires the government to initiate a formal process of direct engagement with First Nations within three months of passage of this motion, on a nation-to-nation basis, which focuses on replacing the Indian Act with new agreements based on: (a) the constitutional, treaty, and inherent rights of all First Nations; (b) the historical and fiduciary responsibilities of the Crown to First Nations; (c) the standards established in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the principle of free, prior, and informed consent; (d) respect, recognition, reconciliation and support for First Nations; (e) partnership and mutual accountability between the Crown and First Nations; and (f) stability and safety of First Nations; and that this process be completed within two years before reporting with a series of concrete deliverables for the government to act upon. (Private Members' Business M-386)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 5, 2012, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of the Regulations amending the Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations (P.C. 2012-1577), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-495-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2012-1606 dated November 29, 2012, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Kingdom of Norway, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R.S. 1985, c. O-9, sbs. 42(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-212-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
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 Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-2627).
Adjournment

At 2:10 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).