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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 223

Monday, March 18, 2013

11:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

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 Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should study the possibility of establishing, in cooperation with the provinces and territories, one or more financial support programs, inspired by the one proposed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, that would bring up to standard the septic systems of homes not connected to a sanitation system, in an effort to ensure urban/rural balance, lake protection, water quality and public health. (Private Members' Business M-400)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 20, 2013, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:47 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 6.

Group No. 1

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-55, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing lines 10 and 11 on page 1 with the following:

““police officer” means any officer or constable employed for the preservation and”

Motion No. 2 was not proceeded with.

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-55, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing line 18 on page 1 with the following:

“tion if the police officer has reasonable grounds, a record of which is subsequently made,”

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-55, in Clause 5, be amended by adding after line 27 on page 3 the following:

“(d.1) the number of interceptions in respect of which no proceedings were commenced and, for each such interception, the offence that the police officer sought to prevent in making the interception;”

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-55, in Clause 5, be amended by adding after line 35 on page 3 the following:

“(f.1) a description of the reasonable grounds recorded by the police officer in accordance with section 184.4 for each interception;”

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), moved Motion No. 6, — That Bill C-55, in Clause 5, be amended by adding after line 38 on page 3 the following:

“(g.1) the number of interceptions in respect of which no arrests were made and, for each such interception, the offence that the police officer sought to prevent in making the interception;”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Labrador, in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, by reason of the resignation of Mr. Peter Penashue, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, on Thursday, March 14, 2013, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

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:

— Nos. 411-2995, 411-3007, 411-3022 and 411-3059 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-4-19;
— Nos. 411-2996, 411-3024, 411-3053 and 411-3187 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-18-16;
— Nos. 411-2997 and 411-3118 to 411-3120 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-21-30;
— Nos. 411-3006, 411-3010, 411-3052, 411-3134, 411-3163, 411-3178 and 411-3227 concerning international agreements. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-121-07;
— Nos. 411-3025 and 411-3034 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-27-28;
— No. 411-3027 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-34-23;
— No. 411-3029 concerning youth. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-129-02;
— Nos. 411-3030 and 411-3060 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-12-20;
— Nos. 411-3051, 411-3070, 411-3199, 411-3250 and 411-3263 concerning certain diseases. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-98-09;
— Nos. 411-3056, 411-3058 and 411-3061 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-26-14;
— Nos. 411-3092 to 411-3096 concerning horse meat. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-38-14;
— Nos. 411-3102, 411-3106, 411-3121 to 411-3125, 411-3141 and 411-3142 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-39-17;
— No. 411-3128 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-134-01;
— No. 411-3137 concerning budget measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-103-05;
— No. 411-3198 concerning the democratic process. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-86-10.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) for Mr. Lebel (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec), seconded by Mr. Fast (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway), Bill C-57, An Act to enact the Aviation Industry Indemnity Act, to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Canada Marine Act, the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 12th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 5, Oversight of Civil Aviation — Transport Canada, of the Spring 2012 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-198.

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. 67, 74 to 76 and 78) was tabled.


Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, "Standing on Guard for Thee: Ensuring that Canada's Immigration System is Secure". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-199.

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. 21 to 26, 28 to 30, 48 to 53 and 65 to 71) was tabled.


Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Intellectual Property Regime in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-200.

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. 30 to 32, 35 to 37, 39, 40, 42 to 47, 51 to 53, 55 and 57 to 59) was tabled.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Calkins (Wetaskiwin), seconded by Mr. Chisu (Pickering—Scarborough East), Bill S-213, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance to honour Canadian veterans of the Korean War, was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That this House, reaffirming Canada’s commitment to the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: (a) unequivocally condemns North Korea’s recent nuclear test in violation of its international obligations; (b) expresses its grave concern regarding the widespread violations of basic rights in North Korea, including torture and other cruel, inhuman punishment, arbitrary detentions, absence of due process and the rule of law, collective punishments extending up to three generations, and the existence of political prison camps; (c) expresses its grave concern regarding the Government of North Korea’s continued pursuit of its nuclear weapons program despite the humanitarian crisis in the country, including mass starvation and prolonged food deprivation; (d) rejects the North Korean regime’s increasingly aggressive actions, including ballistic missile launches, and attacks against South Korea, which represent a threat to regional and international peace and security; and (e) urges the regime of Pyongyang to abandon its reckless weapons program and instead focus its resources on meeting its citizens’ basic humanitarian needs, respecting its citizens’ fundamental freedoms and abiding by United Nations Security Council resolutions.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That this House reaffirm its zero-tolerance policy for all forms of terrorism and that it condemn any attempt to glorify a member of the FLQ found guilty of such criminal activity.


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 the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-3290);
— by Mr. Chisu (Pickering—Scarborough East), one concerning service medals (No. 411-3291);
— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-3292);
— by Ms. Laverdière (Laurier-Sainte-Marie), one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-3293);
— by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-3294);
— by Mrs. Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), one concerning budget measures (No. 411-3295);
— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 411-3296) and one concerning Canada's railways (No. 411-3297);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-3298), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-3299) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3300);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3301) and one concerning Canada's railways (No. 411-3302);
— by Ms. Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), one concerning rural communities (No. 411-3303) and two concerning immigration (Nos. 411-3304 and 411-3305);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3306);
— by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), one concerning rural communities (No. 411-3307);
— by Mr. Bevington (Western Arctic), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3308);
— by Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), one concerning rural communities (No. 411-3309);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning certain diseases (No. 411-3310) and one concerning climate change (No. 411-3311);
— by Mr. Lapointe (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3312) and one concerning budget measures (No. 411-3313).

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-1137, Q-1144 and Q-1152 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-1113 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — With regard to government announcements on or around November 23, 2012, in relation to changes to the travel.gc.ca website: (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 Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in Ottawa, (ii) the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Calgary, (iii) the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs) in Toronto, (iv) the Minister of Natural Resources in Montreal, (v) any other Minister or Parliamentary Secretary; and (c) other than travel and accommodation costs, what were all the costs for persons named in (i) through (v) in any other locations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1113.

Q-1122 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With respect to government buildings in the National Capital Region; (a) what are the buildings in which federal employees work, specifying the municipal address; and (b) what is the number of indeterminate federal employees and of term federal employees who work in each of those buildings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1122.

Q-1129 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to the government’s Strategic and Operating Review, broken down by department : (a) what are every initiative that saves money by transferring employees from one physical location to another and for each such initiative, what is the (i) the task or function performed by the employee, (ii) the number of employees being transferred; (b) for each of these positions, what is: (i) the position’s current classification, (ii) the anticipated pay classification after the transfer; (c) what is the current of location of jobs; (d) what is the new location of jobs; (e) what are the expected savings; and (f) what are the expected costs to complete transfer of positions? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1129.

Q-1130 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — Since January 1, 2006, what are the particulars, including the nature of any claim or legal action, amount, date of payment, and government official to whom the payment was made, of all legal fees paid in accordance with (i) section 8.6.1 of the Policies for Ministers Offices, (ii) section 6.1.14 of the Policy on Legal Assistance and indemnification, (iii) predecessor provisions to either of these two sections? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1130.

Q-1131 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to government communications: (a) for each press release containing the phrase “Harper government” issued by any government department, agency, office, Crown corporation, or other government body, since September 21, 2012, what is the (i) headline or subject line, (ii) date, (iii) file or code-number, (iv) subject-matter; (b) for each such press release, was it distributed (i) on the web site of the issuing department, agency, office, Crown corporation, or other government body, (ii) on Marketwire, (iii) on Canada Newswire, (iv) on any other commercial wire or distribution service, specifying which service; and (c) for each press release distributed by a commercial wire or distribution service mentioned in (b)(ii) through (b)(iv), what was the cost of using that service? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1131.

Q-1135 — Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant) — With regard to the Government Employees Compensation Act and the financial compensation provided to injured reservists by the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces between 2006 and 2012: (a) how many Canadian Forces reservists were injured during service between 2006 and 2012, sorted by year and province; (b) how many Canadian Forces reservists injured during service were medically released between 2006 and 2012; (c) how many Canadian Forces reservists injured during service had their injuries declared to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) by the Canadian Forces between 2006 and 2012, sorted by year and province; (d) how many declarations of injury during service for Canadian Forces reservists were made to provincial workers’ compensation authorities by HRSDC between 2006 and 2012; and (e) of those who were medically released between 2006 and 2012, how many are receiving a disability pension? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1135.

Q-1139 — Mr. Andrews (Avalon) — With regard to Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade officials who work in the department and who met with Mr. Loyola Sullivan of Ocean Choice International between June 1, 2011, and May 10, 2012: (a) what are the names of the officials, broken down by (i) deputy ministers, (ii) associate deputy ministers, (iii) senior assistant deputy ministers, (iv) assistant deputy ministers, (v) directors, (vi) managers; (b) what is the functioning title of the officials in (a); and (c) what were the (i) date of the meetings, (ii) location of the meetings, (iii) topics discussed, (iv) details of any briefing notes or materials prepared or used for the meetings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1139.

Q-1140 — Mr. Andrews (Avalon) — With regard to federal grants and contributions, what were the amounts paid out in the riding of Avalon between April 1, 2011, and December 10, 2012, broken down by the (i) identity and address of each recipient, (ii) start date for the funding, (iii) end date for the funding, (iv) amount allocated, (v) name of the program under which the funding was allocated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1140.

Q-1141 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — With regard to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: (a) what are the details of the winning bids submitted by Seaspan and Irving Shipbuilding; (b) why were the winning bids not asked to submit cost estimates for any of the vessels; (c) where did the government’s original $33 billion estimate come from and how was it calculated; (d) have cost estimates been discussed with the winning bidders subsequent to the awarding of the contracts; (e) which companies, if any, has the government contacted or been contacted by, regarding contracts relating to the winning bids; (f) does the government have any other cost estimates produced by either a government department or independent source regarding the winning bids; (g) with respect to the Seaspan bid, is $2.6 billion the only cost estimate that the government is in possession of; (h) with respect to the Irving bid, is $3.1 billion the only cost estimate that the government is in possession of; (i) with respect to the Armed Arctic Patrol vessels, what is the operational and service cost estimate for both the Arctic Patrol Ships and Replenishment ships and over what period of time; (j) has the government created an estimate of the operational and sustainment costs for a period greater than a 25 year lifespan for the vessels; (k) does the Navy currently have adequate personnel to man and operate the ships once they enter service without compromising current operational capabilities and readiness; (l) by what date does the government expect to take delivery of the first Arctic Patrol Ship and the first Replenishment Ship; and (m) by what date does the government expect to take delivery of the full fleet of both the Arctic Patrol Ships and Replenishment Ships? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1141.

Q-1142 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — With regard to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy for combat ships (destroyers and frigates, as per the Canada First Defence Strategy which states that Canada will be procuring 15 combat ships): (a) to date, what bids has the government received; (b) what is the government’s current cost estimate to procure the 15 combat ships and does the government still plan on procuring 15 of these ships; (c) is the government in possession of any other cost estimates for combat ships, other than the ones they have made public; (d) will the bidders for the combat ships be asked to submit cost estimates; and (e) what are the estimated costs for the combat ships? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1142.

Q-1143 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — With regard to the procurement of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF): (a) how much money has the government spent on project development; (b) how much money has the government spent on communications material including, but not limited to, (i) website services, (ii) printed material, (iii) media releases, (iv) staff and consultants, (v) other advertising material; (c) how many press conferences or announcements involving either a Minister, Parliamentary Secretary or member of the government have been (i) held, (ii) where were they held, (iii) at what cost; and (d) what is the cost of travel for Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries to and from announcements regarding the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1143.

Q-1149 — Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas) — With regard to the emigration of skilled Canadian workers: (a) how does the government measure the emigration of Canadian workers skilled in fields related to science and technology; (b) how does the government measure the number of Canadian-educated post-graduates in fields related to science and technology that take up employment outside of Canada; (c) what programs are in place to retain Canadian-educated post-graduates in fields related to science and technology and how is the effectiveness of these programs measured and publicly reported; (d) what measures are used to support government claims that the “brain drain” in science and technology fields is being reversed; (e) what consultation has taken place within the past year with those in the science and technology communities to address concerns about emigration of skilled Canadian workers; (f) how many research labs and facilities undertaking basic research are currently receiving tri-council funding; and (g) how many facilities currently receiving tri-council funding, barring the application and approval for new sources of tri-council funding, will no longer be receiving any tri-council funding once their current term for existing grants has expired? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1149.

Q-1150 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — With regard to the Vehicle and Cargo Inspection System on the Canadian Pacific Railway line in the City of Windsor, Ontario: (a) how much money has this unit cost Canadian taxpayers to date; (b) how many inspections have taken place annually since it began operating; and (c) how many inspections have led to detainment, charges and convictions in each of those years? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1150.

Q-1153 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to the government’s answering of access to information requests: (a) how many times last year did the government fail to answer an access to information request within (i) 45 days, (ii) 90 days, (iii) 135 days, (iv) 180 days, (v) 225 days, (vi) 270-plus days; and (b) for each question which took over 180 days to answer as identified in (a)(iv), (a)(v) and (a)(vi), (i) what was the question, (ii) how much time did it take to provide an answer? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1153.

Q-1154 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — With regard to medications used in federal prisons: (a) what prescription drugs are listed on the national drug formulary for Canadian federal prisons; (b) how frequently are each of the drugs on this national formulary prescribed to prisoners; and (c) how many prisoners were prescribed the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel (Quetiapine)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1154.

Q-1155 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to the Process Working Group (PWG) (formerly the Consultative Steering Committee) for the government’s greenhouse gas regulation development for the oil and gas sector: (a) is the PWG still in operation and, if not, when did it cease to operate; (b) what is/was the membership of the PWG, including the name and the affiliation of each member; (c) what specific framework elements of a regulatory approach are/were being considered; (d) what principles under which the performance standards will be developed are/were being considered; (e) what scope and stringency of the performance standards are/were being considered; (f) what compliance mechanisms are/were being considered; (g) what architectural approaches in the development of sub-sector performance standards are/were being considered; (h) is/was carbon pricing being considered and, if so, what are/were the specific considerations; (i) how many meetings have taken place to date and for each meeting, (i) what was the date, (ii) who was in attendance, (iii) where did the meeting occur, (iv) what was the agenda; (j) when will oil and gas sector greenhouse gas regulations be ready to publish in Canada Gazette 1, and why were they delayed from the end of 2012; and (k) when (month and year) are oil and gas regulations scheduled to come into force? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1155.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-55, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 and 3 to 6).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Group No. 1

The House proceeded to the putting of the question on Motion No. 1 of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), — That Bill C-55, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing lines 10 and 11 on page 1 with the following:

““police officer” means any officer or constable employed for the preservation and”

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and it was negatived on division.

Accordingly, Motions Nos. 3 and 5 were also negatived on division.

The House proceeded to the putting of the question on Motion No. 4 of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), — That Bill C-55, in Clause 5, be amended by adding after line 27 on page 3 the following:

“(d.1) the number of interceptions in respect of which no proceedings were commenced and, for each such interception, the offence that the police officer sought to prevent in making the interception;”

The question was put on Motion No. 4 and it was negatived on division.

Accordingly, Motion No. 6 was also negatived on division.

Pursuant to standing Order 76.1(9), Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) for Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), 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 and ordered for a third reading at the next sitting of the House.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism), — That Bill S-9, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2013-2017 and of the Capital Budget for 2013 of the Royal Canadian Mint, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-810-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of the Blue Water Bridge Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2012, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-821-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) — Report of the Canadian Polar Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Canadian Polar Commission Act, S.C. 1991, c. 6, sbs. 21(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-498-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
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 7:00 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).