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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 232

Monday, April 15, 2013

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), moved, — That this House condemn the tax hikes introduced by the government in Budget 2013 on hospital parking, bicycles, baby strollers, coffee makers, iPods and other goods and services, which break the promise the government made to Canadians during the last election.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada following the March 19, 2012, by-election held in Toronto—Danforth and the November 26, 2012, by-elections held in Calgary Centre, Durham and Victoria, pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9, s. 536. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-4-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2012, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S., 1985, c. H-6, sbs. 61(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-661-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador with an addendum dated March 12, 2013, which disposes of the objections raised by Members of the House of Commons, pursuant to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-3, sbs. 23(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-459-01A. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

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. 411-3180, 411-3217 and 411-3269 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-13-13;
— Nos. 411-3190, 411-3195, 411-3202, 411-3203, 411-3230, 411-3235, 411-3240, 411-3242, 411-3247, 411-3249, 411-3252 to 411-3254, 411-3256, 411-3272, 411-3273, 411-3287, 411-3445, 411-3477, 411-3498, 411-3505 to 411-3509, 411-3516, 411-3518 to 411-3520 and 411-3529 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-132-02;
— Nos. 411-3191 and 411-3214 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-19-18;
— Nos. 411-3192, 411-3215 and 411-3264 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-4-21;
— Nos. 411-3193, 411-3200, 411-3207 to 411-3212, 411-3216, 411-3228, 411-3229, 411-3233, 411-3234, 411-3236, 411-3239, 411-3248, 411-3259 to 411-3262, 411-3265 and 411-3268 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-12-24;
— Nos. 411-3194 and 411-3241 concerning certain diseases. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-98-10;
— No. 411-3196 concerning national parks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-70-04;
— No. 411-3197 concerning Canadian heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-101-02;
— No. 411-3201 concerning banks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-97-02;
— No. 411-3204 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-20-23;
— Nos. 411-3205, 411-3206, 411-3231, 411-3243 to 411-3246, 411-3267, 411-3276, 411-3319 to 411-3326, 411-3330 to 411-3338 and 411-3353 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-32-35;
— Nos. 411-3213 and 411-3284 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-39-18;
— No. 411-3219 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-74-31;
— Nos. 411-3226 and 411-3270 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-68-17;
— No. 411-3251 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-27-29;
— Nos. 411-3257 and 411-3258 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-17-15;
— Nos. 411-3271, 411-3425, 411-3493 and 411-3494 concerning international agreements. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-121-08;
— No. 411-3274 concerning abortion. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-61-24;
— Nos. 411-3275, 411-3278 to 411-3283, 411-3314, 411-3315, 411-3345, 411-3354 and 411-3447 concerning gender identity and expression. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-127-04;
— Nos. 411-3277 and 411-3503 concerning human trafficking. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-51-12;
— Nos. 411-3288, 411-3311 and 411-3352 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-34-25;
— No. 411-3289 concerning youth. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-129-03;
— Nos. 411-3364 to 411-3412 concerning the Katimavik program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-95-11;
— Nos. 411-3434 to 411-3440 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-3-16.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Payne (Medicine Hat), one concerning sex selection (No. 411-3534);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-3535) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-3536);
— by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning correctional facilities (No. 411-3537);
— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), four concerning horse meat (Nos. 411-3538 to 411-3541), one concerning human trafficking (No. 411-3542) and seven concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 411-3543 to 411-3549);
— by Mrs. Mourani (Ahuntsic), one concerning human trafficking (No. 411-3550);
— by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), one concerning human trafficking (No. 411-3551);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning firearms (No. 411-3552);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), two concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 411-3553 and 411-3554);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3555), two concerning navigable waters (Nos. 411-3556 and 411-3557) and one concerning euthanasia (No. 411-3558).

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-1168, Q-1171, Q-1178, Q-1182, Q-1184, Q-1191 to Q-1193, Q-1196, Q-1205 and Q-1206 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 revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1159 — Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) — With regard to consultant contracts awarded by Public Works and Government Services Canada between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2012, broken down by date, what are the dates, amounts and contract file numbers awarded to (i) Roche Consulting Group, (ii) Louisbourg Construction, (iii) Garnier Construction, (iv) Simard-Beaudry Construction, (v) Catcan Entreprises, (vi) CIMA+, (vii) Dessau? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1159-01.

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-1172 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With respect to the Marine Atlantic, Inc. ferry operation between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador, how many sailings have taken place since 2008, broken down by (i) full date and departure time of the sailing, (ii) ship used, (iii) manifest totals, (iv) seasonal totals for each season? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1172.

Q-1173 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to staffing at the Canada Revenue Agency, what is the number of personnel, sorted by job title and broken down by year, working on aggressive international tax planning for the years 2003-2013 inclusive? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1173.

Q-1174 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to staffing cuts at Canada Revenue Agency (CRA): (a) how many positions at CRA have been cut as part of the government’s plan to eliminate 19,200 jobs from the federal public service as of February 1, 2013, broken down by the (i) number of actual positions cut, (ii) number of full-time equivalent (FTE) positions cut, (iii) divisions where these cuts have been made, including the total number of positions and FTEs cut from each division, (iv) locations of these cuts across the country; (b) are 3,008 FTE positions still the estimated number of cuts to be made at CRA as part of the plan mentioned in (a); (c) in which divisions are the 3,008 FTE positions, or revised target number, anticipated to take place; (d) are any auditors in the Aggressive International Tax Planning (AITP) division to be cut as part of the estimate in (b); (e) how many auditor positions at CRA have been cut as of February 1, 2013; (f) how many auditor positions have been cut from the AITP division as of February 1, 2013; (g) how many auditors were working in AITP before cutbacks, if any, took place; (h) how many auditors are currently working in AITP; and (i) how many auditors were working in AITP, broken down by fiscal year, for each of the past five years, including the current fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1174.

Q-1175 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to advertising for the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for the years 2003-2013 inclusive: (a) what was the advertising budget, broken down by year; (b) how many different advertising campaigns were created or used, broken down by year; (c) how many different advertisements were produced or used, broken down by year; (d) what was the total cost (design, production, airtime, printing, etc.) for the advertising campaigns in (b); (e) what was the total cost (production, airtime, printing, etc.) for the advertisements in (c); (f) what was the cost to produce the television, radio, print, or online spots, broken down individually by advertisement; (g) what companies produced the advertisements, broken down individually by advertisement; (h) what was the cost of television airtime for the advertisements, broken down individually by advertisement; (i) what television channels were the advertisements aired on; (j) what was the cost of online airtime for the advertisements, broken down individually by advertisement; (k) what online platforms were the advertisements aired on, broken down by free media (i.e. posting to YouTube) and fee media (i.e. online commercials); (l) what was the cost of ad space in newspapers and other print publications, broken down individually by advertisement; and (m) what programs or divisions of CRA were responsible for (i) overseeing/coordinating production of the advertisements, (ii) financing the production of the advertisements, (iii) financing the purchase of airtime both on television and online, and print space in newspapers and other print publications? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1175.

Q-1176 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to federal properties: (a) what is the address or location, and description, of each building, facility, or other real estate property owned or leased by a department, agency or Crown corporation in Iqaluit, Nunavut; and (b) for the leased properties, what is the start date, end date and file number of the lease? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1176.

Q-1177 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — With regard to the Canadian Museum of Civilization: (a) how many employees, permanent and contractual, were assigned for the purposes of research, including but not limited to the Research Division, broken down by (i) year since 2005-2006, (ii) position, (iii) academic field (anthropology, ethnology, archeology, etc.), (iv) division; (b) for the next five years, what is the projected number of permanent employees who will be assigned to research in all museum divisions, broken down by (i) year, (ii) position, (iii) academic field (anthropology, ethnology, archeology, etc.), (iv) division; (c) how many meetings were held to discuss aspects of the change of name and mandate of the museum between museum officials and (i) the Minister of Canadian Heritage, (ii) the office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, (iii) the Department of Canadian Heritage, (iv) museum employees; (d) since 2007-2008, broken down by year, how many informal meetings and telephone calls were held between museum officials and (i) the Minister of Canadian Heritage, (ii) the office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage (iii) the Department of Canadian Heritage; (e) what is the total number of visits to the museum made by (i) the Minister of Canadian Heritage, (ii) the office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage, (iii) the Department of Canadian Heritage; (f) for all exhibits since 2006, broken down by exhibit, what was the (i) total number of visitors, (ii) percentage of local visitors, (iii) percentage of visitors from outside Canada, (iv) total amount of revenues, (v) projected budget at the beginning of the planning stages, (vi) total expenses; (g) since 2008-2009, (i) what were the annual revenues of the museum per year, (ii) what are the projected annual revenues of the museum per year for next five years, (iii) do these projections take into account the change of name and mandate; (h) what is the projected number of visitors to the museum per year (not including the Canadian War Museum), for the next five years; (i) which groups (including but not limited to associations, professional associations, groups representing First Nations) and experts (including but not limited to historians, archeologists, academics) were consulted (i) prior to the Minister’s announcement of the change of name and mandate on October 16, 2012, and (ii) since the announcement of October 16, 2012; (j) regarding the consultations held between November 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013, (i) what were the total costs, (ii) how many members of the public (other than museum employees) attended each consultation; (k) regarding the funding of 25 million dollars that will “come from within the existing budget for Canadian Heritage”, according to an October 16, 2012 press release from the Department of Canadian Heritage, (i) from which programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage has funding been diverted towards this funding, (ii) what was the funding for these programs since 2008-2009, (iii) which programs’ funding will be restored to 2011-2012 levels following the museum investment; (l) regarding costs related to changing the name of the museum (including but not limited to changes to signage, logotypes, and rebranding), (i) what is the current earmarked budget, (ii) what are the projected total costs over the next five years; (m) what is the total cost of promotional materials (including but not limited to bookmarks, temporary signage, websites and paper materials) referring to the Canadian Museum of History or the change of name and mandate, or using such terms as “History Museum” and “Museum of History”; (n) what is the total cost of advertising by the museum, broken down by year and types of advertising, including but not limited to billboards, print, radio, television and online advertising, since 2006-2007; (o) for each occasion in which external legal services were provided to the museum in the last three years (i) which firms or individuals provided legal services, including but not limited to counsel or representation, to the museum, (ii) when, (iii) for what period of time, (iv) what was the nature of these services, (v) what was the purpose of these services, (vi) what were the total costs per occasion when these services were provided to the museum; and (p) for each project, exhibition or display created for or by the museum since 2005-2006 that were not displayed on museum premises, (i) what was the subject matter, (ii) where have these been displayed, (iii) what are the total costs for each, (iv) how many employees were assigned to each, at all stages (including but not limited to design, construction, and installation) (v) what were the starting and ending dates of work on each, (vi) what were the starting and ending dates of viewing or display? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1177.

Q-1179 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to military procurement: (a) how many Canadian Forces members or employees are assigned to procurement by the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force, and by each of the Department of National Defence, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Industry Canada, the Economic Development Agency of Canada for Quebec Regions, the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Western Economic Diversification Canada, the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, FedNor, the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, the Secretariat of the Treasury Board, the Treasury Board, or any other department or agency, specifying which; (b) for each of the foregoing branches, departments or agencies, what is the total labour cost in respect of such employment; and (c) in relation to each of the military procurement programs found on the Industry Canada web page entitled “List of Procurements and their IRB Managers”, which is published at ic.gc.ca/eic/site/042.nsf/eng/h_00017.html, (i) how many Canadian Forces members or employees are assigned to each project, and from which branch of the armed forces or department or agency of government, (ii) what is or has been the annual budget of each program since their starting date, (iii) has any program ever been cancelled, suspended, or postponed and, if so, which and when and for each, when was it re-commenced and what was the reason for any such cancellation, suspension, or postponement, (iv) which programs have requested additional funds from Treasury Board, and for each, when was the request made, and what was the additional amount requested, (v) what is the value of each program? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1179.

Q-1180 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Canada Summer Jobs program, what was the total budget for the program in each federal electoral district in each calendar year since 2005 inclusive, and what is the total budget for the program in each federal electoral district for the summer of 2013? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1180.

Q-1181 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — With regard to the Canada Revenue Agency, for every year since 2006, how many charities have been audited and what is the name of each charity? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1181.

Q-1187 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — With regard to First Nations policing: (a) which First Nations policing agreements will expire on March 31, 2013 or March 31, 2014, broken down by (i) community, (ii) type of agreement, (iii) population served by the agreement, (iv) number of officers funded by the agreement; (b) of these agreements that will expire on March 31, 2013 or March 31, 2014, which ones does the government plan to renew and what are the terms for each renewed agreement; (c) are any existing agreements being extended on a short-term basis only and, if so, why; (d) of those First Nations and Inuit communities with policing agreements in place, which ones have been consulted in the last 28 months about the status of their agreement, (i) where did these consultations take place, (ii) when were they held, (iii) with whom, (iv) if no such consultations were held, why not and are there currently plans to hold consultations with First Nations and Inuit communities about the status of their agreement; (e) why are most First Nation Police Services operating on short term agreements or on one or two year extensions; (f) does the government have plans to replace year-to-year agreements with longer term agreements of a five year duration or more; (g) why does the government approve extensions and funding for many First Nations Police Service agreements a short time before they expire; (h) does the government have plans to expand this program to additional First Nations and Inuit communities currently without a policing service agreement, (i) if so, which communities, (ii) if not, why not; (i) will federal funding levels for the First Nations Policing Program change overall after March 31, 2013 and if so, by how much, broken down by agreement; (j) how many communities served by a policing agreement have Community Consultative Groups in place and which communities are they, broken down by community; (k) for those communities without Community Consultative Groups in place, what is the reason for why these groups have not been put in place, broken down by community;
(l) how does the Aboriginal Policing Division monitor or evaluate the performance of existing agreements in achieving program objectives and what are the findings of all monitoring and evaluation activities, broken down by community; (m) for those communities with Community Tripartite Agreements, how many officers are assigned to each community and how many of those assignments are actively filled, broken down by community; (n) for those communities with Community Tripartite Agreements, how much time do officers tasked to the community spend in the particular community, broken down by (i) agreement, (ii) year, (iii) number of officers assigned to the community; (o) how many First Nations Policing Services have received funding under the Police Officer Recruitment fund, broken down by First Nations Police Service, and by year; (p) is the government currently developing policy options to guide the future direction of the First Nations Policing Program as a result of the 2009-2010 Evaluation of the First Nations Policing Program, (i) if so, does the government plan to release these policy options in a report, (ii) if so, when, (iii) if not, why not; and (q) why is there currently no legislated funding for First Nations policing as an essential service and does the government currently have plans to develop legislation to fund First Nations policing as an essential service? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1187.

Q-1188 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — With regard to funding for First Nations students for each year from 2006-2013, broken down by year, how much of this funding: (a) went to students attending schools off reserve; (b) went towards the internal operations of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; (c) went towards project-based funding; and (d) is discretionary funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1188.

Q-1189 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — With regard to the Government of Canada Aboriginal Portal: (a) what was the cost of running and maintaining this portal each year, from 2006 to 2012; (b) how many people used the Portal each year between 2006 and 2012, broken down by sub-sites accessed through the Portal; (c) what services provided by, or facilitated by, the Portal are no longer available to the public since the Portal closed on February 12, 2013; and (d) what studies did the government undertake on the impact of closing the Portal and (i) what were the findings of these studies, (ii) what stakeholders were consulted by the government regarding closing the Portal, (iii) what were the comments and feedback provided by these stakeholders? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1189.

Q-1190 — Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's) — With regard to government travel, how many visits to First Nation reserves have each of the following cabinet members made between 2006 and 2013, broken down by year and by reserve: (a) the Prime Minister; (b) the Minister of Public Safety; (c) the Minister of Justice; (d) the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development; (e) the Minister of Finance; (f) the Minister of Canadian Heritage; (g) the Minister of the Environment; (h) the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development; (i) the Minister of Natural Resources; (j) the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs; and (k) the Minister of Health? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1190.

Q-1194 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to Marine Atlantic Incorporated (MAI): (a) in each year since 2005 until present, (i) how many total employees did MAI employ, (ii) how many ferry crew positions were assigned, (iii) how many dockside positions were assigned, (iv) how many front desk/customer service personnel were assigned, (v) how many management positions were assigned; (b) for each year since 2005 until present and for each employee listed in each year, (i) from where was the position located, (ii) has the position been relocated, (iii) what was the rationale for position relocation, (iv) did the employee deal directly with customers, (v) was the position considered management, (vi) what was the salary or hourly wage, (vii) was the position on a ferry or on the shore; (c) how have federal budgetary cuts affected MAI’s employment levels; (d) what was the actual cost recovery compared to the projected cost recovery for each year since 2005; (e) was there any consultation before raising fares by four percent effective April 1, 2013, and, if so, what were the results of the consultation; (g) how many ferry trips have been cancelled or rescheduled in each year since 2005; and (h) following a ferry cancellation or rescheduling, when services resume, how many times have the standby vessels been used to assist in transporting backlog passengers and vehicles? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1194.

Q-1195 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With regard to the Canadian Forces and its grievance system: (a) what is the total number of grievances submitted by Regular Force personnel during each of the following years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; (b) what is the total number of grievances referred to the Chief of Defence Staff in his capacity as the Final Authority during each of the following years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012; (c) at the end of each of fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, what was the total number of grievances which have yet to be adjudicated by the Chief of Defence Staff in his capacity as the Final Authority; and (d) of all the grievances which were awaiting adjudication from the Chief of the Defence Staff in his capacity as the Final Authority as of February 15, 2013, what was the (i) rank of the grievor, (ii) subject of the grievance, (iii) date of the original grievance, (iv) date of the decisions reached by the Initial Authority, (v) date on which the grievance was elevated to the Final Authority by the Grievor? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1195.

Q-1197 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With regard to the office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), what was the number of JAG officers serving at the end of each of fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 in each of the following ranks: Major-General, Brigadier-General, Colonel, Lieutenant-Colonel, major and captain, and what were the salary costs for each year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1197.

Q-1198 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With regard to suicides in the Canadian Forces: (a) for each of fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, what was the number of suicides of Regular Forces members, and for each instance, what was the rank, age at death, location and was a Board of Inquiry convened; and (b) for each Board of Inquiry convened in the suicide death of a Canadian Forces (Regular) member, what was the date of death and on what date did the Chief of the Defence Staff approve the findings and recommendations of the said Board? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1198.

Q-1199 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — With regard to Judge Advocate General (JAG) officers, for each of fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, how many JAG officers attended post-graduate training, and what was the rank of each officer, the name and location of the educational institution attended, and the cost of tuition paid by the Crown? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1199.

Q-1200 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — With regard to military costs, for each of fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, what were the total costs for salaries, operations and maintenance for the (i) Office of the Judge Advocate General, (ii) Office of the Chief Military Judge, (iii) Office of the Director Military Prosecutions, (iv) Office of the Defence Counsel Services, (v) Office of the Deputy Judge Advocate General-Military Justice? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1200.

Q-1201 — Mr. Regan (Halifax West) — With regard to the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Forces (CF) Public Affairs Branch, for fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012: (a) how many DND executives, by classification and level, and DND civilian employees were employed within DND and the CF in public affairs or related functions; (b) what was the amount paid in (i) salaries, (ii) bonuses, (iii) allowances to these civilian employees; and (c) how many CF Regular Force members, broken down by rank, were serving in the Public Affairs Branch and what amount was paid to these CF members in (i) salaries, (ii) bonuses, (iii) allowances? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1201.

Q-1202 — Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria) — With regard to the Military Families Fund, broken down by fiscal year for fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, what was (i) the total amount received in donations from the general public, (ii) the expenditures charged to the fund, (iii) the amount paid out in benefits? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1202.

Q-1203 — Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria) — With regard to the Canadian Military Journal for fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012: (a) what were the detailed costs for producing the Canadian Military Journal, broken down by (i) salaries, (ii) postage, (iii) printing costs, (iv) translation, (v) other costs; and (b) what were the revenues received in (i) subscription fees and advertising, (ii) the number of copies printed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1203.

Q-1204 — Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria) — With regard to the Royal Military College (RMC), for fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012: (a) what were the numbers of graduates and undergraduates; (b) what were the profiles of officer cadets who entered the RMC, broken down by (i) gender, (ii) first official language, (ii) province of origin; (c) what were the profiles of RMC officer cadets who graduated and are commissioned, broken down by (i) gender, (ii) first official language; and (d) what is the number of RMC undergraduates who have been exempted or otherwise unable to attain the established standard for bilingualism in each of the two official language groupings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1204.
Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 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 the Speaker — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on March 4, 2013, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, S.C. 1991, c. 20, sbs. 52.5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-411-16.
— by Mr. Blaney (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, "Restoring Confidence in the Veterans Review and Appeal Board" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-169), presented to the House on Tuesday, December 11, 2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-411-169.
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Chapter 1, Canada's Economic Action Plan, of the Fall 2011 Report of the Auditor General of Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-167), presented to the House on Monday, December 10, 2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-411-167.
— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, "The State of Readiness of the Canadian Forces" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-159), presented to the House on Thursday, December 6, 2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-411-159.
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. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning sex selection (No. 411-3559).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:17 p.m., by unanimous consent, the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).