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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 243

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Spring 2013), together with an addendum, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-64-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Moore (Fundy Royal), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "The Canadian Entertainment Software Industry". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-227.

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. 43 to 46, 48, 51, 58 and 59) was tabled.


Mr. Moore (Fundy Royal), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (Bill C-266, An Act to establish Pope John Paul II Day, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-228.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 60) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning sex selection (No. 411-3695) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-3696);
— by Mr. Cash (Davenport), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-3697) and one concerning the nuclear industry (No. 411-3698);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning China (No. 411-3699) and one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-3700);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning firearms (No. 411-3701);
— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning human rights in Pakistan (No. 411-3702), one concerning transportation (No. 411-3703) and one concerning navigable waters (No. 411-3704).

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-1226, Q-1228, Q-1232, Q-1236 and Q-1244 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 return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1219 — Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood) — With regard to the Corporate Social Responsibility office in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, since fiscal year 2009-2010, broken down by fiscal year: (a) what was the total office budget; (b) what was the total number of employees; (c) what was the total number of cases and, for each case, (i) who were the complaints filed by, (ii) who were the complaints filed against, (iii) what was the settlement of every dispute; (d) what are the details of all travel and hospitality expenses of all employees of the office; and (e) which individuals or companies outside the government benefited from the hospitality expenses of the office? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1219.
Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Ways and Means

The Order was read for consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and the Excise Tax Act. (Sessional Paper No. 8570-411-22), notice of which was laid upon the Table on Monday, April 22, 2013. (Ways and Means No. 21)

Mr. Menzies (Minister of State (Finance)), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the motion be concurred in.

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 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 Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:26 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-394, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (criminal organization recruitment).

Mr. Gill (Brampton—Springdale), seconded by Mr. Richards (Wild Rose), 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 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 1, 2013, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, without amendment.
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 Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 3(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-322-03. (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)
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of the Atlantic Pilotage 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. 8560-411-415-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Report of the Laurentian Pilotage 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. 8560-411-416-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2012, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-7, s. 133. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-188-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year 2012, pursuant to the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act, S.C. 2002, c. 23, s. 19.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-808-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:17 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 6:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).