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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 244

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
National Anthem
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. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between Canada and the European Union on customs cooperation with respect to matters related to supply-chain security, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated March 4, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-61.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between Canada and the Principality of Liechtenstein for the Exchange of Information on Tax Matters, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated January 31, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-62.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between Canada and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay for the Exchange of Information on Tax Matters, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated February 5, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-63.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama for Tax Cooperation and the Exchange of Information on Tax Matters, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated March 17, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-411-64.

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. 411-3291 and 411-3448 concerning service medals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-119-02;
— Nos. 411-3293 and 411-3567 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-39-20;
— No. 411-3296 concerning VIA Rail. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-113-03;
— Nos. 411-3297 and 411-3302 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-25-10;
— Nos. 411-3298 and 411-3444 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-19-19;
— Nos. 411-3299 and 411-3341 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-4-22;
— Nos. 411-3300, 411-3301, 411-3306, 411-3308, 411-3312, 411-3328, 411-3339, 411-3344, 411-3351, 411-3355 to 411-3360 and 411-3420 to 411-3422 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-12-25;
— Nos. 411-3304 and 411-3305 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-20-25;
— Nos. 411-3310, 411-3424, 411-3523, 411-3570 and 411-3571 concerning certain diseases. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-98-11;
— Nos. 411-3346 and 411-3664 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-21-33;
— Nos. 411-3361 and 411-3538 to 411-3541 concerning horse meat. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-38-15;
— No. 411-3414 concerning poverty. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-46-21;
— No. 411-3416 concerning Afghanistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-87-02;
— No. 411-3428 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-17-18;
— No. 411-3528 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-68-18;
— No. 411-3532 concerning the democratic process. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-86-11;
— Nos. 411-3534 and 411-3559 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-132-04;
— Nos. 411-3542, 411-3550 and 411-3551 concerning human trafficking. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-51-13;
— Nos. 411-3543 to 411-3549 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-3-17.

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations



Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 17th Report of the Committee, "Tax Evasion and the Use of Tax Havens". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-229.

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. 102, 103, 105, 106, 111 and 114) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), Bill C-502, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Humber River), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), Bill C-503, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (local endorsement of candidate), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning health care services (No. 411-3705) and one concerning the fur industry (No. 411-3706);
— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3707);
— by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning firearms (No. 411-3708) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3709);
— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), two concerning health care services (Nos. 411-3710 and 411-3711);
— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3712);
— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3713);
— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 411-3714);
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning health care services (No. 411-3715);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning international agreements (No. 411-3716) and one concerning certain diseases (No. 411-3717);
— by Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3718);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-3719) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-3720);
— by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3721);
— by Mr. Cash (Davenport), one concerning telecommunications (No. 411-3722) and one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-3723);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3724).

Questions 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-1223 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With regard to Canadian assistance to Sudan and South Sudan going forward into the 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 fiscal years: (a) what are the government's estimated projections for its funding of the Sudan Task force; (b) what are the government's estimated projections for its funding to the two countries through the Canadian International Development Agency; (c) what are the government's estimated projections for the number of personnel from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Forces participating in United Nations-sanctioned operations; (d) what are the government's estimated projections for the number of personnel, expressed in full-time equivalents, from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade working in the two countries; and (e) what support will be delivered to projects and activities in these two countries by the Stabilization and Reconstruction Task Force, through the Global Peace and Security Fund? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1223.
Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures.

Mr. Fantino (Minister of International Cooperation) for Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1), because it:
(a) raises taxes on middle class Canadians in order to pay for the Conservatives' wasteful spending;
(b) fails to reverse the government's decision to raise tariffs on items such as baby carriages, bicycles, household water heaters, space heaters, school supplies, ovens, coffee makers, wigs for cancer patients, and blankets;
(c) raises taxes on small business owners by $2.3 billion over the next 5 years, directly hurting 750,000 Canadians and risking Canadian jobs;
(d) raises taxes on credit unions by $75 million per year, which is an attack on rural Canadians and Canada's rural economy;
(e) adds GST/HST to certain healthcare services, including medical work that victims of crime need to establish their case in court;
(f) fails to provide a youth employment strategy to help struggling young Canadians find work; and
(g) ignores the pressing requirements of Aboriginal peoples.”.

Debate arose thereon.

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 second reading of Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures.

DEFERRED RECORDED DIVISIONS

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on 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 question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 671 -- Vote no 671)
YEAS: 245, NAYS: 32

YEAS -- POUR

Ablonczy
Adams
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Angus
Armstrong
Ashfield
Ashton
Aspin
Atamanenko
Aubin
Ayala
Baird
Bateman
Bellavance
Benoit
Benskin
Bergen
Bernier
Bevington
Bezan
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Blaney
Block
Boivin
Boughen
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Butt
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan
Carmichael
Caron
Carrie
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisu
Chong
Choquette
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke

Cleary
Clement
Comartin
Côté
Crockatt
Crowder
Cullen
Daniel
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dewar
Dionne Labelle
Donnelly
Dreeshen
Dubé
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dusseault
Fantino
Fast
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
Flaherty
Fletcher
Fortin
Freeman
Galipeau
Gallant
Garrison
Genest
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Gill
Glover
Godin
Goguen
Gosal
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Groguhé
Harper
Harris (Scarborough Southwest)
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hayes
Hiebert
Hoback
Holder
Jacob
James
Jean
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)

Kellway
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lapointe
Larose
Latendresse
Lauzon
Laverdière
Lebel
LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard)
Leef
Lemieux
Leung
Liu
Lizon
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mai
Marston
Masse
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Menzies
Merrifield
Michaud
Miller
Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue)
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord)
Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine)
Mourani
Nantel
Nash
Nicholls
Nicholson
Norlock
Nunez-Melo
O'Connor
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Papillon
Paradis
Patry
Payne
Péclet
Perreault
Pilon
Plamondon
Poilievre
Preston

Quach
Rafferty
Rajotte
Rankin
Rathgeber
Ravignat
Raynault
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Rickford
Ritz
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Saxton
Schellenberger
Scott
Seeback
Sellah
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Stewart
Storseth
Strahl
Sullivan
Sweet
Thibeault
Tilson
Toet
Toews
Toone
Tremblay
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Turmel
Tweed
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Young (Vancouver South)
Zimmer

Total: -- 245

NAYS -- CONTRE

Andrews
Bélanger
Bennett
Byrne
Casey
Coderre
Cuzner
Duncan (Etobicoke North)

Easter
Eyking
Foote
Fry
Garneau
Goodale
Hsu
Hyer

Karygiannis
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
MacAulay
May
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Murray

Pacetti
Rae
Regan
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
St-Denis
Valeriote

Total: -- 32

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Gill (Brampton—Springdale), seconded by Mr. Richards (Wild Rose), — That Bill C-394, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (criminal organization recruitment), be now read a third time and do pass.

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

(Division No. 672 -- Vote no 672)
YEAS: 240, NAYS: 36

YEAS -- POUR

Ablonczy
Adams
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Welland)
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Angus
Armstrong
Ashfield
Ashton
Aspin
Atamanenko
Aubin
Ayala
Baird
Bateman
Benoit
Benskin
Bergen
Bernier
Bevington
Bezan
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Blaney
Block
Boivin
Boughen
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Butt
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan
Carmichael
Caron
Carrie
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisu
Chong
Choquette
Chow
Christopherson
Clarke

Cleary
Clement
Comartin
Côté
Crockatt
Crowder
Cullen
Daniel
Davidson
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dewar
Dionne Labelle
Donnelly
Dreeshen
Dubé
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dusseault
Fantino
Fast
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
Flaherty
Fletcher
Freeman
Galipeau
Gallant
Garrison
Genest
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Gill
Glover
Godin
Goguen
Gosal
Gourde
Gravelle
Grewal
Groguhé
Harper
Harris (Scarborough Southwest)
Harris (St. John's East)
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hayes
Hiebert
Hoback
Holder
Jacob
James
Jean
Julian
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)

Kellway
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lapointe
Larose
Latendresse
Lauzon
Laverdière
Lebel
LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard)
Leef
Lemieux
Leung
Liu
Lizon
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mai
Marston
Masse
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Menzies
Merrifield
Michaud
Miller
Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue)
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord)
Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine)
Nantel
Nash
Nicholls
Nicholson
Norlock
Nunez-Melo
O'Connor
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Papillon
Paradis
Payne
Péclet
Perreault
Pilon
Poilievre
Preston
Quach
Rafferty

Rajotte
Rankin
Rathgeber
Ravignat
Raynault
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Rickford
Ritz
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Saxton
Schellenberger
Scott
Seeback
Sellah
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Stewart
Storseth
Strahl
Sullivan
Sweet
Thibeault
Tilson
Toet
Toews
Toone
Tremblay
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Turmel
Tweed
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Young (Vancouver South)
Zimmer

Total: -- 240

NAYS -- CONTRE

Andrews
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Byrne
Casey
Coderre
Cuzner
Duncan (Etobicoke North)

Easter
Eyking
Foote
Fortin
Fry
Garneau
Goodale
Hsu
Hyer

Karygiannis
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
MacAulay
May
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Murray
Pacetti

Patry
Plamondon
Rae
Regan
Scarpaleggia
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
St-Denis
Valeriote

Total: -- 36

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Private Members' Business

At 6:21 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-419, An Act respecting language skills, as reported by the Standing Committee on Official Languages with amendments.

Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Benskin (Jeanne-Le Ber), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

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. Fast (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) — Report of Export Development Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2012, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-289-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mint, 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. 8560-411-176-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2012, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-471-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Agreement for RCMP policing services made between Canada and the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and Alberta, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-475-55. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
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. Goguen (Moncton—Riverview—Dieppe), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 411-3725);
— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-3726);
— by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning health care services (No. 411-3727).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:21 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 7:38 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).