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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 246

Friday, May 3, 2013

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — 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.”.

The debate continued.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

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

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 411-3423, 411-3426, 411-3443, 411-3484, 411-3491 and 411-3524 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-4-23;
— Nos. 411-3430 to 411-3433 concerning horse meat. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-38-16;
— Nos. 411-3455 to 411-3476, 411-3483, 411-3500, 411-3504 and 411-3512 to 411-3515 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-12-26;
— Nos. 411-3479 and 411-3492 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-27-30;
— No. 411-3485 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-19-20;
— Nos. 411-3565, 411-3574, 411-3575, 411-3578, 411-3579 and 411-3586 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-132-05;
— No. 411-3566 concerning abortion. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-61-25;
— No. 411-3577 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-32-38.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Warkentin (Peace River), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of by-laws) and to provide for its replacement, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-230.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 62 and 64 to 71) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), four concerning asbestos (Nos. 411-3744 to 411-3747);
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), four concerning climate change (Nos. 411-3748 to 411-3751);
— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning immigration (No. 411-3752), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 411-3753) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-3754);
— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning transportation (No. 411-3755);
— by Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), one concerning China (No. 411-3756);
— by Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3757).

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-1227, Q-1240, Q-1245, Q-1247 and Q-1248 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-1224 — Ms. Papillon (Québec) — With regard to human resources at the Joint Rescue Coordination Centres of Trenton (JRCC Trenton) and Halifax (JRCC Halifax): (a) how many Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) search and rescue coordinator positions are there (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (b) how many of these positions are officially unilingual English positions (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (c) how many of the positions in (a) are officially bilingual BBB positions (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (d) how many of the positions in (a) are officially bilingual CBC positions (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (e) how many of the positions in (a) are staffed permanently (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (f) how many of the coordinators in (a) meet the BBB language requirement (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (g) of these coordinators, how many are certified to take charge of a watch (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (h) how many of the coordinators in (a) meet the CBC language requirement (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (i) of these coordinators, how many are certified to take charge of a watch (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (j) how many unilingual English-speaking coordinators are there (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (k) of these coordinators, how many are certified to take charge of a watch (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (l) what were the expected schedules for January 1, 2013, and the following 12 months, specifying the bilingual positions, unilingual positions and names of the individuals assigned according to these schedules and the language proficiency of these individuals, (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (m) how many retirements are expected over the next 12 months (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (n) what is the language requirement for CCG JRCC supervisor positions (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (o) what is the language proficiency of the incumbents of the CCG JRCC supervisor positions (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (p) how much has the government committed to date to improve the French proficiency of CCG search and rescue (SAR) operations coordinators since June 2011; (q) how many Canadian Forces (CF) air SAR coordinators work (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (r) how many of these CF air SAR coordinators are bilingual (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; (s) what is the current individual language proficiency of the CF air SAR coordinators (i) at JRCC Trenton, (ii) at JRCC Halifax; and (t) following the Commissioner of Official Languages’ recommendations of August 2012 regarding air SAR coordinators, what actions has the Department of National Defence taken to assign bilingual air SAR coordinators to the JRCCs of Trenton and Halifax? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1224.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — 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.”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.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. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Mrs. Sellah (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), — That Bill C-460, An Act respecting the implementation of the Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 8, 2013, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing 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. 8560-411-108-03. (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. Kent (Minister of the Environment) — Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2012, pursuant to the International River Improvements Act, R.S. 1985, c. I-20, s. 51. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-168-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Mr. Kent (Minister of the Environment) — Amendments to the Management Plan for Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-566-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Mr. Kent (Minister of the Environment) — Amendments to the Management Plan for Fort Walsh and Cypress Hills Massacre National Historic Site of Canada, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-566-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Police Complaints Commission for the year 2012, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, s. 250.17. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-733-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— by Mr. MacKay (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board for the year 2012, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 29.28(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-752-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report of the National Film Board, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, pursuant to the National Film Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-8, sbs. 20(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-189-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Canadian Tourism Commission, 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. 8560-411-87-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Agreements for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of New Brunswick, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-475-56. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2013-373. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-1-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
— P.C. 2013-406. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-2-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— P.C. 2013-403 and P.C. 2013-407 to P.C. 2013-409. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-4-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2013-404. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-17-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— P.C. 2013-405 and P.C. 2013-415. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-30-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2013-410. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-32-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)
Adjournment

At 2:32 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).