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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 265

Friday, June 7, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

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

Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources) for Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“(a) weakens Canadians' confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes the democratic process by amending 49 different pieces of legislation, many of which are not related to budgetary measures;
(b) raises taxes on Canadians by introducing tax hikes on credit unions and small businesses;
(c) gives the Treasury Board sweeping powers to interfere in collective bargaining and impose employment conditions on non-union employees;
(d) amends the Investment Canada Act to triple review thresholds and dramatically reduces the number of foreign takeovers subject to review;
(e) proposes an inadequate Band-Aid fix for the flawed approach to labour market opinions in the temporary foreign worker program;
(f) proposes to increase fees for visitor visas for friends and family coming to visit Canada; and
(g) fails to provide substantive measures to create good Canadian jobs and stimulate meaningful long-term growth and recovery.”.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 411-3637, 411-3674, 411-3683 and 411-3699 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-18-22;
— Nos. 411-3650, 411-3652 and 411-3659 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-12-33;
— Nos. 411-3658, 411-3700 and 411-3735 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-27-32;
— Nos. 411-3665 to 411-3667 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-142-01.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 60th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Jim Hillyer for Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Blaine Calkins for Brent Rathgeber

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be deleted from the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Finance

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Health

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on International Trade

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on National Defence

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Official Languages

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Brent Rathgeber

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Brent Rathgeber

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament:

Chungsen Leung for Brent Rathgeber

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be deleted from the list of associate members of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations:

Brent Rathgeber

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 60th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4098);
— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), two concerning world peace (Nos. 411-4099 and 411-4100), two concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 411-4101 and 411-4102), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-4103) and two concerning horse meat (Nos. 411-4104 and 411-4105);
— by Mr. Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission), one concerning sex selection (No. 411-4106);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-4107);
— by Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan), one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-4108);
— by Mr. Giguère (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), three concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 411-4109 to 411-4111);
— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), three concerning landmines (Nos. 411-4112 to 411-4114) and one concerning sex selection (No. 411-4115);
— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning banks (No. 411-4116).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage) presented the answer to question Q-1321 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Calandra (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-1318 — Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) — With regard to projects funded through the Global Peace and Security Fund, for each fiscal year from 2006-2007 to 2012-2013, how many projects were funded, broken down by (i) recipient of project, (ii) description of project, (iii) location of project, (iv) length of project, (v) value of project, (vi) sub-program and thematic area of project, (vii) type of funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1318.
Q-1320 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With regard to ongoing investigation into habitat conservation in Canada, and particularly the proposed National Conservation Plan: (a) what research, including all studies, findings and recommendations, and investment has the government undertaken to assess the full potential of the Species at Risk Act (SARA), in its current form, to contribute to national habitat conservation objectives; and (b) what research, including all studies, findings and recommendations, has the government undertaken to assess what will be required to ensure that the full potential of SARA to contribute to national habitat conservation objectives is realized? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1320.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)), — 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 third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“(a) weakens Canadians' confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes the democratic process by amending 49 different pieces of legislation, many of which are not related to budgetary measures;
(b) raises taxes on Canadians by introducing tax hikes on credit unions and small businesses;
(c) gives the Treasury Board sweeping powers to interfere in collective bargaining and impose employment conditions on non-union employees;
(d) amends the Investment Canada Act to triple review thresholds and dramatically reduces the number of foreign takeovers subject to review;
(e) proposes an inadequate Band-Aid fix for the flawed approach to labour market opinions in the temporary foreign worker program;
(f) proposes to increase fees for visitor visas for friends and family coming to visit Canada; and
(g) fails to provide substantive measures to create good Canadian jobs and stimulate meaningful long-term growth and recovery.”.

The debate continued.

Notices of Motions

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 S-17, An Act to implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention, concluded between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)), — 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 third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), seconded by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“(a) weakens Canadians' confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes the democratic process by amending 49 different pieces of legislation, many of which are not related to budgetary measures;
(b) raises taxes on Canadians by introducing tax hikes on credit unions and small businesses;
(c) gives the Treasury Board sweeping powers to interfere in collective bargaining and impose employment conditions on non-union employees;
(d) amends the Investment Canada Act to triple review thresholds and dramatically reduces the number of foreign takeovers subject to review;
(e) proposes an inadequate Band-Aid fix for the flawed approach to labour market opinions in the temporary foreign worker program;
(f) proposes to increase fees for visitor visas for friends and family coming to visit Canada; and
(g) fails to provide substantive measures to create good Canadian jobs and stimulate meaningful long-term growth and recovery.”.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Monday, June 3, 2013, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, June 10, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-61, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures.

Mr. Oliver (Minister of Natural Resources), 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 Natural Resources.

Debate arose thereon.

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 Mr. Pilon (Laval—Les Îles), seconded by Mr. Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), — That Bill C-480, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (funeral arrangements), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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. Ambrose (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2013-2014 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-835-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, S.C. 1997, c. 40, sbs. 51(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-665-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2013-2014 of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-847-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2013-2014 of the Canadian Museum of Nature, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-856-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2013-2014 of the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-857-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— 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. 2013-562. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-2-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— P.C. 2013-561. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-3-19. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2013-556 to P.C. 2013-558. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-14-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
— P.C. 2013-559. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-7-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— P.C. 2013-554 and P.C. 2013-555. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-16-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— P.C. 2013-563 and P.C. 2013-564. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-30-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2013-560. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-411-24-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).