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41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 269

Thursday, June 13, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 411-3702 concerning human rights in Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-94-04;
— Nos. 411-3738 and 411-3742 concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-42-03;
— No. 411-3755 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-44-26;
— No. 411-3854 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-32-41;
— Nos. 411-3861 and 411-3862 concerning prostitution. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-50-10;
— Nos. 411-3898 and 411-3916 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-13-18.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on International Trade, "Report on an Economic Partnership Agreement between Canada and Japan" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-184), presented to the House on Thursday, February 28, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-411-184.

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations



Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the 12th Report of the Committee, "Powering The Future of Federal Buildings: Energy Efficiency as a Goal". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-263.

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. 54, 76 to 81, 86, 87, 89, 91 and 93) was tabled.


Mr. Komarnicki (Souris—Moose Mountain), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 12th Report of the Committee, "Exploring Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-264.

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. 68 to 72, 74 to 77 and 87) was tabled.


Mr. Wallace (Burlington), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 25th Report of the Committee (Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-265.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 75 to 78) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), seconded by Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), Bill C-534, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Abitibi and Témiscamingue regions), 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 Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), seconded by Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), Bill C-535, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Vallée-de-l’Or, Anishinabe Aki and Eeyou Istchee regions), 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 Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Bill C-536, An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Trout Lake), 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 Mr. Wallace (Burlington), four concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Nos. 411-4189 to 411-4192);
— by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), one concerning gasoline prices (No. 411-4193), one concerning funding aid (No. 411-4194) and one concerning the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (No. 411-4195);
— by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 411-4196 and 411-4197), one concerning landmines (No. 411-4198) and seven concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-4199 to 411-4205);
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-4206);
— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 411-4207);
— by Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead), three concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-4208 to 411-4210);
— by Mr. Nunez-Melo (Laval), one concerning the income tax system (No. 411-4211);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning firearms (No. 411-4212);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 411-4213) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-4214);
— by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), one concerning foreign aid (No. 411-4215);
— by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), two concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-4216 and 411-4217).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) presented the answers to questions Q-1333, Q-1334, Q-1341 and Q-1342 on the Order Paper.


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

Q-1335 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to the presence of foreign governments in Canada, specifically the operation or presence of any security, intelligence or law enforcement agencies: (a) what are the names of all law agencies operating with the permission and consent of the government within the sovereign territory of Canada, broken down by country; (b) is the government aware of any law enforcement agency present or operating without the consent and permission of the government; (c) what are the police powers of foreign law enforcement within Canada; (d) does the government allow any foreign law enforcement agency the power to act alone without the presence of a designated Canadian police or peace office present; (e) does the government grant power on a case-by-case basis to an agent of foreign law enforcement to stop any resident of Canada for questioning; (f) does the government allow agents of foreign law enforcement the power to present identification or a badge within Canada for the purpose of investigating within Canada; (g) does the government currently allow agents of foreign law enforcement agency the power to cross a Canadian border either by air, sea or land in possession of a weapon; (h) does the government intend to allow agents of a foreign law enforcement agency the power to enter, leave and operate in Canada with the power to enforce Canadian law, including the power to detain, questions and arrest a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; (i) does the government intend to extend the power to agents of a foreign government law enforcement agency the right of pre-emptive arrest or pre-emptive detention without warrant, as provided in Bill S-7; (j) does the government currently have a cap on the number of agents from a foreign law enforcement agency assigned to Canada and, if so, what is the maximum number of agents allowed; and (k) does the government allow agents of a foreign law enforcement agency the authority to operate their own police vehicles, including police boats, airplanes, or any motor vehicle, within Canada, including the use of sirens or other identifiable police markings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1335.

Q-1339 — Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York) — With regard to military procurement projects, since 2001: (a) how many projects have been sole-sourced as opposed to following a competitive process; (b) which of these have been sole-sourced; (c) what was the rationale for each project being sole-sourced; (d) what is the Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) value for each sole-sourced procurement project; (e) does the IRB value for each sole-sourced project represent 100% of the project value (acquisition and in-service support); (f) what percentage of military procurement projects have been sole-sourced since 2001; (g) how many procurement projects have been sole-sourced each year between 2001 and the present year; and (h) which specific projects in each year have been sole-sourced between 2001 and the present? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1339.

Q-1346 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — With regard to the Canadian Armed Forces, what was the breakdown of strength by rank for each Regular Force Unit of the Royal 22nd Regiment as of (i) January 1, 1995, (ii) January 1, 2000, (iii) January 1, 2005, (iv) January 1, 2010? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1346.
Government Orders

Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), moved, — That, in relation to Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and

that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.

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

(Division No. 755 -- Vote no 755)
YEAS: 139, NAYS: 118

YEAS -- POUR

Ablonczy
Adams
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Aspin
Bateman
Benoit
Bergen
Bernier
Bezan
Block
Boughen
Braid
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Butt
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan
Carmichael
Carrie
Chisu
Chong
Clarke

Crockatt
Daniel
Davidson
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fantino
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Flaherty
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Gill
Goguen
Goldring
Gosal
Gourde
Grewal
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hayes
Hiebert
Hillyer
Hoback
James
Jean
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)

Lake
Lauzon
Leef
Lemieux
Leung
Lizon
Lobb
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Menzies
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
Obhrai
O'Connor
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Payne
Poilievre
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Rickford

Saxton
Schellenberger
Seeback
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sopuck
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Toet
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Tweed
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Kesteren
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: -- 139

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
Andrews
Angus
Atamanenko
Ayala
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Benskin
Bevington
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brison
Brosseau
Byrne
Caron
Casey
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisholm
Choquette
Chow
Cleary
Côté
Cotler
Crowder
Cullen

Cuzner
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Dewar
Dion
Donnelly
Doré Lefebvre
Dubé
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dusseault
Easter
Eyking
Foote
Fortin
Freeman
Garrison
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Groguhé
Harris (Scarborough Southwest)
Harris (St. John's East)
Hsu
Hughes
Jacob
Jones

Julian
Karygiannis
Kellway
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Latendresse
Laverdière
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard)
Leslie
MacAulay
Mai
Marston
Martin
Mathyssen
May
McCallum
McGuinty
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Michaud
Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue)
Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord)
Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine)
Morin (Laurentides—Labelle)
Mulcair
Murray
Nantel
Nash
Nicholls
Nunez-Melo

Papillon
Patry
Péclet
Perreault
Pilon
Plamondon
Quach
Rae
Rafferty
Rankin
Ravignat
Raynault
Regan
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
Stewart
Thibeault
Toone
Trudeau
Turmel
Valeriote

Total: -- 118

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour), — That Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Ms. Bergen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), moved, — That this question be now put.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House commend and thank the RCMP for the excellent work that they do protecting Parliamentarians and all staff who work in the Parliamentary Precinct, recognize that traffic regulations and signage are important for the safety of those working on the Hill, including construction personnel and visitors, and that the House remind all Members and staff that their full compliance and cooperation are required.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour), — That Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights;

And of the motion of Ms. Bergen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 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. McColeman (Brant), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should endorse the report of the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities entitled “Rethinking disAbility in the Private Sector”, and its findings, and commit to furthering public-private cooperation by: (a) building on existing government initiatives, such as the Opportunities Fund, the Registered Disability Savings Plan, the ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities; (b) issuing a call to action for Canadian employers to examine the expert panel's findings and encouraging employers to take advantage of private sector-led initiatives to increase employment levels for persons with disabilities in Canada; (c) pursuing greater accountability and coordination of its labour market funding for persons with disabilities and ensuring that funding is demand driven and focussed on suitable performance indicators with strong demonstrable results; (d) establishing an increased focus on young people with disabilities to include support mechanisms specifically targeted at increasing employment levels among youth with disabilities, through programs such as the Youth Employment Strategy; and (e) strengthening efforts to identify existing innovative approaches to increasing the employment of persons with disabilities occurring in communities across Canada and ensuring that programs have the flexibility to help replicate such approaches. (Private Members' Business M-430)

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 19, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Tabling of Documents
By unanimous consent, Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Description and Processing of Individuals Found not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder Accused of ''Serious Violent Offences"" (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8525-411-60.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Labour), — That Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights;

And of the motion of Ms. Bergen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 61(2), the question was put on the original motion and it was agreed to on division.

Accordingly, Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for February 11, March 4 and 25, April 22 and 29, and May 27, 2013, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-411-18.
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of the Pacific Pilotage Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-716-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of the Blue Water Bridge Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-864-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Reports of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-411-878-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— by Mr. Fletcher (Minister of State (Transport)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2012-2016 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2012 of VIA Rail Canada Inc., pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-803-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
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. Boughen (Palliser), one concerning landmines (No. 411-4218).
Adjournment

At 9:37 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).