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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
41st PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 270

Friday, June 14, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 15.

Group No. 1

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 2.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 4.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 11.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 12.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 6, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 13.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 7, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 14.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 8, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 15.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 9, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 16.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 10, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 17.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 11, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 18.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 12, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 19.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 13, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 20.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 14, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 21.

Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher), seconded by Mr. Dubé (Chambly—Borduas), moved Motion No. 15, — That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 22.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

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. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 411-3720, 411-3726, 411-3740, 411-3741, 411-3754 and 411-3759 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-4-27;

— No. 411-3722 concerning telecommunications. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-69-18;

— No. 411-3817 concerning the Canada Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-131-02;

— Nos. 411-3857 and 411-3860 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-132-08.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Brown (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (Bill S-14, An Act to amend the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-266.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 86 and 87) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), three concerning health care services (Nos. 411-4219 to 411-4221);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), two concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-4222 and 411-4223);

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), three concerning employment (Nos. 411-4224 to 411-4226) and one concerning the Canada Pension Plan (No. 411-4227);

— by Mr. Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), three concerning sex selection (Nos. 411-4228 to 411-4230) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-4231);

— by Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4232);

— by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 411-4233) and one concerning national parks (No. 411-4234);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-4235) and one concerning international agreements (No. 411-4236);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-4237).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway) presented the answer to question Q-1337 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-1332 — Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville) — With regard to any funding dedicated to the promotion of Canada’s official languages that was not accounted for in the $1.1 billion dollars outlined in the Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: (a) what departments or agencies contributed to the funding of official languages programs; (b) what are the names of the programs that delivered that funding listed by department or agency; and (c) what amount of money did each of those programs spend in fiscal years (i) 2007-2008, (ii) 2008-2009, (iii) 2009-2010, (iv) 2010-2011, (v) 2011-2012, (vi) 2012-2013? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1332.


Q-1336 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — With regard to Library and Archives Canada (LAC), since January 1, 2011: (a) what are the details of all the fonds and records held in custody by LAC that have been or are currently being de-accessioned to (i) provincial or territorial archives, (ii) university archives, (iii) regional or local archival institutions or organizations; (b) on what written policy or operational rationale were each of these de-accessions based on; (c) what are the details of all the fonds and records on deposit with LAC that have been or are currently under discussion or negotiation for referral to (i) provincial or territorial archives, (ii) university archives or libraries, (iii) regional or local archival institutions or organizations; and (d) in every case the LAC decided not to acquire archives or records being offered, what written policy or operational rationale was provided to the donor as the basis of this decision? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1336.


Q-1338 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — With regard to Library and Archives Canada (LAC), since January 1, 2005: (a) what sections and branches currently exist or have existed, broken down by year; (b) how many archivists work or have worked in each section and branch, broken down by year, including and specifying part-time and seasonal employees; (c) how many managers work for each section and department; (d) how many items were acquired; (e) what was the total value of items acquired; (f) how many interlibrary loans were registered; (g) what were the costs for operating interlibrary loans; and (h) how many international trips did the head of LAC take and what were the costs of those trips? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1338.


Q-1340 — Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York) — With regard to the issue of the proposed for-profit blood plasma clinics in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario: (a) when was Health Canada approached by the operators of the proposed for-profit blood plasma clinics; (b) how many consultations took place between Health Canada and the operators of the proposed for-profit blood plasma clinics; (c) how many consultations took place between Health Canada and (i) Canadian Blood Services, (ii) the province of Ontario; (d) when did these consultations take place and if no consultations took place, how did Health Canada determine that consultations were not necessary; (e) when were the locations for the proposed clinics approved; (f) what process did the operators of the proposed for-profit blood plasma clinics follow to obtain approval for the location of the clinics; (g) what is Health Canada’s policy on the operation of for-profit blood plasma clinics in Canada; (h) what is Health Canada’s policy with regard to following the recommendations of the Royal Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (“Krever report”); (i) what existing statutes, regulations, auditing processes, etc. are in place to ensure the safety of Canada’s blood supply; (j) with regard to ensuring the safety of Canada’s blood supply, what is the regulatory role of (i) Health Canada, (ii) the province, (iii) Canadian Blood Services; (k) what role does Canadian Blood Services play in the establishment or regulation of for-profit blood plasma clinics in Canada; (l) what does Health Canada’s auditing process for licensing for-profit blood plasma clinics in Canada involve; (m) what information is provided to Health Canada by the operators; (n) how often does Health Canada audit these clinics; and (o) what is the relationship between Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in ensuring the safety of blood plasma products purchased from the United States of America? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1340.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Mr. Fantino (Minister of International Cooperation), — That Bill S-6, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

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 C-65, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.


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 report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Mr. Fantino (Minister of International Cooperation), — That Bill S-6, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

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 Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer), seconded by Mr. Hayes (Sault Ste. Marie), — That Bill C-444, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (personating peace officer or public officer), be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

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

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 — Report of Committees Activities and Expenditures for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to Standing Order 121(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-411-19.

— by Mr. Fast (Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway) — Report on the operation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act for the period of August 15, 2011 to December 31, 2012, pursuant to the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 2010, c. 4, s. 15.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-1063-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) — Reports of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 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. 8561-411-632-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Paradis (Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture)) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2013-2017 of the Canadian Tourism Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-411-861-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Toews (Minister of Public Safety) — Notice of opinion concerning Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations (SOR/2013-95), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-411-779-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

Adjournment

At 1:45 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).