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Subcommittee on Private Members' Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs


NUMBER 007 
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2nd SESSION 
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41st PARLIAMENT 

EVIDENCE

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

[Recorded by Electronic Apparatus]

  (1100)  

[English]

     This is the seventh meeting of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to determine the non-votability items pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1).
    Mr. Toone.
    My bill, Bill C-640, will be brought forward today and I just want to make it clear I will not be participating in the discussion and I will not be voting on that bill. I just want to say that for the record. I leave it in the hands of my esteemed colleagues.
    Thank you, Mr. Toone. I'm sure that will be fine.
    Let's begin with Mr. Weston, Bill C-642.
    The bill amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to require the Correctional Service of Canada to post particulars of the statutory release of a high-profile offender on its website, to notify the victim, and to hold a community consultation on the proposed release.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Okay. Is everybody satisfied?
    Mr. Kellway's bill, C-619.
    The bill sets targets for reducing Canada's greenhouse gas emissions to provide the Government of Canada with the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and to require the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to submit a report to Parliament on the progress towards achieving reductions targets.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied?
    Very well. Thank you.
    Mr. Gravelle's bill, C-356.
    The bill requires the Minister of Health to initiate discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for health or health promotion for the purpose of developing a national strategy for health care of persons afflicted with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related disease.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied?
    Thank you.
    Mr. Bélanger's bill, C-624.
    The bill substitutes the words “of us” for the words “thy sons” in the English version of the national anthem, thus making it gender-neutral.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and it does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Everyone satisfied?
    Thank you.
    Motion No. 545, Mr. Schellenberger.
    The motion recognizes the Stratford Festival's cultural and economic contributions to Stratford and Canada since its inception in 1953.
    The motion does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Everyone satisfied?
    Thank you.
    Madam Perreault, Bill C-643.
    The bill designates the third Friday of September in each and every year as national spinal cord injury awareness day.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and it does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
     Is everyone satisfied?
    Ms. Crowder's bill, C-638.
    The bill amends the Canada Shipping Act 2001 to ensure measures are taken for the removal, disposition, or destruction of wrecks.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons, and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied? Thank you.
    Mr. Andrews is not proceeding with anything so we have Mr. Sopuck's bill, C-637.
    The bill amends the Criminal Code to deem certain weapons as not firearms for the purpose of transportation and storage.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied? Thank you.
    M-553.

  (1105)  

    The motion calls on the government to allow airports not designated under the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Act to provide at their expense security screening recognized by the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority.
    The motion does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied?
    Bill C-625, Mr. Preston.
    The bill amends the Statistics Act to ensure that the release of information provided as part of a census-related survey requires the consent of the individual and to remove the imprisonment penalty for refusing to answer a question, for providing a false answer, or for refusing to grant access to records.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied? Thank you.
    Bill C-636.
    The bill amends the definition of employee in parts I and III of the Canada Labour Code to include persons receiving training with or without remuneration and to specify the condition under which training without remuneration is permitted.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied? Thank you.
    Bill C-641.
    The bill requires the Government of Canada to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to report on its implementation.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied? Thank you.
    Bill C-640.
    Mr. Toone has already declared an interest in this and will not take part in the discussion.
    The bill enacts a new statute to regulate VIA Rail Canada's governance, operations, and obligations, and amends the Canada Transportation Act to enable a railway company to electrify the tracks of another railway company, to give priority to VIA Rail Canada trains on the track of another railway company, and to provide public passenger service performance standards.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
     Mr. Valeriote? Okay.
    Mr. Butt?
    Thank you.
    On Bill C-644, Mr. Hillyer.
    The bill amends the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to create a new offence for the breach of conditions of conditional release.
    The bill does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction and does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied with this? Okay.
    Now to motion M-550.
    The motion recommends that the government take steps to increase the level of rail service throughout Canada.
    The motion does not concern a question that is outside federal jurisdiction. It does not clearly violate the Constitution Acts. It does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons. It does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Is everyone satisfied?
    Thank you.
    Senate Bill S-219.

  (1110)  

    The bill designates the 30th day of April in each and every year as journey to freedom day in order to commemorate the exodus of Vietnamese refugees and their acceptance in Canada after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War.
    The bill does not concern a question that is substantially the same as one already voted on by the House of Commons and does not concern a question that is currently on the order paper or notice paper as an item of government business.
    Thank you.
    Is everyone satisfied with that? Thank you.
    Now I'll move that the subcommittee present a report listing those items that are determined not to be designated non-votable, and recommend that they be considered by the House.
    Is everyone satisfied with that? Thank you.
    That's all we have.
    The meeting is adjourned.
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