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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (No. 144)


Orders of the Day

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

October 16, 2013 — Consideration of the motion for an Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, — That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

October 16, 2013 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.
Supply period ending December 10, 2014 — maximum of 7 allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(a).
Days to be allotted — 2 days remaining in current period.

Opposition Motions
October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the Board of Internal Economy begin posting the travel and hospitality expenses of Members, on a quarterly basis, to the Parliament of Canada website in a manner similar to the guidelines used by the government for proactive disclosure of ministerial expenses.

October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the Board of Internal Economy begin posting individual Member's Expenditure Reports, on a quarterly basis, to the Parliament of Canada website in a format more accessible to the public.

October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the House call on the Auditor General to undertake performance audits of the House of Commons administration every three years.

October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be directed to develop guidelines under which the Auditor General is asked to perform more detailed audits of parliamentary spending and report these guidelines to the House no later than March 31, 2014.

October 31, 2013 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to propose amendments to the Standing Orders that would provide Members with a mechanism to address Members’ dissatisfaction with government responses to written questions, in a manner similar to the adjournment proceedings process for oral questions; and that the Committee report these proposed amendments to the House no later than March 7, 2014.

October 31, 2013 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing Oral Questions, and to consider, among other things, (i) elevating decorum and fortifying the use of discipline by the Speaker, to strengthen the dignity and authority of the House, (ii) lengthening the amount of time given for each question and each answer, (iii) examining the convention that the Minister questioned need not respond, (iv) allocating half the questions each day for Members, whose names and order of recognition would be randomly selected, (v) dedicating Wednesday exclusively for questions to the Prime Minister, (vi) dedicating Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for questions to Ministers other than the Prime Minister in a way that would require Ministers be present two of the four days to answer questions concerning their portfolio, based on a published schedule that would rotate and that would ensure an equitable distribution of Ministers across the four days; and that the Committee report its findings to the House, with proposed changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions, within six months of the adoption of this order.

November 5, 2013 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore) — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should honour the service of Canadian military and RCMP veterans and their families by: (a) reversing the decision to close down the Veterans Affairs offices in Corner Brook, Charlottetown, Sydney, Windsor, Thunder Bay, Brandon, Saskatoon, Kelowna, and Prince George; (b) recognizing that the government has a legal, moral, social and fiduciary duty towards the men and women that the government put in harm’s way; (c) immediately implementing the recommendations put forward by the Veterans Affairs ombudsman on the New Veterans Charter; and (d) respecting the mandate of the stakeholder meeting to provide meaningful consultations with Canadian veterans.

November 5, 2013 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That an Order of the House do issue for a copy of the following documents in the possession of the Government of Canada: (a) e-mail messages sent or received from Nigel Wright, from December 3, 2012 to May 20, 2013; (b) e-mail messages received from Nigel Wright, or his attorneys, by the government since May 20, 2013; (c) e-mail messages sent or received by Chris Woodcock, Benjamin Perrin, David van Hemmen, Jenni Byrne, Ray Novak, and Patrick Rogers from December 3, 2012 to the present; (d) e-mail messages from within the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) where Senate expenses or Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin or Patrick Brazeau are mentioned not contained in (c) above for the same time period; (e) records of communication between Senator David Tkachuk and the PMO from December 3, 2012 to the present; (f) minutes of any meetings at the PMO where Senate expenses or Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin or Patrick Brazeau were mentioned from December 3, 2012 to the present; and (g) cheques received by the government from Senator Mike Duffy or his attorneys related to expenses in the last two years.

November 19, 2013 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — That, in light of the Federal Court of Canada finding on May 23, 2013 by Justice Richard Mosley that the Conservative CIMS database was the likely source of election fraud in ridings across the country in the 2011 general election, the House call on Elections Canada to fully enforce the Canada Elections Act for the current by-elections in Provencher, Brandon—Souris, Toronto Centre, and Bourassa, paying close attention to any reports of similar fraudulent activity, and to report to the House within ninety calendar days any complaints or evidence that it has received of such fraudulent activity taking place.

November 19, 2013 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing Oral Questions, and to consider, among other things, (i) elevating decorum and fortifying the use of discipline by the Speaker, to strengthen the dignity and authority of the House, (ii) lengthening the amount of time given for each question and each answer, (iii) examining the convention that the Minister questioned need not respond, (iv) allocating half the questions each day for Members, whose names and order of recognition would be randomly selected, (v) dedicating Wednesday exclusively for questions to the Prime Minister, (vi) dedicating Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for questions to Ministers other than the Prime Minister in a way that would require Ministers be present two of the four days to answer questions concerning their portfolio, based on a published schedule that would rotate and that would ensure an equitable distribution of Ministers across the four days; and that the Committee report its findings to the House, with proposed changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions, within six months of the adoption of this order.

November 19, 2013 — Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing Oral Questions, and to consider, among other things, (i) elevating decorum and fortifying the use of discipline by the Speaker, to strengthen the dignity and authority of the House, (ii) lengthening the amount of time given for each question and each answer, (iii) examining the convention that the Minister questioned need not respond, (iv) allocating half the questions each day for Members, whose names and order of recognition would be randomly selected, (v) dedicating Wednesday exclusively for questions to the Prime Minister, (vi) dedicating Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for questions to Ministers other than the Prime Minister in a way that would require Ministers be present two of the four days to answer questions concerning their portfolio, based on a published schedule that would rotate and that would ensure an equitable distribution of Ministers across the four days; and that the Committee report its findings to the House, with proposed changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions, within six months of the adoption of this order.

November 19, 2013 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing Oral Questions, and to consider, among other things, (i) elevating decorum and fortifying the use of discipline by the Speaker, to strengthen the dignity and authority of the House, (ii) lengthening the amount of time given for each question and each answer, (iii) examining the convention that the Minister questioned need not respond, (iv) allocating half the questions each day for Members, whose names and order of recognition would be randomly selected, (v) dedicating Wednesday exclusively for questions to the Prime Minister, (vi) dedicating Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for questions to Ministers other than the Prime Minister in a way that would require Ministers be present two of the four days to answer questions concerning their portfolio, based on a published schedule that would rotate and that would ensure an equitable distribution of Ministers across the four days; and that the Committee report its findings to the House, with proposed changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions, within six months of the adoption of this order.

January 23, 2014 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should make affordability a central focus of Budget 2014, including the reduction of ATM fees, the elimination of fees for paper copies of bills, working with the provinces and territories to crack down on the predatory practices of payday lenders, creating a gas price watchdog, and working with the financial sector to ensure Canadians have access to low-interest credit cards.

January 23, 2014 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, in the wake of the loss of nearly 50,000 jobs across Canada in December 2013 alone, and the Bank of Canada prediction that household debt will contribute to the continued underperformance of our economy over the next two years, the government should take immediate action to reduce current record levels of household debt.

January 28, 2014 — Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park) — That, in the opinion of the House, many payday lenders exploit vulnerable Canadians and that the House call on the government to (a) take federal leadership in protecting Canadians from predatory lending rates; (b) ban extra fees and other loopholes that push effective lending rates beyond the criminal rate of 60 percent; and (c) work with the provinces and financial institutions to increase the accessibility to financial services for low-income Canadians.

January 28, 2014 — Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — That, in the opinion of the House, credit card interest rates are too high as a result of an uncompetitive marketplace and that the House call on the government to ensure Canadians can have access to a low-rate, no frills credit card.

January 28, 2014 — Ms. Papillon (Québec) — That, in the opinion of the House, Canadians face unfair new fees for paper bills and that the House call on the government to announce immediate action in Budget 2014 to ban pay-to-pay fees.

January 31, 2014 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — That the House call on the government to refrain from spending any taxpayer funds to advertise any matter related to the 2014 Budget, including during the coverage of the upcoming Olympics, until such time as the measures have actually been implemented and made available to Canadians.

January 31, 2014 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — That the House call on the government to refrain from spending any taxpayer funds to advertise any matter related to the 2014 Budget, including during the coverage of the upcoming Olympics, until such time as the measures have actually been implemented and made available to Canadians.

January 31, 2014 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — That the Board of Internal Economy begin posting the travel and hospitality expenses of Members, on a quarterly basis, starting with the last quarter of 2013, to the Parliament of Canada website in a manner similar to the guidelines used by the government for the proactive disclosure of ministerial expenses.

February 20, 2014 — Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs that, during its consideration of Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, the Committee hold public hearings in each region of Canada, before starting clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

February 20, 2014 — Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada should be allowed to investigate electoral fraud and report on investigations.

February 20, 2014 — Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs that, during its consideration of Bill C-23, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, the Committee be granted the power to expand the scope of the Bill in order to: (a) increase the number of Canadian citizens that are eligible to vote; (b) improve the accuracy of the National Register of Electors; and (c) open the eligibility of those who can be added to the National Register of Electors.

February 20, 2014 — Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada should be allowed to encourage and promote democracy.

February 28, 2014 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — That the House express its dismay at the government’s statistics which indicate that since 2007, waiting times have increased by 200% for family reunification immigrants, by 65% for live-in caregivers, by 55% for Provincial Nominees, by up to 113% for Federal Skilled Workers, by 150% for visitor visas and by 107% for citizenship applications; and call on the government to invest the necessary resources to reduce these waiting times to at least 2007 levels.

February 28, 2014 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders that would preclude the use of closure and time allocation on any legislation that seeks to amend either the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act and that the Committee report its findings to the House by April 11, 2014.

March 20, 2014 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister should, within 6 months, invite the provincial and territorial governments, as well as representatives of First Nations, Inuit and Metis, to a meeting on improving public health care for Canadians and developing federal-provincial agreements that ensure all Canadians have access to high quality public health care from coast to coast to coast.

March 28, 2014 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the drastic increase in income inequality under recent Liberal and Conservative governments harms Canadian society; and that the House express its opposition to the Conservative income splitting proposal which will make this problem worse and provide no benefit to over 86% of Canadians.

April 8, 2014 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — That Standing Order 78 be amended by adding the following:

"(4) No motion, pursuant to any paragraph of this Standing Order, may be used to allocate a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.";

and that Standing Order 57 be amended by adding the following:

", provided that the resolution or resolutions, clause or clauses, section or sections, preamble or preambles, title or titles, being considered do not pertain to any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.".


April 24, 2014 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Finance Minister should immediately renew the government’s commitment to working with the provinces towards an increase of benefits provided by the Canada and Quebec Pension Plans.

April 24, 2014 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — That, in the opinion of the House, CBC/Radio-Canada plays a key role in informing, entertaining and uniting Canadians and is today weakened because of the rounds of cuts over the past 20 years, and calls on the government to: (a) reverse the $45 million in cuts for 2014-2015 in Budget 2012; and (b) provide adequate and stable funding to the public broadcaster so that it can fulfill its mandate.

May 2, 2014 — Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville) — That the House recognize that the Supreme Court ruling of April 25, 2014, does not eliminate the possibility of meaningful and immediate improvements to the Senate appointment process and call on the Prime Minister to implement a new, non-partisan, transparent process to offer suggestions to him for the appointment of future senators, including the nine current vacancies in the Senate.

May 2, 2014 — Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour) — That the House recognize that the Supreme Court ruling of April 25, 2014, does not eliminate the possibility of meaningful and immediate improvements to the Senate appointment process and call on the Prime Minister to implement a new, non-partisan, transparent process to offer suggestions to him for the appointment of future senators, including the nine current vacancies in the Senate.

May 2, 2014 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — That the House express its deep concern regarding the sharing of Canadians’ private telecommunications information over a million times with various government agencies, without any explanation or transparency; call on the government to provide the Privacy Commissioner with the information she has been requesting on this matter; and increase proper oversight on all matters of national security through the establishment of a National Security Committee of Parliamentarians as laid out in Bill C-551.

May 2, 2014 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should follow the advice of the Privacy Commissioner and make public the number of warrantless disclosures made by telecommunications companies at the request of federal departments and agencies; and immediately close the loophole that has allowed the indiscriminate disclosure of the personal information of law-abiding Canadians without a warrant.

May 12, 2014 — Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) a woman's right to choose abortion is a fundamental question of equality and human rights; (b) the key priorities of the government during the upcoming international summit on child and maternal health on May 28-30, 2014 should include empowering women globally, promoting gender equality and supporting reproductive health care including the full range of family planning, sexual and reproductive health options; and (c) the government should lift its policy of refusing to fund international programs that support a full range of family planning and reproductive health care options, including abortion.

May 13, 2014 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should commit to restoring the hiring credit for small businesses to help small business owners grow our economy and create middle-class jobs for Canadians.

May 13, 2014 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Canada raises significant concerns about privacy and constitutional rights, and could negatively affect as many as one million Canadians; and, as such, the government should remove the FATCA implementation provisions from the latest omnibus budget implementation bill.

June 6, 2014 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Canada raises major concerns about privacy and constitutional rights, and could negatively affect as many as one million Canadians; and, as such, the government should remove the FATCA implementation provisions from the latest omnibus budget implementation bill.

June 6, 2014 — Mr. Harris (St. John's East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should reject calls from former Liberal Ministers of Defence Bill Graham and David Pratt and refuse to participate in the North American ballistic missile defence system.

June 6, 2014 — Mr. Harris (St. John's East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should not commit itself to a sole source purchase of the F-35 that would have no competition, no guarantees for Canadian jobs, and would lead to significant cost overruns.

September 11, 2014 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should cancel its unilateral cuts to the Canada Health Transfer that would reduce anticipated investment in health care by as much as $36 billion and meet with provinces, territories and First Nations to establish new funding agreements focused on meeting the future health care needs of all Canadians.

September 19, 2014 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Employment Insurance (EI) plan announced by the government on September 11, 2014, and which will begin on January 1, 2015, will not create jobs and growth but will instead provide a financial incentive for employers to lay off workers; and therefore, the House urges the government to re-direct those resources by providing employers an EI premium exemption on newly-created jobs in 2015 and 2016.

September 19, 2014 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should immediately act to ensure that Canadians can be reunited with their families by: (a) re-opening the spouses and partners sponsorship stream as was done in 2006 and 2007; and (b) ensuring that the Department of Citizenship and Immigration has the resources it needs to process applications in a fair and timely manner.

October 3, 2014 — Mr. Harris (St. John's East) — That this House: (a) note Canada’s engagement in a combat mission against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant announced by the Prime Minister on October 3, 2014; (b) continue to offer its resolute and wholehearted support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who stand on guard for all of us; and (c) call on the government, as part of its upcoming Fall Economic Update and Budget 2015, to recommit resources in order to (i) improve the living and working conditions of Canadian Forces members through better housing and family supports, (ii) immediately address the mental health crisis facing Canadian soldiers and veterans by hiring appropriate additional mental health professionals, (iii) reverse the decision to close veterans' offices, (iv) take immediate action on the Veterans Charter in accordance with the unanimous report of the Standing Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, so that it meets the needs of veterans, especially the most seriously disabled, and their families.

October 3, 2014 — Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take all necessary measures to ensure that Canadian vaccines immediately reach West African nations struggling to address the growing Ebola crisis.

October 3, 2014 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — That, in the opinion of the House, relevance during Question Period is a two-way street, and the Speaker should monitor and enforce the rules of relevance, both requiring that questions fall within the administrative responsibility of the government, as well as requiring that replies address the matter raised in the question.

October 7, 2014 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — That, in the opinion of the House, after 20 years of election promises and studies by Liberal and Conservative governments, a federally supported affordable child care program, which fully respects provincial, territorial and Aboriginal jurisdiction as well as Quebec’s right to withdrawal with compensation, would be good for the Canadian economy, children, women and families and, therefore, the federal government should immediately begin working with other levels of governments and stakeholders towards establishing an early childhood education and child care program with common principles including not-for-profit delivery, universality, affordability, high quality, accessibility, inclusivity, and accountability.

October 7, 2014 — Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Ebola epidemic constitutes a serious global health threat, and, accordingly, the government should: (a) immediately increase its financial support to the World Health Organization and other international partners fighting the Ebola epidemic in West Africa; (b) dispatch Canadian disaster response teams trained in bio-hazard and health capabilities, backed by the full weight of the Canadian military’s logistical capabilities; and (c) take all necessary measures to ensure Canadian vaccines are immediately delivered to West African countries.

October 16, 2014 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — That the House recognize the devastation that Ebola is wreaking in Western Africa and the serious threat to public health that the virus could pose to Canada; and call on the Minister of Health, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, and the Minister of Public Safety to appear before the Standing Committee on Health twice monthly to report on Canada’s efforts at home and abroad to ensure that the outbreak does not pose a threat to the health and safety of Canadians.

October 16, 2014 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — That the House recognize the devastation that Ebola is wreaking in Western Africa and the serious threat to public health that the virus could pose to Canada; and call on the Minister of Health, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, and the Minister of Public Safety to appear before the Standing Committee on Health twice monthly to report on Canada’s efforts at home and abroad to ensure that the outbreak does not pose a threat to the health and safety of Canadians.

October 16, 2014 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — That the House recognize the broad consensus that exists among the provinces, municipalities, the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Canadian Labour Congress, the C.D. Howe Institute, and the International Monetary Fund that infrastructure investment leads to jobs and growth; and urge the government to reverse this year’s 90% cut to the Building Canada Fund and commit to increasing investment in infrastructure in the Fall Economic Update.

October 16, 2014 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — That the House recognize the broad consensus that exists among the provinces, municipalities, the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Canadian Labour Congress, the C.D. Howe Institute, and the International Monetary Fund that infrastructure investment leads to jobs and growth; and urge the government to reverse this year’s 90% cut to the Building Canada Fund and commit to increasing investment in infrastructure in the Fall Economic Update.

October 16, 2014 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — That the House recognize the broad consensus that exists among the provinces, municipalities, the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canada West Foundation, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, the Canadian Labour Congress, the C.D. Howe Institute, and the International Monetary Fund that infrastructure investment leads to jobs and growth; and urge the government to reverse this year’s 90% cut to the Building Canada Fund and commit to increasing investment in infrastructure in the Fall Economic Update.

Ways and Means

No. 3 — November 22, 2013 — The Minister of State (Multiculturalism) — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Customs Tariff. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-3, tabled on Friday, November 22, 2013.
No. 7 — February 11, 2014 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other tax legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-8, tabled on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
No. 8 — February 11, 2014 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-9, tabled on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
No. 9 — February 11, 2014 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001 and the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-10, tabled on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
No. 10 — February 11, 2014 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Customs Tariff. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-11, tabled on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.
No. 13 — October 9, 2014 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-14, tabled on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
No. 14 — October 10, 2014 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-15, tabled on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-2 — November 18, 2014 — The Minister of Health On or after Thursday, November 20, 2014 — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security without amendment.
Committee Report — presented on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-139.
Report stage motions — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
C-11 — November 20, 2013 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Fantino (Minister of Veterans Affairs), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (priority hiring for injured veterans), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
C-12 — June 17, 2014 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour and for Western Economic Diversification), — That Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
Time allocation motion — notice given Tuesday, June 17, 2014, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3).
C-18R — November 17, 2014 — The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food — Resuming consideration at report stage of Bill C-18, An Act to amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food, as reported by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food with amendments.
Resuming debate on the motions in Group No. 1.
Committee Report — presented on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-134.
Report stage motions — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
Time allocation motion — notice given Monday, November 17, 2014, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3).
C-26 — June 2, 2014 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council), — That Bill C-26, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act and the Sex Offender Information Registration Act, to enact the High Risk Child Sex Offender Database Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Time allocation motion — notice given Friday, June 13, 2014, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3).
C-27 — November 17, 2014 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Fantino (Minister of Veterans Affairs), seconded by Mrs. Shea (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans), — That Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces), be now read a third time and do pass.
C-35 — October 27, 2014 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Time allocation motion — notice given Tuesday, June 17, 2014, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3).
C-40R — November 6, 2014 — The Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-40, An Act respecting the Rouge National Urban Park, as reported by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development without amendment.
Committee Report — presented on Thursday, November 6, 2014, Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-135.
C-42 — October 7, 2014 — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code and to make a related amendment and a consequential amendment to other Acts.

Government Bills (Senate)

S-6 — October 23, 2014 — The Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill S-6, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act.

Government Business

No. 3 — October 17, 2013 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)), — That this House take note of the Canadian economy, and

(a) recognize that Canadians' top priority remains economic growth and job creation; and

(b) commend the government's economic record which includes the creation of more than one million net new jobs since July 2009, a banking system recognized as the safest and soundest in the world for the past six years, and the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio among G7 countries;

And of the amendment of Mr. Mulcair (Leader of the Opposition), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after “job creation; and” and substituting the following:

“(b) condemn the Conservatives' economic record, which has resulted in over 1.3 million unemployed Canadians, drastic cuts to Employment Insurance, growing inequality and the dowloading of billions of dollars of costs to individuals and other levels of government; and

(c) call on the government to introduce a real plan to create high-quality jobs and combat stagnating wages, provide tax incentives targeted to hire young Canadians, improve retirement security through increased Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan benefits, and reduce credit card fees charged to small businesses and Canadian families.”.

No. 6 — February 5, 2014 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations, shall be disposed of as follows:

(a) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting;

(b) not more than two hours shall be allotted for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said bill, following the adoption of this Order;

(c) when the bill has been read a second time, it shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole;

(d) any division requested in the Committee shall be deferred until the end of the Committee’s consideration of the bill;

(e) not more than one hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the Committee of the Whole stage of the said bill;

(f) not more than one-half hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said bill, provided that no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes at a time during the said stage and that no period for questions and comments be permitted following each Member’s speech;

(g) at the expiry of the time provided for in this Order, any proceedings before the House or the Committee of the Whole shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the stage, then under consideration, of the said bill shall be put and disposed of forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, and no division shall be deferred;

(h) when the Speaker has, for the purposes of this Order, interrupted any proceeding for the purpose of putting forthwith the question on any business then before the House, the bells to call in the Members shall be sounded for not more than thirty minutes;

(i) commencing when the said bill is read a first time and concluding when the said bill is read a third time, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a Minister of the Crown;

(j) no motion to adjourn the debate at any stage of the said bill may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown; and

(k) during the consideration of the said bill in the Committee of the Whole, no motion that the Committee rise or that the Committee report progress may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown.

No. 11 — May 26, 2014 — Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms. Boivin (Gatineau), seconded by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights that, during its consideration of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, the Committee be granted the power to divide the Bill into two bills: the first consisting of clauses 2 to 7 and 27, related to cyberbullying; and the second bill containing all the other provisions of Bill C-13.
No. 12 — June 19, 2014 — Resuming the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs that, during its consideration of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Public Service Employment Act (enhancing hiring opportunities for certain serving and former members of the Canadian Forces), the Committee be granted the power to expand the scope of the Bill in order to allow members of the RCMP to qualify for the priority hiring program.

Concurrence in Committee Reports

No. 21 — November 18, 2014 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), seconded by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), — That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, be concurred in;

And of the amendment of Mr. Lemieux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: "the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented to the House on Thursday, March 27,2014, be not now concurred in but that, in view of the subsequent conclusion of negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement and its final text having been published, the Report be referred back to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food with instruction that it amend the same so as to recommend that the Agreement represents an appropriate balance between creating opportunities for agricultural and food exporters and maintaining the system of supply management and, therefore, Canada's free trade agreement with the European Union should be implemented as negotiated.";

Deferred recorded division on the subamendment of Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report back to the House following the introduction in the House of Commons of all implementing legislation and the announcement by the government of all transitional measures, including financial compensation.".

Recorded division on the subamendment — deferred until Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, pursuant to Standing Order 66(2).
Voting on the amendment and the main motion — immediately after the subamendment is disposed of, pursuant to Standing Order 66(2).

R Recommended by the Governor General