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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 150

Thursday, November 27, 2014

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 412-4312, 412-4313 and 412-4338 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-7-27;
— Nos. 412-4348 and 412-4429 concerning pesticides. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-100-06;
— Nos. 412-4374, 412-4379 and 412-4387 concerning the Senate. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-70-08.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-151.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 56 to 60 and 62) was tabled.


Mr. Choquette (Drummond), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 — Vote 1b under CANADIAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY, Votes 1b and 5b under CANADIAN NORTHERN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT and Vote 1b under PARKS CANADA AGENCY. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-152.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 40) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette), seconded by Mr. Leef (Yukon), Bill C-637, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms storage and transportation), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-750 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-747 — Ms. Freeland (Toronto Centre) — With regard to government funding: for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive, (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group in the electoral district of Toronto Centre, providing for each (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the location of the recipient, indicating the municipality, (iii) the date, (iv) the amount, (v) the department or agency providing it, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-747.
Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Raynault (Joliette), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) full support should be offered to survivors of thalidomide; (b) the urgent need to defend the rights and dignity of those affected by thalidomide should be recognized; and (c) the government should provide support to survivors, as requested by the Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce.

Debate arose thereon.

Mrs. Sellah (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), seconded by Mr. Pilon (Laval—Les Îles), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “as requested by” with the words “in cooperation with”.

Debate arose thereon.

Presenting Reports from Committees

By unanimous consent, Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 25th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs:

Carolyn Bennett
Jean Crowder
Kirsty Duncan
Mylène Freeman

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 25th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Raynault (Joliette), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

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 ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill S-1001, An Act to amend the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Act, be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Raynault (Joliette), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to : (a) examine policy options for addressing complaints of harassment between Members of the House of Commons; (b) make recommendations concerning a code of conduct for Members for the prevention and resolution of harassment in the workplace, including a clear definition of harassment; (c) make recommendations concerning a fair, impartial and confidential process, including options for the role of an independent third party, for resolving complaints made under the code; and (d) make recommendations concerning training and education initiatives to ensure compliance with the code; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House with all due haste.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Raynault (Joliette), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Raynault (Joliette), — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) full support should be offered to survivors of thalidomide; (b) the urgent need to defend the rights and dignity of those affected by thalidomide should be recognized; and (c) the government should provide support to survivors, in cooperation with the Thalidomide Survivors Taskforce.

The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, December 1, 2014, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 5:18 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-591, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Old Age Security Act (pension and benefits), as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with amendments.

Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), seconded by Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Essex), seconded by Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 3, 2014, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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 June 11 and 17, July 22, August 12, September 29 and October 27, 2014, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-412-17.
— by Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2014-2015 to 2018-2019 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2014-2015 of the National Capital Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-412-821-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
Adjournment

At 5:41 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).