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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 151

Friday, November 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed 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.

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.

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:

— No. 412-4343 concerning working conditions. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-87-10;

— No. 412-4375 concerning the electoral system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-12-18;

— No. 412-4389 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-2-23;

— No. 412-4469 concerning the Canada Pension Plan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-45-11.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Armstrong (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment and Social Development), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 — Votes 1b and 5b under EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-153.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 38) was tabled.


Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 — Vote 2b under ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS SUPPORT SERVICE OF CANADA, Votes 1b and 5b under COMMISSIONER FOR FEDERAL JUDICIAL AFFAIRS, Votes 1b and 5b under JUSTICE and Vote 1b under SUPREME COURT OF CANADA). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-154.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 55) was tabled.


Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 — Vote 5b under OFFICES OF THE INFORMATION AND PRIVACY COMMISSIONERS OF CANADA). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-155.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 29) was tabled.


Mr. Lukiwski (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 26th Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 — Vote 1b under HOUSE OF COMMONS). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-156.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 59) was tabled.


Mr. O'Connor (Carleton—Mississippi Mills), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2014-15 — Vote 1b under CANADA SCHOOL OF PUBLIC SERVICE, Vote 1b under PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, Votes 1b and 5b under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Votes 1b and 5b under SHARED SERVICES CANADA and Vote 15b under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-157.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 35 and 37) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 412-4578);

— by Mr. Armstrong (Cumberland—Colchester—Musquodoboit Valley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-4579);

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), two concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-4580 and 412-4581);

— by Ms. St-Denis (Saint-Maurice—Champlain), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4582);

— by Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-4583);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-4584);

— by Mr. Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-4585);

— by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning lighthouses (No. 412-4586);

— by Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-4587);

— by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-4588).


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-746 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-752 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With regard to the merger of the former Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the former Canadian International Development Agency: (a) what are the details regarding all consultants hired or retained by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development to advise on, or assist with, the merger, including (i) the date of hiring or retention, (ii) the salary or stipend, if applicable, (iii) the duration of the contract, if applicable, (iv) the position appointed; (b) how many contracts have been granted in total as a result of, or in association with, the merger process; (c) what is the value of the contracts identified in (b), broken down by (i) total amount, (ii) amount by month; and (d) which companies or individuals received these contracts? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-752.


Q-753 — Ms. Boivin (Gatineau) — With regard to the closure of the Service Canada Centre at 85 Bellehumeur Street in Gatineau: (a) why was this point of service closed; (b) what studies or statistics support the closure of the point of service and how were they produced; (c) when was the decision made; (d) were the employees and the union affected by the centre’s closure informed of the decision and, if so, when; and (e) did the government analyze the impact of the closure of the Gatineau point of service on its clientele as regards the service location and the area (right to and nature of services) and, if so, (i) how, (ii) when was this study completed, (iii) when was the Minister informed about the study, (iv) what is the title of the study? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-753.

Government Orders

The House resumed 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.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Private Members' Business

At 12:55 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. O'Neill Gordon (Miramichi), seconded by Mr. Weston (Saint John), — That Bill S-218, An Act respecting National Fiddling Day, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill S-218, An Act respecting National Fiddling Day, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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 Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Agreements for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the provinces of British Columbia and Saskatchewan, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-475-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism) — Report of the Canada Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-8, sbs. 117(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-59-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

Adjournment

At 1:15 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).