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

Journals

No. 158

Tuesday, December 9, 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. 412-4371 to 412-4373, 412-4463 and 412-4535 concerning prostitution. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-47-15;

— Nos. 412-4480, 412-4529, 412-4537, 412-4540 and 412-4565 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-46-21;

— Nos. 412-4506, 412-4516, 412-4539, 412-4541 and 412-4566 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-17-25;

— No. 412-4521 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-48-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Nisga'a Final Agreement: Implementation Report for 2011-2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-43.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report on the Implementation of the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement for 2011-2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-44.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement Implementation Coordinating Committee for the period of April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-45.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement: Implementation Report for 2012-2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-46.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)) for Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)) for Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Competition Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on Thursday, December 11, 2014, the House resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole in order to thank the Security personnel of the House of Commons for the professionalism demonstrated on Wednesday, October 22, 2014; that the Speaker be permitted to preside over the Committee of the Whole and make remarks on behalf of the House; and that, when the proceedings of the Committee have concluded approximately 10 minutes later, the Committee shall rise and the House shall resume its business.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4677) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-4678);

— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-4679);

— by Mr. Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), three concerning transportation (Nos. 412-4680 to 412-4682);

— by Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer), one concerning budget measures (No. 412-4683) and one concerning climate change (No. 412-4684);

— by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), one concerning transportation (No. 412-4685);

— by Mr. Morin (Laurentides—Labelle), one concerning funding aid (No. 412-4686) and one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4687);

— by Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-4688);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 412-4689);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning health care services (No. 412-4690);

— by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), one concerning transportation (No. 412-4691);

— by Ms. Papillon (Québec), one concerning transportation (No. 412-4692).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures.

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Mr. Rousseau (Compton—Stanstead), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

(a) amends dozens of unrelated Acts without adequate parliamentary debate and oversight;

(b) fails to take meaningful action to create jobs and address weak economic growth;

(c) seeks to restrict refugee claimants’ access to social assistance, despite no demonstrated fiscal need or request from provinces for such measures;

(d) introduces patent law changes which could lead to costly litigation against the government;

(e) implements a job credit whose job impacts have not been analyzed by the government itself, and which will deplete a significant sum from the Employment Insurance fund; and

(f) breaks the government’s promises to protect small businesses from merchant fees and to ban banks from charging pay-to-pay fees.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Certificates of Election

The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead).

Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took his seat in the House.


The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Mrs. Perkins (Whitby—Oshawa).

Mrs. Perkins (Whitby—Oshawa), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took her seat in the House.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, without amendment.

Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that Her Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 4:00 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), — That Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Mr. Rousseau (Compton—Stanstead), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

(a) amends dozens of unrelated Acts without adequate parliamentary debate and oversight;

(b) fails to take meaningful action to create jobs and address weak economic growth;

(c) seeks to restrict refugee claimants’ access to social assistance, despite no demonstrated fiscal need or request from provinces for such measures;

(d) introduces patent law changes which could lead to costly litigation against the government;

(e) implements a job credit whose job impacts have not been analyzed by the government itself, and which will deplete a significant sum from the Employment Insurance fund; and

(f) breaks the government’s promises to protect small businesses from merchant fees and to ban banks from charging pay-to-pay fees.”.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A Message was received from His Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), — That Bill C-43, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Mr. Rousseau (Compton—Stanstead), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

(a) amends dozens of unrelated Acts without adequate parliamentary debate and oversight;

(b) fails to take meaningful action to create jobs and address weak economic growth;

(c) seeks to restrict refugee claimants’ access to social assistance, despite no demonstrated fiscal need or request from provinces for such measures;

(d) introduces patent law changes which could lead to costly litigation against the government;

(e) implements a job credit whose job impacts have not been analyzed by the government itself, and which will deplete a significant sum from the Employment Insurance fund; and

(f) breaks the government’s promises to protect small businesses from merchant fees and to ban banks from charging pay-to-pay fees.”.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, December 4, 2014, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, November 25, 2014, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:17 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Mai (Brossard—La Prairie), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), — That Bill C-603, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act (vehicle side guards), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, November 25, 2014, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance) — Debt Management Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 49(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-205-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo), one concerning climate change (No. 412-4693);

— by Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning a national child care program (No. 412-4694).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:18 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:35 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).