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

Journals

No. 171

Friday, February 6, 2015

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

Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), seconded by Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council), moved, — That this House, following the terrorist attack of October 22, 2014, recognize the necessity of fully integrated security throughout the Parliamentary precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill, as recommended by the Auditor General in his 2012 report and as exists in other peer legislatures; and call on the Speaker, in coordination with his counterpart in the Senate, to invite, without delay, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to lead operational security throughout the Parliamentary precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill, while respecting the privileges, immunities and powers of the respective Houses, and ensuring the continued employment of our existing and respected Parliamentary Security staff. (Government Business No. 14)

Debate arose thereon.

Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer), seconded by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “House” and substituting the following:

“recognize the necessity of fully integrated security throughout the Parliamentary precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill, as recommended by the Auditor General in his 2012 report and as exists in other peer legislatures; and call on the Speaker, in coordination with his counterpart in the Senate, to prepare and execute, without delay, plans to fully integrate the work of all partners providing operational security throughout the Parliamentary precinct and the grounds of Parliament Hill, while respecting the privileges, immunities and powers of the respective Houses, including the ultimate authority of the Speakers of the Senate and House of Commons over access and security of Parliament and ensuring the continued employment of our existing and respected Parliamentary Security staff, whose exemplary work on October 22, 2014, quickly brought an end to the security threat on Parliament Hill.”.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), one concerning housing policy (No. 412-4890);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), two concerning prostitution (Nos. 412-4891 and 412-4892);

— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-4893) and one concerning health care services (No. 412-4894);

— by Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 412-4895) and one concerning the Canada Pension Plan (No. 412-4896);

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-4897), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4898) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-4899);

— by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4900);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-4901) and one concerning euthanasia (No. 412-4902);

— by Mr. Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-4903);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-4904) and one concerning health care services (No. 412-4905);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-4906).

Notices of Motions

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 14, the debate not be further adjourned.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), seconded by Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council); (Government Business No. 14)

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-608, An Act respecting a National Day of the Midwife, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health without amendment.

Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan), seconded by Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan), seconded by Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

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 Manitoba and British Columbia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-475-24. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister for Multiculturalism) — Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, R.S. 1985, c. 24 (4th Supp.), s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-577-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry) — List of Commissions issued for the year 2014, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-413-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2014-1378 dated December 10, 2014, directing that the Business Development Bank of Canada implement pension plan reforms, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 89(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-841-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2014-1378 dated December 10, 2014, directing that the Canadian Tourism Commission implement pension plan reforms, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 89(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-1086-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Order in Council approving an appointment made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2015-30. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-5-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

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 Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning human trafficking (No. 412-4907);

— by Mrs. Hassainia (Verchères—Les Patriotes), one concerning the tax system (No. 412-4908) and one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4909).

Adjournment

At 2:03 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, February 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).