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

Journals

No. 176

Friday, February 20, 2015

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts.

Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), seconded by Mr. Goodyear (Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, 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 Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act”.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning foreign aid (No. 412-4993);

— by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-4994);

— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), two concerning health care services (Nos. 412-4995 and 412-4996);

— by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-4997);

— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning wharfs and harbours (No. 412-4998).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), seconded by Mr. Goodyear (Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario)), — That Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, February 4, 2015, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Acting Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, February 23, 2015, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 1:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-640, An Act respecting VIA Rail Canada and making consequential amendments to the Canada Transportation Act.

Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

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 Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health) — Report on the administration and operation of the Canada Health Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Canada Health Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-6, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-458-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of Alberta, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-475-25. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on the Annual Summary of Steel Import Permit Data for the year 2014, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5.1(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-525-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

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

— P.C. 2015-33, P.C. 2015-57 and P.C. 2015-58. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-3-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2015-27. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-8-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2015-29 and P.C. 2015-70. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-4-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2015-64. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-22-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2015-25, P.C. 2015-26 and P.C. 2015-28. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-17-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— P.C. 2015-76 to P.C. 2015-80. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-24-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 2:15 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).