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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 186

Friday, March 13, 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

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)) for Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services), 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

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. 412-4775 concerning housing policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-93-07;
— No. 412-4776 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-15-22;
— No. 412-4806 concerning the Canadian census. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-151-01;
— Nos. 412-4898, 412-4900, 412-4909, 412-4937, 412-4941, 412-4947 to 412-4950, 412-4976, 412-4984, 412-4997, 412-5002, 412-5004 to 412-5006, 412-5010, 412-5013 and 412-5020 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-82-24.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (C), 2014-15 — Vote 1c under CANADIAN TRANSPORTATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION AND SAFETY BOARD, Vote 1c under PRIVY COUNCIL, Vote 1c under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES, Votes 1c and 5c under SHARED SERVICES, Vote 1c under THE SENATE and Votes 20c and 30c under TREASURY BOARD SECRETARIAT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-193.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 41 and 42) was tabled.


Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "The Economic Situation of Official Language Minority Communities: Building Sustainable and Growing Economies". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-194.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 12, 13, 15 to 20, 22 to 27, 29, 30 and 32 to 38) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), seconded by Mr. Regan (Halifax West), Bill C-659, An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Galipeau (Ottawa—Orléans), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5101);
— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5102);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5103);
— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), three concerning prostitution (Nos. 412-5104 to 412-5106);
— by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5107);
— by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5108);
— by Mr. Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 412-5109);
— by Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan), three concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5110 to 412-5112) and one concerning working conditions (No. 412-5113);
— by Mr. Boughen (Palliser), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5114);
— by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), eight concerning health care services (Nos. 412-5115 to 412-5122);
— by Mr. Larose (Repentigny), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5123);
— by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5124).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-948, Q-953, Q-982, Q-989, Q-993 and Q-1005 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-653 — Mr. Carmichael (Don Valley West) — With regard to questions on the Order Paper numbers Q-264 through Q-644, what is the estimated cost of the government's response for each question? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-653.

Q-947 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to the RCMP’s Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams (INSET), by month and by year, since 2003: (a) how many employees were there in (i) each unit, (ii) each city, (iii) total; (b) of those employees in (a), how many were (i) permanent, (ii) transferred or temporary; (c) how much was spent on salaries; (d) of the amount in (c), how much was overtime; (e) how much funding was allocated to each office; (f) how much funding was lapsed; and (g) were any additional funds granted, and if so, how much was granted? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-947.

Q-949 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to Finance Canada’s forecasting of corporate tax losses for each federal budget since 2007: (a) how was each forecast prepared; (b) what were the results of each forecast; (c) what was the difference between the forecast and the actual result; (d) what was the total amount of the corporate tax base to which the losses apply; and (e) for the calculation, what were the (i) parameters, (ii) assumptions, (iii) formulas? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-949.

Q-963 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Government Operations Centre: for each protest or demonstration reported to the Centre by government departments or agencies since June 5, 2014, what was the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) description or nature, (iv) department or agency making the report? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-963.

Q-964 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Correctional Service of Canada: (a) what is the current policy on the use of administrative segregation; (b) what changes to this policy are being considered; (c) who has been consulted with regards to any proposed changes, and when did these consultations take place; (d) has the Correctional Service of Canada received any analysis or advice on the constitutionality of the current administrative segregation policy and, if so, (i) when was it received, (ii) who provided the advice, (iii) what were the results or recommendations; (e) what is the proposed timeline for announcing any such proposed policy change; (f) what is the proposed timeline for implementing any such proposed policy change; (g) how many inmates will be affected by any such proposed policy change, broken down by (i) facility type, (ii) location; (h) what additional public costs are projected to be incurred as a result of any such proposed policy change; and (i) what are the titles, dates, and file numbers of any reports, memoranda, briefing notes, dockets, studies, or other records pertaining to any such proposed policy change? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-964.

Q-971 — Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation since March 31, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-971.

Q-973 — Ms. Sgro (York West) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario since March 27, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-973.

Q-979 — Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the Canada Revenue Agency since March 27, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-979.

Q-980 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Justice Canada since April 1, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-980.

Q-981 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the Public Prosecution Service of Canada since May 30, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-981.

Q-987 — Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Employment and Social Development Canada since May 30, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-987.

Q-988 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the National Capital Commission since March 27, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-988.

Q-990 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the Privy Council Office since March 27, 2014: what are the (a) vendors' names; (b) contracts' reference numbers; (c) dates of the contracts; (d) descriptions of the services provided; (e) delivery dates; (f) original contracts' values; and (g) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-990.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services), — That Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, February 26, 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, March 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 Health of Bill C-356, An Act respecting a National Strategy for Dementia.

Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, "Eating Disorders Among Girls and Women in Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-138), presented to the House on Monday, November 17, 2014. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-412-138.
— by Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Agreements for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of British Columbia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-475-26. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts , "Chapter 7, Oversight of Rail Safety — Transport Canada, of the Fall 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-140), presented to the House on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-412-140.
— by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Chapter 8, Disaster Relief for Producers — Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, of the Fall 2013 Report of the Auditor General of Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-141), presented to the House on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-412-141.
— 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. 2015-211 to P.C. 2015-215 and P.C. 2015-242. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-3-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
Adjournment

At 2:15 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).