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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 190

Thursday, March 26, 2015

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report on sponsored travel by Members of the House of Commons for the year 2014, pursuant to section 15(3) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons (including a supplement reflecting changes to the List of Sponsored Travel 2013). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-412-20.

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 34th Report of the Committee (question of privilege regarding the free movement of Members within the Parliamentary Precinct). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-197.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 50 to 52, 54, 66, 68, 70, 72 and 74) was tabled.


Mr. Kent (Thornhill), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Order in Council appointment of John Forster to the position of Deputy Minister of National Defence). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-198.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 53) was tabled.


Mr. Kent (Thornhill), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (Order in Council appointment of John Turner to the position of Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-199.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 53) was tabled.


Mr. Kent (Thornhill), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (Order in Council appointment of Greta Bossenmaier to the position of Chief of the Communications Security Establishment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-200.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 53) was tabled.


Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Certificate of Nomination of Joe Friday to the position of Public Sector Integrity Commissioner). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-201.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 44) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Raynault (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), Bill C-661, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of family farm or fishing corporation), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), moved, — That, in accordance with subsection 39(1) of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, and pursuant to Standing Order 111.1, the House approve the appointment of Joe Friday as Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for a term of seven years.

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


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), three concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5187 to 412-5189) and one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-5190);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning AIDS (No. 412-5191) and one concerning security information (No. 412-5192);
— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 412-5193);
— by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5194);
— by Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 412-5195);
— by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5196);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5197) and one concerning the issuing of visas (No. 412-5198);
— by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5199);
— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning science policy (No. 412-5200);
— by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), one concerning foreign aid (No. 412-5201).
Government Orders

Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), moved, — That, whereas:

(i) the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has repeatedly called on its members to target Canada and Canadians at home and abroad;
(ii) ISIL poses a clear and active threat to the people of the Middle East, including members of vulnerable religious and ethnic minority groups who have been subjected to a brutal and barbaric campaign of sexual violence, murder, and intimidation by ISIL;
(iii) unless confronted with strong and direct force, the threat that ISIL poses to Canada and to international peace and security, will grow;
(iv) Canada desires, consistent with Canadian values and interests, to protect the vulnerable and innocent civilians of the region, including through urgent humanitarian assistance;
(v) the Government of Iraq has requested military support against ISIL from members of the international community, including from the Government of Canada;
(vi) Canada is part of a broad international coalition of allies and partners, including numerous countries of the Middle East, committed to the fight against ISIL;
(vii) the United Nations Security Council remains seized of the threat posed by international terrorism with the unanimous passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2178;
(viii) the deployment of Royal Canadian Air Force assets has played an important role in degrading, destabilising, and weakening ISIL's position and operations in the region;
(ix) the advise and assist mission of the Canadian Special Operations Forces in Northern Iraq has increased the capabilities of Kurdish-Iraqi Security Forces to combat ISIL; and
(x) continuing to degrade ISIL will require striking its operations and infrastructure where they are located, including in Syria;

Accordingly, this House:

(a) continues to support the Government's decision to contribute Canadian military assets to the fight against ISIL, and terrorists aligned with ISIL, including air strike capability with authorisation to conduct airstrikes in Iraq and Syria;
(b) supports the Government's decision to extend the mission to a date not beyond March 30, 2016;
(c) notes that the Government continues not to deploy troops in a ground combat role; and
(d) offers its resolute and wholehearted support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces who stand on guard for all of us. (Government Business No. 17)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by:

(a) replacing the words “, the threat that ISIL poses to Canada and to international peace and security, will grow” with the words “from capable and enabled local forces, the threat ISIL poses to international peace and security, including to Canadian communities, will continue to grow”;

(b) replacing the words “Resolution 2178” with the words “Resolutions 2170, 2178, and 2199”;

(c) deleting sections (viii), (ix) and (x); and

(d) deleting all the words after the word “Accordingly,” and substituting the following: “this House calls on the government to:

(a) end the participation of Canadian Forces troops in combat, airstrikes and advise-and-assist training in Iraq and Syria as soon as possible;
(b) boost humanitarian aid in areas where there would be immediate, life-saving impact, including assisting refugees with basic shelter and food needs, and investing in water, sanitation and hygiene, health and education for people displaced by the fighting;
(c) work with our allies in the region to stabilize neighbouring countries, strengthen political institutions and assist these countries in coping with an influx of refugees;
(d) contribute to the fight against ISIL, including military support for the transportation of weapons;
(e) provide assistance to investigation and prosecution of war crimes;
(f) increase assistance for the care and resettlement of refugees impacted by this conflict;
(g) work to prevent the flow of foreign fighters, finances, and resources to ISIL, in accordance with our international obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2170, 2178, and 2199;
(h) put forward a robust plan of support for communities and institutions working on de-radicalization and counter-radicalization;
(i) report back on the costs of the mission and humanitarian assistance provided to date on a monthly basis to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, until Canadian involvement is concluded; and
(j) continue to offer its resolute and wholehearted support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Forces who stand on guard for all of us.”.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)); (Government Business No. 17)

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Perreault (Montcalm), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), — That Bill C-643, An Act to establish National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-643, An Act to establish National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)); (Government Business No. 17)

The debate continued.

Midnight

At midnight, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, March 25, 2015, the debate was adjourned.

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. Raitt (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Canada Post Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2014, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-20-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2015-2019 and the Capital Budget for 2015 of the Canada Post Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-412-841-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment Proceedings

At midnight, 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 12:09 a.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).