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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 193

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2014, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S., 1985, c. H-6, sbs. 61(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-661-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada following the June 30, 2014, by-elections held in Fort McMurray—Athabasca, Macleod, Scarborough—Agincourt and Trinity—Spadina and the November 17, 2014, by-elections held in Whitby—Oshawa and Yellowhead, pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9, s. 536. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-4-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Striking the Right Balance for Transparency: Recommendations to modernize the Access to Information Act", pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, s. 39(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-734-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-204.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 38) was tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 97.1(3), the motion to concur in the Report was deemed moved, the question was deemed put and a recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, April 1, 2015, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 31)


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), seconded by Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), Bill C-662, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Burrard Inlet, Brunette River and Coquitlam River), 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. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster), seconded by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), moved, — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security that, during its consideration of Bill C-51, An Act to enact the Security of Canada Information Sharing Act and the Secure Air Travel Act, to amend the Criminal Code, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, the Committee be granted the power to expand the scope of the Bill in order to: (a) ensure that the government works with Canadian communities to counter radicalization; and (b) enhance oversight of Canadian security and intelligence agencies.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Kent (Thornhill), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

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

(Division No. 369 -- Vote no 369)
YEAS: 136, NAYS: 114

YEAS -- POUR

Ablonczy
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Aspin
Barlow
Bateman
Bergen
Bezan
Blaney
Block
Boughen
Braid
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Bruinooge
Butt
Calandra
Cannan
Carmichael
Carrie
Chisu
Chong
Clarke
Clement

Crockatt
Daniel
Davidson
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Eglinski
Falk
Fantino
Fast
Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
Galipeau
Gallant
Gill
Glover
Goguen
Goldring
Goodyear
Gosal
Gourde
Harper
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hayes
Hiebert
Hoback
Holder
James
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr

Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon
Lebel
Leitch
Lemieux
Leung
Lizon
Lobb
Lukiwski
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maguire
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
Oliver
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Paradis
Payne
Perkins
Poilievre
Raitt
Rajotte
Reid
Rempel

Ritz
Saxton
Schellenberger
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Sweet
Tilson
Toet
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Loan
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Young (Vancouver South)
Yurdiga
Zimmer

Total: -- 136

NAYS -- CONTRE

Adams
Allen (Welland)
Angus
Aubin
Ayala
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Benskin
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boivin
Borg
Brahmi
Brison
Brosseau
Byrne
Caron
Casey
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisholm
Choquette
Christopherson
Cleary
Comartin
Côté
Cotler

Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Day
Dewar
Dion
Dionne Labelle
Donnelly
Doré Lefebvre
Dubé
Dusseault
Easter
Eyking
Foote
Freeland
Freeman
Fry
Garneau
Garrison
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Groguhé
Harris (St. John's East)
Hsu
Hyer

Julian
Kellway
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Latendresse
Laverdière
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard)
Leslie
Liu
MacAulay
Mai
Marston
Martin
Masse
Mathyssen
May
McCallum
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue)
Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord)
Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine)
Morin (Laurentides—Labelle)
Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot)
Mulcair
Murray
Nantel
Nash
Nicholls

Nunez-Melo
Papillon
Patry
Péclet
Perreault
Pilon
Rafferty
Rankin
Regan
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
St-Denis
Stewart
Sullivan
Toone
Tremblay
Trudeau
Turmel
Valeriote
Vaughan

Total: -- 114

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 412-5232);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning a national day (No. 412-5233);
— by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5234);
— by Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York), one concerning climate change (No. 412-5235);
— by Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5236);
— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 412-5237).

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-1047, Q-1048, Q-1050 to Q-1053, and Q-1057 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-1032 — Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — With regard to the International Experience Canada Program (the Program): (a) does the government track data to determine if the Program is impacting the domestic labour market for young Canadians; (b) if the answer in (a) is negative, what are the reasons; (c) if the answer in (a) is affirmative, what are the details of any measurements used by the government to make such determination; (d) how many Canadian employers employ foreign youth in the Program, broken down by (i) total, (ii) industry, (iii) numbers as of each fiscal period ending from March 31, 2005 to March 31, 2014; (e) does the government have evidence to suggest that the Program is having any negative effect on the domestic labour market for young Canadians; (f) if the answer in (e) is affirmative, what are the details, including data, metrics, reference numbers, dates of any documents produced by or for the government; (g) what checks and balances are in place to ensure the Program is not negatively impacting the domestic labour market for Canadian youth; (h) which countries did Canada have reciprocal agreements in place with and what was each agreed quota as of December 31, 2005; (i) since January 1, 2006, how many new reciprocal agreements were signed, broken down by the (i) date of agreement, (ii) initial quota, (iii) policy rationale and objectives for the initial quota agreed upon; (j) since January 1, 2006, which reciprocal agreement quotas were increased from the initial agreement quota, broken down by (i) date of quota increase, (ii) rationale for the increase; (k) since January 1, 2006, what are the details of any analysis done when new reciprocal agreements were signed or agreement quotas expanded to determine impacts on the domestic youth labour market, broken down by (i) report titles, (ii) dates, (iii) file numbers, (iv) results of any such analysis or study; (l) if no analysis was done in relation to question (k), what are the reasons and what did the government rely on to ensure there would be no significant impact to increasing the number of foreign youth in the country through the Program on the domestic youth labour market; (m) which countries does Canada have reciprocal agreements with, broken down by (i) the quota, (ii) the number of youth in the Program as of each fiscal period ending from March 31, 2002, to March 31, 2014, (iii) the current number of youth; (n) since 2007, what are the instances where the government became aware of potential abuses in the Program, broken down by (i) description of the confirmed or alleged abuse, (ii) date, (iii) titles and file numbers of reports that investigated the confirmed or alleged abuse; (o) what policies or procedures are in place to ensure foreign youth are not open to labour standards or occupational health and safety abuse by employers; (p) are employers of foreign youth in the Program subject to workplace inspections; (q) if the answer in (p) is affirmative, how many inspections occurred in each fiscal period, from 2004-2005 to date; (r) what was the primary policy purpose behind increasing the number of countries and quotas in the Program in each instance since 2006; (s) is the Program associated with any specific policy to address labour and skills shortages in Canada; (t) if the answer in (s) is affirmative, when did that policy come into force and what was the rationale for it; (u) does the government believe the Program is helping address labour shortages; (v) if the answer in (u) is affirmative, which part of the country are concerned and in what way; (w) what were the budgeted and actual expenditures for the Program for fiscal year 2004-2005 to the current fiscal year; (x) what was the cost of promoting the Program from fiscal year 2004-2005 to the current fiscal year, broken down by costs associated with (i) foreign youth, (ii) Canadian youth; (y) what was the cost to promote the Program to Canadian businesses, broken down by fiscal year from 2004-2005 to date; (z) what are the policies or strategies used to promote foreign youth in the Program to Canadian employers; (aa) what are the dates and costs of trips or missions undertaken abroad to promote the Program to foreign youth since 2006, broken down by (i) government officials, (ii) ministers; (bb) did the Department of Foreign Affairs have any concerns about the direction of the Program, the policy associated with it or its objectives since 2008; and (cc) if the answer to (bb) is affirmative, what were the concerns, broken down by (i) date, (ii) title, (iii) file number of the documents that highlighted the concern? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1032.

Q-1033 — Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte) — With regard to the recognition of landless bands and the recognition of Indian Status of members of such bands under the Indian Act: (a) how many landless bands have been recognized by Canada; (b) what are the recognized names of such bands; (c) by which legal instruments was each band recognized; (d) on what date was each band recognized; (e) what was the number of members of each band at the time of recognition; (f) what is the number of members for each recognized band today; (g) where were the original members of each band generally understood to have resided at the time of recognition; (h) where are the members of each recognized band generally understood to reside today; (i) for each band, did membership in the band result in a direct eligibility for enrollment with the Registrar of Indians for recognition of Status under the Indian Act; (j) what were the original eligibility criteria established for each band at the time the recognition order was proclaimed; and (k) what are the details concerning current eligibility criteria for bands to be recognized? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1033.

Q-1034 — Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte) — With regard to the operation of the federal Crown Corporation Marine Atlantic Incorporated (MAI) and the policy and operational oversight provided for MAI by Transport Canada: (a) what is Transport Canada’s rationale for its decision to acquire or charter new vessels of approximately 200 metres in length to renew the MAI fleet, in light of the fact that the MAI Board of Directors had previously approved their consultant’s recommendation that vessels of 175 metres in length would be best suited to the service; (b) what were the perceived advantages of the longer vessels that outweighed the increased likelihood that their operations would be inhibited by poor weather; (c) what was Transport Canada’s rationale for establishing a four-vessel fleet for MAI, given the 2005 Report from the Minister of Transport’s Advisory Committee on Marine Atlantic Inc. that had recommended a three-vessel fleet; (d) does MAI track delays that customers experience in order to make new bookings during peak times, (i) if so, what are the details of such delays for June to September 2013, and June to September 2014, (ii) if not, why not; (e) does MAI collect data on the delay between a customer’s preferred travel date and the date for which they are actually able to make a reservation for travel, (i) if so, what are the details of such delays for June to September 2013, and June to September 2014, (ii) if not, why not; (f) during times of traffic backlog (e.g., because of excess demand, mechanical failure or poor weather) is it MAI’s policy not to take new reservations, or allow vehicles to buy passage and enter the parking lots, until the backlog is cleared and, if so, why; (g) in what ways do the new collective agreements signed between 2011 and 2013 for MAI employees allow additional operational flexibility and potential for labour cost savings to MAI, compared to the previous collective agreements; (h) what measureable benefits has MAI received as a result of the new collective agreements; (i) is the loan for the MV Leif Ericson still being paid out of the operating budget and, if so, why; (j) other than the Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare, has MAI ever introduced any other fare options to give users more choice and increase fare revenue and, if not, why not; (k) is it MAI’s current policy to give tractor-trailers loading priority over drop trailers and, if not, why not; (l) did MAI apply to Transport Canada Marine Safety in order to be able to allow more drivers of tractor-trailers onboard restricted sailings and, if not, why not; (m) has an independent ombudsman ever been appointed to receive customer complaints regarding MAI’s service and, if not, why not; (n) how has the effectiveness of MAI’s maintenance management systems and practices improved since 2009; (o) does MAI track the average time between equipment failures, (i) if so, what trends have been observed in equipment performance measures since 2009, (ii) if not, why not; (p) what objective indicators has MAI established with respect to vessel turnaround time; and (q) what trends have been observed in the indicators mentioned in (p)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1034.

Q-1035 — Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières) — With regard to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tax centre in Shawinigan-Sud: (a) does the government plan to begin renovating this building over the next 24 months; (b) if work is to begin, will it involve life cycle maintenance; (c) if revitalization work is planned, as of what date does the department responsible expect this work to begin; (d) does the CRA plan to move some or all of its activities from Shawinigan-Sud to another city and, if so, what are the details; (e) over the long term, does the CRA intend to maintain in Shawinigan-Sud (i) a processing centre for personal tax returns, (ii) a processing centre for business tax returns; (f) will any jobs be transferred from the Shawinigan-Sud tax centre to other cities in Canada over the next 24 months; (g) has Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) assessed the condition of the building where the Shawinigan-Sud tax centre is located at 4695 12th Avenue, Shawinigan-Sud; (h) is PWGSC aware that the building mentioned in (g) is approaching an advanced state of disrepair; (i) is PWGSC planning a major revitalization of the building mentioned in (g) over the next 24 months; (j) does Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) plan to keep the 200 jobs at its service centre in the building mentioned in (g); and (k) will any ESDC employees currently working in Shawinigan-Sud be transferred to other cities in Canada over the next 24 months? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1035.

Q-1036 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — With regard to government funding for each fiscal year from 2008-2009 to present: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group in the electoral district of Nipissing–Timiskaming, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date, (iv) amount, (v) department or agency providing it, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1036.

Q-1037 — Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Public Works and Government Services Canada since June 4, 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. 8555-412-1037.

Q-1039 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans since March 28, 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. 8555-412-1039.

Q-1040 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Shared Services Canada 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. 8555-412-1040.

Q-1041 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Public Safety Canada 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. 8555-412-1041.

Q-1042 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Citizenship and Immigration 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. 8555-412-1042.

Q-1043 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Natural Resources 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. 8555-412-1043.

Q-1044 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to the resettlement of refugees under the Government Assisted Refugees (GAR) program: (a) for each of the last ten years, what was the annual admissions target; (b) for each of the last ten years, what was the annual admissions target for GARs referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR); (c) what is the breakdown, by source country, of the targets in (a) and (b); (d) for the last ten years, broken down by source country, how many refugees have been resettled in Canada; (e) for each of the last ten years, how many individuals has the UNHCR asked Canada to accept as refugees; (f) what is the breakdown, by source country, of the individuals in (e); (g) for each of the last ten years, broken down by source country, how many of the individuals in (e) have been (i) deemed admissible by Canada, (ii) selected by Canada for resettlement, (iii) resettled in Canada, (iv) deemed inadmissible by Canada; (h) broken down by year and source country, for the individuals in (e) deemed inadmissible by Canada, (i) on what grounds were they deemed inadmissible, (ii) who made the determination that they were inadmissible, (iii) how was that determination communicated to the UNHCR, (iv) how was that determination communicated to the individual; (i) broken down by year and source country, how many of the individuals in (e) were deemed inadmissible by Canada (i) following an in-person interview by a Canadian visa officer, (ii) based on the results of a medical examination, (iii) based on the results of a security screening, (iv) based on the results of a criminal screening, (v) based on a finding that the claimant had been involved in a criminal organization, (vi) based on a finding that the claimant had been involved in human rights violations, (vii) based on a finding that the claimant had been involved in terrorism;
(j) based on what factors does Canada evaluate referrals from the UNHCR; (k) who carries out the evaluations in (j); (l) what changes have been made to the factors in (j) over the past ten years; (m) for each change in (l), (i) when was it made, (ii) who made it, (iii) on whose authority was it made, (iv) what was its objective, (v) in what ways was that objective accomplished; (n) for each of the last ten years, broken down by source country and organization, how many individuals were referred to Canada for resettlement as refugees by organizations other than the UNHCR; (o) for each of the last ten years, broken down by source country and government, how many individuals were referred to Canada for resettlement as refugees by foreign governments; (p) for each of the last ten years, broken down by source country and organization, how many of the individuals in (n) have been (i) deemed admissible by Canada, (ii) selected by Canada for resettlement, (iii) resettled in Canada, (iv) deemed inadmissible by Canada, (v) denied entry into Canada; (q) broken down by year and source country, how many of the individuals in (n) have been denied resettlement in Canada (i) based on the results of a security screening, (ii) based on a finding that the claimant had engaged in criminal activity, (iii) based on a finding that the claimant had been involved in a criminal organization, (iv) based on a finding that the claimant had been involved in human rights violations, (v) based on a finding that the claimant had been involved in terrorism; (r) what is the standard of proof for finding a claimant inadmissible for reasons of (i) criminal activity, (ii) involvement in a criminal organization, (iii) involvement in human rights violations, (iv) involvement in terrorism; (s) for each of the last ten years, have there been countries, regions, or refugee camps from which Canada did not accept refugee claimants as a matter of policy; (t) what are the countries, regions, or refugee camps in (s);
(u) based on what factors did the government decide not to accept the claimants in (s); (v) who made the decisions in (u); (w) from what countries, regions, or refugee camps does Canada currently not accept refugee claimants as a matter of policy; (x) based on what factors has the government decided not to accept the claimants in (w); (y) who made the decisions in (x); (z) has Canada ever communicated to the UNHCR, formally or informally, that it would not accept claimants from particular countries, regions, or refugee camps; (aa) what are the countries, regions, or refugee camps in (z); (bb) when did Canada make the communications in (z); (cc) what was the response of the UNHCR to the communications in (z); (dd) how many requests has Canada received from the UNHCR to resettle refugees from the Camp Liberty or Camp Ashraf refugee camps in Iraq; (ee) when was each of the requests in (dd) received; (ff) how many of the refugees in (dd) has Canada (i) accepted, (ii) resettled in Canada, (iii) rejected; (gg) based on what factors did Canada reject the claimants in (dd); (hh) for each of the last ten years, what groups has Canada undertaken to resettle via group processing; (ii) for each group in (hh), (i) when did Canada decide to resettle members of the group via group processing, (ii) who made that decision, (iii) on whose authority was the decision made, (iv) based on what factors was that decision made, (v) how many members of the group has the government undertaken to resettle in Canada, (vi) how many members of the group does the government intend to resettle in Canada, (vii) how many members of the group have been resettled in Canada;
(jj) since the start of the ongoing conflict in Syria in 2011, how many refugees from Syria has the government committed to resettle in Canada; (kk) when, how, and to whom did the government make the commitment in (jj); (ll) who determined the number of refugees in (jj); (mm) based on what factors was the determination in (jj) made; (nn) what changes have been made to the factors in (mm) since the start of the ongoing conflict in Syria in 2011; (oo) for each change in (nn), (i) when was it made, (ii) who made it, (iii) on whose authority was it made, (iv) what was its objective, (v) in what ways was that objective accomplished; (pp) since the start of the ongoing conflict in Syria in 2011, broken down by month, how many refugee claimants from Syria have been (i) resettled in Canada, (ii) deemed admissible by Canada, (iii) deemed inadmissible by Canada; (qq) based on what factors were claimants in (pp) deemed inadmissible by Canada; and (rr) what accounts for any discrepancy between the number of claimants in (pp) deemed admissible by Canada and the number of claimants in (pp) resettled in Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1044.

Q-1045 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to the process for appointing individuals to the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC): (a) which individuals have been appointed to SIRC over the last ten years; (b) for each individual in (a), (i) when was he or she appointed, (ii) how long was the term for which he or she was appointed, (iii) when did he or she leave SIRC; (c) for each appointment in (a), (i) when did the government begin the appointment process, (ii) what did the appointment process entail, (iii) when did the appointment process conclude; (d) for each appointment in (a), (i) who was involved in selecting the appointee, (ii) who selected the appointee, (iii) who oversaw the appointment process; (e) for each appointment in (a), what groups, individuals, or governments were consulted as part of the appointment process; (f) for each appointment in (a), how many candidates (i) applied, (ii) were considered, (iii) were contacted by the government; (g) for each appointment in (a), what is the breakdown of the cost of the appointment process; (h) how has the appointment process changed over the last ten years; (i) for each change in (h), (i) when was it made, (ii) who made it, (iii) what was its objective, (iv) in what ways was that objective accomplished; (j) according to what criteria does the government evaluate candidates; (k) how have the criteria in (j) changed in the last ten years; (l) for each change in (k), (i) when was it made, (ii) who made it, (iii) on whose authority was it made, (iv) what was its objective, (v) in what ways was that objective accomplished; (m) what reviews of the appointment process have been conducted or commissioned by the government over the last ten years; (n) what are the results of the reviews in (m); (o) what were the objectives of the reviews in (m); (p) in what ways were the objectives in (o) accomplished; (q) what reviews of the appointment process are (i) underway, (ii) planned; (r) what are the objectives of the reviews in (q); (s) when will the reviews in (q) be completed; (t) when will the results of the reviews in (q) be made public; (u) if an appointment process is currently underway, (i) when did it begin, (ii) who is overseeing or has overseen the process, (iii) who is or has been involved in the process, (iv) what group, individuals, or governments have been consulted, (v) when will the process be completed, (vi) when will the government announce the appointee; (v) how is the process in (u) different from previous appointment processes; (w) what is the breakdown of the cost of the process in (u) thus far; (x) what security or background checks are conducted on candidates; (y) who conducts security or background checks on candidates; and (z) for each appointment in the last ten years, (i) who conducted security or background checks on the candidates, (ii) what was the cost of the security or background checks? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1045.

Q-1054 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — With regard to the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program, for each fiscal year since 2005-2006 inclusive: (a) how many applications were received; (b) how many applications were successful; (c) what is the overall budget for the program by year; (d) what was the total amount of grants distributed by year; and (e) which organizations received grants, broken down by (i) communities, (ii) amounts, (iii) year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1054.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

The debate continued.

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.

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Reports on Plans and Priorities, Main Estimates, 2015-16 (USB key included), as follows:
(1) Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Canadian Polar Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-99;
(2) Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-100;
(3) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-101;
(4) Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-102;
(5) Canada Border Services Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-103;
(6) Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-104;
(7) Canada Revenue Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-105;
(8) Canada School of Public Service. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-106;
(9) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-107;
(10) Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-108;
(11) Canadian Food Inspection Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-109;
(12) Canadian Grain Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-110;
(13) Canadian Heritage. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-111;
(14) Canadian Human Rights Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-112;
(15) Canadian Institutes of Health Research. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-113;
(16) Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-114;
(17) Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-115;
(18) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-116;
(19) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-117;
(20) Canadian Space Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-118;
(21) Canadian Transportation Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-119;
(22) Citizenship and Immigration Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-120;
(23) Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-121;
(24) Copyright Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-122;
(25) Correctional Service of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-123;
(26) Courts Administration Service. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-124;
(27) Department of Finance Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-125;
(28) Department of Justice Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-126;
(29) Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-127;
(30) Employment and Social Development Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-128;
(31) Environment Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-129;
(32) Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-130;
(33) Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-131;
(34) Fisheries and Oceans Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-132;
(35) Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-133;
(36) Health Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-134;
(37) Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-135;
(38) Industry Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-136;
(39) Infrastructure Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-137;
(40) Library and Archives Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-138;
(41) Military Grievances External Review Committee. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-139;
(42) Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-140;
(43) National Energy Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-141;
(44) National Film Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-142;
(45) National Research Council Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-143;
(46) Natural Resources Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-144;
(47) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-145;
(48) Northern Pipeline Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-146;
(49) Office of the Auditor General of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-147;
(50) Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-148;
(51) Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-149;
(52) Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-150;
(53) Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-151;
(54) Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-152;
(55) Office of the Correctional Investigator. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-153;
(56) Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-154;
(57) Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-155;
(58) Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-156;
(59) Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-157;
(60) Parks Canada Agency. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-158;
(61) Parole Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-159;
(62) Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-160;
(63) Privy Council Office. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-161;
(64) Public Health Agency of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-162;
(65) Public Prosecution Service of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-163;
(66) Public Safety Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-164;
(67) Public Service Commission of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-165;
(68) Public Works and Government Services Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-166;
(69) RCMP External Review Committee. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-167;
(70) Royal Canadian Mounted Police. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-168;
(71) Security Intelligence Review Committee. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-169;
(72) Shared Services Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-170;
(73) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-171;
(74) Statistics Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-172;
(75) Status of Women Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-173;
(76) Supreme Court of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-174;
(77) The National Battlefields Commission. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-175;
(78) Transport Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-176;
(79) Transportation Safety Board of Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-177;
(80) Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-178;
(81) Veterans Affairs Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-411-179;
(82) Veterans Review and Appeal Board. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-180;
(83) Western Economic Diversification Canada. - Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-181.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were 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-54, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015;
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-55, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2016.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification)), — That Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, 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 it was agreed to.

Accordingly, Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and the Railway Safety Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

Notices of Motions

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading of Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code and to make a related amendment and a consequential amendment to other Acts.

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 Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), — That Bill C-613, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Access to Information Act (transparency), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on March 31, 2015, at 5:02 p.m., His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), — That Bill C-613, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Access to Information Act (transparency), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 1, 2015, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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) — Report on the administration of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-11, s. 31. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-231-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-15-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, for the year 2013, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-18-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-19-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-21-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-22-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-24-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-26-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-27-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-28-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-29-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Statistical Survey Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-30-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Administration of the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, R.S. 1985, c. M-5, s. 67. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-173-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Public Service Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-36, s. 46. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-220-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-234-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Employment Equity in the Federal Public Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-333-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Administration of the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-24, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-366-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in federal institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-570-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-658-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canada Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-749-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-750-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-805-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-877-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of National Defence (Canadian Forces) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-878-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the year 2013, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-1034-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Ms. Findlay (Minister of National Revenue) — Summary of the Corporate Business Plan for 2015-2016 to 2017-2018 of the Canada Revenue Agency, pursuant to the Canada Revenue Agency Act, S.C. 1999, c. 17, sbs. 49(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-412-839-02. (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. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5238) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 412-5239).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:14 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 6:24 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).