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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 197

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
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. 412-5093 concerning appointments. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-125-02;
— Nos. 412-5172, 412-5189, 412-5197, 412-5203, 412-5234, 412-5259 and 412-5279 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-82-29.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Vote 1 under CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION, Votes 1 and 5 under CANADIAN HERITAGE, Vote 1 under CANADIAN MUSEUM FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Vote 1 under CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY, Vote 1 under CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 21, Vote 1 under CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE, Vote 1 under CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, Vote 1 under LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES OF CANADA, Vote 1 under NATIONAL ARTS CENTRE CORPORATION, Vote 1 under NATIONAL BATTLEFIELDS COMMISSION, Vote 1 under NATIONAL FILM BOARD, Votes 1 and 5 under NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Vote 1 under NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY and Vote 1 under TELEFILM CANADA). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-210.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 40) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-5341), one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-5342) and one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5343);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-5344) and one concerning sex selection (No. 412-5345);
— by Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), one concerning transportation (No. 412-5346);
— by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5347);
— by Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York), one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-5348);
— by Mrs. Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), one concerning credit and debit cards (No. 412-5349) and three concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5350 to 412-5352);
— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning prostitution (No. 412-5353), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 412-5354) and one concerning sex selection (No. 412-5355).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

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


At 4:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the House proceeded to the consideration of Ways and Means motion No. 18 for the Budget presentation.

Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)), moved, — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 18)

Debate arose thereon.


Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, —

(1) “Budget 2015” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-19.

(2) Notice of Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other tax legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-20.

(3) Notice of Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-21.

(4) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-22.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of each Ways and Means motion, notice of which was laid upon the Table earlier today.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 18)

The debate continued.

Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the motion was deemed adopted.

Messages from the Senate

A message was 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-21, An Act to control the administrative burden that regulations impose on businesses, without amendment.
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 Mrs. Glover (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages) — Report on the administration of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-51, s. 52. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-16-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— by Mrs. Shea (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Report on the administration and enforcement of the fish habitat/fisheries protection and pollution prevention provisions of the Fisheries Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Fisheries Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-14, sbs. 42.1(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-325-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
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. Hoback (Prince Albert), three concerning firearms (Nos. 412-5356 to 412-5358), one concerning the tax system (No. 412-5359), one concerning euthanasia (No. 412-5360), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-5361) and one concerning abortion (No. 412-5362).
Adjournment

At 5:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).