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

Journals

No. 201

Monday, April 27, 2015

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), seconded by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), — That Bill C-624, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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 29, 2015, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:34 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved, — That the House: (a) recognize that (i) since 2006, the government has spent nearly $750 million dollars on advertising, (ii) a great deal of this has been partisan advertising that serves no public interest, (iii) this is an affront to taxpayers who work hard and expect that the government will treat their money with respect; and therefore (b) call on the government to submit all advertising to a third-party review process before it is approved, to ensure that it is an appropriate, proportional, and prudent expenditure of public funds.

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.

Board of Internal Economy

Pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, sbs. 50(4), the Speaker informed the House that Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) has been appointed a member of the Board of Internal Economy to replace Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer).

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Trottier (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for La Francophonie) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 412-5094, 412-5136, 412-5148 and 412-5176 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-7-39;

— No. 412-5109 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-9-13;

— No. 412-5193 concerning asbestos. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-44-12.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), Bill C-671, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (hate speech), 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. Nicholson (Minister of Foreign Affairs), moved, — That a take-note debate on the subject of the ongoing situation in Ukraine take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

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


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 412-5422 and 412-5423) and one concerning sex selection (No. 412-5424);

— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning border crossings (No. 412-5425);

— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), six concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 412-5426 to 412-5431);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5432);

— by Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5433);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning immigration (No. 412-5434);

— by Mrs. Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), three concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5435 to 412-5437);

— by Mr. Vaughan (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 412-5438);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-5439) and one concerning security information (No. 412-5440);

— by Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 412-5441) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5442).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Trottier (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for La Francophonie) presented the answers to questions Q-1111 and Q-1112 on the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Ways and Means

Pursuant to Order made Monday, April 20, 2015, 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)

And of the amendment of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House not approve the budgetary policy of the government as it:

(a) gives billions of dollars in handouts to the wealthy few through income splitting, doubling Tax-Free Savings Accounts, and tax loopholes for CEOs;

(b) fails to help middle class families by creating affordable, quality childcare spaces;

(c) contains no plan to make life more affordable by tackling unfair ATM fees or high credit card rates;

(d) fails to restore the age of retirement to 65 by reversing cuts to Old Age Security;

(e) does nothing to help workers by reinstating the federal minimum wage and raising it to $15 an hour;

(f) fails to fight climate change or grow the economy while protecting the environment; and

(g) relies on one time asset sales and accounting sleight-of-hand to achieve a balance.”.

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the subamendment of Mr. Trudeau (Papineau), seconded by Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“(h) unfairly benefits the rich instead of helping the middle class and those working hard to join it; and

(i) contains no plan for jobs and growth.”.

The question was put on the subamendment and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 379 -- Vote no 379)
YEAS: 114, NAYS: 147

YEAS -- POUR

Adams
Allen (Welland)
Atamanenko
Aubin
Ayala
Bélanger
Bennett
Benskin
Bevington
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boivin
Borg
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brahmi
Brison
Brosseau
Byrne
Casey
Cash
Chan
Charlton
Chicoine
Choquette
Christopherson
Comartin
Côté
Cotler

Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
Davies (Vancouver Kingsway)
Day
Dewar
Dion
Dionne Labelle
Donnelly
Doré Lefebvre
Dubé
Dubourg
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dusseault
Easter
Foote
Fortin
Freeland
Garneau
Garrison
Genest
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Groguhé
Harris (St. John's East)
Hsu

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

Nantel
Nicholls
Nunez-Melo
Pacetti
Papillon
Péclet
Pilon
Plamondon
Quach
Rafferty
Rankin
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
St-Denis
Stewart
Tremblay
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vaughan

Total: -- 114

NAYS -- CONTRE

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

Daniel
Davidson
Dechert
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Eglinski
Falk
Fantino
Fast
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Gill
Glover
Goguen
Goldring
Goodyear
Gourde
Grewal
Harper
Hawn
Hayes
Hillyer
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
Leef
Leitch
Lemieux
Leung
Lizon
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maguire
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
Norlock
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Paradis
Payne
Perkins
Poilievre
Preston
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Rickford
Saxton

Schellenberger
Seeback
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toet
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Young (Vancouver South)
Yurdiga
Zimmer

Total: -- 147

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

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. Valeriote (Guelph), two concerning international trade (Nos. 412-5443 and 412-5444);

— by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 412-5445) and one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5446).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:46 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 7:12 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).