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

Journals

No. 213

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2:00 p.m.



Prayers
National Anthem
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. Fast (Minister of International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Protocol Amending the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 27, 2014. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-412-57.


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. 412-5214 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-7-41;

— Nos. 412-5230 and 412-5231 concerning human rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-101-13;

— No. 412-5270 concerning the democratic process. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-13-12;

— No. 412-5348 concerning crimes of violence. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-63-15.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations






Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Bill S-7, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-230.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 43 to 48) was tabled.


Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY, Vote 1 under CANADIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, Vote 1 under CIVILIAN REVIEW AND COMPLAINTS COMMISSION FOR THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE, Votes 1 and 5 under CORRECTIONAL SERVICE OF CANADA, Vote 1 under OFFICE OF THE CORRECTIONAL INVESTIGATOR, Vote 1 under PAROLE BOARD OF CANADA, Votes 1 and 5 under PUBLIC SAFETY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE, Vote 1 under ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE EXTERNAL REVIEW COMMITTEE and Vote 1 under SECURITY INTELLIGENCE REVIEW COMMITTEE. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-231.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 68) was tabled.


Mr. McColeman (Brant), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (Bill C-643, An Act to establish National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-232.

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


Mr. McColeman (Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Centennial Flame Research Award for the year 2013, pursuant to the Centennial Flame Research Award Act, S.C. 1991, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-326-02.


Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Votes 1 and 5 under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-233.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 81) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac), seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), Bill C-677, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (post-traumatic stress syndrome), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Adler (York Centre), seconded by Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), Bill C-678, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (property of Holocaust victims and survivors), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), Bill C-679, An Act to Establish the Communications Security Establishment Review Committee and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), Bill C-680, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (microbeads), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, during the debate today in Committee of the Whole on the Business of Supply pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), no quorum calls, dilatory motions, or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair and, within each 15-minute period, each party may allocate time to one or more of its Members for speeches or for questions and answers, provided that, in the case of questions and answers, the Minister's answer approximately reflect the time taken by the question, and provided that, in the case of speeches, Members of the party to which the period is allocated may speak one after the other.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning the nuclear and military exports (No. 412-5657) and one concerning the nuclear weapons (No. 412-5658);

— by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-5659);

— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), five concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5660 to 412-5664);

— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), one concerning a national child care program (No. 412-5665);

— by Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Marquette), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-5666), one concerning firearms (No. 412-5667) and one concerning the protection of hunting and fishing heritage (No. 412-5668);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning China (No. 412-5669) and one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 412-5670);

— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), four concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5671 to 412-5674);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-5675) and one concerning sex selection (No. 412-5676);

— by Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), one concerning health care services (No. 412-5677) and one concerning immigration (No. 412-5678);

— by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), two concerning health care services (Nos. 412-5679 and 412-5680).


Questions 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-1135 — Mr. Woodworth (Kitchener Centre) — With regard to government funding in the riding of Kitchener Centre, for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency providing the funding, (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. 8555-412-1135.


Q-1136 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to Canada’s submission to the 20-year review on progress and challenges in implementing the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: (a) what specific consultations with provinces and territories did Status of Women Canada (SWC) undertake regarding Canada’s National Review, (i) on what dates did each consultation occur and with whom, (ii) what review process was put in place to ensure provinces and territories’ perspectives were adequately reflected; (b) who specifically drafted Canada’s National Review, (i) what departments gave specific input and on what dates, (ii) how many drafts of the submission were produced and on what dates, (iii) what departments and specific people reviewed each draft; (c) what Canadian NGOs were present at the NGO Forum before the United Nations Economic Commission of Europe Regional Review, and was there an opportunity to give feedback to SWC on the National Review, and, if so, what was the specific feedback; (d) what are the specific outstanding challenges the government acknowledges regarding the (i) pay gap, (ii) occupational segregation, (iii) violence against women and girls, (iv) participation of women in key leadership positions in Canadian business; (e) what specific annual investments has the government made between 2006 and the present to address each of the outstanding challenges identified in (d), and what legislative changes has the government passed to address these specified challenges; (f) what specific annual investments has the government made to reduce poverty since 2006 among (i) Aboriginal women, (ii) immigrant women, (iii) senior women, (iv) women with disabilities; (g) what legislative changes has the government passed to reduce poverty among (i) Aboriginal women, (ii) immigrant women, (iii) senior women, (iv) women with disabilities; (h) how is Canada a “leader in promoting gender equality”, including international rankings of Canada’s gender gap; (i) how did Canada “take seriously” its domestic commitments to achieve the goals of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and what are the specific annual investments made for each of the 12 priority themes for the years 2006 to the present; (j) how did Canada “take seriously” its international commitments to achieve the goals of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action; (k) what specific annual investment has the government made between 2006 and the present in (i) strengthening national systems to protect children and youth, especially girls, from violence, exploitation, and abuse, (ii) supporting safe and secure schools, (iii) providing opportunities for youth at-risk to find alternatives to crime and violence; (l) what information does the government possess concerning violence against women, specifically (i) what are the economic costs of spousal abuse in Canada, (ii) what percentage of survivors of spousal abuse are women, (iii) what specific annual investments has the government made to end violence against women and girls since 2006; (m) what specific annual investment has the government made in child advocacy centres across Canada since 2006; (n) what was the specific cost to create the new online resource centre “Stop Family Violence,” (i) how many hits has the resource had, (ii) how many times has it been used to create new programming or improve programming across the country; (o) what specific projects to assist women and girls fleeing domestic violence have been funded through the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, and what has been the investment in each project; (p) what specific projects has the government funded regarding emerging issues, specifically “violence committed in the name of honor”, and what was the amount invested; (q) what specific projects has the government funded regarding emerging issues, specifically “engagement of men and boys in violence prevention”, and what was the amount invested; (r) what was the specific cost to produce the “Stop Hating Online” resource, and how many hits has the site had; (s) what is the SWC’s annual investment in projects to end violence against women and girls between 2006 and the present; (t) what specific annual investments has the government made to prevent sexual violence between the years 2006 and the present; (u) how is Canada recognized as a leader in the protection of women’s rights with respect to (i) reproductive, (ii) maternal, (iii) newborn, (iv) child health; (v) what investment has the government made in the protection of women’s rights identified in (u) for the years 2006 to the present; (w) what are the specific target and indicators Canada is advocating for with respect to child marriage, early marriage, and forced marriage in the post-2015 development agenda; (x) what specific annual investments has Canada made with respect to First Nations and Inuit to improve health outcomes between 2006 and the present; and (y) how much money is set aside annually to ensure compliance with the “Health Portfolio Sex and Gender-Based Analysis Policy”? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1136.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures.

Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice) for Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

(a) fails to support working- and middle-class families through the introduction of affordable childcare and a $15-per-hour federal minimum wage;

(b) imposes wasteful and unfair income-splitting measures which primarily benefit the wealthy and offer nothing to 85% of Canadian families;

(c) fails to protect interns against workplace sexual harassment or unreasonable hours of work;

(d) implements expanded Tax-Free Savings Account measures which benefit the wealthiest households while leaving major fiscal problems to our grandchildren;

(e) rolls a separate, stand-alone, and supportable piece of legislation concerning Canada’s veterans into an omnibus bill that contains vastly unrelated, unsupportable measures; and

(f) attacks the right to free and fair collective bargaining for hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), seconded by Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl), — That Bill C-638, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (wreck), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

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

(Division No. 403 -- Vote no 403)
YEAS: 113, NAYS: 145

YEAS -- POUR

Allen (Welland)
Angus
Ashton
Atamanenko
Aubin
Bélanger
Bellavance
Bennett
Benskin
Bevington
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boivin
Borg
Boutin-Sweet
Brison
Brosseau
Byrne
Caron
Casey
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisholm
Choquette
Christopherson
Côté
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
Day
Dewar
Dion
Dionne Labelle
Doré Lefebvre
Dubé
Dubourg
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dusseault
Easter
Eyking
Foote
Freeman
Fry
Garneau
Genest
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Groguhé
Harris (Scarborough Southwest)
Harris (St. John's East)
Hsu
Hughes
Hyer
Jones
Julian
Kellway
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Latendresse
Laverdière
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
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 (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot)
Mulcair
Murray
Nash
Nicholls
Nunez-Melo
Pacetti
Papillon
Péclet
Pilon
Plamondon
Quach
Rafferty
Ravignat
Regan
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
St-Denis
Stewart
Stoffer
Sullivan
Trudeau
Valeriote
Vaughan
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Total: -- 113

NAYS -- CONTRE

Ablonczy
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Armstrong
Ashfield
Aspin
Barlow
Bateman
Benoit
Bergen
Bernier
Bezan
Blaney
Block
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
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
Gill
Glover
Goguen
Goldring
Goodyear
Gosal
Gourde
Grewal
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hayes
Hiebert
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
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maguire
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Miller
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Norlock
Obhrai
O'Connor
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Payne
Perkins
Poilievre
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Rathgeber
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Schellenberger
Seeback
Shea
Shipley
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toet
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Valcourt
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Young (Vancouver South)
Yurdiga
Zimmer
Total: -- 145

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun
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-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures.

Private Members' Business

At 6:14 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ashton (Churchill), seconded by Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should develop, in collaboration with the provinces, territories, civil society and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and their representatives, a coordinated National Action Plan to Address Violence Against Women which would include: (a) initiatives to address socio-economic factors contributing to violence against women; (b) policies to prevent violence against women and policies to respond to survivors of violence; (c) benchmarks for measuring progress based on the collection of data on levels of violence against women over time; (d) independent research on emerging issues that relate to violence against women; (e) a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls; (f) strategies that address the specific needs and vulnerabilities of different communities including specific attention to Aboriginal women, women with disabilities, women from minority groups and young women; (g) participation by community and other civil society organizations, including support for those organizations to participate in the implementation of the national action plan; and (h) human and financial resources earmarked specifically to carry out the program of action set by the plan. (Private Members' Business M-444)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 27, 2015, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the question was deemed to have been withdrawn.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

At 7:36 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of all Votes related to INDIAN AFFAIRS AND NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

At 11:36 p.m., the Committee rose.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the considered Votes were deemed reported.

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. Moore (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Canadian Tourism Commission, 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. 8560-412-87-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2015-2016 to 2019-2020 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2015-2016 of PPP Canada Inc., pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-412-866-04. (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, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mrs. O'Neill Gordon (Miramichi), one concerning land use (No. 412-5681).

Adjournment

Accordingly, at 11:37 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).