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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 214

Thursday, May 14, 2015

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Investigation into an access to information request for the Long-gun Registry", pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, s. 39(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-734-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from His Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
His Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (A) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2016 and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends these Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2015-16" (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-182.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, were deemed referred to the several Standing Committees of the House as follows:

(1) To the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development

Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Vote 3a

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

(2) To the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 5a and 10a

(3) To the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1a

National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1a

(4) To the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Vote 1a

Environment, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

Parks Canada Agency, Vote 1a

(5) To the Standing Committee on Finance

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Vote 1a

(6) To the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

(7) To the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Governor General, Vote 1a

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1a and 5a

Treasury Board Secretariat, Vote 1a

(8) To the Standing Committee on Health

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Votes 1a and 5a

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Vote 5a

(9) To the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Canadian Space Agency, Votes 1a and 5a

Industry, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

National Research Council of Canada, Votes 1a, 5a and 10a

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Vote 5a

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Vote 5a

Statistics Canada, Vote 1a

(10) To the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, Votes 1a and 5a

Justice, Votes 1a and 5a

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Vote 1a

(11) To the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Votes 1a and 5a

(12) To the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1a

Natural Resources, Votes 1a and 5a

(13) To the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

House of Commons, Vote 1a

(14) To the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Canada Border Services Agency, Votes 1a and 5a

Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1a

Correctional Service of Canada, Vote 5a

Parole Board of Canada, Vote 1a

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1a and 5a

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1a and 5a

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, Vote 1a

(15) To the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women, Votes 1a and 5a

(16) To the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Marine Atlantic Inc., Vote 1a

Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Votes 1a and 5a

The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., Vote 1a

Transport, Vote 5a

VIA Rail Canada Inc., Vote 1a

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, Vote 1a

(17) To the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Votes 1a and 5a


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Leitch (Minister of Labour) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Convention concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated June 26, 1973. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-412-58.

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:

— Nos. 412-5281 and 412-5282 concerning security information. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-157-02;
— No. 412-5288 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-7-42;
— Nos. 412-5306 and 412-5307 concerning firearms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-120-07.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Votes 1 and 5 under OFFICE OF THE CO-ORDINATOR, STATUS OF WOMEN). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-234.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 59) was tabled.


Mr. Kent (Thornhill), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Vote 1 under COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT, Vote 1 under MILITARY GRIEVANCES EXTERNAL REVIEW COMMITTEE, Vote 1 under MILITARY POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under NATIONAL DEFENCE and Vote 1 under OFFICE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT COMMISSIONER). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-235.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 59) was tabled.


Mr. Wallace (Burlington), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 21st Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Vote 1 under ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS SUPPORT SERVICE OF CANADA, Vote 1 under CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, Votes 1 and 5 under COMMISSIONER FOR FEDERAL JUDICIAL AFFAIRS, Vote 1 under COURTS ADMINISTRATION SERVICE, Votes 1 and 5 under JUSTICE, Vote 1 under OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS and Vote 1 under SUPREME COURT OF CANADA). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-236.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 75 and 76) was tabled.


Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2015-16 — Vote 1 under OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGES). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-237.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 46) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in the opinion of the House, and in advance of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide on July 11, 2015, Parliament should: (a) reaffirm support for former motion M-416 passed by the House of Commons on October 19, 2010, which recognized July 11 annually as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canada; and (b) include the Srebrenica genocide and Srebrenica Remembrance Day as part of the Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation, and Awareness Month every April going forward, as supported by the House in motion M-587 passed by Parliament April 24, 2015.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-5682);
— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning the elderly (No. 412-5683);
— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), five concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-5684 to 412-5688);
— by Mr. Ashfield (Fredericton), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5689);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the tax system (No. 412-5690) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5691);
— by Mr. Cannan (Kelowna—Lake Country), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-5692);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 412-5693);
— by Mr. Braid (Kitchener—Waterloo), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5694);
— by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5695);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning health care services (No. 412-5696) and one concerning climate change (No. 412-5697);
— by Ms. Jones (Labrador), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5698).
Government Orders

Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), moved, — That, in relation to Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and

That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the second day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.

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

(Division No. 404 -- Vote no 404)
YEAS: 136, NAYS: 105

YEAS -- POUR

Ablonczy
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anderson
Ashfield
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
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Eglinski
Falk
Fantino
Fast
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gill
Glover
Goguen
Goldring
Goodyear
Gosal
Gourde
Grewal
Hawn
Hayes
Hiebert
Hillyer
Hoback
Holder
James
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
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
Miller
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Norlock
Obhrai
Oliver
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Payne
Perkins
Poilievre
Preston
Rajotte
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Ritz

Saxton
Schellenberger
Seeback
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toet
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Valcourt
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
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: -- 136

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
Angus
Atamanenko
Aubin
Bélanger
Bennett
Benskin
Bevington
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boivin
Borg
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brison
Brosseau
Caron
Casey
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisholm
Choquette
Christopherson
Côté
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)

Hyer
Jones
Julian
Kellway
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Latendresse
Laverdière
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)

Murray
Nantel
Nash
Nunez-Melo
Papillon
Péclet
Pilon
Quach
Rafferty
Rathgeber
Regan
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
St-Denis
Stewart
Stoffer
Sullivan
Toone
Valeriote
Vaughan

Total: -- 105

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), — 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.”.

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.

Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Barrie, in the Province of Ontario, by reason of the resignation of Mr. Patrick Brown, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, earlier today, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), — 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.”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 6:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-542, An Act to establish a National Urban Workers Strategy.

Mr. Cash (Davenport), seconded by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

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 Mr. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning euthanasia (No. 412-5699).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:00 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 7:29 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).