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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 235

Friday, June 19, 2015

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Devolin (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-53, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Obhrai (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and for International Human Rights) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Canada's Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, 2013-2014 Progress Report". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-59.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime for 2013-2014, together with the government response. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-60.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Carrie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment) laid upon the Table, — Waskesiu Community Plan Amended 2015, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 33(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-835-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Carrie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment) laid upon the Table, — Wasagaming Community Plan Amended 2011, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 33(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-833-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

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. 412-5540 to 412-5542 concerning veterans' affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-77-13;
— No. 412-5623 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-31-22;
— No. 412-5665 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-146-06;
— No. 412-5681 concerning land use. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-55-05;
— Nos. 412-5810 to 412-5813 concerning prostitution. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-47-21;
— Nos. 412-5814, 412-5945 and 412-5946 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-46-30;
— Nos. 412-5838 to 412-5843 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-48-15;
— No. 412-5867 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-17-34;
— No. 412-5904 concerning abortion. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-53-13.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Uppal (Minister of State (Multiculturalism)) for Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), seconded by Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), Bill C-701, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada, 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. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), Bill C-702, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Parliament of Canada Act (by-election duration and vacant seat), 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. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), Bill C-703, An Act to establish a commemorative monument for search and rescue personnel in Canada, 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, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House:

(a) Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed;
(b) Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act, shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed;
(c) when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 21, 2015, provided that, for the purposes of any Standing Order, it shall be deemed to have been adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28; and
(d) when, at any time the House stands adjourned until, and including, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, a standing committee has ready a report, that report shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House upon being deposited with the Clerk.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), one concerning the Canada Pension Plan (No. 412-6207) and two concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-6208 and 412-6209);
— by Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-6210) and one concerning abortion (No. 412-6211);
— by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), one concerning health care services (No. 412-6212);
— by Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6213);
— by Mr. Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), one concerning children's rights (No. 412-6214);
— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-6215), one concerning budget measures (No. 412-6216) and six concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-6217 to 412-6222).

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-1334 and Q-1335 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 return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1147 — Mr. Carmichael (Don Valley West) — With regard to questions on the Order Paper numbers Q-654 through Q-1145, what is the estimated cost of the production of the government's response for each question? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1147.

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1290 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to hydrocarbon spills in Canada’s waters by commercial entities: (a) how many spills of oil, gas, petrochemical products or fossil fuels have been reported in Canada’s oceans, rivers, lakes or other waterways, broken down by year since 2006; and (b) for each reported spill in (a), identify (i) the product spilled, (ii) the volume of the spill, (iii) the location of the spill, (iv) the name of the commercial entity associated with the spill? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1290-01.

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the supplementary return to the following question made into an Order for Return on June 16, 2015:

Q-1300 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to the following telephone services (i) Service Canada’s (SC) “1-800 O Canada”, (ii) SC’s “Canada Pension Plan (CPP)”, (iii) SC’s “Employer Contact Centre”, SC’s “Employment Insurance (EI)”, (iv) SC’s “Old Age Security (OAS)”, (v) SC’s Passports”, (vi) Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) “Individual income tax and trust enquiries”, (vii) CRA’s “Business enquiries”, (viii) CRA’s “Canada Child Tax Benefit enquiries”, (ix) CRA’s “Goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax (GST/HST) credit enquiries” for the previous fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date: (a) what are the service standards and performance indicators; (b) how many calls met the service standards and performance indicators; (c) how many did not meet the service standards and performance indicators; (d) how many calls went through; (e) how many calls did not go through; (f) how does the government monitor for cases such as in (e); (g) what is the accuracy of the monitoring identified in (f); and (h) how long was the average caller on hold? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1300-01.

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-1324 — Ms. Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the 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. 8555-412-1324.

Q-1325 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to the Action Plan for Women Entrepreneurs, identified in the 2015 Budget: (a) what consultations were undertaken for the development of the action plan; (b) for each consultation in (a), (i) what was the date, (ii) what was the location, (iii) what organizations and individuals were consulted, (iv) which briefings or submissions were included as part of the consultation process; (c) what are the specific components of the action plan; (d) for each specific component of the action plan, how much funding was allocated; (e) what is the development cost of the online platform to foster networking; (f) what is the advertising cost for the “Just One Pledge” campaign to encourage mentorship and championing, and what forms of advertising are being considered; (g) what is the process for identifying women who are looking for mentors, and for linking these women with mentors who have taken the “Just One Pledge”; (h) what follow-up and tracking will be undertaken to measure the success of the program, and when will the reporting of results take place; (i) what is the government's definition of an “enhanced” trade mission, and what funding will be provided for such a missions; (j) what is the selection process for companies led by women entrepreneurs for enhanced trade missions; (k) how many enhanced trade missions is the government planning to undertake, and, for each mission planned, (i) to what countries, (ii) what are the goals; (l) what will be the specific criteria required to access the Business Development Bank of Canada’s financing for women-owned businesses; (m) what consultations were undertaken to develop the criteria for financing, and for each consultation, what were the (i) dates, (ii) locations, (iii) organizations and individuals consulted; and (n) what is the timing for the national forum, (i) how many women are expected to participate, (ii) will financing be provided for travel and accommodation, (iii) what funding is being allocated for the forum? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1325.

Q-1326 — Mr. Hayes (Sault Ste. Marie) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of Sault Ste. Marie for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the 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 of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1326.

Q-1327 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington) — With respect to the monument The Valiants Memorial, located in Ottawa: (a) what process was used to determine the figures depicted in the monument; (b) what criteria were used to select the individuals depicted in the monument; (c) what criteria were used to determine whether to depict a figure with a bust or a full-body statue; (d) were other figures that are not depicted in the monument considered for inclusion in the monument and, if so, for which figures was this the case; (e) were other figures that are not depicted in the monument selected or otherwise endorsed for inclusion but ultimately not included and, if so, for which figures was this the case; (f) if the response to (e) is affirmative, for each figure what were the reasons provided to prioritize the figures that are depicted in the monument over the figures that were excluded; (g) for each figure depicted in the monument, provide the reasons used to select that figure, including any reasons used to select that figure rather than another figure that was considered for inclusion but that does not appear; (h) for each figure considered but not depicted in the monument, provide the reasons used to justify the rejection of that figure; (i) what criteria were used to determine the citations that accompany each figure depicted in the monument; (j) what sources or materials were used to inform the citations that accompany each figure depicted in the monument; (k) for each figure depicted in the monument, were other citations, in whole or in part, considered; (l) what were the reasons for selecting the site on which the monument is located; (m) were other sites considered for the location of the monument and, if so, what other sites were considered; and (n) if the response to (m) is affirmative, what were the reasons for not selecting each rejected site that was considered for the monument? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1327.

Q-1328 — Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada since February 2, 2015: 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. 8555-412-1328.

Q-1329 — Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie) — With regard to materials prepared for past or current deputy heads of departments, crown corporations and agencies or their staff from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2009: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what is (i) the date, (ii) the title or subject matter, (iii) the department’s internal tracking number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1329.

Q-1330 — Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada since February 4, 2015: 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. 8555-412-1330.

Q-1331 — Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Public Safety Canada since February 5, 2015: 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. 8555-412-1331.

Q-1332 — Ms. Jones (Labrador) — With regard to materials prepared for past or current assistant deputy ministers or their staff from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2009: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what is (i) the date, (ii) the title or the subject matter, (iii) the department's internal tracking number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1332.

Q-1333 — Ms. Jones (Labrador) — With regard to materials prepared for past or current deputy heads of departments, crown corporations and agencies or their staff from April 1, 2009, to March 31, 2011: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what is (i) the date, (ii) the title or subject matter, (iii) the department’s internal tracking number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1333.
Private Members' Business

At 12:19 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), as reported by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage with an amendment.

Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

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-35, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (law enforcement animals, military animals and service animals), without amendment.
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 19th Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (study of the subject matter of Bill C-583, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (fetal alcohol spectrum disorder)) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-225), presented to the House on Friday, May 8, 2015. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-412-225.
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. Cash (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 412-6223);
— by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), one concerning immigration (No. 412-6224);
— by Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6225).
Adjournment

At 1:20 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, September 21, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today and Standing Order 24(1).