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

Journals

No. 26

Thursday, November 28, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the House of Commons to Canadians for the year 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-412-93.


The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Access to information at risk from instant messaging", pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, s. 39. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-734-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


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. 412-0004 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-2-02;

— Nos. 412-0062, 412-0223, 412-0348 and 412-0353 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-50-02;

— Nos. 412-0096 to 412-0099 concerning land use. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-55-01;

— No. 412-0228 concerning foreign aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-34-02;

— No. 412-0434 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-31-04.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the First Report of the Committee (Orders in Council appointments of Don Young, Kenneth Bateman, Shane Parrish and Ron Wallace to the position of Member of the National Energy Board). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-11.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Order in Council appointment of James Hall to the position of Director of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-12.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Order in Council appointment of James Laurence Balsillie to the position of Chairperson of the Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-13.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2013-14 — Votes 1b, 5b, 15b, 20b and 25b under NATURAL RESOURCES). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-14.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 7) was tabled.


Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-15.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 and 9 to 12) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Brahmi (Saint-Jean), seconded by Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Bill C-556, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breath alcohol analysis), 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, during Routine Proceedings on Monday, December 2, 2013, the 42nd Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House in the First Session of the 41st Parliament, be deemed to have been presented under the rubric "Presenting Reports from Committees"; under the rubric "Motions", a motion to concur in the Report be deemed moved and seconded; no Member may speak for longer than 10 minutes on the motion to concur in the Report and the speeches not be subject to a question and comment period, provided that a Member may indicate to the Speaker that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another Member; and after 40 minutes of debate, or when no Member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the motion be deemed adopted on division.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), one concerning budget measures (No. 412-0531);

— by Mr. Chisu (Pickering—Scarborough East), one concerning funding aid (No. 412-0532);

— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-0533), two concerning transportation (Nos. 412-0534 and 412-0535) and one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 412-0536);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning hazardous products (No. 412-0537) and one concerning certain diseases (No. 412-0538);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-0539) and one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-0540);

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning the democratic process (No. 412-0541) and one concerning youth (No. 412-0542);

— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-0543);

— by Mr. Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright), one concerning abortion (No. 412-0544).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-15 on the Order Paper.

Ways and Means

The Order was read for consideration of a Ways and Means motion to introduce an Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement certain provisions of the Northwest Territories Lands and Resouces Devolution Agreement (Sessional Paper No. 8570-412-4), notice of which was laid upon the Table on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. (Ways and Means No. 4)

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), moved, — That the motion be concurred in.

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)), — That Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

Mr. Hawn (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Payne (Medicine Hat), moved, — That this question be now put.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs), — That Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. McColeman (Brant), seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should endorse the report of the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities entitled “Rethinking disAbility in the Private Sector”, and its findings, and commit to furthering public-private cooperation by: (a) building on existing government initiatives, such as the Opportunities Fund, the Registered Disability Savings Plan, the ratification of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities; (b) issuing a call to action for Canadian employers to examine the expert panel's findings and encouraging employers to take advantage of private sector-led initiatives to increase employment levels for persons with disabilities in Canada; (c) pursuing greater accountability and coordination of its labour market funding for persons with disabilities and ensuring that funding is demand driven and focussed on suitable performance indicators with strong demonstrable results; (d) establishing an increased focus on young people with disabilities to include support mechanisms specifically targeted at increasing employment levels among youth with disabilities, through programs such as the Youth Employment Strategy; and (e) strengthening efforts to identify existing innovative approaches to increasing the employment of persons with disabilities occurring in communities across Canada and ensuring that programs have the flexibility to help replicate such approaches. (Private Members' Business M-430)

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.

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 Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17, sbs. 71(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-802-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:40 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).