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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 48

Thursday, February 13, 2014

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from His Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons):

Message on Estimates
His Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (C) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2014, and in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends these Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (C), 2013-14". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-412-02.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, 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 Northern Economic Development Agency, Vote 3c

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Vote 10c

(2) To the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Parliament, Vote 20c

(3) To the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 1c, 5c, 10c, 35c and 55c

(4) To the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1c, 5c, 8c and 9c

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

Environment, Votes 10c and 20c

(6) To the Standing Committee on Finance

Finance, Vote 1c

(7) To the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Vote 1c

(8) To the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Votes 1c, 5c, 10c, 16c and 45c

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

Privy Council, Vote 1c

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1c, 15c and 20c

Treasury Board, Votes 1c and 15c

(10) To the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1c, 10c and 20c

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

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Vote 5c

Industry, Votes 60c, 65c, 70c, 80c and 95c

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

Justice, Votes 5c and 20c

(13) To the Standing Committee on National Defence

National Defence, Vote 5c

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

Parliament, Vote 5c

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

Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1c, 5c, 10c and 45c

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

Employment and Social Development, Vote 25c

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

Transport, Vote 5c

(18) To the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Votes 1c and 5c


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning prostitution (No. 412-1634);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 412-1635);
— by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-1636);
— by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-1637);
— by Ms. St-Denis (Saint-Maurice—Champlain), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-1638);
— by Ms. Péclet (La Pointe-de-l'Île), two concerning national parks (Nos. 412-1639 and 412-1640);
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning health care services (No. 412-1641);
— by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-1642);
— by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), one concerning natural gas (No. 412-1643) and one concerning the mining industry (No. 412-1644);
— by Ms. Chow (Trinity—Spadina), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-1645) and one concerning transportation (No. 412-1646);
— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-1647);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning human rights (No. 412-1648);
— by Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer), one concerning national parks (No. 412-1649);
— by Ms. Raynault (Joliette), two concerning the education system (Nos. 412-1650 and 412-1651).
Ways and Means

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (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. 6)

And of the amendment of Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), 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:
“this House not approve the budgetary policy of the government as it:
(a) fails to take any meaningful action to create jobs while 1.3 million Canadians are unemployed;
(b) refuses to work cooperatively with the provinces on federal transfers, skills training, and infrastructure funding;
(c) does nothing to cap ATM fees, crack down on payday lenders or rein in credit card rates;
(d) does not introduce a youth hiring and training tax credit to combat soaring youth unemployment;
(e) threatens to unilaterally impose the Canada Job Grant over the unanimous objection of the provinces;
(f) pushes ahead with office closures and cuts to veterans’ services;
(g) repeats previous governments’ misuse of EI funds; and
(h) slashes billions of dollars from the health care plans of Canadian public service retirees.”;
And of the subamendment of Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), seconded by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), — That the amendment be amended by deleting all the words after the word “services” and substituting the following:
“(g) slashes billions of dollars from the health care plans of veterans, RCMP officers and of other Canadian public service retirees;
(h) fails to offer a real plan for long term economic growth that would help middle class families;
(i) takes money from workers and employers by keeping Employment Insurance premiums artificially high;
(j) fails to revoke the Budget 2013 tariff hikes that increased the cost on everything from wigs for cancer patients to tricycles; and
(k) fails to fill the $3 billion infrastructure hole that Budget 2013 created in the Building Canada Fund.”.

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.

Ways and Means

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Minister of State (Finance)); (Ways and Means No. 6)

And of the amendment of Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques);

And of the subamendment of Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants), seconded by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown).

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 84(4), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the subamendment and, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, February 24, 2014, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 5:18 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-461, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act (disclosure of information), as reported by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 8).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461 be amended by replacing the long title on page 1 with the following:

“An Act to amend the Privacy Act (disclosure of information)”

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461, in the short title, be amended by replacing line 4 on page 1 with the following:

“1. This Act may be cited as the”

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461 be amended by deleting clause 2.

Motion No. 4 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461 be amended by deleting Clause 3.

Motion No. 5 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461, in Clause 4, be amended by replacing lines 4 to 20 on page 2 with the following:

“(iii) the total annual monetary income of the individual, including any performance bonus, as well as the job classification and responsibilities of the position held by the individual, and any additional responsibilities given to the individual, if that income is equal to or greater than the sessional allowance — within the meaning of the Parliament of Canada Act — payable to a member of Parliament,

(iii.1) the salary range of the position held by the individual, as well as the classification and responsibilities of that position, if the individual's total annual monetary income, including any performance bonus, is less than the sessional allowance — within the meaning of the Parliament of Canada Act — payable to a member of Parliament,

(iii.2) the expenses incurred by the individual in the course of employment for which the individual has been reimbursed by the government institution,”

Motion No. 6 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461 be amended by deleting clause 5.

Motion No. 7 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461 be amended by deleting clause 6.

Motion No. 8 of Mr. Rathgeber (Edmonton—St. Albert), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That Bill C-461 be amended by deleting clause 7.

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the recorded division, which also applies to Motions No. 2 to 4, and 6 to 8, was deferred.

The question was put on Motion No. 5 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the recorded division was deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded divisions were further deferred until Wednesday, February 26, 2014, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for December 2 and 9, 2013, and January 27, 2014, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-412-9.
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in federal institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-570-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)
— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2014-2018 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2014 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-412-811-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:52 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 6:17 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).