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

Journals

No. 54

Friday, February 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Comartin (Windsor—Tecumseh), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development of Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order.

Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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. 412-0696 to 412-1062 and 412-1108 to 412-1391 concerning budget measures. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-32-04;

— No. 412-1063 concerning the Senate. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-70-03;

— No. 412-1098 concerning the Copyright Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-5-02;

— No. 412-1402 concerning federal electoral districts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-84-02;

— No. 412-1415 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-28-05.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House express its deep concern at the escalation of violence in Venezuela; convey its condolences to the families of those killed or injured during the ongoing public protests; ask the Government of Canada to urge Venezuelan authorities to proactively de-escalate the conflict, protect the human rights and democratic freedoms of Venezuelan citizens, release all those detained during the protests, immediately cease all government interference with peaceful protesters, and ensure that those people who perpetrated the violence be brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law; encourage the Government of Canada to play a leading role in supporting a political dialogue in Venezuela that respects legitimate grievances and differences of opinion; and call for an end to divisive rhetoric and actions that only delay and jeopardize the inclusive political solution that the Venezuelan people deserve.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Brahmi (Saint-Jean), one concerning the mining industry (No. 412-1779);

— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), one concerning international trade (No. 412-1780) and six concerning horse meat (Nos. 412-1781 to 412-1786);

— by Mr. Allen (Welland), two concerning the income tax system (Nos. 412-1787 and 412-1788) and two concerning landmines (Nos. 412-1789 and 412-1790);

— by Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), two concerning the mining industry (Nos. 412-1791 and 412-1792) and one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-1793);

— by Mr. Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-1794);

— by Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury), one concerning climate change (No. 412-1795) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-1796).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services), — That Bill C-25, An Act respecting the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band Order, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages).

Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst), seconded by Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2014-73 and P.C. 2014-74. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-3-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2014-54 to P.C. 2014-59. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-14-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2014-52 and P.C. 2014-53. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-7-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— P.C. 2014-12, P.C. 2014-62 and P.C. 2014-63. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-8-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2014-66 to P.C. 2014-70 and P.C. 2014-72. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-4-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2014-75 to P.C. 2014-82. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-16-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2014-83 to P.C. 2014-86. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-22-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2014-71. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-28-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— P.C. 2014-64 and P.C. 2014-65. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-30-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2014-87 to P.C. 2014-96. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-24-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).