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

Journals

No. 61

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special Report of the Privacy Commissioner entitled "Investigation into the loss of a hard drive at Employment and Social Development Canada", pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, ss. 39(1) and 40(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-997-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), Bill C-580, An Act to amend the Privacy Act (personal information — loss or unauthorized access or disclosure), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), twenty-one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-2031 to 412-2051);

— by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), seventy-seven concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 412-2052 to 412-2128);

— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning health care services (No. 412-2129);

— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), four concerning a national day (Nos. 412-2130 to 412-2133) and one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-2134);

— by Mr. Marston (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-2135);

— by Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-2136).


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-298 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-297 — Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) — With regard to government funding, how much funding did the government provide from the 1993-1994 fiscal year to the 2010-2011 fiscal year, and from the 2012-2013 fiscal year to the present, in the ridings of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, broken down by year, riding, department or agency, initiative and amount? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-297.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

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.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on March 25, 2014, at 9:51 a.m., Mr. Stephen Wallace, Secretary to the Governor General, in his capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bill:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada's offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

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.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-560, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (equal parenting) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), seconded by Mrs. O'Neill Gordon (Miramichi), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Notice of Motion

Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading of 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.


Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), seconded by Mrs. O'Neill Gordon (Miramichi), — That Bill C-560, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (equal parenting) and to make 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.

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

Concurrence in Committee Reports

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the House resumed the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington), seconded by Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), — That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented on Friday, November 8, 2013, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 2)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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. McColeman (Chair of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities) — Report of the 2012 Centennial Flame Research Award, pursuant to the Centennial Flame Research Award Act, S.C. 1991, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-326-01.

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. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), three concerning health care services (Nos. 412-2137 to 412-2139).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:05 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 7:26 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).