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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 63

Thursday, March 27, 2014

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Maa-nulth First Nations Final Agreement: Implementation Report for 2011-2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-18.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Annual Reports on Yukon Land Claims and Self-Government Agreements for 2009-2010 and 2010-2011. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-19.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report on the Implementation of the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement for 2010-2011. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-20.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Strahl (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) laid upon the Table, — Tsawwassen First Nation Final Agreement: Implementation Report for 2011-2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-21.

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. 412-1580 and 412-1682 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-7-07;
— No. 412-1593 concerning the criminal justice system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-106-01;
— No. 412-1645 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-24-08;
— No. 412-1649 concerning national parks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-37-06;
— No. 412-1683 concerning asbestos. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-44-03;
— Nos. 412-1781 to 412-1786 concerning horse meat. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-59-04.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Canadian Agriculture and the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-56.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3 to 7, 9 to 11 and 16 to 18) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Fletcher (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia), seconded by Ms. Perreault (Montcalm), Bill C-581, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (physician-assisted death), 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. Fletcher (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia), seconded by Ms. Perreault (Montcalm), Bill C-582, An Act to establish the Canadian Commission on Physician-Assisted Death, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(1), Ms. Leitch (Minister of Labour), seconded by Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to consider the matter of accusations of the Official Opposition's improper use of House of Commons resources for partisan purposes; and

that the Leader of the Opposition be ordered to appear as a witness at a televised meeting of the Committee to be held no later than May 16, 2014.

The question was put on the motion and, less than 25 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(3), the motion was adopted.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 412-2141);
— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning health care services (No. 412-2142);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 412-2143);
— by Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), two concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-2144 and 412-2145);
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 412-2146);
— by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), five concerning VIA Rail (Nos. 412-2147 to 412-2151);
— by Mr. Andrews (Avalon), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2152);
— by Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-2153);
— by Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra), one concerning health care services (No. 412-2154) and one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-2155);
— by Ms. Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds—Dollard), one concerning immigration (No. 412-2156).

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-302 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 revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return on March 24, 2014:

Q-192 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to outside legal counsel, legal advice, or any other form of legal assistance provided to government by non-government lawyers, and broken down by year since 2006: (a) what is the amount spent by department; (b) what program activities across government account for the top twenty expenditures used for non-government legal services; (c) what are the names of law firms used; (d) what is the breakdown of expenditure wherein the government was the defendant, by department and by cause of action; and (e) what is the breakdown of expenditure where the government was the plaintiff, by department and by cause of action? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-192-01.
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Natural Resources with amendments.

Ms. Leitch (Minister of Labour) for Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), moved, — That the Bill 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), Ms. Leitch (Minister of Labour) for Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were 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-28, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014;
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2015.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent
A message was received informing the Commons that on March 27, 2014, at 4:03 p.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 Bills:
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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-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. 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-24, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rickford (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), — That Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, be now read a third time and do pass.

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 Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-539, An Act to promote local foods.

Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), seconded by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Public Service Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-36, s. 46. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-220-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Administration of the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-24, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-366-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Clement (President of the Treasury Board) — Actuarial Report on the Pension Plan for Federally Appointed Judges, and the certificate of assets of the Pension Plan for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Public Pensions Reporting Act, R.S. 1985, c. 13 (2nd Supp.), sbs. 9(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-520-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
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. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2157);
— by Mrs. O'Neill Gordon (Miramichi), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-2158).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:29 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 6:38 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).