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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 64

Friday, March 28, 2014

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act.

Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report on sponsored travel by Members of the House of Commons for the year 2013, pursuant to section 15(3) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons (including a supplement reflecting changes to the List of Sponsored Travel 2012). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-412-10.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (P.C. 2014-282), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (P.C. 2014-283), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (P.C. 2014-284), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (P.C. 2014-285), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Regulations amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (P.C. 2014-290), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Regulations amending the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations (P.C. 2014-291), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Regulations amending the Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations (P.C. 2014-296), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-495-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State and Chief Government Whip), Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures”.


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 Canada's railways (No. 412-2159);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-2160) and one concerning sex selection (No. 412-2161);
— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning health care services (No. 412-2162);
— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), one concerning the Divorce Act (No. 412-2163);
— by Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt), three concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 412-2164 to 412-2166) and two concerning Canada's railways (Nos. 412-2167 and 412-2168);
— by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), two concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (Nos. 412-2169 and 412-2170);
— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), six concerning horse meat (Nos. 412-2171 to 412-2176) and one concerning the Canada Pension Plan (No. 412-2177);
— by Mr. Jacob (Brome—Missisquoi), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2178).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mrs. Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources) presented the answer to question Q-301 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mrs. Block (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-299 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — With regard to government funding, what is the total amount, by fiscal years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013, allocated within the constituency of Timmins—James Bay, specifying each department or agency, initiative and amount? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-299.

Q-300 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With regard to government funding, what is the total amount allocated for fiscal year 2012-2013 within the constituency of Nickel Belt, specifying each department, agency, initiative and amount? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-300.
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food of Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures.

Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health) for Mr. Ritz (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-30, An Act to amend the Canada Grain Act and the Canada Transportation Act and to provide for other measures, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Private Members' Business

At 1:27 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), — That Bill C-474, An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 2, 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 Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry) — Report by Federal Authorities with Obligations under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52 "71(2)". — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-1072-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2013, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act for the year 2013, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1991, c. 12, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-485-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— 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. 2014-222 to P.C. 2014-225. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-3-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2014-240 to P.C. 2014-245. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-10-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— P.C. 2014-216 to P.C. 2014-221. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-4-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2014-199. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-18-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
— P.C. 2014-197 and P.C. 2014-226. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-16-06. (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. 2014-227 to P.C. 2014-229. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-22-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2014-230 to P.C. 2014-232. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-17-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— P.C. 2014-233. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-29-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— P.C. 2014-207 to P.C. 2014-215 and P.C. 2014-234. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-30-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2014-235 to P.C. 2014-239. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-24-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment

At 1:51 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).