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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 68

Thursday, April 3, 2014

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker presented the report of the parliamentary delegation that travelled to Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan, from May 13 to 18, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-412-75-01.

The Speaker presented the report of the parliamentary delegation that travelled to Paris, France, from September 9 to 11, 2013. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-412-75-02.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nicholson (Minister of National Defence) for Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), seconded by Mr. Paradis (Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie), Bill C-32, An Act to enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning immigration (No. 412-2216);
— by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2217) and one concerning parental rights (No. 412-2218);
— by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 412-2219);
— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 412-2220);
— by Mr. Butt (Mississauga—Streetsville), two concerning terrorism (Nos. 412-2221 and 412-2222);
— by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2223) and one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-2224);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2225);
— by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2226) and one concerning the mining industry (No. 412-2227);
— by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-2228);
— by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-2229);
— by Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), one concerning the situation in Venezuela (No. 412-2230);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the democratic process (No. 412-2231) and one concerning the tax system (No. 412-2232);
— by Mr. Payne (Medicine Hat), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2233) and one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2234);
— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2235) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 412-2236);
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 412-2237) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2238);
— by Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), one concerning telecommunications (No. 412-2239), one concerning health care services (No. 412-2240), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 412-2241) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2242).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, because it:
(a) amends more than sixty Acts without adequate parliamentary debate and oversight;
(b) does nothing to create quality, good-paying jobs for Canadians and fails to extend the hiring credit for small business;
(c) fails to reverse devastating cuts to infrastructure and healthcare;
(d) hands over private financial information of hundreds of thousands of Canadians to the US Internal Revenue Service under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act;
(e) reduces transparency at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency;
(f) imposes tolls on the Champlain Bridge;
(g) jeopardizes the independence of eleven federal administrative tribunals; and
(h) enables the government to weaken regulations affecting rail safety and the transport of dangerous goods without notifying the public.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Albas (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board), moved, — That, in relation to Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, not more than three further sitting days after the day on which this Order is adopted shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and

that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the third day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 97 -- Vote no 97)
YEAS: 133, NAYS: 117

YEAS -- POUR

Ablonczy
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Anderson
Armstrong
Aspin
Baird
Bateman
Benoit
Bergen
Bernier
Bezan
Block
Boughen
Braid
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Butt
Calandra
Calkins
Carmichael
Carrie
Chisu
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Daniel
Davidson

Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Fantino
Fast
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Gill
Glover
Goguen
Goldring
Goodyear
Gosal
Gourde
Grewal
Harris (Cariboo—Prince George)
Hawn
Hayes
Holder
James
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Keddy (South Shore—St. Margaret's)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kent
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lake
Lauzon

Lebel
Leef
Leitch
Lemieux
Leung
Lizon
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKenzie
Maguire
Mayes
McLeod
Menegakis
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Norlock
Obhrai
O'Connor
Oliver
O'Neill Gordon
Opitz
O'Toole
Paradis
Payne
Poilievre
Preston
Raitt
Rajotte
Reid
Rempel
Richards

Rickford
Ritz
Saxton
Schellenberger
Seeback
Shea
Shipley
Shory
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toet
Trost
Trottier
Truppe
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Zimmer

Total: -- 133

NAYS -- CONTRE

Allen (Welland)
Andrews
Ashton
Aubin
Bélanger
Bennett
Benskin
Bevington
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boivin
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Brahmi
Brison
Brosseau
Caron
Casey
Cash
Charlton
Chicoine
Chisholm
Christopherson
Comartin
Côté
Cotler
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner

Davies (Vancouver East)
Day
Dewar
Dion
Dionne Labelle
Donnelly
Doré Lefebvre
Dubé
Dubourg
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dusseault
Easter
Eyking
Fortin
Freeland
Freeman
Fry
Garrison
Genest
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Godin
Goodale
Gravelle
Groguhé
Harris (Scarborough Southwest)
Harris (St. John's East)
Hassainia
Hsu

Hughes
Hyer
Jones
Julian
Kellway
Lamoureux
Latendresse
Laverdière
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard)
Leslie
Liu
MacAulay
Mai
Marston
Masse
Mathyssen
May
McCallum
McGuinty
Michaud
Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue)
Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord)
Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine)
Morin (Laurentides—Labelle)
Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot)
Mulcair
Murray
Nash

Nicholls
Nunez-Melo
Patry
Péclet
Perreault
Pilon
Quach
Rafferty
Rankin
Ravignat
Raynault
Regan
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Sgro
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
St-Denis
Stewart
Sullivan
Thibeault
Toone
Tremblay
Turmel
Valeriote

Total: -- 117

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Oliver (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), 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:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-31, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 11, 2014 and other measures, because it:
(a) amends more than sixty Acts without adequate parliamentary debate and oversight;
(b) does nothing to create quality, good-paying jobs for Canadians and fails to extend the hiring credit for small business;
(c) fails to reverse devastating cuts to infrastructure and healthcare;
(d) hands over private financial information of hundreds of thousands of Canadians to the US Internal Revenue Service under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act;
(e) reduces transparency at the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency;
(f) imposes tolls on the Champlain Bridge;
(g) jeopardizes the independence of eleven federal administrative tribunals; and
(h) enables the government to weaken regulations affecting rail safety and the transport of dangerous goods without notifying the public.”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), 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 Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-486, An Act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Ms. Péclet (La Pointe-de-l'Île), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2014-2015 of the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada, pursuant to the Physical Activity and Sport Act, S.C. 2003, c. 2, sbs. 32(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-412-864-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
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. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2243);
— by Mr. Albas (Okanagan—Coquihalla), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2244).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:39 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).