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No. 74

Friday, April 11, 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.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to the opposition motion in the name of Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) debated Thursday, April 10, 2014, the question be deemed put; and that, pursuant to Order made that day, the recorded division be held on Monday, April 28, 2014, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on April 10, 2014, at 3:40 p.m., His Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-309 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-412-4.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-310 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-412-5.
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 the Deputy Speaker — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on April 3 and 7, 2014, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 52.5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-412-11.
— by the Deputy Speaker — Case Reports on the Findings of the Auditor General in the Matter of an Investigation into a Disclosure of Wrongdoing in the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(3.3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-1060-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 412-1728 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-24-10;
— Nos. 412-1738, 412-1755, 412-1767, 412-1769, 412-1775, 412-1815, 412-1839, 412-1846, 412-1943 and 412-1976 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-1-09;
— Nos. 412-1739 to 412-1745 concerning the agricultural industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-49-04;
— Nos. 412-1756 to 412-1764 and 412-1986 to 412-1988 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-2-08;
— Nos. 412-1765 and 412-1766 concerning the situation in Syria. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-110-01;
— Nos. 412-1789 and 412-1790 concerning landmines. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-29-05;
— Nos. 412-1803 and 412-1831 to 412-1837 concerning VIA Rail. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-60-07;
— No. 412-1811 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-111-01;
— Nos. 412-1949, 412-1954, 412-1975, 412-2000, 412-2012 and 412-2021 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-28-07;
— No. 412-1973 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-11-05.

At 10:38 a.m., on the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Julian (House Leader of the Official Opposition), out of respect for the memory of the late Hon. Jim Flaherty, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, April 28, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).