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41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 75

Monday, April 28, 2014

11:00 a.m.



Prayers
Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Whitby—Oshawa, in the Province of Ontario, by reason of the death of the Hon. Jim Flaherty, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, earlier today, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a Member to fill the vacancy.

Private Members' Business

At 11:09 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer), seconded by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), — That Bill C-565, An Act to amend the National Capital Act (Gatineau Park) and to make a related amendment to the Department of Canadian Heritage Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

The debate continued.

At 12:09 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 30, 2014, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs), — That 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, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

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
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Gill (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report 2012-2013 of the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-25.

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. 412-1807, 412-1871 to 412-1878 and 412-2006 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-35-09;
— Nos. 412-1944 and 412-1945 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-112-01;
— No. 412-1946 concerning funding aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-22-10;
— No. 412-1955 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-61-03;
— Nos. 412-1956 and 412-1991 to 412-1994 concerning service medals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-88-02;
— Nos. 412-2011, 412-2013, 412-2014, 412-2016 to 412-2019 and 412-2022 concerning national parks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-37-08;
— Nos. 412-2052 to 412-2128, 412-2153, 412-2160, 412-2210 and 412-2255 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-17-11;
— Nos. 412-2134, 412-2155, 412-2199, 412-2208, 412-2229, 412-2249 and 412-2286 concerning the electoral system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-12-09;
— Nos. 412-2140 and 412-2278 concerning human rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-101-04;
— No. 412-2141 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-48-07;
— Nos. 412-2144, 412-2145, 412-2157, 412-2184, 412-2214, 412-2217, 412-2226 and 412-2234 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-82-04;
— Nos. 412-2161, 412-2256 and 412-2273 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-46-11;
— Nos. 412-2190 and 412-2231 concerning the democratic process. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-13-06;
— Nos. 412-2262, 412-2266 and 412-2311 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-4-12;
— Nos. 412-2264 and 412-2295 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-50-08;
— No. 412-2283 concerning abortion. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-53-05.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duncan (Minister of State) for Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 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 give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-34, An Act to give effect to the Tla'amin Final Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a debate on the subject of the situation in the Republic of South Sudan take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014; that during the debate, no quorum calls, requests for unanimous consent or dilatory motions be received by the Chair; and that any Member rising to speak during debate may indicate to the Chair that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another Member.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-2419);
— by Mr. Rafferty (Thunder Bay—Rainy River), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 412-2420);
— by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2421);
— by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2422), one concerning the electoral system (No. 412-2423) and one concerning human rights (No. 412-2424);
— by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), three concerning VIA Rail (Nos. 412-2425 to 412-2427);
— by Mr. Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac), two concerning the grain industry (Nos. 412-2428 and 412-2429);
— by Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), one concerning natural resources (No. 412-2430);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the Senate (No. 412-2431);
— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning asbestos (No. 412-2432);
— by Mr. Brahmi (Saint-Jean), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-2433);
— by Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 412-2434);
— by Mr. Hillyer (Lethbridge), one concerning prostitution (No. 412-2435);
— by Mr. Cash (Davenport), one concerning telecommunications (No. 412-2436) and one concerning working conditions (No. 412-2437);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the democratic process (No. 412-2438) and one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-2439);
— by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), one concerning transportation (No. 412-2440).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-314, Q-315, Q-316, and Q-320 to Q-322 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-309 — Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — With regard to the Treasury Board's Policies and Guidelines for Ministers' Offices, for each month since April 2006, broken down in each case for (i) each Minister's office, (ii) the Prime Minister's Office, (iii) the office of each Minister of State, what is the total amount of funds dispersed from the Consolidated Revenue Fund: (a) pursuant to section 3.7.1 of the Guidelines, or any other section which may have been in force from time to time, for severance pay for departing exempt staff; (b) pursuant to section 3.7.2 of the Guidelines, or any other section which may have been in force from time to time, for separation pay for departing exempt staff; and (c) pursuant to section 3.7.5 of the Guidelines, or any other section which may have been in force from time to time, for employment assistance for departing exempt staff? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-309.

Q-310 — Ms. Jones (Labrador) — With regard to government expenditures, what is the amount, program, nature or purpose, file number, and date of all grants or contributions made to Wabush Mines and Cliff Resources since January 2000? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-310.

Q-312 — Mr. Gravelle (Nickel Belt) — With regard to the Ring of Fire mining project in the far north of Ontario: (a) what departments and officials sit on the inter-department secretariat for the project; (b) what are the federal responsibilities for this project; (c) what is the federal funding to date for the project's activities; (d) how many First Nations members are currently or projected to receive training in mining related activity to work on the project, (i) from which communities do individuals currently being trained originate, (ii) in what trades, (iii) which federal programs are being accessed for this training, (iv) what is the forecast of skilled workers who will be required; and (e) what meetings have taken place between any officials of the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario on this project, (i) what are the names of the participants, (ii) on what dates were the meetings held, (iii) what was included in the agenda for each meeting? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-312.

Q-313 — Mr. Thibeault (Sudbury) — With regard to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Small Business Deduction, broken down by fiscal year, since 2006-2007, up to and including the current fiscal year: (a) how many tax filers have successfully claimed the deduction; (b) what is the total dollar amount claimed; and (c) what is the total cost to the government? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-313.

Q-317 — Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) — With regard to Employment and Social Development Canada’s funding programs, for each program: (a) what is the detailed project approval process (from application submission to final processing, including the Minister’s approval); (b) what are the number and titles of the officials at the various stages of the process; (c) what are the deadlines or time limits for each stage in processing an application (including the Minister’s approval); (d) what are the standards governing the administrative process for funding applications and the work of officials responsible for processing them; (e) what were the budget envelopes allocated to each program, per year, for fiscal years 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014; (f) how many sponsors submitted an application under the latest call for projects and how many of them are still awaiting approval; (g) what is the breakdown, by province and by riding, of the number of applications submitted under the latest call for projects, by application status (processed and approved, processed and rejected, or pending approval); (h) what is the breakdown, by province and by riding, of the amounts granted during fiscal years 2011-2012 and 2012-2013; (i) for the fiscal years referred to in (h), were there any surplus amounts, if so, where were they allocated; and (j) are there any studies or reports on the impact of projects completed under the various funding programs, if so, what are they? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-317.

Q-318 — Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) — With regard to the labour market agreements between the federal and provincial governments: (a) are there any studies or reports on the economic impact of federal transfers to the provinces and, if so, what are they for each province; (b) are there any studies or reports on the social impact of federal transfers to the provinces and, if so, what are they for each province; (c) are there any studies or reports on the impact of a potential amendment to these agreements as a result of the introduction of the Canada Job Grant and, if so, what are they; and (d) is there a plan for the transition between the amendment or elimination of federal transfers and the introduction of the Canada Job Grant? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-318.

Q-319 — Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York) — With regard to government procurement of garments and textiles since fiscal year 2010-2011: (a) what percentage of these garments and textiles were manufactured, in whole or in part, outside of Canada; (b) of the procured textiles and garments manufactured, in whole or in part, outside of Canada (i) in what countries are these goods manufactured, (ii) what is the total value of these goods, broken down by country of manufacture, (iii) is the name and address of each factory where these goods are made documented; (c) what is the exact nature or purpose of any garments or textiles that are procured by the government and its agencies which are manufactured, in whole or in part, in Bangladesh; (d) what is the name and address of each factory in Bangladesh that produces garments or textiles, in whole or in part, that are procured by the government; (e) what portion of all garments and textiles manufactured in whole or in part in Bangladesh and procured by the government is contracted or sub-contracted by companies that are signatories to the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh; and (f) what portion of all garments and textiles manufactured in whole or in part in Bangladesh and procured by the government is contracted or sub-contracted by companies that are signatories to the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-319.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs), — That 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, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, March 26, 2014, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

Accordingly, 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, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Business of Supply

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, April 10, 2014, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), — That Standing Order 78 be amended by adding the following:

"(4) No motion, pursuant to any paragraph of this Standing Order, may be used to allocate a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.";
and that Standing Order 57 be amended by adding the following:
", provided that the resolution or resolutions, clause or clauses, section or sections, preamble or preambles, title or titles, being considered do not pertain to any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.".

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

(Division No. 105 -- Vote no 105)
YEAS: 111, NAYS: 145

YEAS -- POUR

Allen (Welland)
Andrews
Ashton
Ayala
Bennett
Benskin
Blanchette
Blanchette-Lamothe
Boivin
Borg
Boutin-Sweet
Brahmi
Brosseau
Caron
Casey
Cash
Chicoine
Chisholm
Choquette
Christopherson
Cleary
Côté
Crowder
Cullen
Cuzner
Day
Dewar
Dion

Dionne Labelle
Donnelly
Doré Lefebvre
Dubé
Dubourg
Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona)
Dusseault
Easter
Eyking
Foote
Fortin
Freeman
Garneau
Garrison
Genest
Genest-Jourdain
Giguère
Goodale
Groguhé
Harris (Scarborough Southwest)
Harris (St. John's East)
Hsu
Hyer
Jacob
Jones
Julian
Lamoureux
Lapointe

Larose
Latendresse
Laverdière
LeBlanc (Beauséjour)
LeBlanc (LaSalle—Émard)
Leslie
Liu
MacAulay
Mai
Marston
Martin
Masse
May
McCallum
McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood)
Michaud
Morin (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord)
Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine)
Morin (Laurentides—Labelle)
Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot)
Mourani
Mulcair
Murray
Nantel
Nicholls
Nunez-Melo
Pacetti
Papillon

Perreault
Pilon
Plamondon
Quach
Rafferty
Rankin
Rathgeber
Raynault
Regan
Rousseau
Saganash
Sandhu
Scarpaleggia
Scott
Sellah
Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor)
Sims (Newton—North Delta)
Sitsabaiesan
St-Denis
Stewart
Stoffer
Thibeault
Toone
Tremblay
Trudeau
Turmel
Valeriote

Total: -- 111

NAYS -- CONTRE

Ablonczy
Adler
Aglukkaq
Albas
Albrecht
Alexander
Allen (Tobique—Mactaquac)
Allison
Ambler
Ambrose
Anders
Anderson
Ashfield
Aspin
Benoit
Bergen
Bernier
Bezan
Blaney
Block
Boughen
Braid
Breitkreuz
Brown (Leeds—Grenville)
Brown (Newmarket—Aurora)
Brown (Barrie)
Bruinooge
Butt
Calandra
Calkins
Cannan
Carmichael
Carrie
Chisu
Chong
Clarke

Clement
Crockatt
Daniel
Davidson
Dechert
Del Mastro
Devolin
Dreeshen
Duncan (Vancouver Island North)
Dykstra
Falk
Fast
Findlay (Delta—Richmond East)
Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
Fletcher
Galipeau
Gallant
Gill
Glover
Goguen
Goldring
Goodyear
Gosal
Harper
Hawn
Hayes
Hillyer
Hoback
Holder
James
Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Kerr
Komarnicki
Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
Lauzon

Lebel
Leef
Leitch
Leung
Lobb
Lukiwski
Lunney
MacKay (Central Nova)
MacKenzie
Maguire
Mayes
McColeman
McLeod
Menegakis
Merrifield
Miller
Moore (Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam)
Moore (Fundy Royal)
Nicholson
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
Smith
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Storseth
Strahl
Sweet
Tilson
Toet
Trost
Truppe
Uppal
Valcourt
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vellacott
Wallace
Warawa
Warkentin
Watson
Weston (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country)
Weston (Saint John)
Wilks
Williamson
Wong
Woodworth
Yelich
Young (Oakville)
Young (Vancouver South)
Zimmer

Total: -- 145

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

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 deemed laid upon the Table on Wednesday, April 16, 2014:

— by Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment) — Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2013, pursuant to the International River Improvements Act, R.S. 1985, c. I-20, s. 51. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-168-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism) — Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 3(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-322-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport) — Report of Ridley Terminals Inc., together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2013, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-770-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— 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:
— Nos. 412-1771, 412-1777, 412-1934, 412-2007 and 412-2010 concerning the situation in Syria. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-110-02;
— Nos. 412-1797 to 412-1802, 412-1844, 412-1848 to 412-1870, 412-1879 to 412-1927 and 412-1957 to 412-1963 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-35-08;
— Nos. 412-1808 and 412-1809 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-24-11;
— Nos. 412-1840 to 412-1843, 412-1964, 412-1966 and 412-1999 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-1-10;
— No. 412-1977 concerning human rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-101-03;
— No. 412-2024 concerning the electoral system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-12-08;
— No. 412-2025 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-82-03;
— Nos. 412-2177 and 412-2191 concerning the Canada Pension Plan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-45-04;
— No. 412-2193 concerning Old Age Security benefits. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-31-11.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-790-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
— by Mr. Fast (Minister of International Trade) — Report of Export Development Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2013, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-289-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-2441).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:44 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 7:19 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).