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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
41st PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 8

Friday, October 25, 2013

10:00 a.m.



Prayers
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), — That Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), seconded by Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, because it:

(a) decreases transparency and erodes democratic process by amending 70 different pieces of legislation, many of which are not related to budgetary measures;

(b) dismantles health and safety protections for Canadian workers, affecting their right to refuse unsafe work;

(c) increases the likelihood of strikes by eliminating binding arbitration as an option for public sector workers; and

(d) eliminates the independent Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board, allowing the government to continue playing politics with employment insurance rate setting.”.

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

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), Bill C-6, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, was introduced, read the first time, and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 21, 2013, the Bill (previously Bill S-10, First Session, 41st Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Aglukkaq (Minister of the Environment) for Mrs. Glover (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, and ordered to be printed.

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 amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 21, 2013, the Bill (previously Bill C-49, First Session, 41st Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, considered in committee and reported without amendment, concurred in at report stage and ordered for a third reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Second Report of the Committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-1.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning certain diseases (No. 412-0208) and one concerning international agreements (No. 412-0209);

— by Mr. Nicholls (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 412-0210);

— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning telecommunications (No. 412-0211);

— by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), one concerning funding aid (No. 412-0212);

— by Ms. Charlton (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 412-0213) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 412-0214).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gosal (Minister of State (Sport)), — That Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), seconded by Mr. Chisholm (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-4, A second act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, because it:

(a) decreases transparency and erodes democratic process by amending 70 different pieces of legislation, many of which are not related to budgetary measures;

(b) dismantles health and safety protections for Canadian workers, affecting their right to refuse unsafe work;

(c) increases the likelihood of strikes by eliminating binding arbitration as an option for public sector workers; and

(d) eliminates the independent Canada Employment Insurance Financing Board, allowing the government to continue playing politics with employment insurance rate setting.”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of by-laws) and to provide for its replacement, as reported by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 3.

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 was not proceeded with.

Mr. Clarke (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), seconded by Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-428, in clause 3, be amended by replacing line 14 on page 2 with the following:

“25, 28, 37, 38, 42, 44, 46, 48 to 51 and 58 to 60 and the”

Mr. Clarke (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), seconded by Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-428, in clause 4, be amended by replacing line 20 on page 2 with the following:

“Minister otherwise orders, sections 42 to 52”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), 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. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the National Capital Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-181-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Libya (P.C. 2013-966), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-592-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Reports of the National Capital Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-412-683-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance) — Report on the operations of the Exchange Fund Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Currency Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-52, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-133-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism) — Copy of Regulations Amending the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations (P.C. 2013-1111), pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 153(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-597-01. (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 Mr. Paradis (Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie) — Reports of the Canadian International Development Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-412-631-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— 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. 2013-1031 and P.C. 2013-1032. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-1-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)

— P.C. 2013-1028 and P.C. 2013-1029. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-2-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2013-1005 to P.C. 2013-1008. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-3-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2013-992 and P.C. 2013-995 to P.C. 2013-1004. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-9-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2013-1030. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-10-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2013-990. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-8-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2013-993, P.C. 2013-994 and P.C. 2013-1009. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-4-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2013-987. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-18-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2013-1010 to P.C. 2013-1015. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-16-02. (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. 2013-925 and P.C. 2013-1016 to P.C. 2013-1018. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-22-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2013-920 and P.C. 2013-1054. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-17-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— P.C. 2013-1019 and P.C. 2013-1020. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-29-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2013-921. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-30-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2013-1021, P.C. 2013-1023, P.C. 2013-1024, P.C. 2013-1026 and P.C. 2013-1027. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-24-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— P.C. 2013-991. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-412-32-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)

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. Mayes (Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning abortion (No. 412-0215).

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).