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Friday, October 25, 2013 (No. 8)


Orders of the Day

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

October 16, 2013 — Consideration of the motion for an Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, — That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General:

To His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

October 16, 2013 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.

Supply period ending December 10, 2013 — maximum of 5 allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(b).
Days to be allotted — 4 days remaining in current period.

Opposition Motions
October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the Board of Internal Economy begin posting the travel and hospitality expenses of Members, on a quarterly basis, to the Parliament of Canada website in a manner similar to the guidelines used by the government for proactive disclosure of ministerial expenses.

October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the Board of Internal Economy begin posting individual Member's Expenditure Reports, on a quarterly basis, to the Parliament of Canada website in a format more accessible to the public.

October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the House call on the Auditor General to undertake performance audits of the House of Commons administration every three years.

October 22, 2013 — Mr. Trudeau (Papineau) — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be directed to develop guidelines under which the Auditor General is asked to perform more detailed audits of parliamentary spending and report these guidelines to the House no later than March 31, 2014.

Ways and Means

Government Bills (Commons)

C-2 — October 18, 2013 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Ambrose (Minister of Health), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)), — That Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security;

And of the amendment of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), seconded by Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), — 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-2, an Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, because it:

(a) fails to reflect the dual purposes of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) to maintain and promote both public health and public safety;

(b) runs counter to the Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Canada v. PHS Community Services Society, which states that a Minister should generally grant an exemption when there is proof that a supervised injection site will decrease the risk of death and disease, and when there is little or no evidence that it will have a negative impact on public safety;

(c) establishes onerous requirements for applicants that will create unjustified barriers for the establishment of safe injection sites, which are proven to save lives and increase health outcomes; and

(d) further advances the Minister's political tactics to divide communities and use the issue of supervised injection sites for political gain, in place of respecting the advice and opinion of public health experts.”.

C-3R — October 21, 2013 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Minister of Transport), seconded by Ms. Findlay (Minister of National Revenue), — That Bill C-3, An Act to enact the Aviation Industry Indemnity Act, to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Canada Marine Act, the Marine Liability Act and the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
C-4R — October 24, 2013 — Resuming 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.”.

Second reading stage — 3 sitting days remaining, pursuant to Order made Thursday, October 24, 2013, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3).
C-5R — October 24, 2013 — The Minister of Natural Resources — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Canada-Newfoundland Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures.

Government Bills (Senate)

Government Business

No. 3 — October 17, 2013 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular)), — That this House take note of the Canadian economy, and

(a) recognize that Canadians' top priority remains economic growth and job creation; and

(b) commend the government's economic record which includes the creation of more than one million net new jobs since July 2009, a banking system recognized as the safest and soundest in the world for the past six years, and the lowest debt-to-GDP ratio among G7 countries;

And of the amendment of Mr. Mulcair (Leader of the Opposition), seconded by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after “job creation; and” and substituting the following:

“(b) condemn the Conservatives' economic record, which has resulted in over 1.3 million unemployed Canadians, drastic cuts to Employment Insurance, growing inequality and the dowloading of billions of dollars of costs to individuals and other levels of government; and

(c) call on the government to introduce a real plan to create high-quality jobs and combat stagnating wages, provide tax incentives targeted to hire young Canadians, improve retirement security through increased Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan benefits, and reduce credit card fees charged to small businesses and Canadian families.”.


R Recommended by the Governor General