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

Journals

No. 9

Monday, October 28, 2013

11:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), seconded by Ms. Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to recommend changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing petitions so as to establish an electronic petitioning system that would enhance the current paper-based petitions system by allowing Canadians to sign petitions electronically, and to consider, among other things, (i) the possibility to trigger a debate in the House of Commons outside of current sitting hours when a certain threshold of signatures is reached, (ii) the necessity for no fewer than five Members of Parliament to sponsor the e-petition and to table it in the House once a time limit to collect signatures is reached, (iii) the study made in the 38th Parliament regarding e-petitions, and that the Committee report its findings to the House, with proposed changes to the Standing Orders and other conventions governing petitions, within 12 months of the adoption of this order. (Private Members' Business M-428)

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.

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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Alexander (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) laid upon the Table, — Report on the Operation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the year 2013, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 94(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-800-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Uppal (Minister of State (Multiculturalism)) laid upon the Table, — Report by the Global Centre for Pluralism for the year 2012. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-412-2.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) for Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 21, 2013, the Bill (previously Bill C-56, First Session, 41st Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Tilson (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning sex selection (No. 412-0216);

— by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 412-0217), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 412-0218) and one concerning a national day (No. 412-0219);

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-0220) and one concerning health care services (No. 412-0221);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 412-0222);

— by Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York), one concerning climate change (No. 412-0223) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 412-0224);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning navigable waters (No. 412-0225) and one concerning immigration (No. 412-0226);

— by Ms. Borg (Terrebonne—Blainville), one concerning access to information (No. 412-0227);

— by Mr. Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan), one concerning foreign aid (No. 412-0228);

— by Ms. Boivin (Gatineau), four concerning health care services (Nos. 412-0229 to 412-0232);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 412-0233) and one concerning the fur industry (No. 412-0234).

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.

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) — Copy of Regulations Repealing the United Nations Sierra Leone Regulations (P.C. 2013-965), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-592-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Fast (Minister of International Trade) — Report of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, 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. 8560-412-88-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Report of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, 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. 8560-412-120-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Report of the Canada Lands Company Limited, 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. 8560-412-617-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Report of the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act, S.C. 1996, c. 16, s. 22.3. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-1021-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Department of Public Works and Government Services 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. 8561-412-630-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of Defence Construction (1951) Limited 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. 8561-412-662-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Canada Lands Company Limited 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. 8561-412-866-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc. 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. 8561-412-909-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Parc Downsview Park Inc. 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. 8561-412-919-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of Shared Services Canada, 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. 8561-412-959-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Finley (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Canada Lands Company CLC Limited 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. 8561-412-962-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister for Multiculturalism) — Report of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, pursuant to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act, S.C. 1991, c. 8, sbs. 26(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-285-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— by Mr. Kenney (Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism) — Actuarial Report on the Employment Insurance Premium Rate, together with the Summary, for the year 2014, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, s. 66.31(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-1071-01. (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. Kenney (Minister for Multiculturalism) — Reports of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation 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. 8561-412-912-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) and Mr. Moore (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Five-year Report of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency from 2008 to 2013, pursuant to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Act, R.C., 1985, C. 41 (4th Supp.) Part 1, sbs. 21 (2.1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-412-204-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Valcourt (Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development) and Mr. Moore (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Reports of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities 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. 8561-412-323-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:32 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 6:41 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24 (1).