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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 118
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:01 a.m. to 11:52 a.m.
Presiding
Hon. Mark Eyking, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Olivier Champagne, Legislative Clerk
• Jacques Maziade, Legislative Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Bashar Abu Taleb, Analyst
• Simon Richards, Analyst
Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
• Bruce Christie, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Trade Policy and Negotiations and Lead Negotiator of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership
• Jay Allen, Director, Trade Policy and Negotiations Division - Asia
• Hugh Cheetham, General Counsel, Market Access and Trade Remedies Law Division
Canada Border Services Agency
• Caley Sayers, Senior Program Advisor, Programs Branch
Department of Finance
• Scott Winter, Director, Trade and Tariff Policy
Pursuant to the Order of Reference of Tuesday, September 18, 2018, the Committee resumed consideration of Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Bruce Christie answered questions.

The Committee resumed its clause-by-clause study of the Bill.

Clause 20 carried on division.

Clause 21 carried on division.

Clause 22 carried on division.

Clause 23 carried on division.

Clause 24 carried on division.

Clause 25 carried on division.

Clause 26 carried on division.

Clause 27 carried on division.

Clause 28 carried on division.

Clause 29 carried on division.

Clause 30 carried on division.

Clause 31 carried on division.

Clause 32 carried on division.

Clause 33 carried on division.

Clause 34 carried on division.

Clause 35 carried on division.

Clause 36 carried on division.

Clause 37 carried on division.

Clause 38 carried on division.

Clause 39 carried on division.

Clause 40 carried on division.

Clause 41 carried on division.

Clause 42 carried on division.

Clause 43 carried on division.

Clause 44 carried on division.

Clause 45 carried on division.

Clause 46 carried on division.

Clause 47 carried on division.

Clause 48 carried on division.

Clause 49 carried on division.

Clause 50 carried on division.

The Committee reverted to the consideration of Clause 12 previously stood.

Tracey Ramsey moved, — That Bill C-79, in Clause 12, be amended by adding after line 7 on page 5 the following:

“(2) As soon as feasible, but in any case within three months after the end of each year, the Minister must cause to be laid before each House of Parliament a report setting out the amount paid in accordance with subsection (1) during that year.”

Debate arose thereon.

Dean Allison moved, — That the amendment be amended by adding, after the word “paid”, the words “by the Government of Canada”.

After debate, the question was put on the subamendment of Dean Allison and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dean Allison, Colin Carrie, Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Fonseca, Randy Hoback, Karen Ludwig, Kyle Peterson, Tracey Ramsey, Terry Sheehan — 9;

NAYS: — 0.

After debate, the question was put on the amendment of Tracey Ramsey, as amended, and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Dean Allison, Colin Carrie, Randy Hoback, Tracey Ramsey — 4;

NAYS: Sukh Dhaliwal, Peter Fonseca, Karen Ludwig, Kyle Peterson, Terry Sheehan — 5.

Clause 12 carried on division.

By unanimous consent, Schedules 1 to 13 inclusive carried on division.

Clause 1, Short Title, carried on division.

The Title carried on division.

The Bill carried on division.

ORDERED, — That the Chair report the Bill to the House.

At 11:33 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 11:35 a.m., the sitting resumed in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

At 11:52 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Christine Lafrance
Clerk of the Committee