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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 115

Friday, November 25, 2016

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

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), Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Review of the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, pursuant to the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 22, s. 41. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1104-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Simms (Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under Department of Fisheries and Oceans). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-114.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 34 and 36) was tabled.


Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2016-17: Vote 1b under Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-115.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 36) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Dhillon (Dorval—Lachine—LaSalle), one concerning Syria (No. 421-00963);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), five concerning sexual and violent content in the media (Nos. 421-00964 to 421-00968);
— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning marine transportation (No. 421-00969);
— by Mr. Lametti (LaSalle—Émard—Verdun), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00970);
— by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 421-00971).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), seconded by Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), — That Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), seconded by Mr. Long (Saint John—Rothesay), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the government should address the growing concerns of lead pipes and water quality in private residences across Canada by working with the provincial and territorial governments, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, as well as Indigenous partners, to advocate and establish possible solutions to these issues; (b) the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities should undertake a study on “The Federal Government's role in lead pipe infrastructure in Canada”; and (c) the Committee should report to the House no later than December 1, 2017. (Private Members' Business M-69)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Finnigan (Miramichi—Grand Lake), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “opinion of the House:” and substituting the following:

“(a) the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities should undertake a study on (i) the presence of lead in Canadian tap water, (ii) provincial, territorial and municipal efforts to date to replace lead water distribution lines, (iii) current federal efforts to support other levels of government in the provision of safe drinking water; (b) the Committee should report to the House no later than December 1, 2017; and (c) following the tabling of the said report, the federal government should engage with key stakeholders, such as provincial and territorial governments, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, as well as Indigenous partners, to discuss options for addressing lead drinking water service lines, including any potential role for the federal government.”.

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.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Actuarial Report (including cost certificate) on the Pension Plan for the Canadian Forces - Reserve Force as at March 31, 2015, and certification of assets of the Pension Plan, pursuant to the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-17, s. 59.6. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1028-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
Adjournment

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