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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 123

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
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. Lametti (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Report by Export Development Canada on Canada Account Operations for the fiscal year 2014-2015. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-23.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 421-00794, 421-00805, 421-00818, 421-00832, 421-00855, 421-00861, 421-00949 and 421-00962 concerning the tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-1-08;
— Nos. 421-00796, 421-00806 and 421-00815 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-24-05;
— No. 421-00797 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-06;
— No. 421-00798 concerning cannabis. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-93-01;
— No. 421-00799 concerning e-Commerce. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-94-01;
— No. 421-00801 concerning the electoral system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-11-12.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

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 Statistics Act”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations



Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Easter (Malpeque), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 11th Report of the Committee, "Creating the Conditions for Economic Growth: Tools for People, Businesses and Communities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-128.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 33 to 35, 37 to 47, 49 to 52 and 63) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam), Bill C-328, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 (oil transportation), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Peterson (Newmarket—Aurora), Bill C-329, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (asbestos), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Ms. Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources), Bill S-4, An Act to implement a Convention and an Arrangement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and to amend an Act in respect of a similar Agreement, was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01018);
— by Mr. May (Cambridge), one concerning disabled and handicapped persons (No. 421-01019);
— by Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel), one concerning Tunisia (No. 421-01020);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01021) and one concerning government spending (No. 421-01022);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning hepatitis C (No. 421-01023) and one concerning housing policy (No. 421-01024);
— by Mr. Longfield (Guelph), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01025) and one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-01026);
— by Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01027);
— by Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), one concerning immigration (No. 421-01028);
— by Mr. Amos (Pontiac), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01029).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-569 to Q-571 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-568 — Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap) — With regard to materials prepared for the Minister of Public Safety between September 1, 2016, and September 30, 2016: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what is the (i) date, (ii) title or subject matter, (iii) department's internal tracking number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-568.

Q-572 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to grants and contributions under $25 000 provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, since November 4, 2015: for each contribution, what is the (i) recipient’s name, (ii) location, (iii) date, (iv) value, (v) type, (vi) purpose, (vii) project number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-572.

Q-573 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, since November 4, 2015: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-573.

Q-574 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to funding for clean water projects and programs in indigenous communities referenced in Supplementary Estimates (A), 2016-17: (a) what was the total amount allocated for such projects; (b) for each project with funding allocated, broken down by department or agency, what is the (i) amount allocated, (ii) amount spent, (iii) description of project, (iv) location; (c) what is the total amount allocated for each department or agency for such projects; (d) what is the total amount spent by each department or agency, to date, for such projects; (e) what is the complete list of indigenous communities currently under a boil-water advisory; and (f) which of the projects referenced in (b) are in communities that are (i) currently under a boil-water advisory, (ii) have been under a boil-water advisory in the previous 12 months? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-574.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Minister of International Trade), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Status of Women), — That Bill C-30, An Act to implement the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States and to provide for certain other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), — That Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

The debate continued.

Tabling of Documents
By unanimous consent, Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach) laid upon the Table, — Document relating to Crimean Tatars (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-22.
Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), — That Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Thursday, December 1, 2016, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, December 13, 2016, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), one concerning poverty (No. 421-01030).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:19 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 6:46 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).