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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 124

Thursday, December 8, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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. 421-00808, 421-00821 and 421-00850 concerning Canadian heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-88-02;
— Nos. 421-00809 and 421-00810 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-23-07;
— No. 421-00811 concerning AIDS. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-19-03;
— No. 421-00812 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-8-03.

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Interim Report on Media Study: The Impact of Digital Technology". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-129.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 4 to 6, 8, 10, 12 to 18, 25 to 27, 29, 31, 34, 35, 38 and 39) was tabled.


Motions

Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), moved, — That the Second Report of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, presented on Monday, November 28, 2016, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 6)

Debate arose thereon.

At 1:04 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, by unanimous consent, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), seven concerning sexual and violent content in the media (Nos. 421-01031 to 421-01037).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of 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.

Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), — That 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, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, 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 second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Private Members' Business

At 5:20 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), seconded by Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women and men, recognizing and respecting the provincial and territorial jurisdictions in this regard, and that the said Committee report its findings to the House no later than July 2017. (Private Members' Business M-47)

The debate continued.

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

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. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 13th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Report 6, Canada Pension Plan Disability Program, of the Fall 2015 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-90), presented to the House on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-90.
Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), two concerning health care services (Nos. 421-01038 and 421-01039), two concerning cannabis (Nos. 421-01040 and 421-01041), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01042) and one concerning unborn children (No. 421-01043).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:07 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 6:36 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).