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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 128

Wednesday, December 14, 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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House:

(a) when Orders of the Day are called on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, a Minister of the Crown be authorized to move, without notice, a motion relating to the Senate’s amendment to Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, and that during the consideration of the motion related to the said Bill, a Member from each recognized party, as well as a Member from the Bloc Québécois, may speak for not more than ten minutes followed by five minutes for questions and comments, after which the motion shall be deemed adopted;

(b) 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 deemed concurred in at report stage and be ordered for consideration at third reading stage later this day; and that when the House begins debate on the third reading motion of the Bill, a Member from each recognized party, as well as a Member from the Bloc Québécois, may speak for not more than five minutes, with no question and comment period, after which the Bill shall be deemed read a third time and passed; and

(c) when proceedings on Bill C-29 and S-4 have concluded, the House shall adjourn until Monday, January 30, 2017, provided that, for the purposes of Standing Order 28, it shall be deemed to have sat on Thursday, December 15, and Friday, December 16, 2016.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Freeland (Minister of International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Office of the Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Counsellor — 2016 Annual Report to Parliament (May 2015 to May 2016)". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-24.


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. 421-00831, 421-00852, 421-00880, 421-00950, 421-00984 and 421-00985 concerning rail transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-10-07;

— Nos. 421-00834, 421-00836 and 421-00840 concerning assisted suicide. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-9-12;

— No. 421-00835 concerning minimum wage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-97-01;

— No. 421-00837 concerning the pension system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-98-01;

— No. 421-00838 concerning species at risk. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-50-02;

— Nos. 421-00839, 421-00867, 421-00890, 421-00891, 421-00892, 421-00893, 421-00894, 421-00895, 421-00896, 421-00897, 421-00898, 421-00899, 421-00900, 421-00907, 421-00917, 421-00918, 421-00919, 421-00920, 421-00921, 421-00922, 421-00951, 421-00964, 421-00965, 421-00966, 421-00967 and 421-00968 concerning sexual and violent content in the media. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-63-04;

— No. 421-00841 concerning diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-99-01;

— Nos. 421-00842, 421-00877, 421-00901, 421-00952, 421-00953 and 421-00954 concerning poverty. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-12-06;

— No. 421-00843 concerning Tibet. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-100-01;

— Nos. 421-00846, 421-00847, 421-00848 and 421-00849 concerning impaired driving. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-7-12;

— Nos. 421-00851, 421-00881, 421-00935 and 421-00960 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-13;

— No. 421-00853 concerning missing persons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-62-02;

— Nos. 421-00854, 421-00992, 421-00993, 421-01017 and 421-01021 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-101-01;

— No. 421-00862 concerning working conditions. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-102-01;

— No. 421-00878 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-07;

— No. 421-00911 concerning pay equity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-86-02;

— No. 421-00927 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-14.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Toward a New Action Plan for Official Languages and Building New Momentum for Immigration in Francophone Minority Communities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-138.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 22 to 34, 36 and 38 to 41) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "Certain Provisions of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-139.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 15, 21 to 24, 34, 38 and 39) was tabled.


Mrs. Schulte (King—Vaughan), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act, the Parks Canada Agency Act and the Canada National Parks Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-140.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 42 and 43) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), seconded by Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock), Bill C-330, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (landlord consent), 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. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-331, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights), 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. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), Bill C-332, An Act to provide for reporting on compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 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 Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-333, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (granting and revoking of citizenship), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed 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 Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01068);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01069);

— by Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth), three concerning telecommunications (Nos. 421-01070 to 421-01072);

— by Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-01073);

— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-01074) and one concerning Iran (No. 421-01075);

— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01076);

— by Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01077);

— by Mr. Schiefke (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01078);

— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning port authorities (No. 421-01079);

— by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01080).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-591 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 revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-550 — Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — With regard to personal styling and coaching, since November 4, 2015, broken down by department, agency, and crown corporation: (a) how much has the government spent on (i) makeup, (ii) makeup artists, (iii) hair products, (iv) hair stylists, (v) any stylists not covered by (ii) or (iv), (vi) personal coaching, (vii) media coaching, (viii) any other coaching not covered by (vi) or (vii); (b) what is the breakdown of each expenditure including (i) date of purchase or contract, (ii) duration of contract, if applicable, (iii) amount of contract, (iv) amount spent, (v) contract file number, (vi) vendor name; and (c) which of the expenditures referred to in (b) were for a Minister or Ministerial exempt staff? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-550-02.


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

Q-590 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to capital gains tax exemptions for donations of publicly-traded shares to registered charities, broken down by year from 2006 to 2015: (a) how many taxpayers have used this exemption; (b) what was the total value of the donations to which this exemption applied; (c) how many registered charities benefited from these donations; and (d) by how much did this exemption reduce government revenues? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-590.

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Order was read for the consideration of the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), moved, — That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-29, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, be now read a second time and concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the motion was deemed adopted.


Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Order was read for the third reading 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. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Presenting Petitions

By unanimous consent, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:

— by Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01081).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), — 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 third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Bill was deemed read the third time and passed.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

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

— by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs) — Annual Report of the Specific Claims Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 22, s. 40. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1045-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-62-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2015-16 to 2019-20 and Operating and Capital Budgets for 2015-16 of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-824-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2016-17 to 2020-21 and Operating and Capital Budgets for 2016-17 of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-824-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of New Brunswick, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-475-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report of the State of Protected Heritage Areas for 2016, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, s. 31. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-741-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for the period 2016-17 to 2020-21 of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-870-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 5:04 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, January 30, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).