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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 132

Thursday, February 2, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Markham—Thornhill, in the Province of Ontario, by reason of the resignation of the Hon. John McCallum, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, his warrant to the Acting Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. DeCourcey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, "An Opportunity for Global Leadership: Canada and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-96), presented to the House on Thursday, October 6, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-96.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Louis-Saint-Laurent, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant), moved, — That, given the average middle class Canadian is already overburdened with taxes, the House call on the government to abandon any plans it may have to in any way tax health and dental care plans.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), seconded by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding, after the words “overburdened with taxes,”, the following:

“such as taxes on carbon, savings, payroll, small businesses and children's arts and sports programs,”.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That a take-note debate on the subject of job losses in the energy sector take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, and that, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House: (a) any Member rising to speak during the debate may indicate to the Chair that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another Member; and (b) no quorum calls, dilatory motions, or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Arya (Nepean), seconded by Ms. Sidhu (Brampton South), — That Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, February 8, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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 Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report on the use of arrests without warrant from July 15, 2015 to July 14, 2016, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S., 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 83.31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-819-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 15th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Report 2, Detecting and Preventing Fraud in the Citizenship Program, of the Spring 2016 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-94), presented to the House on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-94.
— by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, "Distress Call: How Canada’s Immigration Program Can Respond to Reach the Displaced and Most Vulnerable" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-95), presented to the House on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-95.
— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33, sbs. 342(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-601-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Report on the Statutes Repeal Act for the year 2017, pursuant to the Statutes Repeal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 20, s. 2. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1046-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— by Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Report on investigative hearings and recognizance with conditions from July 15, 2015 to July 14, 2016, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 83.31(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1081-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:05 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 6:34 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).