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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 146

Thursday, February 23, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Case Report on the Findings of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in the Matter of an Investigation into a Disclosure of Wrongdoing, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(3.1) and (3.3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1060-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from His Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
His Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Main Estimates of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018, and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Main Estimates for the year 2017-18" (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-92.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, were deemed referred to the several standing committees of the House as follows:

(1) To the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Vote 1

Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, Vote 1

Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

(2) To the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Canadian Dairy Commission, Vote 1

Canadian Grain Commission, Vote 1

Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1, 5 and 10

(3) To the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canada Council for the Arts, Vote 1

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1

Canadian Museum of History, Vote 1

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1

Canadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Vote 1

Department of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1 and 5

Library and Archives of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1

National Capital Commission, Votes 1 and 5

National Film Board, Vote 1

National Gallery of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1

Telefilm Canada, Vote 1

The National Battlefields Commission, Vote 1

(4) To the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Immigration and Refugee Board, Vote 1

(5) To the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Vote 1

Department of the Environment, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Parks Canada Agency, Votes 1 and 5

(6) To the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Department of Finance, Votes 1 and 5

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Vote 1

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Vote 1

PPP Canada Inc., Votes 1 and 5

(7) To the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1, 5 and 10

(8) To the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20 and L25

International Development Research Centre, Vote 1

International Joint Commission (Canadian Section), Vote 1

(9) To the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Canada Post Corporation, Vote 1

Canada School of Public Service, Vote 1

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat, Vote 1

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, Vote 1

Department of Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Governor General's Secretary, Vote 1

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Vote 1

Privy Council Office, Vote 1

Public Service Commission, Vote 1

Senate, Vote 1

Shared Services Canada, Votes 1 and 5

Treasury Board Secretariat, Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 33

(10) To the Standing Committee on Health

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Votes 1 and 5

Department of Health, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, Vote 1

Public Health Agency of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10

(11) To the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Vote 1

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Vote 1

Department of Employment and Social Development, Votes 1 and 5

(12) To the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Vote 1

Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15 and L20

(13) To the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Space Agency, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Canadian Tourism Commission, Vote 1

Copyright Board, Vote 1

Department of Industry, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15 and L20

Department of Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1 and 5

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1 and 5

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Votes 1 and 5

National Research Council of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Votes 1 and 5

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Votes 1 and 5

Standards Council of Canada, Vote 1

Statistics Canada, Vote 1

(14) To the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, Vote 1

Canadian Human Rights Commission, Vote 1

Courts Administration Service, Vote 1

Department of Justice, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Vote 1

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada, Vote 1

(15) To the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Library of Parliament, Vote 1

(16) To the Standing Committee on National Defence

Communications Security Establishment, Vote 1

Department of National Defence, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Military Grievances External Review Committee, Vote 1

Military Police Complaints Commission, Vote 1

Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner, Vote 1

(17) To the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Vote 1

Department of Natural Resources, Votes 1, 5 and 10

National Energy Board, Vote 1

Northern Pipeline Agency, Vote 1

(18) To the Standing Committee on Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Vote 1

(19) To the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

House of Commons, Vote 1

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Vote 1

Parliamentary Protective Service, Vote 1

(20) To the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Office of the Auditor General, Vote 1

(21) To the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Canada Border Services Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1

Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1

Parole Board of Canada, Vote 1

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, Vote 1

Security Intelligence Review Committee, Vote 1

(22) To the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women, Votes 1 and 5

(23) To the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Vote 1

Canadian Transportation Agency, Vote 1

Department of Transport, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20

Marine Atlantic Inc., Vote 1

Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10

The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, Vote 1

The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., Vote 1

VIA Rail Canada Inc., Vote 1

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, Vote 1

(24) To the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs, Votes 1 and 5

Veterans Review and Appeal Board, Vote 1


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Report on Federal Tax Expenditures" (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-29.

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. 421-01088 and 421-01094 concerning telecommunications. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-78-03;
— No. 421-01089 concerning marine transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-92-03;
— No. 421-01090 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-23-09.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Easter (Malpeque), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (recommendation, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, that Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit — first aid), not be further proceeded with). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-153.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 73) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


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 Carleton, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning the income tax system (No. 421-01167);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning housing policy (No. 421-01168) and one concerning pesticides (No. 421-01169);
— by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-01170).
Business of Supply

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

Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant), moved, — That, given: (a) the Liberal election platform states that ''government and its information should be open by default'' and ''data paid for by Canadians belongs to Canadians''; (b) the Department of Finance has indicated that a federally-mandated carbon tax will cause higher prices to ''cascade through the economy in the form of higher prices''; (c) such regressive taxes cause low-income people to bear a larger burden as heat, gas, and groceries form a larger portion of their family budgets; and (d) the Department of Finance has produced numerous calculations of the impact of these taxes on low and middle-income families, and their effect on the gap between rich and poor; an Order of the House do issue for a copy of the Department of Finance’s documents titled "Impact of a carbon price on households' consumption costs across the income distribution" and ''Estimating economic impacts from various mitigation options for greenhouse gas emissions,'' and any other documents that calculate the cost of carbon taxes on Canadian workers, businesses, and families.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), 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 motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 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.

Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development be instructed to undertake a detailed study with regard to the creation of an Ottawa River Watershed Council, which would bring a comprehensive, inclusive, co-management approach to the Ottawa River Watershed, in order to foster ecological integrity, sustainable economic opportunities, and quality of life; in its study, the Committee shall examine (i) the council membership, which would include, but would not be limited to, federal, provincial, regional, and municipal governments, First Nations, industry groups, non-governmental organizations, and academic institutions, (ii) important indicators such as water quality, biodiversity, and shoreline integrity, in order to assist with the creation of a co-management plan and conservation strategy, (iii) the economic, cultural, heritage, and natural values within the Ottawa River Watershed; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than December 2017. (Private Members' Business M-104)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Amos (Pontiac), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by: (a) replacing the words “the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development be instructed to” with the word “, in the opinion of the House, the government should”; (b) replacing the words “the Committee shall” with the words “the government should”; (c) deleting all the words after the words “within the Ottawa River Watershed;”.

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), papers deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Five-Year Review and Report to Parliament of the Board of Governors of the Canada School of Public Service for the years 2011 to 2016, pursuant to the Canada School of Public Service Act, S.C. 1991, c. 16, sbs. 19(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-321-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report on the five-year review of the Farm Income Protection Act (FIPA), pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-776-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:16 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 6:42 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).