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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 149

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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. 421-01083, 421-01084 and 421-01085 concerning the elderly. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-81-05;
— Nos. 421-01098, 421-01099, 421-01111 and 421-01133 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-101-03;
— Nos. 421-01137 and 421-01152 concerning the Governor General's Medals of Honour. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-116-02;
— No. 421-01160 concerning rail transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-10-10.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Maloney (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "The Future of Canada’s Mining Sector: Sustainable Growth Beyond the Global Downturn". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-159.

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 to 31) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Fortin (Rivière-du-Nord), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel), Bill C-340, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act (political financing), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), moved, — That, given the government loses tens of billions of dollars annually to tax loopholes, deductions, and exemptions that mostly benefit the wealthy and estimates suggest that tax evasion through the use of offshore tax havens costs the government more than $7 billion dollars annually, the House call on the government to: (a) address tax measures that primarily benefit the wealthy, including keeping its promise to cap the stock option deduction loophole; and (b) take aggressive action to tackle tax havens including (i) tightening rules for shell companies, (ii) renegotiating tax treaties that let companies repatriate profits from tax havens to Canada tax-free, (iii) ending penalty-free amnesty deals for individuals suspected of tax evasion.

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.

Ways and Means

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of a Ways and Means motion for a Budget presentation on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 4:00 p.m.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Business of Supply

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, February 23, 2017, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant), — 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.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 206 -- Vote no 206)
YEAS: 77, NAYS: 215

YEAS -- POUR

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Ambrose
Anderson
Arnold
Barlow
Bergen
Berthold
Block
Brassard
Brown
Carrie
Clement
Cooper
Deltell
Diotte
Doherty
Dreeshen

Eglinski
Falk
Fast
Finley
Généreux
Genuis
Gladu
Godin
Gourde
Harder
Hoback
Jeneroux
Kelly
Kent
Kitchen
Kmiec
Lake
Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Leitch

Liepert
Lobb
Lukiwski
MacKenzie
Maguire
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McColeman
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
Motz
Nater
Nicholson
Poilievre
Raitt
Rayes
Reid
Rempel
Richards
Ritz
Saroya

Schmale
Shields
Sopuck
Stanton
Stubbs
Sweet
Tilson
Trost
Van Kesteren
Van Loan
Vecchio
Wagantall
Warawa
Warkentin
Watts
Waugh
Webber
Wong
Yurdiga
Zimmer

Total: -- 77

NAYS -- CONTRE

Aldag
Alghabra
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arseneault
Arya
Aubin
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Bains
Barsalou-Duval
Baylis
Beaulieu
Beech
Bibeau
Bittle
Blaikie
Blair
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Boissonnault
Bossio
Boudrias
Boulerice
Boutin-Sweet
Bratina
Breton
Brison
Brosseau
Caesar-Chavannes
Cannings
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Chen
Choquette
Christopherson
Cormier
Cullen
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
Davies
DeCourcey
Dhaliwal
Dhillon
Di Iorio
Donnelly
Drouin
Dubé
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)

Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona)
Dusseault
Duvall
Dzerowicz
Easter
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Erskine-Smith
Eyking
Eyolfson
Fergus
Fillmore
Finnigan
Fonseca
Foote
Fortin
Fragiskatos
Fraser (West Nova)
Fraser (Central Nova)
Freeland
Garneau
Gill
Goldsmith-Jones
Goodale
Gould
Graham
Grewal
Hajdu
Hardcastle
Hardie
Harvey
Hehr
Holland
Housefather
Hughes
Hussen
Hutchings
Iacono
Johns
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Julian
Kang
Khalid
Khera
Kwan
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
Laverdière

LeBlanc
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Lemieux
Leslie
Levitt
Lightbound
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
MacGregor
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Malcolmson
Maloney
Marcil
Masse (Windsor West)
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
Mathyssen
May (Cambridge)
May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
McCrimmon
McDonald
McGuinty
McKay
McKenna
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Monsef
Morneau
Morrissey
Mulcair
Murray
Nantel
Nassif
Nault
O'Connell
Oliphant
Oliver
O'Regan
Ouellette
Paradis
Pauzé
Peschisolido
Peterson
Petitpas Taylor
Philpott
Picard
Plamondon
Poissant

Quach
Qualtrough
Ramsey
Rankin
Ratansi
Rioux
Rodriguez
Romanado
Rota
Rudd
Ruimy
Rusnak
Saganash
Sahota
Saini
Sajjan
Samson
Sangha
Sansoucy
Sarai
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sikand
Simms
Sohi
Sorbara
Ste-Marie
Stewart
Tabbara
Tan
Tassi
Thériault
Tootoo
Trudeau
Trudel
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Virani
Weir
Whalen
Wilkinson
Wilson-Raybould
Wrzesnewskyj
Young
Zahid

Total: -- 215

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Fry

Moore

Total: -- 2

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:24 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was requested and deferred until Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:27 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with an amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 8).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting the short title.

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 2.

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 3.

Motion No. 4 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 4.

Motion No. 5 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 5.

Motion No. 6 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 6.

Motion No. 7 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 7.

Motion No. 8 of Mr. Boissonnault (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence), — That Bill S-201 be amended by deleting Clause 8.

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division, which also applies to Motions Nos. 2 to 8, was deferred until Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 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. Lapointe (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), one concerning Syria (No. 421-01185).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:15 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 6:43 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).