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

Journals

No. 151

Thursday, March 9, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Departmental Plans, Main Estimates, 2017-18 (USB key included), as follows:

— Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-145. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-149. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-150. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-94. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— Canadian Grain Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-103. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— Canadian Heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-104. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-110. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— Library and Archives Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-132. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— National Battlefields Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-135. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— National Film Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-137. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-128. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-127. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-101. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— Environment and Climate Change Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-121. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— Parks Canada Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-154. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— Canada Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-98. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— Department of Finance Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-117. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-123. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-153. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— Fisheries and Oceans Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-124. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— Global Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-125. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— Canada School of Public Service. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-99. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Transportation Safety Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-172. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-107. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-151. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Privy Council Office. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-158. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Public Service Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-162. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Public Services and Procurement Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-163. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Shared Services Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-167. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-173. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— Canadian Food Inspection Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-102. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— Canadian Institutes of Health Research. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-106. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— Health Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-126. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-156. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— Public Health Agency of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-159. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-100. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— Employment and Social Development Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-120. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— Polar Knowledge Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-157. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-129. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-95. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-108. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Canadian Space Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-111. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Copyright Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-114. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-97. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-122. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-131. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— National Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-138. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-140. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-168. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Statistics Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-169. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Western Economic Diversification Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-176. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-93. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Canadian Human Rights Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-105. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-144. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Courts Administration Service. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-116. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Department of Justice Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-118. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Public Prosecution Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-160. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Office of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-152. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— Military Grievances External Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-133. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-134. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-119. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— Office of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-147. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-109. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— National Energy Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-136. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— Natural Resources Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-139. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— Northern Pipeline Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-141. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-146. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

— Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-143. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— Office of the Auditor General of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-142. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

— Canada Border Services Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-96. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-113. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Correctional Service of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-115. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Office of the Correctional Investigator. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-148. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Parole Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-155. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Public Safety Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-161. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-165. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— RCMP External Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-164. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Security Intelligence Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-166. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— Status of Women Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-170. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women)

— Canadian Transportation Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-112. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— Infrastructure Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-130. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— Transport Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-171. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— Veterans Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-174. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)

— Veterans Review and Appeal Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-421-175. (Pursuant to Standing Order 81(7), deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, "Family Reunification". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-164.

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. 30, 31, 33 to 38, 41 and 48 to 51) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 26th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities:

Brigitte Sansoucy for Niki Ashton

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities:

Niki Ashton

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) is tabled.


Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Veterans Affairs". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-165.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 46) was tabled.


Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, "Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Veterans Affairs, and Vote 1 under Veterans Review and Appeal Board". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-166.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 46) was tabled.


Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee (recommendation, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, that Bill C-226, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences in relation to conveyances) and the Criminal Records Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not be further proceeded with). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-167.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 25, 26 and 51) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That a take-note debate on the subject of Operation UNIFIER take place, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Monday, March 20, 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.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding the Order made February 23, 2017, to refer Votes 1 and 5 of the Main Estimates for the year 2017-18 of PPP Canada Inc. to the Standing Committee on Finance, the said Votes 1 and 5 be withdrawn from that Committee and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 26th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


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 Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 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 Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01194);

— by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), two concerning immigration (Nos. 421-01195 and 421-01196);

— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01197);

— by Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable), one concerning cellphone towers (No. 421-01198);

— by Mr. Van Loan (York—Simcoe), one concerning the Governor General's Medals of Honour (No. 421-01199).

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), moved, — That the House call on the government to show support and appreciation for the brave men and women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces by reversing its decision to take away from the soldiers fighting against ISIS the tax benefit which provides them with $1,500 to $1,800 per month for the hardship and risk associated with their deployment, and to retroactively provide the payment to members stationed at Camp Arifjan whose tax relief was cancelled as of September 1, 2016.

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, notwithstanding the Order made Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault), be withdrawn from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and referred to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), 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 21, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Loan (York—Simcoe), seconded by Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock), — That Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 22, 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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for November 24, 2016, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-14.

— by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue) — Summary of the Corporate Business Plan for 2017-2018 to 2019-2020 of the Canada Revenue Agency, pursuant to the Canada Revenue Agency Act, S.C. 1999, c. 17, sbs. 49(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-839-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

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 Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-01200).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:10 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 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).