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

Journals

No. 152

Friday, March 10, 2017

10:00 a.m.



The Acting Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1.

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-22, in Clause 4, be amended by:

(a) replacing line 34 on page 2 with the following:

and up to ten other members, each of whom must be a

(b) replacing lines 3 to 6 on page 3 with the following:

(2) The Committee is to consist of not more than three members who are members of the Senate and not more than eight members who are members of the House of Commons. Not more than five Committee members who

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(3))
His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the following amendment to Bill C-22, "An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts". That Bill C-22, in Clause 4, be amended by:

(a) replacing line 34 on page 2 with the following:

and up to ten other members, each of whom must be a

(b) replacing lines 3 to 6 on page 3 with the following:

(2) The Committee is to consist of not more than three members who are members of the Senate and not more than eight members who are members of the House of Commons. Not more than five Committee members who

Motion No. 2 of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel), — That Bill C-22 be amended by deleting Clause 12.

Motion No. 3 of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-22, in Clause 13, be amended by

(a) replacing lines 8 and 9 on page 6 with the following:

to sections 14 and 16, the Committee is entitled to have access to

(b) replacing lines 14 and 15 on page 6 with the following:

ed by litigation privilege or by solicitor-client privilege or the professional

Motion No. 4 of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-22, in Clause 14, be amended by replacing lines 21 to 24 on page 6 with the following:

14 The Committee is not entitled to have access to any of the following information:

(a) a confidence of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada, as defined in subsection 39(2) of the Canada Evidence Act;

(b) information the disclosure of which is described in subsection 11(1) of the Witness Protection Program Act;

(c) the identity of a person who was, is or is intended to be, has been approached to be, or has offered or agreed to be, a confidential source of information, intelligence or assistance to the Government of Canada, or the government of a province or of any state allied with Canada, or information from which the person’s identity could be inferred;

(d) information relating directly to an ongoing investigation carried out by a law enforcement agency that may lead to a prosecution.

Motion No. 5 of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-22 be amended by restoring Clause 16 as follows:

16 (1) The appropriate Minister for a department may refuse to provide information to which the Committee would, but for this section, otherwise be entitled to have access and that is under the control of that department, but only if he or she is of the opinion that

(a) the information constitutes special operational information, as defined in subsection 8(1) of the Security of Information Act; and

(b) provision of the information would be injurious to national security.

(2) If the appropriate Minister refuses to provide information under subsection (1), he or she must inform the Committee of his or her decision and the reasons for the decision.

(3) If the appropriate Minister makes the decision in respect of any of the following information, he or she must provide the decision and reasons to,

(a) in the case of information under the control of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police;

(b) in the case of information under the control of the Communications Security Establishment, the Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment; and

(c) in the case of information under the control of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, the Security Intelligence Review Committee.

Motion No. 6 of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-22, in Clause 21, be amended by replacing lines 27 and 28 on page 8 with the following:

is protected by litigation privilege or by solicitor-client privilege or the

Motion No. 7 of Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), — That Bill C-22 be amended by deleting Clause 31.

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

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.

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:

— No. 421-01096 concerning road transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-34-03;

— No. 421-01126 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-21-03;

— No. 421-01129 concerning air transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-132-01;

— No. 421-01142 concerning pay equity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-86-03.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Public Works and Government Services, Vote 1c under Privy Council Office, Votes 1c and 5c under Shared Services Canada, Votes 1c, 15c, 20c and 30c under Treasury Board Secretariat". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-168.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 74 and 75) was tabled.


Mr. Simms (Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Votes 1c and 5c under Department of Fisheries and Oceans". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-169.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 51) was tabled.


Mr. Simms (Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Fisheries and Oceans". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-170.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 51) was tabled.


Mr. Fuhr (Kelowna—Lake Country), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the Third Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (C) 2016-17: Vote 1c under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1c and 5c under Department of National Defence". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-171.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 40) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, any recorded division demanded in respect of an item of Private Members’ Business from Friday, March 10, 2017, to Tuesday, March 21, 2017, shall be deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on Thursday, March 23, 2017, and any recorded division already deferred to Wednesday, March 22, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business be further deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on Thursday, March 23, 2017.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Spengemann (Mississauga—Lakeshore), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-01201);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01202);

— by Mr. Schiefke (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), one concerning youth (No. 421-01203);

— by Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning China (No. 421-01204).


Questions 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-597 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to youth programs and services: (a) what are all of the federal programs for young people aged 15 to 24 or for organizations that help people in this age group, broken down by department, for the year 2016; and (b) for each of these programs and services, (i) what is their operating budget, (ii) what are their objectives, (iii) what are their criteria for determining the amount to grant to the requester? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-597-01.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1.

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

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of Canada’s National Security Framework, seven members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., United States of America, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Oceans Act’s Marine Protected Areas, seven members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to Vancouver, Masset, Queen Charlotte, Sandspit and Prince Rupert, British Columbia; and to Inuvik, Paulatuk and Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its Comparative Study of Programs and Support Offered to Veterans and their Families in Other Jurisdiction, seven members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., United States of America, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade in North America, Between Canada, United States and Mexico, seven members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to the Detroit Metropolitan Area, Michigan, the Chicago Metropolitan Area, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, California, the Seattle Metropolitan Area, Washington, and to the Denver Metropolitan Area, Colorado, United States of America, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of Canada—United States Cooperation in Agriculture, seven members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., United States of America, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the United States and Canadian Foreign Policy, seven members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C. and to Detroit and Lansing, Michigan, United States of America, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study of Canada—U.S. Environment Partnerships and Transborder-Related Issues, seven members of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., United States of America, in the Spring of 2017, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Notices of Motions

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts.

Private Members' Business

At 1:35 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food).

Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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 Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2017-100, P.C. 2017-101, P.C. 2017-102, P.C. 2017-103 and P.C. 2017-107. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2017-109. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2017-106. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2017-108. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-17-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

— P.C. 2017-99. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2017-98, P.C. 2017-104 and P.C. 2017-105. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) — Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-790-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), one concerning international development and aid (No. 421-01205);

— by Mr. Longfield (Guelph), three concerning the electoral system (Nos. 421-01206 to 421-01208).

Adjournment

At 2:35 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).