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

Journals

No. 158

Monday, April 3, 2017

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), — That Bill C-307, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (tamper resistance and abuse deterrence), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 5, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:58 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Ways and Means

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Monsef (Minister of Status of Women), — That the House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government; (Ways and Means No. 10)

And of the amendment of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House not approve the budgetary policy of the government as it:

(a) includes a further deficit of at least $29 billion;

(b) contains no plan to return the books to balance;

(c) nickel-and-dimes Canadian taxpayers to death by hiking taxes on public transit users, Uber and ride-sharing, beer and wine, donated medicines, childcare, and small business owners; and

(d) demonstrates that the government’s economic plan has failed to create the jobs it promised.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), — That the amendment be amended by deleting all the words after the word “as it” and substituting the following:

“(a) maintains stock option loopholes for wealthy CEOs and refuses to ask large corporations to pay their fair share; and

(b) fails to allocate any of the funding needed to end racial discrimination in the provision of Indigenous child welfare services.”.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, (a) the recorded division on the amendment to the motion for third reading of Bill C-22, An Act to establish the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians and to make consequential amendments to certain Acts, scheduled to take place today, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, be further deferred to Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions, provided that all questions necessary for the disposal of the third reading stage of the Bill be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment pursuant to Order made Monday, March 20, 2017, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3); (b) the subamendment and the amendment in relation to Ways and Means motion No. 10 be disposed of as follows: on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 1:59 p.m., the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings, the question to dispose of the subamendment shall be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions that day; on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings, the question to dispose of the amendment shall be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Ways and Means

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Monsef (Minister of Status of Women); (Ways and Means No. 10)

And of the amendment of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar);

And of the subamendment of Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe).

The debate continued.

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), Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Certificate of Nomination and biographical notes of Patrick Borbey, the nominee for the position of President of the Public Service Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


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. 421-01130 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-08;

— No. 421-01134 concerning public protests. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-140-01;

— Nos. 421-01135, 421-01151, 421-01166 and 421-01221 concerning the electoral system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-11-16;

— No. 421-01140 concerning public safety. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-76-03;

— No. 421-01144 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-26-08;

— No. 421-01146 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-8-05;

— No. 421-01148 concerning disabled and handicapped persons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-124-02;

— No. 421-01150 concerning access to information. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-141-01;

— No. 421-01155 concerning Iran. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-48-05;

— No. 421-01156 concerning environmental assessment and review. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-118-02;

— No. 421-01157 concerning missing persons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-62-03;

— Nos. 421-01162, 421-01163 and 421-01164 concerning human rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-37-03;

— Nos. 421-01173 and 421-01176 concerning international development and aid. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-43-03;

— Nos. 421-01174, 421-01179 and 421-01180 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-17;

— No. 421-01204 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13-14.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations





Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, the House shall meet at 3:00 p.m. when Members may make statements pursuant to Standing Order 31;

Not later than 3:15 p.m., Oral Questions shall be taken up and, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions, the House shall stand adjourned to the next sitting day;

That any recorded division which would have ordinarily been deferred to Wednesday, April 12, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business, be instead deferred to Wednesday, May 3, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business;

That the Address of Malala Yousafzai, to be delivered in the Chamber of the House of Commons at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, before Members of the Senate and the House of Commons, together with all introductory and related remarks, be printed as an appendix to the House of Commons Debates for that day and form part of the records of this House;

That the media recording and transmission of such Address, introductory and related remarks be authorized pursuant to established guidelines for such occasions;

That the hours of sitting and the order of business of the House on Thursday, April 13, 2017, shall be those of a Friday; and

That any recorded division deferred to Wednesday, April 12, 2017, or requested on Thursday, April 13, 2017, in respect of a debatable motion, other than an item of Private Members’ Business, be deferred until Monday, May 1, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), seconded by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), moved, — That the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 8)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

"the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on June 15, 2016, be not now concurred in, but that it be recommitted to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with instruction that it amend the same to clarify that in all of its reviews of the procedures and practices of the House, the Committee will only make recommendations to the House that enjoy the support of all the members of the Committee.".

Debate arose thereon.


Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Supplementary answer to question Q-580 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-30.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Revised answer to Q-763 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-31.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-841 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-32.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-842 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-33.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-843 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-34.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-844 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-35.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-845 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-36.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-846 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-37.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-847 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-38.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-848 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-39.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-849 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-40.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-850 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-41.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-851 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-42.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-852 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-43.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-853 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-44.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-854 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-45.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-855 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-46.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-856 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-47.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-857 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-48.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-858 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-49.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-859 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-50.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-860 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-51.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-861 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-52.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-862 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-53.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-863 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-54.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-864 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-55.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-865 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-56.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-866 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-57.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-867 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-58.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-868 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-59.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-869 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-60.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-870 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-61.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-871 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-62.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-872 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-63.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-873 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-64.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-874 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-65.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-875 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-66.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) laid upon the Table, — Answer to question Q-876 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-421-67.


Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), seconded by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston); (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 8)

The debate continued.

At 6:16 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, April 4, 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. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01230);

— by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), one concerning organ donation (No. 421-01231);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning neurological diseases (No. 421-01232) and one concerning China (No. 421-01233);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01234);

— by Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-01235).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-841, Q-846, Q-861, Q-869 and Q-870 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-842 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to softwood lumber negotiations and Table 6 “Horizontal Items (dollars) – Funding to support the management of the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber initiative, including negotiations towards a new agreement, ongoing monitoring of exports, and legal preparations for possible trade remedies action” in Supplementary Estimates (A), 2016-17, used before negotiations officially resumed on February 5, 2017: (a) what was the allotment used for legal fees, and related to this allotment, (i) how much was spent on a retainer for legal counsel, (ii) how many of these lawyers worked directly on the softwood lumber initiative; (b) which departments provided the funding, broken down by the amount spent by each department; (c) what expenses were claimed by the lawyers who were retained, broken down by individual lawyer and their claimed (i) travel expenses, (ii) accommodation expenses, (iii) meal expenses, (iv) incidental expenses, (v) per diems; (d) how many government employees or full-time equivalents were assigned to provide legal advice on this matter; (e) how many outside lawyers were retained; (f) how many hours per month did each of the lawyers in (d) and (e) spend working on the softwood lumber initiative; and (g) how many meetings were held relating to the softwood lumber initiative, and who was present at each of meeting, broken down by meeting? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-842.


Q-843 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to public service training for the Phoenix Pay System: (a) what was the Public Services and Procurement training plan for public servants prior to February 10, 2016, (i) was this training mandatory for all public servants, (ii) how many public servants successfully completed this training, broken down by department; (b) what was the Public Services and Procurement training plan for public servants between February 10, 2016, and April 21, 2016, (i) was this training mandatory for all public servants, (ii) how many public servants successfully completed the training, broken down by department; (c) how many compensation advisors were employed by the government on February 20, 2016, (i) how many successfully completed training referenced in (a), broken down by department; (d) how many compensation advisors were employed by the government on April 21, 2016, (i) how many successfully completed training referenced in (b), broken down by department; (e) what measures were taken by Public Services and Procurement Canada to confirm training for Phoenix was completed by each department; and (f) if Public Services and Procurement Canada does not have access to these numbers, which department does? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-843.


Q-844 — Ms. Ramsey (Essex) — With regard to government funding in the riding of Essex, for each fiscal year since 2005-2006, inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency providing the funding, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-844.


Q-845 — Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) — With regard to expenditures made by the government since October 19, 2016, under government-wide object code 3259 (Miscellaneous expenditures not Elsewhere Classified): what are the details of each expenditure including (i) vendor name, (ii) amount, (iii) date, (iv) description of goods or services provided, (v) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-845.


Q-847 — Mr. Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry) — With regard to the government’s bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2021: (a) how many government employees are currently assigned to work on the bid on a (i) full-time basis, (ii) part-time basis; (b) how many government employees are projected to work on the bid in each of the next five years on a (i) full-time basis, (ii) part-time basis; and (c) what are the projected costs for the bid, broken down by line item, object, and fiscal year for each of the next five fiscal years, beginning with the 2016-2017 fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-847.


Q-848 — Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) — With regard to altered or fraudulent passports or visa documents discovered by the Canada Border Services Agency at ports of entry, since January 2016: (a) what is the monthly breakdown of such discoveries; (b) what is the monthly breakdown, further broken down by country represented on the document; and (c) what is the monthly breakdown, further broken down by last embarkation and disembarkation point of the traveler? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-848.


Q-849 — Mr. Clement (Parry Sound—Muskoka) — With regard to comments made by former National Security Advisor Richard Fadden in the Globe and Mail on January 15, 2017, and information the government has about the actions of foreign governments to influence the 2015 Canadian election: (a) is the government aware of any attempts by Russia to influence the 2015 Canadian election through (i) hacking or other cyber espionage, (ii) influence operations, (iii) propaganda or false news reports, (iv) other intelligence activities; (b) is the government aware of any attempts by agents sponsored by Russia to influence the 2015 Canadian election through (i) hacking or other cyber espionage, (ii) influence operations, (iii) propaganda or false news reports, (iv) other intelligence activities; (c) is the government aware of any attempts by any other country, other than Russia, to influence the 2015 Canadian election through (i) hacking or other cyber espionage, (ii) influence operations, (iii) propaganda or false news reports, (iv) other intelligence activities; and (d) is the government aware of any attempts by agents sponsored by any other country to influence the 2015 Canadian election through (i) hacking or other cyber espionage, (ii) influence operations, (iii) propaganda or false news reports, (iv) other intelligence activities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-849.


Q-850 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — With regard to the Conflict of Interest Act and the Prime Minister, since October 1, 2016: (a) did anyone in the Privy Council Office inform the Prime Minister or the Office of the Prime Minister that riding in a private helicopter may violate the Conflict of Interest Act; (b) if the answer to (a) is affirmative, who informed the Prime Minister or the Office of the Prime Minister; (c) if the answer to (a) is affirmative, who was provided with the information; and (d) if the answer to (a) is affirmative, on what date was the Prime Minister or member of the Office of the Prime Minister informed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-850.


Q-851 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to user fees collected by the government: (a) what is the complete list of user fees collected; and (b) what are the specific details of each fee collected, including for each (i) a description or summary, (ii) the current rate or rates, (iii) the total amount collected during the 2015-2016 fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-851.


Q-852 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to a federal carbon tax or price on carbon: (a) what analysis has been conducted from 2015 to present by the government with regard to the impact on Indigenous family household budgets and Indigenous community budgets; (b) what analysis has been conducted from 2015 to present by Employment and Social Development Canada with regard to the impact on Indigenous persons and families falling below the low-income cut-off line; (c) what analysis has been conducted from 2015 to present by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada with regard to the impact on (i) Indigenous persons and families falling below the low-income cut-off line, (ii) the cost of building and maintaining community infrastructure, including power generation; (d) what analysis has been conducted from 2015 to present by Health Canada with regard to the impact on the cost of delivering health care on-reserve; (e) when fully implemented, how much does the government anticipate the $50-a-tonne price on carbon will increase food prices for the average Indigenous family of four, in each province and territory; (f) how much does the government anticipate a $50-a-tonne carbon tax will increase electricity costs, in percentage terms, in each province and territory; (g) has the government calculated the average financial impact of the carbon tax on Indigenous people living below the low-income cut-off line and, if so, what is the average monetary impact on the average Indigenous family of four living below the low-income cut-off line; (h) how many Indigenous individuals does the government anticipate will fall beneath the low-income cut-off line as a result of a $50-a-tonne price on carbon; (i) did either the Department of Finance Canada or Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada conduct analyses regarding the impact of a $50-a-tonne price on carbon on Indigenous low-income families and, if so, what were the conclusions of these analyses; (j) did either the Department of Finance Canada or the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada conduct analyses regarding the impact of a $50-a-tonne price on carbon on the distribution of wealth and income in Canada and, if so, what were the conclusions of these analyses; and (k) by how much does the government estimate a $50-a-tonne price on carbon will reduce carbon emissions? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-852.


Q-853 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to Canada’s Indigenous peoples: how many Memorandum of Understanding agreements did the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs sign with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples between November 4, 2015, and February 9, 2017, broken down by (i) name of group, (ii) location of official signing ceremony, (iii) date of official signing ceremony? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-853.


Q-854 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the announcement by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs on May 10, 2016, that the government intends to adopt and implement the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: (a) what are the details of all the consultations conducted by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs between May 10, 2016, to present, including for each consultation the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) name and title of the First Nations, groups, or individuals consulted, (iv) recommendations that were made to the Minister; and (b) with regard to consultations in (a), what is the (i) total of travel costs covered by the government, (ii) total of accommodation costs covered by the government, (iii) daily per diem rate to which stakeholders are entitled, (iv) total paid out in per diem? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-854.


Q-855 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to First Nations financial transparency: (a) how many First Nations bands have complied with the requirements of the First Nations Financial Transparency Act for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, by making available to all band members audited consolidated financial statements, the Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses, the auditor's written report respecting the consolidated financial statements, and the auditor's report or the review engagement report; (b) which bands, leaders, communities, and organizations has the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs consulted regarding financial transparency; (c) with regard to consultations in (b), what was the location of each consultation; and (d) for each consultation in (b) in which stakeholders or other individuals being consulted were required to travel, what is the (i) total of travel costs covered by the government, (ii) total of accommodation costs covered by the government, (iii) daily per diem rate to which stakeholders are entitled, (iv) total amount paid out in per diems? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-855.


Q-856 — Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — With regard to the budgets for ministerial offices, broken down by Minister, including the Prime Minister: (a) how many exempt staff members are in each Minister’s office; (b) what is the total budget for salaries for each office for the 2016-2017 fiscal year; (c) what is the projected budget for salaries for each office for the 2017-2018 fiscal year; (d) what is the overall budget for each office for the 2016-2017 fiscal year; and (e) what is the overall projected budget for each office for the 2017-2018 fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-856.


Q-857 — Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan) — With regard to delegations from China hosted or paid for by Global Affairs Canada, since November 4, 2015: (a) what were the dates on which each delegation was hosted; (b) what was the size of each delegation; (c) what was the title of the highest ranking government official for each delegation; (d) what were the total costs paid for by the Canadian government for each delegation; and (e) what is the itemized breakdown of each cost referred to in (d)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-857.


Q-858 — Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — With regard to payments given to First Nations families through the Canada Child Benefit (CCB): (a) how many First Nations families living on reserve are eligible for CCB payments; (b) how many of the families in (a) are currently receiving CCB payments; (c) with regard to First Nations families on reserve who are eligible for CCB payments, and are not currently receiving these payments, why are they not receiving these payments; and (d) what is the government’s plan to improve the distribution of CCB benefits to eligible First Nations families who are not currently receiving these benefits? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-858.


Q-859 — Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — With regard to the Community Futures Program in Ontario: (a) how much funding was given to the program for each fiscal year from 2012-2013 to 2016-2017, with each year’s total broken down by (i) the total amount of funding distributed by FedDev Ontario, (ii) the total amount of funding distributed by FedNor, (iii) the total amount of funding given to each Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) in Ontario; (b) what CFDCs in Ontario were reduced in funding in the 2016-2017 fiscal year, broken down by federal electoral district in which each CFDC is located; (c) how much funding was reduced for each CFDC, broken down by individual CFDC; (d) why were certain CFDCs reduced in funding, broken down by individual CFDC; and (e) what rationale was provided to each CFDC for the reduction in their funding, broken down by individual CFDC? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-859.


Q-860 — Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — With regard to usage of the Canada 150 logo: (a) how many total applications have been processed by the Department of Canadian Heritage, broken down by (i) individual applications, (ii) authorized representatives of groups, (iii) organizations, (iv) companies, (v) commercial organizations, (vi) provincial, territorial, or municipal governments, (vii) Members of Parliament, (viii) Senators; (b) how many applications have been approved, broken down by the categories in (a); (c) how many applications have been denied usage, broken down by the subcategories in (a); (d) how many applications are currently awaiting review or in the midst of being processed, broken down by the categories in (a); (e) for the denied applications in (c), why were these applications denied, broken down by applicant; (f) for each application that has been processed, what is the mandated processing time for applications; and (g) what has been the average processing time for applications? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-860.


Q-862 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — With regard to the Phoenix pay system: (a) how many individuals received (i) overpayments, (ii) underpayments, during the 2016 calendar year by the Phoenix pay system; (b) how many individuals (i) owed the government money, (ii) were owed money, as of January 1, 2017, as a result of receiving either overpayments or underpayments during the 2016 calendar year; (c) what specific measures have been put in place by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) related to individuals who received overpayments or underpayments in 2016; (d) as of February 13, 2017, had the Minister of National Revenue provided any directives to CRA regarding relief for the individuals in (a); and (e) if the answer to (d) is affirmative, what are the dates and contents of any such directives? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-862.


Q-863 — Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South) — With regard to the government’s recent approval and future efforts to facilitate the construction of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline: (a) which federal and provincial government agencies, departments, and services has the government met with regarding the implementation of the pipeline; (b) what are the dates on which the meetings in (a) took place; and (c) what were the topics or subjects discussed at each of the meetings in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-863.


Q-864 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to aircraft usage by the Canadian Embassy and Consulate in Ukraine and by the Canadian Embassy in Poland between May 25, 2016, and July 13, 2016, excluding regularly scheduled commercial flights: (a) what flights or aircraft rental were paid for or utilized by the embassies or consulate; (b) what were the costs associated with each flight or aircraft rental; and (c) what were the details of each flight, including (i) date, (ii) departure location, (iii) arrival location, (iv) list of passengers, (v) type of aircraft? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-864.


Q-865 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — With regard to the answer to Order Paper question Q-616 on the budgets of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and for Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB): (a) how do the departments follow Treasury Board Secretariat policies of internal control, as well as provisions in the Financial Administration Act, if they do not track base spending and sunsetting funds; (b) how do the departments project future funding if they are not tracking what funds are sunsetting and what funds are in base spending; (c) how do the departments determine necessary additional budget investments without tracking what funding sunsets; (d) how does the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs provide information about base spending on the sections of its website entitled (i) National First Nations Consolidated Infrastructure Investment Report 2014-15, (ii) National First Nations Infrastructure Investment Plan 2015-2016, if it claims to not track base spending; (e) how did the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs calculate, in its answer to Order Paper question Q-616, the spending above the two per cent cap both for the 22% figure and the 16% figure; (f) what are the details of the calculation in (e); (g) what is the formula with which the calculation in (e) was made; (h) what is the amount of money that is the two per cent base spending for 2016-2017 that the Department used to calculate its answer to Order Paper question Q-616; (i) what is the amount of money from budget 2016-2017, broken down by program, that the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs used in its answer to Order Paper question Q-616 to calculate the amount above the two per cent cap the government would be spending; (j) did the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs use the same formula to provide the amount the Department spent above the two per cent cap for each year since 1994; (k) for each year since the two per cent cap was put in place, what amount of money in both dollars and percentage was above the level of funding that would have been provided under the two per cent funding cap as calculated with the formula used in the answer to section (d) of Order Paper question Q-616; (l) did the Office for the Coordination of Parliamentary Returns (OCPR) at the Privy Council Office (PCO) assign Order Paper question Q-616 regarding analysis conducted by the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs; (m) what is the title of the individual who put together the response; (n) on what date was the response finalized; (o) did OCPR assign any part of the analysis of Order Paper question Q-616 to the Department of Finance; and (p) did anyone from either the Office of the Prime Minister, the Office of the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, or the Minister’s office provide any advice or instruction regarding the response to Order Paper question Q-616 and, if so, what are the details of these communications, including (i) the titles of the individuals who provided the advice or instruction, (ii) the specific advice or instructions that were given? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-865.


Q-866 — Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock) — With regard to Phase 1 and the second Long-Term Infrastructure Plan under the New Infrastructure Plan undertaken by Infrastructure Canada: (a) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under Phase 1 and for each, (i) what is the itemized list of projects and priorities from each province and territory, (ii) how many of the projects listed in (a)(i) have been approved for funding, (iii) what is the federal contribution for each project or priority listed under (a)(ii), (iv) what is the construction start date of each project or priority listed under (a)(ii) if such a date has already passed; (b) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under the Public Transit: Faster Commutes and Innovative Communities program under the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, including (i) the itemized list of projects or priorities from each province and territory, (ii) the number of the projects listed in (b)(i) that have been approved for funding, (iii) the federal contribution for each project or priority listed under (b)(ii); (c) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under the Green Infrastructure: Clean Air, Clean Water program under the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, including (i) the itemized list of projects or priorities from each province and territory, (ii) the number of the projects listed in (c)(i) that have been approved for funding, (iii) the federal contribution for each project and priority listed under (c)(ii); (d) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under the Rural and Northern Communities program under the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, including (i) the itemized list of projects or priorities from each province and territory, (ii) the number of projects listed in (d)(i) that have been approved for funding, (iii) the federal contribution for each project or priority listed under (d)(ii); (e) what amount of money has been earmarked for each project listed in (a)(ii), (b)(ii), (c)(ii) and (d)(ii); (f) what data was used to determine which projects would be selected; and (g) when will these projects be announced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-866.


Q-867 — Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock) — With regard to spending by Environment and Climate Change Canada, between November 4, 2015, and February 10, 2017: (a) what amount has been announced, committed, promised, and spent outside of Canada on (i) other sovereign states, (ii) international programs, (iii) global initiatives, (iv) United Nations initiatives or programs, (v) for-profit programs and organizations, (vi) not-for-profit programs and organizations; and (b) what data was used to determine which projects, countries, or initiatives in (a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) would be funded? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-867.


Q-868 — Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock) — With regard to spending by Global Affairs Canada, between November 4, 2015, and February 10, 2017: (a) what amount of money has been announced, committed, promised, and spent outside of Canada on (i) other sovereign states, (ii) international programs, (iii) global initiatives, (iv) United Nations initiatives or programs, (v) for-profit programs and organizations, (vi) not-for-profit programs and organizations; and (b) what data was used to determine which projects, countries, or initiatives in (a)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v), (vi) would be funded? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-868.


Q-871 — Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — With regard to funding for Athabasca Health Authority (AHA) in Saskatchewan: (a) what is the current level of funding for the AHA and what portions of that are provided by the federal government and the provincial government, if that amount is known; (b) which services must the AHA provide to the five main communities it covers and what service standards must be met in order to receive federal funding; (c) how many staff, broken down by profession, work for the AHA; (d) what standards, metrics, or other frameworks does the federal government use to evaluate the effectiveness of mental health service delivery by the AHA; (e) what is the standard process by which an individual gains access to a mental health worker at the AHA; (f) what criteria are used to assess the seriousness of a case when individuals are seeking face-to-face access to a mental health worker through the AHA; and (g) has the federal government conducted any service delivery evaluations or staff conduct surveys of the AHA and, if so, what are the details of all such studies and surveys? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-871.


Q-872 — Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — With regard to the additional $69 million in funding for Indigenous mental health services announced in June 2016: (a) what is the itemized list of all entities and programs that have received a portion of this additional funding since June 2016; (b) which communities are served by each entity or program in (a); and (c) what criteria have been used to assess applications or requests for this funding, or to guide proactive allocations of this additional funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-872.


Q-873 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to Employment Insurance (EI) regular benefits received between December 1, 2015, and January 31, 2017, and Labour Market Impact Assessments (LMIA) granted after November 5, 2015: (a) how many individuals in Atlantic Canada, with previous work experience in fish and seafood processing plants, were receiving EI regular benefits, broken down by month; (b) how many Canadians at any point received EI regular benefits at the same time as one of their former employers employed temporary foreign workers, broken down by month; (c) how many Temporary Foreign Workers did the Department grant positive LMIA decisions in National Occupation Classification positions in which EI regular beneficiary recipients in the same EI Economic Region had prior work experience; (d) how many LMIA did Employment and Social Development Canada grant for Temporary Foreign Workers in fish and seafood processing positions, broken down by (i) month, from December 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017, (ii) name of Fish and Seafood Processing Plant, (iii) number of Temporary Foreign Worker positions, (iv) number of EI regular benefit recipients with previous fish plant experience living within a one-hour commute (one-way) of the Fish and Seafood Processing Plant; (e) which organizations were granted LMIA after November 5, 2015, broken down by (i) month, from December 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017, (ii) name of Fish and Seafood Processing Plant, (iii) number of Temporary Foreign Worker positions, (iv) number of EI recipients living within a 40 kilometre distance of the Fish and Seafood Processing Plant; and (f) how many Temporary Foreign Workers were employed in National Occupation Classifications that were formerly held by EI recipients in the same Employment Insurance Economic Region, broken down by (i) Employment Insurance Economic Region, (ii) month, from December 1, 2015, to January 31, 2017, (iii) National Occupation Classification, including occupation name, (iv) number of EI recipients formerly employed in that National Occupation Classification, (v) number of Temporary Foreign Workers Employed in that National Occupation Classification whose LMIA were approved, (vi) cumulative totals for each column? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-873.


Q-874 — Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga) — With regard to the Canada 150 program: (a) how many employees or full-time equivalents (FTEs) have been assigned to work on the Canada 150 program; (b) how many employees or FTEs have been temporarily assigned to the Canada 150 program; and (c) what is the breakdown of departments and sections where the temporarily assigned employees or FTEs worked prior to being assigned to the Canada 150 program? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-874.


Q-875 — Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan) — With regard to the government’s responses to Questions on the Order Paper since January 1, 2016: what directives have been issued by the Director of Issues Management in the Office of the Prime Minister, other members of the Issues Management section of the Office of the Prime Minister, or as a result of advice or direction given by the Issues Management section of the Office of the Prime Minister, broken down by (i) question number, (ii) content of directive or advice, (iii) date of directive or advice, (iv) the individual who issued the directive? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-875.


Q-876 — Mr. Clarke (Beauport—Limoilou) — With regard to the fighter jets procurement and any contact with Lockheed Martin: (a) what was the most recently projected cost of F-35 Lightning II aircraft; (b) what is the estimated annual operating and maintenance cost for the F-35 Lightning II fleet; (c) what are the (i) dates, (ii) times, (iii) locations, (iv) lists of attendees, including their titles, of all meetings between the government and Lockheed Martin since November 4, 2015; and (d) what are the details of all communications between (i) all officials in the Office of the Minister of National Defence and Lockheed Martin since November 4, 2015, (ii) all officials in the Office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Lockheed Martin since November 4, 2015? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-876.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the supplementary return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-580 — Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris) — With regard to the government’s participation in the Global Progress 2016 Summit held in Montreal on September 14 and 15, 2016: (a) what is the total of all costs associated with the government’s involvement in the Summit; and (b) what is the itemized breakdown of all costs associated with the government’s involvement in the Summit? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-580-01.


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-763 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to the survey of 4273 people conducted by Vox Pop Labs between October 23, 2016, and November 22, 2016, that served to provide the base data for the survey conducted through the mydemocracy.ca website: (a) what were the questions asked during this survey; (b) what were the results for each question; (c) what were the properties of each of the clusters, or archetypes, identified in this survey; and (d) for each of the eight themes and graphs identified in the mydemocracy.ca website (i) how were the themes quantified, (ii) what was the range and distribution of answers, (iii) what was the mean of each cluster, or archetype, (iv) which of the clusters were statistically significantly different from one another? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-763-01.

Ways and Means

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Monsef (Minister of Status of Women); (Ways and Means No. 10)

And of the amendment of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar);

And of the subamendment of Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe).

The debate continued.

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 — Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2016, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S., 1985, c. H-6, sbs. 61(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-661-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) — Copy of indemnity agreements, pursuant to the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, S.C. 2015, c. 4, s. 120 “31(4)”. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1106-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of International Trade) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2017-2021 of Export Development Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-851-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 2 Respecting the Use of Model Aircraft (81100-2-254), dated March 27, 2017, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-926-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Ms. Gould (Minister of Democratic Institutions) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Special Committee on Electoral Reform, "Strengthening Democracy in Canada : Principles, Process and Public Engagement for Electoral Reform" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-122), presented to the House on Thursday, December 1, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-122.

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. Longfield (Guelph), four concerning the electoral system (Nos. 421-01236 to 421-01239).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:59 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).