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

Journals

No. 161

Thursday, April 6, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 421-01158 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-26-09;

— No. 421-01159 concerning pesticides. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-14-08.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, "Follow-up to the Study of the Translation Bureau Reverse the Trend: Strive for Excellence". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-187.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 44, 45, 50 and 52) was tabled.


Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, "Protection of our Military Personnel". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-188.

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 and 42) was tabled.


Mr. Nault (Kenora), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, "A Coherent and Effective Approach to Canada's Sanctions Regimes: Sergei Magnitsky and Beyond". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-189.

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. 26 to 32, 34, 35, 37 to 43, 48 to 50 and 52) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sangha (Brampton Centre), seconded by Mr. Tan (Don Valley North), Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Order made Friday, March 24, 2017 and pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) for Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), seconded by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), Bill C-345, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (pregnant and nursing employees), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), Bill C-346, An Act to amend the Firearms Act (licences), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01244);

— by Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), seven concerning international development and aid (Nos. 421-01245 to 421-01251);

— by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01252);

— by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-01253);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01254);

— by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01255).


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-877, Q-879 and Q-883 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-878 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to the media availability of the Prime Minister, since November 4, 2015: (a) how many media availabilities and press conferences has the Prime Minister held or participated in, broken down by (i) date, (ii) location; and (b) what are the details of any briefing notes or memorandums provided to the Prime Minister in relation to the media availabilities and press conferences in (a), broken down by department, agency and crown corporation, including (i) title, (ii) date, (iii) sender, (iv) recipient, (v) subject matter, (vi) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-878.


Q-880 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to infrastructure spending: since Budget 2016 was tabled, what infrastructure projects for post-secondary institutions in Quebec have received grants, broken down by (i) riding, (ii) funding program, (iii) total project budget, (iv) amount of federal grants, in dollars and as a percentage of the total project budget, (v) date of the announcement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-880.


Q-881 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s Youth Council: (a) what is the mandate of the Council; (b) how many times has the Council met since it was first established, and how long has each meeting lasted; (c) how many times has the Council met with the Prime Minister and for how long; (d) what stakeholders have met with the Council, including (i) ministers, (ii) Members of Parliament, (iii) government officials, (iv) organizations, (v) businesses; (e) what has the Council’s budget been since it was first established, broken down by year; (f) what topics have been discussed during the Council’s meetings; and (g) have the Council members signed a confidentiality clause and, if so, (i) what type, (ii) what are the details? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-881.


Q-882 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to travel expenses for departmental employees between November 5, 2015, and February 16, 2017: what were (a) all extended travel expenses, broken down by (i) amount spent, (ii) department, (iii) branch or sector, (iv) staff title; and (b) all “weekend travel home” expenses, broken down by (i) amount spent, (ii) department, (iii) branch or sector, (iv) staff title? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-882.


Q-884 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to materials prepared regarding Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination: for every briefing document prepared, (i) what is the date on the document, (ii) who was the sender, (iii) who was the recipient, (iv) what is the title or subject matter of the document, (v) what is the department’s internal tracking number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-884.


Q-885 — Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie) — With regard to the rules used to define active versus passive income for purposes of the small business deduction: (a) when was the review of the rules, which was originally started in Budget 2015, completed or, if the review was not completed, (i) when did the government decide to discontinue the review, (ii) what were the reasons for the discontinuation of the review; (b) prior to the discontinuation or completion of the review in (a), were any consultations or analyses undertaken by the Minister of National Revenue or the Minister of Finance and, if so, what were (i) the results, (ii) the date of each consultation, (iii) the location of each consultation, (iv) the name and title of individuals or groups consulted, (v) the recommendations that were made to the Ministers; (c) when was the decision made to change the interpretation of rules, which was issued through a bulletin by the Canada Revenue Agency on August 23, 2016, and by whom was the decision made; (d) prior to the issue of the bulletin in (c), were any consultations or analyses undertaken by the Minister of National Revenue or the Minister of Finance; and (e) if the answer to (d) is in the affirmative, what were (i) the results, (ii) the date of each consultation, (iii) the location of each consultation, (iv) the name and title of individuals or groups consulted, (v) the recommendations that were made to the Ministers? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-885.


Q-886 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — With regard to the use of mefloquine by members of the Canadian Armed Forces as an anti-malaria drug as directed by the Minister of National Defence: (a) how many Canadian Armed Forces members have been given mefloquine annually in each of the years since 1993; (b) what other anti-malaria drugs has the Canadian Armed Forces administered to Forces members; (c) what year did the Canadian Armed Forces change the use of mefloquine from mandatory to optional for Canadian Armed Forces members; (d) how many members of the Canadian Armed Forces have been returned to Canada from deployment for not taking or refusing mefloquine; and (e) how many Canadian Armed Forces members were refused deployment to a mission for refusing to take mefloquine? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-886.

Question of Privilege

A question of privilege having been raised by Ms. Raitt (Milton), the Speaker ruled that there was a prima facie case of privilege;

Whereupon, Ms. Raitt (Milton), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), moved, — That the question of privilege regarding the free movement of Members of Parliament within the Parliamentary Precinct raised on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Bernier (Beauce), seconded by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“and that the Committee make this matter a priority over all other business including its review of the Standing Orders and Procedure of the House and its committees.”.

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.

Question of Privilege

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raitt (Milton), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot);

And of the amendment of Mr. Bernier (Beauce), seconded by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford).

The debate continued.

Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), seconded by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), moved, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

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

(Division No. 250 -- Vote no 250)
YEAS: 146, NAYS: 82

YEAS -- POUR

Aldag
Alghabra
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Baylis
Bennett
Bittle
Blair
Boissonnault
Bossio
Bratina
Brison
Caesar-Chavannes
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Champagne
Cormier
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
DeCourcey
Dhillon
Di Iorio
Drouin
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dzerowicz
Easter
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Eyolfson
Fergus
Fillmore
Finnigan
Fisher
Fragiskatos
Fraser (Central Nova)
Fry
Fuhr
Gerretsen
Goldsmith-Jones
Gould
Graham
Grewal
Hardie
Harvey
Holland
Housefather
Hutchings
Iacono
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Khalid
Khera
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Lemieux
Leslie
Levitt
Lightbound
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
MacAulay (Cardigan)
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maloney
May (Cambridge)
McCrimmon
McDonald
McGuinty
McKay
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Monsef
Morrissey
Nassif
Nault
O'Connell
Oliver
O'Regan
Ouellette
Paradis
Peschisolido
Petitpas Taylor
Philpott
Picard
Qualtrough
Ratansi
Rioux
Rodriguez
Romanado
Rota
Rudd
Ruimy
Rusnak
Sahota
Saini
Sajjan
Samson
Sangha
Sarai
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sikand
Simms
Sohi
Sorbara
Tabbara
Tan
Tassi
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Virani
Whalen
Wilkinson
Wrzesnewskyj
Young
Zahid
Total: -- 146

NAYS -- CONTRE

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Allison
Anderson
Arnold
Aubin
Barlow
Beaulieu
Benson
Berthold
Bezan
Blaikie
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Boucher
Brosseau
Brown
Carrie
Choquette
Clarke
Cooper
Cullen
Deltell
Diotte
Donnelly
Dreeshen
Dusseault
Duvall
Eglinski
Falk
Finley
Gallant
Garrison
Généreux
Genuis
Gladu
Godin
Gourde
Jeneroux
Johns
Julian
Kelly
Kent
Kitchen
Kwan
Liepert
Lukiwski
MacGregor
Malcolmson
Masse (Windsor West)
McCauley (Edmonton West)
Motz
Nantel
Nater
Paul-Hus
Pauzé
Poilievre
Rankin
Rayes
Richards
Ritz
Saganash
Saroya
Schmale
Shields
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stanton
Stetski
Strahl
Stubbs
Sweet
Van Loan
Vecchio
Viersen
Watts
Waugh
Webber
Weir
Wong
Yurdiga
Zimmer
Total: -- 82

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Foote
Moore
Total: -- 2
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 1.

Mr. Masse (Windsor West), seconded by Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-25, in Clause 107.1, be amended by replacing lines 7 to 14 on page 35 with the following:

“107.1 (1) No later than October 19, 2020, a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of Part XIV.1 of the Canada Business Corporations Act, including an analysis of their impact on gender equity and diversity among the directors and among the members of senior management as defined by regulation, shall be undertaken by any committee of the Senate, of the House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament that may be designated or established for that purpose.”

Debate arose on the motion in Group No. 1.

Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

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

(Division No. 251 -- Vote no 251)
YEAS: 60, NAYS: 139

YEAS -- POUR

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Allison
Aubin
Barlow
Benson
Berthold
Blaikie
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Boucher
Brosseau
Brown
Carrie
Choquette
Clarke
Cooper
Deltell
Dusseault
Eglinski
Falk
Finley
Gallant
Garrison
Genuis
Gladu
Godin
Gourde
Johns
Julian
Kelly
Kitchen
Liepert
Lukiwski
MacGregor
Masse (Windsor West)
McCauley (Edmonton West)
Motz
Nater
Nuttall
Paul-Hus
Poilievre
Rankin
Reid
Ritz
Saroya
Schmale
Shields
Sopuck
Sorenson
Stetski
Sweet
Van Loan
Vecchio
Viersen
Watts
Waugh
Webber
Weir
Yurdiga
Total: -- 60

NAYS -- CONTRE

Alghabra
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Baylis
Bennett
Bibeau
Bittle
Blair
Boissonnault
Bossio
Bratina
Brison
Caesar-Chavannes
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Champagne
Cormier
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
DeCourcey
Dhillon
Drouin
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dzerowicz
Easter
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Eyolfson
Fergus
Fillmore
Finnigan
Fisher
Fragiskatos
Fraser (Central Nova)
Fry
Fuhr
Gerretsen
Goldsmith-Jones
Gould
Graham
Grewal
Hardie
Housefather
Iacono
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Khalid
Khera
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
Lebouthillier
Leslie
Lightbound
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
MacAulay (Cardigan)
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maloney
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
May (Cambridge)
McCrimmon
McGuinty
McKay
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Monsef
Morrissey
Murray
Nassif
Nault
O'Connell
Oliver
O'Regan
Paradis
Pauzé
Peschisolido
Petitpas Taylor
Philpott
Picard
Qualtrough
Ratansi
Rioux
Rodriguez
Romanado
Rota
Rudd
Ruimy
Rusnak
Sahota
Saini
Sajjan
Samson
Sangha
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sikand
Simms
Sohi
Sorbara
Tabbara
Tan
Tassi
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Virani
Whalen
Wrzesnewskyj
Young
Zahid
Total: -- 139

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Foote
Moore
Total: -- 2
Private Members' Business

At 5:38 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

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

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

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made Monday, April 3, 2017, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 3, 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), a paper deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Hehr (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, "Reaching Out: Improving Service Delivery to Canadian Veterans" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-131), presented to the House on Friday, December 9, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-131.

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. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), one concerning abortion (No. 421-01256) and one concerning sex offenders (No. 421-01257).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:27 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 6:56 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).