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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 166

Thursday, April 13, 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
Question of Privilege

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), — 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;

And of the amendment of Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), seconded by Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant), — 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.”;
And of the subamendment of Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:
“, provided that the Committee report back no later than June 19, 2017.”.

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

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), seconded by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Health), Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
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 purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, 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 Ms. Freeland (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), Bill C-47, An Act to amend the Export and Import Permits Act and the Criminal Code (amendments permitting the accession to the Arms Trade Treaty and other amendments), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Summer Meeting of the Western Governors' Association, held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from June 12 to 14, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-421-59-13.



Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Certificate of Nomination of Patrick Borbey to the Position of President of the Public Service Commission). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-193.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 83) was tabled.


Mr. Easter (Malpeque), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 15th Report of the Committee, "Canada's Housing Markets: Benefits, Barriers and Bringing Balance". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-194.

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. 67, 68, 70, 71, 73, 75, 78 and 79) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), seconded by Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît), Bill C-352, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to provide for the development of a national strategy (abandonment of vessels), 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 Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), seconded by Mr. Duvall (Hamilton Mountain), Bill C-353, An Act to amend the Old Age Security Act (Canada Pension Plan payments), 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. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), seconded by Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia), Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), Bill S-226, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, was read the first time 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 Ms. Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona), one concerning the pension system (No. 421-01268), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-01269), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-01270) and one concerning health care services (No. 421-01271);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01272);
— by Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), one concerning childhood cancer (No. 421-01273);
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01274);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01275);
— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01276);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning sex selection (No. 421-01277) and one concerning impaired driving (No. 421-01278);
— by Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly), one concerning correctional facilities (No. 421-01279);
— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01280);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning assisted suicide (No. 421-01281).
Question of privilege

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock);

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 — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for February 23, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-16.
— 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. 2017-282. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2017-249 and P.C. 2017-250. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2017-286, P.C. 2017-287, P.C. 2017-288, P.C. 2017-289, P.C. 2017-290, P.C. 2017-291 and P.C. 2017-292. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, "Certain Provisions of the Fair Rail for Grain Farmers Act" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-139), presented to the House on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-139.
— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) and Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, "Toward a New Action Plan for Official Languages and Building New Momentum for Immigration in Francophone Minority Communities" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-138), presented to the House on Wednesday, December 14, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-138.
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2016-2020 and of the Capital Budget for 2016 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-831-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2017-2021 and of the Capital Budget for 2017 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-831-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, Fourth Report of the Committee, "Protecting the Privacy of Canadians: Review of the Privacy Act" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-135), presented to the House on Monday, December 12, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-135.
Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., pursuant to Order made Monday April 3, 2017, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, May 1, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).