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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 171

Friday, May 5, 2017

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act.

Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), moved, — That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that the House disagrees with the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act.

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.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

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. 421-01217 concerning the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-115-02;
— No. 421-01220 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-19;
— No. 421-01228 concerning organ donation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-134-04;
— No. 421-01229 concerning advertising. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-147-01;
— No. 421-01278 concerning impaired driving. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-7-16.

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 discrimination (No. 421-01304), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-01305) and three concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 421-01306 to 421-01308);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning impaired driving (No. 421-01309), one concerning sex selection (No. 421-01310) and one concerning assisted suicide (No. 421-01311).

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-924, Q-929 to Q-932 and Q-936 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 an Orders for Return:

Q-925 — Mr. Nuttall (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s attendance at the performance of Come From Away in New York on March 15, 2017: (a) how many tickets did the government purchase; (b) what was the amount spent by the government on tickets; (c) who received the tickets which the government purchased; (d) with the exception of travel, were there any other expenses incurred by the government related to the performance; and (e) if the answer to (d) is affirmative, what are the amounts and details of such expenses? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-925.

Q-926 — Mr. Nuttall (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) — With regard to government expenditures at the Rideau Club, since November 4, 2015, broken down by department, agency, crown corporation, or other government entity: (a) what are the details of all expenditures at the Rideau Club including (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) description of good or service provided; and (b) for any memberships purchased by the government for the Rideau Club, for whom was the membership? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-926.

Q-927 — Ms. Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona) — With regard to funding for post-secondary institutions, for each fiscal year since 2014-15, broken down by department: (a) what is the total amount of funds provided to the University of Alberta; and (b) for what purpose was each contribution or grant provided? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-927.

Q-928 — Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — With regard to the decision by Parks Canada to deny the application by the producers of the movie Hard Powder to film in a national park: (a) when was the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change informed of the decision; (b) what was the rationale for the decision; (c) when was the Minister of Canadian Heritage informed of the decision; and (d) what are the details of any government funding or contributions, including tax credits, which have been made available to the producers of this movie? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-928.

Q-933 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — With regard to contraband cigarettes and the government’s tobacco control strategy, since December 1, 2015, broken down by province and territory and by month, how many contraband or illegal cigarettes have been seized by the (i) Royal Canadian Mounted Police, (ii) Canada Border Services Agency? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-933.

Q-934 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the April 13, 2016, announcement allocating $800 million in spending over five years to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to revitalize their Chalk River facility: (a) how much of the funding has been spent as of March 17, 2017; and (b) for all the spending indicated in (a), what is the breakdown of the spending by (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) project funded, (iv) anticipated completion date of project funded, if applicable? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-934.

Q-935 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, between the program’s launch and March 17, 2017: (a) what projects have been submitted for funding from the constituencies of Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, Kenora, Mississauga—Malton, Nickel Belt, Nipissing—Timiskaming, Parry Sound—Muskoka, Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Thunder Bay—Superior North, and Timmins—James Bay, broken down by constituency; and (b) for each of the projects in (a), what is (i) the approval status of the project, (ii) the amount of funding requested, (iii) the amount of funding approved? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-935.

Q-937 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the answer to Q-667, how was the $805,087,514 in uncommitted funds from four legacy federal infrastructure programs – Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund, Border Infrastructure Fund, Green Infrastructure Fund, and 2007 Building Canada Fund, spent between November 4, 2015, and March 22, 2016, broken down by (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) source federal program from which the funding came from, (iv) details of the recipient of funding, including for each their name, province, postal code, and municipality? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-937.

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-668 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, between the program’s launch and November 30, 2016: (a) what projects have been submitted for funding from the constituencies of Kenora, Thunder Bay—Rainy River, Thunder Bay—Superior North, Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, Timmins—James Bay, Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing, Nickel Belt, Nipissing—Timiskaming, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Parry Sound—Muskoka, Mississauga—Malton, broken down by constituency; and (b) for each of the projects in (a), which have been approved for funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-668-01.

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-814 — Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — With regard to the Prime Minister's trip to the Bahamas in December 2016 and January 2017: (a) what was the total cost to taxpayers; (b) what is the itemized breakdown of each expense related to the trip, including costs related to security, transportation, accommodation, meals, per diems, and other expenses; (c) how many government employees, including exempt staff, were on the trip; and (d) excluding pilots and security personnel, what were the titles of government employees on the trip? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-814-01.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism), — That Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-44, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, since the Bill, in addition to increasing taxes and making it more difficult for struggling families to make ends meet, is an omnibus bill that fails to address the government's promise not to use them.”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.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. Simms (Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame), seconded by Ms. Jones (Labrador), — That Bill S-208, An Act respecting National Seal Products Day, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

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. 2017-300, P.C. 2017-301, P.C. 2017-302, P.C. 2017-303, P.C. 2017-304, P.C. 2017-305, P.C. 2017-306 and P.C. 2017-307. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-19. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2017-308 and P.C. 2017-348. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2017-347. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— P.C. 2017-297, P.C. 2017-298, P.C. 2017-299, P.C. 2017-334, P.C. 2017-335, P.C. 2017-341, P.C. 2017-342, P.C. 2017-343, P.C. 2017-344, P.C. 2017-345 and P.C. 2017-346. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-16-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— P.C. 2017-319, P.C. 2017-320, P.C. 2017-321, P.C. 2017-322, P.C. 2017-323, P.C. 2017-324 and P.C. 2017-325. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-1-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— P.C. 2017-326, P.C. 2017-327, P.C. 2017-328, P.C. 2017-329, P.C. 2017-330, P.C. 2017-331, P.C. 2017-332 and P.C. 2017-333. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-22-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2017-353, P.C. 2017-354, P.C. 2017-355, P.C. 2017-356, P.C. 2017-357, P.C. 2017-358, P.C. 2017-359, P.C. 2017-360, P.C. 2017-361, P.C. 2017-362, P.C. 2017-363, P.C. 2017-364, P.C. 2017-365, P.C. 2017-366, P.C. 2017-367, P.C. 2017-368, P.C. 2017-369, P.C. 2017-370, P.C. 2017-371, P.C. 2017-372 and P.C. 2017-373. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-13-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— P.C. 2017-296 and P.C. 2017-340. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2017-336, P.C. 2017-337, P.C. 2017-338 and P.C. 2017-339. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2016, pursuant to the International River Improvements Act, R.S. 1985, c. I-20, s. 51. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-168-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
Adjournment

At 2:15 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).