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Monday, May 15, 2017 (No. 177)


Private Members' Business

Deferred Recorded Divisions

C-291 — May 10, 2017 — Deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), — That Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
Recorded division — deferred until Wednesday, May 17, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
C-322 — May 12, 2017 — Deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), seconded by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), — That Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia) — November 30, 2016
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — February 7, 2017 (See Debates).
Recorded division — deferred until Wednesday, May 17, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).

Items in the Order of Precedence

No. 1
M-64 — November 18, 2016 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mrs. Schulte (King—Vaughan), seconded by Mr. Sorbara (Vaughan—Woodbridge), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Italian-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the Italian language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Italian heritage for future generations by declaring June, every year, Italian Heritage Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Mendicino (Eglinton—Lawrence) — June 22, 2016
Mr. Sorbara (Vaughan—Woodbridge) — June 23, 2016
Mr. Bossio (Hastings—Lennox and Addington) — July 5, 2016
Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — July 6, 2016
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek) — August 4, 2016
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — October 25, 2016
Mr. Iacono (Alfred-Pellan), Mr. Lametti (LaSalle—Émard—Verdun) and Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming) — October 31, 2016
Ms. Tassi (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas) — November 10, 2016
Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands) and Mr. Bittle (St. Catharines) — November 16, 2016
Mr. Di Iorio (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) — November 17, 2016
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 2
C-309 — February 24, 2017 — Mr. Spengemann (Mississauga—Lakeshore) — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-309, An Act to establish Gender Equality Week, as reported by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women with amendments.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — October 25, 2016
Committee Report — presented on Friday, February 24, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-154.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
No. 3
M-106 — February 24, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Serré (Nickel Belt), seconded by Mr. Nault (Kenora), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize that seniors, namely Canadians aged 65 or older, make up a demographic that requires ongoing attention from the government as the proportion of seniors relative to the Canadian population continues to grow (15% in 2015, 25% by 2035); (b) point out that it is working hard to help improve the lives of seniors, from restoring the age of eligibility for Old Age Security, to increasing the guaranteed income supplement for single seniors, to increasing benefits for couples living apart for reasons beyond their control and supporting affordable housing for seniors; (c) ask the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities to study and report back to the House on important issues such as increasing income security for vulnerable seniors and ensuring quality of life and equality for all seniors via the development of a National Seniors Strategy; and (d) broaden the mandate of the National Seniors Council to allow it to undertake reviews and analysis on their own initiative and allow for a better representation of the diversity of experience and expertise on seniors, as well as to encourage it, following the study by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities referred to in (c), to provide advice on implementing a National Seniors’ Strategy.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mrs. Schulte (King—Vaughan) — December 7, 2016
Mr. Sorbara (Vaughan—Woodbridge) — December 12, 2016
Mr. Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge) — February 22, 2017
Mrs. Nassif (Vimy), Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), Ms. Ludwig (New Brunswick Southwest), Ms. Young (London West), Ms. Dzerowicz (Davenport), Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), Mrs. Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle), Mr. O'Regan (St. John's South—Mount Pearl), Mr. Amos (Pontiac), Mr. Saini (Kitchener Centre), Mr. Drouin (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), Mr. Sheehan (Sault Ste. Marie), Mr. Harvey (Tobique—Mactaquac), Mr. Housefather (Mount Royal), Mr. Peterson (Newmarket—Aurora), Mr. Rusnak (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) and Ms. Sahota (Brampton North) — February 23, 2017
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 4
C-203 — March 8, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Choquette (Drummond), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), — That Bill C-203, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (understanding the official languages), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly), Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières), Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît), Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Ms. Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski), Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) and Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke) — December 9, 2015
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 5
S-233 — May 3, 2017 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill S-233, An Act to amend the Customs Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (presentation and reporting requirements).
No. 6
S-226 — April 13, 2017 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of 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.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) — April 18, 2017
Mr. Falk (Provencher) — April 27, 2017
Mr. Fragiskatos (London North Centre) — April 28, 2017
Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia) and Ms. Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona) — May 1, 2017
Mr. Rankin (Victoria) and Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — May 2, 2017
Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) and Ms. Harder (Lethbridge) — May 3, 2017
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) and Mr. Housefather (Mount Royal) — May 4, 2017
Mr. Levitt (York Centre) — May 5, 2017
Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West) — May 8, 2017
Mr. Saini (Kitchener Centre) and Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — May 11, 2017
No. 7
C-277 — May 9, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), — That Bill C-277, An Act providing for the development of a framework on palliative care in Canada, be now read a third time and do pass.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — October 25, 2016
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Voting — not later than the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4).
No. 8
M-108 — December 5, 2016 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that the ongoing contribution of ranchers and farmers as stewards of the land and conservationists is part of our history, proudly shared by all Canadians, and should consider establishing policies which would support and encourage the development of private farm and ranch land conservation and restoration projects.
No. 9
C-349 — April 10, 2017 — Mr. Fortin (Rivière-du-Nord) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-349, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other acts (criminal organization).
No. 10
M-128 — March 23, 2017 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — That, in the opinion of the House, the extreme socialist policies and corruption of President Nicolas Maduro and his predecessor President Hugo Chavez have imposed considerable suffering on the people of Venezuela and therefore the House call upon the government to: (a) develop a plan to provide humanitarian aid directly to Venezuela’s people, particularly with respect to alleviating the severe shortages of food and medical supplies; (b) condemn the continued unjust imprisonment and treatment of political opponents who, as reported by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States on March 14, 2017, “fear repression, torture, and even death”; (c) call upon the Government of Venezuela to respect the right of the people of Venezuela to hold a free and fair referendum to restore democratic rule in their country; and (d) recognize that Canada’s foreign policy should always be rooted in protecting and promoting freedom, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — May 2, 2017
No. 11
C-346 — April 6, 2017 — Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-346, An Act to amend the Firearms Act (licences).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) and Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—University) — April 6, 2017
Mr. Falk (Provencher), Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead) and Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — April 7, 2017
Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) and Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — April 10, 2017
Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) — April 12, 2017
Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — April 20, 2017
No. 12
C-345 — April 6, 2017 — Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women of Bill C-345, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (pregnant and nursing employees).
No. 13
M-124 — March 7, 2017 — Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska) — That, in the opinion of the House, within twelve months of the adoption of this motion: (a) the government should follow the example of other Canadian police services and act to save hundreds of lives each year by equipping all RCMP vehicles with automated external defibrillators (AEDs); and (b) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security should undertake a study to determine the availability of AEDs in first responder vehicles across Canada and make recommendations to the House in that regard while respecting the jurisdiction of other levels of government.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — March 8, 2017
Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead) and Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) — April 4, 2017
Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — April 20, 2017
No. 14
C-243 — May 3, 2017 — Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands) — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits), as reported by the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities with amendments.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Fraser (Central Nova) — April 12, 2016
Mr. Bittle (St. Catharines) — April 18, 2016
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek) — May 2, 2016
Ms. Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington) — May 4, 2016
Ms. Ludwig (New Brunswick Southwest) — May 5, 2016
Mrs. Nassif (Vimy) — May 10, 2016
Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — May 11, 2016
Mrs. Schulte (King—Vaughan) — May 13, 2016
Ms. Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean), Mrs. Romanado (Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne), Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) and Ms. Sahota (Brampton North) — May 17, 2016
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — April 11, 2016 (See Debates).
Committee Report — presented on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-200.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
No. 15
C-342 — March 20, 2017 — Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-342, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (carbon levy).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — May 2, 2017
No. 16
C-315 — October 18, 2016 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Parks Canada Agency Act (Conservation of National Historic Sites Account).
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — May 9, 2017 (See Debates).
No. 17
C-343 — April 4, 2017 — Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-343, An Act to establish the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Criminal Acts and to amend certain Acts.
Statement by Speaker regarding Royal Recommendation — May 9, 2017 (See Debates).
No. 18
C-348 — April 10, 2017 — Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-348, An Act to amend the Department of Employment and Social Development Act (persons with disabilities).
No. 19
M-126 — March 16, 2017 — Ms. Dzerowicz (Davenport) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the important contributions Canadian Portuguese have made to building Canada and to Canadian society in general, the cultural diversity of the Portuguese communities in Canada, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Portuguese heritage and culture for future generations by declaring June 10 as Portugal Day and the month of June as Portuguese Heritage Month.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — May 4, 2017
No. 20
M-131 — March 30, 2017 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study on: (a) how the government could examine approaches and methods to ensure maximum transparency for consumers related to the costs of carbon pricing, including a requirement for a dedicated line item on invoices and receipts; (b) mechanisms the government could use to report annually to Parliament on the financial impact, past and projected, of the federally-mandated price on carbon on Canadian households and employers; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House within four months of the adoption of this motion.
No. 21
C-344 — April 6, 2017 — Mr. Sangha (Brampton Centre) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — May 4, 2017
No. 22
C-236 — February 25, 2016 — Ms. Lapointe (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-236, An Act to amend the Payment Card Networks Act (credit card acceptance fees).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) — March 1, 2016
Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) — September 20, 2016
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — February 28, 2017
No. 23
M-132 — March 30, 2017 — Mr. Saini (Kitchener Centre) — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on ways of increasing benefits to the public resulting from federally funded health research, with the goals of lowering drugs costs and increasing access to medicines, both in Canada and globally; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than one year from the time this motion is adopted.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — May 4, 2017
No. 24
C-326 — December 5, 2016 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-326, An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (drinking water guidelines).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — February 28, 2017
No. 25
S-230 — April 4, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), — That Bill S-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (drug-impaired driving), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 26
C-311 — May 4, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Fraser (West Nova), seconded by Mrs. Lockhart (Fundy Royal), — That Bill C-311, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), be now read a third time and do pass.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) — October 5, 2016
Mr. Samson (Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook) — October 19, 2016
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — October 25, 2016
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Voting — not later than the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4).
No. 27
C-338 — May 8, 2017 — On or after Tuesday, May 30, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), — That Bill C-338, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (punishment), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 28
S-211 — May 9, 2017 — Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour) — Consideration at report stage of Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health without amendment.
Committee Report — presented on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-205.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
No. 29
C-325 — December 5, 2016 — Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-325, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) — December 12, 2016
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — May 4, 2017
No. 30
S-231 — May 11, 2017 — On or after Friday, June 2, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), — That Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 31
C-337 — May 12, 2017 — Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland) On or after Tuesday, May 16, 2017 — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code (sexual assault), as reported by the Standing Committee on the Status of Women with amendments.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — February 28, 2017
Committee Report — presented on Friday, May 12, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-214.
Report and third reading stages — limited to 2 sitting days, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Motion for third reading — may be made in the same sitting, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).

Items outside the Order of Precedence

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