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Thursday, May 18, 2017 (No. 180)


Orders of the Day

Government Orders

Business of Supply

December 4, 2015 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the Business of Supply.
Supply period ending June 23, 2017 — maximum of 8 allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(a).

Thursday, May 18, 2017 — 3rd allotted day.
Opposition Motion
May 5, 2017 — Mr. Lake (Edmonton—Wetaskiwin) — That, given that: (a) Autism Spectrum Disorder (“autism”) is widely considered the fastest growing neurological disorder in Canada, impacting an estimated 1 in 68 children; (b) it is a lifelong diagnosis that manifests itself in a wide-range of symptoms, including difficulty communicating, social impairments, and restricted and repetitive behaviour; (c) individuals with autism and their families face unique challenges over their lifespan, often leading to families in crisis situations; and (d) Autism Spectrum Disorder is not just a health issue — it has overarching implications for Canadian society as a whole; accordingly, the House call on the government to grant the $19 million over 5 years requested by the Canadian Autism Partnership working group, Self-Advocates advisory group, and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, in order to establish a Canadian Autism Partnership that would support families and address key issues such as information sharing and research, early detection, diagnosis and treatment.
Voting — not later than 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, pursuant to Standing Order 81(16).

Opposition Motions
December 8, 2015 — Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) — That the House call on the government to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, given its importance to the Canadian economy and the reliance of one in five Canadian jobs on export markets.

December 8, 2015 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, in the opinion of the House, in order to support jobs and economic security in the oil sector, and in light of the fact that the government has indicated that it will be enacting new approval processes for pipelines, the government should grandfather all pipeline proposals already in the environmental-approval process instead of requiring new applications under yet-to-be disclosed new processes.

December 8, 2015 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — That the House: (a) acknowledge the government's neglect even to mention farmers, ranchers, and the Canadian agricultural sector in the recent Speech from the Throne; and (b) call upon the government to make agriculture a priority henceforth, and to use every mechanism available to resolve the issue of Country of Origin Labelling practices by the United States.

December 8, 2015 — Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) — That, given that minority groups in Iraq and Syria are facing rape, kidnapping, death, and sexual slavery at the hands of the self-styled Islamic State, this House: (a) condemn the violence and atrocities committed against religious minorities, women, members of the LGBTQ community, and those who do not subscribe to the laws of the self-styled Islamic State; (b) recognize that the self-styled Islamic State has committed genocide against persecuted religious minorities in the region such as Christians, Yezidis, and Shia Muslims, in Iraq and Syria; (c) acknowledge that many of the members of these groups cannot flee to refugee camps because they face persecution in those places; (d) reaffirm Canada’s support of religious freedom around the world; and (e) call upon the government to acknowledge that individuals from these groups are facing immediate death or bodily harm at the hands of the self-styled Islamic State, and should be prioritized as refugees to Canada as part of the government’s Syrian refugee plan.

January 29, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That the House (a) recognize that the government must take action to close the unacceptable gap in pay between men and women which contributes to income inequality and discriminates against women; (b) recognize pay equity as a right; (c) call on the government to implement the recommendations of the 2004 Pay Equity Task Force Report and restore the right to pay equity in the public service which was eliminated by the previous Conservative government in 2009; and (d) appoint a special committee with the mandate to conduct hearings on the matter of pay equity and to propose a plan to adopt a proactive federal pay equity regime, both legislative and otherwise, and (i) that this committee consist of 10 members which shall include six members from the Liberal Party, three members from the Conservative Party, and one member from the New Democratic Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party, (ii) that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties, (iii) that the committee have all of the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, subject to the usual authorization from the House, (iv) that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Acting Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than February 17, 2016, (v) that the quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present, (vi) that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2), (vii) that the committee report to the House no later than June 10, 2016.

January 29, 2016 — Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford) — That, in the opinion of the House, (a) no one should have to grow old in poverty, insecurity, or isolation; (b) all Canadians deserve a dignified retirement; (c) it is a national shame that 600,000 Canadian seniors currently live in poverty; (d) it is unacceptable that senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty as senior men; and (e) the government should honour its overdue promise to immediately increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement to help raise low-income seniors out of poverty.

January 29, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House, (a) no one should have to grow old in poverty, insecurity, or isolation; (b) all Canadians deserve a dignified retirement; (c) it is a national shame that 600,000 Canadian seniors currently live in poverty; (d) it is unacceptable that senior women are twice as likely to live in poverty as senior men; and (e) the government should honour its overdue promise to immediately increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement to help raise low-income seniors out of poverty.

January 29, 2016 — Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action in response to the growing affordable housing crisis and rampant income inequality which makes it harder for Canadians to afford rent or mortgage payments, by (a) preserving the financing of the social agreements that have not yet expired; (b) restoring the funding from expired long-term operating agreements to social housing programs; (c) funding, in Budget 2016, the immediate construction of new affordable housing, the renovation of existing social housing, and the expansion of rent supplements.

January 29, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should take immediate action in response to the growing affordable housing crisis and rampant income inequality which makes it harder for Canadians to afford rent or mortgage payments, by (a) preserving the financing of the social agreements that have not yet expired; (b) restoring the funding from expired long-term operating agreements to social housing programs; (c) funding, in Budget 2016, the immediate construction of new affordable housing, the renovation of existing social housing, and the expansion of rent supplements.

January 29, 2016 — Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford) — That, in the opinion of the House, (a) retirement security is one of the most pressing economic and inequality issues facing Canadian families today; (b) the previous government let down Canadian seniors by raising the age of Old Age Security (OAS) from 65 to 67 without consultation and without stating their intention to do so in the previous election; (c) OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provide crucial support to Canada’s most vulnerable seniors; and (d) the government should immediately restore the age of eligibility for OAS and GIS to 65, reversing the legislative changes of the previous Conservative government that raised it to 67.

January 29, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House, (a) retirement security is one of the most pressing economic and inequality issues facing Canadian families today; (b) the previous government let down Canadian seniors by raising the age of Old Age Security (OAS) from 65 to 67 without consultation and without stating their intention to do so in the previous election; (c) OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) provide crucial support to Canada’s most vulnerable seniors; and (d) the government should immediately restore the age of eligibility for OAS and GIS to 65, reversing the legislative changes of the previous Conservative government that raised it to 67.

February 2, 2016 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — That the House (a) recognize the good work being done by Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom, in particular its work within the Department of Global Affairs to build the Department's capacity to address threats to religious freedom, and to directly promote peace, freedom, tolerance, and communal harmony; and, as a consequence, (b) call on the government to renew the current mandate of the Office, since the continuation of its vital work is needed now more than ever.

February 2, 2016 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — That, given this time of economic uncertainty, the House: (a) recognize the importance of internal trade which generates $366 billion in economic activity; (b) acknowledge that no Cabinet Minister has internal trade referenced in a mandate letter; (c) acknowledge that, through consultations at the Council of the Federation conference, Canadian Premiers have agreed to negotiate and conclude a new Agreement on Internal Trade by March 2016; and (d) express its hope that this timeline will be honoured in order to help grow the Canadian economy through increased internal trade and the further elimination of interprovincial trade barriers.

February 2, 2016 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — That, given this time of economic uncertainty, the House: (a) recognize the importance of internal trade which generates $366 billion in economic activity; (b) acknowledge that no Cabinet Minister has internal trade referenced in a mandate letter; (c) acknowledge that, through consultations at the Council of the Federation conference, Canadian Premiers have agreed to negotiate and conclude a new Agreement on Internal Trade by March 2016; and (d) express its hope that this timeline will be honoured in order to help grow the Canadian economy through increased internal trade and the further elimination of interprovincial trade barriers.

February 2, 2016 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — That the House: (a) thank the independent non-partisan officials from the Department of Finance for their hard work and evidence-based analysis; (b) acknowledge their most recent Fiscal Monitor which informed Members and Canadians that, for the period from April to November 2015 of the 2015-2016 fiscal year, the previous government posted a budgetary surplus of $1.0 billion; and (c) concur in its conclusions and express its confidence in the Deputy Minister and his team.

February 16, 2016 — Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) — That, given Canada and Israel share a long history of friendship as well as economic and diplomatic relations, the House reject the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which promotes the demonization and delegitimization of the State of Israel, and call upon the government to condemn any and all attempts by Canadian organizations, groups or individuals to promote the BDS movement, both here at home and abroad.

February 23, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That the House (a) recognize that the current first-past-the-post electoral system regularly results in one party forming a large majority government despite winning far less than a majority of the votes; (b) agree with the Prime Minister, who has regularly called for the 42nd general election to be the last under the current system; (c) acknowledge that for Canadians to have confidence in the process of reforming our electoral system, it is crucial for the political parties of all elected Members of Parliament to have a seat at the table, and that no one party should have the power to unilaterally overhaul the electoral system; and (d) appoint a special committee with the mandate to conduct hearings on replacing the current system with one that better reflects the democratic choices of Canadians, and (i) that this committee consist of 12 members which shall include five members from the government party, three members from the Official Opposition party, two members from the New Democratic Party, one member from the Bloc Québécois and one member from the Green Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party, (ii) that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties, (iii) that the committee have all of the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, subject to the usual authorization from the House, (iv) that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Acting Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than three sitting days following the adoption of this motion, (v) that the quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present, (vi) that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2), (vii) that the committee report to the House no later than September 30, 2016.

February 23, 2016 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That the House (a) recognize that the current first-past-the-post electoral system regularly results in one party forming a large majority government despite winning far less than a majority of the votes; (b) agree with the Prime Minister, who has regularly called for the 42nd general election to be the last under the current system; (c) acknowledge that for Canadians to have confidence in the process of reforming our electoral system, it is crucial for the political parties of all elected Members of Parliament to have a seat at the table, and that no one party should have the power to unilaterally overhaul the electoral system; and (d) appoint a special committee with the mandate to conduct hearings on replacing the current system with one that better reflects the democratic choices of Canadians, and (i) that this committee consist of 12 members which shall include five members from the government party, three members from the Official Opposition party, two members from the New Democratic Party, one member from the Bloc Québécois and one member from the Green Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party, (ii) that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the recognized opposition parties, (iii) that the committee have all of the powers of a standing committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, subject to the usual authorization from the House, (iv) that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Acting Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than three sitting days following the adoption of this motion, (v) that the quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least one member of each recognized party be present, (vi) that membership substitutions be permitted from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2), (vii) that the committee report to the House no later than September 30, 2016.

February 23, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That the House (a) acknowledge that mounting job losses combined with a lack of access to Employment Insurance (EI) contribute to growing income inequality and a situation where too many Canadians are struggling to make ends meet; and (b) call on the government to honour its campaign promises and Throne Speech commitment to strengthen the EI system “to make sure that it best serves both the Canadian economy and all Canadians who need it,” by taking immediate action to: (i) create a universal qualifying threshold of 360 hours for EI, regardless of the regional rate of unemployment, (ii) immediately repeal the harmful reforms of the previous government, including those that force unemployed workers to move away from their communities, take lower-paying jobs and those that eliminated the Extended EI Benefits Pilot program to help seasonal workers, (iii) protect the EI account to ensure that funds are only spent on benefits for Canadians, including training, and never again used to boost the government’s bottom line.

February 23, 2016 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) support the vital role played by CBC/Radio-Canada with respect to culture, the regions and Canadian identity; (b) recognize the harm caused by the $364 million in cuts made by the Liberal government in the 1990s and the $115 million in cuts made by the Conservative government in 2012; (c) reinvest $150 million per year as promised during the election campaign; (d) create an arm’s length commission to make appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors; and (e) impose a moratorium on transactions requiring the approval of the Governor in Council under section 48(2) of the Broadcasting Act, such as the sale of Maison de Radio-Canada in Montréal.

March 3, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That the House: (a) acknowledge the contribution Bombardier makes to the Canadian economy and the aerospace industry; (b) recognize that there is a market solution already available that could support Bombardier; (c) acknowledge that Bombardier has designed the quietest and best aircraft in its class that is well suited to urban airports like the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport; (d) recognize that the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is a major economic driver for the Greater Toronto Area that supports both business and leisure travel; (e) recognize that the expansion of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport would allow airlines to purchase Bombardier aircraft; and (f) call on the government to reverse its decision on restricting the expansion of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

April 15, 2016 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — That, given that the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are facing an economic downturn, due to the collapse in the energy sector, the House:

(a) recognize that all regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan are impacted by this economic downturn;

(b) understand the economic hardship that Albertans and Saskatchewanians are facing, particularly those who are unemployed due to this economic downturn; and

(c) call upon the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to include the Edmonton Capital Region, Southern Saskatchewan, and the province of New Brunswick in the government’s proposed Employment Insurance (EI) extension program, in order to provide EI parity to those being affected by low economic growth in these regions.


April 15, 2016 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — That the House: (a) agree that the sharing economy is a key driver of competition and innovation; (b) note that without federal leadership, excessive regulation can impede the growth of the sharing economy and, by extension, competition and innovation; (c) share the position of the Canadian Competition Bureau that the sharing economy lowers prices for consumers, provides them with greater convenience, and offers them with a wider array of choices; (d) concur with the Competition Bureau that competition should be the default and only be restricted in limited circumstances where it can be shown that regulation is needed to address a market failure while being sure the regulation is minimally restrictive on competition; (e) endorse the 2008 report of the Competition Policy Review Panel, Chapter 2, Creating Wealth: Competitiveness and Productivity, which stated that “competition is the strongest spur to innovation and value creation, leading to a higher standard of living for all Canadians” and recognize the role that the sharing economy has on fostering competition; and, therefore, (f) call on the government to enable and provide support for innovative sharing economy businesses in regulated sectors, including, but not limited to, working with the provinces to establish one common minimally restrictive framework Canada-wide.

April 15, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That the House urge the Minister of Justice to:

(a) follow her government’s own guidelines for Ministers and Ministers of State as described in Annex B of Open and Accountable Government 2015, that “Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries must ensure that political fundraising activities or considerations do not affect, or appear to affect, the exercise of their official duties or the access of individuals or organizations to government”; that “There should be no preferential access to government, or appearance of preferential access, accorded to individuals or organizations because they have made financial contributions to politicians and political parties”; and that “There should be no singling out, or appearance of singling out, of individuals or organizations as targets of political fundraising because they have official dealings with Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries, or their staff or departments”;

(b) apologize for the fundraising event on behalf of the Liberal Party with one of the top law firms in Canada; and

(c) return all funds collected from the event, as was done in 2014 for the event involving the former Minister of Canadian Heritage.


April 15, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That, given that the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan are facing an economic downturn, due to the collapse in the energy sector, the House:

(a) recognize that all regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan are impacted by this economic downturn;

(b) understand the economic hardship that Albertans and Saskatchewanians are facing, particularly those who are unemployed due to this economic downturn; and

(c) call upon the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour to include the Edmonton Capital Region, Southern Saskatchewan, and the province of New Brunswick in the government’s proposed Employment Insurance (EI) extension program, in order to provide EI parity to those being affected by low economic growth in these regions.


April 15, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That the House: (a) agree that the sharing economy is a key driver of competition and innovation; (b) note that without federal leadership, excessive regulation can impede the growth of the sharing economy and, by extension, competition and innovation; (c) share the position of the Canadian Competition Bureau that the sharing economy lowers prices for consumers, provides them with greater convenience, and offers them with a wider array of choices; (d) concur with the Competition Bureau that competition should be the default and only be restricted in limited circumstances where it can be shown that regulation is needed to address a market failure while being sure the regulation is minimally restrictive on competition; (e) endorse the 2008 report of the Competition Policy Review Panel, Chapter 2, Creating Wealth: Competitiveness and Productivity, which stated that “competition is the strongest spur to innovation and value creation, leading to a higher standard of living for all Canadians” and recognize the role that the sharing economy has on fostering competition; and, therefore, (f) call on the government to enable and provide support for innovative sharing economy businesses in regulated sectors, including, but not limited to, working with the provinces to establish one common minimally restrictive framework Canada-wide.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the government should keep their promise to support small businesses, Canada’s top job creators, by maintaining legislated reductions in the small businesses tax rate that will reduce the rate to 9 percent; and (b) in order to make this reduction revenue neutral, the government should increase the corporate tax rate by .167 percentage point for each of the next three years.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the government should keep their promise to support small businesses, Canada’s top job creators, by maintaining legislated reductions in the small businesses tax rate that will reduce the rate to 9 percent; and (b) in order to make this reduction revenue neutral, the government should increase the corporate tax rate by .167 percentage point for each of the next three years.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should launch an independent investigation into the Canada Revenue Agency’s handling of the amnesty deals for multimillionaire clients of KPMG who had hidden money in offshore tax havens.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should launch an independent investigation into the Canada Revenue Agency’s handling of the amnesty deals for multimillionaire clients of KPMG who had hidden money in offshore tax havens.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, since the government is signing trade agreements that are undermining supply management and that will have a negative impact on the Canadian dairy industry, the House: (a) recognize the magnitude of the economic losses to Canadian dairy producers from the importation of diafiltered milk from the United States, which totalled $220 million in 2015; (b) recognize that each day of government inaction contributes to the disappearance of a steadily increasing number of family farms across the country; (c) recognize that the entire industry is standing together to call for the problem to be resolved immediately; and (d) call upon the government to keep its election promises and honour the commitments made since the start of its mandate by immediately enforcing the compositional standards for cheese for all Canadian processors.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) strengthen the principles stated in the document entitled Open and Accountable Government by strengthening fundraising rules, and enshrining the Code of Conduct into law under the Conflict of Interest Act; and (b) bring forward amendments to extend the Act to cover all Ministerial staff, give the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner the ability to administer financial penalties for breaches of the Act, and reduce partisanship in public appointments by prohibiting appointees from making political donations or otherwise publically supporting a political party.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) strengthen the principles stated in the document entitled Open and Accountable Government by strengthening fundraising rules, and enshrining the Code of Conduct into law under the Conflict of Interest Act; and (b) bring forward amendments to extend the Act to cover all Ministerial staff, give the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner the ability to administer financial penalties for breaches of the Act, and reduce partisanship in public appointments by prohibiting appointees from making political donations or otherwise publically supporting a political party.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly) — That in the opinion of the House: (a) the KPMG tax scandal and the release of the so-called Panama Papers illustrate the urgent need for those caught using offshore tax havens primarily for tax evasion purposes and for those who facilitate tax evasion or dubious international tax avoidance schemes to be subject to strong penalties and, where applicable, criminal charges; and (b) that those involved in facilitating or undertaking such regimes should not be permitted to receive amnesty deals without facing such penalties.

April 19, 2016 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That in the opinion of the House: (a) the KPMG tax scandal and the release of the so-called Panama Papers illustrate the urgent need for those caught using offshore tax havens primarily for tax evasion purposes and for those who facilitate tax evasion or dubious international tax avoidance schemes to be subject to strong penalties and, where applicable, criminal charges; and (b) that those involved in facilitating or undertaking such regimes should not be permitted to receive amnesty deals without facing such penalties.

May 5, 2016 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — That the House agree that ISIS is responsible for: (a) crimes against humanity aimed at groups such as Christians, Yezidis, and Shia Muslims, as well as other religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq; (b) utilizing rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and enslaving women and girls; and (c) targeting gays and lesbians who have been tortured and murdered; and, as a consequence, that the House strongly condemn these atrocities and declare that these crimes constitute genocide.

May 5, 2016 — Mr. Clement (Parry Sound—Muskoka) — That the House agree that ISIS is responsible for: (a) crimes against humanity aimed at groups such as Christians, Yezidis, and Shia Muslims, as well as other religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq; (b) utilizing rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and enslaving women and girls; and (c) targeting gays and lesbians who have been tortured and murdered; and, as a consequence, that the House strongly condemn these atrocities and declare that these crimes constitute genocide.

May 10, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given that it is a core responsibility of the government to help get our natural resources to market, the House: (a) recognize the importance of the energy sector to the Canadian economy and support its development in an environmentally sustainable way; (b) recognize that oil shipped through federally regulated pipelines reaches its destination without incident; (c) acknowledge the support for pipelines expressed by the governments of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan; (d) recognize the support for pipelines from private-sector business leaders; (e) recognize that the construction of a national pipeline would create thousands of jobs in areas afflicted with high unemployment due to low commodity prices and low investment; (f) acknowledge that global fossil fuel use is expected to increase until at least 2040; and (g) express its support for the construction of pipelines that are built in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way and according to all federal regulations.

May 10, 2016 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) it is in the public interest to protect the freedom of conscience of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional who objects to take part, directly or indirectly, in the provision of medical assistance in dying; (b) everyone has freedom of conscience and religion under section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms; (c) a regime that would require a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional to make use of effective referral of patients could infringe on the freedom of conscience of those medical practitioners, nurse practitioners, pharmacists or any other health care professional; and (d) the government should support legislation to protect the freedom of conscience of a medical practitioner, nurse practitioner, pharmacist or any other health care professional.

May 10, 2016 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — That, given that it is a core responsibility of the government to help get our natural resources to market, the House: (a) recognize the importance of the energy sector to the Canadian economy and support its development in an environmentally sustainable way; (b) recognize that oil shipped through federally regulated pipelines reaches its destination without incident; (c) acknowledge the support for pipelines expressed by the governments of Alberta, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan; (d) recognize the support for pipelines from private-sector business leaders; (e) recognize that the construction of a national pipeline would create thousands of jobs in areas afflicted with high unemployment due to low commodity prices and low investment; (f) acknowledge that global fossil fuel use is expected to increase until at least 2040; and (g) express its support for the construction of pipelines that are built in an environmentally sustainable and responsible way and according to all federal regulations.

May 10, 2016 — Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle) — That, in the opinion of the House, given the importance of trade to Canadian jobs and long-term growth, as well as the government’s commitment to strengthen ties within North America and the Asia-Pacific region: (a) growing protectionism threatens the global economy; (b) the Trans-Pacific Partnership is the best opportunity to strengthen the multilateral trading system and develop rules that protect Canada’s economic interests; (c) the government should send a strong signal to Canadian businesses and its closest allies that it supports international commerce; (d) Canada’s position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership should not depend on political developments in the United States; (e) the government should stop prolonging consultations on this important agreement; and (f) the government should declare Canada’s final position on the Trans-Pacific Partnership in time for the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa on June 29, 2016.

May 17, 2016 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That Standing Order 78 be amended by adding the following:

"(4) No motion, pursuant to any paragraph of this Standing Order, may be used to allocate a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.";

and that Standing Order 57 be amended by adding the following:

", provided that the resolution or resolutions, clause or clauses, section or sections, preamble or preambles, title or titles, being considered do not pertain to any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.".


May 17, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That Standing Order 78 be amended by adding the following:

"(4) No motion, pursuant to any paragraph of this Standing Order, may be used to allocate a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.";

and that Standing Order 57 be amended by adding the following:

", provided that the resolution or resolutions, clause or clauses, section or sections, preamble or preambles, title or titles, being considered do not pertain to any bill that seeks to amend the Canada Elections Act or the Parliament of Canada Act.".


May 17, 2016 — Ms. Ramsey (Essex) — That the House (a) take note of serious criticisms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including from leading Canadian academics, civil society groups, innovators, and industry sectors such as agricultural and manufacturing; (b) express concern that the government has not produced any economic impact study of the deal; and (c) call on the government to reject the deal as signed.

May 17, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That the House (a) take note of serious criticisms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, including from leading Canadian academics, civil society groups, innovators, and industry sectors such as agricultural and manufacturing; (b) express concern that the government has not produced any economic impact study of the deal; and (c) call on the government to reject the deal as signed.

May 17, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That a Special Committee on electoral reform be appointed to identify and conduct a study of viable alternate voting systems to replace the first-past-the-post system, as well as to examine mandatory voting and online voting;

that the Committee be directed to issue an invitation to each Member of Parliament to conduct a town hall in their respective constituencies and provide the Committee with a written report of the input from their constituents to be filed with the Clerk of the Committee no later than November 1, 2016;

that the Committee be directed to take into account the applicable constitutional, legal and implementation parameters in the development of its recommendations; accordingly, the Committee should seek out expert testimony on these matters;

that the Committee be directed to consult broadly with relevant experts and organizations, take into consideration consultations that have been undertaken on the issue, examine relevant research studies and literature, and review models being used or developed in other jurisdictions;

that the Committee be directed to develop its consultation agenda, working methods, and recommendations on electoral reform with the goal of strengthening the inclusion of all Canadians in our diverse society, including women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, seniors, Canadians with disabilities, new Canadians, and residents of rural and remote communities;

that the Committee be directed to conduct a national engagement process that includes a comprehensive and inclusive consultation with Canadians, including through written submissions and online engagement tools;

that the Committee be composed of twelve (12) members of which five (5) shall be government members, three (3) shall be from the Official Opposition, two (2) shall be from the New Democratic Party, one (1) member shall be from the Bloc Québécois, and the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands;

that changes in the membership of the Committee be effective immediately after notification by the Whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;

that membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);

that, with the exception of the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, all other members shall be named by their respective Whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the Committee no later than ten (10) sitting days following the adoption of this motion;

that the Committee be chaired by a member of the government party; that, in addition to the Chair, there be one (1) Vice-Chair from the Official Opposition and one (1) Vice-Chair from the New Democratic Party, and that, notwithstanding Standing Order 106(3), all candidates for the position of Chair or Vice-Chair from the Official Opposition shall be elected by secret ballot, and that each candidate be permitted to address the Committee for not more than three (3) minutes;

that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least four (4) members are present and provided that one (1) member from the government party and one (1) member from an opposition party are present;

that the Committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada;

that the Committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings; and

that the Committee present its final report no later than December 1, 2016.


June 10, 2016 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — That the House: (a) recognize that (i) the Prime Minister made the promise to conduct an open and transparent competition to replace Canada’s fleet of CF-18s, (ii) the acquisition and life-cycle costs to replace the CF-18s provide the best value to the taxpayers of Canada, (iii) the Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed that Canada currently does not experience a capability gap, (iv) the Canadian aerospace workers will be negatively impacted by a sole source contract, (v) a decision to sole source this contract could lead to substantial legal and compensation fees paid by the government; and therefore (b) call on the government to hold an open and transparent competition to replace Canada’s fleet of CF-18s.

June 10, 2016 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should allow infrastructure funding to flow quickly to municipalities for the 2016 construction season by: (a) ensuring fairness in the distribution of funding through the current Federal Gas Tax Fund distribution formulas; (b) doubling the Federal Gas Tax funding from $2 billion to $4 billion; and (c) giving municipalities the freedom to apply the funding to projects that would qualify under the same guidelines that currently exist for the Federal Gas Tax Fund.

June 10, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That the House: (a) recognize that it is a constitutional right for Canadians to trade with Canadians; (b) re-affirm that the Fathers of Confederation expressed this constitutional right in Section 121 of the Constitution Act, 1867 which reads: "All Articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any one of the Provinces shall, from and after the Union, be admitted free into each of the other Provinces”; (c) recognize that the recent Comeau decision in New Brunswick creates a unique opportunity to seek constitutional clarity on Section 121 from the Supreme Court of Canada; and that therefore, the House call on the government to refer the Comeau decision and its evidence to the Supreme Court for constitutional clarification of Section 121.

June 10, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That the House: (a) recognize that (i) the Prime Minister made the promise to conduct an open and transparent competition to replace Canada’s fleet of CF-18s, (ii) the acquisition and life-cycle costs to replace the CF-18s provide the best value to the taxpayers of Canada, (iii) the Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed that Canada currently does not experience a capability gap, (iv) the Canadian aerospace workers will be negatively impacted by a sole source contract, (v) a decision to sole source this contract could lead to substantial legal and compensation fees paid by the government; and therefore (b) call on the government to hold an open and transparent competition to replace Canada’s fleet of CF-18s.

June 10, 2016 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should allow infrastructure funding to flow quickly to municipalities for the 2016 construction season by: (a) ensuring fairness in the distribution of funding through the current Federal Gas Tax Fund distribution formulas; (b) doubling the Federal Gas Tax funding from $2 billion to $4 billion; and (c) giving municipalities the freedom to apply the funding to projects that would qualify under the same guidelines that currently exist for the Federal Gas Tax Fund.

June 10, 2016 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — That the House: (a) recognize the contradiction of continuing to give Canadian criminal records for simple possession of marijuana after the government has stated that it should not be a crime; (b) recognize that this situation is unacceptable to Canadians, municipalities and law enforcement agencies; (c) recognize that a growing number of voices, including that of a former Liberal prime minister, are calling for decriminalization to address this gap; and (d) call upon the government to immediately decriminalize the simple possession of marijuana for personal use.

June 10, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That the House: (a) recognize the contradiction of continuing to give Canadian criminal records for simple possession of marijuana after the government has stated that it should not be a crime; (b) recognize that this situation is unacceptable to Canadians, municipalities and law enforcement agencies; (c) recognize that a growing number of voices, including that of a former Liberal prime minister, are calling for decriminalization to address this gap; and (d) call upon the government to immediately decriminalize the simple possession of marijuana for personal use.

June 10, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That the House: (a) recall its unanimous vote of May 12, 2015, on the covenant of moral, social, legal, and fiduciary obligation, between the Canadian people and the government to provide equitable financial compensation and support services to past and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have been injured, disabled or have died as a result of military service, and to their dependents; (b) restate its opinion that the government is obliged to fulfill those responsibilities; and (c) call on the government to immediately cease ongoing legal actions against Canadian veterans seeking fair compensation for injuries resulting from their military service.

September 20, 2016 — Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) — That, given the United Nations declaration of genocide against the Yazidi people by ISIS, and the dire humanitarian crisis facing the Yazidi people, the House: (a) support recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, "They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis"; and (b) call on the government to regularly report back to the House on progress related to the implementation of these recommendations.

September 20, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given the United Nations declaration of genocide against the Yazidi people by ISIS, and the dire humanitarian crisis facing the Yazidi people, the House: (a) support recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, "They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis"; and (b) call on the government to regularly report back to the House on progress related to the implementation of these recommendations.

September 20, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to the Supreme Court of Canada and, in particular, when replacing the retiring Justice Thomas Cromwell, who is Atlantic Canada’s representative on the Supreme Court.

September 27, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That: (a) the House recognize that (i) Canadian arms exports have nearly doubled over the past decade, and that Canada is now the second-largest exporter of arms to the Middle East, (ii) Canadians expect a high standard from their government when it comes to protecting human rights abroad, (iii) Canadians are concerned by arms sales to countries with a record of human rights abuses, including Saudi Arabia, Libya, and Sudan, (iv) there is a need for Canadians, through Parliament, to oversee current and future arms sales; (b) Standing Order 104(2) be amended by adding after clause (b) the following: “(c) Arms Exports Review”; (c) Standing Order 108(3) be amended by adding the following: “(i) Arms Exports Review shall include, among other matters, the review of and report on (i) Canada’s arms export permits regime, (ii) proposed international arms sales, (iii) annual government reports regarding arms sales, (iv) the use of these weapons abroad, (v) all matters and broader trends regarding Canada’s current and future arms exports.”; (d) the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs prepare and report to the House within five sitting days of the adoption of this Order a list of Members to compose the new standing committee created by this Order; and (e) that the Clerk be authorized to make any required editorial and consequential amendments to the Standing Orders.

September 27, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — That, in the opinion of the House, Canada must stand up for human rights both at home and abroad, and therefore the government should cease any negotiations or discussions regarding an extradition treaty with China.

September 27, 2016 — Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) — That, in the opinion of the House, Canada must stand up for human rights both at home and abroad, and therefore the government should cease any negotiations or discussions regarding an extradition treaty with China.

October 13, 2016 — Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) — That, recognizing that the Prime Minister and the Minister of International Trade promised 400,000 Canadian forestry workers a framework agreement on softwood lumber exports with the Obama Administration by mid-June, 2016, recognizing the government’s failure to meet that deadline and their subsequent failure to negotiate a final agreement before the expiry of the last trade agreement on October 12, 2016, and given that many high-quality, well-paying jobs in the forestry sector are now at risk due to the government’s lack of action, the House call upon the government to stop delaying and take all necessary steps to prevent a trade war that will threaten the livelihood of Canadian workers and communities.

October 18, 2016 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — That, given the actions of the Russian Federation in, among other things, (i) aggravating and prolonging the war in Syria, (ii) unilaterally annexing Crimea, (iii) persecuting religious minorities and others within its own borders, (iv) refusing to abide by the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the House reject further 'normalization' of Canada's relationship with the Russian Federation, and in particular the notion of Russia’s participation in any formal way with the Arctic Council.

October 18, 2016 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — That the House: (a) acknowledge the importance of the government consulting with Canadians before taking actions that will affect their communities; (b) agree that the current version of the Respect for Communities Act plays an essential role in ensuring that local communities have their say whenever the government is considering the approval of supervised consumption sites; (c) agree that supervised consumption sites should not be approved without broad consultations with local communities, law enforcement agencies, and municipal governments; and (d) re-affirm that, as per the Prime Minister’s mandate letter to the Minister of Health, the current government’s work will be informed by “feedback from Canadians”.

October 18, 2016 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — That, given that there have been significant operational changes and new risks associated with Operation IMPACT since the House last considered Canada's contribution to the effort to combat ISIS on March 8, 2016, and given the lack of detail provided by the government regarding its commitment of 600 Canadian Armed Forces members to the United Nations, the House call on the government to hold a debate and a vote on this and any other new and changed deployment that puts Canadian troops in harm’s way.

October 18, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given the actions of the Russian Federation in, among other things, (i) aggravating and prolonging the war in Syria, (ii) unilaterally annexing Crimea, (iii) persecuting religious minorities and others within its own borders, (iv) refusing to abide by the terms of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the House reject further 'normalization' of Canada's relationship with the Russian Federation, and in particular the notion of Russia’s participation in any formal way with the Arctic Council.

October 18, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given that there have been significant operational changes and new risks associated with Operation IMPACT since the House last considered Canada's contribution to the effort to combat ISIS on March 8, 2016, and given the lack of detail provided by the government regarding its commitment of 600 Canadian Armed Forces members to the United Nations, the House call on the government to hold a debate and a vote on this and any other new and changed deployment that puts Canadian troops in harm’s way.

October 18, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House (a) recognize that ISIS is committing genocide against the Yazidi people; (b) acknowledge that many Yazidi women and girls are still being held captive by ISIS as sexual slaves; (c) recognize that the government has neglected to provide this House with an appropriate plan and the corresponding action required to respond to this humanitarian crisis; (d) support recommendations found in the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, "They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis"; and (e) call on the government to (i) take immediate action upon all the recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the said report, (ii) use its full authority to provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls within 30 days.

October 18, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House: (a) acknowledge the importance of the government consulting with Canadians before taking actions that will affect their communities; (b) agree that the current version of the Respect for Communities Act plays an essential role in ensuring that local communities have their say whenever the government is considering the approval of supervised consumption sites; (c) agree that supervised consumption sites should not be approved without broad consultations with local communities, law enforcement agencies, and municipal governments; and (d) re-affirm that, as per the Prime Minister’s mandate letter to the Minister of Health, the current government’s work will be informed by “feedback from Canadians”.

October 25, 2016 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner should be given new powers to oversee the Open and Accountable Government directive to Ministers in order to ensure that there is no preferential access to government, or appearance of preferential access, accorded to individuals or organizations because they have made financial contributions to politicians or political parties.

October 25, 2016 — Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner should be given new powers to oversee the Open and Accountable Government directive to Ministers in order to ensure that there is no preferential access to government, or appearance of preferential access, accorded to individuals or organizations because they have made financial contributions to politicians or political parties.

October 25, 2016 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That the House recognize the inadequacy of marine spill response capacity demonstrated by the ongoing spill near Bella Bella, and call on the government to immediately act on its promise to protect British Columbia’s North Coast by implementing a legislated, permanent ban on oil tanker traffic in the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound.

October 25, 2016 — Mr. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam) — That the House recognize the inadequacy of marine spill response capacity demonstrated by the ongoing spill near Bella Bella, and call on the government to immediately act on its promise to protect British Columbia’s North Coast by implementing a legislated, permanent ban on oil tanker traffic in the Dixon Entrance, Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound.

October 25, 2016 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That the House: (a) recall its unanimous vote of May 12, 2015, on the covenant of moral, social, legal, and fiduciary obligation, between the Canadian people and the government to provide equitable financial compensation and support services to past and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have been injured, disabled or have died as a result of military service, and to their dependents; (b) reaffirm its opinion that the government is obliged to fulfill those responsibilities; and (c) call on the government to immediately cease ongoing legal actions against Canadian veterans seeking fair compensation for injuries resulting from their military service.

October 25, 2016 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — That the House: (a) recall its unanimous vote of May 12, 2015, on the covenant of moral, social, legal, and fiduciary obligation, between the Canadian people and the government to provide equitable financial compensation and support services to past and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have been injured, disabled or have died as a result of military service, and to their dependents; (b) reaffirm its opinion that the government is obliged to fulfill those responsibilities; and (c) call on the government to immediately cease ongoing legal actions against Canadian veterans seeking fair compensation for injuries resulting from their military service.

October 25, 2016 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That the House call on the government to comply with the historic ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordering the end of discrimination against First Nations children, including by:

(a) immediately investing an additional $155 million in new funding for the delivery of child welfare that has been identified as the shortfall this year alone, and establishing a funding plan for future years that will end the systemic shortfalls in First Nations child welfare;

(b) implementing the full definition of Jordan's Principle as outlined in a resolution passed by the House on December 12, 2007;

(c) fully complying with all orders made by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and committing to stop fighting Indigenous families in court who are seeking access to services covered by the federal government; and

(d) making public all pertinent documents related to the overhaul of child welfare and the implementation of Jordan's Principle.


November 1, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner should be granted the authority to oversee and enforce the directives to Ministers listed in Open and Accountable Government in order to end the current practice of “cash-for-access” by ensuring there is no preferential access to government, or appearance of preferential access, accorded to individuals or organizations because they have made financial contributions to politicians or political parties.

November 1, 2016 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — That the House: (a) recognize that the current compensation outcome under the 2015 Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program is not working for certain victims, as many paper records have been lost or destroyed over time and many witnesses have died or cannot remember prescription details; and (b) call on the Minister of Health to exercise compassion and use her discretionary authority to ensure that these thalidomide claimants receive the proper compensation under the Program.

November 1, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House: (a) recognize that the current compensation outcome under the 2015 Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program is not working for certain victims, as many paper records have been lost or destroyed over time and many witnesses have died or cannot remember prescription details; and (b) call on the Minister of Health to exercise compassion and use her discretionary authority to ensure that these thalidomide claimants receive the proper compensation under the Program.

November 1, 2016 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — That, since the closure of the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta, would lead to job losses, economic hardship, and have an overall devastating impact on the Town of Vegreville and surrounding communities, the government should immediately reverse its decision, made without consultation, to close and move the Centre from a rural constituency to an urban constituency currently held by the government.

November 1, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, since the closure of the Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta, would lead to job losses, economic hardship, and have an overall devastating impact on the Town of Vegreville and surrounding communities, the government should immediately reverse its decision, made without consultation, to close and move the Centre from a rural constituency to an urban constituency currently held by the government.

November 1, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given effective political representation of the various regions of Canada requires an intimate understanding of those regions, and since there are already Ministers from all the provinces who ought to be able to manage regional development agencies and speak on behalf of their constituents, the House call on the Prime Minister to reverse his decision to centralize regional representation and development into the hands of a Toronto area Minister and use his current Ministry to give the regions the respect they deserve.

November 1, 2016 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — That, given effective political representation of the various regions of Canada requires an intimate understanding of those regions, and since there are already Ministers from all the provinces who ought to be able to manage regional development agencies and speak on behalf of their constituents, the House call on the Prime Minister to reverse his decision to centralize regional representation and development into the hands of a Toronto area Minister and use his current Ministry to give the regions the respect they deserve.

November 29, 2016 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — That, given the government’s naïve approach to foreign policy, including: (a) initially refusing to acknowledge that Yazidis, Assyrians, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are the victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State; (b) inexplicably delaying any effort to re-settle at-risk Yazidi women and girls who have been subject to rape and sexual slavery in Iraq and Syria; (c) withdrawing Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets from the battle against the Islamic State; (d) committing $25 million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, a known supporter of the listed terrorist group Hamas; (e) lifting sanctions and normalizing relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a Canadian-listed state sponsor of terror who has repeatedly stated its ultimate goal is the destruction of Canada’s ally, Israel; (f) abandoning its election pledge to the family of Sergei Magnitsky, who died while imprisoned by the Russian government, to crack down on corrupt human rights violators by refusing to support Bill C-267, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law); (g) entering into negotiations on an extradition treaty with the Government of China while denying it had done so; (h) sending Canadian officials to secretly meet with their Russian counterparts in an effort to normalize relations with Vladimir Putin, despite his ongoing military aggression in Eastern Europe and illegal occupation of sovereign Ukrainian territory; and (i) describing Fidel Castro as a “remarkable leader” and an “iconic figure” despite the thousands of people he murdered, imprisoned, impoverished, and enslaved during the course of his nearly 50 year rule of Cuba, the House condemn the ineffective leadership of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the world stage.

November 29, 2016 — Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — That, given that it is a core responsibility of the government to help get our natural resources to market, and to foster the conditions to create thousands of private-sector jobs in areas of high unemployment, the House support the approval and construction of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

November 29, 2016 — Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — That, given (a) there is a jobs crisis in this country; (b) the design and construction of pipelines creates thousands of jobs; (c) the operation and maintenance of pipelines leads to tens of thousands of jobs in all different parts of our economy; (d) the tax revenue generated by pipeline companies and the energy industry contributes billions of dollars to our hospitals, schools, infrastructure projects, and social programs; (e) pipelines are the safest way to transport oil and gas; (f) the National Energy Board is the best way to independently evaluate pipeline proposals using a scientific and evidence-based process; (g) it is exceptionally difficult to get a pipeline built in North America and it requires executive leadership from the Prime Minister and Cabinet to push a project forward; and (h) approving and supporting pipeline projects are the best way to address the jobs crisis in this country; the House call on the government to ensure construction of the Keystone XL, Line Three, Kinder Morgan, and Northern Gateway pipeline projects and stand with the workers who are depending on these projects being completed.

November 29, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given the government’s naïve approach to foreign policy, including: (a) initially refusing to acknowledge that Yazidis, Assyrians, Christians, and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are the victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State; (b) inexplicably delaying any effort to re-settle at-risk Yazidi women and girls who have been subject to rape and sexual slavery in Iraq and Syria; (c) withdrawing Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets from the battle against the Islamic State; (d) committing $25 million in funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, a known supporter of the listed terrorist group Hamas; (e) lifting sanctions and normalizing relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, a Canadian-listed state sponsor of terror who has repeatedly stated its ultimate goal is the destruction of Canada’s ally, Israel; (f) abandoning its election pledge to the family of Sergei Magnitsky, who died while imprisoned by the Russian government, to crack down on corrupt human rights violators by refusing to support Bill C-267, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law); (g) entering into negotiations on an extradition treaty with the Government of China while denying it had done so; (h) sending Canadian officials to secretly meet with their Russian counterparts in an effort to normalize relations with Vladimir Putin, despite his ongoing military aggression in Eastern Europe and illegal occupation of sovereign Ukrainian territory; and (i) describing Fidel Castro as a “remarkable leader” and an “iconic figure” despite the thousands of people he murdered, imprisoned, impoverished, and enslaved during the course of his nearly 50 year rule of Cuba, the House condemn the ineffective leadership of the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the world stage.

November 29, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given (a) there is a jobs crisis in this country; (b) the design and construction of pipelines creates thousands of jobs; (c) the operation and maintenance of pipelines leads to tens of thousands of jobs in all different parts of our economy; (d) the tax revenue generated by pipeline companies and the energy industry contributes billions of dollars to our hospitals, schools, infrastructure projects, and social programs; (e) pipelines are the safest way to transport oil and gas; (f) the National Energy Board is the best way to independently evaluate pipeline proposals using a scientific and evidence-based process; (g) it is exceptionally difficult to get a pipeline built in North America and it requires executive leadership from the Prime Minister and Cabinet to push a project forward; and (h) approving and supporting pipeline projects are the best way to address the jobs crisis in this country; the House call on the government to ensure construction of the Keystone XL, Line Three, Kinder Morgan, and Northern Gateway pipeline projects and stand with the workers who are depending on these projects being completed.

November 29, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, in light of the regrettable comments made by the Prime Minister on behalf of Canadians on the death of Fidel Castro, and in an effort to send a clear signal to Cuban people and the international community that his comments do not reflect the true sentiments of Canadians, the House: (a) reject the comments made by the Prime Minister on November 26, 2016; (b) recognize the past atrocities and repression borne by the Cuban people under the rule of Fidel Castro, including his long and oppressive regime of imprisoning critics and reported beatings during arrest, restrictions on freedom of expression, association and assembly, and the suffering and restrictions placed on the press, minorities, and the democratic process, including the LGBT community; and (c) express its hope and full support for the people of Cuba, that they may now begin to see freedom and a commitment to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law, in order to ensure a brighter and better future for the Cuban people now and for generations to come.

November 29, 2016 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given that it is a core responsibility of the government to help get our natural resources to market, and to foster the conditions to create thousands of private-sector jobs in areas of high unemployment, the House support the approval and construction of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline.

January 31, 2017 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — That, given the escalating crisis across Canada from the illicit use of opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil, the House call on the government to declare the opioid overdose crisis a national public health emergency and immediately undertake the following actions: (a) enhance border security measures to stop the flow of fentanyl and carfentanil into Canada; (b) undertake a national fentanyl and carfentanil education awareness campaign; (c) support detox and treatment facilities and mental health in our communities and provinces; and (d) create a national strategy for tracking opioid overdoses.

January 31, 2017 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — That, in the opinion of the House, given the Prime Minister has placed the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in a direct conflict by only appointing her on an interim basis for a term of six months, an independent third party, other than the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, should undertake the investigation of the Prime Minister in relation to “cash-for-access” events and his use of a private commercial airliner, in an apparent contravention of Sections 11 and 12 of the Conflict of Interest Act, for his trip to a private island.

January 31, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given the average middle class Canadian is already overburdened with taxes, the House call on the government to abandon any plans it may have to in any way tax health and dental care plans.

January 31, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given the escalating crisis across Canada from the illicit use of opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil, the House call on the government to declare the opioid overdose crisis a national public health emergency and immediately undertake the following actions: (a) enhance border security measures to stop the flow of fentanyl and carfentanil into Canada; (b) undertake a national fentanyl and carfentanil education awareness campaign; (c) support detox and treatment facilities and mental health in our communities and provinces; and (d) create a national strategy for tracking opioid overdoses.

January 31, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, in the opinion of the House, given the Prime Minister has placed the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in a direct conflict by only appointing her on an interim basis for a term of six months, an independent third party, other than the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, should undertake the investigation of the Prime Minister in relation to “cash-for-access” events and his use of a private commercial airliner, in an apparent contravention of Sections 11 and 12 of the Conflict of Interest Act, for his trip to a private island.

February 7, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government misled Canadians on its platform and Throne Speech commitment “that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system”, and that the House call on the government to apologize to Canadians for breaking its promise.

February 7, 2017 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government misled Canadians on its platform and Throne Speech commitment “that 2015 will be the last federal election conducted under the first-past-the-post voting system”, and that the House call on the government to apologize to Canadians for breaking its promise.

February 7, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That the House (a) condemn the Executive Order signed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, which bans the entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and bars refugees; (b) affirm its belief that diversity is our strength and that immigration policy should not discriminate against anyone based on their race, religion, or national origin; and (c) call on the government to take concrete measures to help those affected by the Executive Order.

February 7, 2017 — Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East) — That the House (a) condemn the Executive Order signed by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, which bans the entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries and bars refugees; (b) affirm its belief that diversity is our strength and that immigration policy should not discriminate against anyone based on their race, religion, or national origin; and (c) call on the government to take concrete measures to help those affected by the Executive Order.

February 14, 2017 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — That the House call on the government to show support and appreciation for the brave men and women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces by reversing its decision to take away from the soldiers fighting against ISIS the tax benefit which provides them with $1,500 to $1,800 per month for the hardship and risk associated with their deployment.

February 14, 2017 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — That the House call on the government to show support and appreciation for the brave men and women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces by reversing its decision to take away from the soldiers fighting against ISIS the tax benefit which provides them with $1,500 to $1,800 per month for the hardship and risk associated with their deployment.

February 14, 2017 — Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls) — That, during the work of reforming the criminal justice system ''so that it better serves Canadians” announced by the Minister of Justice on December 22, 2016, the House call on the Minister, in light of the recent release and absolute discharge of Vincent Li with no conditions or monitoring, to start serving Canadians better by placing the rights of victims ahead of those of offenders.

February 14, 2017 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — That, during the work of reforming the criminal justice system ''so that it better serves Canadians” announced by the Minister of Justice on December 22, 2016, the House call on the Minister, in light of the recent release and absolute discharge of Vincent Li with no conditions or monitoring, to start serving Canadians better by placing the rights of victims ahead of those of offenders.

February 14, 2017 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — That the House: (a) recognize that Canadian society is not immune to the climate of hate and fear exemplified by the recent and senseless violent acts at a Quebec City mosque; (b) condemn all forms of systemic racism, religious intolerance, and discrimination of Muslims, Jews, Christians, Sikhs, Hindus, and other religious communities; and (c) instruct the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to undertake a study on how the government could (i) develop a whole-of-government approach to reducing or eliminating all types of discrimination in Canada, while ensuring a community-centered focus with a holistic response through evidence-based policy-making, (ii) collect data to contextualize hate crime reports and to conduct needs assessments for impacted communities; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than 240 calendar days from the adoption of this motion, provided that in its report, the Committee should make recommendations that the government may use to better reflect the enshrined rights and freedoms in the Constitution Acts, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

February 14, 2017 — Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — That, given: (a) the Liberal election platform states that ''government and its information should be open by default'' and ''data paid for by Canadians belongs to Canadians''; (b) the Department of Finance has indicated that a federally-mandated carbon tax will cause higher prices to ''cascade through the economy in the form of higher prices''; (c) such regressive taxes cause low-income people to bear a larger burden as heat, gas, and groceries form a larger portion of their family budgets; and (d) the Department of Finance has produced numerous calculations of the impact of these taxes on low and middle-income families, and their effect on the gap between rich and poor; an Order of the House do issue for a copy of the Department of Finance’s documents titled "Impact of a carbon price on households' consumption costs across the income distribution" and ''Estimating economic impacts from various mitigation options for greenhouse gas emissions,'' and any other documents that calculate the cost of carbon taxes on Canadian workers, businesses, and families.

February 21, 2017 — Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls) — That the House call on the government to: (a) commit to ensuring consecutive sentences can be imposed for those who commit the most heinous crimes, including murder; (b) keep the Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murders Act as part of the Criminal Code; and (c) ensure the provisions of consecutive sentencing are brought into force for the crime of human trafficking.

February 21, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House call on the government to: (a) commit to ensuring consecutive sentences can be imposed for those who commit the most heinous crimes, including murder; (b) keep the Protecting Canadians by Ending Sentence Discounts for Multiple Murders Act as part of the Criminal Code; and (c) ensure the provisions of consecutive sentencing are brought into force for the crime of human trafficking.

March 2, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, given the government loses tens of billions of dollars annually to tax loopholes, deductions, and exemptions that mostly benefit the wealthy and estimates suggest that tax evasion through the use of offshore tax havens costs the government more than $7 billion dollars annually, the House call on the government to: (a) address tax measures that primarily benefit the wealthy, including keeping its promise to cap the stock option deduction loophole; and (b) take aggressive action to tackle tax havens including (i) tightening rules for shell companies, (ii) renegotiating tax treaties that let companies repatriate profits from tax havens to Canada tax-free, (iii) ending penalty-free amnesty deals for individuals suspected of tax evasion.

March 2, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That the House (a) affirm its belief that diversity is our strength and that immigration policy should not discriminate against anyone based on their race, religion, or national origin; (b) assert that the United States of America has ceased to be a safe country for refugees as it no longer offers a high degree of protection to asylum seekers; and (c) call on the government to take concrete measures to work with the provinces in order to support communities affected by the surge of asylum seekers.

March 2, 2017 — Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East) — That the House (a) affirm its belief that diversity is our strength and that immigration policy should not discriminate against anyone based on their race, religion, or national origin; (b) assert that the United States of America has ceased to be a safe country for refugees as it no longer offers a high degree of protection to asylum seekers; and (c) call on the government to take concrete measures to work with the provinces in order to support communities affected by the surge of asylum seekers.

March 2, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that: (a) Canada and the United States have among the highest levels of cross-border trade and travel in the world; (b) preclearance operations strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness by expediting the flow of legitimate travel to and trade with the United States; and (c) Bill C-23, Preclearance Act, 2016, goes well beyond simply expanding the number of preclearance areas and will be implemented to the detriment of human rights, the privacy of Canadians and the sovereignty of Canadian laws, given that it (i) neglects to take into account the climate of uncertainty at the border following the discriminatory policies and executive orders of the Trump Administration, (ii) does not address Canadians’ concerns about being interrogated, detained, and turned back at the border based on race, religion, travel history or birthplace as a result of policies that may contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, (iii) does nothing to ensure that Canadians’ right to privacy will be protected during searches of their online presence and electronic devices, (iv) violates Canadian sovereignty by increasing the powers of American preclearance officers on Canadian soil with respect to the carrying of firearms and by not properly defining a criminal liability framework.

March 2, 2017 — Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that: (a) Canada and the United States have among the highest levels of cross-border trade and travel in the world; (b) preclearance operations strengthen Canada’s economic competitiveness by expediting the flow of legitimate travel to and trade with the United States; and (c) Bill C-23, Preclearance Act, 2016, goes well beyond simply expanding the number of preclearance areas and will be implemented to the detriment of human rights, the privacy of Canadians and the sovereignty of Canadian laws, given that it (i) neglects to take into account the climate of uncertainty at the border following the discriminatory policies and executive orders of the Trump Administration, (ii) does not address Canadians’ concerns about being interrogated, detained, and turned back at the border based on race, religion, travel history or birthplace as a result of policies that may contravene the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, (iii) does nothing to ensure that Canadians’ right to privacy will be protected during searches of their online presence and electronic devices, (iv) violates Canadian sovereignty by increasing the powers of American preclearance officers on Canadian soil with respect to the carrying of firearms and by not properly defining a criminal liability framework.

March 7, 2017 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — That the House support the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in her investigation of the Prime Minister’s activities, as well as the Prime Minister’s election commitment that “the Prime Minister represents all Canadians and should be directly accountable to them”, and that therefore the House call upon the Prime Minister to answer all questions put to him by those elected by Canadians to represent them in the House of Commons regarding his activities, which are being investigated by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

March 7, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House support the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner in her investigation of the Prime Minister’s activities, as well as the Prime Minister’s election commitment that “the Prime Minister represents all Canadians and should be directly accountable to them”, and that therefore the House call upon the Prime Minister to answer all questions put to him by those elected by Canadians to represent them in the House of Commons regarding his activities, which are being investigated by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner.

March 7, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House call on the government to show support and appreciation for the brave men and women serving in the Canadian Armed Forces by reversing its decision to take away from the soldiers fighting against ISIS the tax benefit which provides them with $1,500 to $1,800 per month for the hardship and risk associated with their deployment, and to retroactively provide the payment to members stationed at Camp Arifjan whose tax relief was cancelled as of September 1, 2016.

March 16, 2017 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — That, given the failure of the government to achieve the economic and employment objectives presented in Budget 2016, and given the growing protectionist and competitive threat from the United States, the House call on the government to ensure that Budget 2017 includes: (a) no further tax hikes on Canadian families, businesses, seniors or students; (b) immediate measures to encourage companies to hire young Canadians and address the youth unemployment crisis; (c) a credible plan to return to a balanced budget by 2019 as promised to Canadians; and (d) no plan to sell Canadian airports that involves (i) using the revenues to finance the Canada Infrastructure Bank, (ii) selling them to investors or enterprises that are under the political influence of foreign governments, (iii) higher user fees for Canadian taxpayers and travellers.

May 2, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That the House has lost confidence in the Minister of National Defence's ability to carry out his responsibilities on behalf of the government since, on multiple occasions, the Minister misrepresented his military service and provided misleading information to the House.

May 5, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister should abandon his undemocratic and un-Canadian plan to only show up for Question Period for less than one hour once a week.

May 5, 2017 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister should abandon his undemocratic and un-Canadian plan to only show up for Question Period for less than one hour once a week.

May 5, 2017 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — That, given that Canada has a responsibility to stand up against human rights violations, even if they are committed by military allies or trading partners, and given that Saudi Arabia has one of the world's worst records on supporting women's rights, including supporting a state run system of gender segregation, the House call on the government to publicly: (a) express to the United Nations Canada's disapproval of its decision to elect Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; and (b) call upon the United Nations to encourage Saudi Arabia to end its state sponsored system of gender segregation or resign its seat on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

May 5, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given that Canada has a responsibility to stand up against human rights violations, even if they are committed by military allies or trading partners, and given that Saudi Arabia has one of the world's worst records on supporting women's rights, including supporting a state run system of gender segregation, the House call on the government to publicly: (a) express to the United Nations Canada's disapproval of its decision to elect Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; and (b) call upon the United Nations to encourage Saudi Arabia to end its state sponsored system of gender segregation or resign its seat on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

May 5, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, given that: (a) Autism Spectrum Disorder (“autism”) is widely considered the fastest growing neurological disorder in Canada, impacting an estimated 1 in 68 children; (b) it is a lifelong diagnosis that manifests itself in a wide-range of symptoms, including difficulty communicating, social impairments, and restricted and repetitive behaviour; (c) individuals with autism and their families face unique challenges over their lifespan, often leading to families in crisis situations; and (d) Autism Spectrum Disorder is not just a health issue — it has overarching implications for Canadian society as a whole; accordingly, the House call on the government to grant the $19 million over 5 years requested by the Canadian Autism Partnership working group, Self-Advocates advisory group, and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorders Alliance, in order to establish a Canadian Autism Partnership that would support families and address key issues such as information sharing and research, early detection, diagnosis and treatment.

May 5, 2017 — Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) — That, recognizing that the Prime Minister and the Minister of International Trade promised 1,000,000 Canadians dependent on the forestry industry a framework agreement on softwood lumber exports with the Obama Administration by mid-June, 2016, recognizing the government’s failure to meet that deadline and their subsequent failure to negotiate a final agreement before the expiry of the last trade agreement on October 12, 2016, and given that many high-quality, well-paying jobs in the forestry sector, including remanufacturers, are now at risk due retroactive duties and tariffs on softwood lumber exports as a result of the government’s lack of action, the House call upon the government to stop delaying and provide a plan of action to Canadian workers and communities.

May 5, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, recognizing that the Prime Minister and the Minister of International Trade promised 1,000,000 Canadians dependent on the forestry industry a framework agreement on softwood lumber exports with the Obama Administration by mid-June, 2016, recognizing the government’s failure to meet that deadline and their subsequent failure to negotiate a final agreement before the expiry of the last trade agreement on October 12, 2016, and given that many high-quality, well-paying jobs in the forestry sector, including remanufacturers, are now at risk due retroactive duties and tariffs on softwood lumber exports as a result of the government’s lack of action, the House call upon the government to stop delaying and provide a plan of action to Canadian workers and communities.

May 9, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: "The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the Whole, after having called the attention of the House, or of the Committee, to the conduct of a Member who persists in irrelevance, or repetition, including during responses to oral questions, may direct the Member to discontinue his or her intervention, and if then the Member still continues to speak, the Speaker shall name the Member or, if in Committee of the Whole, the Chair shall report the Member to the House.".

May 9, 2017 — Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly) — That Standing Order 11(2) be replaced with the following: "The Speaker or the Chair of Committees of the Whole, after having called the attention of the House, or of the Committee, to the conduct of a Member who persists in irrelevance, or repetition, including during responses to oral questions, may direct the Member to discontinue his or her intervention, and if then the Member still continues to speak, the Speaker shall name the Member or, if in Committee of the Whole, the Chair shall report the Member to the House.".

May 9, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) public infrastructure should serve the interests of Canadians, not work to make private investors rich; (b) during the election, the Liberals did not reveal to voters their plans to privatize investment in public infrastructure; (c) infrastructure built by private investors will cost more than public infrastructure; (d) it is a conflict of interest to allow private corporations, who will be the largest beneficiaries of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, to participate in the planning and development of the Bank; (e) the Bank will leave taxpayers with an unacceptable burden of fees, tolls, and privatization that will only make private investors wealthy, to the detriment of the public interest; and (f) the clauses concerning the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s creation should be removed from Bill C-44, Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, so they can be studied as a stand-alone bill.

May 9, 2017 — Mr. Rankin (Victoria) — That, given that there is currently a housing crisis in most major Canadian cities and that the government promised to introduce a pan-Canadian housing strategy and long-term funding to address it, but that 90% of the funding announced in the 2017-18 Budget will not be available until after the 2019 election, the House call on the government to: (a) recognize the right to housing in its housing strategy; and (b) take the necessary measures to achieve the full realization of this right by (i) immediately making the announced funding available for immediate needs, (ii) expanding funding for the “Homelessness Partnering Strategy”, (iii) building new social and community housing units, (iv) introducing a targeted strategy to address housing needs in Indigenous communities, (v) taking concrete measures to counter real estate speculation.

May 9, 2017 — Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) — That, given that there is currently a housing crisis in most major Canadian cities and that the government promised to introduce a pan-Canadian housing strategy and long-term funding to address it, but that 90% of the funding announced in the 2017-18 Budget will not be available until after the 2019 election, the House call on the government to: (a) recognize the right to housing in its housing strategy; and (b) take the necessary measures to achieve the full realization of this right by (i) immediately making the announced funding available for immediate needs, (ii) expanding funding for the “Homelessness Partnering Strategy”, (iii) building new social and community housing units, (iv) introducing a targeted strategy to address housing needs in Indigenous communities, (v) taking concrete measures to counter real estate speculation.

May 16, 2017 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — That, in the opinion of the House, in order to ensure a credible nomination process in the appointment of a new Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and to address any real or perceived conflict of interest for the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister should appoint an independent individual who does not serve at his pleasure to be responsible for the nomination of the next Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, rather than a Cabinet Minister or any other individual who is accountable to him or his office in any way.

May 16, 2017 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — That, in the opinion of the House, in order to ensure a credible nomination process in the appointment of a new Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and to address any real or perceived conflict of interest for the Prime Minister, the Prime Minister should appoint an independent individual who does not serve at his pleasure to be responsible for the nomination of the next Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, rather than a Cabinet Minister or any other individual who is accountable to him or his office in any way.
Consideration in Committee of the Whole
Monday, May 29, 2017 — 2nd appointed day.
May 2, 2017 — Consideration in Committee of the Whole of all Votes under Department of National Defence in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.
Debate — limited to four hours, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a).

Ways and Means

No. 3 — March 22, 2016 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other tax legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-3, tabled on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
No. 4 — March 22, 2016 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-4, tabled on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
No. 5 — March 22, 2016 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001 and other tax legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-5, tabled on Tuesday, March 22, 2016.
No. 8 — October 3, 2016 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-8, tabled on Monday, October 3, 2016.
No. 11 — March 22, 2017 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other related legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-11, tabled on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
No. 12 — March 22, 2017 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-12, tabled on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
No. 13 — March 22, 2017 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Act and the Excise Act, 2001. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-13, tabled on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-5 — September 21, 2016 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-5, An Act to repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
C-6 — May 4, 2017 — The Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship — Consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.
Senate Message — see Journals of Thursday, May 4, 2017.
C-12R — March 24, 2016 — The Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-17 — April 10, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-17, An Act to amend the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be not now read a second time but that the Order be discharged, the Bill withdrawn and the subject matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“and that the Committee report back no later than June 19, 2017.”.

Time allocation motion — notice given Monday, April 10, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3).
C-21 — June 15, 2016 — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act.
C-24R — October 19, 2016 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates;

And of the amendment of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning), — 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-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, since the Bill: (a) lacks transparency by failing to disclose the government’s plans with respect to the creation of additional Ministers to be appointed in the future and changes in the financial status of others; and (b) enshrines in law the government’s decision to eliminate regional Ministers responsible for regional economic development agencies.”.

C-25 — April 6, 2017 — The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development — Resuming 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.

Resuming debate on the motion in Group No. 1.

Committee Report — presented on Thursday, April 6, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-178.
Report stage motions — see “Report Stage of Bills” in today's Notice Paper.
Time allocation motion — notice given Monday, April 10, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3).
C-27 — October 19, 2016 — The Minister of Finance — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985.
C-28 — October 21, 2016 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (victim surcharge).
C-32 — November 15, 2016 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-32, An Act related to the repeal of section 159 of the Criminal Code.
C-33R — November 24, 2016 — The Minister of Democratic Institutions — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-33, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-34 — November 28, 2016 — The President of the Treasury Board — 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-34, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act and other Acts.
C-36R — May 8, 2017 — The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development — Consideration at report stage of Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology without amendment.
Committee Report — presented on Monday, May 8, 2017, Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-202.
C-38 — February 9, 2017 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-38, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Criminal Code (exploitation and trafficking in persons).
C-39 — March 8, 2017 — The Minister of Justice — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (unconstitutional provisions) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-42R — March 24, 2017 — The Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs of Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-43R — March 24, 2017 — The Minister of Finance — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-43, An Act respecting a payment to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund to support a pan-Canadian artificial intelligence strategy.
C-45R — April 13, 2017 — The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts.
C-46 — April 13, 2017 — The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.
C-47 — April 13, 2017 — The Minister of Foreign Affairs — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of 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).
C-48 — May 12, 2017 — The Minister of Transport — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast.
C-49R — May 16, 2017 — The Minister of Transport — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act and other Acts respecting transportation and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts.

Government Bills (Senate)

S-2 — February 9, 2017 — The Minister of Transport — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill S-2, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Safety Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.

Government Business

No. 1 — December 7, 2015 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That the House consider the current state of the Canadian economy as set out in the Update of Economic and Fiscal Projections 2015 that was released on November 20, 2015, and was tabled in the House on December 7, 2015.
No. 3 — February 11, 2016 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That the House support the government’s decision to broaden, improve, and redefine our contribution to the effort to combat ISIL by better leveraging Canadian expertise while complementing the work of our coalition partners to ensure maximum effect, including:

(a) refocusing our military contribution by expanding the advise and assist mission of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in Iraq, significantly increasing intelligence capabilities in Iraq and theatre-wide, deploying CAF medical personnel, offering to provide the Government of Iraq ministerial liaison personnel to the Ministries of Defence and the Interior, enhancing capacity-building efforts with our defence partners in Jordan and Lebanon to advance regional stability, and withdrawing our CF-18s while maintaining air force surveillance and refuelling capability;

(b) improving the living conditions of conflict-affected populations and helping to build the foundations for long-term regional stability of host communities, including Lebanon and Jordan;

(c) investing significantly in humanitarian assistance while working with experienced humanitarian partners to support the basic needs of conflict-affected populations, including children and victims of sexual and gender-based violence;

(d) engaging more effectively with political leaders throughout the region, increasing Canada’s contribution to international efforts aimed at finding political solutions to the crises affecting the region and reinforcing our diplomatic presence to facilitate the delivery of enhanced programming, supporting increased CAF deployments, strengthening dialogue with local and international partners on the ground and generally giving Canada a stronger voice in the region;

(e) welcoming tens of thousands of Syrian refugees to Canada;

that the House express its appreciation and pride to the members of the CAF, diplomatic and intelligence personnel for their participation in the fight against terrorism, to Canadian humanitarian workers for their efforts to provide critical support to conflict-affected populations, and reconfirm our commitment to our allies in the coalition against ISIL; and

that the House note the government’s resolve to return to the House within two years with a new motion on Canada’s contribution to the region.

No. 5 — May 10, 2016 — The Minister of Democratic Institutions — That a Special Committee on electoral reform be appointed to identify and conduct a study of viable alternate voting systems, such as preferential ballots and proportional representation, to replace the first-past-the-post system, as well as to examine mandatory voting and online voting, and to assess the extent to which the options identified could advance the following principles for electoral reform:

(a) Effectiveness and legitimacy: that the proposed measure would increase public confidence among Canadians that their democratic will, as expressed by their votes, will be fairly translated and that the proposed measure reduces distortion and strengthens the link between voter intention and the election of representatives;

(b) Engagement: that the proposed measure would encourage voting and participation in the democratic process, foster greater civility and collaboration in politics, enhance social cohesion and offer opportunities for inclusion of underrepresented groups in the political process;

(c) Accessibility and inclusiveness: that the proposed measure would avoid undue complexity in the voting process, while respecting the other principles, and that it would support access by all eligible voters regardless of physical or social condition;

(d) Integrity: that the proposed measure can be implemented while safeguarding public trust in the election process, by ensuring reliable and verifiable results obtained through an effective and objective process that is secure and preserves vote secrecy for individual Canadians;

(e) Local representation: that the proposed measure would ensure accountability and recognize the value that Canadians attach to community, to Members of Parliament understanding local conditions and advancing local needs at the national level, and to having access to Members of Parliament to facilitate resolution of their concerns and participation in the democratic process;

that the Committee be directed to issue an invitation to each Member of Parliament to conduct a town hall in their respective constituencies and provide the Committee with a written report of the input from their constituents to be filed with the Clerk of the Committee no later than October 1, 2016;

that the Committee be directed to take into account the applicable constitutional, legal and implementation parameters in the development of its recommendations; accordingly, the Committee should seek out expert testimony on these matters;

that the Committee be directed to consult broadly with relevant experts and organizations, take into consideration consultations that have been undertaken on the issue, examine relevant research studies and literature, and review models being used or developed in other jurisdictions;

that the Committee be directed to develop its consultation agenda, working methods, and recommendations on electoral reform with the goal of strengthening the inclusion of all Canadians in our diverse society, including women, Indigenous Peoples, youth, seniors, Canadians with disabilities, new Canadians and residents of rural and remote communities;

that the Committee be directed to conduct a national engagement process that includes a comprehensive and inclusive consultation with Canadians through written submissions and online engagement tools;

that the Committee be composed of ten (10) members of which six (6) shall be government members, three (3) shall be from the Official Opposition, and one (1) shall be from the New Democratic Party; and that one (1) member from the Bloc Québécois, and the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands also be members of the Committee but without the right to vote or move any motion;

that changes in the membership of the Committee be effective immediately after notification by the Whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;

that membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);

that, with the exception of the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, all other members shall be named by their respective Whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the Committee no later than ten (10) sitting days following the adoption of this motion;

that the Committee be chaired by a member of the government party; that, in addition to the Chair, there be one (1) Vice-Chair from the Official Opposition and one (1) Vice-Chair from the New Democratic Party, and that, notwithstanding Standing Order 106(3), all candidates for the position of Chair or Vice-Chair from the Official Opposition shall be elected by secret ballot, and that each candidate be permitted to address the Committee for not more than three (3) minutes;

that the quorum of the Committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118, provided that at least four (4) members are present and provided that one (1) member from the government party and one (1) member from an opposition party are present;

that the Committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada;

that the Committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings; and

that the Committee present its final report no later than December 1, 2016.

No. 7 — May 19, 2016 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, commencing on the adoption of this Order and concluding on Thursday, June 23, 2016, the ordinary hour of daily adjournment shall be midnight, except on Fridays.
No. 9 — September 29, 2016 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That the House support the government’s decision to ratify the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change signed by Canada in New York on April 22, 2016; and that the House support the March 3, 2016, Vancouver Declaration calling on the federal government, the provinces, and territories to work together to develop a Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
No. 10 — November 1, 2016 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), — That the House take note of the Fall Economic Statement.
No. 13 — April 11, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), seconded by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities that, during its consideration of Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits), the Committee be granted the power to travel throughout Canada to hear testimony from interested parties and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee, provided that the travel does not exceed five sitting days.

Concurrence in Committee Reports

No. 12 — May 10, 2017 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), seconded by Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), — That the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, be concurred in.
Debate — 1 hour and 1 minute to be added to the business of the House on a day designated by the Government, pursuant to Standing Order 66(2).
Voting — not later than the expiry of the time provided for debate.

R Recommended by the Governor General