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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 219

Friday, October 20, 2017

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Deputy Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 and 2.

Group No. 1

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-46 be amended by deleting Clause 15.

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-46, in Clause 31.1, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 41 with the following:

“ed by this Act that includes an evaluation of whether the provisions have resulted in differential impacts on particular groups likely to be targeted based on prohibited grounds of discrimination, and prepare a report setting out”.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle), seconded by Mr. Poissant (La Prairie), Bill C-377, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-60, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal certain Acts and provisions that have expired, lapsed or otherwise ceased to have effect, be deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 421-01726) and one concerning China (No. 421-01727);
— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 421-01728);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning assisted suicide (No. 421-01729) and one concerning impaired driving (No. 421-01730);
— by Ms. Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean), one concerning the Republic of Congo (No. 421-01731);
— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning marine transportation (No. 421-01732);
— by Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), one concerning the Canada Labour Code (No. 421-01733) and one concerning copyright (No. 421-01734).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (offences relating to conveyances) and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 and 2).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), seconded by Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), — That Bill C-342, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (carbon levy), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings to permit the Minister of Finance to make a statement; after the statement a Member from each recognized party, a Member of the Bloc Québécois and the Member for Saanich—Gulf Island may reply for not more than ten minutes; after each Member has replied, or when no Member rises to speak, whichever comes first, the House shall proceed to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), seconded by Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), — That Bill C-342, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (carbon levy), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 25, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Pursuant to the User Fees Act, S.C. 2004, c. 6, sbs. 6(2), a report recommending that the Canadian Grain Commission's Proposal to Parliament for User Fees and Service Standards (Sessional Paper No. 8564-421-8-01) be approved was deemed presented by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2017-1142, P.C. 2017-1143, P.C. 2017-1144, P.C. 2017-1145, P.C. 2017-1146, P.C. 2017-1147, P.C. 2017-1148, P.C. 2017-1149, P.C. 2017-1150, P.C. 2017-1170 and P.C. 2017-1193. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-25. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2017-1167. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2017-1139. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-16-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— P.C. 2017-1154. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-1-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— P.C. 2017-1169. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-22-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2017-1164, P.C. 2017-1165 and P.C. 2017-1166. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-17-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— P.C. 2017-1140, P.C. 2017-1141 and P.C. 2017-1155. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment

At 2:13 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).