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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 220

Monday, October 23, 2017

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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. Sangha (Brampton Centre), seconded by Mr. Tan (Don Valley North), — That Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

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.

Interruption

At 11:54 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), moved, — That, given the Minister of Finance:

(a) after being elected to Parliament in 2015, led Canadians to believe that he had placed his shares in Morneau Shepell into a blind trust, while never having done so;

(b) used a loophole in the Conflict of Interest Act to place his shares in a private numbered company instead of divesting them or placing them in a blind trust;

(c) on October 19, 2016, sponsored Bill C-27, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, a bill that would reasonably be expected to profit Morneau Shepell and the Minister of Finance in light of his continued ownership of shares in Morneau Shepell through a company he controls;

(d) was and remains in charge of regulating the pension industry in which he has had a personal economic interest; and

(e) has failed to live up to the ethical standards set forth by the Prime Minister in his mandate letter to the Minister;

the House call on the Minister of Finance to apologize to the House and to Canadians for breaking their trust, and the House call on the government to immediately close the loopholes in the Conflict of Interest Act as recommended by the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, in order to prevent a Minister of the Crown from personally benefiting from their position or creating the perception thereof.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

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

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 41st Report of the Committee (Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-275.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 70 to 74) was tabled.


Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-276.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 98, 99 and 101) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), seconded by Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant), Bill C-378, An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), seconded by Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis), Bill C-379, An Act to amend the Bank Act (use of word “bank”, “banker” or “banking”), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona), one concerning nuclear weapons (No. 421-01735);

— by Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth), one concerning drinking water (No. 421-01736);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), two concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 421-01737 and 421-01738);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01740);

— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01741);

— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-01742).


Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-1114, Q-1118 and Q-1138 on the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth), one concerning radio and television programming (No. 421-01743).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:18 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).