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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 234

Monday, November 20, 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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-348, An Act to amend the Department of Employment and Social Development Act (persons with disabilities).

Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), moved, — That the Bill 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.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters.

Pursuant to Standing Order 73(1), Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), moved, — That the Bill be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Certificates of Election

The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Acting Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Mr. Hébert (Lac-Saint-Jean).

Mr. Hébert (Lac-Saint-Jean), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took his seat in the House.

Oral Questions

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

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Annual Report 2016-2017 of the Office of the Veterans Ombudsman. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-49.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 421-01677 and 421-01688 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-23-19;
— No. 421-01679 concerning Ukraine. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-177-01;
— No. 421-01682 concerning air transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-132-03;
— Nos. 421-01683, 421-01684, 421-01685, 421-01707 and 421-01762 concerning the tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-1-22;
— No. 421-01689 concerning Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-178-01;
— No. 421-01690 concerning Harjit Sajjan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-179-01;
— No. 421-01696 concerning assisted suicide. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-9-18;
— No. 421-01698 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-27;
— No. 421-01699 concerning the criminal justice system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-18-06;
— No. 421-01701 concerning cannabis. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-93-04;
— Nos. 421-01705 and 421-01782 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-30;
— No. 421-01712 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-24-12;
— No. 421-01714 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-180-01;
— Nos. 421-01755 and 421-01786 concerning Christianity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-55-04;
— Nos. 421-01760 and 421-01794 concerning sex selection. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-25-13;
— No. 421-01793 concerning impaired driving. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-7-23.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-287.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 71 to 77) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 45th Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under House of Commons and Vote 1b under Parliamentary Protective Service". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-288.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 78) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 46th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

    Pursuant to Standing Order 92(3)(a), the Committee hereby reports that it has concurred in the report of the Subcommittee on Private Members’ Business advising that the following item of Private Members’ Business should be designated non-votable:

C-352 — Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith) — An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to provide for the development of a national strategy (abandonment of vessels)

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 78) was tabled.


Mr. Housefather (Mount Royal), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 17th Report of the Committee (Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Department of Justice Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-289.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 70 to 73 and 75) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the 17th Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Votes 1b, 5b, 15b and 20b under Department of Transport, Vote 1b under Marine Atlantic Inc., Votes 1b and 5b under Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Vote 1b under Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-290.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 81) was tabled.


Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the 15th Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1b under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1b under Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1b under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, Vote 3b under Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-291.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 84) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at the conclusion of Oral Questions on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, a member of each recognized party, a member of the Bloc Québécois and the member for Saanich-Gulf Islands each be permitted to make a statement and that the time taken for these statements shall be added to the time provided for Government Orders.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01855);
— by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 421-01856);
— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01857);
— by Mr. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 421-01858);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-01859) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-01860);
— by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), one concerning bankruptcy (No. 421-01861);
— by Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning sexual orientation (No. 421-01862);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01863).

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-1201, Q-1207, Q-1211, Q-1217 to Q-1219 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into an Orders for Return:

Q-1192 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to government data held on servers physically located outside of Canada as of September 25, 2017, broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation or other government entity: (a) which departments, agencies, Crown corporations, or other government entities had data held on servers located outside of Canada; (b) what is the highest security level (secret, top secret, etc.) of documents or data which is located on the servers; (c) where are the servers located; (d) which company owns the servers; (e) which company operates the servers, if different from (d); and (f) how is the Security of Information Act or other relevant laws regarding classified information enforced when classified information is held outside of Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1192.

Q-1195 — Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) — With regard to contracts which were paid out, but for which the products or services were not rendered or utilized, since July 1, 2016: what are the details of all such contracts, including for each the (i) vendor, (ii) date, (iii) original contract amount, (iv) amount paid out, (v) description of product or service, (vi) reason product or service was not rendered or utilized, (vii) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1195.

Q-1196 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to staffing of the new temporary facilities being used to house asylum seekers, as of September 26, 2017: (a) how many Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Border Services Agency, Department of National Defence, or other government staff are being used to staff the various facilities, broken down by facility; (b) what is the total amount budgeted for the staffing of the facilities; (c) what were previous employment positions for the individuals who are currently assigned to work at the temporary facilities; and (d) how many individuals have been hired to backfill the positions left vacated by those assigned to the temporary facilities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1196.

Q-1198 — Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce) — With regard to media monitoring conducted by the government, or on behalf of the government, as of September 27, 2017, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation: what are the names and other search terms being monitored? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1198.

Q-1200 — Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — With regard to the decision to split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two separate departments: (a) what is the itemized cost breakdown of all costs associated with the change; (b) who between the Minister of Indigenous Services and the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs is considered the senior Minister for the portfolio; (c) according to the decision-making structure of the organization, which Minister has the ultimate decision-making authority; and (d) if the ultimate decision-making authority is divided amongst the two Ministers, what are the various areas of responsibility of each Minister? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1200.

Q-1202 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to foreign aid funding: (a) what is the complete itemized list of funding recipients from the $650 million pledged on March 8, 2017, for abortion and reproductive services overseas, broken down by (i) country, (ii) organization or individual, (iii) title of program or project, (iv) amount received; (b) which government department and section is overseeing the funding in (a); (c) what is the complete and itemized list of funding recipients from the March 2, 2017, pledge of $20 million for sexual and reproductive health services, broken down by (i) country, (ii) organization or individual, (iii) title of program or project, (iv) amount received; (d) which government department and section is overseeing the funding in (c); (e) which line in the 2017-18 Main Estimates for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development does the funding commitment in (a) and (c) fall under; (f) will any funds referred to in (a) or (c), which are directed to countries or jurisdictions where abortion is illegal or restricted, be used to pay for illegal abortion services; and (g) what oversight, tracking, or planning mechanisms have been established and applied to ensure that funds mentioned in (a) and (c) respect and abide by all laws of recipient countries? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1202.

Q-1203 — Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant) — With regard to the report tabled in the House of Commons on September 28, 2017, titled “Failing to Strike the Right Balance for Transparency - Recommendations to improve Bill C-58: An Act to Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to Other Acts”, broken down by each of the 28 recommendations made by the Information Commissioner of Canada in the report: does the government plan to act upon the recommendation and if so, how? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1203.

Q-1204 — Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant) — With regard to the government’s ongoing campaign for a seat on the United Nations Security Council, since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the itemized details of all expenditures to date including amount spent on (i) travel, (ii) accommodation, (iii) personnel, (iv) gifts; (b) what is the total of all expenditures referred to in (a); and (c) for gifts referred to in (a) what are the details of each gift, including (i) description, (ii) value or price, (iii) price per item, (iv) number of items, (v) date item was purchased, (vi) date item was gifted, (vii) country whose representatives received the gift? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1204.

Q-1205 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to the recent influx of asylum claimants since January 1, 2017: (a) how much does it cost Canada Border Services Agency to process asylum seekers who have valid identification; (b) how much does it cost the government to detain asylum seekers; (c) what is the per-day cost of detaining an asylum seeker; (d) what is the average time of detention of each asylum seeker; (e) how much does it cost the government to screen asylum claimants for health and security concerns; (f) how many asylum claimants have failed to appear at their scheduled Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada hearings; (g) what is the total number of asylum claimant cases; (h) what is the appearance rate for asylum claimants in cases referred to in (g); (i) in cases referred to in (g), how many asylum claimants received a successful ruling; (j) what is the current number of asylum seekers since the beginning of December 2016 who entered through non-traditional ports of entry; and (k) what are the details of any expenditures to third party organizations which have housed or provided assistance to asylum seekers since November 4, 2015, including for each the (i) vendor or recipient, (ii) amount, (iii) date, (iv) location, (v) description of good or service provided, (vi) number of asylum seekers housed by funding recipient, if applicable? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1205.

Q-1206 — Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) — With regard to the appointment of Dr. Mona Nemer as the Chief Science Advisor: (a) how many candidates were considered for the position; (b) how many candidates were interviewed for the position; (c) what is the salary range of the position; (d) what is the overall budget for the Chief Science Advisor; (e) what is the rationale for putting the Office of the Chief Science Advisor in Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; (f) when was the decision referred to in (e) made; (g) who made the decision referred to in (e); (h) what is the estimated cost of establishing the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, broken down by item; and (i) what is the estimated yearly operating cost for the Office of the Chief Science Advisor, broken down by item? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1206.

Q-1209 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — With regard to the government delegation which travelled to New York for the United Nations General Assembly in September 2017: (a) who were the members of the delegation, broken down by (i) Members of Parliament, (ii) staff from the Office of the Prime Minister, (iii) staff of Members of Parliament, (iv) other government staff; and (b) what were the total costs for the delegation, broken down by (i) airfare, (ii) hotel accommodations, (iii) taxi rides, (iv) Uber rides, (v) limousine services, (vi) private shuttle services, (vii) per diems, (viii) other meal costs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1209.

Q-1210 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — With regard to government travel for consultations on tax reform proposals in the months of July, August, and September, 2017: (a) who travelled for the consultations, including (i) Department of Finance staff, (ii) Members of Parliament, (iii) staff from the Office of the Prime Minister, (iv) staff from offices of Members of Parliament, (v) other government employees; (b) for the individuals in (a), and broken down by category, what were their costs for participating, broken down by (i) airfare, (ii) hotel accommodations, (iii) taxi rides, (iv) Uber rides, (v) limousine services, (vi) per diems, (vii) other meals; (c) in which cities did the consultations take place; (d) which groups did the government meet with during the consultations; (e) how many people attended the meetings; (f) what were the total costs for meeting rooms and hall rentals for the consultations; (g) for each of the consultations, what were the names of the (i) buildings, (ii) meeting rooms, (iii) rooms rented, where consultations took place; and (h) what was the capacity for each of the rooms booked for each consultation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1210.

Q-1212 — Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to the process for Access to Information requests submitted to the Privy Council Office: as of October 2, 2017, which staff in the Office of the Prime Minister routinely has access to completed Access to Information requests prior to the documents being released to the requester? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1212.

Q-1213 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to official gifts given by the government or individuals representing the government since November 5, 2015: (a) what are the details of all gifts given which were provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Gift Bank”, including (i) date, (ii) value, (iii) person who presented the gift, (iv) person who received the gift, (v) description of the gift; and (b) what are the details of all other official gifts given, including (i) date, (ii) value, (iii) person who presented the gift, (iv) person who received the gift, (v) description of the gift, (vi) date the gift was purchased, (vii) store where the gift was purchased from, including its name and location? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1213.

Q-1214 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to the Mandate letters of Ministers who were either sworn into Cabinet, or received new Cabinet positions on August 28, 2017: (a) why were their Mandate letters not posted on the Prime Minister’s website as of October 2, 2017; (b) when did each of the concerned Ministers receive their Mandate letter; (c) for Ministers who have not yet received their Mandate letters, when will they receive it; and (d) what is the website addresses where the contents of the Mandate letters for the Ministers impacted by the Cabinet shuffle of August 28, 2017, are located? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1214.

Q-1215 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the appointment of Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux as the Special Representative for the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs on reforming the First Nations Child and Family Service program: (a) was there an open competition for the position; and (b) if the answer to (a) is in the affirmative (i) how many applicants were there, (ii) how many applicants were interviewed for the position, (iii) what were the required qualifications for the position, (iv) when was the competition closing date, (v) when was Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux informed that she would receive the appointment, (vi) who told Dr. Wesley-Esquimaux that she would receive the appointment, (vii) who made the final decision with regard to whom would receive this appointment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1215.

Q-1216 — Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — With regard to funding, grants, contributions, or other expenditures to the Walrus Foundation or to the Walrus Talks series, since January 1, 2016, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: what are the details including (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) recipient, (iv) description of the expenditure or purpose of funding, (v) file number, (vi) program under which the expenditure was made? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1216.

Q-1220 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to the statement made by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs in the House of Commons on April 6, 2017, that “In communities like Onion Lake, for example, we have been involved in working with leadership in that community, and we want to ensure that we can increase transparency and accountability with its First Nation leadership and all of its organizations”: (a) does the government consider this statement to be accurate; and (b) if the answer in (a) is affirmative, what are the details of all the consultations conducted by the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs with Onion Lake, including for each consultation the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) name of individuals consulted, (iv) recommendations that were made to the Minister? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1220.

Q-1221 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to the government’s letter of request to the United States government regarding the potential purchase of 18 Super Hornet aircraft, at the time the letter was sent: (a) when did the government expect the first aircraft to be delivered; (b) what was the government’s anticipated delivery schedule for all 18 aircraft; (c) when did the government request the final delivery of the aircraft; (d) what was the government’s intended training schedule for Super Hornet pilots and crews; (e) when did the government expect the first Super Hornet to be fully operational; (f) when did the government expect the full fleet of Super Hornets to be fully operational in order to be able to take part in NATO and NORAD operations; (g) when did the government plan to make its first payment towards the acquisition cost of the 18 aircraft; and (h) when did the government expect to make its final payment towards the acquisition costs of the 18 aircraft? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1221.

Q-1222 — Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) — With regard to operations at the Lacolle border checkpoint and the Montreal and Cornwall urban checkpoints since November 1, 2015: (a) how many Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers were required to work at the Lacolle checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total number of officers per year, (ii) total number of officers per month, (iii) total number of officers working on a permanent basis, (iv) total number of officers working on a temporary basis; (b) for each month between November 2015 and September 2017, where did the officers who worked at the Lacolle checkpoint come from, broken down by the (i) number of officers by province of origin, (ii) number of officers by border checkpoint of origin, (iii) number of officers by private business or company of origin; (c) how many officers from a private business or company did the CBSA hire to work at the Lacolle checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total number of officers per year, (ii) total number of officers per month, (iii) officers’ company of origin; (d) for each month between November 2015 and September 2017, what were the monthly costs of operations at the Lacolle checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total monthly budget, (ii) officers’ salaries, (iii) officers’ claimed overtime, (iv) officers’ claimed per diems, (v) officers’ transportation, (vi) officers’ accommodation, (vii) other bonuses paid to officers, (viii) salary and per diem amounts paid to officers of private companies hired by the government or the CBSA; (e) how many CBSA officers were required to work at the Montreal checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total number of officers per year, (ii) total number of officers per month, (iii) total number of officers working on a permanent basis, (iv) total number of officers working on a temporary basis; (f) for each month between November 2015 and September 2017, where did the officers who worked at the Montreal checkpoint come from, broken down by the (i) number of officers by province of origin, (ii) number of officers by border checkpoint of origin, (iii) number of officers by private business or company of origin; (g) how many officers from a private business or company did the CBSA hire to work at the Montreal checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total number of officers per year, (ii) total number of officers per month, (iii) officers’ company of origin; (h) for each month between November 2015 and September 2017, what were the monthly costs of operations at the Montreal checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total monthly budget, (ii) officers’ salaries, (iii) officers’ claimed overtime, (iv) officers’ claimed per diems, (v) officers’ transportation, (vi) officers’ accommodation, (vii) other bonuses paid to officers, (viii) salary and per diem amounts paid to officers of private companies hired by the government or the CBSA; (i) how many CBSA officers were required to work at the Cornwall checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total number of officers per year, (ii) total number of officers per month, (iii) total number of officers working on a permanent basis, (iv) total number of officers working on a temporary basis; (j) for each month between November 2015 and September 2017, where did the officers who worked at the Cornwall checkpoint come from, broken down by the (i) number of officers by province of origin, (ii) number of officers by border checkpoint of origin, (iii) number of officers by private business or company of origin; (k) how many officers from a private business or company did the CBSA hire to work at the Cornwall checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total number of officers per year, (ii) total number of officers per month, (iii) officers’ company of origin; and (l) for each month between November 2015 and September 2017, what were the monthly costs of operations at the Cornwall checkpoint, broken down by the (i) total monthly budget, (ii) officers’ salaries, (iii) officers’ claimed overtime, (iv) officers’ claimed per diems, (v) officers’ transportation, (vi) officers’ accommodation, (vii) other bonuses paid to officers, (viii) salary and per diem amounts paid to officers of private companies hired by the government or the CBSA? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1222.

Q-1223 — Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie) — With regard to the government contracts awarded to Morneau Shepell since January 2010: (a) for each contract, what is the (i) value of the contract, (ii) description of the services offered, (iii) date and duration of the contract, (iv) internal tracking number or contract file number; and (b) for each contract in (a), was it sole-sourced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1223.

Q-1225 — Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook) — With regard to the plaque for the National Holocaust Monument, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister on September 27, 2017, and removed on October 3, 2017: (a) who gave final approval for the text on the plaque; and (b) what is the highest ranking individual in the Office of the Prime Minister who approved the text? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1225.

Q-1226 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to changes requested by the government to Wikipedia pages since November 5, 2015, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: what are the details of any requested changes, including (i) date of the request, (ii) requested change, (iii) title of pages related to the requested change, (iv) title of the individual requesting the change, (v) was the requested change made, (vi) reason for requesting the change? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1226.

Q-1227 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to government expenditures on travel for stakeholders since January 1, 2016: what are the details of each travel, including (i) total amount, (ii) dates, (iii) point of departure, (iv) destination, (v) breakdown of expenses (airfare, hotel accommodation, per diems, other), (vi) who authorized the travel, (vii) name, title, and organization represented, broken down by stakeholder? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1227.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters, be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fisher (Dartmouth—Cole Harbour), seconded by Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes (Whitby), — That Bill S-211, An Act respecting National Sickle Cell Awareness Day, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, November 22, 2017, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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. 2017-1254, P.C. 2017-1255 and P.C. 2017-1270. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-27. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2017-1244, P.C. 2017-1245, P.C. 2017-1246 and P.C. 2017-1247. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2017-1243. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— P.C. 2017-1272. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-8-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— P.C. 2017-1248, P.C. 2017-1249, P.C. 2017-1250, P.C. 2017-1251 and P.C. 2017-1252. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-13-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— P.C. 2017-1242. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Capital Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-181-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:39 p.m., 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 7:10 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).