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

Journals

No. 24

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Goldsmith-Jones (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Air Transport, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated June 29, 2015. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-6.


— by Ms. Goldsmith-Jones (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of the Agreement for the Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments between Canada and the Republic of Guinea, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated May 27, 2015. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-7.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Hussen (York South—Weston), seconded by Mr. Anandasangaree (Scarborough—Rouge Park), Bill C-227, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), 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. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam), seconded by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture), 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. Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill), seconded by Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls), Bill C-229, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts (life sentences), 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. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), seconded by Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), Bill C-230, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearm — definition of variant), 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 Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Bill C-231, An Act to establish National Food Waste Awareness Day and to provide for the development of a national strategy to reduce food waste in Canada, 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 Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00080);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning international agreements (No. 421-00081), one concerning health care services (No. 421-00082) and one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-00083).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Trudeau (Prime Minister), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (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; (Government Business No. 2)

And of the amendment of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Mr. Clement (Parry Sound—Muskoka), — That the motion be amended by replacing all the words after the words “That the House” with the following:

“(a) urge the government to re-establish Canada's influence within the international decision-making process in the fight against terrorism and rebuild the trust Canada has lost with its allies by reversing its decision to withdraw CF-18s from the air combat mission, which essentially removes Canada from any combat role; (b) ensure Canadian humanitarian relief does not directly or indirectly support jihadi terrorism; and (c) express its appreciation and pride to all members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and in particular, Special Operation Forces and the RCAF members in the Air Task Force, including CF-18 pilots, and thank them for their extraordinary efforts in the fight against terrorism and for protecting Canadians at home.”.

The debate continued.

At 8:00 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the question was deemed put on the amendment, and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board on the administration of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act for the period of November 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act, S.C. 2013, c. 40, s. 365 “42”. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1095-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 8:00 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 8:09 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).