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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 242

Thursday, November 30, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Statement by the Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 92(4), the Speaker declared that the motion relating to the designation of Bill C-352, An Act to amend the Canada Shipping Act, 2001 and to provide for the development of a national strategy (abandonment of vessels), was negatived.

Accordingly, the Bill was declared non-votable.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report on Investigation by the Commissioner of Lobbying entitled "The Lobbying Activities of Trina Morissette", pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 10.5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-932-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

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. 421-01710 and 421-01711 concerning the pension system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-98-03;
— No. 421-01715 concerning the use of animals in research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-42-03;
— No. 421-01721 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-28;
— No. 421-01725 concerning cannabis. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-93-05;
— No. 421-01733 concerning the Canada Labour Code. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-68-06;
— No. 421-01744 concerning the economy and employment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-181-01;
— No. 421-01748 concerning oil and gas exploration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-67-04.

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, — Certificate of Nomination and biographical notes of Raymond Théberge, the nominee for the position of Commissioner of Official Languages. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-31-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1), referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

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, — Certificate of Nomination and biographical notes of Nancy Bélanger, the nominee for the position of Commissioner of Lobbying, pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-25-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 111.1(1), referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Hehr (Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated December 13, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-57.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Fuhr (Kelowna—Lake Country), from the Standing Committee on National Defence, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Communications Security Establishment, Votes 1b and 5b under Department of National Defence and Vote 1b under Military Grievances External Review Committee). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-302.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 74) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 48th Report of the Committee, "Services and Facilities Provided to Members of Parliament with Young Children". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-303.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 75 to 77 and 80) was tabled.


Mrs. Schulte (King—Vaughan), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (recommendation, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, that Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (rehabilitation of historic property), not be further proceeded with). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-304.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 77, 79 and 87) was tabled.


Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying and Vote 1b under the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-305.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 80) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when no Member rises to speak on the motion relating to Senate amendments to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), or at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders this day, whichever comes first, every question necessary to dispose of the said stage of the said Bill shall be deemed put, and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Monday, December 4, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), moved, — That the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented on Friday, June 16, 2017, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 18)

Debate arose thereon.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, December 4, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), be now read a second time and concurred in.

The debate continued.

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.

Naming of a member

The Speaker named Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie) for disregarding the authority of the Chair and, pursuant to Standing Order 11(1), ordered the Honourable Member to withdraw from the House for the remainder of today's sitting.

Oral Questions

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

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, when the House begins debate on the second reading motion of Bill C-61, An Act to give effect to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, a Member of each recognized party, a Member of the Bloc Québécois and the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands may speak to the said motion for not more than 10 minutes, followed by 5 minutes for questions and comments, after which the Bill shall be deemed to have been 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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs), — That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), be now read a second time and concurred in.

The debate continued.

Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), seconded by Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration), the House:

1. agrees with amendments 1 to 8 and 9(a) made by the Senate;
2. proposes that amendment 9(b) be amended by replacing the words “on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, but that day must be after the day fixed under subsection (1)” with the words “18 months after the day on which the order referred to in subsection (1) is made”.”.

Debate arose thereon.

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Monday, December 4, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 5:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-373, An Act respecting a federal framework on distracted driving.

Mr. Eyolfson (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), seconded by Mr. Fergus (Hull—Aylmer), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

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

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for November 2, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-24.
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 Mr. Falk (Provencher), one concerning China (No. 421-01924).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:31 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 7:00 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).