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

Journals

No. 243

Friday, December 1, 2017

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures.

Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Tabling of Documents

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. 421-01717 and 421-01769 concerning marine transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-92-05;

— No. 421-01718 concerning navigable waters. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-101-11;

— No. 421-01723 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-33;

— No. 421-01752 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-21-04.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Votes 1b and 5b under Department of Veterans Affairs). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-306.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 68) was tabled.


Ms. Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 1b under Canadian High Arctic Research Station and Votes 1b, 7b, 9b and 10b under Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-307.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 87) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), one concerning bankruptcy (No. 421-01925);

— by Mr. Duvall (Hamilton Mountain), one concerning international development and aid (No. 421-01926);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning student loans (No. 421-01927);

— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning marine transportation (No. 421-01928);

— by Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), one concerning the Parliament of Canada (No. 421-01929);

— by Ms. Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk), one concerning international development and aid (No. 421-01930) and one concerning discrimination (No. 421-01931);

— by Mr. Fragiskatos (London North Centre), one concerning organ donation (No. 421-01932).


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-1230, Q-1231 and Q-1236 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 return to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-1229 — Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga) — With regard to social infrastructure funding and other investments to address housing and homelessness: (a) how much has been allocated per fiscal year from 2011-12 to 2027-28, overall, and broken down by province or territory for (i) the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (ii) the doubling of the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (iii) affordable housing for seniors, (iv) shelters for victims of family violence, (v) renovations and retrofits of social housing, (vi) rental subsidies for housing administered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), (vii) Northern and Inuit housing in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, (viii) Inuit housing in Nunavik, Inuvialuit, and Nunatsiavut, (ix) housing in First Nations communities, (x) on-reserve shelters for victims of family violence, (xi) the Affordable Rental Housing Innovation Fund, (xii) affordable rental housing funding, (xiii) assistance for homeowners affected by pyrrhotite, (xiv) the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, (xv) the renewed Federal-Provincial-Territorial Partnership in Housing, (xvi) the new National Housing Fund, (xvii) targeted support for Northern housing, (xviii) targeted housing support for Indigenous Peoples not living on reserve, (xix) making more federal lands available for affordable housing, (xx) strengthening housing research and establishing a housing statistics framework; (b) to date, what amounts have actually been spent or are the subject of a funding agreement for each fiscal year from 2011-12 to 2027-28, overall, and broken down by province or territory for (i) the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (ii) the doubling of the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (iii) affordable housing for seniors, (iv) shelters for victims of family violence, (v) renovations and retrofits of social housing, (vi) rental subsidies for CMHC-administered housing, (vii) Northern and Inuit housing in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, (viii) Inuit housing in Nunavik, Inuvialuit, and Nunatsiavut, (ix) housing in First Nations communities, (x) on-reserve shelters for victims of family violence, (xi) the Affordable Rental Housing Innovation Fund, (xii) affordable rental housing funding, (xiii) assistance for homeowners affected by pyrrhotite, (xiv) the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, (xv) the renewed Federal-Provincial-Territorial Partnership in Housing, (xvi) the new National Housing Fund, (xvii) targeted support for Northern housing, (xviii) targeted housing support for Indigenous Peoples not living on reserve, (xix) making more federal lands available for affordable housing, (xx) strengthening housing research and establishing a housing statistics framework; (c) on what dates does funding come into effect and terminate, broken down by province or territory, for (i) the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (ii) the doubling of the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (iii) affordable housing for seniors, (iv) shelters for victims of family violence, (v) renovations and retrofits of social housing, (vi) rental subsidies for CMHC-administered housing, (vii) Northern and Inuit housing in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, (viii) Inuit housing in Nunavik, Inuvialuit, and Nunatsiavut, (ix) housing in First Nations communities, (x) on-reserve shelters for victims of family violence, (xi) the Affordable Rental Housing Innovation Fund, (xii) affordable rental housing funding, (xiii) assistance for homeowners affected by pyrrhotite, (xiv) the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, (xv) the renewed Federal-Provincial-Territorial Partnership in Housing, (xvi) the new National Housing Fund, (xvii) targeted support for Northern housing, (xviii) targeted housing support for Indigenous Peoples not living on reserve, (xix) making more federal lands available for affordable housing, (xx) strengthening housing research and establishing a housing statistics framework; (d) what is the funding mechanism for (i) the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (ii) the doubling of the Investment in Affordable Housing initiative, (iii) affordable housing for seniors, (iv) shelters for victims of family violence, (v) renovations and retrofits of social housing, (vi) rental subsidies for CMHC-administered housing, (vii) Northern and Inuit housing in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, (viii) Inuit housing in Nunavik, Inuvialuit, and Nunatsiavut, (ix) housing in First Nations communities, (x) on-reserve shelters for victims of family violence, (xi) the Affordable Rental Housing Innovation Fund, (xii) affordable rental housing funding, (xiii) assistance for homeowners affected by pyrrhotite, (xiv) the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, (xv) the renewed Federal-Provincial-Territorial Partnership in Housing, (xvi) the new National Housing Fund, (xvii) targeted support for Northern housing, (xviii) targeted housing support for Indigenous Peoples not living on-reserve, (xix) making more federal lands available for affordable housing, (xx) strengthening housing research and establishing a housing statistics framework; (e) how much funding has been invested in or allocated to existing social housing under long-term arrangements, per fiscal year from 2011-12 to 2029-30 (i) in Canada, (ii) by province, (iii) by social housing project; (f) since 1995, what amount of funding has expired following the expiry of long-term arrangements, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province or territory; (g) how many long-term arrangements are scheduled to expire by 2030, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province or territory and what is the expired amount; and (h) by 2030, what amount of funding will expire following the expiry of long-term arrangements, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province or territory? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1229.


Q-1232 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — With regard to videos posted on the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada YouTube channel since January 1, 2016: (a) what are the details of expenses related to the videos, broken down by individual video, including (i) graphics, (ii) production, (iii) human resources, (iv) editing, (v) total amount spent; and (b) what are the details of any contracts, of which the goods of services were used, either in whole or in part, in relation to the videos, including for each contract the (i) amount, (ii) vendor, (iii) date, (iv) description of goods or services provided, (v) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1232.


Q-1233 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — With regard to applications for appointments to the Invest in Canada Hub: (a) how many individuals applied for the Chairperson position; (b) how many individuals applied for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position; (c) for (a) and (b), how many applicants met all of the required criteria; (d) what are the salary ranges for the (i) Chairperson, (ii) CEO; (e) were any headhunting firms used by the government in any way for positions at the Invest in Canada Hub; and (f) if the answer to (e) is affirmative, what are the details of any such expenditures including (i) vendor or firm, (ii) date of contract, (iii) amount, (iv) file number, (v) summary or description of goods or services provided? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1233.


Q-1234 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to the skating rink currently being installed on Parliament Hill: (a) what is the total amount budgeted for the construction, assembly, and operation of the skating rink; and (b) what are the amounts budgeted, broken down by type of expense? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1234.


Q-1235 — Mr. Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill) — With regard to the book cover for Budget 2017: (a) how much did the government spend on the cover; and (b) what is the breakdown of all expenses, including for each expense the (i) amount, (ii) date, (iii) vendor, (iv) description of good or service, (v) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1235.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), — That Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Notices of Motions

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the third reading of Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), — That Bill C-63, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2017 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, November 28, 2017, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Assistant Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69.1(1), the question was put on clause 48 in relation to agricultural and fisheries cooperatives, and the recorded division was deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69.1(1), the question was put on clauses 139 and 163 in relation to GST/HST rebates for public service bodies, and the recorded division was deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69.1(1), the question was put on clauses 165 to 168 in relation to the Excise Act in relation to beer made from concentrate, and the recorded division was deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69.1(1), the question was put on clause 261 in relation to the Financial Administration Act in relation to the discharge of debt, and the recorded division was deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 69.1(1), the question was put on all remaining elements of the Bill, and the recorded division was deferred.

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded divisions were further deferred until Monday, December 4, 2017, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 1:22 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 Veterans Affairs of Bill C-378, An Act to amend the Department of Veterans Affairs Act (fairness principles).

Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), seconded by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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), 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. 2017-1369, P.C. 2017-1370, P.C. 2017-1371, P.C. 2017-1372, P.C. 2017-1373, P.C. 2017-1374 and P.C. 2017-1375. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-2-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2017-1364, P.C. 2017-1365, P.C. 2017-1366 and P.C. 2017-1367. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-29. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2017-1368. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2017-1362. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-22-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2017-1350, P.C. 2017-1351, P.C. 2017-1352, P.C. 2017-1353, P.C. 2017-1354, P.C. 2017-1355, P.C. 2017-1356, P.C. 2017-1357, P.C. 2017-1358, P.C. 2017-1359, P.C. 2017-1360 and P.C. 2017-1361. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2017-1363, P.C. 2017-1379, P.C. 2017-1380, P.C. 2017-1381, P.C. 2017-1382, P.C. 2017-1383, P.C. 2017-1384, P.C. 2017-1385 and P.C. 2017-1386. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-23. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Adjournment

At 2:22 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).