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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 248

Friday, December 8, 2017

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
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-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) for Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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

Ms. Lapointe (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Certificate of Nomination of Raymond Théberge to the Position of Commissioner of Official Languages). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-315.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 84 and 85) was tabled.


Mr. Easter (Malpeque), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 21st Report of the Committee, "Driving Inclusive Growth: Spurring Productivity and Competitiveness in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-316.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 102 to 105, 107, 108, 110 to 119, 128 and 129) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning road transportation (No. 421-01950);
— by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), one concerning Cambodia (No. 421-01951);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01952);
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-01953), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-01954) and one concerning Pakistan (No. 421-01955).

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-1260 and Q-1262 to Q-1266 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 question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1261 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — With regard to expenditures on media training or other communications related advice or training for Ministers since April 1, 2016: what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) vendor, (ii) date, (iii) Minister who received the training or advice, (iv) description of goods and services provided, (v) was the contract sole-sourced or competitively tendered, (vi) individual who provided training or advice? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1261.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Private Members' Business

At 12:30 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (presentence report).

Mr. Jowhari (Richmond Hill), seconded by Ms. Khalid (Mississauga—Erin Mills), 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.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-67, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018.
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. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Reports by Federal Authorities with Obligations under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52 "71(2)". — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1072-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) — Report of the Public Service Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, ss. 12 "23" and 13. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-908-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
Adjournment

At 1:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).