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

Journals

No. 250

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Bill C-342 - Cost of carbon pricing deduction from GST". — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-25.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, "Ensuring justice is done in both official languages". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-322.

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. 50, 51, 54 to 56, 58, 60, 63 and 78 to 82) was tabled.


Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the 16th Report of the Committee (Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-323.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 91) was tabled.


Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), from the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, "Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade in North America, Between Canada, the United States and Mexico". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-324.

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. 65 to 69, 71, 74 to 80, 89 to 91 and 93) was tabled.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Kent (Thornhill), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), Bill S-218, An Act respecting Latin American Heritage Month, was read the first time 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 Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-01970);

— by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), one concerning Christianity (No. 421-01971);

— by Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît), one concerning bankruptcy (No. 421-01972).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act.

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that Her Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 5:15 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Charter Statement — Bill C-66, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain historically unjust convictions and to make related amendments to other Acts". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-56.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act, without amendment.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:01 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 Health of Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children).

Mr. Eyolfson (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Central Nova), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Debate arose thereon.

Royal Assent

A Message was received from Her Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, Her Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Statistics Act — Chapter No. 31.

The Speaker also reported that he had addressed Her Excellency the Governor General as follows:

“May it please Your Excellency:

The Commons of Canada have voted Supplies required to enable the Government to defray certain expenses of the public service.

In the name of the Commons I present to Your Excellency the following Bill:

To which Bill I humbly request Your Excellency's Assent.”

Whereupon, the Clerk of the Senate, by Command of Her Excellency the Governor General, did say:

“In Her Majesty's name, Her Excellency the Governor General thanks Her Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this Bill.”

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Eyolfson (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Central Nova), — That Bill S-228, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (prohibiting food and beverage marketing directed at children), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

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 23, 2017, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-26.

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. Cormier (Acadie—Bathurst), one concerning police officers (No. 421-01973).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:16 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 6:33 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).