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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 252

Monday, January 29, 2018

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), — That, in the opinion of the House, within twelve months of the adoption of this motion: (a) the government should follow the example of other Canadian police services and act to save hundreds of lives each year by equipping all RCMP vehicles with automated external defibrillators (AEDs); and (b) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security should undertake a study to determine the availability of AEDs in first responder vehicles across Canada and make recommendations to the House in that regard while respecting the jurisdiction of other levels of government. (Private Members' Business M-124)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, January 31, 2018, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:39 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.

Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Certificates of Election

The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Acting Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster).

Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took her seat in the House.


The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Acting Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Mr. Hogg (South Surrey—White Rock).

Mr. Hogg (South Surrey—White Rock), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took his seat in the House.


The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Acting Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Mr. Rogers (Bonavista—Burin—Trinity).

Mr. Rogers (Bonavista—Burin—Trinity), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took his seat in the House.


The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Acting Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Ms. Yip (Scarborough—Agincourt).

Ms. Yip (Scarborough—Agincourt), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took her seat in the House.

Oral Questions

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

Board of Internal Economy

The Speaker informed the House that, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, sbs. 50(4), Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) has been appointed a member of the Board of Internal Economy to replace Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby).

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "PBO and Finance Canada Long-term Projection Comparison" for the year 2018, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S., 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1119-05.

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Report on Economic and Fiscal Monitor - January 2018" for the year 2018, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S., 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1119-06.

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Ethics Commissioner entitled "The Trudeau Report", dated December 20, 2017, pursuant to section 28 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix to the Standing Orders. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-27.

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. 421-01775, 421-01777, 421-01796, 421-01803 and 421-01858 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-24-14;
— Nos. 421-01787, 421-01857, 421-01895, 421-01901, 421-01902, 421-01903, 421-01904, 421-01911, 421-01918, 421-01936, 421-01940, 421-01945 and 421-01985 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-39;
— Nos. 421-01790, 421-01791 and 421-01876 concerning nuclear weapons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-168-03;
— No. 421-01792 concerning world peace. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-44-02;
— No. 421-01798 concerning a national day. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-131-04;
— Nos. 421-01800, 421-01847, 421-01848, 421-01934, 421-01935 and 421-01982 concerning food policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-113-03;
— No. 421-01805 concerning Vietnam. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-187-01;
— Nos. 421-01840, 421-01882, 421-01883, 421-01884, 421-01885, 421-01886, 421-01887, 421-01888, 421-01889, 421-01890, 421-01891, 421-01892, 421-01907, 421-01952, 421-01967 and 421-01968 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-30;
— Nos. 421-01844, 421-01938, 421-01954 and 421-01988 concerning the tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-1-27;
— Nos. 421-01852 and 421-01929 concerning the Parliament of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-104-02;
— No. 421-01859 concerning discrimination. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-32-07;
— No. 421-01862 concerning sexual orientation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-188-01;
— Nos. 421-01864, 421-01865, 421-01866 and 421-01867 concerning sexual and violent content in the media. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-63-06;
— Nos. 421-01868, 421-01916, 421-01923, 421-01924, 421-01939, 421-01943, 421-01947, 421-01948, 421-01957, 421-01969 and 421-01975 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13-21;
— No. 421-01871 concerning veterans' affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-111-03;
— No. 421-01877 concerning the Canadian Armed Forces. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-150-03;
— Nos. 421-01879 and 421-01880 concerning pesticides. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-14-14;
— No. 421-01881 concerning nuclear and military exports. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-174-03;
— No. 421-01893 concerning child labour. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-189-01;
— No. 421-01899 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-190-01;
— No. 421-01905 concerning drinking water. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-46-04;
— Nos. 421-01906 and 421-01946 concerning violence in society. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-191-01;
— No. 421-01909 concerning Omar Khadr. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-176-02;
— Nos. 421-01919, 421-01920, 421-01921 and 421-01922 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-8-10;
— No. 421-01927 concerning student loans. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-192-01;
— No. 421-01932 concerning organ donation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-134-08;
— Nos. 421-01933 and 421-01956 concerning parental rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-193-01;
— No. 421-01937 concerning Canadian heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-88-06;
— Nos. 421-01949 and 421-01984 concerning firearms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-53-06;
— No. 421-01950 concerning road transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-34-05;
— No. 421-01951 concerning Cambodia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-194-01;
— No. 421-01955 concerning Pakistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-195-01;
— Nos. 421-01959, 421-01960 and 421-01971 concerning Christianity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-55-05;
— No. 421-01961 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-180-03;
— No. 421-01973 concerning police officers. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-196-01;
— Nos. 421-01976 and 421-01983 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-36-09;
— Nos. 421-01977, 421-01978, 421-01979 and 421-01980 concerning the Canada Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-72-02;
— No. 421-01986 concerning national historic sites. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-161-02;
— No. 421-01987 concerning pay equity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-86-04.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Trudeau (Prime Minister) made a statement.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 49th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Charlie Angus for Nathan Cullen
Anita Vandenbeld for Emmanuel Dubourg

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Earl Dreeshen for Sylvie Boucher
Alistair MacGregor for Ruth Ellen Brosseau

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Jim Eglinski for Robert Kitchen

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

David Tilson for Bob Saroya

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Churence Rogers for Mark Gerretsen

Standing Committee on Finance

Peter Julian for Pierre-Luc Dusseault

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Majid Jowhari for Nick Whalen
Pat Kelly for Bev Shipley
Alexandra Mendès for Brenda Shanahan

Standing Committee on Health

Ben Lobb for Dave Van Kesteren

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Rosemarie Falk for Alice Wong
Wayne Long for Yves Robillard

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Dane Lloyd for Jim Eglinski

Standing Committee on International Trade

Randy Hoback for Earl Dreeshen

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Dave MacKenzie for Ron Liepert
Murray Rankin for Alistair MacGregor

Standing Committee on National Defence

Cheryl Gallant for Randy Hoback

Standing Committee on Official Languages

Sylvie Boucher for Stephanie Kusie

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Jean Yip for Brenda Shanahan

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Blaine Calkins for Dave MacKenzie

Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Stephanie Kusie for Martin Shields

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Ron Liepert for Ben Lobb

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Gord Johns for Irene Mathyssen
Robert Kitchen for Blaine Calkins

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Sylvie Boucher
Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Rosemarie Falk
Robert Kitchen
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
Bob Saroya

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Finance

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
Bev Shipley

Standing Committee on Health

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
Dave Van Kesteren

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Dane Lloyd
Alice Wong

Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Jim Eglinski
Rosemarie Falk

Standing Committee on International Trade

Earl Dreeshen
Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Rosemarie Falk
Ron Liepert
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on National Defence

Rosemarie Falk
Randy Hoback
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Official Languages

Rosemarie Falk
Stephanie Kusie
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
Dave MacKenzie

Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
Martin Shields

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
Ben Lobb

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Blaine Calkins
Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing joint committees:

Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Anthony Housefather for Denis Lemieux
Bob Saroya for Pat Kelly
Dave Van Kesteren for Mark Strahl

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

Churence Rogers for Anju Dhillon
Bev Shipley for David Tilson

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing joint committees:

Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Rosemarie Falk
Pat Kelly
Dane Lloyd
Mark Strahl

Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

Rosemarie Falk
Dane Lloyd
David Tilson

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) is 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 for second reading of Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, or at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders this day, whichever comes first, the said bill shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 49th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding the provisions of any Standing Order, for the duration of 2018, when a recorded division is to be held on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of Oral Questions, the bells to call in the Members shall be sounded for not more than 30 minutes.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on Finance be the committee designated for the purposes of section 72 of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning missing persons (No. 421-01989);
— by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), six concerning violence in society (Nos. 421-01990 to 421-01995);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01996) and one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-01997);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-01998).

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-1314, Q-1320, Q-1321, Q-1324, Q-1326, Q-1328, Q-1330, Q-1333, Q-1334, Q-1337, Q-1351, Q-1355, Q-1360 to Q-1362, Q-1373, Q-1377, Q-1382 to Q-1385, Q-1388, Q-1389, Q-1393, Q-1394, Q-1401, Q-1409, Q-1411, Q-1422 and Q-1425 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 revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1353 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s trip to Fogo Island in March, 2016: (a) what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) flights, (ii) vehicle rentals, (iii) accommodations, (iv) meals and per diems, (v) other transportation costs, (vi) other expenses, (vii) security; and (b) of the expenses incurred in (a), which expenses were incurred by the following groups of individuals (i) the Prime Minister and his family, (ii) ministerial exempt staff, including staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, (iii) departmental staff, (iv) Royal Canadian Mounted Police and other security? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1353-01.

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-1307 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to all government funding to the province of Manitoba: (a) which grant allocations, programs, projects, and all other means of disbursing government funds, have been cancelled since November 17, 2016; (b) what was the rationale provided for the cancellation of each item in (a); (c) what amount of funding had been dispensed to each item in (a) at the time of cancellation; (d) what was the estimated value of each item in (a) prior to cancellation; and (e) what consultations, if any, took place in relation to the items in (a) prior to their approval? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1307.

Q-1308 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to information related to the applications submitted to the National Energy Board by TransCanada for its Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects and the subsequent withdrawal of their applications, since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of any consultations or meetings which have been held with the Minister of Natural Resources, his officials, or the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and stakeholders, including (i) date, (ii) locations, (iii) attendees; (b) have there been any briefing notes or documents for the Minister or the Parliamentary Secretary; (c) if the answer in (b) is affirmative, what were the (i) dates, (ii) titles, (iii) subject matter and content; (d) have there been any meetings between the Minister and (i) the Parliamentary Secretary, (ii) the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, (iii) the Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources; and (e) if the answer in (d) is affirmative, what are the details of all meetings, discussions, and other documentation regarding the status of the projects? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1308.

Q-1309 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to the Generation Energy forum held in Winnipeg on October 11 and 12, 2017: (a) what are all the expenditures related to the forum, including travel costs; (b) what is the detailed, itemized breakdown of all expenditures in (a), including for each the (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) description, (iv) vendor; (c) who were the Members of Parliament and the government staff in attendance, broken down by (i) Members of Parliament, (ii) staff from the Office of the Prime Minister, (iii) staff of Members of Parliament, (iv) other government staff; and (d) what were the total costs for those listed in (c), broken down by (i) airfare, (ii) hotel accommodations, (iii) vehicle rentals, (iv) taxi or Uber rides, (v) limousine services, (vi) per diems, (vii) other meal costs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1309.

Q-1311 — Mr. Nuttall (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) — With regard to applications for the Disability Tax credit by persons with mental illnesses or mental health conditions: (a) for each month since October 2012, what was the percentage of approvals, disapprovals, and incomplete applications returned to applicants respectively; (b) with respect to rejections of applications in (a), what percentage of rejected applicants appealed the rejection decision; (c) with respect to rejections of applications in (a), what percentage of appeals were granted or declined respectively; (d) with respect to rejections of applications in (a), has any part of the government withdrawn or withheld funds, bonds, and grants from the Registered Disability Savings Plans of any applicants; (e) with respect to withdrawals or withholdings in (d), how many applicants who were previously approved for the Disability Tax Credit have had withdrawals or withholdings made from their Registered Disability Savings Plan accounts since May 2017; and (f) with respect to withdrawals or withholdings in (d), what is the total value of funds withdrawn or withheld from Registered Disability Savings Plan accounts since May 2017? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1311.

Q-1313 — Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) — With regard to the statement by the Prime Minister in the House of Commons on November 1, 2017, that “We are investing $5 billion to ensure mental health supports for over 500,000 Canadians under the age of 25”: (a) what is the detailed breakdown of the $5 billion investment, including (i) amount, (ii) recipient, (iii) program title, (iv) program description, (v) date of expenditure, (vi) fund from which expenditure was made; and (b) what is the total of all expenditures in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1313.

Q-1315 — Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook) — With regard to Chart 2.1 on Page 27 of the Fall Economic Statement 2017 and specifically the chart titled “Nearly 300,000 Children Lifted Out of Poverty”: (a) what income level was used as the poverty line for the chart; (b) if the income level used in (a) differentiates between regions, what are the various income poverty lines used for the chart, broken down by region; (c) does the government consider families whose income is slightly higher than the poverty line to be “middle-class”; (d) is there a classification for income levels which is between “poverty” and “middle-class” and, if so, what is that classification known as and what is the associated income level; (e) of the “nearly 300,000”, what is the breakdown by (i) province, (ii) municipality; (f) as of what date are the figures referred to in (e) representative of; (g) what was the start date to which the figures in (e) were compared to in order to make the 300,000 claim; and (h) what is the government’s definition of poverty and what official measure is used to track it? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1315.

Q-1316 — Ms. Raitt (Milton) — With regard to the tweet by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change on November 7, 2017, which stated that “Canada salutes Nicaragua and Syria for joining on to the Paris Agreement!”: what are the titles of all individuals who approved the tweet? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1316.

Q-1317 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — With respect to programs delivering mental health services to Indigenous children, programs delivering health services to Indigenous children, and the implementation of Jordan’s Principle: (a) how much has been allocated over the last five years, broken down by program and by year; (b) how much has been spent over the last five years, broken down by program and by year; (c) how much has been allocated through the Non-Insured Health Benefits program on hospital beds over the last five years; (d) how much was spent on hospital beds over the last five years; and (e) how many individual hospital beds were purchased and acquired and then distributed to recipient individuals or institutions over the last five years? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1317.

Q-1318 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — With respect to the Child and Family Services program, the Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve and other programs offered by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and Health Canada for the purposes of early childhood development and early childhood education for Indigenous peoples, the Native Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program and other programs offered by INAC and Health Canada for the purposes of diagnosing and treating addictions and other mental health and wellness issues, including suicide prevention initiatives and the Mental Health Continuum Framework: (a) what, if any, concerns, vulnerabilities, gaps, shortfalls and other lacunae in funding, program design and delivery were identified by the two respective departments, broken down by program; (b) what steps, if any, have been taken to rectify the concerns, vulnerabilities, gaps, shortfalls and other lacunae mentioned in (b), broken down by program; and (c) how much has been allocated and spent for each of these programs, in aggregate and broken down by region, for each year between 2009 and 2017? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1318.

Q-1319 — Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to employment in departments, Crown corporations, agencies and other government entities: (a) what are the complete job titles for every employee whose job title includes the words “tax”, “taxes”, “taxation”, “taxing”, “taxable”, “revenue”, “revenues”, “duty”, “duties”, “dutiable”, “fee”, “fees”, “levy”, “levies”, “tariff”, “tariffs”, “toll”, “tolls”, “charge”, “charges”, “rate”, “rates”, “excise”, “customs”, “impost”, or “imposts”; (b) how many employees have job titles listed in (a), broken down by job title; and (c) for the employees with job titles listed in (a), what is (i) the aggregate of salaries paid in the 2016-17 fiscal year, (ii) the aggregate value of benefits, expense claims, and other employment costs paid in the 2016-17 fiscal year, (iii) the aggregate of salaries forecasted to be paid in the 2017-18 fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1319.

Q-1322 — Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières) — With respect to rail safety: (a) what is the current number of rail safety inspectors; (b) how many rail safety inspectors were there in (i) 2010–11, (ii) 2011–12, (iii) 2012–13, (iv) 2013–14, (v) 2014–15, (vi) 2015–16, (vii) 2016–17; (c) what is the training budget for rail safety inspectors, broken down by each year listed in (b); (d) how many hours were allocated to rail safety inspector training, broken down by each year listed in (b); (e) how many railway safety inspectors are anticipated for (i) 2017–18, (ii) 2018–19, (iii) 2019–20; (f) what are the document numbers for the training manuals for rail safety inspectors; (g) what updates have been made to the manuals in (f) since November 2015; (h) when does Transport Canada plan to complete its review of the fatigue risk management systems implemented by railway companies; (i) what are the findings to date of the review in (h); (j) in detailed terms, what steps has Transport Canada taken since November 2015 to mitigate the risk of fatigue among crew members on freight trains; (k) how many preventive inspections has Transport Canada conducted since November 2015, broken down by year; (l) how many reactive inspections has Transport Canada conducted since November 2015, broken down by year; (m) what is the total number of violations of laws and regulations committed by rail companies since November 2015; (n) how many monetary penalties has Transport Canada imposed on rail companies since November 2015; (o) in detailed terms, what is the budget for the 2017–18 Railway Safety Act Review Committee; (p) what consultations have been conducted to date by the review committee in (o); (q) what organizations have been consulted to date by the review committee in (o); (r) does the review committee in (o) contract out to fulfil its mandate; (s) if the answer to (r) is affirmative, what are the sole source contracts; and (t) what is the anticipated total remuneration for the members of the review committee in (o)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1322.

Q-1323 — Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières) — With regard to aviation safety: (a) what was the annual failure rate from 2005 to 2016 for the Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) conducted by Transport Canada inspectors for pilots working for 705 operators under the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs); (b) what was the annual failure rate from 2005 to 2016 for the PPC in cases where industry-approved check pilots conducted the PPC for pilots working for Subpart 705 operators; (c) how many annual verification inspections did Transport Canada inspectors conduct between 2007 and 2016; (d) how many annual Safety Management System assessments, program validation inspections and process inspections of 705, 704, 703 and 702 operators were conducted between 2008 and 2016; (e) how many annual inspections and audits of 705, 704, 703 and 702 system operators were carried out pursuant to Transport Canada manual TP8606 between 2008 and 2016; (f) how many aircraft operator group inspectors did Transport Canada have from 2011 to 2017; (g) what discrepancies has Transport Canada identified between its pilot qualification policies and the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) since 2005; (h) what are the ICAO requirements for pilot proficiency checks and what are the Canadian PPC requirements for subparts 705, 704, 703 and 604 of CARs; (i) does Transport Canada plan to hire new inspectors and, if so, what target has it set for hiring new inspectors; (j) what is the current number of air safety inspectors; (k) how many air safety inspectors were there in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14, (v) 2014-15, (vi) 2015-16, (vii) 2016-17; (l) what is the training budget for air safety inspectors broken down by each year listed in (k); (m) how many hours were allocated to air safety inspector training, broken down by each year listed in (k); and (n) how many air safety inspectors are anticipated for (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1323.

Q-1325 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — With regard to the figure of 15,000 jobs related to the Trans Mountain project cited by the government, what are the details of: (a) any correspondence, reports, or documents prepared to brief the Minister of Natural Resources' office; (b) any correspondence, reports or documents prepared to brief the Office of the Prime Minister; and (c) any correspondence, reports, or documents that relate or support this figure of 15,000 jobs including (i) date, (ii) sender, (iii) recipients, (iv) title? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1325.

Q-1327 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to the Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS), in the fiscal year 2015-16: (a) what was the budget for the FTCS; (b) how much of that budget was spent within the fiscal year; (c) how much was spent on each of the following components of the FTCS (i) mass media, (ii) policy and regulatory development, (iii) research, (iv) surveillance, (v) enforcement, (vi) grants and contributions, (vii) programs for Indigenous Canadians; (d) were any other activities not listed in (c) funded by the FTCS and, if so, how much was spent on each of these activities; and (e) was part of the budget reallocated for purposes other than tobacco control and, if so, how much was reallocated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1327.

Q-1329 — Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove) — With regard to the new policy to cut the monthly allowances of Canadian Armed Forces members who cannot return to active service after more than 180 days: (a) how many Canadian Armed Forces members are expected to have their monthly allowance cut as a result of the policy; and (b) how much does the government expect to save as a result of the new policy for the fiscal years (i) 2017-18, (ii) 2018-19, (iii) 2019-20? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1329.

Q-1331 — Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove) — With regard to wrapping expenditures for the exteriors of government buildings since November 4, 2015: (a) what is the total amount spent on wrapping, broken down by individual building; (b) what are the details of all wrapping expenditures for the building located at 59 Sparks Street, Ottawa, Ontario, including (i) vendor, (ii) scope or description of services or goods provided, (iii) date, (iv) amount, (v) file number; and (c) what are the details of all wrapping, tarp, or similar type expenditures for any other buildings, broken down by individual building, including (i) vendor, (ii) scope or description of services or goods provided, (iii) date, (iv) amount, (v) file number, (vi) address of building? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1331.

Q-1332 — Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) — With regard to paragraph 43(a) of the Conflict of Interest Act: (a) has the Prime Minister received from the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner advice with respect to the application of the Act to an individual (i) minister or minister of state, (ii) parliamentary secretary, (iii) member of ministerial staff; and (b) has the Prime Minister requested from the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner advice with respect to the application of the Act to an individual (i) minister or minister of state, (ii) parliamentary secretary, (iii) member of ministerial staff? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1332.

Q-1335 — Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) — With regard to the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion (OHRFI) and the situation of the Tamil community and other minority communities in Sri Lanka: (a) what projects have been undertaken, or what work has been done, on this subject by the OHRFI since December 1, 2015, and for each project or work item, (i) what was the project or item name, (ii) what was the project description, (iii) what funds were allocated, (iv) what was the timeline, (v) what local consultations were conducted, (vi) what recipient organizations or individuals were involved, (vii) how much funding did each recipient receive, (viii) what report or result was accomplished; and (b) what other projects or work have been proposed or considered by the OHRFI on said subject but not undertaken, including proposals received from third parties or potential partner organizations but not proceeded with, and for each project or item, (i) what was the project or item name, (ii) what was the project description, (iii) what were the projected costs, (iv) what was the proposed timeline, (v) what local consultations were projected, (vi) who were the proposed recipient organizations or individuals, (vii) what funding for each recipient was proposed, (viii) what reports or results were prescribed in the proposal, (ix) for what detailed reasons was the proposed project or work item rejected? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1335.

Q-1336 — Mr. Fast (Abbotsford) — With regard to the negative economic impacts of government regulations and the decision to impose a carbon tax between 2016 and 2026: (a) according to government projections, what are the ten industries most likely to be negatively impacted by a $50 per tonne price on carbon; (b) for each of the industries in (a), what are the details of the projected negative impacts, broken down by year, beginning in 2016, including (i) projected job losses, (ii) projected number of business bankruptcies, (iii) projected number of personal bankruptcies, (iv) lost federal revenue as a result of the job losses and bankruptcies; (c) what is the average age of the employees who will lose their jobs as a result of the government’s decision to impose a carbon tax; (d) according to government projections, what are the ten industries most likely to be negatively impacted by the proposed regulatory steps under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change; (e) for each of the industries in (d) what are the details of the projected negative impacts, broken down by year, beginning in 2016, including (i) projected job losses, (ii) projected number of business bankruptcies, (iii) projected number of personal bankruptcies, (iv) lost federal revenue as a result of the job losses and bankruptcies; and (f) what is the average age of the employees who will lose their jobs as a result of the proposed regulatory steps under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1336.

Q-1338 — Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) — With regard to claims for pensions for disabilities under the Pension Act processed by the Department of Veterans Affairs since January 1, 1997, broken down by year: (a) how many people have received pensions for disabilities; and (b) how much money has been spent in total on pensions for disabilities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1338.

Q-1339 — Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette) — With regard to the conference on tax gap estimation, held jointly by the Canada Revenue Agency and the Canadian Tax Foundation on June 6, 2017, in Ottawa: (a) who were the event sponsors; (b) who were the event speakers; (c) who were the experts invited to appear at this event; (d) who participated in this event; and (e) what corporations carried out promotional activities either at or near this event, including (i) distributing promotional materials, (ii) having an information booth, (iii) hosting social activities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1339.

Q-1340 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to Section 2.33 of the Fall 2017 Report of the Auditor General of Canada which states in reference to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) that “They gave us wrong information almost 30 per cent of the time”: (a) what specific recourse is available to taxpayers who received the wrong information; (b) how is the CRA notifying taxpayers who received the wrong information about their recourse options; (c) how many taxpayers who received the wrong information have been proactively contacted by the CRA to correct the wrong information, since January 1, 2016; (d) what specific action has been taken against the CRA employees who provided the wrong information; and (e) how many CRA employees have faced disciplinary action as a result of providing the wrong information to taxpayers, since January 1, 2016? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1340.

Q-1341 — Ms. Trudel (Jonquière) — With regard to the Phoenix pay system: how many public servants were affected financially by the Phoenix pay system between December 1, 2015, and November 21, 2017, both in total and broken down by (i) city, (ii) constituency, (iii) place of employment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1341.

Q-1342 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to Article 1103 of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement and Article 809 of the Agreement on Internal Trade: (a) what are the details of each meeting of the Working Group on Alcoholic Beverages since July 1, 2017, including (i) date, (ii) list of attendees, (iii) agenda items, (iv) decisions and agreements reached; (b) what are the details of each meeting of the Working Group on Party-Specific Exceptions since July 1, 2017, including (i) date, (ii) list of attendees, (iii) agenda items, (iv) decisions and agreements reached; and (c) what are the details of each meeting of the Working Group on Party-Specific Exceptions since November 4, 2015, including (i) date, (ii) list of attendees, (iii) agenda items, (iv) decisions and agreements reached? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1342.

Q-1343 — Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia) — With respect to the consumer price of gasoline in Canada: (a) what action is the government taking to monitor the price of gas; (b) what action will the government take to control the price of gas; (c) how does the government ensure that gas prices are the result of free competition and not collusion between producers and retailers; (d) what impact does the current high price of gas have on the Canadian economy; and (e) will the government enact a plan for a gas price monitoring agency to ensure the market remains fair and competitive? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1343.

Q-1344 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to the Canada child benefit, since January 1, 2016: (a) how many mothers have applied for the benefit; (b) of the applications in (a), how many were rejected; (c) what were the reasons for rejection, including the number of mothers’ applications rejected for each reason; (d) how many mothers who applied for the benefit, but were subsequently rejected, were required to reimburse the government the amounts received in relation to the benefit; (e) what is the total amount recovered as a result of the reimbursements in (d); (f) how many mothers have had their marital status changed by the Canada Revenue Agency for taxation purposes following a rejection of benefits in (b); and (g) for the mothers in (f), what was the number of each type of status change, such as single to common-law, married to single and any other status changes, broken down by status change? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1344.

Q-1345 — Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan) — With regard to terminology used on the government’s Mandate Letter Tracker: what is the difference between a “commitment not being pursued” and a broken promise? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1345.

Q-1347 — Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville) — With respect to the Immigration Information Sharing Treaty: (a) what departments and agencies send information to the United States; (b) what departments and agencies receive information from the United States; (c) what Memorandums of Understanding or procedures exist to share data received from the United States with other government departments; (d) what are the data retention and deletion policies for information received from the United States; (e) what databases contain information received from the United States; and (f) if a decision has been rendered on a matter requiring the receipt of data from the United States prior to its receipt, how is the data handled? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1347.

Q-1348 — Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie) — With regard to the Prime Minister's trips to the Lac-Saint-Jean constituency in Quebec and to Edmonton, Alberta, and surrounding areas, in October 2017: (a) what are the costs associated with (i) the flights, broken down by individual expense, (ii) other transportation costs, (iii) accommodation costs, (iv) food and beverage costs, (v) other expenses, broken down by individual type of expense; (b) what specific government events did the Prime Minister attend while on the trip; (c) what were the dates, times, and locations of all events in (b); (d) how many employees of the Privy Council Office (PCO) traveled with the Prime Minister on either the entire trip, or a portion of the trip; (e) what public business did PCO employees, including the technical employees, conduct for this travel; (f) was any of the work conducted by PCO employees partisan or to the benefit of the Liberal Party of Canada or a local Liberal campaign and, if so, was the government reimbursed; (g) did any PCO employees provide assistance, including technical set-up or assistance, related to any by-election related campaigns or events by the Prime Minister and, if so, (i) what assistance was provided, (ii) what are the details of any invoice submitted to the campaign, or to the Liberal Party of Canada resulting from such assistance; and (h) was any government property used for partisan purposes during the Prime Minister's trip and, if so, what amount was the government reimbursed by the Liberal Party of Canada or a local Liberal by-election campaign? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1348.

Q-1349 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to the government expenditures on and policy towards sharing economy products, including Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, since November 4, 2015, and broken down by department and agency: (a) what is each department and agency's policy regarding employees using such products or services while on government business; (b) what are the total expenditures, broken down by month, on (i) Uber, (ii) Lyft, (iii) Airbnb, for government employees; (c) what are the total expenditures, including a monthly breakdown, for ministers, parliamentary secretaries and ministerial exempt staff on (i) Uber, (ii) Lyft, (iii) Airbnb; and (d) what is the total amount spent by government employees, broken down by month, on (i) taxis, (ii) hotels? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1349.

Q-1350 — Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — With regard to the Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion: (a) what is the current annual budget for the Office; (b) how much of the budget referred to in (a) is earmarked for (i) human rights and indigenous affairs, (ii) inclusion and religious freedoms, (iii) democracy, (iv) other expenses; (c) what is the number of full-time equivalents, along with the associated Treasury Board classification, employed in the Office; (d) what are the current Treasury Board salary ranges associated with the classifications referred to in (c); (e) what is the number of full-time equivalents, along with the associated Treasury Board classification assigned to (i) human rights and indigenous affairs, (ii) inclusion and religious freedoms, (iii) democracy, (iv) other; (f) as of November 27, 2017, what projects receive funding through the Office, broken down by (i) organization, (ii) location of project, (iii) project description; (g) what is the breakdown of projects referred to in (f), broken down by (i) human rights and indigenous affairs, (ii) inclusion and religious freedoms, (iii) democracy, (iv) other expenses; and (h) what evaluations or criteria are used to determine if an organization has their project approved or reapproved for funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1350.

Q-1352 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to Compensation Advisors in all departments and agencies, since November 5, 2015, to present: (a) how many job postings have been posted for the position of Compensation Advisor, broken down by department, date of posting, and geographic location; (b) how many applications have been received for the position of Compensation Advisor, broken down by date of receipt, department, and geographic location; (c) of the applications received in (b), how many applications were from (i) jobs.gc.ca, (ii) direct applications to each respective department and agency, (iii) internal applications; and (d) how many Compensation Advisors have been hired, broken down by date of hire, department, and geographic location? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1352.

Q-1354 — Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie) — With regard to the Skills Link Program under the government’s Youth Employment Strategy: (a) what is the total amount of funding provided to date; (b) what is the total amount of funding provided to each (i) project, (ii) group or recipient; (c) what is the breakdown of projects or recipients by federal riding; (d) what is the description and purpose of each project; (e) what specific criteria were used in the selection of each project and recipient; (f) what are the review outcomes for all (i) projects, (ii) recipients, (iii) applications; (g) what was the processing time for each project from application to announcement; (h) for the projects that were rejected, what was the processing time from application to when proponents were informed of the rejection; (i) which projects have been announced to date; and (j) what is the amount of funding still outstanding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1354.

Q-1356 — Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead) — With regard to the Alberta Pine Beetle infestation and the $87,000,000 invested by the government in scientific infrastructure upgrades: (a) what specific steps has the government taken to stop the infestation; (b) what are the details of the investment, including (i) recipient, (ii) project description, (iii) amount, (iv) date, (v) link to media release and background information on project, if applicable; (c) what is the most recent update on the severity of the infestation; (d) what is the most recent outlook for each of the next five years in regard to the infestation; (e) why has the current approach been unsuccessful in stopping the infestation; (f) has the government considered culling or burning in order to stop the infestation and, if so, why have those strategies not been applied; (g) what funding has been delivered, since January 1, 2017, including the (i) recipient, (ii) project description, (iii) amount, (iv) date; and (h) is any further funding currently planned to address the infestation and, if so, when and to whom will the funding be provided? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1356.

Q-1357 — Mr. Fast (Abbotsford) — With regard to expenditures on electric vehicle charging stations on government property since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of all expenditures, including for each the (i) amount, (ii) vendor, (iii) date, (iv) location of charging station, (v) description of expense; (b) what is the total amount of expenditures in (a); (c) for each charging station, what is the average time, broken down by month, in which the charging station has been charging a vehicle; (d) what are the locations of all such charging stations; and (e) how many charging stations are scheduled to be installed before December 31, 2018, and what is the proposed location of each such station? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1357.

Q-1358 — Mr. Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill) — With regard to the ministerial working group to address Phoenix pay issues announced on April 27, 2017: (a) what are the dates of all meetings of the group; (b) for each meeting referred to in (a), was it an (i) in person meeting, (ii) teleconference; and (c) what are the details of all expenses related to the group or its meetings, including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) date, (iv) description of goods or services provided? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1358.

Q-1359 — Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to the response by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to Q-1211, in which she stated that “the departmental financial system does not have specific line object coding to track costs related to bottled water”: (a) what is the complete list of specific line object codes which are utilized by the departmental financial system; and (b) what are the details of all expenditures under the object code which includes bottled water expenditures, since November 4, 2015, including for each expenditure the (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) date, (iv) description of product or service, (v) location, (vi) file number, if applicable? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1359.

Q-1363 — Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel) — With regard to employees who worked for the Governor General in 2015, 2016 and 2017: how many employees worked for the Governor General, broken down by function, with a description of duties and the total of all salaries, including all benefits and management positions, broken down by department including the Office of the Governor General, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, National Defence, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Global Affairs Canada and Canadian Heritage? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1363.

Q-1364 — Mr. Barlow (Foothills) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s official residence: (a) since the appointment of the Chef, how many meals have been prepared at the Prime Minister’s official residence for the Prime Minister, his family and guests; (b) for each meal listed in (a), what are the details per meal item, including drinks, broken down by (i) food group, according to Canada’s Food Guide, (ii) source of food by country of origin, (iii) estimated cost per meal; (c) what is the residence’s policy for food that is prepared but not consumed; (d) what is the residence’s annual budget allocation for food and beverage purchases; and (e) how much of that annual budget has been spent to date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1364.

Q-1365 — Mr. Obhrai (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to materials prepared for Associate Deputy Ministers and Assistant Deputy Ministers from September 19, 2016, to present: for every briefing document prepared, what is the (i) date on the document, (ii) title or subject matter of the document, (iii) department’s internal tracking number, (iv) title of individual for whom the material was prepared, (v) sender? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1365.

Q-1366 — Mr. Obhrai (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to materials prepared for Deputy Ministers from June 15, 2016, to present: for every briefing document prepared, what is the (i) date on the document, (ii) title or subject matter of the document, (iii) department’s internal tracking number, (iv) sender? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1366.

Q-1367 — Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Environment and Climate Change Canada since September 16, 2016: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the products or services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1367.

Q-1368 — Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Global Affairs Canada since December 6, 2016: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' value? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1368.

Q-1369 — Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by by the Privy Council Office since September 16, 2016: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1369.

Q-1370 — Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 granted by Health Canada since September 16, 2016: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) description of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1370.

Q-1371 — Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) — With regard to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign on the Status of Women Canada’s website: (a) what are all expenditures related to the website campaign, including (i) amount spent on website development and graphic design, (ii) promotion and advertising, (iii) other expenses; (b) what are the details of all expenditures referred to in (a), broken down by item including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) description of product or service provided, (iv) date, (v) file number; (c) what is the total of all expenditures referred to in (a); (d) does the “Take the pledge” link on the website allow for the same IP address to take the pledge multiple times or is there a limit on the number of times the same IP address may take the pledge; and (e) does Status of Women Canada, or any server operated by, or on behalf of Status of Women Canada track the IP addresses of computers which click on the “Take the pledge” link and, if so, what are the details related to how they are tracked? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1371.

Q-1372 — Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga) — With regard to materials prepared for Ministers from January 1, 2017, to present: for every briefing document prepared, (i) what is the date on the document, (ii) what is the title or subject matter of the document, (iii) what is the department’s internal tracking number, (iv) who was the sender? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1372.

Q-1374 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: (a) what specific instructions has the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs provided to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada regarding how it should support the inquiry; and (b) what was the date of each instruction referenced in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1374.

Q-1375 — Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap) — With regard to the purchase of promotional products for handouts or giveaways at trade shows, conferences and other events, broken down by department, agency, or Crown corporation, since September 19, 2016: (a) what products were purchased; (b) what quantity of each product was purchased; (c) how much was spent on each product; (d) at what events, or type of events, were the products distributed; (e) in which country was each product manufactured; and (f) what is the relevant file number for each purchase? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1375.

Q-1376 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to the threat of a missile attack from North Korea: will the government join the Ballistic Missile Defense System and, if not, why not? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1376.

Q-1378 — Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning) — With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by Canadian Heritage since September 16, 2016: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1378.

Q-1379 — Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning) — With regard to videos developed for or by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada 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, (vi) platforms for which the video was used, both traditional and social media; and (b) what are the details of any contracts, for 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. 8555-421-1379.

Q-1380 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to the ice rink on Parliament Hill and the original budget of $5,600,000: (a) what is the revised budget estimate after the decision to keep the rink open past the end of December; and (b) what is the new itemized breakdown of the budget? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1380.

Q-1381 — Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) — With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by Employment and Social Development Canada since September 16, 2016: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the products or services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1381.

Q-1386 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to Service Canada’s national in-person service delivery network, for each Service Canada Centre: (a) how many full-time employees (FTEs) were there on December 1, 2016; (b) how many FTEs were there on December 1, 2017; and (c) which offices have changed their hours of service, and for each office that has changed its hours of service, what are the new hours? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1386.

Q-1387 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to all expenditures on Management Consulting (Treasury Board Object Codes 048 and 0491) by Employment and Social Development Canada, since January 1, 2017: what are the details of all expenditures including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) date of expenditure, (iv) start and end date of contract, (v) description of goods or services provided, (vi) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1387.

Q-1390 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — With regard to Policy 1.1.16: Opening and Closing Procedures for all CBC/Radio-Canada stations: (a) is it still in effect; and (b) if it is no longer in effect, (i) why was it rescinded, (ii) what was the date on which it was rescinded, for both English-language and French-language networks, and for both radio and television stations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1390.
Q-1391 — Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel) — With regard to the Christmas celebrations on Parliament Hill for the period from 2013 to 2017: (a) what is the cost of the Christmas preparations and decorations, including the trees and lights, for each building on Parliament Hill; (b) what is the cost of the Christmas trees that adorn Parliament Hill; (c) what is the total cost of the Christmas Lights Across Canada display for the winter season since the first year of the display; and (d) what is the cost of the Canada 150 rink and the adjacent facilities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1391.

Q-1392 — Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan) — With regard to all expenditures on hospitality (Treasury Board Object Code 0822), since January 1, 2017, and broken down by department or agency: what are the details of all expenditures, including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) date of expenditure, (iv) start and end date of contract, (v) description of goods or services provided, (vi) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1392.

Q-1395 — Mr. Fast (Abbotsford) — With regard to Canada’s conservation objectives and federally protected terrestrial and marine spaces: (a) which terrestrial and marine spaces does the government intend to protect to meet Canada’s Aichi Targets by 2020; and (b) what are the details of all areas referred to in (a), including (i) the geographical size and location of each space, (ii) the scientific rationale for protecting each proposed site, (iii) the forecasted costs associated with the protection of each space broken down by type, (iv) the economic impact for each proposed protected site, (v) all community stakeholders consulted for each project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1395.

Q-1396 — Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) — With regard to government procurement since July 1, 2016: what are the details of all contracts awarded to bidders who were federal public servants who received a lump sum payment pursuant to the terms of a work force reduction program, including (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the products or services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1396.

Q-1397 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — With regard to the meeting held on August 31, 2016, between the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and stakeholders regarding the Pont de Québec bridge: (a) what is the complete list of government representatives at the meeting, including all Ministerial Exempt Staff; (b) what is the complete list of stakeholders at the meeting; (c) what decisions were made at the meeting; (d) when were the decisions referred to in (c) made public, and how were they made public; and (e) how did the government determine who would qualify as a “stakeholder” for the meeting? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1397.

Q-1398 — Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — With regard to government expenditures in relation to the Canada 2020 event on September 29, 2017, with former United States President Barack Obama: (a) how many tickets were purchased; and (b) what was the total amount spent on tickets, broken down by department, agency, or Crown Corporation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1398.

Q-1399 — Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by Natural Resources Canada, since January 1, 2017: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1399.

Q-1400 — Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga) — With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, since January 1, 2017: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1400.

Q-1402 — Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) — With regard to all government contracts awarded for public relation services, since January 1, 2017, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: what are the details of these contracts, including (i) date of contract, (ii) value of contract, (iii) vendor name, (iv) file number, (v) description of services provided, (vi) start and end dates of services provided, (vii) total value of all contracts? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1402.

Q-1403 — Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies) — With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by Public Works and Government Services Canada, since January 1, 2017: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1403.

Q-1404 — Mr. Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill) — With regard to Access to Information Requests filed between January 1, 2017, and November 1, 2017, broken down by department, agency, Crown Corporation or other government entity: (a) how many requests were received; (b) of those requests in (a), in how many cases were the documents produced within the statutory thirty-day time limit; and (c) in how many cases was there an extension? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1404.

Q-1405 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — With regard to the backdrops and podiums used by the government for the announcements since January 1, 2017, for each backdrop purchased and for each podium purchased or rented: (a) what was the date of purchase or rental; (b) when was the tender issued for the backdrop or podium; (c) when was the contract signed; (d) when was the backdrop or podium delivered; (e) what was the cost of the backdrop or podium; (f) was there an announcement for which the backdrop or podium was used and, if so, for which one; (g) which department paid for the backdrop or podium; and (h) when were the backdrops or podiums used, broken down by event and date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1405.

Q-1406 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — With regard to contracts under $10,000 granted by Transport Canada, since January 1, 2017: what are the (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values if different from the original contracts' values? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1406.

Q-1407 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to government expenditures on sporting event tickets, since December 1, 2016: what was the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) ticket cost, (iv) title of persons using the tickets, (v) name or title of event for tickets purchased by, or billed to, any department, agency, crown corporation, or other government entity? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1407.

Q-1408 — Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce) — With regard to fees collected by government departments and agencies, since December 1, 2016: (a) what is the total amount collected by the government; (b) what is the monthly breakdown of fees collected, broken down by department or agency; and (c) what is the monthly breakdown of fees collected by specific fee? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1408.

Q-1410 — Mr. Allison (Niagara West) — With regard to negotiations related to NAFTA, since January 1, 2017: (a) how many times has the Prime Minister met with Canada’s chief negotiator; (b) what are the dates of all such meetings; and (c) what form did each meeting take (phone, in person, etc.)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1410.

Q-1412 — Mr. Allison (Niagara West) — With regard to the consumption of alcohol on flights taken on government-owned Airbus and Challenger aircraft, since December 1, 2016: (a) on which flights was alcohol consumed; and (b) for each flight where alcohol was consumed, (i) what is the value of alcohol consumed, (ii) what was the origin and destination of the flight, (iii) what was the flight date, (iv) what is the breakdown of alcoholic beverages consumed by specific beverage and quantity, (v) how many passengers were on each flight? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1412.

Q-1413 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — With regard to statements made by the Minister of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, November 30, 2017, during the Standing Committee of Veterans Affairs’ meeting on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18, where the Minister, in his statement, made claims that funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs had been diminished before the current government was elected: (a) what were the announced budgeted spending amounts for the Department of Veterans Affairs each year in Budgets tabled from 1999 to 2017; (b) what was the change in funding, by percentage, for Budgets announced from 1999 to 2017; (c) within the Department of Veterans Affairs, what were the amounts budgeted, since 1999 for (i) benefits, (ii) administration of the Department of Veterans Affairs, (iii) Military Resource Family Resource Centres, (iv) Veterans Affairs Service Centres, (v) the Ministry of Veterans Affairs; and (d) what were the staffing levels in the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2010 in (i) Veterans Affairs Service Centres, (ii) Benefits Administration, (iii) the Ministry of Veterans Affairs, (iv) program administration? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1413.

Q-1414 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to untendered, sole-sourced contracts over $50,000 by the Department of Public Works and Government Services: what are the details of each such contract signed since December 1, 2016, including: (i) vendors' names, (ii) contracts' reference and file numbers, (iii) dates of the contracts, (iv) descriptions of the products or services provided, (v) delivery dates, (vi) original contracts' values, (vii) final contracts' values, if different from the original contracts' values, (viii) rationale for not conducting an open tender for the contract? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1414.

Q-1415 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to capacity assessments done for major projects by Public Services and Procurement Canada: (a) when was the Department made aware of all workplace adjustment notices for compensation advisors in Public Services and Procurement Canada; (b) was a capacity assessment done for staff capability prior to the Phoenix Pay System roll-out in February, 2016, and, if so, what were the results of the assessment; (c) were the staff reductions for workplace adjustment notices accounted for in the capacity assessment done by Public Services and Procurement Canada; (d) if the answer to (c) is negative, why were these staffing changes not included in the capacity assessment; and (e) what factors were taken into account in developing the assessment, and what were the outcomes and findings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1415.

Q-1416 — Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) — With regard to the court cases Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2008 BCSC 1494; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2011 BCCA 237; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), (29 March 2012) SCC File No. 34387; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 BCCA 300; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), (30 January 2012) SCC File No. 34387; Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General Trial decision (Garson J.) – 2009 BCSC 1494; BC Supreme Court Docket No. S033335; BC Court of Appeal Docket Number CA037707; the Supreme Court of Canada’s file number 34387; and all related cases: what are, including information from the Attorney General and the Departments of Fisheries and Oceans, Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and the Environment, for each case, the (i) total cumulative dollar amount spent by the Crown between January 1, 2006, and October 15, 2017, (ii) total dollar amount, adjusted for inflation, (iii) total dollar amount spent by the Crown by category (travel, salary, supplies, etc.), (iv) total dollar amount spent in each fiscal year from 2005 to 2017 (up to December 10, 2017), (v) total payment that has been, or is projected to be, paid by the Crown, and an explanation as to how this figure was calculated, (vi) date by which it will be, or is projected to be, paid by the Crown? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1416.

Q-1417 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — With regard to the use of taxi chits and Uber by the government, broken down by department, agency, and Crown corporation, since December 1, 2016: (a) how much has been spent on taxi chits for government employees; (b) how much has been spent on Uber or other ride sharing companies for government employees; (c) how much has been spent on public transportation for government employees; (d) broken down by ministerial office, including the Office of the Prime Minister, how much has the government spent on taxi chits for ministerial exempt staff; (e) how much has the government spent on Uber or other ride sharing companies for ministerial exempt staff; and (f) how much has the government spent on public transportation for ministerial exempt staff since December 1, 2016? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1417.

Q-1418 — Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — With regard to raw sewage since October 1, 2016: (a) how much raw sewage has been dumped in Canadian waters, broken down by river, lake, ocean, and other body of water in which the sewage was dumped; (b) of the sewage dumps in (a), which were approved after October 1, 2016, what was the date on which the Minister of Environment and Climate Change approved the sewage dump; (c) what studies, if any, have been done or are ongoing regarding the impact of dumping raw sewage; (d) what were the conclusions of any such studies, completed since October 1, 2016; (e) what are the dates, titles, subject matter, and file numbers of any memos or documents related to the dumping of raw sewage; and (f) what are the dates, titles, subject matter and file numbers of any correspondence between the federal government and provincial governments or municipalities concerning raw sewage? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1418.

Q-1419 — Mr. Sopuck (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — With regard to Canada's delegation at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22): (a) what are the first and last names of each delegate; (b) which organization did each delegate represent; (c) what is the total cost for using government aircraft to transport delegates to and from Marrakech; (d) broken down by each delegate who stayed in Marrakech, how many days and on which dates did the government cover the costs; (e) what were the total costs for the delegation, broken down by (i) cumulative total, (ii) air transportation, (iii) accommodation, (iv) food and per diems, (v) other transportation, (vi) carbon offsets, (vii) other expenses broken down by type; and (f) what is the estimated size of the carbon footprint as a result of the delegation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1419.

Q-1420 — Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) — With regard to expenditures made by the government since June 12, 2017, under government-wide object code 3259 (Miscellaneous expenditures not Elsewhere Classified): what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) vendor name, (ii) amount, (iii) date, (iv) description of goods or services provided, (v) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1420.

Q-1421 — Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap) — With regard to government telecommunications: what is the total amount of late payment charges incurred in each month, since and including September 2016, for cellular telephone services and services for all other wireless devices other than cellular telephones, broken down by (i) department or agency, (ii) service provider, (iii) month, (iv) reason for late payment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1421.

Q-1423 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to government expenditures and communication with CRRC Corporation Limited (CRRC) of Beijing, China, broken down by department and agency, and since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of all expenditures including (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) description of goods or services provided, (iv) file number; (b) what are the details of all communication between the government and CRRC, including communication by ministerial exempt staff and Staff of the Office of the Prime Minister, including (i) date, (ii) individuals involved in the communication, (iii) type of communication, (iv) title or subject matter; and (c) what role did CRRC have in the development of any of the 29 points in the Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and China which was announced by the Prime Minister on September 23, 2016? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1423.

Q-1424 — Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) — With regard to all contracts awarded by the government, since January 1, 2017, broken down by department or agency: (a) how many contracts have been awarded to a foreign firm, individual, business, or other entity with a mailing address outside of Canada; (b) for each contract in (a), what is the (i) name of vendor, (ii) date of contract, (iii) summary or description of goods or services provided, (iv) file or tracking number, (v) amount; (c) for each contract in (a), was the contract awarded competitively or was it sole-sourced; and (d) what is the total value of all contracts in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1424.

Q-1426 — Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) — With regard to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) decision to accept bids for an outside contract to “develop a pool of (400) multiple choice official questions, a test blueprint, and 15 versions of the Canadian citizenship knowledge test”: (a) is it the government’s position that CIC does not have the employees or the means required to develop a citizenship test without spending money on an outside contract; and (b) how many employees are there currently in the government who develop tests as part of their jobs, broken down by department or agency? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1426.

Q-1427 — Mrs. Boucher (Beauport—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île d'Orléans—Charlevoix) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s trips to the riding of Saint—Laurent in February, March, and April of 2017: (a) what are the amounts and details of all expenses related to the trips; (b) what are the details of all official government business conducted on the trip; (c) what amount has been received by the Receiver General from the (i) Liberal Party of Canada, (ii) Official Agent for the Liberal Party of Canada by-election campaign in Saint—Laurent, (iii) Official Agent for the Liberal Party of Canada by-election campaign in Saint—Laurent for reimbursement related to the Prime Minister’s trips; and (d) what are the details of any payment received in (c), including (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) description of expenses for which taxpayers were reimbursed, (iv) sender? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1427.

Q-1428 — Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s trips to the riding of Markham—Thornhill in February, March, and April of 2017: (a) what are the amounts and details of all expenses related to the trips; (b) what are the details of all official government business conducted on the trip; (c) what amount has been received by the Receiver General from the (i) Liberal Party of Canada, (ii) Official Agent for the Liberal Party of Canada by-election campaign in Markham—Thornhill, (iii) Official Agent for the Liberal Party of Canada by-election campaign in Markham—Thornhill for reimbursement related to the Prime Minister’s trips; and (d) what are the details of any payment received in (c), including (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) description of expenses for which taxpayers were reimbursed, (iv) sender? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1428.

Q-1429 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — With respect to Health Canada’s Drinking Water Safety Program, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) capital expenditures on drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on reserve, and INAC expenditures on maintenance and operations for drinking water and wastewater infrastructure on reserve: (a) what amount has been allocated, broken down by program and by year (and, where applicable, by region), over the last ten years; (b) what amount has been spent, broken down by program and by year (and, where applicable, by region), over the last ten years; and (c) why, in applicable instances, were allocated funds left unspent or transferred away from the originally intended line item? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1429.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services), — That Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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. 2017-1406, P.C. 2017-1407 and P.C. 2017-1420. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-30. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2017-1421 and P.C. 2017-1422. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-7-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— P.C. 2017-1402 and P.C. 2017-1423. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2017-1424. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-23. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2017-1408. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-1-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— P.C. 2017-1449. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-22-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2017-1425. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-13-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— P.C. 2017-1461. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-17-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— P.C. 2017-1409, P.C. 2017-1410, P.C. 2017-1411, P.C. 2017-1412, P.C. 2017-1413, P.C. 2017-1414, P.C. 2017-1415, P.C. 2017-1416, P.C. 2017-1417, P.C. 2017-1418 and P.C. 2017-1419. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2017-1392, P.C. 2017-1393, P.C. 2017-1394, P.C. 2017-1395, P.C. 2017-1396, P.C. 2017-1397, P.C. 2017-1398, P.C. 2017-1399, P.C. 2017-1400, P.C. 2017-1401 and P.C. 2017-1403. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-24. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report on the use of arrests without warrant from July 15, 2016, to July 14, 2017, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S., 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 83.31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-819-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Report on the Statutes Repeal Act for the year 2018, pursuant to the Statutes Repeal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 20, s. 2. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1046-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— by Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Report on investigative hearings and recognizance with conditions from July 15, 2016, to July 14, 2017, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 83.31(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1081-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:48 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 7:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).