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

Journals

No. 255

Thursday, February 1, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Easter (Malpeque) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 10th Annual Conference of the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance, held in Toronto, Ontario, from June 4 to 6, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-421-59-25.



Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Easter (Malpeque) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-United States Inter-Parliamentary Group respecting its participation at the Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance (Can/Am BTA) Conference, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1 to 3, 2017. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-421-59-27.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, "Taking action against systemic racism and religious discrimination including Islamophobia". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-340.

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. 67, 70 to 82, 84, 85 and 88 to 92) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester), seconded by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), Bill C-391, An Act respecting a national strategy for the repatriation of Aboriginal cultural property, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Pauzé (Repentigny), seconded by Mr. Thériault (Montcalm), Bill C-392, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of provincial law), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Thériault (Montcalm), seconded by Ms. Pauzé (Repentigny), Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed 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 Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning health care services (No. 421-02015) and one concerning assisted suicide (No. 421-02016);

— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning Christianity (No. 421-02017);

— by Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02018);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning poverty (No. 421-02019);

— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02020);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-02021).

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-62, An Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts.

Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), 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.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-62, An Act to amend the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations Act and other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing), as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 11.

Group No. 1

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 2.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 3.

Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 4.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 5.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 6, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 6.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 7, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 7.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 8, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 8.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 9, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 9.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 10, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 10.

Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved Motion No. 11, — That Bill C-50 be amended by deleting Clause 11.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-50, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (political financing), as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 11).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Private Members' Business

At 5:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions made by the over 100,000 British Home Children to Canadian society, their service to our armed forces throughout the twentieth century, the hardships and stigmas that many of them endured, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon the story of the British Home Children for future generations by declaring September 28 of every year, British Home Child Day in Canada. (Private Members' Business M-133)

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, February 7, 2018, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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 Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) — Report of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, pursuant to the Patent Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-4, s. 26. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-330-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2017-1132 and P.C. 2017-1338 concerning special measures to assist producers, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, sbs. 12(7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-719-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:12 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 6:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).