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

Journals

No. 26

Friday, February 26, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Mihychuk (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Ms. Chagger (Minister of Small Business and Tourism), — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, 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;

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, since the bill violates a fundamental principle of democracy by abolishing the provision that the certification and decertification of a bargaining agent must be achieved by a secret ballot vote-based majority.”.

The debate continued.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

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

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Easter (Malpeque), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the First Report of the Committee, "Our Consultations in Advance of the 2016 Budget: The Interim Report of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-4.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 to 9) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood), seconded by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (school authorities), 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. Fragiskatos (London North Centre), seconded by Mrs. Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle), Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture), 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. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), seconded by Ms. Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean), Bill C-243, An Act respecting the development of a national maternity assistance program strategy and amending the Employment Insurance Act (maternity benefits), 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. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), Bill C-244, An Act to establish Leif Erikson Day, 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. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), seconded by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), Bill C-245, An Act concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada, 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. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mr. Holland (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions), Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Fisheries Act, the Textile Labelling Act, the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (animal protection), 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. Sikand (Mississauga—Streetsville), seconded by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), Bill C-247, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (passive detection device), 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. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00092);

— by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning health care services (No. 421-00093);

— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00094);

— by Ms. Young (London West), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00095);

— by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00096);

— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00097);

— by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00098);

— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-00099);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00100);

— by Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), two concerning abortion (Nos. 421-00101 and 421-00102), two concerning sex selection (Nos. 421-00103 and 421-00104) and one concerning unborn children (No. 421-00105).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Mihychuk (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Ms. Chagger (Minister of Small Business and Tourism), — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations Act and the Income Tax Act, 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;

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills).

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, February 25, 2016, the question was deemed put on the amendment, and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Monday, March 7, 2016, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Public Service Labour Relations Board on the administration of Part I (Staff Relations) of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act for the period of April 1, to October 31, 2014, pursuant to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-515-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board on the administration of Part I (Staff Relations) of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act for the period of November 1, 2014, to March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-515-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Progress Report of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for the year 2015, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 7(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1050-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Tootoo (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Report of operations under the Fisheries Development Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Fisheries Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-21, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-292-0. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

Adjournment

At 2:08 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).