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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 280

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the 11th Report of the Committee, "Broadband Connectivity in Rural Canada: Overcoming the Digital Divide.". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-372.

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. 35, 63, 84, 85, 87, 90, 92 to 94, 96, 98 and 100) was tabled.


Motions

Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), moved, — That the report of the Ethics Commissioner, entitled “The Trudeau Report”, tabled on Monday, January 29, 2018, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the report of the Ethics Commissioner, entitled “The Trudeau Report”, tabled on Monday, January 29, 2018, be not now concurred in, but that, pursuant to section 28(13) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons, it be referred back to the Commissioner with instruction that he amend the same to include recommendations to close the loopholes in the Code, as well as the Conflict of Interest Act, that allowed the Prime Minister to withhold from the public the nature of the unacceptable gifts he received from the Aga Khan because the public registry includes only acceptable gifts within the meaning of section 14 of the Code and section 11 of the Conflict of Interest Act.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement), — That Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), — 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-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, since the Bill: (a) fails to address the cost of the government’s carbon tax to the average Canadian family; (b) neglects to implement, or to even mention, the government’s promise of a balanced budget; and (c) will continue on the path of adding debt at twice the rate foreshadowed by the Minister of Finance.”.

The debate continued.

Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Needs and Issues Specific to Indigenous Veterans, seven members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs be authorized to travel to Victoria, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta, Beauval, Saskatchewan, Hamilton, Six Nations Indian Reserve No. 40 and Toronto, Ontario, and Halifax, Millbrook First Nation (Truro) and Indian Brook First Nation, Nova Scotia, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Advancements of Technology and Research in the Agriculture Industry that Can Support Canadian Exports, seven members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food be authorized to travel to Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Guelph, Ontario, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Priorities of Canadian Stakeholders Having an Interest in Bilateral and Trilateral Trade in North America, seven members of the Standing Committee on International Trade be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., United States of America, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Migration Challenges and Opportunities for Canada in the 21st Century, seven members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be authorized to travel to Kampala, Bundibugyo and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Refugee and Settlement Camps, Uganda, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi and the UNHCR Refugee and Settlement Camps, Kenya, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Canada's Engagement in Asia, seven members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development be authorized to travel to Tokyo, Japan, Seoul, South Korea, and Manila, Philippines, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its Statutory Review of the Proceeds of Crime and Terrorist Financing Act, seven members of the Standing Committee on Finance be authorized to travel to Toronto, Ontario, London, United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C., and New York, New York, United States of America, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on the Current State of Department of Fisheries and Oceans' Small Craft Harbours, seven members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans be authorized to travel to St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Magdalen Islands, Quebec, Charlottetown and Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Miramichi, New Brunswick, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its Statutory Review of the Copyright Act, seven members of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology be authorized to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Montréal, Quebec, Toronto, Ontario, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Vancouver, British Columbia, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Canada’s Involvement in NATO, seven members of the Standing Committee on National Defence be authorized to travel to Petawawa, Ontario, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on Indigenous People in the Correctional System, seven members of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be authorized to travel to Québec and Donnacona, Quebec, Saskatoon, Duck Lake and Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and Medicine Hat, Mâskwâcîs and Edmonton, Alberta, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on the Canadian Transportation and Logistics Strategy, seven members of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities be authorized to travel to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington, United States of America, in the Spring of 2018, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement), — That Bill C-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), — 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-74, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, since the Bill: (a) fails to address the cost of the government’s carbon tax to the average Canadian family; (b) neglects to implement, or to even mention, the government’s promise of a balanced budget; and (c) will continue on the path of adding debt at twice the rate foreshadowed by the Minister of Finance.”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.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. Aldag (Cloverdale—Langley City), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill), — That Bill S-210, An Act to amend An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, April 18, 2018, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:53 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 6:21 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).