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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 282

Thursday, April 19, 2018

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "Adult Literacy and Skills Development: An Essential Component of the Education Continuum in Official Language Minority Communities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-375.

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. 88 to 90, 94 and 97) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-02231);
— by Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), one concerning human rights (No. 421-02232) and one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02233);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-02234);
— by Mr. Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02235);
— by Ms. Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk), four concerning discrimination (Nos. 421-02236 to 421-02239).
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.

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 Order was read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act.

Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) for Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), seconded by Mr. Sohi (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), moved, — That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-25, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, and the Competition Act, be now read a second time and concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Private Members' Business

At 3:44 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-396, An Act to amend the Department of Industry Act (financial assistance).

Mr. Bernier (Beauce), seconded by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Motions

Pursuant to section 28(10) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix to the Standing Orders, the report of the Ethics Commissioner entitled “The Trudeau Report”, tabled on Monday, January 29, 2018, was deemed concurred in.

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. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the administration of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act for the year 2017, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-455-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canada Land Surveyors Act, S.C. 1998, c. 14, sbs. 70(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-799-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour) — Report on the Employment Equity Act (Labour) for the year 2017, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-226-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Holland (Ajax), one concerning horsemeat (No. 421-02240).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 4:45 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 5:15 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, January 31, 2018, and to Standing Order 24(1).