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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 292

Friday, May 4, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), — That Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast, be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Tabling of Documents

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. 421-02175, 421-02176, 421-02177, 421-02181, 421-02184 and 421-02188 concerning discrimination. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-32-14;
— No. 421-02178 concerning sport fishing. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-205-01;
— No. 421-02179 concerning military medals and decorations. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-45-04;
— No. 421-02180 concerning rail transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-10-21;
— No. 421-02182 concerning the pension system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-98-05;
— No. 421-02183 concerning national parks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-61-03;
— No. 421-02185 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-09;
— No. 421-02186 concerning cellphone towers. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-96-03;
— No. 421-02187 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-36;
— Nos. 421-02189, 421-02192 and 421-02193 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-3-46;
— No. 421-02190 concerning the grain industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-8-12;
— No. 421-02191 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13-24.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Tassi (Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 61st Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates:

Daniel Blaikie for Erin Weir

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be deleted from the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Erin Weir

Standing Committee on Finance

Erin Weir

Standing Committee on National Defence

Erin Weir

Standing Committee on Official Languages

Erin Weir

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Erin Weir

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) is tabled.


Mr. Maloney (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), from the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "Value-added products in Canada’s forest sector: cultivating innovation for a competitve bioeconomy". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-386.

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. 72 to 78, 81 to 84, 91 and 92) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 61st Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02314);
— by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), one concerning Old Age Security benefits (No. 421-02315);
— by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02316);
— by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02317);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02318);
— by Mr. Amos (Pontiac), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02319);
— by Mr. Allison (Niagara West), two concerning discrimination (Nos. 421-02320 and 421-02321);
— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning marine transportation (No. 421-02322);
— by Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02323);
— by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), one concerning books (No. 421-02324);
— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02325);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning navigable waters (No. 421-02326);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02327), one concerning firearms (No. 421-02328) and one concerning sex selection (No. 421-02329).

Questions 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 supplementary return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-1564 — Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona) — With regard to federal expenditures over the last two years: (a) what is the total disbursement of net expenditures, broken down by (i) provinces and territories, (ii) provinces and territories, per capita, (iii) provinces and territories, by organization and program; (b) what is the total disbursement of transfers to persons, broken down by (i) provinces and territories, (ii) provinces and territories, per capita; (c) what is the total disbursement of transfers to provincial governments, broken down by (i) provinces and territories, (ii) provinces and territories, per capita; (d) what is the total disbursement of business subsidies, broken down by (i) provinces and territories, (ii) provinces and territories, per capita; and (e) what is the total disbursement of infrastructure spending, broken down by (i) provinces and territories, (ii) provinces and territories, per capita? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1564-01.

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-1568 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to any contracts over $10,000 entered into by the government since January 1, 2016, but which were not disclosed on proactive disclosure: what are the details of all such contracts including (i) date, (ii) vendor, (iii) amount, (iv) description of goods or services provided, (v) file number, (vi) reason why contract was not listed on the relevant proactive disclosure website? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1568.

Q-1569 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to gifts with a fair market value over $500 accepted by the Prime Minister or his wife since January 1, 2016, including, but not limited to any gifts of clothing or accommodations: (a) what are the details of each such gifts including (i) recipient, (ii) provider of gift, (iii) estimated value, (iv) description of gift, (v) date, and duration, if applicable, of gift; (b) was the gift handed over to the Crown, (c) was any action taken to either return the gift or reimburse the fair market value; and (d) if the answer to (c) is affirmative, what specific action was taken and when was it taken? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1569.

Q-1570 — Mr. Carrie (Oshawa) — With regard to the national vehicle registration system being set up by Natural Resources Canada: (a) what is the total projected cost to set up the system; (b) what is the breakdown of all projected costs by type; and (c) what is the projected carbon footprint resulting from setting up the system? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1570.

Q-1571 — Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) — With regard to the media briefing provided by the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor in February 2018, where the theory that elements within the Indian government had conspired to embarrass the Prime Minister was advanced: (a) was any classified or national security information revealed at the briefing; (b) if the answer to (a) is negative, what are the details of the information revealed at the briefing; (c) if the answer to (a) is affirmative, has the matter of a potential breach of the Security of Information Act been referred to the RCMP; (d) did the Prime Minister or anyone in the Prime Minister’s Office advise or instruct the National Security Advisor to reveal classified or national security information at the briefing, and if so, who; (e) has any member of the Prime Minister’s Office been reprimanded for facilitating the release of confidential or national security information; (f) is it the policy of the government that civil servants are permitted to release classified or national security information if they are advised to do so by the Prime Minister or his office; (g) did the Prime Minister authorize a civil servant to release classified or national security information in order to protect his own image; and (h) is the rational for not referring the matter to the RCMP is that the information revealed in the briefing was fictitious? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1571.

Q-1572 — Mr. McColeman (Brantford—Brant) — With regard to projected expenditures related to the Canada Child Benefit: for each of the next five years, what is the total projected amount which will be distributed to families under the Canada Child Benefit program? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1572.

Q-1573 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to the March 6, 2018, event with the Prime Minister and Bill Nye at the University of Ottawa: (a) what is the total amount of all expenditures related to the event including (i) venue rental, (ii) staging, (iii) promotion, (iv) and other costs; (b) what are the details of all such costs referred to in (a) including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) description of goods or services provided; and (c) what are the details off all costs incurred by the government related to Mr. Nye’s appearance at the event including (i) airfare or other travel to the event, (ii) accommodation, (iii) speaking fees, either paid directly to Mr. Nye or through a third party, (iv) other expenses including a description and breakdown of each? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1573.

Q-1574 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to the names provided by Members of Parliament to be included on the guest list for various receptions during the Prime Minister’s trip to India in February 2018: (a) which Members of Parliament submitted names; (b) what names were submitted, broken down by Member who submitted them; and (c) for each name submitted, was it submitted to the (i) Prime Minister’s Office; (ii) Global Affairs Canada, including the High Commission in India, (iii) another government department, agency or entity, specifying which one? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1574.

Q-1575 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to any savings found as part of the expenditure review laid out in the 2017 Budget: (a) what is the total amount of savings found, broken down by department or agency; and (b) what are the details of savings found including (i) program from which savings was found, (ii) manner in which savings were achieved (e.g. selling of inventory, service contract renegotiation, etc), (iii) amount of savings derived from (ii)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1575.

Q-1576 — Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake) — With regard to application processing and wait times at the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, from the date an application is received by the Department to the date it is processed, as of the most recently available statistics: (a) what is the average wait time for an individual who applies for a work permit in Canada; (b) what is the average wait time for an individual who applies for a visitor visa in Canada; (c) what is the average wait time for an individual who applies for a student visa in Canada; and (d) what is the average processing time for an application made under the spousal sponsorship program? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1576.

Q-1577 — Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake) — With regard to the revocation of citizenship by the government, since December, 2016, and broken down by month: (a) how many individuals have had their citizenship revoked and in each instance what was the (i) origin of citizenship of the individual, (ii) age of the individual, (iii) sex of the individual, (iv) specific reason for their citizenship revocation; and (b) for each of the reasons listed in (a)(iii), was is the total number given, broken down by reason? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1577.

Q-1578 — Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly) — With regard to addressing irregular border crossings by asylum seekers: (a) what is the protocol that RCMP officers are to follow when individuals irregularly cross the border; (b) how are RCMP officers prepared to be qualified to work at the border, particularly at Roxham Road, broken down by (i) type of training, (ii) training provider, (iii) training content, (iv) date of last training given, (v) cost; (c) since 2016, how many individuals have been sent to the entry points of the border between Quebec and the United States, broken down by (i) agency and department, (ii) quarter, (iii) administrative region; and (d) for 2018, how many individuals are being sent or will be sent to the entry points of the border between Quebec and the United States, broken down by (i) agency and department, (ii) quarter, (iii) administrative region? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1578.

Q-1579 — Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning) — With regard to state and official visits to Canada by heads of state and heads of government, since November 4, 2015: (a) who has made a state or official visit to Canada; (b) for each visit, what are the dates, locations and nature (i.e., state or official) of the visit; (c) for each visit, did the Prime Minister meet with the visitor(s); (d) if the answer to (c) is negative, for a particular visit, what was the Prime Minister’s itinerary for the dates of the visit; and (e) for each visit, what other ministers met with the visitor(s)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1579.

Q-1580 — Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning) — With regard to at-risk and bonus payments to employees of the federal public service, broken down by year for fiscal years 2015-16 and 2016-17 and by department or agency: (a) how many federal public servants received at-risk payments; (b) how many federal public servants received bonus payments; (c) what amount was allocated in each department’s budget for at-risk payments; (d) what amount was allocated in each department’s budget for bonus payments; (e) what was the cumulative amount of at-risk payments paid out in each department; (f) what was the cumulative amount of bonus payments paid out in each department; (g) how many public servants were eligible for at-risk pay but did not receive it; (h) what were the reasons given for each public servant who received an at-risk payment; (i) what were the reasons given for each public servant who received a bonus payment; and (j) what were the reasons given for each public servant who was eligible for an at-risk payment but did not receive it? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1580.

Q-1581 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to expense claims for the Minister of Natural Resources, since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the details of expenditure, including (i) total office expenditure, (ii) total travel expenditure, (iii) total staff expenditure, broken down by individual staff members, (iv) total other expenditure; and (b) what is the itemized breakdown of each expense referenced in (a), including (i) airfare, (ii) other transportation, (iii) accommodation, (iv) per diems, (v) other; and (c) what is the total monthly breakdown of expenditure for the Minister of Natural Resources? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1581.

Q-1582 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to all infrastructure funding from the government to projects in the province of Manitoba since November 4, 2015: (a) how much money has the federal government committed; (b) of the figure identified in (a), how much has been delivered; (c) what is the list of projects for which money has been committed, detailed by (i) name, (ii) riding in which the project is located, (iii) amount committed, (iv) amount disbursed to date, (v) project description; (d) for each of the projects identified in (c) where funding has been committed but not delivered, why has the funding not been delivered; (e) for each of the projects identified in (d), when is funding expected to be disbursed; (f) what infrastructure funding has been cancelled, broken down by riding; (g) what was the rationale provided for the cancellation of each item identified in (f)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1582.

Q-1583 — Mr. Fortin (Rivière-du-Nord) — With regard to management positions within the government: (a) what is the representation of francophones in senior positions (EX 01, EX 02, EX 03, EX 04 and EX 05), broken down by job classification in departments, government and special operating agencies and Crown corporations; and (b) what is the representation of bilingual individuals in senior positions, broken down by mother tongue and province of work? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1583.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), — That Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, by unanimous consent, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 1:00 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-377, An Act to change the name of the electoral district of Châteauguay—Lacolle, as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs without amendment.

Mrs. Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle), seconded by Mr. Graham (Laurentides—Labelle), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 9, 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 Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs) — Report on Northern Oil and Gas for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-455-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— 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. 2018-318, P.C. 2018-319, P.C. 2018-320, P.C. 2018-377, P.C. 2018-378, P.C. 2018-379 and P.C. 2018-380. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-35. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2018-325, P.C. 2018-326 and P.C. 2018-389. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-7-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— P.C. 2018-327, P.C. 2018-328, P.C. 2018-390 and P.C. 2018-391. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2018-321, P.C. 2018-322, P.C. 2018-323 and P.C. 2018-324. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— P.C. 2018-303. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-22-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2018-329. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-17-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— P.C. 2018-414. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-29-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— P.C. 2018-415, P.C. 2018-416, P.C. 2018-417, P.C. 2018-418, P.C. 2018-419, P.C. 2018-420, P.C. 2018-421, P.C. 2018-422, P.C. 2018-423 and P.C. 2018-424. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-5-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)
— P.C. 2018-314, P.C. 2018-315, P.C. 2018-316 and P.C. 2018-317. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-22. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2018-308, P.C. 2018-309, P.C. 2018-310, P.C. 2018-311, P.C. 2018-312, P.C. 2018-313, P.C. 2018-384, P.C. 2018-385, P.C. 2018-386, P.C. 2018-387 and P.C. 2018-388. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-30. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Ms. Chagger (Minister of Small Business and Tourism) — Report of the Canadian Tourism Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-87-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-415-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-416-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-417-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Pacific Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2017, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-418-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment

At 1:02 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).