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

Journals

No. 300

Thursday, May 24, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations




Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Ellis (Bay of Quinte), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "A Seamless Transition to Civilian Life For All Veterans: It's Time For Action". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-396.

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 and 80 to 85) was tabled.


Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the 20th Report of the Committee, "Main Estimates 2018-19: Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1 under Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1 and 5 under Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 1 under Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1 under Parole Board of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, Vote 1 under Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, Vote 1 under Security Intelligence Review Committee". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-397.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 113) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Sidhu (Brampton South), seconded by Mr. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam), Bill C-403, An Act to designate the month of November as Diabetes Awareness Month, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), Bill S-245, An Act to declare the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and related works to be for the general advantage of Canada, was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) recognize that Samuel Simpson Sharpe (i) was elected to the House of Commons in 1908, 1911 and 1917, (ii) raised the 116th Battalion from Ontario County and fought with his battalion at Vimy Ridge, Avion, Hill 70 and Passchendaele, (iii) was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for gallant leadership, (iv) was the only sitting Member of Parliament re-elected in the 1917 election while fighting on active service at the front, (v) tragically died by suicide at the Royal Victoria Hospital on May 25, 1918, and that for unknown reasons after the re-opening of Centre Block in 1920 there was no plaque or marker ordered to commemorate the service and memory of Samuel Simpson Sharpe; and (b) on this day, one day before the 100th anniversary of the tragic death of Mr. Sharpe, call for the commemorative bronze plaque of Samuel Simpson Sharpe, sculpted by Canadian artist Tyler Briley, to be installed in the Centre Block ahead of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War and for the Minister of Veterans Affairs to be given the discretion by this motion to allow for the Samuel Simpson Sharpe plaque to be loaned to the Royal Ottawa Operational Stress Injury Clinic, or another suitable mental health treatment facility, for the duration of the closure of Centre Block with the intention that the plaque be returned to its place of installation in Centre Block once it re-opens.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning banks (No. 421-02374);

— by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-02375);

— by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-02376);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-02377);

— by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), one concerning Christianity (No. 421-02378), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02379) and three concerning the federal public service (Nos. 421-02380 to 421-02382);

— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning road transportation (No. 421-02383);

— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning health care services (No. 421-02384), one concerning firearms (No. 421-02385) and two concerning discrimination (Nos. 421-02386 and 421-02387);

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning firearms (No. 421-02388);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning poverty (No. 421-02389).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate motion No. 1.

Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-57 be amended by deleting Clause 5.

Debate arose on motion 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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Carr (Minister of Natural Resources), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls), seconded by Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis), moved the following amendment, — 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-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, since the Bill fails to support victims of crime by, among other things: (a) changing the victim surcharge; (b) removing the requirement of the Attorney General to determine whether to seek an adult sentence in certain circumstances; (c) removing the power of a youth justice court to make an order to lift the ban on publication in the case of a young person who receives a youth sentence for a violent offence; and (d) delaying consecutive sentencing for human traffickers.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“; and (e) potentially reducing penalties for very serious crimes by proposing to make them hybrid offences, including the abduction of a child under 14, material benefit from trafficking, breach of prison, participation in activity of terrorist group or criminal organization, advocating genocide, amongst many others.”.

Debate arose thereon.

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 Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), — That the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be instructed to undertake a study on rural crime in Canada and consider factors, including but not limited to: (i) current rural crime rates and trends, (ii) existing RCMP and other policing resources and policies in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, particularly in relation to population density, policing geographic area, and staff shortages, (iii) current partnerships with provincial, municipal, and Indigenous police forces, (iv) possible recommendations to improve rural crime prevention and to curb emerging crime rates, and that the Committee report its findings to the House within six months of the adoption of this motion; (Private Members' Business M-167)

And of the amendment of Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), — That the motion be amended by adding, after the words “emerging crime rates,” the following:

“(v) measures to increase the tactical and operational effectiveness of Indigenous police forces, (vi) strategies and resources dedicated to the judicial and rehabilitation systems in rural areas, (vii) improved support for victims of rural crime,”.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 30, 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. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Federal-Provincial Agreement with respect to Western Livestock Price Insurance between the Government of Canada and the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, sbs. 6(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-483-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report on Operations Under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act for the year 2017, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1991, c. 12, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-485-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the question was deemed to have been withdrawn.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

At 7:03 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of all Votes under Department of Citizenship and Immigration in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019.

At 11:03 p.m., the Committee rose.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the considered Votes were deemed reported.

Adjournment

Accordingly, at 11:04 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).