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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 33

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the First Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (C), 2015-16 — Votes 1c and 5c under Citizenship and Immigration, and Vote 1c under Immigration and Refugee Board). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-19.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, presented the First Report of the Committee (review of statutory instruments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-20.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.


Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(1), Mr. LeBlanc (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development be the committee designated for the purposes of Section 343 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.

The question was put on the motion and, less than 25 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(3), the motion was adopted.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning climate change (No. 421-00131) and one concerning government spending (No. 421-00132);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning public transit (No. 421-00133), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-00134) and one concerning a national child care program (No. 421-00135);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning housing policy (No. 421-00136).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures.

Notice of the Royal Recommendation was given on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, by the President of the Treasury Board as follows:

Recommendation

(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures”.

Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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. Brison (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Duclos (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development), — That Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.


At 4:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the House proceeded to the consideration of Ways and Means Motion No. 2 for the Budget presentation.

Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 2)

Debate arose thereon.


Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, —

(1) “Budget 2016” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-2.

(2) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other tax legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-3.

(3) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to Amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-4.

(4) Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, the Excise Act, 2001 and other tax legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-421-5.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of each Ways and Means motion, notice of which was laid upon the Table earlier today.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons). (Ways and Means No. 2)

The debate continued.

Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the motion was deemed adopted.

Adjournment

At 5:05 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).