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

Journals

No. 335

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. Carr (Minister of International Trade Diversification), Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02743);

— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02744);

— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02745);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-02746);

— by Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02747);

— by Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02748);

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning firearms (No. 421-02749) and one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02750);

— by Mr. Falk (Provencher), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02751);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02752);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning oil and gas (No. 421-02753).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1.

Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Mr. Carr (Minister of International Trade Diversification), moved, — That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, the House:

agrees with amendments 3, 5(b), 6 and 7(a) made by the Senate;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 1 because replacing the word “means” with “includes” would result in a lack of clarity for both employees and employers;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 2 because, in focusing on harassment and violence, it would create an imbalance relative to all of the other occupational health and safety measures under Part II of the Canada Labour Code, and, in addition, other legislation, such as the Employment Equity Act, addresses some of those issues;

proposes that amendment 4 be amended by deleting paragraph (z.163) and by renumbering paragraph (z.164) as paragraph (z.163) because the addition of proposed paragraph (z.163) would mean that a single incident of harassment and violence in a work place would be considered to be a violation of the Canada Labour Code on the part of the employer, which would undermine the framework for addressing harassment and violence that Bill C-65 seeks to establish;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 5(a) because the complaints that are investigated under the section that would be amended do not include complaints relating to an occurrence of harassment and violence;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 7(b) because this would be inconsistent with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board’s other annual reporting obligations under both the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and Part I of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and because that Board would only be reporting on a small subset of cases in respect of which there are appeals, thus creating a high risk that an employee’s identity would be revealed if such statistical data were published.

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.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 16, 2018, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Carr (Minister of International Trade Diversification), seconded by Ms. Petitpas Taylor (Minister of Health), — That Bill C-79, An Act to implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, be now read a third time and do pass.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 897 -- Vote no 897)
YEAS: 236, NAYS: 44

YEAS -- POUR

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Aldag
Alghabra
Alleslev
Allison
Amos
Anandasangaree
Anderson
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Bains
Barlow
Baylis
Bennett
Benzen
Bergen
Bernier
Berthold
Bezan
Bibeau
Bittle
Blair
Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis)
Block
Boissonnault
Bossio
Boucher
Brassard
Bratina
Breton
Brison
Caesar-Chavannes
Calkins
Carr
Carrie
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Champagne
Chen
Chong
Clarke
Clement
Cooper
Cuzner
Dabrusin
DeCourcey
Deltell
Dhaliwal
Dhillon
Diotte
Doherty
Dreeshen
Dubourg
Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Dzerowicz
Eglinski
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Erskine-Smith
Eyking
Eyolfson
Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster)
Falk (Provencher)
Fillmore
Finley
Finnigan
Fisher
Fonseca
Fortier
Fragiskatos
Fraser (West Nova)
Fraser (Central Nova)
Fry
Fuhr
Gallant
Garneau
Généreux
Genuis
Gerretsen
Gladu
Goldsmith-Jones
Goodale
Gould
Gourde
Graham
Grewal
Hajdu
Harvey
Hébert
Hoback
Hogg
Holland
Housefather
Hussen
Hutchings
Iacono
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Kent
Khalid
Khera
Kmiec
Kusie
Lambropoulos
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe
Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
LeBlanc
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Leslie
Levitt
Liepert
Lloyd
Lobb
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
Lukiwski
MacAulay (Cardigan)
MacKenzie
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maguire
Maloney
Martel
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
May (Cambridge)
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McColeman
McCrimmon
McKay
McKenna
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
Mendès
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Morneau
Motz
Murray
Nassif
Nater
Nault
Ng
Nicholson
Nuttall
Obhrai
O'Connell
Oliphant
Oliver
O'Regan
O'Toole
Ouellette
Paradis
Paul-Hus
Peschisolido
Peterson
Petitpas Taylor
Picard
Poilievre
Qualtrough
Raitt
Ratansi
Rayes
Richards
Rioux
Robillard
Romanado
Rota
Ruimy
Rusnak
Sahota
Saini
Samson
Sangha
Sarai
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schiefke
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Shields
Shipley
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sohi
Sopuck
Sorbara
Sorenson
Stanton
Strahl
Stubbs
Sweet
Tabbara
Tan
Tassi
Tilson
Tootoo
Trudeau
Van Kesteren
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Vecchio
Viersen
Virani
Wagantall
Warawa
Warkentin
Waugh
Webber
Wilkinson
Wilson-Raybould
Wong
Wrzesnewskyj
Yip
Young
Yurdiga
Zahid
Total: -- 236

NAYS -- CONTRE

Angus
Ashton
Aubin
Barsalou-Duval
Beaulieu
Benson
Blaikie
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Boudrias
Boutin-Sweet
Brosseau
Cannings
Caron
Choquette
Christopherson
Cullen
Dubé
Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona)
Duvall
Gill
Hardcastle
Hughes
Johns
Jolibois
Laverdière
MacGregor
Malcolmson
Marcil
Masse (Windsor West)
Mathyssen
May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
Moore
Nantel
Pauzé
Plamondon
Quach
Ramsey
Saganash
Sansoucy
Ste-Marie
Stetski
Thériault
Trudel
Weir
Total: -- 44

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Cormier
Fortin
Total: -- 2

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Mr. Carr (Minister of International Trade Diversification), — That a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-65, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (harassment and violence), the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and the Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, the House:

agrees with amendments 3, 5(b), 6 and 7(a) made by the Senate;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 1 because replacing the word “means” with “includes” would result in a lack of clarity for both employees and employers;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 2 because, in focusing on harassment and violence, it would create an imbalance relative to all of the other occupational health and safety measures under Part II of the Canada Labour Code, and, in addition, other legislation, such as the Employment Equity Act, addresses some of those issues;

proposes that amendment 4 be amended by deleting paragraph (z.163) and by renumbering paragraph (z.164) as paragraph (z.163) because the addition of proposed paragraph (z.163) would mean that a single incident of harassment and violence in a work place would be considered to be a violation of the Canada Labour Code on the part of the employer, which would undermine the framework for addressing harassment and violence that Bill C-65 seeks to establish;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 5(a) because the complaints that are investigated under the section that would be amended do not include complaints relating to an occurrence of harassment and violence;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 7(b) because this would be inconsistent with the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board’s other annual reporting obligations under both the Federal Public Sector Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and Part I of the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act and because that Board would only be reporting on a small subset of cases in respect of which there are appeals, thus creating a high risk that an employee’s identity would be revealed if such statistical data were published.

The debate continued.

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. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Report of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1149-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 22nd Report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, "Indigenous People in the Federal Correctional System" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-431), presented to the House on Monday, June 18, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-431.

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 13th Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, "A Call to Action: Reconciliation with Indigenous Women in the Federal Justice and Correctional Systems" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-439), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-439.

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie), Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility), Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism) and Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Digital Government) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, "Media in the Digital Age: Reconciling Federal Responsibilities to Official Language Minority Communities with New Trends" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-428), presented to the House on Monday, June 18, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-428.

— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence, "Canada and NATO: An Alliance Forged in Strength and Reliability" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-430), presented to the House on Monday, June 18, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-430.

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 Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-02754).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:39 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 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).