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

Journals

No. 336

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
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

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Book entitled "Selected Decisions of Speaker Andrew Scheer". — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-42.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Amendments to Annex I and II of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated October 1, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-72.


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. 421-02633, 421-02634 and 421-02647 concerning organ transplants. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-138-05.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Miller (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Inuvialuit Final Agreement Implementation Coordinating Committee for the period of April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-74.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Miller (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Tlicho Land Claims and Self-government Agreement Implementation Committee for the period of April 1, 2010, to March 31, 2015. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-75.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 12th Report of the Committee, "Experiential Learning and Pathways to Employment for Canadian Youth". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-457.

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. 74 to 77, 102, 103, 105 to 107, 109 and 110) was tabled.


Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the 13th Report of the Committee, "French as a Second Language Learning Programs in Western Canada: Enhancing Availability". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-458.

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. 91 to 93, 112 and 113) was tabled.


Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the 26th Report of the Committee (M-124, Automated External Defibrillators). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-459.

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. 121, 128 and 129) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 71st Report of the Committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-460.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning adoption (No. 421-02755) and one concerning health care services (No. 421-02756);

— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02757);

— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 421-02758);

— by Ms. Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning Canadian heritage (No. 421-02759) and one concerning the issuance of visas (No. 421-02760);

— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), five concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 421-02761 to 421-02765);

— by Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-02766) and one concerning health care services (No. 421-02767);

— by Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), one concerning immigration (No. 421-02768);

— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02769);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning world peace (No. 421-02770);

— by Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), one concerning working conditions (No. 421-02771);

— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02772);

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02773).

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.

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

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 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 Finance of Bill C-405, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans).

Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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.

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. Duncan (Minister of Science and Sport ) — Report of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Budget Implementation Act, 1997, S.C. 1997, c. 26, sbs. 29(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-116-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Indigenous Services) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 15th Report of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, "From the Ashes: Reimagining Fire Safety and Emergency Management in Indigenous Communities" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-436), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-436.

— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 16th Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, "Atlantic Canada’s Marine Commercial Vessel Length and Licensing Policies – Working Towards Equitable Policies for Fishers in all of Atlantic Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-440), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-440.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:16 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 6:42 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).