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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 35

Thursday, March 24, 2016

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner, in the Province of Alberta, by reason of the death of Mr. Jim Hillyer, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, earlier today, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a Member to fill the vacancy.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report on sponsored travel by Members of the House of Commons for the year 2015, pursuant to section 15(3) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons (including a supplement reflecting changes to the List of Sponsored Travel 2014). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-4.

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Dubourg (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of Employment of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman, P.C. 2007-0828 (JUS - 609751, sbs. 9(2)). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1030-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport), seconded by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Health), Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act and to provide for certain other measures, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities) for Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development), seconded by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Health), Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (access to copyrighted works or other subject-matter for persons with perceptual disabilities), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Hehr (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence), seconded by Mrs. Philpott (Minister of Health), Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

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 Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the First Report of the Committee (Mauril Bélanger). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-21.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 6) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-22.

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


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Easter (Malpeque), seconded by Mr. Whalen (St. John's East), Bill C-253, An Act to Recognize Charlottetown as the Birthplace of Confederation, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), seconded by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (baby products), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), Bill C-255, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeal process for temporary resident visa applicants), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for dues paid to veterans' organizations), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-257, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (sugar content labelling), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, immediately after Routine Proceedings concludes today, the Order of Business for the remainder of the sitting shall be as follows:

Government Orders until 11:00 a.m.;

Statements by Members from 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.;

Oral Questions from 11:15 a.m. to 12:00 noon;

Government Orders from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m.;

after which the House shall adjourn until Monday, April 11, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the First Report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, presented on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, be concurred in.


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 genetic engineering (No. 421-00137) and one concerning pesticides (No. 421-00138).

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

Q-64 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to the hiring of the current Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food: (a) what day did she formally begin her position as Chief of Staff and, effectively, start receiving pay; (b) what preparations, policies or protocols has the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food developed to ensure she does not participate in any conversations, activities, or decision making that will lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest; (c) what preparations, policies or protocols has the Minister’s office undertaken to ensure she does not participate in any conversations, activities, or decision making that will lead to a real or perceived conflict of interest; (d) what departmental briefings has she received since her appointment; and (e) which stakeholders has she met with since she was hired? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-64.
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.

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.

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

Accordingly, 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, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-15-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-18-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-19-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-21-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-24-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-26-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-27-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-28-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Statistical Survey Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-30-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Administration of the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, R.S. 1985, c. M-5, s. 67. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-173-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Public Service Pension Plan, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-36, s. 46. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-220-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-234-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Employment Equity in the Federal Public Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-333-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the Administration of the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-24, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-366-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the President of the Treasury Board on Official Languages in federal institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th Supp.), s. 48. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-570-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-658-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canada Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-749-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Parks Canada Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-750-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-805-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-877-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the year 2014, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1034-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Forces for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1068-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Dion (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of the Regulations Amending the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials (Tunisia and Egypt) Regulations (P.C. 2016-124), pursuant to the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, S.C. 2011, c. 10, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1047-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report on the administration of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-11, s. 31. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-231-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. LeBlanc (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. 2016-63. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-1-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development)
— P.C. 2016-43, P.C. 2016-58, P.C. 2016-59, P.C. 2016-83 and P.C. 2016-104. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2016-90, P.C. 2016-91 and P.C. 2016-92. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— P.C. 2016-22, P.C. 2016-23 and P.C. 2016-88. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2016-64 and P.C. 2016-65. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— P.C. 2016-84, P.C. 2016-85, P.C. 2016-86 and P.C. 2016-87. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-32-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2015, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014, pursuant to the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-17, ss. 57, 59.7 and 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-92-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
Adjournment

At 1:30 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, April 11, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).