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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 361

Thursday, November 29, 2018

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 421-02770 concerning world peace. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-44-03.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the 16th Report of the Committee, "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2018-19: Votes 1a, 5a and 10a under Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Votes 1a, 5a and 10a under Department of Indigenous Services Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-487.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 131) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 75th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, entitled “Approval and Updating of the House of Commons Electronic Petitions System”, presented on Thursday, November 8, 2018, be 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 organ transplants (No. 421-02989), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-02990) and one concerning oil and gas (No. 421-02991);
— by Mr. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02992);
— by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02993);
— by Ms. Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning the issuance of visas (No. 421-02994) and one concerning health care services (No. 421-02995);
— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02996);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-02997), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-02998) and one concerning a national day (No. 421-02999);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning firearms (No. 421-03000);
— by Mrs. McCrimmon (Kanata—Carleton), two concerning China (Nos. 421-03001 and 421-03002);
— by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03003);
— by Ms. Malcolmson (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-03004);
— by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03005);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03006) and one concerning Afghanistan (No. 421-03007);
— by Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03008);
— by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03009);
— by Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03010);
— by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03011).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures.

Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be not now read a third time, but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Finance for the purpose of reconsidering Clause 470 with the view to ensuring that every employee, regardless of gender, be entitled to and shall be granted a leave of absence from employment of up to 12 weeks if the employee is the parent of a child who has died, including in cases of perinatal death.”.

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.

Motions

Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), moved, — That the 66th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 27)

Debate arose thereon.

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence), — That Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be not now read a third time, but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Finance for the purpose of reconsidering Clause 470 with the view to ensuring that every employee, regardless of gender, be entitled to and shall be granted a leave of absence from employment of up to 12 weeks if the employee is the parent of a child who has died, including in cases of perinatal death.”.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House: (a) when proceedings are interrupted pursuant to Standing Order 81(17) on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, all questions necessary to dispose of the opposition motion be deemed put and a recorded division be deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions; (b) immediately after the opposition motion is disposed of, the Speaker shall put, without debate or amendment, every question necessary to dispose of any motion in relation to the Supplementary Estimates (A) and for the passage at all stages of any supply bill based thereon; (c) any recorded division already deferred or which would ordinarily be deferred to Wednesday, December 5, 2018, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business shall be taken up immediately after the proceedings on the supply bill; and (d) if all deferred recorded divisions are concluded before 7:00 p.m., the House shall proceed to the consideration of Private Members' Business, otherwise, the House shall proceed directly to adjournment proceedings.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence), — That Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“Bill C-86, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 27, 2018 and other measures, be not now read a third time, but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Finance for the purpose of reconsidering Clause 470 with the view to ensuring that every employee, regardless of gender, be entitled to and shall be granted a leave of absence from employment of up to 12 weeks if the employee is the parent of a child who has died, including in cases of perinatal death.”.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, November 27, 2018, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, November 27, 2018, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, December 3, 2018, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Private Members' Business

At 5:17 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 Fisheries and Oceans of Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins).

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.

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.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-57, An Act to amend the Federal Sustainable Development Act, with the following amendments:
1. Clause 5, page 4: Replace line 17 with the following:
“lated to sustainable development, including matters referred to it by”.
2. Clause 8, page 5: Add the following after line 30:
“10.2 Performance-based contracts with the Government of Canada, including employment contracts, shall, where applicable, include provisions for meeting the applicable goals and targets referred to in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and any applicable strategy developed under section 11.”.
3. New clauses 10.1 to 10.4, page 8: Add the following after line 25:
“Consequential Amendments to the Auditor General Act
10.1 (1) The definition category I department in section 2 of the Auditor General Act is repealed.
(2) Section 2 of the Act is amended by adding the following in alphabetical order:
designated entity has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Federal Sustainable Development Act; (entité désignée)
10.2 The portion of section 21.1 of the Act before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:
21.1 In addition to carrying out the functions referred to in subsection 23(3), the purpose of the Commissioner is to provide sustainable development monitoring and reporting on the progress of designated entities towards sustainable development, which is a continually evolving concept based on the integration of social, economic and environmental concerns, and which may be achieved by, among other things,
10.3 Subsection 22(1) of the Act is replaced by the following:
22 (1) Where the Auditor General receives a petition in writing from a resident of Canada about an environmental matter in the context of sustainable development that is the responsibility of a designated entity, the Auditor General shall make a record of the petition and forward the petition within fifteen days after the day on which it is received to the appropriate Minister for the designated entity.
10.4 (1) Paragraph 23(1)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) the extent to which designated entities have contributed to meeting the targets set out in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and have met the objectives, and implemented the plans, set out in their own sustainable development strategies laid before the Houses of Parliament under section 11 or 12 of the Federal Sustainable Development Act; and
(2) Paragraph 23(2)(a) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(a) the extent to which designated entities have contributed to meeting the targets set out in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy and have met the objectives, and implemented the plans, set out in their own sustainable development strategies laid before the Houses of Parliament under section 11 or 12 of the Federal Sustainable Development Act;
(3) Paragraph 23(2)(c) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(c) the exercising of the authority of the Governor in Council under sections 12.2 and 12.3 of the Federal Sustainable Development Act.”.
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Dairy Commission for the dairy year ending July 31, 2018, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-90-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:17 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 6:45 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).