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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 367

Friday, December 7, 2018

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 27.

Interruption

At 10:25 a.m., by unanimous consent, the sitting was suspended.

At 10:59 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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

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. 421-02813, 421-02814, 421-02815, 421-02816, 421-02817, 421-02818 and 421-02819 concerning Afghanistan. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-49-02;
— No. 421-02820 concerning women's rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-130-02;
— No. 421-02827 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-41-18;
— No. 421-02857 concerning the issuance of visas. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-16-12.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Rankin (Victoria), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 23rd Report of the Committee (Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-495.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 117, 119 to 122 and 124) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 421-03052);
— by Mr. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam), one concerning a national day (No. 421-03053) and one concerning Cambodia (No. 421-03054);
— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning marine transportation (No. 421-03055);
— by Mr. Iacono (Alfred-Pellan), one concerning alcoholic beverages (No. 421-03056);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-03057), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-03058) and one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03059);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning the regulation of food and drugs (No. 421-03060);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-03061).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-2004, Q-2006 and Q-2010 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-2005 — Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek) — With regard to the impact of a carbon tax on the airline industry, what projections does the government have on: (a) the increase in the number of Canadian travellers who will fly out of airports in the United States as opposed to Canadian airports as a result of a carbon tax being imposed on Canadians; and (b) the impact of a carbon tax on the Canadian airline industry? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2005.

Q-2007 — Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) — With regard to government contracts with Seaspan and its companies signed since November 4, 2015: (a) what is the total value of all contracts; and (b) what are the details of each contract, including (i) vendor, (ii) original contract value, (iii) final contract value if different than original, (iv) contract ceiling price, if applicable, (v) date, (vi) duration of contract, (vii) description of goods or services provided, (viii) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2007.

Q-2008 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to costs associated with the Prime Minister’s trip to Tofino, British Columbia, in the summer of 2018: (a) what was the total amount of expenditures related to the Prime Minister’s trip, broken down by type of expenditure; and (b) what were the total costs incurred by the Canadian Coast Guard in relation to the trip, broken down by type of expenditure? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2008.

Q-2009 — Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) — With regard to the Canada Infrastructure Bank: (a) what is the renumeration range for its Board of Directors and its Chief Executive Officer; (b) what are the details of all travel expenses incurred by the Bank since its inception, including for each expenditure the (i) traveller, (ii) purpose, (iii) dates, (iv) air fare, (v) other transportation, (vi) accommodation, (vii) meals and incidentals, (viii) other, (ix) total; (c) what are the details of all hospitality expenses incurred by the Bank, including for each expenditure the (i) individual, (ii) location and vendor, (iii) total, (iv) description, (v) date, (vi) number of attendees, including government employees and guests; and (d) will the Bank's travel and hospitality expenditures be subject to Proactive Disclosure and, if not, why? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2009.
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act.

Ms. Petitpas Taylor (Minister of Health) for Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion), moved, — That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act, be now read a second time and concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Notices of Motions

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the consideration of the Senate amendment to Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Act.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-415, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions.

Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for November 29, 2018, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-47.
— by Ms. Freeland (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copies of Regulations Amending the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on Mali (P.C. 2018-1250), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-592-07. (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 of the administration of the Firearms Act for the year 2017, pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 93(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-144-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report on the use of electronic surveillance for the year 2017, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 195(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-510-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-790-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Debt Management Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 49(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-205-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).