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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 374

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

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.

Statement by the Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 92(4), the Speaker directed that the vote on the designation of Bill C-421, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec), resume.

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Vandenbeld (Ottawa West—Nepean), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the 22nd Report of the Committee, "Race to the Top: Improving Canada's Extractive Sector Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy to Safeguard Human Rights in Latin America". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-508.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 120) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 82nd Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Natural Resources

David de Burgh Graham for Marc Serré

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

René Arseneault for Rémi Massé

Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Salma Zahid for Marc Serré

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:

James Maloney for Jati Sidhu
Scott Simms for Ali Ehsassi

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) is tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), Bill C-425, An Act to establish Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day, 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. Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), Bill C-426, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (maiming or injuring self or another), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), seconded by Mr. Eyolfson (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians’ Day, was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 82nd Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding the provisions of any Standing Order, for the duration of the current session, when a recorded division is to be held on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of Oral Questions, the bells to call in the Members shall be sounded for not more than 30 minutes.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), one concerning road transportation (No. 421-03131);
— by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), one concerning the elderly (No. 421-03132);
— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), two concerning organ transplants (Nos. 421-03133 and 421-03134);
— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03135);
— by Mr. Bernier (Beauce), one concerning telecommunications (No. 421-03136);
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning Christianity (No. 421-03137) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 421-03138);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning firearms (No. 421-03139);
— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), two concerning marine transportation (Nos. 421-03140 and 421-03141);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning federal programs (No. 421-03142) and one concerning poverty (No. 421-03143);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03144), one concerning oil and gas (No. 421-03145), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-03146), one concerning refugees (No. 421-03147) and one concerning Afghanistan (No. 421-03148).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

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

Group No. 1 — Motion No. 1.

Motion No. 1 was not proceeded with.

Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 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 Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act.

Mr. Marcil (Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

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 Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) — Report of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Patent Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-4, s. 26. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-330-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Service Fees Report of Infrastructure Canada for 2017 to 2018 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, sbs. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1151-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by the Clerk of Petitions — Second Report which was as follows:
Pursuant to Standing Order 131(5), the Clerk of Petitions has the honour to report that the petition from the United Church of Canada, praying for the passage of a private act, filed by Ms. Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington) on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, meets the requirements of Standing Order 131.
— by the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills — Second Report, which was as follows:
Pursuant to Standing Order 133(2), the Examiner of Petitions for Private Bills has taken into consideration the petition from the United Church of Canada, which was received by the House on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, and has the honour to report that the requirements of the Standing Orders regarding notice have been fully complied with in this case.
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), one concerning certain imported goods (No. 421-03149);
— by Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), one concerning health care services (No. 421-03150).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:32 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.

Statement by the Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 92(4), the Speaker declared the voting on the designation of Bill C-421, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec), completed.

Adjournment

At 7:02 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).