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Wednesday, January 30, 2019 (No. 374)

Private Members' Business

Items in the Order of Precedence

No. 1
C-420 — November 1, 2018 — Mr. Marcil (Mirabel) — 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.
No. 2
C-278 — May 30, 2016 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-278, An Act to amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations).
No. 3
S-203 — November 29, 2018 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Choquette (Drummond), — That Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth) — October 30, 2018
Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) — November 22, 2018
Mr. Amos (Pontiac), Ms. Pauzé (Repentigny) and Mr. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam) — November 28, 2018
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 4
M-174 — April 12, 2018 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — That, in the opinion of the House the government should: (a) establish a national suicide prevention action plan, including among its provisions (i) commitment to the actions and resources required to establish culturally appropriate community-based suicide prevention programs as articulated by representative organizations of the Inuit, First Nations, and Métis peoples, (ii) establishment of national guidelines for best practices in suicide prevention based on evidence of effectiveness in a Canadian context, (iii) the creation of a national public health monitoring program for the prevention of suicide and identification of groups at elevated risk, (iv) creation of programs to identify, and to attempt to fill, gaps in knowledge relating to suicide and its prevention, including timely and accurate statistical data, (v) development of tools to promote responsible and safe reporting of suicide and its prevention by media, (vi) establishment of national standards for the training of persons engaged in suicide prevention, whose contact with potentially vulnerable populations provides an opportunity to identify at-risk individuals and direct them to appropriate assessment and treatment, (vii) creation of a national online hub providing essential information and guides to accessing services, in English, French, selected Indigenous languages, and other languages spoken widely in Canada for suicidal individuals, their families and friends, people bereaved by a loved one’s suicide, workplaces and other stakeholders concerned with suicide prevention, (viii) conducting within 18 months comprehensive analyses of high-risk groups of people, and the risk factors specific to each such group, the degree to which child sexual abuse and other forms of childhood abuse and neglect have an impact on suicidal behaviour, the barriers to Canadians accessing appropriate and adequate health, wellness and recovery services, including substance use, addiction and bereavement services, the funding arrangements required to provide the treatment, education, professional training and other supports required to prevent suicide and assist those bereaved by a loved one’s suicide, the use of culturally appropriate suicide prevention activities and best practices, the role that social media plays with respect to suicide and suicide prevention, means to reduce stigma associated with being a consumer of mental health, bereavement and other associated services, and ways in which society can reduce access to means and methods for people to harm themselves; and (b) report to Parliament annually on preparations for and implementation of the national action plan for suicide prevention, including data on progress over the previous year, and a comprehensive statistical overview of suicide in Canada for the same year.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — November 28, 2018
Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) — December 12, 2018
No. 5
C-266 — May 5, 2016 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility).
No. 6
M-170 — October 23, 2018 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), — That, in the opinion of the House, a special committee, chaired by the Speaker of the House, should be established at the beginning of each new Parliament, in order to select all Officers of Parliament.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 7
M-201 — October 19, 2018 — Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities should examine the possibility and practicality of extending the maximum number of weeks of employment insurance sick benefits for those with long term illnesses; and that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than six months from the adoption of this motion.
No. 8
C-331 — December 14, 2016 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-331, An Act to amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights).
No. 9
M-208 — November 1, 2018 — Mr. Amos (Pontiac) — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure, from broadband Internet to wireless telecommunications and beyond, is essential and enables Canadians to seize new business opportunities, create jobs and connect with the global economy; (b) a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure, particularly wireless telecommunications infrastructure, plays a critical role in securing the health and safety of Canadians, notably during emergency situations caused by extreme weather events; (c) innovation occurs everywhere, in rural and remote regions just as much as in urban centres, and all Canadians deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in the digital economy as a matter of fundamental fairness; (d) the government should (i) continue in its efforts to support Canadians, especially those in rural regions, in accessing the digital infrastructure they need to innovate, create economic opportunity and maintain public safety, (ii) examine the possibility of enabling further investments in rural digital infrastructure, including by reviewing the terms and conditions of the federal infrastructure program Investing in Canada, to incentivize investments in rural connectivity by the private sector and by leveraging funds from other orders of government, (iii) continue to work with telecommunication companies, provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous communities and relevant emergency response organizations to enhance rural connectivity and ensure maximum preparedness in emergency situations; (e) the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology should be instructed to undertake a comprehensive study on rural wireless infrastructure, focusing particularly on (i) the underlying causes of, and prospective solutions to the gaps in wireless infrastructure deployment in rural Canada, (ii) the regulatory role of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, (iii) the fiscal and regulatory approaches to incentivize more significant investments in rural wireless infrastructure, and report to the House at its earliest convenience; and (f) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security should be instructed to undertake a comprehensive study on the public safety dimensions of wireless infrastructure deployment in rural Canada, and report to the House at its earliest convenience.
No. 10
M-196 — June 4, 2018 — Mr. Whalen (St. John's East) — That the House, in order to advance the principles of cultural diversity in the online world, as such principles are recognized by UNESCO as a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, and as set forth in the Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, accepted by Canada on November 28, 2005: (a) recognize (i) that Canada’s cultural diversity is reflected in our “cultural content”, the stories, films, music, journalism, art and other creative works through which our local, regional, indigenous, anglophone, francophone, immigrant or other cultural communities relate to each other, (ii) that the benefits and opportunities of the digital world are not shared inclusively, (iii) that the methods of presenting cultural content online are not transparent; (b) call upon the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, in its study of the Copyright Act, to consider (i) the models and distribution methods by which Canadian cultural content is accessed or otherwise made available to online audiences, (ii) the models by which creators are compensated, so as to recommend ways to ensure fairness and protection of Canada’s cultural diversity; and (c) call on the government to (i) engage with other countries in order to promote cultural diversity online, (ii) emphasize Canadian cultural content and the role it has in protecting cultural diversity during the review of the Telecommunications Act and the Broadcasting Act.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — June 13, 2018
No. 11
M-111 — December 6, 2016 — Mr. Fast (Abbotsford) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that Canadian Mennonites have made to building Canadian society, their history of hope and perseverance, the richness of the Mennonite culture, their role in promoting peace and justice both at home and abroad, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon Mennonite heritage for future generations, by declaring the second week of September as Mennonite Heritage Week.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — November 22, 2018
Mr. Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler) — November 26, 2018
No. 12
M-194 — November 22, 2018 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Sheehan (Sault Ste. Marie), seconded by Mr. Longfield (Guelph), — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to undertake a study of precarious employment in Canada and be mandated to (i) develop a definition of precarious employment, including specific indicators, as well as examine current data and options to expand available data, (ii) identify the role that precarious employment plays in the economy and in the federally-regulated private sector and the impact it has on the lives of individual Canadians.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth) — November 14, 2018
Mr. Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge) — November 21, 2018
Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) — November 22, 2018
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 13
S-215 — November 26, 2018 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), seconded by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), — That Bill S-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 14
C-417 — November 27, 2018 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), — That Bill C-417, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (disclosure of information by jurors), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington) — November 1, 2018
Mr. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) and Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford) — November 6, 2018
Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth) — November 13, 2018
Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls) — November 27, 2018
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 15
C-406 — June 4, 2018 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-406, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (foreign contributions).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — November 28, 2018
Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — December 6, 2018
No. 16
C-391 — November 28, 2018 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester), seconded by Mr. Whalen (St. John's East), — That Bill C-391, An Act respecting a national strategy for the repatriation of Aboriginal cultural property, be now read a third time and do pass.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Vandal (Saint Boniface—Saint Vital) and Mr. Serré (Nickel Belt) — February 1, 2018
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — February 5, 2018
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 98(2).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 98(4).
No. 17
C-421 — November 1, 2018 — Mr. Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-421, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec).
Designation as a non-votable item — 80th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs — December 6, 2018.
Motion in appeal accepted by the Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 92(4) — December 13, 2018.
Text of motion in appeal — see “Appeal of Designation of an Item of Private Members' Business” in today's Notice Paper
Voting by secret ballot — during the hours of sitting on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, and Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
Motion may not be moved, pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1).
No. 18
M-203 — October 29, 2018 — Mrs. Wong (Richmond Centre) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) recognize the disproportionate effect of fraud activities against the seniors community across Canada; (b) coordinate a national response to fraud activities to ensure that seniors and other vulnerable groups have the resources they need to understand the signs of fraud; (c) establish tangible recourses for victims of fraud; and (d) work with local law enforcement agencies and the Canada Revenue Agency to introduce legislation to combat fraudulent attacks targeting vulnerable seniors.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — December 3, 2018
No. 19
C-415 — December 7, 2018 — On or after Tuesday, February 5, 2019 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), — That Bill C-415, An Act to establish a procedure for expunging certain cannabis-related convictions, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît), Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), Mr. Duvall (Hamilton Mountain), Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia), Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), Ms. Ramsey (Essex), Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), Mr. Saganash (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly) and Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé) — October 4, 2018
Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) — October 5, 2018
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 20
M-206 — December 11, 2018 — On or after Thursday, February 7, 2019 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Peterson (Newmarket—Aurora), seconded by Mr. Drouin (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the level of fitness and physical activity of youth in Canada and provide recommendations and report on: (a) strategies to increase the level of fitness and physical activity for youth; (b) the economic, social, cultural, and physical and mental health benefits associated with increased fitness and physical activity among youth; (c) the impact of increased fitness and physical activity in relation to anti-bullying; and (d) that the Committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than June 2019.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) — October 30, 2018
Ms. Ratansi (Don Valley East) — October 31, 2018
Mr. Grewal (Brampton East) — November 1, 2018
Ms. Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington) — November 26, 2018
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — November 28, 2018
Mr. Rusnak (Thunder Bay—Rainy River) — December 6, 2018
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Ms. Damoff (Oakville North—Burlington)
No. 21
S-1003 — December 12, 2018 —
— Second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill S-1003, An Act to amend The United Church of Canada Act.
No. 22
S-243 — December 13, 2018 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax).
Motion may not be moved, pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(1).
No. 23
M-207 — January 28, 2019 — On or after Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), seconded by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), — That, in the opinion of the House, in recognition of the sacrifices made by Canadians in the liberation of the Netherlands, as well as the contributions made to Canada by those of Dutch heritage, the government should recognize every May 5 as Dutch Heritage Day to honour this unique bond.
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
No. 24
C-419 — January 29, 2019 — On or after Thursday, February 21, 2019 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), seconded by Mrs. Kusie (Calgary Midnapore), — That Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Bank Act, the Trust and Loan Companies Act, the Insurance Companies Act and the Cooperative Credit Associations Act (credit cards), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York) — January 22, 2019
Debate — 1 hour remaining, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).
Voting — at the expiry of the time provided for debate, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1).

Items outside the Order of Precedence

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