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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 380

Thursday, February 7, 2019

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Supplementary Estimates (B) 2018-19" for the year 2019, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S., 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1119-31.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America constituting an agreement amending Annex IV of the Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concerning Pacific Salmon, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 27 and December 19, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-79.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated October 3, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-80.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Exchange of Notes between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America concluding amendments to the Treaty between the Government of Canada and the Government of the United States of America on Pacific Coast Albacore Tuna Vessels and Port Privileges, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated May 22 and 24, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-81.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement on Environmental Cooperation among the Governments of Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated November 30 and December 11 and 18, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-82.


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. 421-03115, 421-03125, 421-03126 and 421-03127 concerning organ transplants. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-138-13.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 14th Report of the Committee, "Supporting Families After the Loss of a Child". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-513.

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

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 114, 120, 121, 125 to 127, 131 and 132) was tabled.


Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the 17th Report of the Committee (Bill C-369, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Indigenous Peoples Day), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-514.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 128, 130, 131, 137, 138 and 140) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), one concerning the pension system (No. 421-03205);

— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-03206);

— by Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), one concerning the elderly (No. 421-03207);

— by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), one concerning the Employment Insurance Program (No. 421-03208) and two concerning social benefits (Nos. 421-03209 and 421-03210);

— by Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning health care services (No. 421-03211).


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

Q-2050 — Ms. Ramsey (Essex) — With respect to the federal agency Invest in Canada and its board of directors: (a) what is, to date, the total amount of expenses of the Chair of the board and the members of the board, broken down by type of expenditure; (b) what are the details of implementing a national strategy to attract foreign direct investment to Canada; (c) how many new partnerships have been created, to date, with the departments or agencies of any government in Canada, the private sector in Canada, or other Canadian stakeholders interested in foreign direct investment; (d) how many activities, events, conferences and programs to promote Canada as a destination for investors have so far been created; (e) how much information has so far been collected, prepared and disseminated to assist foreign investors in supporting their foreign direct investment decisions in Canada; (f) how many services have been provided to foreign investors, to date, in respect of their current or potential investments in Canada; (g) who are the foreign investors that the agency has met, to date; (h) what are the suppliers outside of the federal public administration which the agency has used to date; (i) what, to date, are the providers of legal services outside the federal public administration on which the agency has relied; and (j) what are the filters and anti-conflict-of-interest requirements to which the members of the board are subject? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2050-01.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages.

Notice of the Royal Recommendation was given on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, by the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons as follows:

    Recommendation

    (Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

Her 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 respecting Indigenous languages”.

Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to the Modern Slavery Project: Legislative Drafting Seminar, three members of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be authorized to travel to London, United Kingdom, in the Spring of 2019.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations), — That Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations), — That Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:31 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), seconded by Mr. Samson (Sackville—Preston—Chezzetcook), moved, — 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. (Private Members' Business M-201)

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. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism) — Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, R.S. 1985, c. 24 (4th Supp.), s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-577-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Report of operations under the Fisheries Development Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Fisheries Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-21, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-292-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:31 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 7:01 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).