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

Journals

No. 382

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Vacancies

The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Kings—Hants, in the Province of Nova Scotia, by reason of the resignation of Mr. Scott Brison, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, on Sunday, February 10, 2019, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Economic and Fiscal Monitor – February 2019", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S., 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1119-32.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Protocol relating to an Amendment to Article 50(a) of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Protocol relating to an Amendment to Article 56 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated October 6, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-83.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Honduras on Air Transport, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated December 11 and 20, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-84.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Leslie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of Japan concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Canadian Armed Forces and the Self-Defense Forces of Japan, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated April 21, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-85.


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. 421-03105 and 421-03108 concerning organ transplants. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-138-14;

— No. 421-03112 concerning impaired driving. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-7-31.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 83rd Report of the Committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-516.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Donnelly (Port Moody—Coquitlam), seconded by Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York), Bill S-238, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (importation and exportation of shark fins), was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03217);

— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), two concerning transportation (Nos. 421-03218 and 421-03219);

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning correctional facilities (No. 421-03220);

— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning banks (No. 421-03221);

— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03222) and two concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 421-03223 and 421-03224);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-03225);

— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-03226).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), moved, — That the House: (a) call on the Prime Minister to waive solicitor-client privilege for the former Attorney General with respect to allegations of interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; and (b) urge the government to launch a public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act, in order to provide Canadians with the transparency and accountability promised by the Liberals in the 2015 election campaign.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding after the word “Act,” the following: “and to table the report in the House by May 31, 2019,”.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the Opposition motion in the name of the Member for Timmins—James Bay, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), in relation to the Business of Supply;

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed 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 Indigenous human remains and cultural property, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

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 Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 12th Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, "Experiential Learning and Pathways to Employment for Canadian Youth" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-457), presented to the House on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-457.

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 13th Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, "French as a Second Language Learning Programs in Western Canada: Enhancing Availability" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-458), presented to the House on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-458.

— by Mr. Sohi (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Northern Pipeline Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, pursuant to the Northern Pipeline Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-26, ss. 13 and 14. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-43-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:59 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 6:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).