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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 410

Monday, May 6, 2019

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), — That Bill C-406, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (foreign contributions), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 8, 2019, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility ), — That Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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.

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. 421-03342, 421-03357 and 421-03358 concerning the use of animals in research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-42-14.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Aldag (Cloverdale—Langley City), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the 20th Report of the Committee, "Main Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1 and 5 under Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 under Department of the Environment and Votes 1 and 5 under Parks Canada Agency". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-558.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 152) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), twenty-six concerning health care services (Nos. 421-03515 to 421-03540), forty-four concerning sex selection (Nos. 421-03541 to 421-03584) and fifteen concerning impaired driving (Nos. 421-03585 to 421-03599);
— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning the pension system (No. 421-03600);
— by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), one concerning health care services (No. 421-03601);
— by Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), one concerning federal-provincial agreements (No. 421-03602);
— by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), one concerning women's rights (No. 421-03603);
— by Ms. Dabrusin (Toronto—Danforth), one concerning food policy (No. 421-03604);
— by Mr. Van Kesteren (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), nineteen concerning assisted suicide (Nos. 421-03605 to 421-03623);
— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03624);
— by Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning Canadian heritage (No. 421-03625);
— by Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), two concerning Christianity (Nos. 421-03626 and 421-03627);
— by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning international organizations (No. 421-03628).

By unanimous consent, a petition was presented as follows:
— by Mr. Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning firearms (No. 421-03629).

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-2341 and Q-2343 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 return to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-2339 — Mr. Nuttall (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) — With regard to the government paying for outside legal counsel for individuals related to the SNC-Lavalin scandal: (a) what is the complete list of individuals for which the government has approved paying legal fees; (b) for each individual in (a), (i) what firm has been retained, (ii) what is the retainer or agreed upon rate, (iii) what is the maximum expenditure amount the government has authorized? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2339.

Q-2340 — Mr. Nuttall (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte) — With regard to the preservation of documents and communication, including PINs, text messages, and all other forms of electronic communication by staff of the Office of the Prime Minister: (a) how many smartphones or other electronic devices assigned to an individual in the Office of the Prime Minister have been “wiped” or cleared of communication sent and received from the device, broken down by month since January 2017; and (b) for each instance in (a) what was the reason for the device being “wiped”? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2340.

Q-2342 — Mr. Obhrai (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to government communication with the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Working Group on Bribery and the statement by the spokesperson for the Minister of Foreign Affairs that “We will continue to work with and update the Working Group on the robust and independent domestic processes currently underway in Canada”: (a) what are the dates and details of all updates which have been provided to the OECD; (b) did the government inform the OECD that partisan Liberal Members control a majority of the votes on the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights; and (c) what are the “robust and independent” processes currently underway to investigate the allegations of corruption and inappropriate pressure applied by individuals in the government? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2342.

Q-2344 — Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls) — With regard to project funding for Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years (to date of this filing): (a) which projects in SSE that were projected to spend money in those years did not; (b) of the projects listed in (a) what is the operational impact of these projects not spending money on schedule; (c) how much money will be reprofiled into Budget 2019 as a result of this underspending? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2344.

Q-2345 — Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls) — With regard to testimony from the Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces on February 19, 2019, at the Standing Senate Committee on National Finance, where she stated that the Department of National Defence had just recosted all of its projects: (a) by project, which had an increase in forecasted costs, which had a decrease in forecasted costs, and which saw no change in forecasted costs; (b) of the projects listed in (a) which had their budgets changed; (c) what is the impact of these changes in costing on (i) the contingency included in the annual projection for capital spending, (ii) the overall cost of these projects, (iii) project scope to stay within budget if the budget was not increased? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2345.

Q-2346 — Mr. Nicholson (Niagara Falls) — With regard to Canada’s spending on defence as a share of GDP since January 1, 2016: (a) how much of defence spending is devoted to equipment spending by both dollar amount and percentage of total defence spending; (b) what is the current 20-year projection for defence spending as a percentage of GDP; (c) what is the current 20 year projection for defence equipment spending? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2346.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility ), — That Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, April 11, 2019, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 1307 -- Vote no 1307)
YEAS: 240, NAYS: 28

YEAS -- POUR

Aboultaif
Albas
Albrecht
Aldag
Alghabra
Alleslev
Allison
Amos
Anandasangaree
Arnold
Arseneault
Arya
Ayoub
Badawey
Bagnell
Bains
Barlow
Barrett
Barsalou-Duval
Baylis
Beaulieu
Bendayan
Bennett
Bergen
Berthold
Bezan
Bibeau
Bittle
Blair
Block
Boissonnault
Bossio
Boucher
Brassard
Bratina
Breton
Caesar-Chavannes
Calkins
Carrie
Casey (Cumberland—Colchester)
Casey (Charlottetown)
Chagger
Champagne
Chen
Chong
Clarke
Cooper
Cormier
Cuzner
Dabrusin
Damoff
Davidson
DeCourcey
Deltell
Dhaliwal
Dhillon
Diotte
Dreeshen
Drouin
Dubourg

Duguid
Dzerowicz
Easter
Eglinski
El-Khoury
Ellis
Erskine-Smith
Eyking
Eyolfson
Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster)
Fast
Fergus
Fillmore
Finley
Finnigan
Fisher
Fonseca
Fortier
Fragiskatos
Fraser (West Nova)
Fraser (Central Nova)
Fuhr
Gallant
Garneau
Généreux
Genuis
Gerretsen
Gill
Gladu
Goldsmith-Jones
Gould
Gourde
Graham
Hajdu
Harder
Hardie
Harvey
Hébert
Hehr
Hoback
Hogg
Holland
Housefather
Hussen
Iacono
Jeneroux
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kang
Kelly
Kent
Khalid
Khera
Kusie
Lake
Lambropoulos
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lapointe

Lauzon (Argenteuil—La Petite-Nation)
Lebouthillier
Leslie
Levitt
Liepert
Lightbound
Lloyd
Lobb
Lockhart
Long
Longfield
Ludwig
Lukiwski
MacKenzie
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maloney
Martel
Massé (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia)
May (Cambridge)
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McColeman
McCrimmon
McDonald
McGuinty
McKay
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
Mendicino
Mihychuk
Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs)
Monsef
Morrissey
Motz
Murray
Nassif
Nater
Ng
Obhrai
O'Connell
Oliphant
Oliver
O'Regan
O'Toole
Ouellette
Paradis
Paul-Hus
Peschisolido
Peterson
Petitpas Taylor
Philpott
Picard
Plamondon
Poilievre
Poissant
Qualtrough
Ratansi
Rayes
Reid

Rempel
Richards
Rioux
Robillard
Rodriguez
Rogers
Romanado
Rota
Rudd
Ruimy
Rusnak
Sahota
Saini
Sajjan
Sangha
Sarai
Saroya
Scarpaleggia
Schiefke
Schmale
Schulte
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Shields
Shipley
Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Sikand
Simms
Sohi
Sopuck
Sorbara
Spengemann
Stanton
Strahl
Stubbs
Sweet
Tabbara
Tan
Thériault
Tilson
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vecchio
Viersen
Virani
Wagantall
Warkentin
Waugh
Webber
Whalen
Wilkinson
Wilson-Raybould
Wrzesnewskyj
Yip
Young
Yurdiga
Zahid
Zimmer

Total: -- 240

NAYS -- CONTRE

Angus
Aubin
Benson
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Boutin-Sweet
Brosseau
Cannings

Caron
Choquette
Christopherson
Cullen
Davies
Donnelly
Dubé

Duncan (Edmonton Strathcona)
Dusseault
Hardcastle
Hughes
Jolibois
Kwan
MacGregor

Masse (Windsor West)
Mathyssen
Nantel
Ramsey
Sansoucy
Singh
Trudel

Total: -- 28

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

Accordingly, Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2018-2019 of the Canadian Museum of History, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-858-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Schiefke (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), one concerning road transportation (No. 421-03630).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:41 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 7:07 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).