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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 416

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
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. 421-03350, 421-03351, 421-03352, 421-03353, 421-03354, 421-03355, 421-03356, 421-03380, 421-03381, 421-03382, 421-03383, 421-03384 and 421-03385 concerning the Employment Insurance Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-180-10.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Laverdière (Laurier—Sainte-Marie), Bill C-448, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (supply of digital content), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed 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 Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), one concerning federal-provincial agreements (No. 421-03736);
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning health care services (No. 421-03737);
— by Mr. Whalen (St. John's East), one concerning the use of animals in research (No. 421-03738);
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning loans (No. 421-03739);
— by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), one concerning the Federal Courts Act (No. 421-03740);
— by Mr. Paradis (Brome—Missisquoi), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-03741);
— by Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead), one concerning a national day (No. 421-03742);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning waste management (No. 421-03743);
— by Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia), one concerning human rights (No. 421-03744);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), four concerning the regulation of food and drugs (Nos. 421-03745 to 421-03748);
— by Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), one concerning air transportation (No. 421-03749) and one concerning refugees (No. 421-03750).
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-6, An Act to implement the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Madagascar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance without amendment.

Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Hussen (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize Vice-Admiral Mark Norman for his decades of loyal service to Canada, express regret for the personal and professional hardships he endured as a result of his failed prosecution, and apologize to him and his family for what they experienced during their legal conflict with the government.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), — That Bill S-6, An Act to implement the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Madagascar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Quorum

The attention of the Speaker was drawn to the lack of a quorum and, fewer than 20 Members having been counted, pursuant to Standing Order 29(3), the bells were rung to call in the Members.

After one minute, a quorum was found.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), — That Bill S-6, An Act to implement the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Madagascar for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, 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.

Private Members' Business

At 4:14 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Wong (Richmond Centre), seconded by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), — 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. (Private Members' Business M-203)

The debate continued.

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

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, with the following amendments:
1. Preamble, page 1: Replace line 15 with the following:
“bility without delay complements the rights of persons with disabil-”.
2. Clause 5, page 3: Replace line 13 with the following:
“ers, on or before January 1, 2040, particularly by the identification and removal of bar-”.
3. Clause 5.1, page 4: Replace lines 1 to 5 with the following:
“5.1 (1) The area of communication referred to in paragraph 5(c.1)
(a) includes the use of American Sign Language, Quebec Sign Language and Indigenous sign languages; and
(b) does not include broadcasting as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Broadcasting Act or telecommunications as defined in subsection 2(1) of the Telecommunications Act.
(2) American Sign Language, Quebec Sign Language and Indigenous sign languages are recognized as the primary languages for communication by deaf persons in Canada.”.
4. New clause 5.2, page 4: Add the following after line 5:
“5.2 Nothing in this Act, including its purpose of the realization of a Canada without barriers, should be construed as requiring or authorizing any delay in the removal of barriers or the implementation of measures to prevent new barriers as soon as is reasonably possible.”.
5. Clause 6, page 4:
(a) Replace lines 12 to 14 with the following:
“wish to have regardless of their disabilities;”; and
(b) replace lines 22 to 26 with the following:
“must take into account the disabilities of persons, the different ways that persons interact with their environments and the multiple and intersecting forms of marginalization and discrimination faced by persons;
(f) persons with disabilities must be involved in the development and design of laws, policies, programs, services and structures; and
(g) the development and revision of accessibility stan-”.
6. Clause 11, page 6: Replace line 6 with the following:
“Canada without barriers on or before January 1, 2040.”.
7. Clause 18, page 7: Replace line 14 with the following:
“tribute to the realization of a Canada without barriers, on or before January 1, 2040,”.
8. Clause 94, page 54:
(a) Replace lines 9 to 17 with the following:
“(4) An individual is not entitled to file a complaint in re-”; and
(b) replace line 22 with the following:
“(5) The Accessibility Commissioner must cause a written”.
9. New clause 121.1, page 67: Add the following after line 21:
“121.1 For greater certainty, nothing in any provision of this Act or the regulations limits a regulated entity’s duty to accommodate under any other Act of Parliament.”.
10. Clause 143, page 77: Replace line 10 with the following:
“subsection 94(5), 96(1), 100(2), 101(2) or 103(3), the Ac-”.
11. Clause 172, pages 88 to 91:
(a) On page 88, replace line 37 with the following:
“172 Section 172 of the Act is replaced by”;
(b) on page 89,
(i) replace lines 3 to 12 with the following:
“(2) On determining that there is an undue barrier to the”, and
(ii) replace lines 34 and 35 with the following:
“(3) If the Agency is satisfied that regulations made under subsection 170(1) that are applicable in relation to a matter have been complied with or have not been contravened, the Agency may determine that there is an undue barrier in relation to that matter but if it does so, it may only require the taking of appropriate corrective measures.”;
(c) on page 90, replace line 25 with the following:
“172.2 (1) For the purpose of paragraphs 172(2)(d) and”;
(d) on page 91, replace line 5 with the following:
“graphs 172(2)(b) and (c) and 172.1(2)(b) and (c) may in-”; and
(e) renumber the remaining clauses and amend all references to them accordingly.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House:
That, in the opinion of the Senate, Bill S-243, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (reporting on unpaid income tax), is a critical piece of legislation to fight overseas tax evasion and was duly passed by the Senate and has been in possession of Members of the House of Commons for many months, and the bill should be passed into law at the earliest opportunity.
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. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Office of the Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Marine Liability Act, S.C. 2001, c. 6, s. 121. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-606-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:18 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the question was deemed to have been withdrawn.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

At 5:49 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of all Votes under Department of Justice in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.

At 9:49 p.m., the Committee rose.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the considered Votes were deemed reported.

Adjournment

Accordingly, at 9:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).