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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 49

Thursday, May 5, 2016

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:

— No. 421-00131 concerning climate change. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-4-03;
— Nos. 421-00132 and 421-00180 concerning government spending. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-39-01;
— No. 421-00133 concerning public transit. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-40-01;
— No. 421-00136 concerning housing policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-6-04;
— No. 421-00137 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-26-02.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Trudeau (Prime Minister) made a statement.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-33.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 to 10) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), seconded by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), Bill C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), Bill C-267, An Act to provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights and to make related amendments to the Special Economic Measures Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), seconded by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), Bill C-268, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), Bill C-269, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (sentencing) and to make consequential amendments to another Act, 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. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 421-00227), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-00228) and one concerning climate change (No. 421-00229);
— by Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00230);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning species at risk (No. 421-00231);
— by Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), two concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00232 and 421-00233);
— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning housing policy (No. 421-00234);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), two concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00235 and 421-00236);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-00237);
— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South), one concerning hazardous products (No. 421-00238).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-80 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-81 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — With regard to the Prime Minister's trip to Washington for a State Dinner with President Obama, what is: (a) the total combined cost for all persons attending on the trip; (b) the cost of the accommodations; (c) the anticipated cost of all meals to be provided as well as per diem; and (d) the total number of persons attending as part of the delegation invited by the Prime Minister? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-81.

Q-85 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — With regard to the Natural Research Council of Canada’s (NRC) National Fire Laboratory (NFL), located at Concession Road 8, Mississippi Mills, Ontario: (a) on what date were Perfluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS) first used at the NRC NFL facility; (b) since 1981, how many instances, broken down by year, and in what capacity have PFAS been used at the NRC NFL facility; (c) since 1981, how many assessments and tests, conducted or paid for by the government, have occurred which resulted in the discovery of PFAS in the groundwater at the NRC NFL facility, and on what date (i) did each assessment and test begin, (ii) were the results of these tests known by the NRC, (iii) were the results of these assessments and tests made public; (d) what events and policies led to the assessments and tests referred to in (c); (e) since 1981, how many assessments and tests, conducted or paid for by the government, have occurred which resulted in the discovery of PFAS in the groundwater of properties adjacent to or nearby the NRC NFL facility, and on what date (i) did each assessment and test begin, (ii) were the results of these tests known by the NRC, (iii) were the results of these assessments made public; (f) what events and policies led to the assessments and tests referred to in (e); (g) under what circumstances would the discovery of PFAS in the groundwater at the NRC NFL facility initiate assessments or tests for PFAS in the groundwater of adjacent or nearby properties, and what policy regulates this procedure; (h) under what circumstances would the discovery of PFAS in the groundwater at the NRC NFL facility not initiate assessments or tests for PFAS in the groundwater of adjacent or nearby properties, and what policy regulates this procedure; (i) in each instance of the discovery of PFAS in groundwater at the NRC NFL facility and subsequent testing for PFAS in groundwater of properties adjacent to and nearby the NRC NFL facility, (i) how much time elapsed between the date of receipt of test results from the NFL property and initiation of testing of adjacent and nearby properties, (ii) does any policy regulate the amount of time that may elapse between the testing of the NFL property and adjacent and nearby properties and, if so, what are the details of this policy, (iii) for each instance in which the time elapsed exceeded that specified in the policy in (i) (ii), what was the reason for the delay; (j) what policies, procedures, regulations, and other measures does the NRC have in place to ensure that chemicals from the NFL facility do not enter the groundwater in surrounding properties; (k) does the NRC have policies and procedures for compensation to owners of private property that is negatively affected by activities a NRC facilities; (l) what policies, procedures, and regulations determine what is a safe, and unsafe, amount of PFAS in drinking water; and (m) what policies, procedures, and regulations determine what is a safe, and unsafe, duration of time to consume PFAS in drinking water before negative health effects may develop? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-85.
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.

Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Mihychuk (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Ms. Raitt (Milton), seconded by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, since the bill does not support the principles of lower taxes, balanced budgets and job creation, exemplified by, among other things, repealing the Federal Balanced Budget Act.”.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Mihychuk (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), — That Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Ms. Raitt (Milton), seconded by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford).

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:53 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Fillmore (Halifax), seconded by Mr. Amos (Pontiac), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that: (a) before making decisions on infrastructure funding proposals, where federal funding exceeds $500 000, an analysis of their impact on greenhouse gas emissions is considered; and (b) where appropriate, funding priority be given to proposals which help to mitigate the impacts of climate change. (Private Members' Business M-45)

Debate arose thereon.

Ms. Rudd (Northumberland—Peterborough South), seconded by Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes (Whitby), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “funding proposals,” and substituting the following:

“an analysis of their impact on greenhouse gas emissions is undertaken for those projects exceeding an appropriate threshold to be established in an implementation plan; (b) where appropriate, funding priority be given to proposals which help to mitigate the impacts of climate change; and (c) that an implementation plan be developed.”.

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 Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for February 18, and March 10, 2016, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-421-6.
— by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs) — Report on Northern Oil and Gas for the year ended December 31, 2015, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-455-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada for the year 2015, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, s. 250.17. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-733-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Grievances External Review Committee for the year 2015, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 29.28(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-752-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:54 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 7:23 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).