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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 51

Monday, May 9, 2016

11:00 a.m.



The Acting Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:03 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Fisheries Act, the Textile Labelling Act, the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act and the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (animal protection).

Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York), seconded by Mr. Eyolfson (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Deputy Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 3.

Group No. 1

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-7 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-7, in Clause 33, be amended by deleting line 15 on page 20.

Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Plamondon (Bécancour—Nicolet—Saurel), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-7, in Clause 33, be amended by deleting line 25 on page 21.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

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

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2016-17 — Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Citizenship and Immigration, and Vote 1 under Immigration and Refugee Board). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-36.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 11) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), two concerning assisted suicide (Nos. 421-00253 and 421-00254);
— by Mr. Eglinski (Yellowhead), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-00255);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 421-00256), one concerning assisted suicide (No. 421-00257) and one concerning China (No. 421-00258);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health care services (No. 421-00259);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), three concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00260 to 421-00262).
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), — 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.”.

The debate continued.

Notices of Motions

Mr. LeBlanc (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading stage of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.


Mr. LeBlanc (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act, the Public Service Labour Relations and Employment Board Act and other Acts and to provide for certain other measures.

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.

Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

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

— by Mrs. Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle), eleven concerning the grain industry (Nos. 421-00263 to 421-00273);
— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 421-00274);
— by Mr. DeCourcey (Fredericton), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00275).
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 6:58 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).