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

Journals

No. 65

Friday, June 3, 2016

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with an amendment.

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

Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 9.

Group No. 1

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 9.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 26.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 34.

Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) for Ms. Mihychuk (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie), moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-15, in Clause 212, be amended by:

(a) adding, after the paragraph 12(2.8)(c) that it enacts, the following:

“(c.1) the region of Southern Interior British Columbia described in subsection 7(1) of that Schedule;”

(b) adding, after the paragraph 12(2.8)(e) that it enacts, the following:

“(e.1) the region of Southern Saskatchewan described in subsection 9(3) of that Schedule;”

(c) adding, after the paragraph 12(2.8)(g) that it enacts, the following:

“(g.1) the region of Edmonton described in subsection 10(2) of that Schedule.”

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(3))
His Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the following amendment to Bill C-15, “An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures”. That Bill C-15, in Clause 212, be amended by:

(a) adding, after the paragraph 12(2.8)(c) that it enacts, the following:

“(c.1) the region of Southern Interior British Columbia described in subsection 7(1) of that Schedule;”

(b) adding, after the paragraph 12(2.8)(e) that it enacts, the following:

“(e.1) the region of Southern Saskatchewan described in subsection 9(3) of that Schedule;”

(c) adding, after the paragraph 12(2.8)(g) that it enacts, the following:

“(g.1) the region of Edmonton described in subsection 10(2) of that Schedule.”

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 5, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 233.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 6, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 234.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 7, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 235.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 8, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 236.

Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), moved Motion No. 9, — That Bill C-15 be amended by deleting Clause 237.

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

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. 421-00195 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-31-03;

— No. 421-00200 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-13-05;

— Nos. 421-00201 and 421-00202 concerning drinking water. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-46-01;

— No. 421-00203 concerning children's rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-47-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-210, An Act to amend the National Anthem Act (gender), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-64.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 19) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), Bill C-282, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Act (extra-energy-efficient products), 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. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), Bill C-283, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (electronic products recycling program), 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. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Ramsey (Essex), Bill C-284, An Act respecting a national strategy for the development of renewable energy sources, 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. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), Bill C-285, An Act to provide for the development of national standards for the transport of currency and valuables by armoured car, 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 Mr. Zimmer (Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 421-00400);

— by Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), three concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00401 to 421-00403);

— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), four concerning sexual and violent content in the media (Nos. 421-00404 to 421-00407);

— by Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), one concerning Iran (No. 421-00408) and one concerning China (No. 421-00409);

— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning the Senate (No. 421-00410);

— by Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), two concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00411 and 421-00412);

— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), two concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00413 and 421-00414);

— by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-00415).


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-114, Q-116 and Q-117 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-107 — Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke) — With regard to the exchange of information between Canada and the United States (US) under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA): (a) how many individuals were reported, in total and broken down by (i) Canadian citizens, (ii) permanent residents of Canada, (iii) temporary residents of Canada; (b) how many individuals were reported, broken down by (i) individuals with Canadian addresses, (ii) individuals with US addresses, (iii) individuals with addresses in other countries; (c) how many accounts were reported, in total and broken down by (i) bank accounts, (ii) credit union accounts, (iii) investment accounts, (iv) insurance accounts, (v) other types of accounts; (d) with respect to (c)(iii), what types of insurance accounts were reported; (e) with respect to (c)(v), what other types of accounts were reported; (f) of the accounts reported, how many were (i) under $50,000 US, (ii) between $50,000 and $1,000,000 US, (iii) over $1,000,000 US; (g) of the accounts reported, how many were (i) Registered Retirement Savings Account accounts, (ii) Registered Education Savings Account accounts, (iii) Registered Disability Savings Account accounts, (iv) Tax Free Savings Account accounts; (h) of the accounts reported, how many were held jointly with one or more non US persons, broken down by type of account and indicating the type of relationship between the joint account holder and the US person, if it is known; (i) how many accounts of organizations were reported to the IRS because a US person had signing authority, interest in, or other connection to the organization; (j) of the accounts that were reported, how many were (i) business accounts, (ii) professional accounts, (iii) charitable or non-profit organization accounts, (iv) connected to other organizations, broken down by type of organization; (k) what agency, organization, and individuals was the information provided to; (l) what measures were taken to ensure this information will not be provided to any other agency, organization, and individuals; (m) what measures were taken to ensure that information transmitted will not be subject to identity theft, fraud, other criminal activities, or breach of privacy; (n) how many records did Canada receive from the US, in total and broken down by (i) individuals who live in Canada, (ii) individuals who live in the US, (iii) individuals who live in other countries, broken down by country; (o) how many accounts did Canada receive information about; (p) what type of information was in the records Canada received; (q) did Canada receive information regarding (i) income from the accounts, (ii) total assets in accounts, (iii) account balances, (iv) transactions, deposits and withdrawals, (v) account numbers, (vi) names of account holders, (vii) Social Insurance Numbers, (viii) other related information; (r) what type of information did Canada receive that was not provided by the US prior to the FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement; and (s) when did Canada receive the information? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-107.


Q-108 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to the upcoming Aerospace Trade Mission to Kyiv, Ukraine, May 22-25, 2016, organized by the Canada Eurasia Russia Business Association, in collaboration with Export Québec, and Global Affairs Canada: (a) which individuals and organizations are listed as participants for this trade mission; (b) how much funding will be provided by Global Affairs Canada in support of this trade mission; (c) how much direct and indirect funding will be provided by the Canadian Embassy to Ukraine in support of this trade mission; (d) with regard to (b) and (c), how will these funds be allocated; and (e) were the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada and representatives from the Ukrainian-Canadian community consulted during the planning stages of this trade mission? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-108.


Q-109 — Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) — With regard to the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component, National and Regional Projects, of the New Building Canada Fund, for the amounts budgeted for projects of interest: (a) what amounts were allocated to each province and territory; (b) what is the expected number of projects in each province and territory; (c) what amount was set aside for each project listed in (b); (d) what data was used to determine which projects would be selected; and (e) when will these projects be announced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-109.


Q-112 — Mr. Stetski (Kootenay—Columbia) — With respect to railways running through Canada’s national parks: (a) how many train derailments have occurred in, and within 5 km of, Canada’s national parks over the last 15 years, broken down by year; (b) of the derailments in (a), how many have been investigated by the Transportation Safety Board, broken down by year; (c) how were each of the train derailments in (a) classified by the Transportation Safety Board; (d) in how many of these derailments in (a) was grain or another substance spilled, and what were these other substances, broken down by derailment; (e) in each derailment in (a) what action was taken by the government in relation to the spilled substances, broken down by derailment; (f) what policies does the government have in place regarding substances spilled by trains running through Canada’s national parks; (g) what analysis has the government undertaken of the potential risks to wildlife related to rail transportation through national parks, and what were the results of this analysis; (h) what policies does the government have in place to mitigate threats to species-at-risk and endangered species posed by rail transportation through and near national parks; and (i) how often does the government review its policies and procedures regarding railways running through Canada’s national parks? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-112.


Q-115 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to the hiring of the current Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food: (a) what are the details of any information which has been created or exchanged between the Department and the Minister’s office detailing the interim process designed to avoid a real or perceived conflict of interest; (b) since its implementation, has the interim process prevented a real or perceived conflict of interest, and if so, in what particular cases; and (c) what action has the Department or Minister’s office taken in response to instructions from the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, if there has in fact been a determination? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-115.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.

Ms. Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie) for Mr. McCallum (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), seconded by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.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. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam), seconded by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), — That Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (assistance — drug overdose), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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 Ms. Joly (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2015-2016 to 2019-2020 of the Canadian Museum of History, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-858-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. LeBlanc (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2016-276, P.C. 2016-301, P.C. 2016-327, P.C. 2016-328 and P.C. 2016-329. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2016-282, P.C. 2016-283, P.C. 2016-284, P.C. 2016-285, P.C. 2016-286, P.C. 2016-287, P.C. 2016-288, P.C. 2016-289, P.C. 2016-290, P.C. 2016-291, P.C. 2016-292, P.C. 2016-293, P.C. 2016-294 and P.C. 2016-295. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-14-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2016-337 and P.C. 2016-338. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2016-297. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-8-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2016-277, P.C. 2016-278, P.C. 2016-279, P.C. 2016-280, P.C. 2016-281, P.C. 2016-296, P.C. 2016-299 and P.C. 2016-333. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2016-298 and P.C. 2016-336. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-16-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2016-275. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-1-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— P.C. 2016-334 and P.C. 2016-335. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

Petitions Filed with the Acting Clerk of the House

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

— by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 421-00416).

Adjournment

At 2:00 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).