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

Journals

No. 66

Monday, June 6, 2016

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.

Mrs. Jordan (South Shore—St. Margarets), seconded by Mrs. Shanahan (Châteauguay—Lacolle), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: (a) take meaningful steps to address the issue of abandoned and derelict vessels within six months of this motion being adopted by the House; (b) recognize the requirement for the prohibition against the abandonment of a vessel through potential amendments to any relevant legislation; (c) incorporate an educational component within the government’s strategy to address the issue of abandoned vessels in order to inform vessel owners on the risks and consequences of vessel abandonment; (d) improve vessel owner identification by considering ratifying the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, and by considering widening the scope of the Canadian Register of Vessels; and (e) create a mechanism for government to assist in the removal of an abandoned vessel where its presence creates an economic burden for a community. (Private Members' Business M-40)

Debate arose thereon.

Ms. Young (London West), seconded by Ms. Goldsmith-Jones (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by:

(a) adding after the word “should” the words “, in collaboration with provincial, territorial, municipal and Indigenous organizations”;

(b) deleting the words “by considering ratifying the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks, 2007, and”;

(c) replacing the words “create a mechanism” with the words “identify mechanisms”; and

(d) adding after the words “for a community” the words “; and (f) consider measures to ensure owners are strictly liable for remediating abandoned vessels, such as acceding to the Nairobi International Convention for the Removal of Wrecks, 2007”.

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 House resumed 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;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 9).

Group No. 1

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

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

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

Motion No. 4 of Ms. Mihychuk (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of International Development and La Francophonie), — 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.”

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

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

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

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

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

The debate continued 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. Oliphant (Don Valley West), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2016-17 — Votes 1 and 5 under Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1 under Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1 under Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1 and 5 under Correctional Service of Canada, Vote 1 under Office of the Correctional Investigator, Vote 1 under Parole Board of Canada, Votes 1 and 5 under Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1 under Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, and Vote 1 under Security Intelligence Review Committee). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-65.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 20) was tabled.


Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (A), 2016-17 — Votes 1a and 5a under Canada Border Services Agency, and Vote 1a under Security Intelligence Review Committee). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-66.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 20) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Liaison Committee, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Committee Activities and Expenditures for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-67.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) 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. 421-00417 and 421-00418);

— by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), one concerning the issuance of visas (No. 421-00419);

— by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-00420);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the electoral system (No. 421-00421) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-00422).


Questions 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-111 — Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) — With regard to federal spending in the riding of Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot in each fiscal year from 2011 to 2016, inclusively: what are the details of all grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded by the government, broken down by (i) the department or agency that awarded the funding, (ii) municipality, (iii) the name of the recipient, (iv) the amount received, (v) the program under which the grant, loan, contribution or contract was awarded, (vi) date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-111.


Q-113 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: what was the total cost incurred by the government for any related spending between December 8, 2015, and February 28, 2016, broken down by (i) total cost, (ii) travel, (iii) accommodations, (iv) room rentals, (v) meals, (vi) all other expenses? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-113.


Q-118 — Mr. Stewart (Burnaby South) — With respect to the communication of scientific research and government scientists speaking to the public about their research: (a) what is the complete and detailed list of all changes, amendments, or updates made to the communication policies of departments and agencies since November 4, 2015; (b) for each item in (a), (i) what department or agency was it for, (ii) what section of the policy did it pertain to, (iii) on what date was it implemented, (iv) what was the text of the relevant sections before the change, (v) what was the text of the relevant sections after the change, (vi) what was the government’s rationale for it, (vii) is there any evidence that the approval process for scientists speaking to the media has changed; (c) what is the total number of media interviews given by federal scientists for each month since November 2014, broken down by department or agency; (d) what new processes has the government implemented since November 4, 2015, to track and ensure that science-related media requests are responded to in a timely and accurate manner; (e) what new resources or programs has the government provided to federal scientists since November 4, 2015, to assist them in speaking to the public and the media about their research; (f) what is the complete and detailed list of all internal memos, directives, or emails sent to federal scientists since November 4, 2015, concerning the communication of scientific research and the approval process for speaking to the media; (g) for each item in (f), what are the details, including, but not limited to, (i) its title, (ii) who was it sent by, (iii) on what date was it sent; (h) what is the complete and detailed list of all briefing notes prepared for Ministers since November 4, 2015, concerning the issue of scientific integrity or science integrity policies; and (i) for each item in (h), (i) what was its title, (ii) which Minister was it for, (iii) on what date was it prepared? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-118.

Government Orders

The House resumed 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;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 9).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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 Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) — Report of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the period from April 1, 2014 to June 19, 2014, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-575-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) — Report on the review of the provisions and operation of An Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, pursuant to the Act to amend the Electricity and Gas Inspection Act and the Weights and Measures Act, S.C. 2011, c. 3, s. 29.1(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1097-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 7:00 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).