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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 91

Monday, October 17, 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.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood), seconded by Ms. Leitch (Simcoe—Grey), — That Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act (school authorities), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 19, 2016, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Interruption

At 11:51 a.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:00 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), moved, — That, recognizing that the Prime Minister and the Minister of International Trade promised 400,000 Canadian forestry workers a framework agreement on softwood lumber exports with the Obama Administration by mid-June, 2016, recognizing the government’s failure to meet that deadline and their subsequent failure to negotiate a final agreement before the expiry of the last trade agreement on October 12, 2016, and given that many high-quality, well-paying jobs in the forestry sector are now at risk due to the government’s lack of action, the House call upon the government to stop delaying and take all necessary steps to prevent a trade war that will threaten the livelihood of Canadian workers and communities.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Alleslev (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, "Study of the Translation Bureau" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-73), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-73.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Housefather (Mount Royal), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (recommendation, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, that Bill C-242, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (inflicting torture), not be further proceeded with). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-99.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 24 to 27) was tabled.


Mr. Sorenson (Battle River—Crowfoot), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 16th Report of the Committee, "Report 4, Drug Benefits—Veterans Affairs Canada, of the Spring 2016 Reports of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-100.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 19, 24 and 26) was tabled.


Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 13th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Finance

Dan Albas for Phil McColeman
Gérard Deltell for Lisa Raitt

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Tom Kmiec for Alain Rayes

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Alupa Clarke for Steven Blaney

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Pierre Poilievre for Gérard Deltell

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Phil McColeman for Pierre Poilievre

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Tony Clement for Erin O'Toole
Dianne L. Watts for Bernard Généreux

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Alain Rayes for Dianne L. Watts

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

John Brassard for Alupa Clarke

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Finance

Phil McColeman
Lisa Raitt

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Alain Rayes

Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Steven Blaney

Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Gérard Deltell

Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Pierre Poilievre

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Bernard Généreux
Erin O'Toole

Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Dianne L. Watts

Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Alupa Clarke

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:

Kerry Diotte for Tom Kmiec

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations:

Tom Kmiec

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) is tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Pauzé (Repentigny), seconded by Mr. Thériault (Montcalm), Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualifying period), 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. Webber (Calgary Confederation), one concerning the elderly (No. 421-00747);
— by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), one concerning unborn children (No. 421-00748);
— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-00749);
— by Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), one concerning Iran (No. 421-00750) and six concerning the Canada Labour Code (Nos. 421-00751 to 421-00756);
— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning immigration (No. 421-00757) and one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 421-00758);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), eight concerning unborn children (Nos. 421-00759 to 421-00766);
— by Mr. Warawa (Langley—Aldergrove), one concerning impaired driving (No. 421-00767);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning China (No. 421-00768).

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 revised return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-297 — Mr. Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill) — With regard to the Canada Summer Jobs Program for the summer of 2016: (a) how much funding has been approved, broken down by riding; (b) how much funding was requested, broken down by riding; (c) how many program requests were turned down, broken down by riding; and (d) how much funding was allocated, broken down by riding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-297-01.
Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Battlefords—Lloydminster, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 13th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 6:17 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), seconded by Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga), — That Bill C-225, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (injuring or causing the death of a preborn child while committing an offence), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 19, 2016, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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. Brison (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, "Review of the Access to Information Act" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-81), presented to the House on Thursday, June 16, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-81.
— by Mr. Dion (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, "Sentenced to a Slow Demise: The Plight of Myanmar's Rohingya Minority" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-84), presented to the House on Friday, June 17, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-84.
— by Mr. Dion (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-13, s. 36. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-916-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report on the operations of the Exchange Fund Account for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, pursuant to the Currency Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-52, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-133-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) and Ms. Foote (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 12th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Public Accounts of Canada 2015" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-80), presented to the House on Thursday, June 16, 2016. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-80.
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 Mr. Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood), one concerning the tax system (No. 421-00769).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:13 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 7:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).