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

Journals

No. 419 (Unrevised)

Friday, May 17, 2019

10:00 a.m.



The 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
Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security of Bill C-98, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Agency Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism) for Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Rural Economic Development), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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

Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations



Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 17th Report of the Committee, "Labour Shortages and Solutions in the GTHA Construction Industry". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-564.

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. 135, 136, 138, 139, 144 and 145) was tabled.


Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 18th Report of the Committee, "Main Estimates 2019-20: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Vote 1 under Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 80 and 85 under Department of Employment and Social Development". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-565.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 146 and 149) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), seconded by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), Bill C-452, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (gift in virtual currency), 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. Arya (Nepean), one concerning autism (No. 421-03890);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), four concerning firearms (Nos. 421-03891 to 421-03894);

— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), two concerning health care services (Nos. 421-03895 and 421-03896);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning refugees (No. 421-03897);

— by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), one concerning organ transplants (No. 421-03898).


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 return to the following questions made into an Order for Return:

Q-2362 — Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — With regard to project recommendations submitted by Infrastructure Canada during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Investing in Canada Plan, since March 2016: (a) how many project recommendations have been submitted to the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, broken down by (i) year, (ii) project name, (iii) project financial value, (iv) province, (v) constituency; (b) of the project recommendations in (a), which recommendations were approved by the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province, (iii) federal constituency; and (c) of the recommendations in (a), which project recommendations were not approved by the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province, (iii) federal constituency? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2362.


Q-2363 — Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — With regard to the March 2019 leak of information related to the Supreme Court nomination process: (a) what investigative process, if any, is the government conducting to find out who leaked the information; and (b) did any current or former employees of the Office of the Prime Minister leak the information to anyone and, if so, who? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2363.


Q-2364 — Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — With regard to the testimony by the former Attorney General at the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights that Mathieu Bouchard and Elder Marques from the Office of the Prime Minister said that “they understand that the individual Crown prosecutor wants to negotiate an agreement, but the Director does not”: (a) how did Mr. Bouchard and Mr. Marques acquire that information; and (b) how many times has anyone from the Office of the Prime Minister or the Privy Council Office met with a Crown Prosecutor or the Director of Public Prosecutions since November 4, 2015, and what are the details of all such meetings, including (i) date, (ii) individuals involved in meetings, (iii) topics or cases discussed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2364.


Q-2365 — Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West) — With regard to all federal initiatives related to housing since the fiscal year 2010-11, including proposed measures presented by the government for the fiscal year 2019-20: (a) what are all the programs, services, grants, transfers, contributions, and other federal initiatives related to the construction, purchase, upgrading and maintenance for all forms of temporary and permanent housing; (b) for each element in (a), what are (i) the rationale, objectives or goals, (ii) the year it was publicly announced, (iii) the year it was implemented or is scheduled to be; (c) for each element in (a), is it a modification, replacement or renaming of an existing program, or an entirely new initiative; (d) for each element in (a), is it a standalone federal initiative and, if not, what other partners are part of the initiative (provincial, municipal or Indigenous governments, private owners, renters, investors, contractors or operators, not-for-profit organizations, individual or household, other); (e) for each element in (a), what is the amount spent, or projected to be spent, annually; (f) for each element in (a), what is the minimum and maximum individual entitlement; and (g) for each element in (a), what is the end date or scheduled end date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2365.


Q-2366 — Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster) — With regard to the effect of the federal carbon tax on the price of groceries: (a) does the government have any projections on how much the carbon tax will raise the price of groceries and, if so, what are the projections; and (b) what is the projected increase in the cost of groceries each year for an average family in each of the next five years? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2366.


Q-2367 — Ms. Harder (Lethbridge) — With regard to the decision by the Prime Minister to have Anne McLellan deliver a report to him by June 30, 2019: (a) what compensation is being offered to Ms. McLellan for her services; and (b) what specific resources are being made available to Ms. McLellan for her study? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2367.


Q-2368 — Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) — With regard to statistics related to Canadian Coast Guard mid-shore patrol vessels based in Nova Scotia, broken down by month since January 2016: (a) how many ships were in service; (b) how many days was each ship (i) tied to the dock, (ii) operating out at sea; and (c) for each day that the ships were docked, was the docking due to weather conditions or other factors, specifying what the other factors are? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2368.


Q-2369 — Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap) — With regard to the Small Craft Harbours program, since January 1, 2016: (a) what are the details of all grants and contributions made from the program, including for each the (i) recipient, (ii) amount, (iii) project description, (iv) start date and duration of project, (v) type of contribution (repayable grant, loan, etc.), (vi) location of recipient including municipality and province; and (b) what is the total amount which has been paid out from the program, broken down by province? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2369.


Q-2370 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — With regard to the establishment of an Interim Management Advisory Board for the RCMP: (a) who is responsible for selecting board members; (b) what is the criteria for board membership; (c) when will the board members be selected; and (d) who has been selected for the board to date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2370.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Rural Economic Development), — That Bill C-98, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Agency Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

The debate continued.

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 Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), seconded by Mr. Miller (Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs), — That Bill S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians’ Day, 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 S-248, An Act respecting National Physicians’ Day, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Order Amending Schedule 1 to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S. 2001, c. 26, sbs. 30(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-993-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2019-391 dated April 29, 2019, concerning the United States Surtax Order (Other Goods), pursuant to the Customs Tariff, S.C. 1997, c. 36, sbs. 53(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-141-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets, and Borrowing Plan for 2019-2020 of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-847-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2019-2020 to 2023-2024 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2019-2020 of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-835-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2018-2019 to 2022-2023 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2018-2019 of the Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-421-857-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Chief of Defence Staff on the National Sex Offender Registry for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 227.171. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1051-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

Adjournment

At 2:05 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, May 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).