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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 17:31 [p.29418]
The hon. member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith will have four minutes coming to him when we come back to the debate later on this evening. He will have five minutes for questions and comments as well.
It being 5:30, the House will now proceed to consideration of Private Members' Business as listed on today's Order Paper.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 18:31 [p.29426]
The hon. member for Niagara Centre will have seven minutes and 58 seconds coming to him should this bill come back.
The time provided for the consideration of Private Members' Business has now expired and the Order is dropped to the bottom of the order precedence on the Order Paper.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 18:33 [p.29426]
Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, there will now be a 30-minute question period.
I invite hon. members who wish to ask questions to rise in their place so their places so the Chair has some idea of the number of members who wish to participate in this question period.
The hon. member for Yellowhead.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 19:03 [p.29430]
It is my duty to interrupt the proceedings and put forthwith the question necessary to dispose of the motion now before the House.
The question is on motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
Some hon. members: No.
The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mr. Anthony Rota): All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.
Some hon. members: Yea.
The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mr. Anthony Rota): All those opposed will please say nay.
Some hon. members: Nay.
The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mr. Anthony Rota): In my opinion the yeas have it.
And five or more members having risen:
The Assistant Deputy Speaker (Mr. Anthony Rota): Call in the members.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 22:46 [p.29452]
I am curious to see what the translation for that word was. I do not think it was very parliamentary. I realize this is probably the member's last speech, so I will not call him on it. I will let him continue.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 23:18 [p.29456]
I just want to remind the hon. members when they are asking a question or giving a speech, if they have their earpiece, to keep it away from the microphones. The translators are doing a wonderful job, and we do not want to damage their ears this late in the game.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 23:19 [p.29456]
Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his question.
I have a couple of things. First, as I said, the bill, despite some extremely minor improvements, will perpetuate the status quo. In fact, I would not be concerned about the bill being scrapped, because the consequence of that would the court's conditions would be imposed on Correctional Service Canada, which are much more restrictive in the use of solitary confinement.
I will go back to the other part of the member's question; I was getting to it at the end of my speech. The concerns raised by corrections officers are certainly valid. At the end of the day, the member from Oakville was correct in pointing out that the cuts they had been subject to was something they continued to have to deal with. Interestingly enough, they are also part of the reason why this practice has perpetuated.
For corrections officers, a decision has to be made about an offender who is causing an issue within the institution. If there is a mental health issue and there are no mental health resources available, or the officers do not have the resources, the only option then is to put the offender in solitary for safety reasons.
I am open to a debate on this. I proposed amendments to eliminate it at women's institutions. There is an argument from the John Howard Society and others that it still has its place in men's institutions. Ultimately, that is the role of judicial oversight. We do recognize there might be an urgency within 24 or 48 hours, maybe even over the span of a couple of days, depending on who is asked or what expert we speak to.
At the end of the day, without the proper oversight, and this bill just does not have it in my estimation, the concerns will still remain. Corrections officers are stuck. They are flying by the seat of their pants, and improvising a little. It is not something they want to do. I do not think this legislation provides them with either the resources or the clarity they seek to do the work they would like to do. Their goal is not to prejudice anyone's rights; it is the contrary. They need our help to do it and they are just not getting it.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-19 23:53 [p.29461]
Resuming debate. The hon. member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan will have approximately eight minutes, and then when this bill is taken up again, he will have another 12 minutes coming to him.
The hon. member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan.
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Lib. (ON)
When debate resumes on Bill C-83, should it come back, the hon. member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan will have 13 minutes and 14 seconds coming to him.
It being 12 a.m., pursuant to order made on Tuesday, May 28, the House stands adjourned until later this day at 10 a.m. pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
(The House adjourned at 12 a.m.)
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-18 10:21 [p.29266]
I can see that many members want to present petitions, so I would ask members to present their petitions as briefly as possible.
The hon. member for Kootenay—Columbia.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-18 10:24 [p.29267]
I want to remind hon. members to keep it as brief as possible. I notice there are still quite a number of petitions.
The hon. member for Portage—Lisgar.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-18 10:31 [p.29268]
Today being the last allotted day for the supply period ending June 23, the House will proceed as usual to the consideration and passage of the appropriation bill. In view of recent practices, do hon. members agree that the bill be distributed now?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-18 10:45 [p.29269]
There was heckling on both sides. I would appreciate it if we respect the person who is speaking, whether he or she is asking the question or answering the question.
The hon. member for Abbotsford.
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Lib. (ON)
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2019-06-18 11:25 [p.29276]
We were doing so well. I want to remind hon. members that a question was asked. When the presentation was being done, it was perfect. Nobody said a word, maybe a couple of chirps here and there, and now we have started up again.
I want to remind hon. members that whoever is speaking, whether it is a member on the opposition side or the government side, to try to give that member the respect he or she deserves, just as all members would expect.
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