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2015-06-19 [p.2850]
— by Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6213);
2015-06-19 [p.2850]
— by Mr. Blanchette (Louis-Hébert), one concerning children's rights (No. 412-6214);
2015-06-19 [p.2850]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (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-1290 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to hydrocarbon spills in Canada’s waters by commercial entities: (a) how many spills of oil, gas, petrochemical products or fossil fuels have been reported in Canada’s oceans, rivers, lakes or other waterways, broken down by year since 2006; and (b) for each reported spill in (a), identify (i) the product spilled, (ii) the volume of the spill, (iii) the location of the spill, (iv) the name of the commercial entity associated with the spill? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1290-01.
2015-06-19 [p.2851]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (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-1324 — Ms. Liu (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of Rivière-des-Mille-Îles for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1324.
2015-06-19 [p.2854]
The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-597, An Act to amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day), as reported by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage with an amendment.
Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
2015-06-19 [p.2854]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
Debate arose thereon.
2015-06-19 [p.2855]
— by Mr. Cash (Davenport), one concerning immigration (No. 412-6223);
2015-06-19 [p.2855]
— by Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre), one concerning immigration (No. 412-6224);
2015-06-18 [p.2833]
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 23rd Report of the Committee, "Chapter 4, Access to Health Services for Remote First Nations Communities, of the Spring 2015 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-280.
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. 62 and 67) was tabled.
2015-06-18 [p.2834]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Bill C-700, An Act to Establish National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2015-06-18 [p.2835]
— by Mr. Giguère (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), one concerning the mining industry (No. 412-6127);
2015-06-18 [p.2835]
— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill), one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-6128);
2015-06-18 [p.2835]
— by Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac), one concerning tobacco (No. 412-6135);
2015-06-18 [p.2835]
— by Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), one concerning service medals (No. 412-6136) and one concerning Canada's railways (No. 412-6137);
2015-06-18 [p.2835]
— by Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine), one concerning VIA Rail (No. 412-6141);
2015-06-18 [p.2836]
Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, June 17, 2015, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Moore (Minister of Industry), seconded by Mr. Duncan (Minister of State), — That Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be now read a third time and do pass.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“this House decline to give third reading to Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, because it:
(a) threatens the privacy protections of Canadians by allowing for the voluntary disclosure of their personal information among organizations without the knowledge or consent of the individuals affected;
(b) fails to eliminate loopholes in privacy law that allow the backdoor sharing of personal information between Internet service providers and government agencies;
(c) fails to put in place a supervision mechanism to ensure that voluntary disclosures are made only in extreme circumstances;
(d) does not give the Privacy Commissioner of Canada adequate order-making powers to enforce compliance with privacy law; and
(e) proposes a mandatory data-breach reporting mechanism that will likely result in under-reporting of breaches.”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 465 -- Vote no 465) - View vote details.
YEAS: 105, NAYS: 141
2015-06-18 [p.2844]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Raynault (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), — That Bill C-661, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of family farm or fishing corporation), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The debate continued.
2015-06-18 [p.2846]
— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning a national child care program (No. 412-6166), one concerning the elderly (No. 412-6167), one concerning food policy (No. 412-6168), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6169), two concerning cruelty to animals (Nos. 412-6170 and 412-6171) and three concerning transportation (Nos. 412-6172 to 412-6174);
2015-06-18 [p.2846]
— by Mr. Atamanenko (British Columbia Southern Interior), two concerning nuclear weapons (Nos. 412-6175 and 412-6176), two concerning budget measures (Nos. 412-6177 and 412-6178), one concerning immigration (No. 412-6179), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6180) and one concerning chemical products (No. 412-6181);
2015-06-18 [p.2846]
— by Mr. Bevington (Northwest Territories), one concerning federal programs (No. 412-6182);
2015-06-18 [p.2846]
— by Mr. Kellway (Beaches—East York), one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-6184), one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 412-6185), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 412-6186), one concerning multiculturalism (No. 412-6187), one concerning Bangladesh (No. 412-6188), one concerning climate change (No. 412-6189), two concerning the electoral system (Nos. 412-6190 and 412-6191), two concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-6192 and 412-6193) and four concerning environmental assessment and review (Nos. 412-6194 to 412-6197);
2015-06-18 [p.2846]
— by Ms. Latendresse (Louis-Saint-Laurent), three concerning budget measures (Nos. 412-6198 to 412-6200), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 412-6201), one concerning the economy and employment (No. 412-6202) and three concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-6203 to 412-6205);
2015-06-18 [p.2846]
— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning climate change (No. 412-6206).
2015-06-17 [p.2799]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Giguère (Marc-Aurèle-Fortin), seconded by Mrs. Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), — That, in the opinion of the House, small- and medium-sized business owners are the driving force of job creation in Canada, and Canadian retailers and merchants pay credit card merchant fees that are among the highest in the world, and therefore the government should take immediate steps to make the cost of living more affordable for the middle class by: (a) lowering costs for businesses and consumers by reducing transaction fees charged to merchants; and (b) allowing merchants to disclose to the consumer the transaction costs relating to the payment method chosen at the point of sale. (Private Members' Business M-574)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 458 -- Vote no 458) - View vote details.
YEAS: 127, NAYS: 149
2015-06-17 [p.2808]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), seconded by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the unemployment rate in Canada has remained high since the 2008 recession; (b) the quality of the Canadian job market has reached a 25-year low; (c) the government should redesign its economic policy to support the middle class and help small-business owners and the manufacturing sector to create new jobs by (i) immediately lowering the small- and medium-sized business tax rate by 1% and by another percentage point when finances permit, (ii) establishing an innovation tax credit, (iii) extending the accelerated capital cost allowance in order to create good middle-class jobs, (iv) working with the provinces, territories and First Nations to train Canadians to occupy well-paid jobs. (Private Members' Business M-585)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 463 -- Vote no 463) - View vote details.
YEAS: 127, NAYS: 145
2015-06-17 [p.2812]
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 20th Report of the Committee, "Chapter 2, Required Reporting by Federal Organizations, of the Spring 2015 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-270.
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. 59 and 64) was tabled.
2015-06-17 [p.2812]
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 21st Report of the Committee, "Chapter 3, Tax-Based Expenditures, of the Spring 2015 Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-271.
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. 60 and 65) was tabled.
2015-06-17 [p.2813]
Mr. Christopherson (Hamilton Centre), from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 22nd Report of the Committee, "Chapter 5, Information Technology Investments-Canada Border Services Agency, of the Spring 2015 of the Report of the Auditor General of Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-272.
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 61 and 66) was tabled.
2015-06-17 [p.2814]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), seconded by Mr. Harris (Scarborough Southwest), Bill C-696, Act to amend the Rouge National Urban Park Act (ecological protection), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2015-06-17 [p.2814]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca), seconded by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), Bill C-698, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Tod Creek), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2015-06-17 [p.2815]
— by Mr. Côté (Beauport—Limoilou), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-6003);
2015-06-17 [p.2815]
— by Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6033);
2015-06-17 [p.2815]
— by Mr. Morin (Laurentides—Labelle), one concerning foreign aid (No. 412-6047);
2015-06-17 [p.2815]
— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning security information (No. 412-6055), two concerning housing policy (Nos. 412-6056 and 412-6057) and one concerning transportation (No. 412-6058);
2015-06-17 [p.2815]
— by Mrs. Sellah (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6059);
2015-06-17 [p.2816]
— by Mrs. Day (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), six concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-6061 to 412-6066);
2015-06-17 [p.2816]
— by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6067);
2015-06-17 [p.2816]
— by Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-6080), one concerning tobacco (No. 412-6081) and one concerning the tax system (No. 412-6082).
2015-06-17 [p.2817]
Q-1262 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — With regard to International Experience Canada, for the year 2014: (a) with which countries did Canada have an agreement; (b) what were the reciprocal quotas; (c) how many Canadians travelled to each country under the auspices of the agreement; (d) how many youths from each country travelled to Canada under the auspices of the agreement, broken down by (i) working holiday, (ii) young professionals, (iii) international cooperative work placements; (e) how many Canadian employers employed foreign youth in the young professionals stream; (f) how many Canadian employers employed foreign youth in the international cooperative work placements stream; (g) when will the government be finished its detailed labour market assessment of the program and will the assessment be made public; (h) how many Canadian employers have been subject to investigations for compliance; (i) how many Canadian employers have been found to be in non-compliance as a result of an investigation, broken down by type of issue; (j) how many Canadian employers have had to take remedial actions in order to be considered compliant as a result of an investigation; (k) how many Canadian employers have been subject to penalties as a result of an investigation; (l) how does Citizenship and Immigration Canada define reciprocal with respect to its goal to make the program more reciprocal; and (m) what is the Department’s target for reciprocity? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1262.
2015-06-17 [p.2817]
Q-1263 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — With regard to the International Mobility Program: (a) how many applications were received for work permits in 2014 and in 2015 year-to-date, (i) in total, (ii) broken down by month; (b) how many applications for work permits were approved in 2014 and 2015 year-to-date, (i) in total, (ii) broken down by month; (c) how many employers using the International Mobility Program have been subject to an investigation for compliance in 2014 and 2015, broken down by (i) month, (ii) province; (d) how many investigations have revealed non-compliance by employers, broken down by (i) month, (ii) issues identified, (iii) industry of the employer; (e) how many employers have had to take steps to be considered compliant following an investigation, broken down by (i) month, (ii) type of action required, (iii) industry of the employer; (f) how many employers have received penalties for non-compliance as a result of an investigation, broken down by (i) month, (ii) type of penalty, (iii) industry of the employer; (g) how many investigations have involved an on-site visit, broken down by month; and (h) how many Citizenship and Immigration staff are currently assigned to conduct investigations for compliance? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1263.
2015-06-17 [p.2817]
Q-1264 — Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta) — With regard to Employment and Social Development Canada and the Social Security Tribunal: (a) how many appeals are currently waiting to be heard at the Income Security Section (ISS), in total and broken down by (i) Canada Pension Plan (CPP) retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits (CPPD), (iii) Old Age Security (OAS); (b) how many appeals have been heard by the ISS in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (c) how many appeals heard by the ISS were allowed in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (d) how many appeals heard by the ISS were dismissed in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (e) how many appeals to the ISS were summarily dismissed in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (f) how many appeals at the ISS have been heard in person in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (g) how many appeals at the ISS have been heard by teleconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (h) how many appeals at the ISS have been heard by videoconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (i) how many appeals at the ISS have been heard in writing in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (j) how many members hired in the Employment Insurance Section (EIS) are currently assigned to the ISS; (k) how many income security appeals are currently waiting to be heard by the Appeal Division (AD), in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (l) how many income security appeals have been heard by the AD in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (m) how many income security appeals heard by the AD were allowed in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (n) how many income security appeals heard by the AD were dismissed in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (o) how many income security appeals to the AD were summarily dismissed in 2015, in total and broken down by (i) CPP retirement pensions and survivors benefits, (ii) CPPD benefits, (iii) OAS; (p) how many income security appeals at the AD have been heard in person in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (q) how many income security appeals at the AD have been heard in by videoconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (r) how many income security appeals at the AD have been heard by teleconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (s) how many income security appeals at the AD have been heard in writing in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (t) how many appeals are currently waiting to be heard at the Employment Insurance Section (EIS); (u) how many appeals have been heard by the EIS in 2015, in total and broken down by month; (v) how many appeals heard by the EIS were allowed in 2015; (w) how many appeals heard by the EIS were dismissed in 2015; (x) how many appeals to the EIS were summarily dismissed in 2015; (y) how many appeals at the EIS have been heard in person 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (z) how many appeals at the EIS have been heard by videoconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (aa) how many appeals at the EIS have been heard by teleconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (bb) how many appeals at the EIS have been heard in writing in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (cc) how many EI appeals are currently waiting to be heard by the AD; (dd) how many EI appeals have been heard by the AD in 2015; (ee) how many EI appeals heard by the AD were allowed in 2015; (ff) how many EI appeals heard by the AD were dismissed in 2015; (gg) how many EI appeals to the AD were summarily dismissed in 2015; (hh) how many EI appeals at the AD have been heard in person in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (ii) how many EI appeals at the AD have been heard by videoconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (jj) how many EI appeals at the AD have been heard by teleconference in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (kk) how many EI appeals at the AD have been heard in writing in 2015, broken down by (i) appeals allowed, (ii) appeals dismissed; (ll) how many legacy appeals are currently waiting to be heard at the ISS; (mm) how many legacy appeals are currently waiting to be heard at the EIS; (nn) how many legacy income security appeals are currently waiting to be heard at the AD; (oo) how many legacy EI appeals are currently waiting to be heard at the AD; (pp) how many requests has the Tribunal received for an expedited hearing due to terminal illness in 2015, broken down by (i) month, (ii) requests granted, (iii) requests not granted; (qq) how many requests has the Tribunal received for an expedited hearing due to financial hardship in 2015, broken down by (i) month, (ii) section, (iii) requests granted, (iv) requests not granted; (rr) when will performance standards for the Tribunal be put in place; (ss) how many casefiles have been reviewed by the special unit created within the department to review backlogged social security appeals; (tt) how many settlements have been offered; (uu) how many settlements have been accepted; (vv) for 2014 and 2015, what is the average amount of time for the Department to reach a decision on an application for Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits, broken down by month; and (ww) for 2014 and 2015, what is the average amount of time for the Department to reach a decision on a reconsideration of an application for Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits, broken down by month? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1264.
2015-06-17 [p.2820]
Q-1271 — Mr. Choquette (Drummond) — With regard to government spending in the constituency of Drummond, in the past four fiscal years, what was government spending, broken down by (i) year, (ii) program? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1271.
2015-06-17 [p.2820]
Q-1272 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — With regard to the government’s commitment to address child, early, and forced marriages, and sexual violence: (a) what programming approaches is the government supporting; (b) what percentage of funding will be or has been directed towards (i) reproductive health care, (ii) family planning; (c) how much funding has the government committed to provide in order to address sexual violence; (d) which organizations and other partners will the government take on when establishing this programming; and (e) will any of the partners identified in (d) be former co-sponsors of the 2014 Human Rights Council resolution on violence against women, if not, why not? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1272.
2015-06-17 [p.2820]
Q-1274 — Ms. Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough—Rouge River) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of Scarborough—Rouge River for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1274.
2015-06-17 [p.2821]
Q-1275 — Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of Abitibi—Témiscamingue for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1275.
2015-06-17 [p.2822]
Q-1293 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to the federal executive vehicle fleet, broken down by year since 2012: (a) what was the total number of vehicles in the fleet; (b) what was the (i) total cost of procuring vehicles for the fleet, (ii) total cost of the fleet as a whole; (c) what was the total cost of salaries for drivers, including ministerial exempt staff and federal public servants whose primary responsibility consists of driving vehicles in the fleet; (d) what are the models, years and manufacturers of each vehicle in the fleet; and (e) what are the names and positions of each authorized user of a vehicle in the fleet? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1293.
2015-06-17 [p.2822]
Q-1295 — Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac) — With regard to federal financial investments since 2011, how much was provided by (a) Canada Economic Development and, in particular, by (i) the Building Canada Fund, (ii) the gas tax fund, (iii) the Small Communities Fund; (b) Employment and Social Development; (c) Canadian Heritage; and (d) Industry Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1295.
2015-06-17 [p.2823]
Q-1299 — Mr. Cleary (St. John's South—Mount Pearl) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of St. John's South—Mount Pearl for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1299.
2015-06-17 [p.2823]
Q-1305 — Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) — With regard to government funding in the riding of Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier since fiscal year 2011-2012 inclusively, what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency providing the funding, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1305.
2015-06-17 [p.2824]
Q-1307 — Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) — With regard to government grants and contributions in the federal riding of Hull—Aylmer from fiscal year 2011-2012 to the current fiscal year: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any eligible organization, body or group, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) date on which the funding was received (iii) amount received (iv) federal department or agency providing the funding (v) program under which the funding was provided (vi) detailed rationale for the funding; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1307.
2015-06-17 [p.2824]
Q-1309 — Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan) — With regard to Government of Canada expenditures in the riding of Alfred-Pellan: (a) what were the expenditures over the last ten years with respect to (i) the environment, (ii) transit, (iii) public safety, (iv) seniors, (v) youth, (vi) citizenship and immigration, (vii) status of women, (viii) health, (ix) culture, (x) public works, (xi) social development, (xii) housing, (xiii) national defence, (xiv) assistance for workers such as employment insurance, (xv) pensions; and (b) which businesses in the riding of Alfred-Pellan were awarded procurement contracts from the federal government, (ii) what was the value of these contracts, (iii) what was the length of these contracts, (iv) which department or agency issued these contracts? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1309.
2015-06-17 [p.2824]
Q-1310 — Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan) — With respect to government grants and contributions allocated within the riding of Alfred-Pellan from fiscal year 2011-2012 to the present: what is the total amount allocated, broken down by (i) amount, (ii) individual recipient? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1310.
2015-06-17 [p.2825]
Q-1314 — Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) — With regard to the employees of the government and all federal public agencies: (a) in the National Capital Region, (i) what was the total number of jobs since fiscal year 2011-2012, broken down by year, (ii) what was the number of temporary jobs since fiscal year 2011-2012, broken down by year, (iii) what was the number of jobs filled by employment agencies since fiscal year 2011-2012, broken down by year; and (b) at the national level, (i) what was the total number of jobs since fiscal year 2011-2012, broken down by year, (ii) what was the number of temporary jobs since fiscal year 2011-2012, broken down by year, (iii) what was the number of jobs filled by employment agencies since fiscal year 2011-2012, broken down by year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1314.
2015-06-17 [p.2825]
Q-1321 — Ms. Ashton (Churchill) — With regard to government funding for the constituency of Churchill for each fiscal year since 2007-2008 inclusively: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality in which the recipient is located, (iii) the date on which funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution or loan was made, (vii) the nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan identified in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1321.
2015-06-17 [p.2826]
Mr. Rankin (Victoria), seconded by Mr. Chicoine (Châteauguay—Saint-Constant), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“this House decline to give third reading to Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, because it:
(a) threatens the privacy protections of Canadians by allowing for the voluntary disclosure of their personal information among organizations without the knowledge or consent of the individuals affected;
(b) fails to eliminate loopholes in privacy law that allow the backdoor sharing of personal information between Internet service providers and government agencies;
(c) fails to put in place a supervision mechanism to ensure that voluntary disclosures are made only in extreme circumstances;
(d) does not give the Privacy Commissioner of Canada adequate order-making powers to enforce compliance with privacy law; and
(e) proposes a mandatory data-breach reporting mechanism that will likely result in under-reporting of breaches.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2015-06-17 [p.2828]
— by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), two concerning health care services (Nos. 412-6084 and 412-6085) and one concerning waste management (No. 412-6086);
2015-06-17 [p.2828]
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the tax system (No. 412-6087);
2015-06-17 [p.2828]
— by Mr. Mai (Brossard—La Prairie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-6088) and one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 412-6089);
2015-06-17 [p.2828]
— by Ms. Duncan (Edmonton—Strathcona), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-6090);
2015-06-17 [p.2829]
— by Ms. Sims (Newton—North Delta), one concerning the tax system (No. 412-6091);
2015-06-17 [p.2829]
— by Mr. Stewart (Burnaby—Douglas), six concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 412-6097 to 412-6102);
2015-06-18 [p.2829]
— by Mr. Cash (Davenport), one concerning telecommunications (No. 412-6103), one concerning a national child care program (No. 412-6104), four concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 412-6105 to 412-6108), three concerning immigration (Nos. 412-6109 to 412-6111), one concerning transportation (No. 412-6112), one concerning security information (No. 412-6113) and one concerning working conditions (No. 412-6114);
2015-06-17 [p.2829]
— by Ms. Leslie (Halifax), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 412-6115), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 412-6116) and one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-6117).
2015-06-16 [p.2782]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan), seconded by Mr. Donnelly (New Westminster—Coquitlam), Bill C-694, An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (Nanaimo River and Koksilah River), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2015-06-16 [p.2783]
— by Ms. Péclet (La Pointe-de-l'Île), one concerning crimes of violence (No. 412-5990) and one concerning metric system (No. 412-5991);
2015-06-16 [p.2783]
— by Ms. Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5996);
2015-06-16 [p.2783]
— by Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry), one concerning a national day (No. 412-5997), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 412-5998), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 412-5999) and one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 412-6000).
2015-06-16 [p.2783]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (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-1261 — Mr. Cash (Davenport) — With regard to individuals detained under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act: (a) broken down by province and by gender, how many individuals were detained in the years (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014; (b) what was the cost of detaining the individuals in (a) for the years (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014; (c) broken down by province, how many of the individuals in (a) were under the age of six in the years (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014; (d) broken down by province, how many of the individuals in (a) were between the ages of six and nine in the years (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014; (e) broken down by province, how many of the individuals in (a) were between the ages of ten and 12 in the years (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014; (f) broken down by province, how many of the individuals in (a) were between the ages of 13 and 17 in the years (i) 2011, (ii) 2012, (iii) 2013, (iv) 2014; (g) broken down by province, what is the average duration of stay in detention; (h) of those who were in detention between January 2011 and January 2015 how many individuals have remained in detention longer than (i) one year, (ii) two years, (iii) three years, (iv) four years, (v) five years; and (i) as of the most recent information, how many individuals are detained in cells with (i) one other person, (ii) two other persons, (iii) three other persons, (iv) four or more other persons? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1261.
2015-06-16 [p.2784]
Q-1276 — Ms. Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue) — With regard to contracts under $10 000 awarded by Health Canada since April 1, 2014: what is (i) the name of the supplier, (ii) the contract reference number, (iii) the contract date, (iv) the description of services provided, (v) the delivery date, (vi) the original contract amount, (vii) the final contract amount, if different from the original amount? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1276.
2015-06-16 [p.2786]
Q-1290 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to hydrocarbon spills in Canada’s waters by commercial entities: (a) how many spills of oil, gas, petrochemical products or fossil fuels have been reported in Canada’s oceans, rivers, lakes or other waterways, broken down by year since 2006; and (b) for each reported spill in (a), identify (i) the product spilled, (ii) the volume of the spill, (iii) the location of the spill, (iv) the name of the commercial entity associated with the spill? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1290.
2015-06-16 [p.2786]
Q-1291 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to government-supported, rental housing in Canada: (a) how many new units were built using federal funding from the Investment in Affordable Housing bilateral agreements, since 2006, broken down by (i) unit size, (ii) province, (iii) year; (b) how many new units were built using federal funding from the National Homelessness Initiative, since 2006, broken down by (i) province, (ii) year; (c) how many new units were built using federal funding under the auspices of any other program, since 2006, broken down by (i) unit size, (ii) year; (d) how many Proposal Development Funding loans were granted by the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation, since 2006, broken down by (i) province, (iii) year; and (e) how many Seed Funding grants were granted by the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation, broken down by (i) value under $10 000, (ii) value over $10 000? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1291.
2015-06-16 [p.2787]
Q-1292 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to the Live-in Caregiver and Caregiver programs, broken down by year, from 2010 to 2014: (a) how many applications were received by Citizenship and Immigration Canada; (b) how many applications for Live-in Caregiver and Caregiver visas were approved; (c) how many Canadian residents with Live-in Caregiver or Caregiver visas applied for permanent residency; (d) how many permanent residency applications by Live-in Caregiver or Caregiver visa-holders were approved; (e) what are the top three source countries for live-in caregivers in Canada; and (f) how many residents with Live-in Caregiver visas applied to sponsor their spouses or children, broken down by (i) raw numbers, (ii) percentage of the total? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1292.
2015-06-16 [p.2787]
Q-1294 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — With respect to the Canada Border Services Agency’s decision to close the border crossing between Stewart, British Columbia and Hyder, Alaska for eight hours per day, effective April 1, 2015: (a) what is the cost of keeping the border crossing open 24 hours per day; (b) what is the expected savings from this decision; (c) how many entries and exits have occurred at this border entry since April 1, 2005; and (d) what consultations were undertaken by the Canada Border Services Agency with the District of Stewart in advance of this decision being taken? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1294.
2015-06-16 [p.2787]
Q-1298 — Mr. Ravignat (Pontiac) — With regard to the investments made in forestry companies in the riding of Pontiac since 2011, (a) how many projects received funding through federal programs such as Canada Economic Development; and (b) of the projects identified in (a), what is the total amount of these investments, and broken down by company? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1298.
2015-06-16 [p.2788]
Q-1303 — Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) — With regard to government funding, provided by the Department of the Environment, in the riding of Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier since fiscal year 2011-2012 inclusively: what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency providing the funding, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1303.
2015-06-16 [p.2788]
Q-1304 — Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) — With regard to government funding granted by the Department of Employment and Social Development, including the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, in the constituency of Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier since fiscal year 2011-2012 inclusively: what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality of the recipient, (iii) the date on which the funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, and (vii) the nature or purpose? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1304.
2015-06-16 [p.2788]
Q-1306 — Ms. Michaud (Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier) — With regard to government funding granted by the Department of Infrastructure, including the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, in the constituency of Portneuf—Jacques-Cartier since fiscal year 2011-2012 inclusively: what are the details of all grants, contributions and loans to any organization, body or group, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the municipality of the recipient, (iii) the date on which the funding was received, (iv) the amount received, (v) the department or agency providing the funding, (vi) the program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, and (vii) the nature or purpose? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1306.
2015-06-16 [p.2789]
Q-1308 — Ms. Turmel (Hull—Aylmer) — With regard to Infrastructure Canada, from fiscal year 2011-2012 up to and including the current fiscal year, broken down by fiscal year, what was the total amount allocated, including direct investment from the Government of Canada, in (a) the City of Gatineau, broken down by (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the amount allocated to the recipient, (iii) the program under which the amount was allocated; (b) the federal constituency of Hull—Aylmer (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the amount allocated to the recipient, (iii) the program under which the amount was allocated; and (c) the administrative region of Outaouais (i) the name of the recipient, (ii) the amount allocated to the recipient, (iii) the program under which the amount was allocated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1308.
2015-06-16 [p.2789]
Q-1311 — Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan) — With regard to the advisory council created by the government in 2012 mandated to promote women on the boards of public and private corporations: (a) in total, how many individuals are on this advisory council, broken down by (i) gender, (ii) name, (iii) position; (b) when did the meetings take place; (c) what were the subjects discussed by this council; (d) what is the expected date for this council’s report; (e) what was discussed during this council’s meetings with respect to (i) pay equity, (ii) the representation of women on the boards of public and private corporations; and (f) can the government table the minutes of this advisory council’s meetings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1311.
2015-06-16 [p.2789]
Q-1312 — Ms. Doré Lefebvre (Alfred-Pellan) — With regard to the Canada Post service reductions announced in December 2013: (a) what are the planned locations for community mailboxes in Laval; (b) how many employees were assigned to Laval before the elimination of home delivery was announced; (c) how many Canada Post employees will be required following the mailbox transition; (d) what was the volume of mail sent in the last ten years (i) from Laval to another destination, (ii) to Laval; (e) how many complaints have been received concerning (i) the transition from home delivery to community mailboxes, (ii) the location of community mailboxes in Laval; (f) how many complaints resulted in (i) an opened file, (ii) a change of location of these community mailboxes; (g) what steps are being taken to look after the needs of (i) persons with mobility impairments, (ii) seniors; (h) will current post offices still be active following the transition to community mailboxes; (i) what recourse will be available to residents affected by the location of mailboxes they consider to be dangerous or harmful; (j) what recourse was or continues to be available to residents affected by the installation of a community mailbox over the last 30 years, excluding the current transition; and (k) how many customer service employees at Canada Post, broken down by language of service, are assigned to complaints concerning the installation of community mailboxes from (i) across Canada, (ii) Quebec, (iii) Laval, (iv) the residents of Alfred-Pellan? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1312.
2015-06-16 [p.2790]
Q-1319 — Mr. Harris (St. John's East) — With regard to the United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference of March 26-27, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, and the absence of Chief of Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, General Thomas Lawson, from the Conference: (a) what was the reason for General Lawson’s absence; (b) which members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development were present at the Conference; and (c) what measures were taken to communicate Canada’s priorities and concerns with regard to international peacekeeping to those present at the Conference? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1319.
2015-06-16 [p.2793]
At 6:43 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Groguhé (Saint-Lambert), seconded by Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) the unemployment rate in Canada has remained high since the 2008 recession; (b) the quality of the Canadian job market has reached a 25-year low; (c) the government should redesign its economic policy to support the middle class and help small-business owners and the manufacturing sector to create new jobs by (i) immediately lowering the small- and medium-sized business tax rate by 1% and by another percentage point when finances permit, (ii) establishing an innovation tax credit, (iii) extending the accelerated capital cost allowance in order to create good middle-class jobs, (iv) working with the provinces, territories and First Nations to train Canadians to occupy well-paid jobs. (Private Members' Business M-585)
The debate continued.
2015-06-15 [p.2758]
Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), seconded by Mr. Sullivan (York South—Weston), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-59, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 21, 2015 and other measures, because it:
(a) introduces income splitting and supersized Tax-Free Savings Account measures that will primarily benefit the wealthy few while wasting billions of dollars;
(b) does not introduce a $15 per hour minimum wage or create a universal, affordable childcare program, both of which would support the working and middle class families who actually need help;
(c) leaves Canadian interns without protections against excessive working hours, sexual harassment, and an unending cycle of unpaid work;
(d) sets a dangerous precedent for Canadians’ right to know by making retroactive changes to absolve the government of its role in potential violations of access-to-information laws; and
(e) attacks the right to free and fair collective bargaining for hundreds of thousands of Canadian workers.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2015-06-15 [p.2760]
— by Ms. Morin (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), one concerning the grain industry (No. 412-5983).
2015-06-15 [p.2761]
Q-1219 — Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) — With regard to government funding provided from fiscal year 2013-2014 to present within the constituency of Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine and the constituency of Haute-Gaspésie—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia: what are the amounts, broken down by (i) year, (ii) department or agency, (iii) initiative? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1219.
2015-06-15 [p.2761]
Q-1221 — Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) — With regard to airports: (a) what are the airports owned by the federal government, broken down by province; (b) for each airport in (a), what are the amounts invested by the government from 1990 to today, broken down by (i) airport, (ii) year; and (c) for each airport in (a), what are the investments planned over the next five years, broken down by (i) airport, (ii) year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1221.
2015-06-15 [p.2761]
Q-1222 — Mr. Toone (Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine) — With regard to oil spills: (a) since 2011, how many full-time and part-time positions have been cut in the various Marine Communications and Traffic Services Centres, broken down by (i) centre, (ii) year; (b) what dispersants are authorised or are being considered for use in Canada; and (c) what measures have been taken to address the conclusions reached in sections 1.113 and 1.114 of the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, published in the autumn of 2012? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-412-1222.
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