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2013-06-18 [p.3432]
— by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-4270), one concernin...
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— by Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-4270), one concerning climate change (No. 411-4271), two concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 411-4272 and 411-4273) and one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 411-4274);
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2013-06-18 [p.3437]
A question of privilege having been raised by Mr. Andrews (Avalon), the Speaker ruled that there was a prima facie case ...
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A question of privilege having been raised by Mr. Andrews (Avalon), the Speaker ruled that there was a prima facie case of privilege;
Whereupon, Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), seconded by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), moved, — That the matter of the question of privilege raised by the Member for Avalon be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
Debate arose thereon.
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2013-06-17 [p.3419]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léona...
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), Bill C-537, An Act to ensure legislative compliance with the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Constitution Acts, 1867 to 1982, including the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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2013-06-17 [p.3419]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 411-4247);...
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— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 411-4247);
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2013-06-17 [p.3419]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), three concerning crimes of violence (Nos. 411-4250 to 411-4252);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), three concerning crimes of violence (Nos. 411-4250 to 411-4252);
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2013-06-17 [p.3420]
— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-4255);...
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— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-4255);
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2013-06-17 [p.3420]
Q-1349 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Canadian Armed Forces, in each year since 2006 inclusive, what has b...
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Q-1349 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Canadian Armed Forces, in each year since 2006 inclusive, what has been the number of : (a) harassment complaints other than that of a sexual nature; (b) sexual harassment complaints; and (c) harassment investigations, broken down by the following locations (i) Department of National Defence (DND)/Canadian Forces(CF) establishments located in the National Capital Region, including NDHQ, (ii) Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax, (iii) CFB Cornwallis, (iv) CFB Gagetown, (v) CFB Valcartier, (vi) CFB Kingston (not including the Royal Military College), (vii) CFB Petawawa, (viii) CFB Borden, (ix) CFB Shilo, (x) CFB Edmonton, (xi) CFB Comox, (xii) CFB Esquimalt, (xiii) Royal Military College (Kingston), (xiv) Royal Military College (St-Jean)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1349.
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2013-06-17 [p.3421]
Q-1351 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Department of National Defence (DND), what is the detailed breakdown...
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Q-1351 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to the Department of National Defence (DND), what is the detailed breakdown of : (a) Canadian Armed Forces executives by rank (General, Lieutenant-General, Major-General and Brigadier-General); and (b) DND executives by classification (DM-4, DM-3, DM-2, DM-1, EX-5, EX-4, EX-3, EX-2 and EX-1), on December 31, 2005 and December 31, 2012? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1351.
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2013-06-17 [p.3421]
Q-1353 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — With regard to the Department of National Defence (DND): (a) what are the rank...
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Q-1353 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — With regard to the Department of National Defence (DND): (a) what are the ranks of each Canadian Armed Forces member and classification of each DND employee who, on December 31, 2012, attended post-graduate training at public expense at a Canadian or international educational institution; and (b) for each, what is (i) the actual yearly salary of the student, (ii) the program of study, (iii) the number of semesters of study paid for by the government since the start of their career, (iv) all the institutions attended, (v) the total cost of tuition paid with respect to the student’s training, (vi) whether relocation costs were paid with respect to the training and the amount of those costs, (vii) any other associated costs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1353.
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2013-06-14 [p.3411]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), three concerning health care services (Nos. 411-4219 to 411-4221);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), three concerning health care services (Nos. 411-4219 to 411-4221);
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2013-06-14 [p.3411]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atl...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Keddy (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade, for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and for the Atlantic Gateway) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-1332 — Mr. Dion (Saint-Laurent—Cartierville) — With regard to any funding dedicated to the promotion of Canada’s official languages that was not accounted for in the $1.1 billion dollars outlined in the Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008-2013: (a) what departments or agencies contributed to the funding of official languages programs; (b) what are the names of the programs that delivered that funding listed by department or agency; and (c) what amount of money did each of those programs spend in fiscal years (i) 2007-2008, (ii) 2008-2009, (iii) 2009-2010, (iv) 2010-2011, (v) 2011-2012, (vi) 2012-2013? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1332.
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2013-06-13 [p.3401]
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-4206);...
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— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-4206);
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2013-06-13 [p.3402]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) presented the...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-1335 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With regard to the presence of foreign governments in Canada, specifically the operation or presence of any security, intelligence or law enforcement agencies: (a) what are the names of all law agencies operating with the permission and consent of the government within the sovereign territory of Canada, broken down by country; (b) is the government aware of any law enforcement agency present or operating without the consent and permission of the government; (c) what are the police powers of foreign law enforcement within Canada; (d) does the government allow any foreign law enforcement agency the power to act alone without the presence of a designated Canadian police or peace office present; (e) does the government grant power on a case-by-case basis to an agent of foreign law enforcement to stop any resident of Canada for questioning; (f) does the government allow agents of foreign law enforcement the power to present identification or a badge within Canada for the purpose of investigating within Canada; (g) does the government currently allow agents of foreign law enforcement agency the power to cross a Canadian border either by air, sea or land in possession of a weapon; (h) does the government intend to allow agents of a foreign law enforcement agency the power to enter, leave and operate in Canada with the power to enforce Canadian law, including the power to detain, questions and arrest a citizen or permanent resident of Canada; (i) does the government intend to extend the power to agents of a foreign government law enforcement agency the right of pre-emptive arrest or pre-emptive detention without warrant, as provided in Bill S-7; (j) does the government currently have a cap on the number of agents from a foreign law enforcement agency assigned to Canada and, if so, what is the maximum number of agents allowed; and (k) does the government allow agents of a foreign law enforcement agency the authority to operate their own police vehicles, including police boats, airplanes, or any motor vehicle, within Canada, including the use of sirens or other identifiable police markings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1335.
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2013-06-13 [p.3403]
Q-1346 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — With regard to the Canadian Armed Forces, what was the breakdown of strength b...
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Q-1346 — Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North) — With regard to the Canadian Armed Forces, what was the breakdown of strength by rank for each Regular Force Unit of the Royal 22nd Regiment as of (i) January 1, 1995, (ii) January 1, 2000, (iii) January 1, 2005, (iv) January 1, 2010? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1346.
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2013-06-12 [p.3389]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—...
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), Bill C-533, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protecting public transportation workers), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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2013-06-12 [p.3389]
— by Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4162);...
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— by Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4162);
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2013-06-12 [p.3390]
— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-4172) and one concerning hazardous pr...
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— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-4172) and one concerning hazardous products (No. 411-4173);
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2013-06-12 [p.3390]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Anderson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Anderson (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and for the Canadian Wheat Board) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-1326 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With regard to homicides and attempted homicides among Somali-Canadian males in Canada since 2006: (a) what are the dates of each death, listed chronologically, and for each death, what is (i) the location where the death occurred, (ii) the Canadian home location if not the location of the death, (iii) the cause of death, (iv) whether the homicide was solved or not, and if unsolved, for how many years the death has remained unsolved, and how the time period compares with the average time to resolve homicides for the Canadian population as a whole, (v) whether a reward to solve the homicide was offered or not, and if a reward was offered, how much was offered, if the reward was ever claimed, (vi) whether in any given homicide case there is any on-going investigation, (vii) if this information cannot be provided, why not; (b) what are the dates of each attempted homicide, listed chronologically, and for each, what is (i) the location where the attempt occurred, (ii) the Canadian place of origin if not the location of the attempt, (iii) whether the attempted homicide was solved or not, and if unsolved, for how many years the attempt has remained unsolved, and how the time period compares with the average time to resolve homicides for the Canadian population as a whole, (iv) whether a reward was offered or not, and if a reward was offered, how much was offered, and if the reward was ever claimed, (v) whether in any given case there is any on-going investigation, (vi) if this information cannot be provided, why not; (c) for each year, what is the number of Somali-Canadian homicides that occurred by Canadian city, (i) what percentage did Somali-Canadian homicides comprise of the total homicides in the identified city by year, (ii) what percentage of Somali-Canadian homicides by city by year went unsolved compared with that of the general Canadian population, (iii) what percentage does the Somali-Canadian population comprise for each identified city, and how does this percentage compare with the percentage of Somali-Canadian homicides for the city for each year, (iv) if this information cannot be provided, why not; (d) for each year, what is the number of Somali-Canadian attempted homicides that occurred by Canadian city, (i) what percentage did Somali-Canadian attempted homicides comprise of the total attempted homicides in the identified city by year, (ii) what percentage of Somali-Canadian attempted homicides by city went unsolved compared with that of the general Canadian population in the identified city by year, (iii) what percentage does the Somali-Canadian population comprise for each identified city, and how does this percentage compare with the percentage of Somali-Canadian attempted homicides for the city, (iv) if this information cannot be provided, why not; (e) what research and investment has the government undertaken to explore these homicides and attempted homicides, and if any, what are the studies, dates, and monetary investment, and specifically (i) the total actual number of deaths and whether or not the violence is increasing, (ii) from what Canadian cities are the victims, (iii) what are the causes of the violence, and can they be reduced, (iv) what are solutions to stem the violence; (f) what, if any, research or investment has been given to consider whether (i) a federal judicial task force should investigate why so many Somali-Canadians are killed in Canada, many without corresponding charges or arrests, (ii) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security or a special committee should investigate these deaths, and make recommendations to reduce the violence; (g) what research or investment has been given to consider whether a provincial-federal employment and opportunity program supporting Somali-Canadians might help reduce the violence, and if any, what are the studies, dates, and actual investment; (h) what research or investment has been given to support Somali-Canadians in accessing employment opportunities with the RCMP and the Ontario Provincial Police, and if any, what are the studies, dates, and actual investment; (i) what research or investment has been given to strengthening the witness protection program to encourage more witnesses to come forward, and if any, what are the studies, dates, and actual investment; (j) what research or investment has been given to reducing homicides and attempted homicides among the Somali-Canadian population and, if any, what are the studies, dates, and actual investment, and any recommendations to reduce the violence; and (k) what, if any, research or investment has been given to estimating (i) the direct and indirect health care costs of each attempted homicide, (ii) the costs to the mental health care and social care system to support the victim and family, (iii) how these costs compare with any federal inquiry or study by the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security or a special committee to study the issue and provide preventive recommendations, and what are studies, dates, and actual investment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1326.
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2013-06-12 [p.3392]
Q-1327 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) in Charlottetown...
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Q-1327 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island: (a) what is the level of support the CVITP has received from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) over the past five years, broken down by fiscal year, including (i) the nature of the support offered each year, (ii) the cost to CRA to provide this support; and (b) does CRA have plans to reduce, eliminate, increase, or restore support to the CVITP in Charlottetown? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1327.
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2013-06-12 [p.3392]
Q-1328 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to correspondence from Parliamentarians addressed to the Minister of N...
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Q-1328 — Mr. Casey (Charlottetown) — With respect to correspondence from Parliamentarians addressed to the Minister of National Revenue, for the period September 1, 2010 to the present: (a) what is the amount of correspondence, initiated by Parliamentarians (MPs and Senators), that has gone unanswered (i) after three months, (ii) after six months; (b) what percentage of correspondence not answered after three months was from (i) Conservative MPs and Senators, (ii) Liberal MPs and Senators, (iii) NDP MPs, (iv) other MPs and Senators; (c) what percentage of correspondence not answered after six months was from (i) Conservative MPs and Senators, (ii) Liberal MPs and Senators, (iii) NDP MPs, (iv) other MPs and Senators; and (d) what is the average response time for correspondence received from (i) Conservative MPs or Senators, (ii) Liberal MPs or Senators, (iii) NDP MPs, (iv) other MPs or Senators? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1328.
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2013-06-12 [p.3393]
Q-1330 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to the impact of Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport ...
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Q-1330 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to the impact of Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on the Bouchard Stream, in the City of Dorval, Quebec, that flows into Lac Saint-Louis: (a) does the government have data, obtained either through reporting to the National Pollutant Release Inventory, or by any other means, on (i) the quantity of the de-icing agent glycol used by the airport on an annual basis, (ii) the quantity of glycol that is recycled on an annual basis, (iii) the quantity that escapes into the surrounding environment near, or at, Bouchard Stream on an annual basis; (b) if the quantities in (a) are known, what are these quantities, by year, for every year since 2000; (c) does any department or agency monitor the quality of the water in the Bouchard Stream to ascertain whether it might contain deleterious substances harmful to fish that could originate from the operations of the airport or from surrounding industries; and (d) does the government work with provincial and municipal authorities in the City of Dorval and the City of Montreal to ensure that the Bouchard Stream and Lac Saint-Louis are not being polluted by deleterious substances harmful to fish? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1330.
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2013-06-12 [p.3393]
Q-1331 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to offenders admitted to the Correctional Service of Canada in...
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Q-1331 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to offenders admitted to the Correctional Service of Canada institutions since 2000: (a) by institution, how many offenders have been admitted each year; (b) by institution, how many offenders admitted each year had previously served a sentence in that, or another, federal institution; and (c) by institution, how many offenders admitted each year had previously served a sentence in a provincial correctional facility? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1331.
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2013-06-11 [p.3366]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning childhood development programs (No. 411-4146);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning childhood development programs (No. 411-4146);
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2013-06-10 [p.3356]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), seven concerning health care services (Nos. 411-4121 to 411-4127);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), seven concerning health care services (Nos. 411-4121 to 411-4127);
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2013-06-07 [p.3341]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-4107);...
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— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-4107);
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2013-06-06 [p.3329]
— by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4079);...
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— by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4079);
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2013-06-06 [p.3329]
— by Mr. Easter (Malpeque), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-4082);...
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— by Mr. Easter (Malpeque), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-4082);
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2013-06-05 [p.3301]
Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on t...
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Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), — That Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights), be now read a third time and do pass.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 728 -- Vote no 728) - View vote details.
YEAS: 267, NAYS: 9
Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.
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2013-06-05 [p.3306]
— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), five concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 411-4057 to 411-4061);...
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— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour), five concerning the Employment Insurance Program (Nos. 411-4057 to 411-4061);
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2013-06-05 [p.3306]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4063);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning national parks (No. 411-4063);
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2013-06-05 [p.3306]
— by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 411-4067);...
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— by Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan), one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 411-4067);
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2013-06-05 [p.3306]
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning world peace (No. 411-4068);...
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— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning world peace (No. 411-4068);
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2013-06-05 [p.3306]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-4070)....
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— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-4070).
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2013-06-05 [p.3307]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of ...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:
Q-1317 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With regard to Bill C-11 from the 1st session of the 38th Parliament, “An Act to establish a procedure for the disclosure of wrongdoings in the public sector, including the protection of persons who disclose the wrongdoings”, what are the details of all codes of conduct that have been implemented, considered, modified, or withdrawn by the government under Chapter 46, clauses 5 through 7, of the bill since it received Royal Assent on November 25, 2005, and what is the current status of each code of conduct? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1317.
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2013-06-04 [p.3266]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westm...
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), Bill C-524, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (election advertising), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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2013-06-04 [p.3269]
The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the electio...
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The Speaker informed the House that the Clerk had received from the Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Ms. Rumbolt-Jones (Labrador).
Ms. Rumbolt-Jones (Labrador), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took her seat in the House.
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2013-06-03 [p.3247]
The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electo...
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The Speaker informed the House that a vacancy had occurred in the representation in the House of Commons, for the Electoral District of Bourassa, in the Province of Québec, by reason of the resignation of Mr. Denis Coderre, and that, pursuant to paragraph 25(1)(b) of the Parliament of Canada Act, he had addressed, on Monday, June 3, 2013, his warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill the vacancy.
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2013-06-03 [p.3257]
— by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), one concerning world peace (No. 411-4019);...
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— by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), one concerning world peace (No. 411-4019);
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2013-06-03 [p.3257]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-4024);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 411-4024);
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2013-05-31 [p.3239]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning Burma (No. 411-3998);...
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— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning Burma (No. 411-3998);
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2013-05-31 [p.3239]
— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), two concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 411-4002 and 411-4003);...
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— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), two concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 411-4002 and 411-4003);
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2013-05-31 [p.3240]
Q-1305 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to Bill C-10, in the year after it received royal assent: (a) broken dow...
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Q-1305 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to Bill C-10, in the year after it received royal assent: (a) broken down by offence, how many people have been charged for offences created by the bill; (b) broken down by offence, how many people have been convicted of offences created by the bill; (c) broken down by offence, what sentences have been issued to people convicted of offences created by the bill; (d) broken down by offence, how many people have been charged under the provisions of the bill; (e) broken down by offence, how many people have been convicted under the provisions of the bill; (f) broken down by offence, how many people have been sentenced under the provisions of the bill; (g) broken down by offence, what sentences have been issued to people sentenced under the provisions of the bill; (h) in how many of the cases in (d) was a constitutional argument raised by the offender (i) at trial, (ii) on appeal; (i) broken down by geographic jurisdiction and instance, how many cases in (d) are pending (i) at the trial level, (ii) on appeal; (j) how much money has the government spent on prosecutions under the provisions of the bill; (k) how much money has the government spent defending the constitutionality of the bill; (l) in what cases, if any, did the bill provide for punishment where none was provided for under previously-existing provisions of the Criminal Code; (m) broken down by offence and length of sentence, in what cases, if any, did an offender sentenced under the provisions of the bill receive a longer sentence than what was allowed for under previously-existing provisions of the Criminal Code; (n) in what ways has the bill made streets and communities safer; (o) in what ways, if any, has the government reviewed the effectiveness of the bill; (p) what were the results of any such reviews; (q) what reviews of the effectiveness of the bill, if any, are ongoing; (r) when will the results of any such reviews be made available to Parliament; (s) what factors has the government considered when evaluating the effectiveness of the bill; (t) by what standard does the government determine whether repeal of the bill for ineffectiveness is appropriate; (u) what is the prosecution rate for offences created by the bill; (v) what is the prosecution rate for offences with one or more sentencing provisions modified by the bill; (w) what was the prosecution rate for the offences in (v) prior to the coming-into-force of the bill; (x) what is the prosecution rate for offences otherwise modified by the bill; (y) what was the prosecution rate for offences in (x) prior to the coming-into-force of the bill; (z) what is the prosecution rate for all federal offences in Canada; (aa) what is the projected rate of recidivism for offenders convicted under the provisions of the bill; (bb) in what ways has the government worked with provinces and territories to inform prosecutors and police services of the provisions of the bill; (cc) broken down by province or territory, what funding has the government provided to provinces and territories to assist with the implementation of the bill; (dd) what studies, if any, have been undertaken of the impact of the bill on the number of inmates in (i) federal custody, (ii) provincial custody; (ee) what are the results of any such studies; (ff) what is the projected impact of the bill on the number of inmates in (i) federal custody, (ii) provincial custody; (gg) what evidence exists to suggest that the provisions in the bill have deterred criminal activity; (hh) broken down by province and territory, which specific communities, if any, have been made safer by the bill; (ii) in what ways have the communities in (hh) been made safer; (jj) what evidence exists to demonstrate that the communities in (hh) have been made safer; (kk) broken down by province and territory, which specific streets, if any, have been made safer by the bill; (ll) in what ways have the streets in (kk) been made safer; (mm) what evidence exists to demonstrate that the streets in (kk) have been made safer; (nn) which First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities, if any, have been made safer by the bill; (oo) in what ways have the communities in (nn) been made safer; (pp) what evidence exists to demonstrate that the communities in (nn) have been made safer; (qq) in what ways have people traditionally marginalized by the criminal justice system, such as women, aboriginal Canadians, and low-income Canadians, been made safer by the bill; and (rr) what evidence exists to demonstrate that the people in (qq) have been made safer? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1305.
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2013-05-31 [p.3241]
Q-1306 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to the crisis in Syria: (a) what criteria does the government use to det...
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Q-1306 — Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal) — With regard to the crisis in Syria: (a) what criteria does the government use to determine (i) whether to intervene, (ii) when to intervene, (iii) the nature and scope of any intervention; (b) who makes the determination in (a) and how; (c) what sources does the government rely upon in determining (a); (d) what legal obligations are considered with respect to (a) and in what ways does the Responsibility to Protect doctrine factor into decision making under (a); (e) in what ways has the government evaluated its obligations under the Responsibility to Protect doctrine with respect to Syria; (f) when were such evaluations done, by whom, and with what outcome; (g) have the criteria by which the government determines its official policy towards the crisis in Syria changed since 2012; (h) when the Minister of Foreign Affairs publicly expressed his support for an indictment of Bashar al-Assad by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2012, was this the position of the government and does it remain the position of the government that al-Assad ought to be indicted by the ICC; (j) with respect to Canada’s decision not to sign on to the request of 57 countries made in January, 2013, to ask the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the ICC, did Canada support this request; (k) with respect to (j), when, why, how, and by whom were the determinations made in this regard, and when was Canada approached to join in this endeavor and by what means; (l) what criteria were applied in determining whether to support this effort; (m) are there any specific policies or directives within the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade that guide decision-making with regard to Canadian intervention in situations of humanitarian crisis; (n) was the decision not to sign the Swiss-led letter asking the United Nations Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the ICC made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs; (o) were any other officials at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade involved in the decision-making process to determine whether to support the Swiss-led international request letter; (p) were any other cabinet officials involved in the decision-making process to determine whether to support the Swiss-led international request letter; (q) was the government made aware of this specific international initiative in advance of the official lodging of the request with the United Nations on January 14, 2013, and (i) if so, how was the government made aware of this initiative, (ii) when was the government made aware of this initiative; (r) did the decision-making process to determine whether to support the Swiss-led international request letter include (i) consultations with the Minister’s counterparts from any other countries, (ii) consultations with the Minister’s counterparts in any of the 56 countries that ultimately supported the Swiss-led initiative, (iii) consultations with any international or intergovernmental organizations; (s) did the government make submissions promoting a specific policy approach with regard to the Swiss-led initiative to (i) the governments of any other countries, (ii) the governments of any of the 50-plus countries that ultimately supported the Swiss-led initiative, (iii) any international or intergovernmental organizations; (t) what steps is the government taking to bring al-Assad before the ICC; (u) has Canada raised al-Assad’s conduct as an issue before the Security Council; (v) what legal remedies has the government invoked with respect to addressing the situation in Syria; (w) what legal remedies has the government invoked with respect to al-Assad in particular; and (x) does the government support an International Criminal Tribunal for Syria? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1306.
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2013-05-31 [p.3243]
Q-1307 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With regard to Canada's submission under the Convention on the Law of the Sea: (...
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Q-1307 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With regard to Canada's submission under the Convention on the Law of the Sea: (a) what is the precise extent that will be included in the claim and what scientific research supports that claim; (b) does the government anticipate that Canada's submission will overlap with claims of other nations, (i) if so, has Canada begun consultation with other nations with which its submission may overlap, (ii) which countries has Canada consulted, (iii) what were the dates of those consultations, (iv) what briefings were prepared for those consultations, (v) what briefings were prepared for the Minister responsible after the consultations; (c) which department is the lead agency on Canada’s submission and which other departments are involved; (d) who are the external researchers and institutions involved in Canada’s submission; (e) how much money has been allocated for Canada’s submission and how much of that money has been spent to date; and (f) regarding any Requests for Proposals for research in support of Canada’s submission, (i) what was the process, (ii) what are the milestones, (iii) what reporting has been done so far, (iv) what oversight is in place? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1307.
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2013-05-30 [p.3226]
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-3968);...
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— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-3968);
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2013-05-30 [p.3226]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-3988);...
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— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the mining industry (No. 411-3988);
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2013-05-30 [p.3231]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia ...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), — That Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights), be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
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2013-05-30 [p.3231]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the recorded division was deferr...
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The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
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2013-05-29 [p.3205]
Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on t...
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Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), seconded by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), — That, in the opinion of the House, the Last Post Fund is currently underfunded and excludes deserving veterans causing unnecessary stress and hardship to families of veterans, and that the House call on the government to do the following: (a) accept the recommendations of successive Veteran Ombudsmens’ calling for expanded and enhanced financial access to the Last Post Fund; (b) accept the advice from the Royal Canadian Legion made in the years 2008, 2010, and 2012 calling for expanded access and financial support for the Last Post Fund; (c) accept three year old advice from departmental officials to expand and enhance financial access to the Last Post Fund; (d) review the Last Post Fund’s current burial assistance cap of $3,600 with the goal to establish a standard consistent with burial assistance provided to current members of the Canadian Forces; (e) review the “means tested” standard applied to the Last Post Fund that currently excludes many veterans with the goal to improve and lower the qualification standard to access the Fund; and (f) provide stable long term funding to the Last Post Fund with consideration given to establish a financial escalator tied to the Consumer Price Index. (Private Members' Business M-422)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 700 -- Vote no 700) - View vote details.
YEAS: 125, NAYS: 151
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2013-05-29 [p.3215]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion ...
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Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That, in the opinion of this House, in relation to the enrollment and registration process for the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band, the government should commit: (a) to completing the enrollment and registration process for all applicants who applied on or before November 30, 2012 by agreeing to extend the 2007 Agreement for the Recognition of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band beyond March 21, 2013 until all such applications are processed; (b) to ensuring that the rules of eligibility for membership are followed by all government decision makers in any continuation of the enrollment process; (c) that all previous interpretations, precedents and rulings on matters affecting enrollment that were not specifically addressed within the 2007 Agreement but were established instead through the records of decisions made by the Enrollment Committee and the Appeals Master be made known to all participants in any future enrollment process and that the decision makers in any future enrollment process be instructed to guide their decisions in a manner consistent with such previous interpretations, precedents and rulings; (d) to the same standard of evidence as well as the same thresholds for the quantity and quality of information that was previously deemed acceptable by the Enrollment Committee, for the remaining 75,000 unprocessed applications to the Band; (e) that an independent Appeals Master will continue to be employed in any future enrollment process for the assessment of the remaining 75,000 applicants and that this person will be drawn from outside of government, from outside of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians and from outside of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band and that this Appeal Master will be vested with the same powers and authority and be drawn from the same legal and administrative background as the previous Appeals Master to ensure consistency with the rules and standards established under the previous enrollment process; (f) to maintaining all existing memberships, except in cases where fraud can be established that is material to the application; and (g) to ensuring that no eligible applicant who submitted an application in good faith prior to the November 30, 2012 deadline is disenfranchised from enrollment. (Private Members' Business M-432)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 705 -- Vote no 705) - View vote details.
YEAS: 124, NAYS: 152
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2013-05-29 [p.3218]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Sgro (York West), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. ...
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Sgro (York West), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), Bill C-513, An Act to promote and strengthen the Canadian retirement income system, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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2013-05-29 [p.3219]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by ...
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor), seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Eastern Shore), Bill C-516, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (artist’s resale right), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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2013-05-29 [p.3219]
— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-3937);...
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— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier), one concerning the National Capital Commission (No. 411-3937);
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2013-05-29 [p.3219]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of ...
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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-1277 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to the government’s answers to Order Paper questions in the current session of Parliament: (a) why did Transport Canada not provide the detailed response requested in Q-898 and Q-1131; (b) why did Infrastructure Canada not provide the detailed response requested in Q-654, Q-898 and Q-1131; and (c) why did the Economic Development Agency of Canada for Quebec Regions not provide the detailed response requested in Q-654, Q-898 and Q-1131? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1277.
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2013-05-29 [p.3220]
Q-1282 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With regard to all physical assets owned by the government, ...
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Q-1282 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With regard to all physical assets owned by the government, since 2006, what assets have been sold, broken down by (i) date sold, (ii) market value, (iii) sale price, (iv) purchaser, (v) initial purchase price, (vi) time planned for service, (vii) time actually in service, (viii) reason for sale? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1282.
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2013-05-29 [p.3220]
Q-1289 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With respect to any repayable portion of contributions made under the Econo...
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Q-1289 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With respect to any repayable portion of contributions made under the Economic Action Plan in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011: (a) what businesses received funding; (b) when did they receive the funding; (c) how much repayable funding did they receive; (d) how much of the repayable funding has been repaid as of March 27, 2013; and (e) how much of the repayable contribution is expected to never be repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1289.
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2013-05-29 [p.3220]
Q-1292 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, Nova Sc...
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Q-1292 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia: (a) how many employees are currently employed and how many were employed in the fiscal year 2010-2011; (b) what are the current base salaries for each individual employee and what were the base salaries for each individual employee in the fiscal year 2011-2012; (c) broken down by month, how many overtime hours and how much overtime pay did each employee receive from 2010-present; (d) broken down by month, how many hours of overtime were paid overall since 2010; (e) broken down by month, since 2010, how many days in a row does the average employee work before receiving two consecutive days off; and (f) how many days in a row does the average employee work before receiving one day off? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1292.
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2013-05-29 [p.3220]
Q-1300 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With respect to advertising paid for by the government, broken down by fiscal yea...
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Q-1300 — Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South) — With respect to advertising paid for by the government, broken down by fiscal year, for each fiscal year from fiscal year beginning April 1, 2006, up to and including the first half of fiscal year 2012: (a) how much was spent for each type of advertising, including, but not limited to (i) television, specifying the stations, (ii) radio, specifying the stations, (iii) print, i.e. newspapers and magazines, specifying the names of the publications, (iv) the internet, specifying the names of the websites, (v) billboards, specifying the total amount of billboards and the locations of the billboards, broken down by electoral district, (vi) bus shelters, specifying the locations, (vii) advertising in all other publically-accessible places; (b) for each individual purchase of advertising, who signed the contracts; (c) for every ad, who was involved in producing it; and (d) for every ad, what were the production costs, both direct and indirect, broken down per advertisement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1300.
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2013-05-28 [p.3194]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of ...
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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-1278 — Mr. Goodale (Wascana) — With regard to infrastructure in Labrador: (a) has the federal government at any time since January 1, 2009, received from the government of Newfoundland and Labrador any proposals, requests, or other documentation in support of funding for the following projects or proposals, namely (i) Nain Airport, (ii) Port Hope Simpson Airport, (iii) other airports or airstrips in Labrador, specifying which airports or airstrips, (iv) a new ferry or ferries for the Strait of Belle Isle ferry service, (v) a feasibility study concerning the construction of a highway from central to northern Labrador; (b) when did the federal government receive any proposals, requests or documentation referred to in (a); (c) which department or departments have received any proposals, requests or documentation referred to in (a); (d) what federal funding share is the provincial government seeking on the part of the federal government in respect of the projects or proposals enumerated in (a); and (e) what has been the response of the relevant federal government department to each of the projects or proposals enumerated in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1278.
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2013-05-27 [p.3179]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), seconded by Mr. Casey (Charlotte...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), seconded by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), — That, in the opinion of the House, the Last Post Fund is currently underfunded and excludes deserving veterans causing unnecessary stress and hardship to families of veterans, and that the House call on the government to do the following: (a) accept the recommendations of successive Veteran Ombudsmens’ calling for expanded and enhanced financial access to the Last Post Fund; (b) accept the advice from the Royal Canadian Legion made in the years 2008, 2010, and 2012 calling for expanded access and financial support for the Last Post Fund; (c) accept three year old advice from departmental officials to expand and enhance financial access to the Last Post Fund; (d) review the Last Post Fund’s current burial assistance cap of $3,600 with the goal to establish a standard consistent with burial assistance provided to current members of the Canadian Forces; (e) review the “means tested” standard applied to the Last Post Fund that currently excludes many veterans with the goal to improve and lower the qualification standard to access the Fund; and (f) provide stable long term funding to the Last Post Fund with consideration given to establish a financial escalator tied to the Consumer Price Index. (Private Members' Business M-422)
The debate continued.
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2013-05-27 [p.3184]
— by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3898);...
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— by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3898);
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2013-05-27 [p.3184]
— by Ms. Sgro (York West), one concerning multiculturalism (No. 411-3905);...
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— by Ms. Sgro (York West), one concerning multiculturalism (No. 411-3905);
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2013-05-24 [p.3176]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning bullying (No. 411-3886);...
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— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning bullying (No. 411-3886);
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2013-05-24 [p.3177]
— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-3891);...
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— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 411-3891);
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2013-05-24 [p.3177]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the electoral system (No. 411-3894);...
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— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the electoral system (No. 411-3894);
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2013-05-24 [p.3178]
The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International D...
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The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development of Bill C-474, An Act respecting the promotion of financial transparency, improved accountability and long-term economic sustainability through the public reporting of payments made by mining, oil and gas corporations to foreign governments.
Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
Debate arose thereon.
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2013-05-23 [p.3168]
— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3868);...
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— by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3868);
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2013-05-23 [p.3168]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the electoral system (No. 411-3869);...
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— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning the electoral system (No. 411-3869);
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2013-05-22 [p.3158]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of M...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), — That Bill C-463, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 689 -- Vote no 689) - View vote details.
YEAS: 31, NAYS: 232
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2013-05-22 [p.3159]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Win...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Byrne (Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), — That, in the opinion of this House, in relation to the enrollment and registration process for the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band, the government should commit: (a) to completing the enrollment and registration process for all applicants who applied on or before November 30, 2012 by agreeing to extend the 2007 Agreement for the Recognition of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band beyond March 21, 2013 until all such applications are processed; (b) to ensuring that the rules of eligibility for membership are followed by all government decision makers in any continuation of the enrollment process; (c) that all previous interpretations, precedents and rulings on matters affecting enrollment that were not specifically addressed within the 2007 Agreement but were established instead through the records of decisions made by the Enrollment Committee and the Appeals Master be made known to all participants in any future enrollment process and that the decision makers in any future enrollment process be instructed to guide their decisions in a manner consistent with such previous interpretations, precedents and rulings; (d) to the same standard of evidence as well as the same thresholds for the quantity and quality of information that was previously deemed acceptable by the Enrollment Committee, for the remaining 75,000 unprocessed applications to the Band; (e) that an independent Appeals Master will continue to be employed in any future enrollment process for the assessment of the remaining 75,000 applicants and that this person will be drawn from outside of government, from outside of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians and from outside of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band and that this Appeal Master will be vested with the same powers and authority and be drawn from the same legal and administrative background as the previous Appeals Master to ensure consistency with the rules and standards established under the previous enrollment process; (f) to maintaining all existing memberships, except in cases where fraud can be established that is material to the application; and (g) to ensuring that no eligible applicant who submitted an application in good faith prior to the November 30, 2012 deadline is disenfranchised from enrollment. (Private Members' Business M-432)
The debate continued.
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2013-05-21 [p.3141]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of ...
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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-1267 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — With regard to the Prime Minister’s Office, as of February 1, 2013, how many people did it employ and of those, (i) how many make a salary of $100 000 a year or more, (ii) how many make a salary of $50 000 a year or less? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1267.
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2013-05-21 [p.3141]
Q-1275 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to the participation of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBS...
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Q-1275 — Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis) — With regard to the participation of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the reality show Border Security: Canada’s Front Line: (a) what has been the total cost for the Agency’s participation in the reality show to date and what is the total cost of the production agreement between CBSA and Force Four Entertainment; (b) how many episodes did CBSA agree to and over what time period will the episodes be filmed; (c) what provisions are in place to ensure that CBSA officers and subjects are not exploited; (d) who reviewed and analyzed the show's proposal and what were their comments; (e) what is the examination and approval process for footage; (f) how are CBSA officers recruited for participation in the show; (g) how many officers have participated in the show and how many have refused to participate in the program and on what grounds; (h) how are subjects recruited for the show; (i) are subjects asked whether or not they would like to participate in the show or are they required to sign a consent form prior to being filmed; (j) are subjects given incentives to participate in the program, either monetary or otherwise, and if so what; (k) has the CBSA received any formal complaints with regards to the show and if so, what was the nature of said complaints and what was CBSA's response; (l) were any concerns raised within CBSA about its participation in the show, and if so, what was the nature of those concerns and from whom did they come; (m) what were the CBSA's stated reasons for participation in the show; (n) what are the established parameters for a case's inclusion in the program; (o) on what grounds will CBSA refuse inclusion of a case; (p) does CBSA have a veto over what footage is aired and, if so, has it been used and for what reasons; and (q) what measures are in place to ensure that the program does not violate the Privacy Act? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1275.
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2013-05-10 [p.3129]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), seconded by Ms. Bennett (...
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), seconded by Ms. Bennett (St. Paul's), Bill C-510, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (mischief), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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2013-05-10 [p.3130]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Ms. Leitch (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Deve...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Ms. Leitch (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and to the Minister of Labour) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-1260 — Mr. Simms (Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor) — With respect to requests made by the government to Library and Archives Canada (LAC): (a) since 2006, what information and services have been requested of LAC in any way, broken down by department or Crown corporation and (i) date of inquiry, (ii) date of response, (iii) purpose of inquiry, (iv) nature of response, (v) relevant programs at LAC used to provide response; (b) for services enumerated in (a) that have been provided by LAC and that are no longer available, what alternatives is the government using or considering to fulfill those needs in their absence, broken down by department or Crown corporation and (i) date of inquiry, (ii) date of response, (iii) purpose of inquiry, (iv) nature of response, (v) service supplier, (vi) total cost; (c) what internal correspondence discussing alternative solutions or service providers exists; and (d) what contracts have been put to tender or signed relating to these alternative solutions or service providers? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1260.
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2013-05-10 [p.3131]
Q-1263 — Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands) — With regard to the Transport Canada announcement on Tanker Safety Systems ...
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Q-1263 — Mr. Hsu (Kingston and the Islands) — With regard to the Transport Canada announcement on Tanker Safety Systems on March 18, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia: (a) what were the costs for the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, his staff and departmental staff to travel to the announcement, including air and ground transportation; (b) what were the costs for the Minister of Natural Resources, his staff and departmental staff to travel to the announcement, including air and ground transportation; and (c) which bases in British Columbia keep major oil spill response ships? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1263.
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2013-05-10 [p.3131]
Q-1264 — Mr. Andrews (Avalon) — With regard to air, highway, rail, or marine transportation in Labrador, for each fisca...
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Q-1264 — Mr. Andrews (Avalon) — With regard to air, highway, rail, or marine transportation in Labrador, for each fiscal year since 2000-2001, what are the details of all (i) direct expenditures, (ii) contributions to third parties, (iii) transfers to other orders of government, (iv) cost-sharing agreements with the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador, specifying the amount, source, purpose, and recipient of each such expenditure, contribution, transfer or agreement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1264.
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2013-05-10 [p.3131]
Q-1265 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — With regard to the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office : (a) what is the sourc...
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Q-1265 — Mr. Valeriote (Guelph) — With regard to the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office : (a) what is the source of its funding; (b) how much has it spent each year since 2008; (c) how much has it spent on communications each year since 2008; (d) how much has it spent on travel and hospitality each year since 2008; (e) how much has it spent on sponsorship of events each year since 2008; (f) how much has it spent on promotional materials each year since 2008; and (g) what is the annual salary of the Project Director? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1265.
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2013-05-10 [p.3131]
Q-1273 — Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — With respect to the Employment Insurance Stewardship Pilot (Pilot) and informa...
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Q-1273 — Mr. Cuzner (Cape Breton—Canso) — With respect to the Employment Insurance Stewardship Pilot (Pilot) and information on ineligible Employment Insurance (EI) payments referred to by the government in relation to the Pilot: (a) how many regular and self-employed EI claimants have been reviewed under this Pilot, broken down by geographic location and EI region; (b) how were each of the claimants in (a) selected for inclusion in the Pilot; (c) how many of the EI claimants were in receipt of Special Benefits, broken down by type of Special Benefit; (d) how many of the claims belonging to claimants identified in (a) were withheld or halted as a result of reviews conducted at phase one of the Pilot, broken down by region, namely (i) Newfoundland and Labrador, (ii) Nova Scotia, (iii) Prince Edward Island, (iv) New Brunswick, (v) Quebec, (vi) Ontario, (vii) Manitoba, (viii) Saskatchewan, (ix) Alberta, (x) British Colombia, (xi) Yukon, (xii) Northwest Territories, (xiii) Nunavut; (e) how many of the claims belonging to claimants identified in (a) were withheld or halted as a result of reviews conducted at phase two of the Pilot, broken down by region, namely (i) Newfoundland and Labrador, (ii) Nova Scotia, (iii) Prince Edward Island, (iv) New Brunswick, (v) Quebec, (vi) Ontario, (vii) Manitoba, (viii) Saskatchewan, (ix) Alberta, (x) British Colombia, (xi) Yukon, (xii) Northwest Territories, (xiii) Nunavut; (f) how many of the claims belonging to the claimants identified in (a) were withheld or halted as a result of reviews conducted at phase three of the Pilot, broken down by region, namely (i) Newfoundland and Labrador, (ii) Nova Scotia, (iii) Prince Edward Island, (iv) New Brunswick, (v) Quebec, (vi) Ontario, (vii) Manitoba, (viii) Saskatchewan, (ix) Alberta, (x) British Colombia, (xi) Yukon, (xii) Northwest Territories, (xiii) Nunavut; (g) how many of the claims belonging to the claimants identified in (a) were withheld or halted as a result of reviews conducted at phase four of the Pilot, broken down by region, namely (i) Newfoundland and Labrador, (ii) Nova Scotia, (iii) Prince Edward Island, (iv) New Brunswick, (v) Quebec, (vi) Ontario, (vii) Manitoba, (viii) Saskatchewan, (ix) Alberta, (x) British Colombia, (xi) Yukon, (xii) Northwest Territories, (xiii) Nunavut; (h) what techniques and tools are Integrity Service Officers allowed to use in client interviews conducted under this Pilot; (i) were any techniques and tools, other than those identified in existing ISB Policy and Procedures, authorized for use in this Pilot and, if so, what were those techniques and the rationale for their use; (j) how many Direction to Report notices were provided by Integrity Service Investigators under this Pilot, broken down by (i) the date each notice was served, (ii) the time between the serving of said notice and the date of the scheduled in-person interview with the claimant, (iii) the region each notice was served in; (k) how many Reports of Investigation were prepared and sent to the Processing and Payment Services Branch; (l) what were the results and findings of the StreetSweeper Review regarding the Pilot; (m) what documents, tools, manuals, instructions, presentations, and other materials were used to conduct orientation and training for all persons employed by the federal government who have or are currently taking part in the Employment Insurance Service Review (EISR) pilot; (n) did the EISR pilot Business Expertise Consultant receive any questions or observations from those working on the pilot and, if so, what were these questions and observations; (o) what are the details of (i) EISR Working Group meeting and conference call agendas and minutes, (ii) EISR Working Group project discussion and findings, including anomalies, problems encountered during the project, additional techniques and situations encountered, potential weaknesses in investigative tools, or any other factors of concern expressed regarding the Pilot; (p) in how many cases were unannounced home visits performed by investigators in the course of the Pilot; (q) what was the rationale for unannounced home visits; (r) in how many of the cases was fraud or wrongdoing suspected prior to unannounced home visits; (s) are unannounced home visits to EI recipients department policy when there is no suspicion of fraud or wrongdoing, (i) if so when did it take effect, (ii) if not, is it anticipated to become policy; (t) how many unannounced home visits were conducted by investigators to EI claimants who were not suspected of any fraud or wrongdoing in fiscal years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; (u) was a legal opinion sought prior to the implementation of the EI Stewardship Pilot regarding interview techniques with EI claimants who were not suspected of fraud or wrongdoing and, if so, what were the legal concerns and problem issues raised by the opinion; (v) under what legislative authority did investigators conduct unannounced home visits to EI claimants under no suspicion of fraud or wrongdoing; (w) was a legal opinion sought to determine by what authority investigators could conduct unannounced home visits to EI claimants under no suspicion of fraud or wrongdoing (i) if so, did the opinion present concerns, (ii) if so what were they; (x) on what other issues other than those raised in (u) and (w) did the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development seek a legal opinion on and why; (y) what was the cost of the EI Stewardship Pilot project; (z) what was the cost per home visit and the total cost for all home visits; (aa) what are the details of each type of ineligible EI payment that is tracked by the government; (bb) for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, what is the breakdown of ineligible EI payments by (i) number of cases, (ii) amount, (iii) EI economic region, (iv) province; (cc) in how many cases was the ineligible payment the result of a government error, (i) what is the dollar value of these types of errors for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; (dd) for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, what was the amount of (i) total EI benefits paid to EI claimants, (ii) original EI fraud loss, (iii) amount of EI fraud recovered to date, (iv) amount of EI fraud expected to be recovered in future years, (v) amount of EI fraud not expected to be recovered, (vi) amount of EI fraud recovered and expected to be recovered as a percentage of EI benefits paid and (vii) amount of EI fraud not expected to be recovered as a percentage of EI benefits paid; (ee) is the automation of EI processing leading to ineligible payments by incorrectly processing a claim and, if so, how many cases of this problem were found during fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and what was the dollar amount for each case; (ff) if the answer in (ee) is yes, what studies has the government undertaken to examine this, specifying the (i) name, (ii) date completed, (iii) document reference number; (gg) how does the EI system calculate Direct EI saving and Indirect EI saving for each type of ineligible EI payment; (hh) how many cases resulted in Direct EI saving and Indirect EI saving for each type of ineligible EI payment, broken down by fiscal year for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and what is the dollar value for each case; (ii) what was the ratio of Direct EI Savings to Indirect EI Savings for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 and what are the reasons for any variance in the ratio throughout this period; (jj) what was the indirect EI savings and the number of cases of EI claim disentitlements for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; (kk) of the claim disentitlements referred to in question (jj), in how many cases was the disentitlement (i) subsequently rescinded, (ii) rescinded within thirty days of the original disentitlement for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; (ll) what were the reasons for claim disentitlements referred to in question (kk) being subsequently rescinded; (mm) are the indirect EI savings that are calculated form a claim disentitlement subsequently reduced if the disentitlement is rescinded and if not, why not; and (nn) for claim disentitlements that were subsequently rescinded as referred to in question (kk), what was the expected indirect EI savings that was expected to not be realized as a result for fiscal years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1273.
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2013-05-09 [p.3120]
— by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3791);...
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— by Mr. McGuinty (Ottawa South), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3791);
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2013-05-09 [p.3120]
— by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3792);...
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— by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3792);
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2013-05-09 [p.3120]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), two concerning health care services (Nos. 411-3793 and 411-3794);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), two concerning health care services (Nos. 411-3793 and 411-3794);
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2013-05-09 [p.3126]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's), — That Bill C-463, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
The debate continued.
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2013-05-07 [p.3092]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister ...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1), because it:
(a) raises taxes on middle class Canadians in order to pay for the Conservatives' wasteful spending;
(b) fails to reverse the government's decision to raise tariffs on items such as baby carriages, bicycles, household water heaters, space heaters, school supplies, ovens, coffee makers, wigs for cancer patients, and blankets;
(c) raises taxes on small business owners by $2.3 billion over the next 5 years, directly hurting 750,000 Canadians and risking Canadian jobs;
(d) raises taxes on credit unions by $75 million per year, which is an attack on rural Canadians and Canada's rural economy;
(e) adds GST/HST to certain healthcare services, including medical work that victims of crime need to establish their case in court;
(f) fails to provide a youth employment strategy to help struggling young Canadians find work; and
(g) ignores the pressing requirements of Aboriginal peoples.”.
The debate continued.
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2013-05-07 [p.3098]
The question was put on the main motion and it was agreed to on the following division: (Division No. 675 -- Vote no 675...
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The question was put on the main motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 675 -- Vote no 675) - View vote details.
YEAS: 153, NAYS: 125
Accordingly, Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
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2013-05-07 [p.3100]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the pur...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the situation in Syria.
Mr. Rae (Toronto Centre), seconded by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.
Debate arose thereon.
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2013-05-06 [p.3083]
The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights)...
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The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prize fights), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.
Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.
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2013-05-06 [p.3083]
Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Loui...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel), seconded by Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
Debate arose thereon.
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2013-05-06 [p.3083]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister ...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1), because it:
(a) raises taxes on middle class Canadians in order to pay for the Conservatives' wasteful spending;
(b) fails to reverse the government's decision to raise tariffs on items such as baby carriages, bicycles, household water heaters, space heaters, school supplies, ovens, coffee makers, wigs for cancer patients, and blankets;
(c) raises taxes on small business owners by $2.3 billion over the next 5 years, directly hurting 750,000 Canadians and risking Canadian jobs;
(d) raises taxes on credit unions by $75 million per year, which is an attack on rural Canadians and Canada's rural economy;
(e) adds GST/HST to certain healthcare services, including medical work that victims of crime need to establish their case in court;
(f) fails to provide a youth employment strategy to help struggling young Canadians find work; and
(g) ignores the pressing requirements of Aboriginal peoples.”.
The debate continued.
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2013-05-06 [p.3085]
— by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3760);...
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— by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3760);
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2013-05-06 [p.3085]
— by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3763);...
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— by Mr. Eyking (Sydney—Victoria), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 411-3763);
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2013-05-06 [p.3088]
Q-1252 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to government communications since December 11, 2012: (a) for e...
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Q-1252 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to government communications since December 11, 2012: (a) for each press release containing the phrase “Harper government” issued by any government department, agency, office, Crown corporation, or other government body, what is the (i) headline or subject line, (ii) date, (iii) file or code-number, (iv) subject-matter; (b) for each such press release, was it distributed (i) on the web site of the issuing department, agency, office, Crown corporation, or other government body, (ii) on Marketwire, (iii) on Canada Newswire, (iv) on any other commercial wire or distribution service, specifying which service; and (c) for each press release distributed by a commercial wire or distribution service mentioned in (b)(ii) through (b)(iv), what was the cost of using the service? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1252.
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2013-05-06 [p.3088]
Q-1253 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to government expenditures on media monitoring, for every contr...
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Q-1253 — Mr. McCallum (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to government expenditures on media monitoring, for every contract entered into since April 1, 2011, what search terms were required to be monitored? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1253.
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2013-05-06 [p.3088]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Rae (Toronto Centre) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Rae (Toronto Centre) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the situation in Syria.
The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
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2013-05-03 [p.3075]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister ...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1), because it:
(a) raises taxes on middle class Canadians in order to pay for the Conservatives' wasteful spending;
(b) fails to reverse the government's decision to raise tariffs on items such as baby carriages, bicycles, household water heaters, space heaters, school supplies, ovens, coffee makers, wigs for cancer patients, and blankets;
(c) raises taxes on small business owners by $2.3 billion over the next 5 years, directly hurting 750,000 Canadians and risking Canadian jobs;
(d) raises taxes on credit unions by $75 million per year, which is an attack on rural Canadians and Canada's rural economy;
(e) adds GST/HST to certain healthcare services, including medical work that victims of crime need to establish their case in court;
(f) fails to provide a youth employment strategy to help struggling young Canadians find work; and
(g) ignores the pressing requirements of Aboriginal peoples.”.
The debate continued.
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2013-05-03 [p.3077]
— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), four concerning climate change (Nos. 411-3748 to 411-3751);...
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— by Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North), four concerning climate change (Nos. 411-3748 to 411-3751);
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2013-05-02 [p.3068]
— by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3734);...
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— by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 411-3734);
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2013-05-02 [p.3068]
— by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 411-3738)....
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— by Mr. Goodale (Wascana), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 411-3738).
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2013-05-02 [p.3068]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of ...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:
Q-1243 — Mr. MacAulay (Cardigan) — With regard to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, what is the location, nature, and cost of each Small Craft Harbours project which has been undertaken since January 1, 2005? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-411-1243.
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2013-05-02 [p.3070]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister ...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Flaherty (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. O'Connor (Minister of State), — That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Goodale (Wascana), seconded by Mr. Garneau (Westmount—Ville-Marie), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures (Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1), because it:
(a) raises taxes on middle class Canadians in order to pay for the Conservatives' wasteful spending;
(b) fails to reverse the government's decision to raise tariffs on items such as baby carriages, bicycles, household water heaters, space heaters, school supplies, ovens, coffee makers, wigs for cancer patients, and blankets;
(c) raises taxes on small business owners by $2.3 billion over the next 5 years, directly hurting 750,000 Canadians and risking Canadian jobs;
(d) raises taxes on credit unions by $75 million per year, which is an attack on rural Canadians and Canada's rural economy;
(e) adds GST/HST to certain healthcare services, including medical work that victims of crime need to establish their case in court;
(f) fails to provide a youth employment strategy to help struggling young Canadians find work; and
(g) ignores the pressing requirements of Aboriginal peoples.”.
The debate continued.
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2013-05-01 [p.3058]
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— by Mr. Valeriote (Guelph), one concerning genetic engineering (No. 411-3707);
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