June 18, 2015

CPC

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The Speaker

I have the honour, pursuant to section 48 of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, to lay upon the table the report of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. This report is deemed to have been permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
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CPC

Andrew Scheer

Conservative

The Speaker

I have the honour to lay upon the table the 2014-15 annual reports on the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act from the Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner.

These documents are deemed to have been permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Public Sector Integrity Commissioner
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CPC

Tom Lukiwski

Conservative

Mr. Tom Lukiwski (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's responses to six petitions.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Government Response to Petitions
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CPC

Christian Paradis

Conservative

Hon. Christian Paradis

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-74, An Act to implement the accord between the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec for the joint management of petroleum resources in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Canada-Quebec Gulf of St. Lawrence Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act
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CPC

Devinder Shory

Conservative

Mr. Devinder Shory (Calgary Northeast, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have a couple of reports to table today.

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to this House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association and the Canada-United Kingdom Inter-Parliamentary Association respecting its election observation mission to Exeter, Glasgow East, Watford, and Wirral West, United Kingdom, from May 2 to 10, 2015.

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I also have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the report of the Canadian delegation of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association regarding its participation at the workshop on parliamentary codes of conduct, held in Melbourne, Australia, from April 8 to 10, 2015.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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CPC

Cheryl Gallant

Conservative

Mrs. Cheryl Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House, in both official languages, the reports of: the Canadian delegation of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 60th annual session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, The Hague, Netherlands, November 21 to 24, 2014; the Parliamentary Transatlantic Forum in Washington, D.C., United States of America, December 8 to 9, 2014; the joint meeting of the defence and security, economics and security, and political committees and officers of the committee on the civil dimensions of security and the science and technology committee, in Brussels, Belgium, February 14 to 16, 2015; and the meeting of the standing committee in London, United Kingdom, March 20 to 21, 2015.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Interparliamentary Delegations
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CPC

Dean Allison

Conservative

Mr. Dean Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 12th report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development entitled “North America: Giving the Continent the Attention it Deserves”, and the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development entitled “Beyond Survival: Protecting and Empowering Children and Youth”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive report in response to both of these reports.

While I have the floor, I just want to mention on behalf of our committee the great, non-partisan work that the clerks and the researchers do. They work late as we get close to the end of the session here. I want to recognize Caroline Massicotte, Joann Garbig, Allison Goody, and Brian Hermon, for the outstanding work they have done all year in our committee. I want to wish them well as we move forward into next year.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Foreign Affairs and International Development
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NDP

David Christopherson

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Christopherson (Hamilton Centre, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 23rd report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts entitled, “Chapter 4, Access to Health Services for Remote First Nations Communities, of the Spring 2015 report of the Auditor General of Canada”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109 of the House of Commons, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

I also extend thanks to all the members of the committee, all the staff, and the Auditor General, who does an amazing job for us.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Public Accounts
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CPC

Leon Benoit

Conservative

Mr. Leon Benoit (Vegreville—Wainwright, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources entitled “The Transformation of Canada's Forest Sector”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to the report.

I want to thank all current members of the committee and past members for the great co-operation and hard work on this committee. Over the eight years I have chaired the committee, it has been a very well functioning committee, and I am certainly very appreciative of that. I also want to thank all of the staff, because they have done great work over the years.

I want to wish all of my colleagues in the House all the best in the years ahead.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Natural Resources
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NDP

Guy Caron

New Democratic Party

Mr. Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my colleagues, I have the honour to present the official opposition's supplementary opinion on the future of forestry. Over the course of 10 or 11 very full meetings, we heard some high-quality testimony that showed us how important the forestry industry is and shed light on the obstacles the industry will have to overcome to achieve greater success. Although the report does reflect the quality of the testimony, I have to say that we were disappointed in the committee's recommendations. The testimony is included in the report; that is why we supported it. However, in response to that testimony, we are pleased to present 39 official opposition recommendations about the future of forestry.

I will close by wishing the committee chair, the member for Vegreville—Wainwright, all the best because he will not be running again. The committee was run well and functioned very efficiently. I would like to thank him for his work and wish him good luck in his retirement.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Natural Resources
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CPC

James Rajotte

Conservative

Mr. James Rajotte (Edmonton—Leduc, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Finance, entitled “Terrorist Financing in Canada and Abroad: Needed Federal Actions”.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

As this is the last report I will present to this House, I want to thank all present and past members for their outstanding work and their collaboration with me in operating this committee since 2008.

I want to thank our analysts, Adriane Yong in this report, and especially Mark Mahabir, who has been with us the same amount of time and done an outstanding job. June Dewetering, whom many of us know in this House, has done just an outstanding job as well over the years.

I would also like to thank our clerk, Christine Lafrance.

She insisted I use my French here today. I want to thank her for her outstanding work as well.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Finance
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CPC

Royal Galipeau

Conservative

Mr. Royal Galipeau (Ottawa—Orléans, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs in relation to the study of a continuum of transition services.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.

I, too, would like to thank all the members of the committee for their thorough and non-partisan work. I particularly want to signal the work of the hon. members for Edmonton Centre and Guelph, who are not only leaving the committee but leaving this House. I want to thank them for their wisdom and for their passion for this issue.

I would also like to thank the hon. member for Sackville—Eastern Shore for the grace he has shown me in chairing the meetings.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Veterans Affairs
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Elizabeth May

Green

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

, seconded by Mr. Rathgeber, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-699, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (scientific research).

She said: Mr. Speaker, it is a real honour. I want to thank my colleague from Edmonton—St. Albert for seconding the bill.

This is a bill that deals with an issue that has been very much of concern to Canadians, that scientific research conducted within the Government of Canada has not been as accessible as it used to be.

The act to amend the Access to Information Act for scientific research, the short title of which will be the public access to science act, references that access and the pursuit of scientific knowledge and information is a pillar of a healthy democracy, that public policy, as developed within this house and throughout the Government of Canada must rest on evidence, and that evidence comes through scientific research.

The effect of the bill would be very straightforward. With the passage of the bill, all publicly funded science in Canada must be made public, must be made public expeditiously, and must be accessible to all Canadians.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Public Access to Science Act
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NDP

Christine Moore

New Democratic Party

Ms. Christine Moore (Abitibi—Témiscamingue, NDP)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-700, An Act to Establish National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day.

Mr. Speaker, every year, thousands of families are affected by perinatal bereavement. This kind of loss is considered one of the hardest things anyone could ever go through in their adult life, and it can cause physical and psychological suffering for the parents and the extended family. These parents often isolate themselves, since it is such a difficult experience to go through.

I therefore ask my fellow parliamentarians to recognize the importance of raising awareness about perinatal bereavement. That is why I want October 15 to be declared national perinatal bereavement awareness day.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   National Perinatal Bereavement Awareness Day Act
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CPC

Joe Preston

Conservative

Mr. Joe Preston (Elgin—Middlesex—London, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 39th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House on Thursday, June 11, be concurred in.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

(Motion agreed to)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Procedure and House Affairs
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Elizabeth May

Green

Ms. Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands, GP)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today and hope for unanimous consent to table only those portions of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report that have been fully translated into both official languages. This includes calls to action and the testimony of survivors.

We have had the important work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission accepted at Rideau Hall by the Governor General; and in this place seven years ago, the Prime Minister made a really significant and historically meaningful apology for the residential school legacy.

It is an important move, as we close this Parliament, to accept those portions of the report that have been fully translated so that the matter of truth and reconciliation is taken up in the House of Commons, accepting the documents, though not necessarily endorsing the recommendations.

I ask for unanimous consent.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
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NDP

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

The Deputy Speaker

Does the member have unanimous consent?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
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June 18, 2015