June 19, 2015

CPC

Bob Dechert

Conservative

Mr. Bob Dechert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, as this is my last opportunity to speak near the end of the session, I would like to wish you, the staff and all of my colleagues on both sides of the House a happy Canada Day and a wonderful summer.

I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the 2013-14 Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime annual report and government response.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
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CPC

Colin Carrie

Conservative

Mr. Colin Carrie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), and on behalf of the Government of Canada, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the amended Waskesiu community plan, Prince Albert National Park of Canada, and the amended Wasagaming community plan, Riding Mountain National Park of Canada.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Parks Canada
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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 response to 21 petitions.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Government Response to Petitions
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CPC

Tim Uppal

Conservative

Hon. Tim Uppal

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Oath of Citizenship Act
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LIB

Irwin Cotler

Liberal

Hon. Irwin Cotler (Mount Royal, Lib.)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-701, An Act to establish the Office of the Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill to establish the office of the commissioner for children and young persons. This legislation is inspired by a bill previously introduced by the member for Westmount—Ville-Marie. I thank him for the excellent work he has done to promote the well-being of children and youth in Canada and around the world.

Indeed, the true measure of a nation's standing is how well it cares for its children. Especially after the recent report by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into the experiences of the survivors of Indian residential schools, we understand now more than ever the dire consequences of failing children.

Accordingly, a children's commissioner would advocate for children and examine law and policy with a view to ensuring children's rights and welfare, including their health, their education and simply their sense of being loved.

The legislation is inspired as well by my daughter, who when she was a child herself told me, “Daddy, if you want to know what the real test of human rights is, always ask yourself, at any time, in any situation, in any part of the world: Is what is happening good for children? That's the real test of human rights.”

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act
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NDP

Robert Aubin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Robert Aubin

Mr. Speaker, although time is running out, there have been discussions among the parties, and I believe that you will find unanimous consent for the following motion: That in the opinion of the House, the government must adopt a contingency plan to help and support pyrrhotite victims, which includes: (a) increased quality standards for aggregates used in concrete; (b) the rapid implementation of a tax deduction for pyrrhotite testing; and (c) the implementation of a fund to advance the amounts granted to victims by the courts during the court proceedings.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

Is there unanimous consent?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act
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Some hon. members

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Commissioner for Children and Young Persons in Canada Act
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CPC

Peter Van Loan

Conservative

Hon. Peter Van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties and I do believe you will find unanimous consent for the following motion:

That, not withstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House,

(a) Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed;

(b) Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act, shall be deemed to have been read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed;

(c) when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 21, 2015, provided that, for the purposes of any Standing Order, it shall be deemed to have been adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28; and

(d) when, at any time the House stands adjourned until, and including, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, a Standing Committee has ready a report, that report shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House upon being deposited with the Clerk.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business of the House
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

Does the government House leader have unanimous support to propose the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business of the House
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?

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business of the House
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

Members have heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business of the House
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?

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business of the House
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

(Motion agreed to)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Business of the House
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(Bill C-64. On the Order: Government Orders:) June 19, 2015--Bill C-64, An Act to amend the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act (Bill read the second time, referred to a committee of the whole, considered in committee of the whole, reported without amendment, concurred in at report stage and read the third time and passed) (Bill C-72. On the Order: Government Orders:) June 19, 2015--Bill C-72, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (Bill read the second time, referred to a committee of the whole, considered in committee of the whole, reported without amendment, concurred in at report stage and read the third time and passed)


CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

The hon. member for Mount Royal is rising on a point of order.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act
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LIB

Irwin Cotler

Liberal

Hon. Irwin Cotler

Mr. Speaker, this Parliament has admirably adopted a number of religious and cultural heritage months. Therefore, there have been consultations among the parties and I trust that there will be consent for the following motion: That the House recognize the month of November as Jewish heritage month in recognition of the important contributions of Jewish Canadians to the settlement, development and growth of Canada; the cultural diversity of the Canadian Jewish community; the present significance of the Canadian Jewish community to this country; and the importance of creating opportunities for Canadians to learn more about each other in order to foster greater awareness, cohesion and mutual respect.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act
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CPC

Barry Devolin

Conservative

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Barry Devolin)

Does the member have unanimous support to propose the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act
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?

Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act
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LIB

Scott Simms

Liberal

Mr. Scott Simms

Mr. Speaker, with your permission, if we could revert to introduction of private members' bills, I have two bills that I would like to introduce.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Qausuittuq National Park of Canada Act
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June 19, 2015