June 20, 2017

LIB

Jody Wilson-Raybould

Liberal

Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters.

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table at this time, in both official languages, a charter statement with respect to Bill C-59, an act respecting national security matters.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   National Security
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LIB

Larry Bagnell

Liberal

Hon. Larry Bagnell (Yukon, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 35th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, entitled “A Third Interim Report in Response to the Chief Electoral Officer’s Recommendations for Legislative Reforms Following the 42nd General Election”.

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

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

Wayne Easter

Liberal

Hon. Wayne Easter (Malpeque, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 18th report of the Standing Committee on Finance, entitled “Canada's Federal Regional Development Agencies Supporting Businesses, Sectors, Individuals and Communities: A Summary of the Testimony”.

I want to add that this will be the last report for the two analysts, Dylan Gowans and Florian Richard, because they are leaving the Library of Parliament to go back to university. I want to thank them for their tremendous efforts over the last year, and their chief, June Dewetering, for working so hard with them as well.

This is a report without recommendations. It is a summary of what the regional development agencies had to say.

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

Angelo Iacono

Liberal

Mr. Angelo Iacono (Alfred-Pellan, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 14th report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, entitled “Aviation Safety in Canada”.

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

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Transport, Infrastructure and Communities
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LIB

Rob Oliphant

Liberal

Mr. Robert Oliphant (Don Valley West, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 13th report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security concerning Bill S-231, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources).

If you would allow me, I would like to thank the members of my committee for the herculean task of doing this in just 10 days, as well as the member for Louis-Saint-Laurent for sponsoring it in the House.

I would also like to thank the following people for the herculean task of getting this bill done in nine days: the clerk, Jean-Marie David; the legislative clerk, Philippe Méla; the analysts of the committee, Tanya Dupuis and Dominique Valiquet; and my staff person, Jake Eidinger.

The committee has studied the bill and has decided to report the bill back to the House with amendment.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
Sub-subtopic:   Public Safety and National Security
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CPC

Blake Richards

Conservative

Mr. Blake Richards (Banff—Airdrie, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Conservative members of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs disagreed with some portions of the third interim report that was presented earlier this morning. We are offering supplemental dissenting conclusions, for example on the foreign financing provisions, with further recommendations that we are encouraging to ensure fair, effective, and transparent regulation and enforcement of third party electoral activities and finances, as an example.

I am tabling our dissenting opinions in both official languages, and call upon the Minister of Democratic Institutions to take action on our supplementary report.

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

Bardish Chagger

Liberal

Hon. Bardish Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.)

moved:

That pursuant to Standing Order 111.1, the House approve the appointment of Charles Robert as the Clerk of the House of Commons.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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LIB

Geoff Regan

Liberal

The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

No.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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LIB

Geoff Regan

Liberal

The Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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Some hon. members

Yea.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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LIB

Geoff Regan

Liberal

The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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Some hon. members

Nay.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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LIB

Geoff Regan

Liberal

The Speaker

In my opinion the nays have it.

And five or more members having risen:

Call in the members.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Clerk of the House of Commons
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(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:) Vote #338


LIB
LIB

Michel Picard

Liberal

Mr. Michel Picard (Montarville, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I am proud to represent the riding of Montarville, whose citizens signed this petition in both official languages in support of women and girls in the world's poorest countries who need education.

It is a combined effort of two non-profit, non-partisan organizations that want to campaign in one action. The first raises public awareness and educates policy-makers about the importance of smart and effective policies and programs that are saving the lives of millions of people living in the world's poorest countries. The second engages in grassroots and direct advocacy with policy-makers and key influencers in support of such policies and programs.

Access to good education for girls improves health and economic outcomes for women, their children, and their households and reduces the spread of violence. By presenting this petition, I hope to motivate all my colleagues to do likewise. Together, we are one.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Education of Girls
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Anne Minh-Thu Quach

NDP

Ms. Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry—Suroît, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present today. The first has to do with the infamous Kathryn Spirit, which has been languishing in Lake Saint-Louis at Beauharnois since 2011. The petitioners are calling on the federal government to ensure that the shipwreck is dismantled in a safe manner that meets all environmental standards.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Kathryn Spirit
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Anne Minh-Thu Quach

NDP

Ms. Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry—Suroît, NDP)

The second petition I wish to present has been signed by more than 200 people and relates to the regulation of marine activities and recreational boating, which falls under federal jurisdiction. The legislative and regulatory framework focuses on safety and minimizing interference to navigation, but disregards environmental factors such as waterways and shoreline degradation, quality of life, social conflicts between different groups of users, noise control, and public safety, for example. Local governments do not have the authority or the means to effectively address those situations. The petitioners therefore call on the federal government to delegate certain regulatory powers to local municipalities and to streamline and facilitate the process to allow municipalities to apply for boating restrictions on certain waterways.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Marine Activity and Recreational Boating
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Anne Minh-Thu Quach

NDP

Ms. Anne Minh-Thu Quach (Salaberry—Suroît, NDP)

The third and final petition I am presenting has to do with local food and calls on the Government of Canada to develop a pan-Canadian strategy for local food. It also calls on the Department of Public Works and Government Services to adopt a policy for purchasing locally grown food to support our farmers all across Canada, who together provide one out of every eight jobs. Given that there are 48,000 federal facilities, there could be 48,000 cafeterias. If the government were to make an effort and lead by example, we could support our farmers immensely.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
Sub-subtopic:   Local Food
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June 20, 2017