This session began on June 2nd, 2011 and ended on September 13th, 2013.

June

  • #760 Passed C-54 That, in relation to Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #759 Passed That the debate be now adjourned.
  • #758 Passed C-49 That Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #757 Failed C-49 That Bill C-49 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #756 Passed C-49 That, in relation to Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and five hours shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the report stage and at the expiry of the five hours provided for the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stages of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #755 Passed S-16 That, in relation to Bill S-16, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in contraband tobacco), not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #754 Passed C-56 That, in relation to Bill C-56, An Act to amend the Copyright Act and the Trade-marks Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #753 Passed S-10 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
  • #752 Passed C-266 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #751 Failed C-476 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #750 Failed C-480 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #749 Passed S-10 That, in relation to Bill S-10, An Act to implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and that at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #748 Passed S-2 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #747 Failed S-2 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “the House decline to give third reading to Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, because it: ( a) is primarily a Bill about the division of property on reserve but the Standing Committee on the Status of Women did not focus on this primary purpose during its deliberations; ( b) fails to implement the ministerial representative recommendation for a collaborative approach to development and implementing legislation; ( c) does not recognize First Nations jurisdiction or provide the resources necessary to implement this law; ( d) fails to provide alternative dispute resolution mechanisms at the community level; ( e) does not provide access to justice, especially in remote communities; ( f) does not deal with the need for non-legislative measures to reduce violence against Aboriginal women; ( g) makes provincial court judges responsible for adjudicating land codes for which they have had no training or experience in dealing with; and ( h) does not address underlying issues, such as access to housing and economic security that underlie the problems on-reserve in dividing matrimonial property.”.
  • #746 Passed S-6 That, in relation to Bill S-6, An Act respecting the election and term of office of chiefs and councillors of certain First Nations and the composition of council of those First Nations, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #745 Passed S-17 That, in relation to Bill S-17, An Act to implement conventions, protocols, agreements and a supplementary convention, concluded between Canada and Namibia, Serbia, Poland, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Switzerland, for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and that at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #744 Passed C-60 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #743 Failed C-60 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, because it: “( a) weakens Canadians' confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes the democratic process by amending 49 different pieces of legislation, many of which are not related to budgetary measures; ( b) raises taxes on Canadians by introducing tax hikes on credit unions and small businesses; ( c) gives the Treasury Board sweeping powers to interfere in collective bargaining and impose employment conditions on non-union employees; ( d) amends the Investment Canada Act to triple review thresholds and dramatically reduces the number of foreign takeovers subject to review; ( e) proposes an inadequate Band-Aid fix for the flawed approach to labour market opinions in the temporary foreign worker program; ( f) proposes to increase fees for visitor visas for friends and family coming to visit Canada; and ( g) fails to provide substantive measures to create good Canadian jobs and stimulate meaningful long-term growth and recovery.”.
  • #742 Passed S-8 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #741 Passed S-15 That, in relation to Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act and the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act and to make consequential amendments to the Canada Shipping Act, 2001, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #740 Passed S-8 That, in relation to Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #739 Passed C-64 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #738 Passed C-64 That Bill C-64, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #737 Passed C-64 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #736 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, be concurred in.
  • #735 Passed C-63 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #734 Passed C-63 That Bill C-63, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #733 Passed C-63 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #732 Passed That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, except any vote disposed of earlier today and less the amounts voted in Interim Supply, be concurred in.
  • #731 Passed That Vote 1, in the amount of $58,169,816, under PARLIAMENT — The Senate — Program expenditures, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, be concurred in.
  • #730 Failed That all funding should cease to be provided to the Senate beginning on July 1, 2013.
  • #729 Passed C-478 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #728 Passed S-209 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #727 Passed C-419 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #726 Passed S-8 That Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
  • #725 Passed C-60 That Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #724 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 228.
  • #723 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 225.
  • #722 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 213.
  • #721 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 200.
  • #720 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 170.
  • #719 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 162.
  • #718 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 136.
  • #717 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 133.
  • #716 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 125.
  • #715 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 112.
  • #714 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 104.
  • #713 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 12.
  • #712 Failed C-60 That Bill C-60 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #711 Passed S-2 That, in relation to Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #710 Passed C-51 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #709 Passed C-60 That, in relation to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.

May

  • #708 Passed C-52 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #707 Passed C-51 That, in relation to Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #706 Passed C-52 That, in relation to Bill C-52, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act (administration, air and railway transportation and arbitration), not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #705 Failed 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.
  • #704 Passed C-49 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
  • #703 Failed C-49 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-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, because it: ( a) represents the government’s interference in Canadian history and its attacks on research and the federal institutions that preserve and promote history such as Library and Archives Canada and Parks Canada; ( b) transforms the mission of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the most popular museum in Canada, to give a secondary role to temporary exhibitions on world cultures when it is precisely these exhibitions that make it a major tourist attraction, an economic force and a job creator for the national capital region; ( c) removes research and collection development from the mission of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, when the Museum is an internationally renowned centre of research; ( d) puts forward a monolithic approach to history that could potentially exclude the experiences of women, francophones, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and marginalized groups; ( e) was developed in absolute secrecy and without substantial consultations with experts, First Nations, Inuit and Métis, Canadians and key regional actors; ( f) attacks a winning formula at the expense of Canadian taxpayers; and ( g) does not propose any measure to enhance the Museum’s independence and thereby opens the door to potential interference by the minister and the government in determining the content of Museum exhibitions when this should be left to experts.”.
  • #702 Passed C-48 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #701 Passed C-458 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #700 Failed 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.
  • #699 Passed C-49 That, in relation to Bill C-49, An Act to amend the Museums Act in order to establish the Canadian Museum of History and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #698 Passed C-54 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #697 Passed C-54 That, in relation to Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (mental disorder), not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #696 Passed C-48 That, in relation to Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act and related legislation, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and That, at the expiry of the five hours provided for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #695 Passed S-2 That Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #694 Failed That this House do now adjourn.
  • #693 Passed C-51 That Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Witness Protection Program Act and to make a consequential amendment to another Act, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #692 Failed That this House do now adjourn.
  • #691 Passed That, notwithstanding any Standing or Special Order or usual practice of the House, commencing upon the adoption of this Order and concluding on Friday, June 21, 2013: ( a) the ordinary hour of daily adjournment shall be 12 midnight, except on Fridays; ( b) when a recorded division is demanded, in relation to a proceeding which has been interrupted pursuant to the provisions of an order made under Standing Order 78(3) or pursuant to Standing Orders 61(2) or 66(2), (i) before 2 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of oral questions at that day's sitting, or (ii) after 2 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or at any time on a Friday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of oral questions at the next sitting day that is not a Friday; ( c) when a recorded division, which would have ordinarily been deemed deferred to immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business on a Wednesday, is demanded, the said division is deemed to have been deferred until the conclusion of oral questions on the same Wednesday; ( d) when a recorded division is to be held, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of oral questions or to the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, the bells to call in the Members shall be sounded for not more than thirty minutes; and ( e) when a motion for the concurrence in a report from a standing, standing joint or special committee is moved, the debate shall be deemed to have been adjourned upon the conclusion of the period for questions and comments following the speech of the mover of the motion, provided that the debate shall be resumed in the manner ordinarily prescribed by Standing Order 66(2).
  • #690 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “Fridays” and substituting the following: “( b) when oral questions are to be taken up pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), they shall last for a period of 90 minutes.”.
  • #689 Failed C-463 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
  • #688 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, anaphylaxis is a serious concern for an increasing number of Canadians and the government should take the appropriate measures necessary to ensure these Canadians are able to maintain a high quality of life.
  • #687 Passed That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 17, the debate not be further adjourned.
  • #686 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #685 Passed That the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, be concurred in.
  • #684 Passed S-9 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #683 Failed That, in light of $3.1 billion of missing funds outlined in Chapter Eight of the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada, an order of the House do issue for the following documents from 2001 to the present, allowing for redaction based on national security: ( a) all Public Security and Anti-Terrorism annual reports submitted to the Treasury Board Secretariat; (b) all Treasury Board submissions made as part of the Initiative; (c) all departmental evaluations of the Initiative; (d) the Treasury Board corporate database established to monitor funding; that these records be provided to the House in both official languages by June 17, 2013; that the Speaker make arrangements for these records to be made available online; and that the Auditor-General be given all necessary resources to perform an in-depth forensic audit until the missing $3.1 billion is found and accounted for.
  • #682 Failed That the motion be amended by adding the following: “and that in order to avoid losing funds in the future, the House request that the government take all actions necessary to transition to program activity based appropriations according to the timeline provided to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates in response to their seventh report, tabled on June 20, 2012.”.
  • #681 Passed S-213 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
  • #680 Failed C-460 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
  • #679 Passed S-8 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
  • #678 Passed S-8 That this question be now put.
  • #677 Passed S-8 That, in relation to Bill S-8, An Act respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nation lands, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #676 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #675 Passed C-60 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #674 Failed C-60 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.”.
  • #673 Passed C-60 That, in relation to Bill C-60, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures, not more than four further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the fourth day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #672 Passed C-394 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #671 Passed C-15 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

April

  • #670 Failed That this House: ( a) agree with many Canadians and the International Energy Agency that there is grave concern with the impacts of a 2 degree rise in global average temperatures; (b) condemn the lack of effective action by successive federal governments since 1998 to address emissions and meet our Kyoto commitments; and (c) call on the government to immediately table its federal climate change adaptation plan.
  • #669 Failed That Standing Order 31 be amended by adding the following: “(1) The Speaker shall recognize Members in alphabetical order by Party. For the purposes of this Standing Order, all Members who do not belong to a recognized party shall be grouped together. (2) When a Member is unable to present his or her statement on the date required by Standing Order 31(1), he or she may indicate in writing to the Speaker at least one hour prior to the beginning of Statements by Members, the name of the Member with whom he or she will exchange position.”.
  • #668 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) continue to recognize as part of Canadian foreign policy that (i) everyone has the right to freedom of religion and conscience, including the freedom to change religion or belief, and the freedom to manifest religion or belief in teaching, worship, practice and observance, (ii) all acts of violence against religious groups should be condemned, (iii) Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights be supported, (iv) the special value of official statements made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs denouncing violations of religious freedom around the world be promoted, (v) Canada's commitment to the creation of an Office of Religious Freedom should be used to help protect religious minorities and promote the pluralism that is essential to the development of free and democratic societies; and (b) support (i) the opposition to laws that use "defamation of religion" and "blasphemy" both within states and internationally to persecute members of religious minorities, (ii) reporting by Canadian missions abroad in responding to incidents of religious violence, (iii) coordinated efforts to protect and promote religious freedom, (iv) the maintaining of a regular dialogue with relevant governments to ensure that the issue of religious persecution is a priority, (v) the encouragement of Canadian embassies to seek contact with religious communities and human rights organizations on gathering information related to human rights abuses, (vi) the training and support of foreign affairs officials for the advocacy of global religious freedom.
  • #667 Passed C-394 That Bill C-394, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the National Defence Act (criminal organization recruitment), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #666 Passed S-7 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #665 Failed That this House call on the government to: ( a) abandon its confrontational approach to First Nations, Métis and Inuit in favour of a nation-to-nation dialogue; (b) make treaty implementation, as well as the settlement and implementation of land claims, a priority, including in Labrador; and (c) begin negotiations in good faith with NunatuKavut Community Council on their comprehensive land claim that has been without a response since 1991.
  • #664 Passed Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 21, 2013 and other measures.
  • #663 Failed That, in the opinion of this House, the government should inform the Government of the People's Republic of China, that it will not ratify the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement.
  • #662 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, a government loan guarantee to the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project is: ( a) an important part of a clean energy agenda; (b) an economically viable project that will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic growth; (c) regionally significant for the Atlantic region, which will benefit from a stable and sustainable electricity source for decades to come; and (d) environmentally-friendly, with substantial greenhouse gas emission reductions through the displacement of power from coal-fired and oil electricity sources.
  • #661 Passed That the motion be amended by: ( a) replacing the words “government loan guarantee to the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project is: (a) an important part of a clean energy agenda; (b) an economically viable project that will create thousands of jobs and billions in economic growth; (c) regionally significant” with the words “loan guarantee provided by the federal government for the Lower Churchill hydroelectric projects—consisting of the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generation facility, the Labrador Transmission Assets, the Labrador-Island Link, and the Maritime Link—will be an important and valuable step in advancing Canada’s clean energy agenda, as it will support an economically viable, regional energy project that will (a) provide economic benefits”; (b) replacing the words “and (d) environmentally-friendly,” with the words “(b) create environmentally-friendly electricity,”; and (c) adding after the words “oil electricity sources” the words “; and (c) create thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic growth”.
  • #660 Passed S-2 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.
  • #659 Passed S-2 That this question be now put.
  • #658 Passed S-2 That, in relation to Bill S-2, An Act respecting family homes situated on First Nation reserves and matrimonial interests or rights in or to structures and lands situated on those reserves, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #657 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #656 Failed That this House condemn the tax hikes introduced by the government in Budget 2013 on hospital parking, bicycles, baby strollers, coffee makers, iPods and other goods and services, which break the promise the government made to Canadians during the last election.
  • #655 Failed That the House recognize that the use of temporary foreign workers to replace Canadian workers in jobs Canadians are qualified and able to do is an abuse of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program, and that it is the government's responsibility to ensure that this program is not abused in a way which threatens the wellbeing of Canadian workers and the Canadian economy; that a special committee be appointed, with a mandate to conduct hearings on this critical issue, to hear from Canadians affected by this practice, and to propose solutions to strengthen the rules around the Temporary Foreign Worker Program to prevent abuse; that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada, subject to the usual authorization from the House; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than April 26, 2013; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to the House no later than June 19, 2013.

March

  • #654 Passed C-273 That the 19th Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights(recommendation not to proceed further with Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cyberbullying)), presented on Thursday, February 28 2013, be concurred in.
  • #653 Passed C-461 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.
  • #652 Failed C-380 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
  • #651 Failed C-459 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
  • #650 Failed C-464 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #649 Passed That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government.
  • #648 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House not approve the budgetary policy of this government as it: ( a) cuts billions of dollars in infrastructure funding that will cost tens of thousands of jobs in communities across the country; ( b) continues with devastating cuts to healthcare, pensions and Employment Insurance; ( c) provides no new funding for skills training, dictating a federal takeover of responsibility for skill training programs; ( d) pushes forward with cuts to vital environmental programs such as the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy; ( e) fails to address record levels of household debt; ( f) provides no new tax credit for youth job creation; ( g) does nothing to encourage private business to invest the nearly $600 billion in so-called “dead money” currently on their books; ( h) fails to close the 30% funding gap for students in First Nations communities; ( i) forces First Nations communities to impose workfare programs for youth living on reserves; ( j) takes over $2.3 billion out of the pockets of small businesses through changes to the dividend tax credit, without offsetting measures to mitigate this significant tax increase; ( k) cuts support for innovation by eliminating support for labour sponsored venture capital funds; (l) hobbles the competitiveness of credit unions and thus reduces competition for big banks; and ( m) looks to empty the pockets of Canadians by applying GST/HST to hospital parking.”.
  • #647 Failed That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “hospital parking” the following: ( n) imposes three more job killing employment insurance tax hikes by 2016 taking an additional $4 billion out of the pockets of Canadians; ( o) does not provide a dedicated waste water infrastructure fund to help municipalities meet the new federal waste water regulations; ( p) fails to bring the provinces together to create a supplemental voluntary Canada Pension Plan; ( q) downloads new costs onto the provinces and territories to pay for job training; ( r) provides no new funding for critical water and wastewater needs in First Nations communities; ( s) fails to provide a comprehensive approach to addressing mental health needs of Canadians; ( t) fails to expand the scope of the Last Post Fund to include post-Korean War Veterans; ( u) fails to restore funding to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for search and rescue; ( v) fails to find the funding to keep open the Experimental Lakes Area, the world renowned freshwater research facility; ( w) fails to restore funding to the Interim Federal Health Program for refugee health care; ( x) did not renew the critical Extended Employment Insurance Benefits Pilot Project; and ( y) commits even more funding to wasteful partisan advertising.
  • #646 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should study the possibility of establishing, in cooperation with the provinces and territories, one or more financial support programs, inspired by the one proposed by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, that would bring up to standard the septic systems of homes not connected to a sanitation system, in an effort to ensure urban/rural balance, lake protection, water quality and public health.
  • #645 Passed C-279 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #644 Passed C-279 That Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity and gender expression), {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
  • #643 Passed C-279 That Bill C-279, in Clause 1, be amended by adding after line 21 on page 1 the following: “(2) In this section, “gender identity” means, in respect of an individual, the individual’s deeply felt internal and individual experience of gender, which may or may not correspond with the sex that the individual was assigned at birth.”
  • #642 Passed C-279 That Bill C-279 be amended by replacing the long title on page 1 with the following: “An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (gender identity)”
  • #641 Passed C-55 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #640 Passed C-59 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #639 Passed C-59 That Bill C-59, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2014, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #638 Passed C-59 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #637 Passed That this House do concur in Interim Supply as follows: That a sum not exceeding $26,392,186,039.19 being composed of: (1) three twelfths ($13,193,391,186.50) of the total of the amounts of the items set forth in the Proposed Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014 which were laid upon the Table on Monday, February 25, 2013, except for those items below: (2) eleven twelfths of the total of the amount of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Vote 15 and Treasury Board Vote 5 (Schedule 1.1), of the said Estimates, $781,131,083.33; (3) nine twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian Grain Commission Vote 30 and Canadian International Trade Tribunal Vote 25 (Schedule 1.2), of the said Estimates, $22,681,822.50; (4) eight twelfths of the total of the amount of Justice Vote 1 (Schedule 1.3), of the said Estimates, $157,323,812.00; (5) seven twelfths of the total of the amount of Canada Council for the Arts Vote 10, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Vote 20, Industry Vote 10 and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Vote 20 (Schedule 1.4), of the said Estimates, $490,885,330.84; (6) six twelfths of the total of the amount of Agriculture and Agri-Food Vote 10, Canadian Polar Commission Vote 25, Natural Resources Vote 5, House of Commons Vote 5, Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Vote 60 and The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited Vote 45 (Schedule 1.5), of the said Estimates, $274,540,197.00; (7) five twelfths of the total of the amount of Agriculture and Agri-Food Vote 1, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vote 15, National Arts Centre Corporation Vote 65, National Battlefields Commission Vote 70, Finance Vote 5, Public Health Agency of Canada Vote 55, Human Resources and Skills Development Vote 5, Office of the Co-ordinator, Status of Women Vote 25, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Vote 10, Registry of the Specific Claims Tribunal Vote 35, Statistics Canada Vote 105, Library of Parliament Vote 10 and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission Vote 65 (Schedule 1.6), of the said Estimates, $4,282,262,941.68; (8) four twelfths of the total of the amount of Public Service Commission Vote 95, Citizenship and Immigration Vote 5, Health Vote 10, Public Health Agency of Canada Vote 45, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Vote 1, Industry Votes 1 and 5, Canadian Space Agency Votes 30 and 35, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Vote 80, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Vote 95, National Defence Vote 1, Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Vote 15, Public Works and Government Services Vote 1, Marine Atlantic Inc. Vote 30 and VIA Rail Canada Inc. Vote 60 (Schedule 1.7), of the said Estimates, $7,189,969,665.34; be granted to Her Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
  • #636 Passed C-58 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #635 Passed C-58 That Bill C-58, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #634 Passed C-58 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #633 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in..
  • #632 Failed That Vote 1c, in the amount of $1, under CANADA REVENUE AGENCY — Canada Revenue Agency — Operating expenditures and contributions, in the Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #631 Failed That, in the opinion of the House: ( a) public science, basic research and the free and open exchange of scientific information are essential to evidence-based policy-making; (b) federal government scientists must be enabled to discuss openly their findings with their colleagues and the public; and (c) the federal government should maintain support for its basic scientific capacity across Canada, including immediately extending funding, until a new operator is found, to the world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area Research Facility to pursue its unique research program.
  • #630 Passed C-48 That, in relation to Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, the First Nations Goods and Services Tax Act and related legislation, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #629 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #628 Passed C-462 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #627 Passed C-452 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #626 Failed C-457 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.
  • #625 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government of Canada, in consultation with the provinces and territories, should take immediate steps towards abolishing the unelected and unaccountable Senate of Canada.
  • #624 Passed C-42 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #623 Passed C-42 That, in relation to Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the Bill; and that,15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #622 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

February

  • #621 Passed C-419 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
  • #620 Passed C-425 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
  • #619 Failed C-400 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #618 Failed That this House call on the government to commit in Budget 2013 to a long-term, predictable and accountable federal infrastructure plan in partnership with other levels of government, as recommended by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, in order to: ( a) improve Canada's lagging productivity; (b) shorten commute times; and (c) fix Canada's crumbling infrastructure.
  • #617 Passed That the House recognize that a disproportionate number of Indigenous women and girls have suffered violence, gone missing, or been murdered over the past three decades; and that the government has a responsibility to provide justice for the victims, healing for the families, and to work with partners to put an end to the violence; and that a special committee be appointed, with the mandate to conduct hearings on the critical matter of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada, and to propose solutions to address the root causes of violence against Indigenous women across the country; that the committee consist of twelve members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair is from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders, as well as the power to travel, accompanied by the necessary staff, inside and outside of Canada, subject to the usual authorization from the House; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than March 28, 2013; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to the House no later than February 14, 2014.
  • #616 Passed C-383 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #615 Failed That this House: ( a) reaffirm the essential role of the Parliamentary Budget Officer in providing independent analysis to Parliamentarians on the state of the nation's finances, trends in the Canadian economy, and the estimates process; and (b) call on the government to: (i) extend the mandate of current Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page until his replacement is named; and (ii) support legislation to make the Parliamentary Budget Officer a full, independent officer of Parliament.
  • #614 Passed C-51 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
  • #613 Failed That the House call on the government to reverse devastating changes it has made to Employment Insurance which restrict access and benefits, depress wages, push vulnerable Canadians into poverty and download costs to the provinces; and reinstate the Extra Five Weeks pilot project to avoid the impending “black hole” of financial insecurity facing workers in seasonal industries and the regional economies they support.
  • #612 Passed C-43 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #611 Passed That the House, recognizing the broad-based demand for action, call on the government to make the improvement of economic outcomes of First Nations, Inuit and Métis a central focus of Budget 2013, and to commit to action on treaty implementation and full and meaningful consultation on legislation that affects the rights of Aboriginal Canadians, as required by domestic and international law.

January

  • #610 Passed That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, be concurred in.
  • #609 Passed C-43 That Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #608 Failed C-43 That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 32.
  • #607 Failed C-43 That Bill C-43, in Clause 13, be amended by replacing line 21 on page 4 with the following: “interests, based on a balance of probabilities;”
  • #606 Failed C-43 That Bill C-43, in Clause 9, be amended by replacing lines 12 to 15 on page 3 with the following: “— other than under section 34, 35 or 37 with respect to an adult foreign national — or who does not meet the requirements of this Act, and may, on request of a foreign national outside Canada — other than an adult foreign national”
  • #605 Failed C-43 That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 5.
  • #604 Failed C-43 That Bill C-43, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing, in the English version, line 20 on page 2 with the following: “may not seek to enter or remain in Canada as a”
  • #603 Failed C-43 That Bill C-43 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #602 Passed C-43 That, in relation to Bill C-43, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage and one sitting day shall be allotted to the third reading stage of the said Bill; and fifteen minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government business on the day allotted to the consideration of report stage and of the day allotted to the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #601 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

December

  • #600 Passed C-377 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #599 Passed C-377 That Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations), be concurred in at report stage with further amendments.
  • #598 Passed C-377 That Bill C-377, in Clause 1, be amended by : (a) replacing lines 1 to 7 on page 2 with the following: “(2) Every labour organization and every labour trust shall, by way of electronic filing (as defined in subsection 150.1(1)) and within six months from the end of each fiscal period, file with the Minister an information return for the year, in prescribed form and containing prescribed information. (3) The information return referred to” (b) replacing lines 26 to 31 on page 2 with the following: “assets — with all transactions and all disbursements, the cumulative value of which in respect of a particular payer or payee for the period is greater than $5,000, shown as separate entries along with the name of the payer and payee and setting out for each of those transactions and disbursements its purpose and description and the specific amount that has been paid or received, or that is to be paid or received, and including” (c) replacing lines 33 to 35 on page 2 with the following: “(ii) a statement of loans exceeding $250 receivable from officers, employees, members or businesses,” (d) replacing line 4 on page 3 with the following: “to officers, directors and trustees, to employees with compensation over $100,000 and to persons in positions of authority who would reasonably be expected to have, in the ordinary course, access to material information about the business, operations, assets or revenue of the labour organization or labour trust, including” (e) replacing lines 11 to 14 on page 3 with the following: “consideration provided, (vii.1) a statement with a reasonable estimate of the percentage of time dedicated by persons referred to in subparagraph (vii) to each of political activities, lobbying activities and other non-labour relations activities, (viii) a statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements to” (f) replacing lines 22 to 25 on page 3 with the following: “provided, “(viii.1) a statement with a reasonable estimate of the percentage of time dedicated by persons referred to in subparagraph (viii) to each of political activities, lobbying activities and other non-labour relations activities, (ix) a statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements on” (g) replacing lines 33 to 40 on page 3 with the following: “(xiii) a statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements on administration, (xiv) a statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements on general overhead, (xv) a statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements on organizing activities, (xvi) statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements on collective bargaining activities,” (h) replacing lines 1 and 2 on page 4 with the following: “(xix) a statement with the aggregate amount of disbursements on legal activities, excluding information protected by solicitor-client privilege, (xix.1) a statement of disbursements (other than disbursements included in a statement referred to in any of subparagraphs (iv), (vii), (viii) and (ix) to (xix)) on all activities other than those that are primarily carried on for members of the labour organization or labour trust, excluding information protected by solicitor-client privilege, and” (i) replacing lines 4 to 13 on page 4 with the following: “( c) a statement for the fiscal period listing the sales of investments and fixed assets to, and the purchases of investments and fixed assets from, non-arm’s length parties, including for each property a description of the property and its cost, book value and sale price; ( d) a statement for the fiscal period listing all other transactions with non-arm’s length parties; and ( e) in the case of a labour organization or” (j) replacing line 29 on page 4 with the following: “contained in the information return” (k) replacing lines 33 to 35 on page 4 with the following: “Internet site in a searchable format. (5) For greater certainty, a disbursement referred to in any of subparagraphs (3)( b)(viii) to (xx) includes a disbursement made through a third party or contractor. (6) Subsection (2) does not apply to ( a) a labour-sponsored venture capital corporation; and ( b) a labour trust the activities and operations of which are limited exclusively to the administration, management or investments of a deferred profit sharing plan, an employee life and health trust, a group sickness or accident insurance plan, a group term life insurance policy, a private health services plan, a registered pension plan or a supplementary unemployment benefit plan. (7) Subsection (3) does not require the reporting of ( a) information, regarding disbursements and transactions of, or the value of investments held by, a labour trust (other than a trust described in paragraph (6)(b)), that is limited exclusively to the direct expenditures or transactions by the labour trust in respect of a plan, trust or policy described in paragraph (6)(b); ( b) the address of a person in respect of whom paragraph (3)(b) applies; or ( c) the name of a payer or payee in respect of a statement referred to in any of subparagraphs (3)(b)(i), (v), (ix), (xiii) to (xvi) and (xix).”
  • #597 Failed C-377 That Bill C-377, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 20 on page 1 with the following: “labour organization is a signatory and also includes activities associated with advice, commentary or advocacy provided by an employer organization in respect of labour relations activities, collective bargaining, employment standards, occupational health and safety, the regulation of trades, apprenticeship, the organization of work or any other workplace matter.”
  • #596 Failed C-429 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.
  • #595 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should further the success of its 2006 Blue Sky Policy, which has resulted in great progress in increasing the freedom of movement of people and goods, and should: ( a) seek additional opportunities to create jobs in various sectors of the economy and enhance trade and tourism; (b) work with important stakeholders to support the Blue Sky Policy; (c) recognize that increased competition benefits Canadian consumers; and (d) seek more air service agreements to serve Canada's consumer, commerce, trade and investment interests.
  • #594 Passed C-37 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #593 Passed C-15 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence.
  • #592 Passed C-15 That this question be now put.
  • #591 Passed C-42 That Bill C-42, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #590 Failed C-42 That Bill C-42 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #589 Passed C-50 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #588 Passed C-50 That Bill C-50, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #587 Passed C-50 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #586 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, except any vote disposed of earlier today, be concurred in..
  • #585 Passed That Vote 1b, in the amount of $1, under CANADIAN HERITAGE — Department — Operating expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #584 Passed That Vote 1b, in the amount of $1, under NATURAL RESOURCES — Department — Operating expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #583 Passed That Vote 5b, in the amount of $25,025,637, under FISHERIES AND OCEANS — Department — Capital expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #582 Passed That Vote 1b, in the amount of $22,460,861, under HUMAN RESOURCES AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT — Department — Operating expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #581 Passed That Vote 1b, in the amount of $2,574,327, under PRIVY COUNCIL — Department — Program expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #580 Passed That this House agrees with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, that is asking the government, with respect to the Investment Canada Act, to: ( a) clarify the net benefit test; (b) include parameters concerning reciprocity; (c) improve the transparency of decisions; and (d) set specific criteria for state-owned companies to meet regarding net benefit requirements for foreign company takeover bids in order to protect the Canadian economy from potential foreign government interference.
  • #579 Failed That the motion be amended by adding after the word “interference” the following: “and calls on the government to hold full and public consultations on the proposed guidelines announced by the Prime Minister on December 7, 2012, and on previously promised changes to the Investment Canada Act”.
  • #578 Passed That the Honourable Member for Ajax—Pickering be now heard.
  • #577 Passed That the debate be now adjourned.
  • #576 Failed C-420 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #575 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the Indian Act is the embodiment of failed colonial and paternalistic policies which have denied First Nations their rights, fair share in resources; fostered mistrust and created systemic barriers to the self-determination and success of First Nations, and that elimination of these barriers requires the government to initiate a formal process of direct engagement with First Nations within three months of passage of this motion, on a nation-to-nation basis, which focuses on replacing the Indian Act with new agreements based on: ( a) the constitutional, treaty, and inherent rights of all First Nations; (b) the historical and fiduciary responsibilities of the Crown to First Nations; (c) the standards established in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including the principle of free, prior, and informed consent; (d) respect, recognition, reconciliation and support for First Nations; (e) partnership and mutual accountability between the Crown and First Nations; and (f) stability and safety of First Nations; and that this process be completed within two years before reporting with a series of concrete deliverables for the government to act upon.
  • #574 Passed That the 15th Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider C-273, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cyberbullying))(Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-158).
  • #573 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) implement, in the year following the adoption of this motion, an industrial restructuring plan towards sustainable economic sectors for all communities in which a portion of the economy still depends on asbestos mining; (b) hold, in the six months following the adoption of this motion, a public consultation that shall (i) establish measures to be included in the industrial restructuring plan to ensure the creation of alternative employment for workers presently employed in the asbestos sector, (ii) include all organizations concerned and groups of regions still mining asbestos and who ask to participate; (c) publish, in the year following the adoption of this motion, a comprehensive list of public and quasi-public buildings under federal jurisdiction that contain asbestos and take the appropriate measures to ensure the health and integrity of the people working in these buildings; (d) support the inclusion of chrysotile on the Rotterdam Convention list of dangerous substances; and (e) stop financially supporting the asbestos industry within six months following the adoption of this motion.
  • #572 Passed C-428 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
  • #571 Passed C-45 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #570 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, because it: ( a) weakens Canadians’ confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes democratic process by concentrating changes to over 60 pieces of legislation in one omnibus 400 page bill under the guise of a budgetary bill; ( b) continues to roll back Canadian environmental protection measures by gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act and further weakens the Fisheries and Canadian Environmental Assessment Acts; ( c) fails to provide substantive measures to create good Canadian jobs and stimulate meaningful long-term growth and recovery; ( d) reduces much needed job-creating tax credits for Scientific Research and Experimental Development; and ( e) creates a two-tiered workforce in the public sector that discriminates against new hires.“.
  • #569 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #568 Passed C-45 That Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #567 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Schedule 1.
  • #566 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 515.
  • #565 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 464.
  • #564 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 437, be amended by deleting lines 25 to 34 on page 341.
  • #563 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 433.
  • #562 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 425.
  • #561 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 411.
  • #560 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 369, be amended by replacing lines 37 and 38 on page 313 with the following: “terminal elevator shall submit grain received into the elevator for an official weighing, in a manner authorized by the”
  • #559 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 362, be amended by replacing line 16 on page 310 with the following: “provide a security, in the form of a bond, for the purpose of”
  • #558 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 358, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 309 with the following: “reinspection of the grain, to the grain appeal tribunal for the Division or the chief grain”
  • #557 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 351.
  • #556 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 317, be amended by adding after line 22 on page 277 the following: “(7) Section 2 of the Act is renumbered as subsection 2(1) and is amended by adding the following: (2) For the purposes of this Act, when considering if a decision is in the public interest, the Minister shall take into account, as primary consideration, whether it would protect the public right of navigation, including the exercise, safeguard and promotion of that right.”
  • #555 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 316.
  • #554 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 315.
  • #553 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 313, be amended by deleting lines 15 to 24 on page 274.
  • #552 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 308, be amended by replacing line 29 on page 272 with the following: “national in respect of whom there is reason to believe that he or she poses a specific and credible security threat must, before entering Canada, apply”
  • #551 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 308.
  • #550 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 307.
  • #549 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 302, be amended by replacing lines 4 to 8 on page 271 with the following: “9. (1) Except in instances where a province is pursuing any of the legitimate objectives referred to in Article 404 of the Agreement, namely public security and safety, public order, protection of human, animal or plant life or health, protection of the environment, consumer protection, protection of the health, safety and well-being of workers, and affirmative action programs for disadvantaged groups, the Governor in Council may, by order, for the purpose of suspending benefits of equivalent effect or imposing retaliatory measures of equivalent effect in respect of a province under Article 1709 of the Agreement, do any”
  • #548 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 279, be amended (a) by replacing line 3 on page 265 with the following: “47. (1) The Minister may, following public consultation, designate any” (b) by replacing lines 8 to 15 on page 265 with the following: “specified in this Act, exercise the powers and perform the”
  • #547 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 274, be amended by adding after line 38 on page 262 the following: “(3) The council shall, within four months after the end of each year, submit to the Minister a report on the activities of the council during that year. (4) The Minister shall cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament within 15 sitting days after the day on which the Minister receives it. (5) The Minister shall send a copy of the report to the lieutenant governor of each province immediately after a copy of the report is last laid before either House. (6) For the purpose of this section, “sitting day” means a day on which either House of Parliament sits.”
  • #546 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 269.
  • #545 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 266, be amended by adding after line 6 on page 260 the following: “12.2 Within six months after the day on which regulations made under subsection 12.1(8) come into force, the impact of section 12.1 and those regulations on privacy rights must be assessed and reported to each House of Parliament.”
  • #544 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 266, be amended by adding after line 6 on page 260 the following: “(9) For greater certainty, any prescribed information given to the Agency in relation to any persons on board or expected to be on board a conveyance shall be subject to the Privacy Act.”
  • #543 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 264.
  • #542 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 233.
  • #541 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 223, be amended by deleting lines 16 to 26 on page 239.
  • #540 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 219.
  • #539 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 206.
  • #538 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 179, be amended by adding after line 17 on page 208 the following: “(3) The exemption set out in subsection (1) applies if the person who proposes the construction of the bridge, parkway or any related work establishes, in relation to any work, undertaking or activity for the purpose of that construction, that the construction will not present a risk of net negative environmental impact.”
  • #537 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 179, be amended by adding after line 7 on page 208 the following: “(3) The exemptions set out in subsection (1) apply if the person who proposes the construction of the bridge, parkway or any related work establishes, in relation to any work, undertaking or activity for the purpose of the construction of the bridge, parkway or any related work, that the work, undertaking or activity ( a) will not impede navigation; ( b) will not cause destruction of fish or harmful alteration, disruption or destruction of fish habitat within the meaning of the Fisheries Act; and ( c) will not jeopardize the survival or recovery of a species listed in the Species at Risk Act.
  • #536 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 179.
  • #535 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 175, be amended by replacing lines 23 to 27 on page 204 with the following: “or any of its members in accordance with any treaty or land claims agreement or, consistent with inherent Aboriginal right, harvested by an Aboriginal organization or any of its members for traditional uses, including for food, social or ceremonial purposes;”
  • #534 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 173.
  • #533 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 166.
  • #532 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 156.
  • #531 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 99.
  • #530 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 27, be amended by replacing line 22 on page 38 to line 11 on page 39 with the following: “scribed offshore region, and that is acquired after March 28, 2012, 10%.”
  • #529 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 27, be amended by deleting line 14 on page 38 to line 11 on page 39.
  • #528 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 27, be amended by replacing line 17 on page 35 with the following: “( a.1) 19% of the amount by which the”
  • #527 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 3.
  • #526 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 62, be amended by replacing line 26 on page 134 with the following: “( b) 65% multiplied by the proportion that”
  • #525 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 9, be amended by replacing line 3 on page 15 with the following: “before 2020, or”
  • #524 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45, in Clause 9, be amended by deleting lines 12 and 13 on page 14.
  • #523 Failed C-45 That Bill C-45 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #522 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #521 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #520 Passed C-45 That, in relation to Bill C-45, a second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage and one sitting day shall be allotted to the third reading stage of the said Bill; and at the expiry of the time provided for the consideration at report stage and at fifteen minutes before the expiry of the time provided for government business on the day allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.

November

  • #519 Passed C-370 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #518 Failed C-399 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #517 Passed S-209 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #516 Passed C-383 That Bill C-383, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act and the International River Improvements Act, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #515 Failed C-398 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
  • #514 Passed C-27 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #513 Passed C-27 That Bill C-27, An Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #512 Failed C-27 That Bill C-27 be amended by deleting Clause 13.
  • #511 Failed C-27 That Bill C-27 be amended by deleting Clause 11.
  • #510 Failed C-27 That Bill C-27 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #509 Passed That the Honourable Member for Halifax West be now heard.
  • #508 Failed That the Honourable Member for Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel be now heard.
  • #507 Failed That the Honourable Member for Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor be now heard.
  • #506 Failed That the debate be now adjourned.
  • #505 Passed C-27 That, in relation to Bill C-27, An Act to enhance the financial accountability and transparency of First Nations, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #504 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #503 Failed That, given that bullying is a serious problem affecting Canadian communities, a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to develop a National Bullying Prevention Strategy to: ( a) study the prevalence and impact of different types of bullying, including physical, verbal, indirect and cyber bullying; (b) identify and adopt a range of evidence-based anti-bullying best practices; (c) promote and disseminate anti-bullying information to Canadian families through a variety of mediums; (d) provide support for organizations that work with young people to promote positive and safe environments; (e) focus on prevention rather than criminalization; and that the committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that in addition to the Chair, there be one Vice-Chair from each of the opposition parties; that the committee have all of the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Whip of each party depositing with the Clerk of the House a list of his or her party’s members of the committee no later than five sitting days following the adoption of this motion; that the quorum of the special committee be seven members for any proceedings, provided that at least a member of the opposition and of the government party be present; that membership substitutions be permitted to be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2); and that the committee report its recommendations to this House within one year of the adoption of this motion.
  • #502 Passed That the House hereby affirm its support for the following measures to support Canada's firefighters which, in the opinion of the House, the government should act upon promptly: ( a) the creation of a national Public Safety Officer Compensation Benefit in the amount of $300,000, indexed annually, to help address the financial security of the families of firefighters and other public safety officers who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty; (b) the recognition of firefighters, in their vital role as “first responders”, as an integral part of Canada’s “critical infrastructure”, and as “health care workers” under the Canada Influenza Pandemic Plan, entitled to priority access to vaccines and other drugs in cases of pandemics and other public health emergencies; (c) the specification of firefighter safety as an objective of the National Building Code of Canada; and (d) a review of the National Building Code of Canada, in conjunction with the International Association of Firefighters, to identify the most urgent safety issues impacting firefighters and the best means to address them.
  • #501 Passed C-370 That Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act (St. Lawrence Islands National Park of Canada), {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
  • #500 Failed C-424 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #499 Failed That this House do now adjourn.
  • #498 Failed That the Honourable Member for Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert be now heard.
  • #497 Passed S-11 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #496 Passed C-44 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #495 Failed C-427 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #494 Passed That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, be not now concurred in, but that it be referred back to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates for further consideration.
  • #493 Passed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, be not now concurred in, but that it be referred back to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates for further consideration.”.
  • #492 Passed C-24 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #491 Passed C-36 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #490 Passed C-24 That, in relation to Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and That,15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the second day allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

October

  • #489 Passed C-309 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #488 Passed C-350 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #487 Passed C-217 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #486 Passed C-45 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #485 Passed C-45 That, in relation to Bill C-45, A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, not more than four further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the fourth day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #484 Passed S-7 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
  • #483 Passed S-11 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
  • #482 Failed That, in light of the current contaminated meat scandal at XL Foods, and considering that the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food has not learned the lesson from the 2008 listeriosis scandal that cost twenty-two Canadians their lives, this House call on the government to restore Canadians’ confidence in Canada's food safety system by: ( a) removing the current minister from office and assigning the food safety portfolio to a minister who can restore public trust; (b) reversing budget cuts and halting the de-regulation of Canada’s food safety system; (c) directing the Auditor General to conduct an immediate assessment of food safety procedures and resources and report his findings to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
  • #481 Passed C-299 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #480 Passed C-299 That Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (kidnapping of young person), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #479 Failed C-299 That Bill C-299, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 14 on page 1 with the following: “paragraph, other than a parent who has been deprived of all parental rights in respect of the person referred to in that paragraph pursuant to a court order, to a minimum punishment of”
  • #478 Failed C-299 That Bill C-299, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing lines 11 to 15 on page 1 with the following: “who commits the offence is (i) a parent, guardian or person having the lawful care or charge of the person referred to in paragraph (1)( a), (b) or (c), or (ii) a person who, in the opinion of the court, occupies a position in relation to the person referred to in paragraph (1)( a), (b) or (c) that is substantially similar to the position occupied by a person referred to in subparagraph (i), to a minimum punishment of imprisonment for a term of five years; and”
  • #477 Passed Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.
  • #476 Passed C-37 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #475 Passed C-37 That this question be now put.
  • #474 Passed C-43 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
  • #473 Failed That the House agree with the comments of the Right Honourable Member for Calgary Southwest on March 25, 1994, when he criticized omnibus legislation, suggesting that the subject matter of such bills is so diverse that a single vote on the content would put Members in conflict with their own principles and dividing the bill into several components would allow Members to represent views of their constituents on each of the different components in the bill; and that the House instruct the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to study what reasonable limits should be placed on the consideration of omnibus legislation and that the Committee report back its findings, including specific recommendations for legislative measures or changes to the Standing Orders, no later than December 10, 2012.
  • #472 Passed C-383 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
  • #471 Passed C-321 That Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Canada Post Corporation Act (library materials), be concurred in at report stage.
  • #470 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government: ( a) should not make a decision on the proposed takeover of Nexen by CNOOC without conducting thorough public consultations; (b) should immediately undertake transparent and accessible public hearings into the issue of foreign ownership in the Canadian energy sector with particular reference to the impact of state-owned enterprises; and (c) must respect its 2010 promise to clarify in legislation the concept of "net benefit" within the Investment Canada Act.
  • #469 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the new Working While on Claim pilot project is: ( a) not benefiting the vast majority of EI recipients who are able to find employment; (b) creating a disincentive to take part-time work; and (c) leaving low income Canadians worse off than before; and that the House call on the government to take steps to fix Working While on Claim immediately.
  • #468 Passed C-21 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #467 Passed C-44 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

September

  • #466 Failed That a special committee of the House be appointed and directed to review the declaration in Subsection 223(1) of the Criminal Code which states that a child becomes a human being only at the moment of complete birth and to answer the questions hereinafter set forth; that the membership of the special committee consist of 12 members which shall include seven members from the government party, four members from the Official Opposition and one member from the Liberal Party, provided that the Chair shall be from the government party; that the members to serve on the said committee be appointed by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and the membership report of the special committee be presented to the House no later than 20 sitting days after the adoption of this motion; that substitutions to the membership of the special committee be allowed, if required, in the manner provided by Standing Order 114(2); that the special committee have all the powers of a Standing Committee as provided in the Standing Orders; and that the special committee present its final report to the House of Commons within 10 months after the adoption of this motion with answers to the following questions, (i) what medical evidence exists to demonstrate that a child is or is not a human being before the moment of complete birth, (ii) is the preponderance of medical evidence consistent with the declaration in Subsection 223(1) that a child is only a human being at the moment of complete birth, (iii) what are the legal impact and consequences of Subsection 223(1) on the fundamental human rights of a child before the moment of complete birth, (iv) what are the options available to Parliament in the exercise of its legislative authority in accordance with the Constitution and decisions of the Supreme Court to affirm, amend, or replace Subsection 223(1).
  • #465 Passed C-293 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #464 Passed C-350 That Bill C-350, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing line 6 on page 2 with the following: “result of an order for maintenance, alimony or family financial support”
  • #463 Failed That this House acknowledge that the Canadian economy is facing unprecedented risk and uncertainty; recognize that many regions and industries across Canada have already suffered significant job losses in recent years; urge all levels of government to work together to build a balanced, 21st century Canadian economy; and insist that Canada's Prime Minister meet with his counterparts in Halifax this November at the National Economic Summit being held by the Council of the Federation.
  • #462 Failed That the House call on the government to take several simple and immediate actions to reduce the growing income inequality in Canada including: ( a) a roll back of its recent Employment Insurance Premium hikes which inflict a higher relative burden on low to modest income workers; (b) ending the punitive new claw back of Employment Insurance benefits that are discouraging many Canadians from working while on claim; (c) making tax credits, such as the Family Caregiver Tax Credit, refundable so that low income Canadians are not excluded; (d) making the Registered Disability Savings Plan available to sufferers of chronic diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis; and (e)removing interest charges from the federal component of student loans.
  • #461 Passed C-309 That Bill C-309, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (concealment of identity), {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
  • #460 Passed C-370 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • #459 Passed That the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-377, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (requirements for labour organizations))(Sessional Paper No. 8510-411-126).
  • #458 Failed C-305 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.
  • #457 Passed C-42 That this question be now put.
  • #456 Passed Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and the Income Tax Regulations.

June

  • #455 Passed C-27 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
  • #454 Passed C-24 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.
  • #453 Passed C-24 That this question be now put.
  • #452 Passed S-206 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
  • #451 Passed C-394 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #450 Passed C-28 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #449 Passed C-28 That this question be now put.
  • #448 Passed C-36 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #447 Passed That the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, be concurred in.
  • #446 Passed C-11 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #445 Passed C-38 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #444 Failed C-38 That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, because this House: a) does not know the full implications of the budget cuts given that the government has kept the details of the $5.2 billion in spending cuts from the Parliamentary Budget Officer whose lawyer, Joseph Magnet, says the government is violating the Federal Accountability Act and should turn the information over to the Parliamentary Budget Officer; b) is concerned with the impact of the changes in the Bill on Canadian society, such as: i) making it more difficult for Canadians to access Employment Insurance (EI) when they need it and forcing them to accept jobs at 70% of what they previously earned or lose their EI; ii) raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement from 65 to 67 years and thus driving thousands of Canadians into poverty while downloading spending to the provinces; iii) cutting back the federal health transfers to the provinces from 2017 on, which will result in a loss of $31 billion to the health care system; and iv) gutting the federal environmental assessment regime and weakening fish habitat protection which will adversely affect Canada's environmental sustainability for generations to come; and c) is opposed to the removal of critical oversight powers of the Auditor General over a dozen agencies and the systematic concentration of powers in the hands of government ministers over agencies such as the National Energy Board, which weakens Canadians' confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes fundamental democratic institutions by systematically eroding institutional checks and balances to the government's ideologically driven agenda”.
  • #443 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #442 Passed C-38 That Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #441 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting the Schedule.
  • #440 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 753, be amended by replacing lines 8 and 9 on page 424 with the following: “force on September 1, 2012.”
  • #439 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 711.
  • #438 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 706.
  • #437 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 700.
  • #436 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 699, be amended by replacing line 16 on page 401 with the following: “2007, is repealed as of April 30, 2015.”
  • #435 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 699.
  • #434 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 696, be amended by replacing lines 2 and 3 on page 401 with the following: “on September 15, 2015.”
  • #433 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 685.
  • #432 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 684, be amended by replacing lines 6 to 8 on page 396 with the following: “684. This Division comes into force on September 1, 2012.”
  • #431 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 661.
  • #430 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 681, be amended by replacing lines 32 to 34 on page 394 with the following: “681. This Division comes into force on January 1, 2016.”
  • #429 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 656.
  • #428 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 654.
  • #427 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 620.
  • #426 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 619, be amended by replacing lines 22 and 23 on page 378 with the following: “608(2) and (3) come into force on April 30, 2016.”
  • #425 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 606.
  • #424 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 603.
  • #423 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 602.
  • #422 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 595.
  • #421 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 594, be amended by replacing lines 6 and 7 on page 365 with the following: “on April 30, 2016.”
  • #420 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 578.
  • #419 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 577, be amended by replacing lines 18 to 20 on page 361 with the following: “577. This Division comes into force on June 1, 2015.”
  • #418 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 532.
  • #417 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 531.
  • #416 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 530, be amended by replacing lines 24 and 25 on page 342 with the following: “on January 15, 2016.”
  • #415 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 526.
  • #414 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 525, be amended by deleting lines 6 to 10 on page 341.
  • #413 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 525, be amended by replacing lines 6 to 10 on page 341 with the following: “And whereas respect for provincial laws of general application is necessary to ensure the quality of the banking services offered;”
  • #412 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 525, be amended by replacing line 33 on page 340 with the following: “Whereas a strong, efficient and publicly accountable banking sector”
  • #411 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 525.
  • #410 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 522, be amended by replacing line 2 on page 340 with the following: “possible after the end of each fiscal year but”
  • #409 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 516.
  • #408 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 515, be amended by replacing line 28 on page 338 with the following: “September 1, 2013 or, if it is later, on the day on”
  • #407 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 508, be amended (a) by replacing line 1 on page 336 with the following: “( b) humanely dispose of that animal or thing or require” (b) by replacing line 3 on page 336 with the following: “care or control of it to humanely dispose of it if, according to expert opinion, treatment under paragraph ( a) is not feasible or is not able to be carried out quickly enough to be effective in eliminating the disease or toxic substance or preventing its spread.”
  • #406 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 506.
  • #405 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 505, be amended by replacing lines 9 and 10 on page 333 with the following: “on January 1, 2016.”
  • #404 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 490.
  • #403 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 489, be amended by replacing line 20 on page 329 with the following: “February 1, 2016.”
  • #402 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 487.
  • #401 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 486, be amended by replacing line 30 on page 328 with the following: “January 1, 2013.”
  • #400 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 484.
  • #399 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 481.
  • #398 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 480, be amended by replacing line 13 on page 326 with the following: “subsection 23(1) and all criteria and factors considered in reaching a decision or sending notice under that subsection, with the exception of all commercially sensitive information;”
  • #397 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 479.
  • #396 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 478, be amended by replacing lines 25 to 27 on page 325 with the following: “478. This Division comes into force on September 15, 2015.”
  • #395 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 476.
  • #394 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 475, be amended by replacing lines 18 and 19 on page 324 with the following: “tion 4.1, including their issuance and their”
  • #393 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 474, be amended by replacing line 3 on page 324 with the following: “that he or she considers appropriate for assuring the quality of seeds and seed crops, subject to the conditions set out in subsection (5).”
  • #392 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 473, be amended by replacing lines 12 and 13 on page 323 with the following: “tion 4.2, including their issuance and their”
  • #391 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 473.
  • #390 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 468.
  • #389 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 467, be amended by replacing lines 3 to 5 on page 322 with the following: “464 and 465, come into force on June 15, 2015.”
  • #388 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 446.
  • #387 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 445.
  • #386 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 444, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 3 on page 306 with the following: “444. This Division comes into force on April 30, 2016.”
  • #385 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 441.
  • #384 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 440, be amended by replacing lines 21 and 22 on page 305 with the following: “force on January 1, 2013.”
  • #383 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 427.
  • #382 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 426, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 3 on page 299 with the following: “426. This Division comes into force on May 1, 2013.”
  • #381 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 420.
  • #380 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 419, be amended by replacing lines 12 and 13 on page 295 with the following: “force on January 1, 2016.”
  • #379 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 416, be amended by replacing line 40 on page 292 with the following: “considers appropriate and must be subject to regulatory approval.”
  • #378 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 413, be amended by deleting lines 25 and 26 on page 291.
  • #377 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 412.
  • #376 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 411.
  • #375 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 391.
  • #374 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 378.
  • #373 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 377.
  • #372 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 374, be amended by replacing lines 31 to 33 on page 280 with the following: “374. This Division comes into force on April 30, 2016.”
  • #371 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 368, be amended by adding after line 34 on page 274 the following: “(3) Every officer appointed under this section must conduct every operation, wherever it takes place, in a manner respecting the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”
  • #370 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 368.
  • #369 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 367, be amended by replacing lines 9 and 10 on page 272 with the following: “force on January 1, 2014.”
  • #368 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 353.
  • #367 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 325, be amended (a) by replacing line 20 on page 244 with the following: “(2) The Minister shall conduct a comprehensive review of the manage-” (b) by replacing line 22 on page 244 with the following: “at least every 10 years, taking into account any feedback received from the public under subsection (2.1), and shall cause any” (c) by adding after line 24 on page 244 the following: “(2.1) In every year, the Minister shall ( a) publish on the departmental website the management plan for each national historic site or other protected heritage area; and ( b) open the plan to public consultation and feedback, to be taken into account by the Agency in future decisions regarding changes to the management plan.”
  • #366 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 324, be amended (a) by replacing lines 13 and 14 on page 244 with the following: “(2) The Minister shall conduct a comprehensive review of the management plan for each park at least every 10 years, taking into account any feedback received from the public under subsection (2.1),” (b) by adding after line 16 on page 244 the following: “(2.1) In every year, the Minister shall ( a) publish on the departmental website the management plan for each national historic site or other protected heritage area; and ( b) open the plan to public consultation and feedback, to be taken into account by the Agency in future decisions regarding changes to the management plan.”
  • #365 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 319, be amended (a) by replacing line 39 on page 243 with the following: “(2) The Minister shall conduct a comprehensive review of the manage-” (b) by replacing line 41 on page 243 with the following: “protected heritage area at least every 10 years, taking into account any feedback received from the public under subsection (2.1),” (c) by adding after line 43 on page 243 the following: “(2.1) In every year, the Minister shall ( a) publish on the departmental website the management plan for each national historic site or other protected heritage area; and ( b) open the plan to public consultation and feedback, to be taken into account by the Agency in future decisions regarding changes to the management plan.”
  • #364 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 318, be amended by adding after line 36 on page 243 the following: “(2) The report referred to in subsection (1) shall include, for the previous calendar year, all information related to any action or enforcement measure taken in accordance with subsection 6(1) under any Act or regulation set out in Part 3 or Part 4 of the Schedule.”
  • #363 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 317.
  • #362 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 315.
  • #361 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 314, be amended by replacing lines 8 and 9 on page 242 with the following: “on May 1, 2013.”
  • #360 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 304.
  • #359 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 303, be amended by replacing lines 2 and 3 on page 235 with the following: “on September 1, 2015.”
  • #358 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 283.
  • #357 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 281, be amended by replacing line 33 on page 226 with the following: “April 1, 2016.”
  • #356 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 223.
  • #355 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 219.
  • #354 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 218.
  • #353 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 217, be amended by replacing lines 21 to 23 on page 194 with the following: “217. This Division comes into force on April 1, 2015.”
  • #352 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 217.
  • #351 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 214.
  • #350 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 209.
  • #349 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 175, be amended by replacing line 17 on page 185 with the following: “financial statements of the Council, and the Council shall make the report available for public scrutiny at the offices of the Council.”
  • #348 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 170.
  • #347 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 163, be amended by replacing line 29 on page 181 with the following: “(6.1) Subject to subsection 73(9), the agreement or permit must set out”
  • #346 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 163.
  • #345 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 161, be amended by deleting lines 32 to 39 on page 180.
  • #344 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 160, be amended by replacing line 13 on page 180 with the following: “published in the Environmental Registry and in the Canada Gazette; or”
  • #343 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 159, be amended by replacing line 25 on page 179 with the following: “mental Registry as well as in the Canada Gazette.”
  • #342 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 157, be amended by replacing lines 37 and 38 on page 178 with the following: “and, subject to the regulations, after consulting relevant peer-reviewed science, considering public concerns and taking all appropriate measures to ensure that no ecosystem will be significantly adversely affected, renew it no more than once. (1.1) Before issuing a permit referred to under subsection (1), the Minister shall ensure that the issuance of the permit will not have any adverse effects on critical habitat as it is defined in subsection 2(1) of the Species at Risk Act. ”
  • #341 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 157.
  • #340 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 156, be amended by replacing lines 29 and 30 on page 178 with the following: “and 153 come into force on July 1, 2015.”
  • #339 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 154, be amended by replacing line 18 on page 177 with the following: “Act may not be commenced later than twenty-five years”
  • #338 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 150, be amended by replacing lines 25 to 29 on page 176 with the following: “recommendation of the Minister following consultation with the public and experts or, if they are made for the purposes of and in relation to the subject matters set out in an order made under section 43.2, on the recommendation of the minister designated under that section following consultation with the public and experts.”
  • #337 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 149, be amended by replacing line 40 on page 174 with the following: “( i.01) excluding certain fisheries, on the basis of public consultation and expert opinion, from the defini-”
  • #336 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 148, be amended by replacing lines 15 to 21 on page 174 with the following: “42.1 (1) The Minister shall, as soon as possible after the end of each fiscal year, prepare and cause to be laid before each house of Parliament a report on the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Act relating to fish habitat protection and pollution prevention for that year, including for those fisheries of particular commercial or recreational value and any fisheries of cultural or economic value for Aboriginal communities.”
  • #335 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 145, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 164 with the following: “enforcement of this Act, provided that, with regard to the designation of any analyst, the analyst has been independently recognized as qualified to be so designated.”
  • #334 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 144, be amended by replacing lines 46 and 47 on page 161 with the following: “results or is likely to result in alteration, disruption or serious harm to any fish or fish habitat, including those that are part of a commercial, recreational”
  • #333 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 143, be amended by replacing line 17 on page 159 with the following: “made by the Governor in Council under subsection (5) applicable to that”
  • #332 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 142, be amended by replacing line 5 on page 158 with the following: “(2) If conducted in accordance with expert advice that is based on an independent analysis so as to ensure the absolute minimum of destruction or disruption of fish populations and fish habitat, a person may carry on a work, under-”
  • #331 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by adding after line 32 on page 157 the following new clause: “139.1 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 32: 32.1 Every owner or occupier of a water intake, ditch, channel or canal referred to in subsection 30(1) who refuses or neglects to provide and maintain a fish guard, screen, covering or netting in accordance with subsections 30(1) to (3), permits the removal of a fish guard, screen, covering or netting in contravention of subsection 30(3) or refuses or neglects to close a sluice or gate in accordance with subsection 30(4) is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable, for a first offence, to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars and, for any subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or to both.”
  • #330 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 139, be amended by replacing line 3 on page 157 with the following: “32. (1) No person shall kill or harm fish by any”
  • #329 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 136, be amended by replacing line 39 on page 154 to line 1 on page 155 with the following: “(2) If, on the basis of expert opinion, the Minister considers it necessary to ensure the free passage of fish or to prevent harm to fish, the owner or person who has the charge, management or control of any water intake, ditch, channel or canal in Canada constructed or adapted for conducting water from any Canadian fisheries waters for irrigating, manufacturing, power generation, domestic or other purposes shall, on the Minister’s request, within the”
  • #328 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 135, be amended by replacing line 9 on page 154 with the following: “commercial, recrea-”
  • #327 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 134, be amended by replacing line 17 on page 151 with the following: “programs and, if the Minister has determined, on the basis of the features and scope of the programs, that the programs are equivalent in their capabilities to meet and ensure compliance with the provisions of this Act, otherwise harmonizing those”
  • #326 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 133, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 150 with the following: “thing impeding the free”
  • #325 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 132.
  • #324 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 131, be amended by replacing lines 35 and 36 on page 149 with the following: “force on August 1, 2015.”
  • #323 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 124, be amended by replacing line 24 on page 141 with the following: “replace a licence after consulting the public, expert opinion and peer-reviewed scientific evidence, or decide whether it is in the public interest to authorize its transfer, on”
  • #322 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 123, be amended by replacing line 18 on page 141 with the following: “seven months.”
  • #321 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 122.
  • #320 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 121, be amended by replacing lines 7 and 8 on page 141 with the following: “June 1, 2015.”
  • #319 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 116.
  • #318 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 115, be amended by replacing lines 33 and 34 on page 138 with the following: “and 99 to 114 come into force on September 1, 2015.”
  • #317 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 97, be amended by replacing lines 40 and 41 on page 125 with the following: “120.5 The Board may issue a ”
  • #316 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 94, be amended by replacing line 36 on page 124 with the following: “recommendation, the Board shall, after all required consultation with members of the public and with First Nations, seek to avoid”
  • #315 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 93, be amended by replacing line 25 on page 124 with the following: “oil or gas, the Board shall, after all required consultation with members of the public and with First Nations and taking into account all considerations that appear to it to be relevant, satisfy itself that the”
  • #314 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 90, be amended by replacing line 12 on page 118 with the following: “was constructed in accordance with the Navigable Waters Protection Act and that passes in, on, over, under, through or”
  • #313 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 89, be amended by replacing line 16 on page 117 with the following: “certificate under section 52 or 53 authorizing the”
  • #312 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 88, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 117 with the following: “under which section 58.29 does not apply or leave from the Board under”
  • #311 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 87, be amended by replacing line 44 on page 114 with the following: “a work to which that Act applies, unless it passes in, on, over, under, through or across a navigable water.”
  • #310 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 86, be amended by replacing line 32 on page 112 with the following: “V, except sections 74, 76 to 78, 108, 110 to 111.3,”
  • #309 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 85, be amended by replacing lines 2 to 4 on page 111 with the following: “the Board shall have regard to all representations referred to in section 55.2.”
  • #308 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 84, be amended by replacing line 36 on page 109 with the following: “the time limit specified by the Chairperson pursuant to a motion and vote among Board members,”
  • #307 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 83, be amended by replacing lines 25 to 27 on page 105 with the following: “shall consider the objections of any interested person or group that, in their opinion, appear to be directly or indirectly related to the pipeline, and may have regard to the”
  • #306 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 82, be amended by replacing lines 39 and 40 on page 104 with the following: “(4) Subsections 121(3) to(5) apply to”
  • #305 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 81, be amended by replacing line 14 on page 104 with the following: “(2) A public hearing may be held in respect of any other matter that the Board considers advisable, however a public hearing need not be held where”
  • #304 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 79, be amended by replacing line 35 on page 103 with the following: “(2) Except in any instances where, based on what the Board considers necessary or desirable in the public interest, the Board considers it is advisable to do so, subsection (1) does not apply in respect”
  • #303 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 78, be amended by replacing line 30 on page 103 with the following: “(1.1) Except in any instances where, based on what the Board considers necessary or desirable in the public interest, the Board considers it is advisable to do so, subsection (1) does not apply in respect”
  • #302 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 76, be amended by replacing line 25 on page 101 with the following: “15. (1) The Chairperson or the Board may authorize one”
  • #301 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 75, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 101 with the following: “14. (1) The Chairperson may propose a motion to authorize one”
  • #300 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 72, be amended by replacing lines 34 to 40 on page 100 with the following: “(2.1) For greater certainty, if the number of members authorized to deal with an application as a result of any measure taken by the Chairperson under subsection 6(2.2) is less than three, the Board shall elect a third member to satisfy the quorum requirements established under subsection (2).”
  • #299 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 71, be amended by replacing line 25 on page 99 with the following: “an application, the Chairperson may propose a motion to put in place a”
  • #298 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 68.
  • #297 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 67, be amended by replacing lines 20 and 21 on page 98 with the following: “force on April 30, 2016.”
  • #296 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 52, be amended by replacing lines 25 to 29 on page 35 with the following: “with respect to a project, that a group or individual is an interested party if, in its opinion, the group or individual, including those who use adjacent land for recreational, cultural or hunting purposes, is directly — or could potentially be indirectly — affected by the carrying out of the project, or if, in its opinion, the group or individual has relevant information or expertise:”
  • #295 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 52, be amended by adding after line 8 on page 31 the following: “Whereas the Government of Canada seeks to achieve sustainable development by conserving and enhancing environmental quality and by encouraging and promoting economic development that conserves and enhances environmental quality; Whereas environmental assessment provides an effective means of integrating environmental factors into planning and decision-making processes in a manner that promotes sustainable development; Whereas the Government of Canada is committed to exercising leadership, within Canada and internationally, in anticipating and preventing the degradation of environmental quality and, at the same time, in ensuring that economic development is compatible with the high value Canadians place on environmental quality; Whereas the Government of Canada seeks to avoid duplication or unnecessary delays; And whereas the Government of Canada is committed to facilitating public participation in the environmental assessment of projects to be carried out by or with the approval or assistance of the Government of Canada and to providing access to the information on which those environmental assessments are based;”
  • #294 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 52.
  • #293 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 19.
  • #292 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 16, be amended by replacing line 5 on page 14 with the following: “on January 1, 2013 a salary of $137,000.”
  • #291 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 16.
  • #290 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 4.
  • #289 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 7, be amended by replacing line 5 on page 8 with the following: “interest, being any activity that contributes to the social or cultural lives of Canadians or that contributes to Canada's economic or ecological well-being.”
  • #288 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38, in Clause 7, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 5 on page 7 with the following: ““political activity” means the making of a gift by a donor to a qualified donee for the purpose of allowing the donor to maintain a level of funding of political activities that is less than 10% of its income for a taxation year by delegating the carrying out of political activities to the qualified donee;”
  • #287 Failed C-38 That Bill C-38 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #286 Passed C-293 That Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (vexatious complainants), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #285 Failed That the House acknowledge that Canada lags behind international search and rescue norms and urge the government to recognize the responsibility of the Canadian Forces for the protection of Canadians, and to take such measures as may be required for Canada to achieve the common international readiness standard of 30 minutes at all times, from tasking to becoming airborne, in response to search and rescue incidents.
  • #284 Passed That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study on income inequality in Canada and that this study include, but not be limited to, (i) a review of Canada’s federal and provincial systems of personal income taxation and income supports, (ii) an examination of best practices that reduce income inequality and improve GDP per capita, (iii) the identification of any significant gaps in the federal system of taxation and income support that contribute to income inequality, as well as any significant disincentives to paid work in the formal economy that may exist as part of a “welfare trap”, (iv) recommendations on how best to improve the equality of opportunity and prosperity for all Canadians; and that the Committee report its findings to the House within one year of the adoption of this motion.
  • #283 Failed That this House do now adjourn.
  • #282 Passed C-25 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #281 Passed C-25 That this question be now put.
  • #280 Passed C-38 That, in relation to Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, not more than 10 further hours shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and 8 hours shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the 10 hours for the consideration at report stage and at the expiry of the 8 hours for the consideration at the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #279 Passed That, pursuant to Standing Order 27, the ordinary hour of daily adjournment shall be 12 midnight, commencing on Monday, June 11, 2012, and concluding on Friday, June 22, 2012, but not including Friday, June 15, 2012.
  • #278 Failed That the motion be amended by replacing the words “Friday, June 22,” with the words “Thursday, June 21,”.
  • #277 Passed C-31 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #276 Failed C-31 That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, because it: ( a) gives significant powers to the Minister that could be exercised in an arbitrary manner, including the power to designate so-called “safe” countries without independent advice; (b) violates international conventions to which Canada is signatory by providing mechanisms for the government to indiscriminately designate and subsequently imprison bona fide refugees – including children – for up to one year; (c) undermines best practices in refugee settlement by imposing, on some refugees, five years of forced separation from families; (d) adopts a biometrics programme for temporary resident visas without adequate parliamentary scrutiny of the privacy risks; and (e) is not clearly consistent with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”.
  • #275 Passed C-24 That, in relation to Bill C-24, An Act to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Panama, the Agreement on the Environment between Canada and the Republic of Panama and the Agreement on Labour Cooperation between Canada and the Republic of Panama, not more than seven further hours shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the seven hours on the consideration of the second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #274 Passed C-25 That, in relation to Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts, not more than five further hours shall be allotted to the consideration of the third reading stage of the Bill; and that, at the expiry of the five hours on the consideration of the third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #273 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the governor general should exercise the same financial discipline that the government is asking of the public, and that the government should make the governor general’s salary subject to the general tax regime.
  • #272 Tie C-273 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #271 Passed C-279 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #270 Passed C-311 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #269 Passed C-304 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #268 Passed C-41 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #267 Passed C-41 That Bill C-41, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #266 Passed C-41 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #265 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #264 Passed C-40 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #263 Passed C-40 That Bill C-40, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #262 Passed C-40 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #261 Passed That Vote 1, in the amount of $57,933,343, under PARLIAMENT — The Senate — Program expenditures, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, be concurred in.
  • #260 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, Canadian scientific and social science expertise is of great value and, therefore, the House calls on the government to end its muzzling of scientists; to reverse the cuts to research programs at Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Library and Archives Canada, National Research Council Canada, Statistics Canada, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; and to cancel the closures of the National Council of Welfare and the First Nations Statistical Institute.
  • #259 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government must recognize that saving lives is the top priority for Coast Guard search and rescue services, and that local service and knowledge, as well as the ability to communicate in the language of the communities served, are essential to delivering effective and timely life-saving operations and, therefore, must reverse the decisions to close the Maritime Search and Rescue Coordination Centers in St. John’s and Quebec City and the Kitsilano Coast Guard station in Vancouver.
  • #258 Passed C-31 That Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with further amendments.
  • #257 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 27, be amended by replacing line 10 on page 15 with the following: “foreign national who was 18 years of age or”
  • #256 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 27, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 6 on page 15 with the following: “58.1(1) The Immigration Division may, on request of a designated foreign national who was 18 years of age or older on the day of the arrival that is the subject of the designation in question, order their release from detention if it determines that exceptional circumstances exist that”
  • #255 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 27.
  • #254 Passed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 26, be amended by replacing, in the French version, line 33 on page 14 with the following: “critère”
  • #253 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 26.
  • #252 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 23, be amended by adding after line 5 on page 13 the following: “(3.2) A permanent resident or foreign national who is taken into detention and who is the parent of a child who is in Canada but not in detention shall be released, subject to the supervision of the Immigration Division, if the child’s other parent is in detention or otherwise not able to provide care for the child in Canada.”
  • #251 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 23, be amended by replacing line 28 on page 12 with the following: “foreign national is”
  • #250 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 23.
  • #249 Passed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 79, be amended by replacing line 22 on page 37 with the following: “79. In sections 80 to 83.1, “the Act” means”
  • #248 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 79.
  • #247 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 78, be amended by adding after line 19 on page 37 the following: “(4) An agreement or arrangement entered into with a foreign government for the provision of services in relation to the collection, use and disclosure of biometric information under subsection (1) or (2) shall require that the collection, use and disclosure of the information comply with the requirements of the Privacy Act.”
  • #246 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 78.
  • #245 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 59, be amended by adding after line 15 on page 29 the following: “(3) The regulations referred to in subsection (1) must provide, in respect of all claims for refugee protection, that the documents and information respecting the basis of the claim do not have to be submitted by the claimant to the Refugee Protection Division earlier than 30 days after the day on which the claim was submitted. (4) The regulations referred to in subsection (1) must provide ( a) in respect of claims made by a national from a designated country of origin, that a hearing to determine the claim is not to take place until at least 60 days after the day on which the claim was submitted; and ( b) in respect of all other claims, that a hearing to determine the claim is not to take place until at least 90 days after the day on which the claim was submitted. (5) The regulations referred to in subsection (1) must provide, in respect of all claims for refugee protection, that an appeal from a decision of the Refugee Protection Division ( a) does not have to be filed with the Refugee Appeal Division earlier than 15 days after the date of the decision; and ( b) shall be perfected within 30 days after filing.”
  • #244 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 59.
  • #243 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 51, be amended by replacing lines 36 to 39 on page 25 with the following: “170.2 Except where there has been a breach of natural justice, the Refugee Protection Division does not have jurisdiction to reopen, on any ground, a claim for refugee protection,”
  • #242 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 51.
  • #241 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 36, be amended by replacing line 32 on page 17 to line 35 on page 18 with the following: “110. A person or the Minister may appeal, in accordance with the rules of the Board, on a question of law, of fact or of mixed law and fact, to the Refugee Appeal Division against ( a) a decision of the Refugee Protection Division allowing or rejecting the person’s claim for refugee protection; ( b) a decision of the Refugee Protection Division allowing or rejecting an application by the Minister for a determination that refugee protection has ceased; or ( c) a decision of the Refugee Protection Division allowing or rejecting an application by the Minister to vacate a decision to allow a claim for refugee protection.”
  • #240 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 36.
  • #239 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31, in Clause 6, be amended by replacing line 16 on page 3 with the following: “prescribed biometric information, which must be done in accordance with the Privacy Act.”
  • #238 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 6.
  • #237 Failed C-31 That Bill C-31 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #236 Failed That this House call on the Conservative government to abandon plans to further restrict access to Employment Insurance for Canadian workers who have followed the rules and who will now be forced to choose between taking a pay cut of up to 30% or losing their Employment Insurance benefits.

May

  • #235 Failed C-326 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #234 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) formally recognize the responsibility of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces with regard to the contamination of the groundwater which is the source of drinking water for multiple homes in the residential area of Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier, residential areas of the municipality of Shannon, and numerous public institutions, due to the use of chlorinated solvents for several decades, including trichloroethylene (TCE); (b) take over the efforts of the Shannon Citizens Committee to monitor filtration systems in place for those dealing with the contamination of drinking water, and include the Committee in any environmental efforts undertaken; and (c) commit to (i) notify all persons employed at CFB Valcartier or who have lived in the residential quarters of the Base for the years during which the contamination took place, (ii) quickly clean up the affected sites, (iii) compensate victims of TCE contamination.
  • #233 Passed C-39 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #232 Passed C-39 That Bill C-39, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #231 Passed C-39 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #230 Passed That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of rail service operations, shall be disposed of as follows: ( a) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting; ( b) not more than two hours shall be allotted for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said bill, following the adoption of this Order; ( c) when the bill has been read a second time, it shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole; ( d) any division requested in the Committee shall be deferred until the end of the Committee's consideration of the Bill; ( e) not more than one hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the Committee of the Whole stage of the said bill; ( f) not more than one half hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said bill, provided that no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes at a time during the said stage and that no period for questions and comments be permitted following each Member’s speech; ( g) at the expiry of the times provided for in this Order, any proceedings before the House or the Committee of the Whole shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the stage, then under consideration, of the said bill shall be put and disposed of forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, and no division shall be deferred; ( h) when the Speaker has, for the purposes of this Order, interrupted any proceeding for the purpose of putting forthwith the question on any business then before the House, the bells to call in the Members shall ring for not more than thirty minutes; ( i) commencing when the said bill is read a first time and concluding when the said bill is read a third time, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a Minister of the Crown; ( j) no motion to adjourn the debate at any stage of the said bill may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown; and ( k) during the consideration of the said bill in the Committee of the Whole, no motion that the Committee rise or that the Committee report progress may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown.
  • #229 Passed That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 12, the debate not be further adjourned.
  • #228 Passed C-31 That, in relation to Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #227 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should officially apologize in the House of Commons to the South Asian community and to the individuals impacted in the 1914 Komagata Maru incident, in which passengers were prevented from landing in Canada.
  • #226 Passed C-25 That Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #225 Failed C-25 That Bill C-25, be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #224 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize the contributions that the baby boom generation has made in building Canada; (b) affirm its support for the Old Age Security program; (c) commit to maintaining the sixty-five year qualifying age contained in section 3 of the Old Age Security Act; and (d) recognize that Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, a program designed to help low income seniors, are inextricably linked and ensure that they continue to have identical ages of eligibility.
  • #223 Passed C-316 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #222 Passed C-316 That Bill C-316, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (incarceration), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #221 Failed C-316 That Bill C-316 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #220 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the Budget legislation guts the environmental assessment and fisheries laws, leaving Canada’s lakes, rivers, oceans, ecosystems, and fisheries at risk while unfairly downloading federal environmental responsibilities and their associated costs to the provinces, territories, and future generations.
  • #219 Passed C-11 That Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with further amendments.
  • #218 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by adding after line 15 on page 54 the following: “(3) The Board may, on application, make an order ( a) excluding from the application of section 41.1 a technological protection measure that protects a work, a performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or a sound recording, or classes of them, or any class of such technological protection measures, having regard to the factors set out in paragraph (2)(a); or ( b) requiring the owner of the copyright in a work, a performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or a sound recording that is protected by a technological protection measure to provide access to the work, performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or sound recording to persons who are entitled to the benefit of any limitation on the application of paragraph 41.1(1)(a). (4) Any order made under subsection (3) shall remain in effect for a period of five years unless ( a) the Governor in Council makes regulations varying the term of the order; or ( b) the Board, on application, orders the renewal of the order for an additional five years.”
  • #217 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 52 with the following: “(2) Paragraph 41.1(1)( b) does not”
  • #216 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by replacing line 25 on page 51 with the following: “(2) Paragraph 41.1(1)( b) does not”
  • #215 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by deleting lines 1 to 7 on page 51.
  • #214 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by deleting lines 24 to 33 on page 50.
  • #213 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by deleting line 37 on page 49 to line 3 on page 50.
  • #212 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by deleting lines 17 to 29 on page 48.
  • #211 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by deleting lines 38 to 44 on page 47.
  • #210 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by adding after line 26 on page 47 the following: “(5) Paragraph (1)( a) does not apply to a qualified person who circumvents a technological protection measure on behalf of another person who is lawfully entitled to circumvent that technological protection measure. (6) Paragraphs (1)( b) and (c) do not apply to a person who provides a service to a qualified person or who manufactures, imports or provides a technology, device or component, for the purposes of enabling a qualified person to circumvent a technological protection measure in accordance with this Act. (7) A qualified person may only circumvent a technological protection measure under subsection (5) if ( a) the work or other subject-matter to which the technological protection measure is applied is not an infringing copy; and ( b) the qualified person informs the person on whose behalf the technological protection measure is circumvented that the work or other subject-matter is to be used solely for non-infringing purposes. (8) The Governor in Council may, for the purposes of this section, make regulations ( a) defining “qualified person”; ( b) prescribing the information to be recorded about any action taken under subsection (5) or (6) and the manner and form in which the information is to be kept; and ( c) prescribing the manner and form in which the conditions set out in subsection (7) are to be met.”
  • #209 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by adding after line 26 on page 47 the following: “41.101 (1) No one shall apply, or cause to be applied, a technological protection measure to a work or other subject-matter that is intended to be offered for use by members of the public by sale, rental or otherwise unless the work or other subject-matter is accompanied by a clearly visible notice indicating ( a) that a technological protection measure has been applied to the work; and ( b) the capabilities, compatibilities and limitations imposed by the technological protection measure, including, where applicable, but without limitation (i) any requirement that particular software must be installed, either automatically or with the user's consent, in order to access or use the work or other subject-matter, (ii) any requirement for authentication or authorization via a network service in order to access or use the work or other subject-matter, (iii) any known incompatibility with ordinary consumer devices that would reasonably be expected to operate with the work or other subject-matter, and (iv) any limits imposed by the technological protection measure on the ability to make use of the rights granted under section 29, 29.1, 29.2, 29.21, 29.22, 29.23 or 29.24; and ( c) contact information for technical support or consumer inquiries in relation to the technological protection measure. (2) The Governor in Council may make regulations prescribing the form and content of the notice referred to in subsection (1).”
  • #208 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by adding after line 26 on page 47 the following: “41.101 (1) Paragraph 41.1(1)( a) does not apply to a person who has lawful authority to care for or supervise a minor and who circumvents a technological protection measure for the purpose of protecting the minor if ( a) the copy of the work or other subject-matter with regard to which the technological protection measure is applied is not an infringing copy; and ( b) the person has lawfully obtained the work, the performer’s performance fixed in a sound recording or the sound recording that is protected by the technological protection measure. (2) Paragraphs 41.1(1)( b) and (c) do not apply to a person who provides a service to a person referred to in subsection (1) or who manufactures, imports or provides a technology, device or component, for the purposes of enabling anyone to circumvent a technological protection measure in accordance with subsection (1). (3) A person acting in the circumstances referred to in subsection (1) is not entitled to benefit from the exception under that subsection if the person does an act that constitutes an infringement of copyright or contravenes any Act of Parliament or of the legislature of a province.”
  • #207 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by deleting lines 21 to 40 on page 46.
  • #206 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 47, be amended by replacing line 25 on page 45 with the following: “measure for the purpose of an act that is an infringement of the copyright in the protected work.”
  • #205 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 22, be amended by deleting lines 30 to 34 on page 20.
  • #204 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 22, be amended by deleting lines 33 to 37 on page 19.
  • #203 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11 be amended by deleting Clause 62.
  • #202 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11 be amended by deleting Clause 49.
  • #201 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 27, be amended by deleting line 42 on page 23 to line 3 on page 24.
  • #200 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 27, be amended by replacing lines 23 to 29 on page 23 with the following: “paragraph (3)( a) to reproduce the lesson for non-infringing purposes.”
  • #199 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11, in Clause 21, be amended by adding after line 13 on page 17 the following: “(2) The Governor in Council may make regulations defining “education” for the purposes of subsection (1).”
  • #198 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11 be amended by deleting Clause 2.
  • #197 Failed C-11 That Bill C-11 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #196 Passed C-11 That, in relation to Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #195 Passed C-38 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #194 Failed C-38 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, because it: ( a) weakens Canadians’ confidence in the work of Parliament, decreases transparency and erodes fundamental democratic institutions by systematically over-concentrating power in the hands of government ministers; ( b) shields the government from criticism on extremely controversial non-budgetary issues by bundling them into one enormous piece of legislation masquerading as a budgetary bill; ( c) undermines the critical role played by such trusted oversight bodies as the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, the CSIS Inspector General and the National Energy Board, amongst many others, thereby silencing institutional checks and balances to the government’s ideological agenda; ( d) raises the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement from 65 to 67 years in a reckless effort to balance the government’s misguided spending on prisons, incompetent military procurement and inappropriate Ministerial expenses; ( e) includes provisions to gut the federal environmental assessment regime and to overhaul fish habitat protection that will adversely affect fragile ecosystems and Canada’s environmental sustainability for generations to come; ( f) calls into question Canada’s food inspection and public health regime by removing critical oversight powers of the Auditor General in relation to the Canada Food Inspection Agency all while providing an avenue and paving the way for opportunities to privatize a number of essential inspection functions; and ( g) does nothing to provide a solution for the growing number of Canadians looking for employment in Canada’s challenging job market and instead fuels further job loss, which according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer will amount to a total loss of 43,000 jobs in 2014.”.
  • #193 Passed C-314 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #192 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) keep with Canada’s obligation to respect, protect and fulfill the right to housing under the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; (b) support efforts by Canadian municipalities to combat homelessness; and (c) adopt measures to expand the stock of affordable rental housing, with a view to providing economic benefits to local housing construction businesses.
  • #191 Failed C-307 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #190 Passed C-304 That Bill C-304, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #189 Failed That this House do now adjourn.
  • #188 Failed That the Honourable Member for Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine be now heard.
  • #187 Passed C-38 That, in relation to Bill C-38, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures, not more than six further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the sixth day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

April

  • #186 Failed That this House reject the government’s plan to raise the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement from 65 to 67 years even though the current system is financially sustainable.
  • #185 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government, and specifically the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the President of the Treasury Board, has failed to learn the painful lessons from Walkerton which proved that cuts to essential government services protecting the health and safety of Canadians are reckless and can cause Canadians to lose their lives; and further, that the House condemn the government for introducing a budget that will repeat the mistakes of the past and put Canadians in danger by reducing food inspection, search and rescue operations, and slashing environmental protections, and call on the government to reverse these positions.
  • #184 Passed Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 29, 2012 and other measures.
  • #183 Passed C-31 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
  • #182 Failed C-31 That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, because it: ( a) places an unacceptable level of arbitrary power in the hands of the Minister; (b) allows for the indiscriminate designation and subsequent imprisonment of bone fide refugees for up to one year without review; (c) places the status of thousands of refugees and permanent residents in jeopardy; (d) punishes bone fide refugees, including children, by imposing penalties based on mode of entry to Canada; (e) creates a two-tiered refugee system that denies many applicants access to an appeals mechanism; and (f) violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and two international conventions to which Canada is signatory.”.
  • #181 Passed C-310 That Bill C-310, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (trafficking in persons), as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #180 Passed That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government.
  • #179 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House not approve the budgetary policy of this government because it will: ( a) increase unemployment and fail to stem growing inequality; (b) cut promised health transfers to the provinces; (c) unilaterally download billions of dollars of costs onto provinces, territories and municipalities; (d) needlessly increase the age of eligibility for the OAS and GIS for future retirees, many of whom will be forced into poverty; (e) decrease protection of our environment; (f) cut vital public services to Canadians; (g) undermine Canada’s reputation on the world stage; (h) attack support for our culture and heritage, including CBC/Radio-Canada; and (i) unfairly use the Canada Revenue Agency to attack charities for ideological reasons.”.
  • #178 Failed That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “ideological reasons” the following: “( j) force Canadians to make tremendous sacrifices by cutting their retirement income but fails to similarly increase the qualifying age from 65 to 67 for the Prime Minister’s retiring allowance of two-thirds the sitting Prime Minister’s salary; and (k) not make cuts to the budgets of Ministerial offices or the office of the Prime Minister.”.

March

  • #177 Passed C-350 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
  • #176 Passed C-288 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #175 Passed S-5 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #174 Passed C-377 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #173 Failed C-314 That Bill C-314, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 20 on page 3 the following: “( d) ensuring, through the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Initiative, the collection, processing and distribution of information on best practices for the screening and detection of cancer in persons with dense breast tissue.”
  • #172 Failed C-267 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
  • #171 Passed C-35 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #170 Passed C-35 That Bill C-35, An Act for granting to her majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2013, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #169 Passed C-35 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
  • #168 Passed That this House do concur in Interim Supply as follows: That a sum not exceeding $26,581,278,713.07 being composed of: (1) three twelfths ($17,287,596,204.25) of the total of the amounts of the items set forth in the Proposed Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013 which were laid upon the Table on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, except for those items below: (2) eleven twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian Grain Commission Vote 30, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Vote 15 and Treasury Board Vote 5 (Schedule 1.1), of the said Estimates, $785,558,389.00; (3) ten twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Vote 15 (Schedule 1.2) of the said Estimates, $12,706,880.83; (4) eight twelfths of the total of the amount of Justice Vote 1 (Schedule 1.3), of the said Estimates, $163,728,761.33; (5) seven twelfths of the total of the amount of Canada Council for the Arts Vote 10, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Vote 25, Industry Vote 10 and Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Vote 20 (Schedule 1.4), of the said Estimates, $548,030,846.42; (6) six twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian International Trade Tribunal Vote 25, Natural Resources Vote 5 and Via Rail Canada Inc. Vote 60 (Schedule 1.5), of the said Estimates, $160,992,068.00; (7) five twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Vote 15, Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Vote 40, National Arts Centre Corporation Vote 65, National Battlefields Commission Vote 70, Human Resources and Skills Development Vote 5, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Vote 10, Canadian Space Agency Vote 35, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Vote 5 and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission Vote 65 (Schedule 1.6), of the said Estimates, $3,950,338,729.58; (8) four twelfths of the total of the amount of Canadian Heritage Vote 5, Canadian Museum of Human Rights Vote 30, Public Service Commission Vote 95, Citizenship and Immigration Vote 5, Canadian International Development Agency Vote 25, Health Vote 10, Public Health Agency of Canada Vote 60, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Vote 1, Industry Vote 1, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Vote 80, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Vote 95, Statistics Canada Vote 105, Library of Parliament Vote 10, Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Vote 15, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Vote 45 and 50, Public Works and Government Services Vote 10, Shared Services Canada Vote 20 and Marine Atlantic Inc. Vote 35 (Schedule 1.7), of the said Estimates, $3,672,326,833.66; be granted to Her Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.
  • #167 Passed C-34 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #166 Passed C-34 That Bill C-34, An Act for granting to her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2012, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments].
  • #165 Passed C-34 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
  • #164 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (C) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in.
  • #163 Passed That, in the opinion of this House, the government should: ( a) in cooperation with provinces, territories and industry, develop a nationwide strategy to anticipate, identify, and manage shortages of essential medications; (b) require drug manufacturers to report promptly to Health Canada, the provinces and the territories any planned disruption or discontinuation in production; and (c) expedite the review of regulatory submissions in order to make safe and effective medications available to the Canadian public.
  • #162 Passed That the motion be amended by adding after the words “report promptly to Health Canada” the words “, the provinces and the territories”.
  • #161 Passed C-33 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #160 Passed C-33 That Bill C-33, An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #159 Passed C-33 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #158 Passed That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the continuation and resumption of air service operations, shall be disposed of as follows: ( a) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting; ( b) not more than two hours shall be allotted for the consideration of the second reading stage of the said bill, following the adoption of this Order; ( c) when the bill has been read a second time, it shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole; ( d) not more than one hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the Committee of the Whole stage of the said bill; ( e) not more than one half hour shall be allotted for the consideration of the third reading stage of the said bill, provided that no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes at a time during the said stage and that no period for questions and comments be permitted following each Member’s speech; ( f) at the expiry of the times provided for in this Order, any proceedings before the House or the Committee of the Whole shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the stage, then under consideration, of the said bill shall be put and disposed of forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, and no division shall be deferred; ( g) when the Speaker has, for the purposes of this Order, interrupted any proceeding for the purpose of putting forthwith the question on any business then before the House, the bells to call in the Members shall ring for not more than thirty minutes; ( h) the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a Minister of the Crown; ( i) no motion to adjourn the debate at any stage of the said bill may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown; and ( j) during the consideration of the said bill in the Committee of the Whole, no motions that the Committee rise or that the Committee report progress may be proposed except by a Minister of the Crown.
  • #157 Passed That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 10, the debate not be further adjourned.
  • #156 Passed C-10 That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, be now read a second time and concurred in.
  • #155 Failed C-10 That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that the House disagrees with the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, because relying on the government to list states which support or engage in terrorism risks unnecessarily politicizing the process of obtaining justice for victims of terrorism.”.
  • #154 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should, within six months, table amendments to the Elections Canada Act and other legislation as required that would ensure that: ( a) Elections Canada investigation capabilities be strengthened, to include giving the Chief Electoral Officer the power to request all necessary documents from political parties to ensure compliance with the Elections Act; (b) all telecommunication companies that provide voter contact services during a general election must register with Elections Canada; and (c) all clients of telecommunication companies during a general election have their identity registered and verified.
  • #153 Passed That the motion be amended by deleting the words “in all future election campaigns”.
  • #152 Passed C-31 That, in relation to Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Balanced Refugee Reform Act, the Marine Transportation Security Act and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Act, not more than four further sitting days after the day on which this Order is adopted shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the fourth day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #151 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize that the Port of Québec is of vital importance as a hub of international trade in opening new markets for Canadian business, creating jobs, generating significant economic benefits, particularly in terms of tourism, and ensuring the vitality of small and medium businesses in Quebec City and the surrounding areas; and (b) support key projects for the upgrading of port assets and the development of equipment, taking into account the climatic and environmental challenges of this particular section of the St. Lawrence River.
  • #150 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help improve financial literacy in Canada by: ( a) working to implement the recommendations of the Task Force on Financial Literacy; (b) creating, promoting, and continuously upgrade a single source website for financial literacy to increase public awareness and ease access to information for Canadians; (c) requiring federally regulated financial institutions to publicly disclose their contributions to financial literacy initiatives; (d) ensuring the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada works with willing provinces and territories to promote financial literacy to youth through the educational system; and (e) designating November as “Financial Literacy Month”.
  • #149 Failed C-312 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #148 Passed C-293 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
  • #147 Passed C-10 That, in relation to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the stage of consideration of Senate amendments to the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Business on the day allotted to the consideration of the said stage of the said bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #146 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #145 Failed That this House do now adjourn.
  • #144 Passed That the matter of threats to, interference with, and attempted intimidation of, the honourable Member for Provencher be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #143 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) honour the service of Canadian military and RCMP veterans and their families by committing to not cut Veterans Affairs Canada in the upcoming budget; and (b) provide programs and services to all military and RCMP veterans and their families in a timely and comprehensive manner.
  • #142 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all of the words after the word “should” and replacing them with the following: “honour the service of Canadian military and RCMP veterans and their families by: ( a) committing to not cut Veterans Affairs Canada benefits in the upcoming budget; (b) committing every dollar identified through the Strategic and Operating Review of the Department to programmes and services for military and RCMP veterans and their families; and (c) providing programs and services to all military and RCMP veterans and their families in a timely and comprehensive manner.”.
  • #141 Passed C-23 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.
  • #140 Passed C-23 That this question be now put.

February

  • #139 Passed C-299 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #138 Failed C-315 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
  • #137 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should help ensure that patients suffering from Multiple sclerosis (MS), and their families and caregivers, have access to the information they need to make informed decisions in the management of their condition by ensuring that: ( a) the MS monitoring system currently being developed by the Canadian Institute for Health Information contain specific and useful information, accessible directly to patients, on the risks, benefits, and other relevant aspects relative to undergoing surgical treatment for chronic cerebro-spinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI); (b) departments, agencies and programs work closely with provincial and territorial counterparts, with health professionals associations, such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and with patient groups, such as the MS Society of Canada, on the sharing of up-to-date research-based information on the nature of CCSVI and its link to MS; and (c) the government’s two advisory boards dealing with MS ensure the patients’ concerns and views are well represented and heard at future meetings.
  • #136 Failed C-280 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
  • #135 Passed That the House recognize: ( a) the fundamental right of all Canadians to the freedoms of speech, communication and privacy, and that there must be a clear affirmation on the need for these rights to be respected in all forms of communication; (b) that the collection by government of personal information and data from Canadians relating to their online activities without limits, rules, and judicial oversight constitutes a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms’ protections against unreasonable search and seizure; (c) that Canadians who have expressed deep concerns about Bill C-30 should not be described as being friends of child pornography or advocates of criminal activity; (d) that the Charter is the guarantor of the basic rights and freedoms of all Canadians; and (e) that the Charter is paramount to any provision of the Criminal Code of Canada; and accordingly the House calls on the Prime Minister to ensure that any legislation put forward by his government respects the provisions of the Charter and its commitment to the principles of due process, respect for privacy and the presumption of innocence.
  • #134 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should adopt Shannen's Dream by: ( a) declaring that all First Nation children have an equal right to high-quality, culturally-relevant education; (b) committing to provide the necessary financial and policy supports for First Nations education systems; (c) providing funding that will put reserve schools on par with non-reserve provincial schools; (d) developing transparent methodologies for school construction, operation, maintenance and replacement; (e) working collaboratively with First Nation leaders to establish equitable norms and formulas for determining class sizes and for the funding of educational resources, staff salaries, special education services and indigenous language instruction; and (f) implementing policies to make the First Nation education system, at a minimum, of equal quality to provincial school systems.
  • #133 Passed C-304 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #132 Failed C-291 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #131 Failed C-215 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs.
  • #130 Passed C-300 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
  • #129 Passed C-309 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #128 Passed C-19 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #127 Passed S-5 That, in relation to Bill S-5, An Act to amend the law governing financial institutions and to provide for related and consequential matters, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #126 Passed C-11 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.
  • #125 Passed C-11 That this question be now put.
  • #124 Failed That this House condemn the decision of Caterpillar Inc. to close its Electro-Motive Diesel plant in London, Ontario, with a loss of 450 jobs, and that of Papiers White Birch to close its Quebec City plant, with a loss of 600 jobs, and call on the government to table, within 90 days, draft amendments to the Investment Canada Act to ensure that foreign buyers are held to public and enforceable commitments on the ‘net benefit’ to Canada and on the protection of Canadian jobs.
  • #123 Failed C-306 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #122 Passed C-11 That, in relation to Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the second day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #121 Passed C-19 That Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #120 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 29.
  • #119 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 28.
  • #118 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 24.
  • #117 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 23.
  • #116 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 19.
  • #115 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 11.
  • #114 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 4.
  • #113 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 3.
  • #112 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 2.
  • #111 Failed C-19 That Bill C-19 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #110 Passed C-19 That, in relation to Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and two sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the second day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #109 Failed That this House reject calls by the Prime Minister to balance the Conservative deficit on the backs of Canada’s seniors by means such as raising the age of eligibility for Old Age Security and call on the government to make the reduction and eventual elimination of seniors’ poverty a cornerstone of the next budget.
  • #108 Passed C-288 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
  • #107 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) recognize that the construction and maintenance of public infrastructure plays a vital role in the creation and protection of jobs, and that infrastructure is a strategic asset that supports vibrant, prosperous and sustainable communities; (b) act immediately to counter the crisis of crumbling infrastructure and the very real risks it poses to the economy, security, and the quality of life of Canadians; (c) develop a legislative framework, with clear targets, to provide sustainable, predictable and long term infrastructure funding agreements with provinces, territories, municipalities, First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities; (d) cooperate with stakeholders to encourage the use of sustainable and innovative infrastructure design models, and to develop sustainable building codes that favour energy and water conservation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and take into account changing demographics and evolving rural-urban linkages; (e) index the Gas Tax Fund to economic and population growth and increase the existing gas tax transfer by one cent per litre, and consider other alternative funding mechanisms to ensure municipalities, large and small, have the long-term capacity to build and maintain public infrastructure; and (f) acknowledge its exclusive financial responsibility for, and immediately announce its intention to replace, the Champlain Bridge.
  • #106 Passed C-25 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

January

  • #105 Passed C-25 That, in relation to Bill C-25, An Act relating to pooled registered pension plans and making related amendments to other Acts, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the second day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.

December

  • #104 Failed C-308 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans.
  • #103 Passed C-20 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #102 Passed C-20 That Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and the Canada Elections Act, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #101 Failed C-20 That Bill C-20 be amended by deleting Clause 8.
  • #100 Failed C-20 That Bill C-20 be amended by deleting Clause 1.
  • #99 Passed C-20 That, in relation to Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and the Canada Elections Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #98 Passed C-10 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #97 Passed That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #96 Passed That Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #95 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Committee of the Whole.
  • #94 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in..
  • #93 Failed That this House urge the government to: ( a) play a leadership role in tackling global climate change and ensuring Canadian jobs aren’t lost as the rest of the world moves towards a new sustainable energy economy; (b) work in a leadership role at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Durban towards a binding climate change treaty with the goal of limiting average global temperature increases to 2°C; (c) recognize the real, science-based threat of global climate change, as well as respect and adhere to its commitments under the Kyoto Protocol and the Copenhagen Accord; and (d) take immediate action to lower net carbon emissions in Canada and increase Canadian trade with our major partners in a new sustainable energy economy.

November

  • #92 Passed C-316 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
  • #91 Passed C-10 That Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #90 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 183.
  • #89 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 136.
  • #88 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 108.
  • #87 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 54.
  • #86 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10, in Clause 42, be amended by replacing lines 3 to 8 on page 26 with the following: “( a) the offender, before entering a plea, was notified of the possible imposition of a minimum punishment for the offence in question and of the Attorney General's intention to prove any factors in relation to the offence that would lead to the imposition of a minimum punishment; and ( b) there are no exceptional circumstances related to the offender or the offence in question that justify imposing a shorter term of imprisonment than the mandatory minimum established for that offence.”
  • #85 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 39.
  • #84 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting Clause 34.
  • #83 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 6 on page 5 the following: “(6) In any action under subsection (1), the defendant’s conduct is deemed to have caused or contributed to the loss of or damage to the plaintiff if the court finds that ( a) a listed entity caused or contributed to the loss or damage by engaging in conduct that is contrary to any provision of Part II.1 of the Criminal Code, whether the conduct occurred in or outside Canada; and ( b) the defendant engaged in conduct that is contrary to any of sections 83.02 to 83.04, 83.08, 83.1, 83.11, or 83.18 to 83.231 of the Criminal Code for the benefit of or otherwise in relation to that listed entity.”
  • #82 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 10 on page 3 the following: ““terrorism” includes torture. “torture” has the meaning given to that term in article 1, paragraph 1 of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.”
  • #81 Failed C-10 That Bill C-10 be amended by deleting clause 1.
  • #80 Passed C-10 That, in relation to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #79 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the thorough examination and debate of proposed legislation on behalf of Canadians is an essential duty of Members of Parliament, and that the curtailment of such debate limits the ability of Members to carry out this duty and constitutes an affront to Canadian democracy; and, therefore, that the Speaker undertake a study and make recommendations to amend the Standing Orders with respect to closure and time allocation, such that: (i) a Minister would be required to provide justification for the request for such a curtailment of debate; (ii) the Speaker would be required to refuse such a request in the interest of protecting the duty of Members to examine legislation thoroughly, unless the government’s justification sufficiently outweighs the said duty; (iii) criteria would be set out for assessing the government’s justification, which would provide the Speaker with the basis for a decision to allow for the curtailment of debate; that the Speaker report to the House no later than February 6, 2012; that a motion to concur in the said report may be moved during Routine Proceedings, and that only when no Member rises to debate the motion, the Speaker shall interrupt any proceedings then before the House and put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment, every question necessary to dispose of the motion; and if no motion to concur in the report has been previously moved and disposed of on the 20th sitting day following the presentation of the report, Standing Orders 57 and 78 shall be deemed to have been deleted.
  • #78 Failed C-11 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-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, because it fails to: ( a) uphold the rights of consumers to choose how to enjoy the content that they purchase through overly-restrictive digital lock provisions; (b) include a clear and strict test for “fair dealing” for education purposes; and (c) provide any transitional funding to help artists adapt to the loss of revenue streams that the Bill would cause”.
  • #77 Passed C-18 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #76 Failed C-18 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “this House decline to give third reading to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, because members of the Committee were unable to hear testimony from the primary producers affected by and concerned with the future commercialization of the Canadian Wheat Board”.
  • #75 Passed C-18 That Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #74 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 55.
  • #73 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 46.
  • #72 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 45.
  • #71 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18, in Clause 14, be amended by replacing lines 38 to 42 on page 7 with the following: “(2) All the directors are elected by the producers in accordance with the regulations. The directors must designate, also in accordance with those regulations, a president from among themselves.”
  • #70 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18, in Clause 14, be amended by replacing line 36 on page 7 with the following: “9. (1) The board consists of fifteen directors,”
  • #69 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 12.
  • #68 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 9.
  • #67 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 7.
  • #66 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 6.
  • #65 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 3.
  • #64 Failed C-18 That Bill C-18 be amended by deleting Clause 2.
  • #63 Passed C-18 That, in relation to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #62 Passed C-13 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #61 Passed C-13 That Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #60 Failed C-13 That Bill C-13 be amended by deleting Clause 182.
  • #59 Failed C-13 That Bill C-13, in Clause 181, be amended (a) by replacing line 23 on page 206 with the following: “April 1, 2012 and the eleven following” (b) by replacing line 26 on page 206 with the following: “April 1, 2016 and the eleven following” (c) by replacing line 29 on page 206 with the following: “April 1, 2020 and the eleven following”
  • #58 Failed C-13 That Bill C-13 be amended by deleting Clause 181.
  • #57 Failed C-13 That Bill C-13 be amended by deleting Clause 162.
  • #56 Passed C-13 That, in relation to Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at report stage of the Bill and one sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at report stage and on the day allotted to the consideration at third reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and in turn every question necessary for the disposal of the stage of the Bill then under consideration shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment.
  • #55 Passed That the report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled “The Guergis Report”, presented on Monday, September 19, 2011, be concurred in.
  • #54 Passed That the debate be now adjourned.
  • #53 Passed C-20 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
  • #52 Passed C-20 That, in relation to Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act and the Canada Elections Act, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #51 Passed That, in accordance with subsection 3(1) of the Auditor General Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. A-17, and pursuant to Standing Order 111.1, this House approve the appointment of Michael Ferguson as Auditor General of Canada for a term of ten years.
  • #50 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should: ( a) ban the use and export of asbestos; (b) support international efforts to add chrysotile asbestos to the list of hazardous chemical products under the Rotterdam Convention; (c) assist affected workers by developing a Just Transition Plan with measures to accommodate their re-entry into the workforce; (d) introduce measures dedicated to affected older workers, through the employment insurance program, to assure them of a decent standard of living until retirement; and (e) support communities and municipalities in asbestos producing regions through an investment fund for regional economic diversification.
  • #49 Passed C-19 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
  • #48 Failed C-19 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-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, because it: ( a) destroys existing data that is of public safety value for provinces that wish to establish their own system of long-gun registration, which may lead to significant and entirely unnecessary expenditure of public funds; (b) fails to respond to the specific request from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police for use of existing data in the interest of public safety; and (c) fails to strike a balance between the legitimate concerns of rural and Aboriginal Canadians and the need for police to have appropriate tools to enhance public safety”.

October

  • #47 Passed C-19 That, in relation to Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Firearms Act, not more than three further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the third day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #46 Passed That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.
  • #45 Failed That, in the opinion of the House, farmers have a democratic right to determine the future of their own supply management tools and marketing boards; and recognizing this right, the House calls on the government to set aside its legislation abolishing the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) single desk and to conduct a full and free vote by all current members of the CWB to determine their wishes, and calls on the government to agree to honour the outcome of that democratic process.
  • #44 Passed C-18 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.
  • #43 Failed C-18 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, because it: ( a) fails to respect the will of the majority of prairie farmers who have expressed a desire to maintain the current composition and structure of the Canadian Wheat Board; (b) ignores the fact that the Canadian Wheat Board is funded, controlled, and directed by Canadian farmers and removes their autonomy to maximize prices and minimize risks in the western wheat and barley market; and (c) makes sweeping decisions on behalf of prairie farmers by eliminating the single-desk system that has provided prairie farmers strength and stability for nearly 70 years”.
  • #42 Failed C-18 That the amendment be amended by adding after the words “70 years” the following: “, including specifically the elimination of the Canadian Wheat Board’s role in managing transportation logistics and thereby leaving farmers without an effective voice with respect to rail service levels and freight rates; and ( d) breaches section 47.1 of the Canadian Wheat Board Act”.
  • #41 Passed C-18 That, in relation to Bill C-18, An Act to reorganize the Canadian Wheat Board and to make consequential and related amendments to certain Acts, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the second day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #40 Failed That the debate be now adjourned.
  • #39 Passed C-13 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #38 Passed C-13 That, in relation to Bill C-13, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures, not more than three further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the third day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #37 Passed That the House agree that suicide is more than a personal tragedy, but is also a serious public health issue and public policy priority; and, further, that the House urge the government to work cooperatively with the provinces, territories, representative organizations from First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, and other stakeholders to establish and fund a National Suicide Prevention Strategy, which among other measures would promote a comprehensive and evidence-driven approach to deal with this terrible loss of life.
  • #36 Passed Notice of Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011 and other measures.
  • #35 Passed That, in the opinion of this House, the government should: ( a) take immediate action to promote job creation and address the persistently high unemployment rate among Canadian workers, particularly high among young Canadians, in the context of the International Monetary Fund prediction of yet higher unemployment rates in the future unless swift action is taken; (b) take immediate action to ensure all Canadians can rely on a stable and guaranteed pension as they plan their retirement in a period of record household debt and declining stock markets; (c) take immediate action to fix the crumbling infrastructure essential to our economy and the security of Canadians; and (d) maintain the full public sector contribution to the Canadian economy so as to take advantage of low interest rates, undertake strategic public investments, increase Canada’s competitiveness, avert another serious recession and create jobs in Canada.

September

  • #34 Passed C-10 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
  • #33 Failed C-10 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, because its provisions ignore the best evidence with respect to public safety, crime prevention and rehabilitation of offenders; because its cost to the federal treasury and the cost to be downloaded onto the provinces for corrections have not been clearly articulated to this House; and because the bundling of these many pieces of legislation into a single bill will compromise Parliament’s ability to review and scrutinize its contents and implications on behalf of Canadians”.
  • #32 Passed C-10 That, in relation to Bill C-10, An Act to enact the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act and to amend the State Immunity Act, the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and other Acts, not more than two further sitting days shall be allotted to the consideration of the second reading stage of the Bill; and that, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the second day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
  • #31 Passed That, standing in solidarity with those seeking freedom in Libya, the House adopted Government motions on March 21 and June 14, 2011, authorizing all necessary measures, including the use of the Canadian Armed Forces and military assets in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973; that given the current military situation and the success of National Transitional Council (NTC) and anti-Gaddafi forces to date, the House supports an extension of up to three months of the involvement of the Canadian Armed Forces operating with NATO in accordance with the legal mandate from the UNSC Resolution 1973; that the House continues to support Canada's engagement in all spheres in the rebuilding of a new Libya, including human rights, democratic development and the rule of law; that the House deplores the violence committed by the previous regime against the Libyan people, including the alleged use of rape as a weapon of war; that the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Standing Committee on National Defence shall remain seized of Canada's activities under UNSC Resolution 1973 and in the rebuilding of the new Libya; and that the House continues to offer its wholehearted and unconditional support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, who stand on guard for all of us, and continue to protect Libyan civilians from the risks still posed by the Gaddafi regime.
  • #30 Failed That the motion be amended by: ( a) substituting the words “an extension of up to three months of the involvement of the Canadian Armed Forces operating with NATO in accordance with the legal mandate from the UNSC Resolution 1973; that the House continues to support” with the words “focusing our efforts on”; and ( b) substituting the words “continue to protect Libyan civilians from the risks still posed by the Gaddafi regime” with the words “thank them for their contribution to the protection of Libyan civilians from the risks posed by the Gaddafi regime”.

June

  • #29 Passed C-6 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #28 Passed C-6 That Bill C-6, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #27 Passed C-6 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
  • #26 Passed C-6 That this question be now put.
  • #25 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “Bill C-6, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.
  • #24 Passed That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, a bill in the name of the Minister of Labour, entitled An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of postal services, shall be disposed of as follows: ( a) commencing when the said bill is read a first time and concluding when the said bill is read a third time, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a Minister of the Crown; (b) the said bill may be read twice or thrice in one sitting; (c) after being read a second time, the said bill shall be referred to a Committee of the Whole; and (d) during consideration of the said bill, no division shall be deferred.
  • #23 Passed That this question be now put.
  • #22 Passed That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 3, the debate not be further adjourned.
  • #21 Passed C-9 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #20 Passed C-9 That Bill C-9, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #19 Passed C-9 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
  • #18 Passed That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in.
  • #17 Passed C-8 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #16 Passed C-8 That Bill C-8, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the financial year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in at report stage.
  • #15 Passed C-8 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.
  • #14 Passed That the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, except any Vote disposed of earlier today, be concurred in..
  • #13 Passed That Vote 1, in the amount of $59,490,350, under PARLIAMENT — The Senate — Program expenditures, in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, be concurred in.
  • #12 Passed That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the important role Canadian small businesses play in creating employment in their communities by lowering the small business income tax rate in order to encourage job creation.
  • #11 Passed That, in the opinion of this House, ending seniors' poverty in Canada is fiscally feasible, and, therefore, the House calls on the government to take immediate steps to increase the Guaranteed Income Supplement sufficiently to achieve that goal.
  • #10 Passed C-3 That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
  • #9 Passed C-3 That Bill C-3, An Act to implement certain provisions of the 2011 budget as updated on June 6, 2011, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .
  • #8 Failed C-3 That Bill C-3 be amended by deleting Clause 20.
  • #7 Passed C-3 That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
  • #6 Passed That, in standing in solidarity with those seeking freedom in Libya, the House unanimously adopted a motion in the Third Session of the 40th Parliament on March 21, 2011, authorizing all necessary measures, including the use of the Canadian Forces and military assets in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973; and given that the House unanimously agreed that should the government require an extension to the involvement of the Canadian Forces for more than three months from the passage of the said motion, the government was to return to the House at its earliest opportunity to debate and seek the consent of the House for such an extension; therefore the House consents to an extension of three and a half months of the involvement of the Canadian Forces in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1973; that the House deplores the ongoing use of violence by the Libyan regime against the Libyan people, including the alleged use of rape as a weapon of war by the Libyan regime; that the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Standing Committee on National Defence remain seized of Canada's activities under UNSC Resolution 1973; and that the House continues to offer its wholehearted support to the brave men and women of the Canadian Forces who stand on guard for all of us.
  • #5 Passed That the motion be amended by: ( a) substituting the word “consent” with the word “support” and the word “consents” with the word “supports”; ( b) adding after the word “therefore” the words “, with the objective of protecting civilians,”; ( c) adding after the words “with UNSC Resolution 1973;” the words “, the House supports an increase Canada's humanitarian assistance to those affected by the crisis and efforts to strengthen Canada's support for the diplomatic efforts outlined in UNSCR 1973 to reach a ceasefire leading to a Libyan-led political transition, and supports the government's commitment to not deploy Canadian ground troops;”; ( d) adding after the words “war by the Libyan regime;” the words “and supports Canada's participation in the international effort in investigating, preventing and prosecuting these alleged crimes;”; and ( e) adding after the words “under UNSC Resolution 1973” the words “, and appreciates the government’s full and continued cooperation on committee meetings and the sharing of information in accordance with the highest levels of transparency practiced by our partners in the operation”.
  • #4 Passed That the amendment be amended by: ( a) adding after the words “political transition” the words “; that the government of Canada engage with the National Transitional Council (NTC) based in Benghazi as a legitimate political entity and representative of the free Libyan people; that it provide the NTC with advice and assistance in governance, including women's rights;”; and ( b) adding after the words “alleged crimes” the words “; that it ensure that Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, or visitors to Canada are not subject to any threats or intimidation by representatives of the Gaddafi regime”.
  • #3 Passed That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government.
  • #2 Failed That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following: “the House not approve in general the budgetary policy of the government unless the government brings in additional measures to correct the government's poor record of fiscal management, to address adequately the current jobs crisis in the economy, to address the shortage of family doctors and other health professionals, to deal with the need to provide Canadians with a comfortable retirement and a secure vehicle for their retirement savings, to lift every Canadian senior out of poverty, to make life more affordable for low and middle-income Canadians and to address the government's failure to substitute a more targeted approach to job creation for its ill-conceived, across-the-board, corporate income tax cuts”.
  • #1 Failed That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “cuts” the following: “, and reject the government's budgetary policy because it does nothing to improve the worsening living conditions and opportunity gaps facing Aboriginal people, fails to present any plan that fosters long-term, sustainable prosperity and equal opportunity for all Canadians, deliberately excludes low-income Canadians from qualifying for new tax measures by failing to make them refundable tax credits, abandons the federal government's role in the development and maintenance of affordable housing, continues to display a lack of federal leadership on healthcare, particularly by ignoring the need to begin negotiations with the provinces on the successor to the 2004 Health Accord, and leaves Canadians in the dark as to which programs and services will be cut in order to meet the government's deficit projections”.