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Notice Paper

No. 273

Monday, September 16, 2013

11:00 a.m.


Introduction of Government Bills

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

September 12, 2013 — Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay) — Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Privacy Act (five-year review)”.

September 12, 2013 — Mr. Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley) — Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Stikine River and other rivers)”.

September 12, 2013 — Ms. Quach (Beauharnois—Salaberry) — Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Moonlight Lake and other lakes and rivers)”.

Notices of Motions (Routine Proceedings)

Questions

Q-14572 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Hyer (Thunder Bay—Superior North) — With regard to government funding distributed in the constituency of Thunder Bay—Superior North from the 2011-2012 fiscal year to the current fiscal year inclusive, listed by date: (a) what is the total amount of this funding, broken down by (i) department, (ii) agency, (iii) program, (iv) any other government body; and (b) how many full time and part-time jobs is this estimated to have created?
Q-14582 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the 267,000 cubic meters of low and intermediate level radioactive wastes that are stored above ground in concrete containers at the Chalk River Laboratories: (a) what is the long-term plan for the containment and safe storage of these wastes; (b) how has the safety of these containers been demonstrated and what is their design life; (c) how has their long term performance been (i) evaluated, (ii) verified; (d) is there an update on the proposed deep geological repository at the Chalk River property and what is (i) the project description, (ii) the project scope; (e) how much will the deep geological repository cost; (f) how has the long term performance been evaluated for the proposed deep geological repository; (g) has a post-closure safety assessment been done; (h) what has been the process for public participation in this project’s development to date; (i) what are the future plans for public participation; and (j) what is the peer review process for this proposed deep geological repository?
Q-14592 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the 23,000 liters of highly enriched uranium (HEU) waste that will be transported from Chalk River to the United States: (a) will the government subject this plan to outside scrutiny to discuss the environmental and safety concerns of this plan; (b) how much highly enriched uranium waste is currently being stored at Chalk River; (c) how has the safety of the HEU waste been evaluated, including current and proposed waste management approaches; (d) what are the containers and transportation aspects; and (e) what is the government’s plan for the remainder of this HEU and the waste in the future?
Q-14602 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster) — With regard to the government’s pledge to end the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) to produce medical isotopes by 2016: (a) what is the progress of producing medical isotopes without HEU; (b) what is the cost and plan for decommissioning the National Research University reactor at Chalk River and what is the management plan for decommissioning wastes; (c) how much money will the government save through the privatization of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL); (d) does the government have a plan if it does not meet its 2016 pledge to stop using HEU to produce medical isotopes; (e) how will the government handle cost runs related to the short, medium and long term management of nuclear wastes?
Q-14612 — September 12, 2013 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to the chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency (CCSVI) clinical trial being undertaken by Dr. Traboulse: (a) what milestones are reportable to the government, (i) on what date(s) is reporting expected to occur, (ii) how will this information be communicated to patients, the medical community, and the general public; (b) on what date did each of the trial sites pass ethical review; (c) on what date did recruitment of patients begin for each of the trial sites; (d) how many patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are being recruited for each site, and how is consistency in diagnosis and treatment being ensured across sites; (e) who is performing the diagnoses for CCSVI for each site, (i) how is the diagnosis being performed, including, but not limited to, ultrasound and venogram, (ii) how many diagnoses has each person undertaking the diagnosis at each site performed prior to the study, and by whom was each person trained; (f) who is performing the procedures for each site, (i) how is the procedure being performed, including, but not limited to, anesthetic, balloon size, (ii) how many procedures has each person undertaking the procedure at each site performed prior to the study, and by whom was each person trained; (g) what are the selection criteria for the trial, including, but not limited to, type of MS, Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score, venous abnormality/malformed valve/stenosis, mobility, (i) how do these criteria compare with the international literature, (ii) with how many international studies to date will the selection criteria be analytically comparable; (h) if both progressive and relapsing-remitting forms of MS are to be examined in the trial, how will statistical significance be ensured given that 50 of 100 patients will undergo a “sham” procedure, 25 patients will have a progressive form of the disease, and 25 will have a relapsing-remitting form of the disease, and will people with both primary progressive and secondary progressive forms of the disease be included, and if so, how will statistical significance be ensured; (i) given that research has shown numerous venous abnormalities in the head, neck, and chest of MS patients, (i) how will statistical significance be ensured if there are only a limited number of patients, but multiple types of venous or valvular abnormality, (ii) how will a venous stenosis be measured (e.g. diameter, size); (j) what outcomes will be measured, including, but not limited to, EDSS, Modified Fatigue Impact Scale (MFIS), Multiple Sclerosis Impact Scale (MSIS), and Multiple Sclerosis Quality of Life Inventory (MSQLI), and at what time scales; (k) will patient-reported quality of life scores be included, and if so, what is the specific methodology; (l) what specific follow-up care will patients undergoing the “sham” procedure and treatment receive, and at what specific time periods; (m) if patients received the “sham” procedure, within what time period will they receive treatment; (n) how will the results of this study be interpreted within the growing international body of research, (i) to how many studies will this study be compared, (ii) to how many studies will this study be directly comparable; (o) what long-term follow-up will those enrolled in the trial receive and for what time period; (p) what is the cost of the trial, and what are each of the partners contributing, including, but not limited to funding, equipment, expertise, pharmaceutical products; (q) what is the cost of each diagnosis, (i) what is the cost of each “sham” procedure, (ii) what is the cost of each procedure; and (r) who is overseeing the trial, (i) the safety of the patients, (ii) the integrity of the results?
Q-14622 — September 12, 2013 — Ms. Murray (Vancouver Quadra) — With regard to the Department of National Defence Jericho property in Vancouver, British Columbia, which has been declared surplus and identified as a “strategic disposal”: (a) when will the property be transferred to Canada Lands for disposal; (b) what are the processes, stages, and time frames for disposal; (c) what consultations will be conducted, including with the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Community, First Nations (including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations), and the general public; (d) what consultations have already taken place; and (e) are the lands of the former Kitsilano Coast Guard base implicated in the sale of the Jericho Lands and, if so, how?
Q-14632 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — With regard to the automotive and manufacturing industry in Canada, has the government worked with any global automotive or manufacturing company to increase existing or to bring in new automotive investment in the form of new factories, products, or jobs, to Canada since 2006?
Q-14642 — September 12, 2013 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to search and rescue and Canadian Coast Guard vessels in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL): (a) does the government plan to replace or provide additional search and rescue lifeboats in Burin and Burgeo, NL, (i) if so, how many new lifeboats will be allocated to each town, (ii) when will the announcement take place, (iii) was the announcement scheduled to take place prior to the date referred to in (ii) at any time, (iv) what was the reason for changing the day of the announcement, (v) when will the boats be delivered, (vi) are there any delays in the delivery of the boats, (vii) if so, why are there delays in the delivery of the boats, (viii) does the government plan to replace or provide additional search and rescue lifeboats in other communities in Random-Burin-St. George’s, (ix) if so, which communities will have their lifeboats replaced or be provided with additional lifeboats, (x) when will the announcements for other communities take place, (xi) when will the lifeboats in these communities be delivered; and (b) on what date does the government plan to place the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell on “lay-up”, (i) what is the reason for this measure, (ii) has the government consulted stakeholders on the impact to search and rescue of this measure, (iii) if so, which stakeholders were consulted, (iv) what were the positions of each stakeholder group on this measure, (v) how many hours will it take for the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell to return to operational status in the event of an emergency, (vi) does the government intend to decommission the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell, (vii) has there been any discussion about decommissioning the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell, (viii) what tasks did the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell perform, (ix) what is the government’s plan to replace this performance, (x) which vessels will be equipped to immediately respond to an oil spill after the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell enters “lay-up”, (xi) which vessels will be equipped to immediately respond to major oil installation fires or fires on coastal and transatlantic vessels operating in water adjacent to the coast of NL after the CCGS Sir Wilfred Grenfell enters “lay-up”?
Q-14652 — September 12, 2013 — Ms. Foote (Random—Burin—St. George's) — With regard to Ministers of the Crown speaking at the Economic Club of Canada, broken down by minister since 2006: (a) how many times did each minister speak; (b) what was the date of each speech; (c) what was the topic of each speech; (d) what were the costs of all travel and accommodations for the minister and any accompanying staff, broken down by speech and individual expense; (e) were there any votes in the House of Commons on the days of each speech, (i) what were the votes, (ii) what was the date of each vote; and (f) broken down by individual vote, did the Minister vote in each vote listed in (e)?
Q-14662 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Dewar (Ottawa Centre) — With regard to the property owned by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) at 250 Lanark Ave in Ottawa: (a) is the property designated as surplus; (b) if so, is the property designated as surplus strategic or surplus routine; (c) does PWGSC intend to dispose of the property; (d) if so, what is the planned timeframe for the disposal of the property; (e) how is the green space at the property currently being used; (f) what are the reasons for restricting public access to the green space at the property?
Q-14672 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — With regard to the Peace Bridge between Buffalo, New York and Fort Erie, Ontario: what has the government done and what is the government's plan to protect the governance structure, plaza and infrastructure, following recent unilateral actions taken by the New York State Government?
Q-14682 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) — With regard to the Translation Bureau: (a) how many words were translated from French to English and from English to French for the years (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011, (iv) 2012, (v) 2013; and (b) what was the Bureau’s baseline budget, how many permanent, term and contract employees did it have, and what amount did the various federal institutions allocate for translation in the years (i) 2009, (ii) 2010, (iii) 2011, (iv) 2012, (v) 2013?
Q-14692 — September 12, 2013 — Mr. Nantel (Longueuil—Pierre-Boucher) — With regard to the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, on an annual basis: (a) what human and financial resources have been allocated to the Convention’s implementation since its ratification, for fiscal years (i) 2013-2014, (ii) 2014-2015; (b) what projects, groups and associations have received funding since its ratification; (c) has the Department of Canadian Heritage reviewed its policies to ensure they comply with the Convention; (d) what action does the government intend to take in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 to implement the Convention; (e) how many meetings on the Convention have the government and the provinces held since its ratification; (f) how many UNESCO meetings on the Convention have Canadian delegates attended; (g) with regard to the Canada-Europe free-trade agreement, how many meetings between the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development have been held to date?
Q-14702 — September 12, 2013 — Ms. Leslie (Halifax) — With respect to romance scams taking place in Canada: (a) how many romance scams are estimated to have taken place in Canada, broken down by year from 2006 to 2013 to date; (b) how much money is estimated to have been lost to romance scams, broken down by year from 2006 to 2013 to date; (c) how many romance scams are estimated to go unreported per year; (d) what resources have the RCMP dedicated towards this portfolio; (e) how many convictions have resulted from police investigations into romance scams; (f) what has the government done to educate the public about romance scams; (g) what avenues are available for Canadians to report romance scams; (h) what federal measures are in place to support the emotional and psychological wellbeing of romance scam victims; (i) what proportion of romance scam victims end up recovering their financial losses; and (j) what proportion of people convicted of fraud related to romance scams operated from within Canada?

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

Business of Supply

Opposition Motion
September 12, 2013 — Mr. Scott (Toronto—Danforth) — That this House reaffirm its expressed will in support of the motion moved by Jack Layton on March 17, 2010 that, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister shall not advise the Governor General to prorogue any session of any Parliament for longer than seven calendar days without a specific resolution of this House of Commons to support such a prorogation.

Government Business

Private Members' Notices of Motions

M-452 — September 12, 2013 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Minister of Public Safety should, with the approval of the Governor-in-Council, amend Sections 117, 118, and 119 of the Firearms Act to establish a Firearms Experts Technical Committee to restore public confidence in the functions and operation of the Canadian Firearms Registration System; this committee shall assume any and all responsibilities regarding: (a) regulating the issuance of licences, registration certificates and authorizations, including regulations respecting the purposes for which they may be issued under any provision of this Act and prescribing the circumstances in which persons are or are not eligible to hold licences, (i) deeming permits to export goods, or classes of permits to export goods, that are issued under the Export and Import Permits Act to be authorizations to export for the purposes of this Act; (b) regulating the revocation of licences, registration certificates and authorizations; (c) prescribing the circumstances in which an individual does or does not need firearms (i) to protect the life of that individual or of other individuals, or (ii) for use in connection with his or her lawful profession or occupation; (d) regulating the use of firearms in target practice or target shooting competitions; (e) regulating (i) the establishment and operation of shooting clubs and shooting ranges, (ii) the activities that may be carried on at shooting clubs and shooting ranges, (iii) the possession and use of firearms at shooting clubs and shooting ranges, and (iv) the keeping and destruction of records in relation to shooting clubs and shooting ranges and members of those clubs and ranges; (f) regulating the establishment and maintenance of gun collections and the acquisition and disposal or disposition of firearms that form part or are to form part of a gun collection; (g) regulating the operation of gun shows, the activities that may be carried on at gun shows and the possession and use of firearms at gun shows; (h) regulating the storage, handling, transportation, shipping, display, advertising and mail-order sale of firearms and restricted weapons and defining the expression “mail-order sale” for the purposes of this Act; (i) regulating the storage, handling, transportation, shipping, possession for a prescribed purpose, transfer, exportation or importation of (i) prohibited firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices and prohibited ammunition, or (ii) components or parts of prohibited firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices and prohibited ammunition; (j) regulating the possession and use of restricted weapons; (k) authorizing the possession at any place, or the manufacture or transfer, whether or not for consideration, or offer to manufacture or transfer, whether or not for consideration, of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices, ammunition, prohibited ammunition and components and parts designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into firearms, (i) respecting the importation or exportation of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices, ammunition, prohibited ammunition and components and parts designed exclusively for use in the manufacture of or assembly into firearms, (ii) respecting the marking of firearms manufactured in Canada or imported into Canada and the removal, alteration, obliteration and defacing of those markings, (iii) respecting the confirmation of declarations and authorizations to transport for the purposes of paragraph 35(1)(d) of the Firearms Act, 1995, the confirmation of declarations for the purposes of paragraph 35.1(2)(d) of the Firearms Act, 1995 and the confirmation of authorizations to import for the purposes of paragraph 40(2)(e) of the Firearms Act, 1995; (l) regulating the storage, handling, transportation, shipping, acquisition, possession, transfer, exportation, importation, use and disposal or disposition of firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices, prohibited ammunition and explosive substances; (m) regulating the keeping and destruction of records in relation to firearms, prohibited weapons, restricted weapons, prohibited devices and prohibited ammunition; (n) regulating the keeping and destruction of records by businesses in relation to ammunition; (o) creating offences consisting of contraventions of the regulations made under paragraph (d), (e), (f), (g), (i), (j), (k.1), (k.2), (l), (m) or (n); (p) prescribing the fees that are to be paid to Her Majesty in right of Canada for licences, registration certificates, authorizations, approvals of transfers and importations of firearms and confirmations by customs officers of documents under this Act; (q) waiving or reducing the fees payable under paragraph (p) in such circumstances as may be specified in the regulations; (r) prescribing the charges that are to be paid to Her Majesty in right of Canada in respect of costs incurred by Her Majesty in right of Canada in storing goods that are detained by customs officers or in disposing of goods; (s) respecting the operation of the Canadian Firearms Registry; (t) regulating the sending or issuance of notices and documents in electronic or other form, including(i) the notices and documents that may be sent or issued in electronic or other form, (ii) the persons or classes of persons by whom they may be sent or issued, (iii) their signature in electronic or other form or their execution, adoption or authorization in a manner that pursuant to the regulations is to have the same effect for the purposes of this Act as their signature, and (iv) the time and date when they are deemed to be received; (u) respecting the manner in which any provision of this Act or the regulations applies to any of the aboriginal peoples of Canada, and adapting any such provision for the purposes of that application; and (v) shall be composed of the following members, 1) RCMP, 2) Ontario Forensic Centre, 3) four individuals appointed to the committee as civilian firearms experts.

Private Members' Business


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