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42nd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 434

Friday, June 14, 2019

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Rota (Nipissing—Timiskaming), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), seconded by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence), — That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, the House:

agrees with amendments 1(b), 1(c), 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 made by the Senate;
respectfully disagrees with amendment 1(a) because it is contrary to the objective of the Act that its habitat provisions apply to all fish habitats throughout Canada;
proposes that amendment 3 be amended by deleting “guaranteed,” and, in the English version, by replacing the word “in” with the word “by”;
proposes that amendment 9 be amended by deleting section 35.11;
respectfully disagrees with amendment 11 because the amendment seeks to legislate in respect of third-party, or market-based, fish habitat banking, which is beyond the policy intent of the Bill that is to provide only for proponent-led fish habitat banking.

The debate continued.

Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), seconded by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, be now read a second time and concurred in.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 421-03477 concerning rail transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-10-34;
— No. 421-03490 concerning refugees. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-2-25;
— No. 421-03493 concerning sexual misconduct. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-249-01;
— No. 421-03495 concerning federal-provincial agreements. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-245-02;
— No. 421-03504 concerning space exploration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-250-01;
— No. 421-03604 concerning food policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-113-09;
— No. 421-03629 concerning firearms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-53-35.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Rogers (Bonavista—Burin—Trinity), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the 32nd Report of the Committee, "Establishing a Canadian Transportation and Logistics Strategy: Part 2". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-606.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 110, 111, 113, 114, 143, 144 and 147) was tabled.


Mr. Easter (Malpeque), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 31st Report of the Committee (Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-607.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 219 to 221) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), Bill C-458, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing principles – remote emergency medical or police services), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques), seconded by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), Bill C-459, An Act to amend the Interest Act (prepayment charge), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Rankin (Victoria), one concerning housing policy (No. 421-04472);
— by Mr. Aubin (Trois-Rivières), one concerning rail transportation (No. 421-04473);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning military facilities (No. 421-04474);
— by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), two concerning the pension system (Nos. 421-04475 and 421-04476);
— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning social benefits (No. 421-04477);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 421-04478) and one concerning federal programs (No. 421-04479);
— by Mr. Lloyd (Sturgeon River—Parkland), one concerning medical assistance in dying (No. 421-04480);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 421-04481) and two concerning the use of animals in research (Nos. 421-04482 and 421-04483);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), three concerning the regulation of food and drugs (Nos. 421-04484 to 421-04486) and one concerning housing policy (No. 421-04487);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning social benefits (No. 421-04488).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-2442, Q-2445, Q-2446 and Q-2452 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into an Orders for Return:

Q-2439 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — With regard to the Visitor Welcome Centre complex on Parliament Hill: (a) in what year were the plans for both the current Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex first included in the Long Term Vision and Plan or, if the year predates the Long Term Vision and Plan, in previous long term plans for the Parliamentary Precinct, including the identity of the applicable Parliamentary Precinct plan; (b) what body or bodies (i.e. Parliamentary Precinct Branch, elements of the Parliamentary Partners, Parliamentary Precinct Oversight Advisory Committee, architectural consultants, other bodies, etc.) first recommended the footprint and current plan for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex; (c) did the Parliamentary Precinct Oversight Advisory Committee provide the Parliamentary Precinct Branch, the Minister of Public Works, or any other organization, with recommendations or observations with respect to the Visitor Welcome Centre complex, including dates, recipients, and details of those recommendations or observations; (d) what is the approval milestone record for both Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex plan, including the dates on which, and the mechanisms through which, approvals were granted and funding was appropriated; (e) when are reports respecting deficiencies in construction, engineering, design and architecture of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex provided to the Parliamentary Precinct Branch, and when and to what extent is the information contained in those reports provided to other partner organizations; (f) when Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex is completed, how many public entrances and exits will exist, where will they be located, and what will be each one’s capacity, relative to the others; (g) with respect to Phase 1 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex, when Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex is completed, will the function of Phase 1 as the main visitor entrance and screening point remain the same, or will its functions be relocated, expanded, or replicated elsewhere in the complex; (h) with respect to the services presently located in Phase 1 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex, including visitor security screening, the Parliamentary Boutique, and other visitor services, when Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex is completed, (i) what will be the disposition of those services, (ii) will they be replicated in multiple locations, (iii) will they be expanded, (iv) will they be relocated, (v) where will they be expanded, relocated, or replicated, as applicable; (i) what is the currently projected completion date and cost estimate for Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex; (j) what funds, and for what purposes, have already been expended on Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex; (k) with respect to contracts that have been engaged for Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex, (i) how many contracts have been engaged or signed, (ii) what is the value of each contract, (iii) what parties are subject to each contract, (iv) what is the purpose and function of each contract, (v) when was each contract engaged or signed, (vi) what is the termination date or milestone of each contract, (vii) what are the penalties for premature termination or alteration of each contract; (l) what are the formal mechanisms or instruments through which the Parliamentary Precinct Branch receives authoritative direction, recommendations, advice, approvals, or other feedback from (i) the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, (ii) the Treasury Board Secretariat, (iii) the Cabinet, (iv) the House of Commons, (v) the Senate of Canada, (vi) the Library of Parliament, (vii) the Parliamentary Protective Service, (viii) any other body; and (m) with respect to the formal mechanisms or instruments referred to in (l), what are the details of each communication received by the Parliamentary Precinct Branch respecting Phase 2 of the Visitor Welcome Centre complex from each source listed in (l) since 2001, including for each instance the (i) date, (ii) source, (iii) recipient(s), (iv) subject matter, (v) description, (vi) mechanism or instrument used to convey it? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2439.

Q-2440 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to “March madness” expenditures where the government makes purchases before the end of the fiscal year so that departmental funds do not go “unspent”, broken down by department agency or other government entity: (a) what were the total expenditures during February and March of 2019 on (i) materials and supplies (standard object 07), (ii) acquisition of machinery and equipment, including parts and consumable tools (standard object 09); and (b) what are the details of each such expenditure, including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) date of expenditure, (iv) description of goods or services provided, including quantity, (v) delivery date, (vi) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2440.

Q-2441 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to government expenditures on membership fees, broken down by department, agency and Crown corporation, since April 1, 2018: (a) how much has been spent; and (b) what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) name of organization or vendor, (ii) date of purchase, (iii) amount spent? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2441.

Q-2443 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to “repayable” loans and contributions given out by the government since January 1, 2016: what are the details of all such loans and contributions, including (i) date of loan or contribution, (ii) recipient’s details, including name and location, (iii) amount provided, (iv) amount “repaid” to date, (v) description or project or purpose of loan or contribution, (vi) program under which loan or contribution was administered? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2443.

Q-2444 — Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil) — With regard to management consulting contracts signed by the government since June 1, 2018, broken down by department, agency, and Crown corporation: (a) what was the total amount spent; (b) for each contract, what was the (i) vendor name, (ii) amount, (iii) date, (iv) file number; (c) each time a management consultant was brought in, what was the desired outcome or goals; (d) how does the government measure whether or not the goals in (c) were met; (e) does the government have any recourse if the goals in (c) were not met; (f) for which contracts were the goals met; and (g) for which contracts were the goals not met? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2444.

Q-2447 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to government procurement and contracts for the provision of research or speech writing services to ministers, since June 1, 2017: (a) what are the details of contracts, including (i) the start and end dates, (ii) contracting parties, (iii) file number, (iv) nature or description of the work, (v) value of contract; and (b) in the case of a contract for speech writing, what is the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) audience or event at which the speech was, or was intended to be delivered, (iv) number of speeches to be written, (v) cost charged per speech? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2447.

Q-2448 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to expenditures on consultants, since January 1, 2018: what are the details of all such contracts, including (i) amount, (ii) vendor, (iii) date and duration of contract, (iv) type of consultant, (v) reason or purpose consultant was utilized? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2448.

Q-2449 — Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — With regard to individuals who have illegally or “irregularly” crossed the Canadian border, since January 1, 2016: (a) how many such individuals have been subject to deportation or a removal order; and (b) of the individuals in (a), how many (i) remain in Canada, (ii) have been deported or removed from Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2449.

Q-2450 — Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — With regard to all contracts awarded by the government since January 1, 2018, broken down by department or agency: (a) how many contracts have been awarded to a foreign firm, individual, business, or other entity with a mailing address outside of Canada; (b) for each contract in (a), what is the (i) name of vendor, (ii) country of mailing address, (iii) date of contract, (iv) summary or description of goods or services provided, (v) file or tracking number; and (c) for each contract in (a), was the contract awarded competitively or sole sourced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2450.

Q-2451 — Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville) — With regard to the $327 million announced by the government in November 2017 to combat gun and gang violence: (a) what specific initiatives or organizations have received funding from the $327 million, as of April 29, 2019; (b) what is the total of all funding referenced in (a); and (c) broken down by initiative and organization, what are the details of all funding received as of June 1, 2018, including the (i) name, (ii) project description, (iii) amount, (iv) date of the announcement, (v) duration of the project or program funded by the announcement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2451.

Q-2453 — Mr. Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis) — With regard to cabotage or coasting trade licenses granted by the Minister of Public Safety or the Minister of Transport: (a) how many cabotage or coasting trade licenses were granted to foreign vessels in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017, (iii) 2018; and (b) what is the breakdown of the licenses granted in (a) by (i) country of registration, (ii) tonnage of vessel? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2453.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), seconded by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence), — That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, the House:

agrees with amendments 1(b), 1(c), 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 13, 14 and 15 made by the Senate;
respectfully disagrees with amendment 1(a) because it is contrary to the objective of the Act that its habitat provisions apply to all fish habitats throughout Canada;
proposes that amendment 3 be amended by deleting “guaranteed,” and, in the English version, by replacing the word “in” with the word “by”;
proposes that amendment 9 be amended by deleting section 35.11;
respectfully disagrees with amendment 11 because the amendment seeks to legislate in respect of third-party, or market-based, fish habitat banking, which is beyond the policy intent of the Bill that is to provide only for proponent-led fish habitat banking;
And of the amendment of Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), seconded by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence, be now read a second time and concurred in.”.

The debate continued.

At 1:15 p.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 13, 2019, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Assistant Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, June 17, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act.

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities), moved, — That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that, in relation to Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act, the House:

agrees with amendments 1, 4(a) and 5(b) made by the Senate;

proposes that amendment 2 be amended by replacing the text of the amendment with the following:

“(c.1) the Service considers alternatives to custody in a penitentiary, including the alternatives referred to in sections 29 and 81;

(c.2) the Service ensures the effective delivery of programs to offenders, including correctional, educational, vocational training and volunteer programs, with a view to improving access to alternatives to custody in a penitentiary and to promoting rehabilitation;”;

proposes that amendment 3 be amended by replacing the text of the amendment with the following:

“(2.01) In order to ensure that the plan can be developed in a manner that takes any mental health needs of the offender into consideration, the institutional head shall, as soon as practicable after the day on which the offender is received but not later than the 30th day after that day, refer the offender’s case to the portion of the Service that administers health care for the purpose of conducting a mental health assessment of the offender.”;

proposes that amendment 4(b)(i) be replaced by the following amendment:

“1. Clause 10, page 7: replace lines 25 to 28 with the following:

“(2) The Service shall ensure that the measures include

(a) a referral of the inmate’s case, within 24 hours after the inmate’s transfer into the structured intervention unit, to the portion of the Service that administers health care for the purpose of conducting a mental health assessment of the inmate; and

(b) a visit to the inmate at least once every day by a registered health care professional employed or engaged by the Service.”;”;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 4(b)(ii) because it may not support the professional autonomy and clinical independence of healthcare professionals and does not take into account the inmate’s willingness to be transferred to a hospital or the hospital’s capacity to treat the inmate;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 5(a) because it would result in a significant addition to the workload of provincial superior courts, and because further assessments and consultations with the provinces would be required to determine the probable legislative, operational and financial implications at federal and provincial levels, including amendments to the Judges Act and provincial legislation and the appointment of additional judges;

proposes that amendment 6 be amended to read as follows:

“6. Clause 14, page 16:

(a) replace line 7 with the following:

“48 (1) Subject to subsection (2), a staff member of the same sex as the inmate may”;

(b) add the following after line 15:

“(2) A body scan search of the inmate shall be conducted instead of the strip search if

(a) the body scan search is authorized under section 48.1; and

(b) a prescribed body scanner in proper working order is in the area where the strip search would be conducted.”;”;

proposes that amendment 7(a) be amended by replacing the text of the French version of the amendment with the following:

“c) l’identité et la culture autochtones du délinquant, notamment son passé familial et son historique d’adoption.”;

proposes that amendment 7(b) be amended to read as follows:

“(b) replace lines 32 and 33 with the following:

“ing the assessment of the risk posed by an Indigenous offender unless those factors could decrease the level of risk.”;”;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 8 because extending the concept of healing lodges designed specifically for Indigenous corrections to other unspecified groups is a major policy change that should only be contemplated following considerable study and consultation, and because it would impede the ability of the Correctional Service of Canada, which is responsible for the care and custody of inmates pursuant to section 5 of the Act, to be part of decisions to transfer inmates to healing lodges;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 9 because extending of the concept of community release designed specifically for Indigenous corrections to other unspecified groups is a major policy change that should only be contemplated following considerable study and consultation;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 10 because allowing offenders’ sentences to be shortened due to the conduct of correctional staff, particularly given the existence of other remedies, is a major policy change that should only be contemplated following considerable study and consultation, including with provincial partners, victims’ representatives, stakeholder groups and other actors in the criminal justice system;

respectfully disagrees with amendment 11 because five years is an appropriate amount of time to allow for robust and meaningful assessment of the new provisions following full implementation.

Debate arose thereon.

Notices of Motions

Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the consideration of Senate amendments to Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.


Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the consideration of Senate amendments to Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act.


Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Senate amendments to Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, the debate not be further adjourned.


Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Senate amendments to Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act, the debate not be further adjourned.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Baylis (Pierrefonds—Dollard), seconded by Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), moved, — That: (a) the House eliminate the lists of members submitted by the parties to the Speaker which are used during debate, oral questions, Standing Order 31 statements and other rubrics of the House of Commons and, acknowledging the right of recognition of the Speaker to establish a system to recognize members, that Standing Order 17 be replaced with the following:

“17(1) Every Member desiring to speak is to rise in his or her place, except during proceedings pursuant to Standing Orders 38(5), 52 and 53.1, and address the Speaker.
(2) Speaking lists of members submitted by the parties shall not be permitted and the Speaker shall have the sole discretion to recognize Members to speak and to establish his or her own system of recognition, taking into consideration the following:
(a) the relative proportion of recognized parties and independent Members, including any agreement between the recognized parties as to speaking rotations;
(b) any provisions provided for in the Standing Orders relating to the first or subsequent rounds of speeches;
(c) the priority granted to the leaders of the recognized parties in opposition, or their designates, in the initial round of oral questions;
(d) the priority granted to Members of recognized parties in opposition and to independent Members during oral questions, without excluding Members of the governing party;
(e) Members who rise to catch the Speaker’s eye to be recognized;
(f) whether a Member has caused disorder, until the Speaker is satisfied that the behaviour has ceased; and
(g) any other consideration which the Speaker determines to be relevant.
(3) A Member shall give the Speaker twenty-four hours’ written notice of his or her intention to make a statement pursuant to Standing Order 31. Each sitting day, the Speaker shall cause a list of Members who will be recognized to speak to be published.”;

(b) in order to eliminate the Friday sittings of the House and restrict voting times:

(i) Standing Order 24(1) be replaced with the following: “The House shall meet on Mondays at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise provided by Standing or Special Order of this House.”,
(ii) Standing Order 24(2) be amended by deleting the words “except Friday and at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays”,
(iii) Standing Order 27(1) be amended by replacing the word “tenth” with the word “eighth” and the word “ten” with the word “eight”,
(iv) Standing Order 28(2)(a) be amended by replacing each occurrence of the word “Friday” with the word “Thursday”, and by adding, after the words “falls on”, the words “a Friday,”,
(v) Standing Order 30(5) be replaced with the following: “At 2:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, Members, other than Ministers of the Crown, may make statements pursuant to Standing Order 31. Not later than 2:15 p.m., oral questions shall be taken up. At 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and after Routine Proceedings has been disposed of on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Orders of the Day shall be considered in the order established pursuant to section (6) of this Standing Order.”,
(vi) Standing Order 30(6) be amended by deleting all words after the words “Wednesday AFTER THE DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers. Government Orders. Private Members’ Business — from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Public Bills, Private Bills, Notices of Motions and Notices of Motions (Papers).”,
(vii) Standing Orders 30(7) and 111(3) each be amended by replacing the word “ten” with the word “eight”,
(viii) Standing Orders 32(7) and 34(1) each be amended by replacing the word “twenty” with the word “sixteen”,
(ix) Standing Orders 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b), 92(2), 92(4)(a), 92.1(1), 113(1) and 114(2)(a) each be amended by replacing the word “five” with the word “four”,
(x) Standing Order 45(5)(a)(ii) be amended by deleting the words “that is not a Friday”,
(xi) Standing Order 45(6) be replaced with the following: “Notwithstanding section (5) of this Standing Order, the division on a votable opposition motion on the last allotted day of a supply period cannot be deferred, except as provided in Standing Order 81(18)(b).”,
(xii) new Standing Orders be added as follows:

“45(6.1)(a) A recorded division demanded on any debatable motion on a Monday before the period provided for oral questions is deferred until after the time provided for oral questions that day. A recorded division demanded on a Thursday after 4:00 p.m. is deferred to the next sitting until after the time provided for oral questions. The bells for all such deferred recorded divisions sound for not more than fifteen minutes.
(b) Notwithstanding any other Standing or Special Order, the sitting shall be suspended from 10:30 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. the next day when the House is taking several recorded divisions successively without intervening debate.
58.1 No dilatory motion shall be allowed on Mondays before the period provided for oral questions or on Thursdays after 4:00 p.m.”,

(xiii) Standing Order 50(1) be amended by replacing the word “six” with the word “five”,
(xiv) Standing Order 50(6) be amended by deleting the words “or after”,
(xv) Standing Order 50(7) be amended by replacing the word “sixth” with the word “fifth”,
(xvi) Standing Order 51(1) be amended by replacing the word “sixtieth” with the word “fiftieth”, and each occurrence of the word “ninetieth” with the word “seventieth”,
(xvii) Standing Order 52(11) be deleted,
(xviii) Standing Order 54(1) be amended by deleting the words “(2:00 p.m. on a Friday)”,
(xix) Standing Order 66(1) be amended by deleting the words “and after 11:00 a.m. on Fridays”,
(xx) Standing Order 81(4)(a) be amended by deleting the words “or, if taken up on a Friday, at the conclusion of Private Members’ Business”,
(xxi) Standing Order 81(10)(a) be amended by replacing each occurrence of the word “seven” with the word “six”, the word “eight” with the word “seven”, the word “twenty-two” with the word “nineteen”, and by deleting the words “and no more than one fifth thereof shall fall on a Friday”,
(xxii) Standing Order 81(18)(c) be amended by replacing number “10” with number “9”,
(xxiii) Standing Order 86.2(1) be amended by replacing the word “sixty” with the word “forty-eight”,
(xxiv) Standing Order 97.1(1) be amended by replacing each occurrence of the word “sixty” with the word “forty-eight”, and each occurrence of the word “thirty” with the word “twenty-four”,
(xxv) Standing Order 97.1(2)(f) be amended by replacing the word “sixtieth” with the word “forty-eighth”, and the word “thirty” with the words “twenty-four sitting”,
(xxvi) Standing Order 97.1(3) be amended by replacing each occurrence of the word “thirty” with the word “twenty-four”, the word “sixtieth” with the word “forty-eighth”, and the word “ninetieth” with the word “seventy-second”,
(xxvii) Standing Order 107(2) be amended by replacing the word “five” with the word “four”, and the word “twentieth” with the word “sixteenth”,
(xxviii) Standing Order 110(1) be amended by replacing the word “five” with the word “four”, and the word “thirty” with the word “twenty-four”,
(xxix) Standing Order 110(2) be amended by replacing the word “thirty” with the word “twenty-four”,
(xxx) Standing Order 111(1) be amended by replacing the word “thirty” with the word “twenty-four”, and the word “ten” with the word “eight”,
(xxxi) Standing Order 124 be amended by replacing the word “fifteenth” with the word “twelfth”,
(xxxii) the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons be amended by replacing, in subsection 28(9), number “10” with the word “eight”, and by replacing, in subsections 28(10) and 28(12), number “30” with the word “twenty-four”,
(xxxiii) the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Commons: Sexual Harassment Between Members be amended by replacing, in section 11, each occurrence of number “30” with the word “twenty-four”, by replacing, in section 55 and subsection 56(1), number “10” with the word “eight”, by replacing, in paragraph 56(2)(a), the word “tenth” with the word “eighth”, by replacing, in subsection 56(3), the word “30th” with the word “twenty-fourth”, and by deleting, in subsection 56(3), the words “that is not a Friday”;

(c) in order for committee chairs to be elected and members to have to agree before being replaced from a committee:

(i) the following new Standing Orders be added:

“104.1(1) The Chairs of the standing and standing joint committees of the House, as listed in Standing Orders 104(2) and 104(3), shall be elected by Members of the House for the duration of a session.
(2)(a) Not later than four sitting days after the opening of Parliament and each subsequent session, the Chief Government Whip, after consultation with the Whips of the other recognized parties, shall move a motion under “Motions”, notice of which was given pursuant to Standing Order 54, that, in relation to standing and standing joint committees provides:
(i) for the allotment of Chairs according to the proportional size of the recognized parties in the House; and
(ii) indicate the party to which the Chair will be allocated, provided that the party forming the government has the first opportunity to identify which standing and standing joint committees it shall chair in its allotment, excluding the committees identified in paragraph (c) of this section, followed by all other recognized parties, in descending order, for the remaining committee positions in their respective allotments.
(b) From time to time as required, another motion may be moved pursuant to paragraph (2)(a) of this Standing Order, provided it establishes which committee Chair positions are to be declared vacant.
(c) Only a Member from an opposition party may be a candidate for the Chair of the following standing committees:
(i) Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics;
(ii) Government Operations and Estimates; and
(iii) Public Accounts.
(d) Only a Member from the Official Opposition may be a candidate for the Joint Chair acting on behalf of the House on the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations.
(3) No Member may speak on a motion moved pursuant to paragraph (2)(a) of this Standing Order more than once nor longer than ten minutes and, after one hour of consideration, unless previously disposed of, the Speaker shall interrupt and put all questions necessary to dispose of the motion forthwith. Proceedings on this motion shall not be interrupted or adjourned by any other proceeding or by the operation of any Order of the House.
(4) Within four sitting days following the adoption by the House of the motion provided for under section (2) of this Standing Order, the elections for the Chairs of standing and standing joint committees shall take place, provided that the Speaker shall give forty-eight hours’ notice of the election.
(5)(a) The Speaker, the Deputy Speaker, the Assistant Deputy Speakers, Ministers, leaders of recognized parties, House Officers and Parliamentary Secretaries shall not be eligible for election as Chair of a standing or standing joint committee.
(b) Candidates for the position of Chair shall only be from the party designated by the House, pursuant to section (2) of this Standing Order.
(6) No Member may be a candidate for more than one chair position.
(7) The balloting shall proceed under the supervision of the Speaker, who shall also have responsibility for making all arrangements necessary to ensure the orderly conduct of the elections.
(8) Any Member who wishes to be considered for election as Chair of a standing or standing joint committee shall, not later than 6:00 p.m. on the day preceding the election:
(a) inform the Clerk of the House, in writing, of the name of the committee for which the Member is seeking to be Chair;
(b) provide signatures of fifteen Members of the same party as the candidate, or ten percent of the Members of the same party, whichever is lower; and
(c) no Member may sign the statement of more than one candidate for Chair of the same committee.
(9) The Clerk of the House shall prepare a list of names of candidates for each standing or standing joint committee, and shall provide the list to all Members prior to the balloting.
(10) The ballot shall take place during the hours of sitting on the day designated by the Speaker.
(11) Members wishing to indicate their choice for each standing or standing joint committee Chair, shall rank their preferences by marking the number “1” in the space adjacent to the name of the candidate who is the Member’s first preference, the number “2” in the space adjacent to the name of the Member’s second preference and so on until the Member has completed the ranking of all the candidates, in all elections, for committee Chairs for whom the Member wishes to vote.
(12) A ballot on which a Member has ranked one or more, but not all, of the candidates is valid only in respect of the candidate or candidates whom the Member has ranked.
(13) Upon completion of all ballots for which the Member wishes to vote, the Member shall then deposit ballots into the appropriate ballot box.
(14) Once balloting is closed, the Clerk of the House shall count the number of first preferences recorded on the ballots for each candidate for each committee.
(15) If no candidate has received a majority of first preferences, the Clerk of the House shall:
(a) eliminate the candidate who received the least number of first preferences from any subsequent counts and, in the event that, at the conclusion of a count, there is an equality of votes between two or more candidates, both or all of whom have the fewest first preferences, eliminate all of the candidates for whom there is an equality of first preferences;
(b) in all subsequent counts, treat each second or lower preference as if it were a first preference for the next highest candidate in the order of preference who is not eliminated; and
(c) repeat the process of vote counting described in paragraphs (a) and (b) until one candidate has received a majority of first preferences.
(16) Every ballot shall be considered in every count, unless it is exhausted in accordance with section (17) of this Standing Order.
(17) A ballot is exhausted when all the candidates on that ballot in respect of which a preference has been made are eliminated.
(18)(a) In the event that, after all other candidates have been eliminated, the process of vote counting has resulted in an equality of largest number of first preferences between two or more candidates, the Speaker shall inform the House to that effect, and shall cause a vote to be held during the hours of sitting of the House on a day designated by the Speaker, as provided for in section (10) of this Standing Order.
(b) On the day designated pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, Members shall be provided by the Clerk of the House with ballot papers, on which shall be listed, in alphabetical order, the names of all candidates who have not been eliminated, and the vote shall proceed in the manner provided for in this Standing Order.
(19) Following the successful completion of each election, the Clerk of the House shall provide the Speaker with a list of all elected standing or standing joint committee Chairs. The Speaker shall inform the House accordingly, at the earliest opportunity.
(20) After standing or standing joint committee Chairs have been declared elected, the Clerk of the House shall destroy the ballots together with all records of the number of preferences marked for each candidate and the Clerk of the House shall in no way divulge the number of preferences marked for any candidate.
(21)(a) Should a Chair vacancy arise, the Speaker shall announce the date of the election to fill the vacancy, not later than eight sitting days following such announcement, pursuant to the Standing Orders.
(b) The following are conditions upon which a vacancy would occur in the position of Chair:
(i) the Chair has ceased to be a Member of the House;
(ii) the Chair has given written notice to the Speaker of a wish to resign as Chair;
(iii) the committee has reported a resolution that it has no confidence in the Chair and the report has been adopted by the House;
(iv) the Chair has accepted a position which is not eligible for election as Chair of a standing or standing joint committee, pursuant to Standing Order 104.1(5); or
(v) the Chair is no longer a member of the party to which the Chair of that committee has been allocated.
114(5) During a session, a member of a standing, standing joint or special committee may only be replaced with the consent of the member, except when:
(a) The member becomes ineligible pursuant to Standing Order 104(6)(a) and (b) or resigns from the committee pursuant to Standing Order 114(2)(d);
(b) The member ceases to be a Member of Parliament; or
(c) The member ceases to be affiliated with the party to which the committee position is allocated.”,

(ii) each Standing Order listed herein be replaced with the following:

“104(1) At the commencement of the first session of each Parliament, after the election of committee chairs pursuant to Standing Order 104.1, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, which shall consist of ten Members, including the elected Chair, and the membership of which shall continue from session to session, shall be appointed to act, among its other duties, as a striking committee. The said Committee shall prepare and report to the House within the first eight sitting days after its appointment, and thereafter, within the first eight sitting days after the commencement of each session, lists of Members to compose the standing committees of the House pursuant to Standing Order 104(2), and to act for the House on standing joint committees.
105(1) A special committee shall consist of not more than fifteen members.
(2) The Chair of a special committee shall be elected in the same manner as the election of Chairs of standing and standing joint committees, if not already designated by the Order establishing the committee.
106(1) Within eight sitting days following the adoption by the House of a report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs pursuant to Standing Order 104(1), each Chair of a standing committee shall convene its first meeting, provided that forty-eight hours’ notice is given of any such meeting.
106(2)(a) At the commencement of every session and, if necessary, during the course of a session, each standing or special committee shall elect two Vice-Chairs.
(b) When the Chair is a Member of the government party, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the Official Opposition, and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of an opposition party other than the Official Opposition.
(c) When the Chair is a Member of the Official Opposition, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the government party and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of an opposition party other than the Official Opposition.
(d) When the Chair is a Member from neither the government party nor the Official Opposition, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the government party and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the Official Opposition.
(e) In the case of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, the first Vice-Chair shall be a Member of the government party and the second Vice-Chair shall be a Member of an opposition party other than the Official Opposition.”,

(iii) Standing Order 104(2) be amended by adding, after the words “ten Members,”, the words “including the elected Chair,”,
(iv) Standing Order 104(3) be amended by adding, after the words “lists of Members”, the words “, including the elected Joint Chair,”,
(v) Standing Order 106(3) be amended by deleting each occurrence of the words “Chair or”;

(d) in order to initiate debate on the matter of a petition:

(i) Standing Order 36(7) be replaced with the following:

“36(7)(a) No debate on or in relation to a petition shall be allowed on the presentation of a petition. A Member may, however, request that a take-note debate on the matter of a petition take place in the Hall pursuant to Standing Order 53.2, provided that the petition contains a total number of signatures equal to or higher than 70,000.
(b) Any Member may request a take-note debate on the matter of a petition either upon presentation of the petition, or in writing to the Speaker within ten sitting days following the presentation of the said petition.
(c) A request made pursuant to this Standing Order shall be published in the Journals and deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.”,

(ii) the following new Standing Orders be added:

“36.1(1)(a) At the beginning of the first session of a Parliament, and thereafter as required, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs shall name one Member from each of the parties recognized in the House and a Chair from the government party to constitute the Subcommittee on Petitions.
(b) Upon a Member requesting a take-note debate on the matter of a petition pursuant to Standing Order 36(7), the Subcommittee on Petitions shall meet within five sitting days to consider the request for a debate.
(c) In determining whether a debate should occur in the Hall the Subcommittee shall take into consideration the following conditions:
(i) the subject has not recently been debated or is unlikely to be debated in the House in the near future; and
(ii) the subject is determined to be suitable for debate in Parliament, according to the criteria adopted by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
(2) After having met pursuant to section (1) of this Standing Order, the Subcommittee on Petitions shall forthwith deposit with the clerk of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs a report recommending whether or not a take-note debate on the matter of a petition shall or shall not occur, giving the reasons when not recommending such a debate, and that report, which shall be deemed to have been adopted by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, shall be presented to the House at the next earliest opportunity as a report of that Committee and shall be deemed concurred in as soon as it is presented.
53.2(1) When a report pursuant to Standing Order 36.1(2) has been presented to the House, the Clerk of the House shall cause to be placed on the Notice Paper for the Hall a notice of motion, which shall stand in the name of the Member requesting the debate. The take-note debate shall take place in the Hall within ten meetings of the Hall following the presentation of the report, at a time designated by the Deputy Speaker pursuant to Standing Order 168(3) and the motion shall be deemed moved upon commencement of the debate.
(2) The rules to apply to a take-note debate held in the Hall, whether in relation to the matter of a petition or any other subject that the House may refer to it, shall be as follows:
(a) the Minister who proposed the motion or the Member who requested the debate on the matter of a petition may speak first provided that if the Minister or Member is not present at that time, he or she is not deemed to have spoken to the motion;
(b) no Member may speak for longer than twenty minutes, provided that a Member may indicate to the Deputy Speaker that he or she will be dividing his or her time with another Member, and each speech may be followed by a period of not more than ten minutes for questions and comments;
(c) when no Member rises to speak or after three hours of debate, whichever is earlier, the debate shall end; and
(d) the ordinary time of daily adjournment and any proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 38 shall be delayed accordingly.”;

(e) in order to establish a second, parallel debating chamber:

(i) the following new Standing Orders be added after Standing Order 159:

“160(1) The Hall shall be established as a committee of the House to consider, in addition to any matters referred to it by the House from time to time, the following items of business:
(a) Private Members’ Business;
(b) Statements by Members (pursuant to Standing Order 31);
(c) Routine Proceedings, which shall be as follows:
(i) Tabling of Documents (pursuant to Standing Orders 32 or 109);
(ii) Statements by Ministers (pursuant to Standing Order 33);
(iii) Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations (pursuant to Standing Order 34);
(iv) Presenting Reports from Committees (pursuant to Standing Order 35);
(v) Introduction of Private Members’ Bills; and
(vi) Presenting Petitions (pursuant to Standing Order 36(6)).
(d) Take-Note Debates on petitions (pursuant to Standing Order 53.2);
(e) Adjournment proceedings (pursuant to Standing Order 38);
(f) Emergency Debates (pursuant to Standing Order 52);
(g) Take-Note Debates (pursuant to Standing Orders 53.1 and 53.2);
(h) Debate on a motion to concur in a committee report or for the continuation of such a debate (pursuant to Standing Order 66);
(i) Other items referred from the House or, on agreement of the House, by a committee of the House.
(2) Nothing in the provisions related to the Hall should be interpreted as preventing any business from being considered by the House. The Hall is a supplementary and parallel venue through which House business can be conducted.
(3) The Clerk of the Hall shall record the proceedings of the Hall as the Minutes of Proceedings of the Hall. The minutes shall form part of a distinct section in the Journals of the House.
161(1) The Hall shall meet from Monday through Friday during weeks on which the House is scheduled to sit, subject to Standing Order 28, unless otherwise provided by Standing or Special Order of the House.
(2) On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the Hall shall meet in a location determined by the Speaker of the House. On Fridays, the Hall shall meet in the House of Commons chamber.
(3) The Hall shall meet on Mondays at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m., and on Fridays at 9:00 a.m.
(4) Except as otherwise provided for in the Standing Orders, at 6:30 p.m. on any sitting day except Friday, the Chair shall deem a motion to adjourn the sitting until the next sitting day moved and seconded, whereupon such motion shall be debatable for not more than thirty minutes. The “Adjournment Proceedings” shall be taken up pursuant to Standing Order 38. At the conclusion of debate on the motion to adjourn, the Chair shall deem the motion to adjourn to have been carried and shall adjourn the sitting until the next sitting day. At 2:30 p.m. on Fridays, the Chair shall adjourn the Hall to the next meeting day.
(5) The hours and days of meetings of the Hall shall be subjected to the following exceptions:
(a) The Hall shall not meet until the second Monday after the commencement of each Session.
(b) The Chair shall suspend the meeting:
(i) when the bells ring to call in the Members to any recorded division in the House. The Chair shall not convene or resume a meeting when the bells are ringing or during the taking of a recorded division in the House.
(ii) from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and at any other time Statements by Members and Oral Questions may be taken up in the House;
(iii) when, in the opinion of the Chair, the presence of members is expected in the House for other reasons;
(iv) between items of business, except to proceed to the Adjournment Proceedings, unless there is unanimous consent of the Members present to continue to meet and proceed with the next scheduled item of business;
(v) at any time when debate on an item of Private Members’ Business has been concluded prior to the normal time provided for that debate, or has been interrupted pursuant to paragraph (e) of this section, unless the sponsor of the next scheduled item is present and there is unanimous consent of the Members to proceed without suspending.
(c) The Deputy Speaker may, at his or her discretion, extend the hours of the meeting when an Order of the House is adopted pursuant to Standing Order 27(1) or if the hours of sitting of the House are extended by special order. In doing so, the Deputy Speaker shall determine the schedule according to requests arising from consultations under Standing Order 168(2).
(d) A period of time corresponding to the time taken for suspensions or delays in convening as a consequence of the bells ringing or the taking of recorded division, or for other interruptions, shall be added to the time provided for the order of business that was interrupted or delayed. Other orders of business and, where applicable, the ordinary time of daily adjournment, shall be delayed accordingly.
(e)(i) If a period of time of ten minutes or less is taken from an item of Private Members’ Business considered in the Hall as a consequence of a suspension or delay, a period of time corresponding to the time of the delay or interruption shall be added to the end of the hour, delaying the next order of business accordingly and taking as much time of the business set out in section (6) of this Standing Order as necessary. On Fridays, business scheduled pursuant to Standing Order 168(3) shall be delayed accordingly.
(ii) If a period of more than ten minutes is taken, the said Private Members’ Business, or any remaining portion, shall be added to the business of the Hall on a day to be determined by the Deputy Speaker pursuant to Standing Order 168(3), who shall designate a day and time for the item to be resumed within the next ten meetings of the Hall following the delay or interruption.
(6)(a) At 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, and at 9:30 a.m. on Fridays, the Hall shall proceed to Routine Proceedings for a period not exceeding 30 minutes, which shall be as follows:
Tabling of Documents (pursuant to Standing Orders 32 or 109);
Statements by Ministers (pursuant to Standing Order 33);
Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations (pursuant to Standing Order 34)
Presenting Reports from Committees (pursuant to Standing Order 35)
Introduction of Private Members’ Bills
Presenting Petitions (pursuant to Standing Order 36(6))
(b) When the time provided pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section is delayed for more than thirty minutes as a consequence of a suspension or delay pursuant to paragraph (5)(e) of this Standing Order, Routine Proceedings shall not be taken up that day.
(7) The order of business of the Hall shall be as follows:
(a) 30 minutes of Statements by Members, pursuant to Standing Order 31, at the beginning of each sitting;
(b) Private Members’ Business shall be taken up for:
(i) two hours on Mondays, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.;
(ii) three hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and
(iii) four hours on Fridays, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.;
(c) 30 minutes of adjournment proceedings, pursuant to Standing Order 38, at the end of each day except on Fridays.
162 All Members shall be members of the Hall.
163(1) The presence of at least one government member, one opposition member and the Chair shall be necessary to constitute a meeting of the Hall.
(2) If at any time during a meeting a quorum is not present, the Chair shall suspend the meeting until there be a quorum, or until the time scheduled for the next order of business. If there is no further business scheduled, the Chair shall adjourn until the next meeting.
(3) Whenever the Chair adjourns the Hall for want of a quorum, the time of the adjournment, and the names of the Members then present, shall be inserted in the Minutes of Proceedings of the Hall.
164(1) The Standing Orders of the House shall be observed in the Hall so far as may be applicable.
(2) The provisions of Standing Orders 57, 58, 60, 61, 62, 63, 67.1, and 78 shall not apply to meetings of the Hall.
(3) Dilatory motions shall not be admissible during meetings of the Hall, except where provided for in the provisions of these Standing Orders.
(4) At any time, a Minister may move in the House, without notice, a motion to be decided immediately without debate or amendment, requiring that an item of business under Government Orders be reported back to the House for further consideration. Notwithstanding Standing Order 171, when such a motion is adopted, the item in question must be reported back to the House at the earliest opportunity during the sitting. Any such report filed with the Clerk of the House shall be deemed presented to the House. The Speaker shall inform the House at the earliest opportunity that a report has been received and an entry in relation thereto shall be inserted in the Journals of that sitting. The item shall again be considered in the House on a day and at a time determined by the government, but no later than at the conclusion of the fourth sitting day after the motion was adopted.
(5) A motion, or an amendment to a motion, of censure of or non-confidence in the government shall be inadmissible in the Hall.
165 In addition to the Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, the following Members may chair the Hall:
(a) Any Assistant Deputy Speaker; and
(b) Any member of the Panel of Chairs, appointed pursuant to Standing Order 112, when so requested by the Deputy Speaker, in the absence of the Deputy Speaker or one of the Assistant Deputy Speakers.
166(1) The Chair shall have the same responsibility to maintain and preserve order and decorum in the Hall as the Speaker has in the House, deciding all question of order, provided that the Chair shall not entertain questions of privilege. No debate shall be permitted on any decision.
(2) A decision of the Chair may not be subject to an appeal to the Hall but may be brought to the attention of the Speaker by any Member and the Speaker shall have the power to rule on the matter.
(3) If any Member persistently disregards the authority of the Chair, the Chair may order the Member to withdraw from the room until the next order of business, or for the remainder of that meeting. No such order shall be subject to an appeal to the Speaker or the House.
(4) In the event of a Member disregarding an order of the Chair pursuant to section (3) of this Standing Order, the Chair shall order security personnel to remove the Member. Notwithstanding any action taken pursuant to this Standing Order, the Chair may report the conduct of a Member to the House by rising in the House pursuant to Standing Order 47.
167(1) The Hall shall not make any decisions on any item of business.
(2) At the expiry of the time allotted to any item of business where a decision is required, the Chair shall report the question to the House; and any question shall be put in accordance with Standing Order 171.
(3) Any debate on an item of business under consideration by the Hall shall adjourn following an order of the House requiring it to be reported back to the House pursuant to Standing Order 164(4).
168(1) The business taken up at any meeting of the Hall shall be such as the Deputy Speaker shall appoint, except when otherwise ordered by the Speaker or the House.
(2) For any business pursuant to section (3) of this Standing Order, the Deputy Speaker shall determine the business taken up by the Hall, following consultations; and, when possible, the time allotted for proceedings shall be divided as equitably as practical according to requests arising from those consultations.
(3) For any meeting of the Hall, the Deputy Speaker shall schedule the business to be considered during the time not otherwise provided for in Standing Orders 161(5), 161(6) and 161(7) according to requests arising from consultations under section (2) of this Standing Order.
(4) In consultation with the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker shall:
(a) make all arrangements necessary to ensure the orderly conduct of the Hall;
(b) ensure that all Members have not less than 24 hours’ notice of the order of business to be considered in the Hall;
(c) ensure that the notice required is published, in a distinct and dedicated section of the Notice Paper;
(d) include in this section a list of all questions or matters reported to but not yet disposed of by the House.
169(1) If a motion is moved in the House by a Minister of the Crown to have an order of the day be proceeded with at a meeting of the Hall, the question shall be put immediately without debate or amendment. In putting the question on the motion, the Speaker shall ask those Members who object to rise in their places. If 15 or more Members rise, the motion shall be deemed to have been withdrawn; otherwise, the motion shall have been adopted.
(2) When a motion under section (1) is adopted, the Deputy Speaker shall schedule the business to be considered in the Hall during the time not otherwise provided for in Standing Orders 161(5), 161(6), and 161(7).
170(1) In the Hall, the Standing Orders, as they relate to the rules of debate and time limits for speeches, shall apply, subject to the following provisions:
(a) During debate on an item of business, a Member may rise and, if recognized by the Chair, ask the Chair whether the Member speaking is willing to give way. The Member speaking shall either:
(i) refuse to give way and continue speaking; or
(ii) accept to give way and allow the Member to ask a short question or make a brief response immediately relevant to the Member’s speech. Such an intervention may not exceed 30 seconds.
(b) In any case, if a Member making the request causes disorder, the Chair may, at his or her discretion, interrupt the Member and give the floor to the Member making a speech.
(2) Any period of time taken from a Member during a speech for interventions made under paragraph (1)(a) of this Standing Order or for points of order, shall not be deducted from the time allocated to that Member’s speaking time.
(3) Notwithstanding any provisions of the Standing Orders, in the Hall, less formal rules of debate may be allowed at the discretion of the Deputy Speaker. As such, unless a Member present objects, the Deputy Speaker may allow a Member, among other matters, to speak twice on a motion, to use visual aids if necessary, to ask a question to the sponsor of the Private Members’ Business item being debated, or to participate in a debate in a manner not expressly provided for in the Standing Orders.
171(1) Notwithstanding Standing Order 164(4), when the Hall has completed consideration of a motion, bill or any other item of business, or upon conclusion of an item of business to be reported to the House, the Clerk of the Hall shall create a report to the House which shall include a certified copy of any bill or item of business to be reported to the House, together with any schedules of amendments and unresolved questions, and shall deposit the report with the Clerk of the House after the adjournment of the Hall.
(2) Receipt by the Clerk of the House of a report from the Clerk of the Hall shall be deemed for all purposes to constitute the report being laid before the House, and any such receipt shall be inserted in the Journals of the House.
(3) Once a report has been received by the House, all questions requiring a decision from the House shall be put successively without debate or amendment at each sitting during Routine Proceedings provided that any recorded division demanded shall be deferred to the next sitting day at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions. Any recorded division demanded during Routine Proceedings on a Thursday shall be deferred to the following Monday at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.”,

(ii) each Standing Order listed herein be replaced as follows:

“28(1)(a) The House and the Hall shall not meet on New Year's Day, the day fixed for the celebration of the birthday of the Sovereign, St. John the Baptist Day, Dominion Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day and Christmas Day. When St. John the Baptist Day and Dominion Day fall on a Tuesday, the House and the Hall shall not meet the preceding day.
(b) The Hall shall meet on Fridays during weeks where the House is scheduled to sit pursuant to this Standing Order, provided that it shall not meet on Good Friday and, when St. John the Baptist Day and Dominion Day fall on a Thursday, the Hall shall not meet the following day.
31 A Member, other than a Minister of the Crown, may be recognized, under the provisions of Standing Orders 30(5) or 161(7)(a), to make a statement for not more than one minute. The Speaker or the Chair of the Hall, as the case may be, may order a Member to resume his or her seat if, in their opinion, improper use is made of this Standing Order.
36(6)(a) Members desiring to present a petition may do so during Routine Proceedings in the House under the rubric “Presenting Petitions”, a period not to exceed 15 minutes.
(b) Provided that it has not been presented to the House, Members may also present a petition in the Hall during Routine Proceedings under the rubric “Presenting Petitions”. This period shall not exceed the time provided for Routine Proceedings as set out in Standing Order 161(6).
38(3) When several Members have given notices of intention to raise matters during Adjournment Proceedings, the Speaker shall decide the order and if such matters are to be raised in the House or in the Hall. In doing so, the Speaker shall have regard to the order in which notices were given, to the urgency of the matters raised, and to the apportioning of the opportunities to debate such matters among the Members of the various parties in the House. The Speaker may, at his or her discretion, consult with representatives of the parties concerning such order and be guided by their advice. The Speaker may also consult the Deputy Speaker for matters concerning the Hall.
38(4) By not later than 5:00 p.m. on any Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, the Speaker shall indicate to the House and the Deputy Speaker shall indicate to the Hall the matter or matters to be raised during Adjournment Proceedings that day.
52(2) Members wishing to move, “That this House do now adjourn” or “That the Hall has considered an urgent matter” under the provisions of this Standing Order shall give to the Speaker, at least one hour prior to raising it in the House, a written statement of the matter proposed to be discussed.
52(3) When requesting leave to propose an emergency debate, the Member shall:
(a) rise in his or her place and present without argument the statement referred to in section (2) of this Standing Order;
(b) specify whether they wish to have the debate take place in the House or in the Hall.
52(8) If the Speaker so desires, the decision upon whether the matter is proper to be discussed may be deferred until later in the sitting, when the proceedings of the House may be interrupted for the purpose of announcing the decision.
52(9)(a) If the Speaker is satisfied that the matter is proper to be discussed and that the debate is to take place in the House, the motion shall stand over until the ordinary hour of daily adjournment on that day, provided that the Speaker, at his or her discretion, may direct that the motion shall be set down for consideration on the following sitting day at an hour specified by the Speaker;
(b) If the Speaker decides that the debate is to take place in the Hall, the Speaker shall instruct the Deputy Speaker to place the emergency debate on the order of the day of the Hall on that day or on the following day that is not a Friday, at a time specified by the Deputy Speaker pursuant to Standing Order 168(3).
52(12)(a) The proceedings on any motion being considered in the House, pursuant to section (9)(a) of this Standing Order, may continue beyond the ordinary hour of daily adjournment but, when debate thereon is concluded prior to that hour in any sitting, it shall be deemed withdrawn. Subject to any motion adopted pursuant to Standing Order 26(2), at 12:00 midnight on any sitting day, the Speaker shall declare the motion carried and forthwith adjourn the House until the next sitting day. In any other case, the Speaker, when satisfied that the debate has been concluded, shall declare the motion carried and forthwith adjourn the House until the next sitting day.
(b) The proceedings on any motion being considered in the Hall, pursuant to section (9)(b) of this Standing Order, may only take place during times scheduled pursuant to Standing Order 168(3). At the expiry of the time scheduled by the Deputy Speaker, the motion shall be deemed carried and the Hall shall proceed with the next item of business.
53.1(2)(a) A take-note debate ordered by the House shall begin at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment and any proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 38 shall be suspended on that day.
(b) If a take-note debate is to take place in the Hall, it shall begin at the time set for business scheduled pursuant to Standing Order 168(3).
66(2) A motion for the concurrence in a report from a standing or special committee, when moved in the House, shall receive not more than three hours of consideration, after which time, unless previously disposed of, the Speaker shall interrupt and put all questions necessary to dispose of the motion without further debate or amendment, provided that, if debate is adjourned or interrupted:
(a) the motion shall again be considered either in the House on a day designated by the government after consultation with the House Leaders of the other parties, or in the Hall on a day and at a time designated by the Deputy Speaker pursuant to Standing Order 168(3), but, in any case, not later than the eighth sitting day after the interruption;
(i) when debate on the motion is continued in the House, it shall be resumed at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment on the day designated pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section and shall not be further interrupted or adjourned,
(ii) when debate on the motion is continued in the Hall, it shall be resumed at a time designated by the Deputy Speaker pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, and shall not be further adjourned or interrupted, except if required in accordance with Standing Order 161(5)(b) in which case the adjournment proceedings shall be delayed accordingly;
(b) when no Member rises to speak or after three hours of debate, whichever is earlier:
(i) If the debate on the motion for concurrence has been concluded in the House, the Speaker shall put all questions necessary to dispose of the motion, provided that any recorded division demanded on the motion shall stand deferred to an appointed time on the next Wednesday, no later than the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on that day.
(ii) If the debate on the motion for concurrence has been concluded in the Hall, the Deputy Speaker shall report the motion to the House pursuant to Standing Order 171.
86.1 At the beginning of the second or a subsequent session of a Parliament,
(1) All items of Private Members’ Business originating in the House of Commons that were listed on the Order Paper during the previous session shall be deemed to have been considered and approved at all stages completed at the time of prorogation and shall stand, if necessary, on the Order Paper or, as the case may be, referred to committee.
(2) The List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business established pursuant to Standing Order 87 shall continue from session to session. The items on the second order of precedence at the time of prorogation shall be added at the beginning of the first order of precedence at the time of prorogation and together shall constitute a new first order of precedence.
87(1)(a)(i) At the beginning of the first session of a Parliament, the List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business shall be established by adding first the names of eligible Members from the List for the Consideration of Private Members’ Business of the preceding Parliament, in the same order they were at dissolution, retaining only the names of any returning Member of the House. Then, after notifying all Members of the time, date and place, the Clerk of the House, acting on behalf of the Speaker, shall, conduct a random draw of the names of all remaining Members of the House which shall be added to that List. On the sixteenth sitting day following the draw, the first ninety names on the List shall, subject to paragraph (c) of this Standing Order, constitute the first order of precedence.
89 The order for the first consideration of any motion or subsequent stages of a bill already considered during Private Members’ Business, of second reading of a private bill and of second reading of a private Member’s public bill originating in the Senate shall be placed at the bottom of the first order of precedence. The order for the second consideration of any such item shall be added to the bottom of the second order of precedence.
91 Notwithstanding Standing Orders 30(6) and 161(7), the consideration of Private Members’ Business shall be suspended at the beginning of the first session of a Parliament and, at the time otherwise provided for the consideration of Private Members’ Business,
(i) the House shall continue to consider any business before it until a first order of precedence is established pursuant to Standing Order 87(1);
(ii) the business of the Hall shall be scheduled in the manner provided for in Standing Order 168.
93(1)(a) Except as provided for in Standing Order 96(1), unless previously disposed of, bills at the second reading stage or motions shall receive not more than two hours of consideration pursuant to Standing Order 89 and, unless previously disposed of, shall be again considered only when it reaches the top of the second order of precedence.
(b) Provided that:
(i) when proceedings then before the House are disposed of, every question necessary to dispose of the motion or of the bill at the second reading stage, shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment;
(ii) unless otherwise disposed of, at the end of the time provided for the consideration of the said item, any proceedings then before the Hall shall be interrupted and the item reported to the House pursuant to Standing Order 171.
(c) Any recorded division on an item of Private Members’ Business demanded pursuant to Standing Order 45(1) shall be deferred to the next Wednesday, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business.
94(1)(a) The Speaker shall make all arrangements necessary to ensure the orderly conduct of Private Members’ Business including ensuring that:
(i) at the beginning of a Parliament, Private Members’ Business in the House not begin earlier than forty-eight hours after the presentation of the first report presented pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2);
(ii) at the beginning of a Parliament, Private Members’ Business in the Hall, begin eight sitting days following consideration of items pursuant to subparagraph (i) of this section;
(iii) all Members have not less than twenty-four hours’ notice of items to be considered during Private Members’ Business; and
(iv) the notices required by subparagraph (iii) of this paragraph is published in the Notice Paper for the House and for the Hall.
94(1)(b)(i) In the event of it not being possible to provide the notice required by subparagraphs (a)(iii) or (a)(iv) of this section, Private Members’ Business shall be suspended for that day and the House shall continue with or revert to the business before it prior to Private Members’ Business until the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
(ii) In the event of it not being possible to provide notice of an item of Private Members’ Business pursuant to Standing Order 168(4), the hour provided for the said item to be considered by the Hall shall be suspended until the next order of business. The said item shall retain its place in the order of precedence.
94(2)(b) In the event that the Speaker has been unable to arrange an exchange,
(i) the House shall continue with the business before it prior to Private Members’ Business,
(ii) the Deputy Speaker shall schedule the business to be considered in the Hall pursuant to Standing Order 168(3).
97(2)(a) When debate on a motion for the production of papers being considered during Private Members’ Business has taken place for a total time of one hour and fifty minutes, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 89, the debate shall at that point be interrupted whereupon a Minister of the Crown or a Parliamentary Secretary speaking on behalf of the Minister, whether or not such Minister or Parliamentary Secretary has already spoken, may speak for not more than five minutes, following which the mover of the motion may close the debate by speaking for not more than five minutes, after which, unless otherwise disposed of,
(i) any proceedings then before the House shall be interrupted and every question necessary to dispose of the motion, shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment; or
(ii) any proceedings then before the Hall shall be interrupted and the item reported to the House pursuant to Standing Order 171.
(b) Any recorded division on an item of Private Members’ Business demanded pursuant to Standing Order 45(1) shall be deferred to the next Wednesday, immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business.
98(2) The report and third reading stages of a Private Member’s bill shall be taken up on two days pursuant to Standing Order 89 and, unless previously disposed of, the order for the remaining stage or stages shall be again considered when the said bill reaches the top of the second order of precedence.
98(3)(a) When the report or third reading stages of the said bill are before the House on the first of the days provided pursuant to section (2) of this Standing Order, and if the said bill has not been disposed of prior to the end of the first thirty minutes of consideration, during any time then remaining, any one Member may propose a motion to extend the time for the consideration of any remaining stages on the second of the said days during a period not exceeding five consecutive hours, provided that:
(i) the motion shall be put forthwith without debate or amendment and shall be deemed withdrawn if fewer than twenty Members rise in support thereof; and
(ii) a subsequent such motion shall not be put unless there has been an intervening proceeding.
(b) When a motion is adopted pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, the item shall be dropped to the bottom of the first order of precedence after having been once considered, notwithstanding Standing Order 89, and shall be again considered in the House, notwithstanding Standing Order 88, only when it reaches the top of the said order of precedence, at the end of the time provided for Private Members’ Business, except on a Monday when the period shall begin at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
98(4)(a) On the second day provided pursuant to section (2) of this Standing Order, unless previously disposed of, at the end of the time provided for the consideration thereof,
(i) any proceedings then before the House shall be interrupted and every question necessary to dispose of the then remaining stage or stages of the said bill shall be put forthwith and successively without further debate or amendment;
(ii) any proceedings then before the Hall shall be interrupted and the item reported to the House pursuant to Standing Order 171.
99(1)(a) The proceedings on Private Members’ Business in the House shall not be suspended except as provided for in Standing Orders 2(3), 30(4), 30(7), 52(14), 83(2), 91, 92(1)(b) and 94(1)(b) or as otherwise specified by Special Order of this House. No Private Members’ Business shall be taken up in the House on days appointed for the consideration of business pursuant to Standing Order 53 nor on days, other than Mondays, appointed for the consideration of business pursuant to Standing Order 81(18).
(b) The proceedings on Private Members’ Business in the Hall shall not be suspended except as provided for in Standing Orders 91, 94(1)(b), and 161(5), or as otherwise specified by Special Order of this House.”,
(iii) the following new Standing Orders be added:
“28(6) On Fridays when the House is adjourned and the Hall has met, the Minutes of Proceedings of the Hall, along with any report deposited pursuant to Standing Order 171, shall be published in the Journals.
35(3) No reports pursuant to Standing Orders 91.1(2), 92(3), 97.1(1), 104(1), 119.1(2), and 123 may be presented to the Hall.
66(2.1) A motion for the concurrence in a report from a standing or special committee may be debated in the Hall provided that a similar motion has not been moved in the House and that the debate be requested and scheduled by the Deputy Speaker pursuant to Standing Order 168(3), and that, after three hours of consideration, unless previously disposed of, the Deputy Speaker shall report the motion to the House pursuant to Standing Order 171.
88 The first hour of debate on any item of Private Members’ Business pursuant to Standing Orders 93(1) and 98(2) shall be considered by the House from Monday to Thursday at the time provided for in Standing Order 30(6), and by the Hall on Fridays at the time provided for in Standing Order 161(7). The second hour of debate shall be considered by the Hall from Monday to Thursday at the time provided for in Standing Order 161(7).”,

(iv) Standing Order 30(3) be amended by replacing the words “At 3:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at 12:00 noon on Fridays, the House shall proceed to the ordinary daily routine of business, which shall be as follows:” with the words “At 3:00 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, and at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, the House shall proceed to Routine Proceedings, which shall be as follows: Reports from the Hall (pursuant to Standing Order 171)”,
(v) Standing Order 52(1) be amended by adding, after the word “consideration”, the words “or for a motion to consider such a matter in the Hall”,
(vi) Standing Order 52(4) be amended by adding, after the word “discussed”, the words “and shall decide if the debate shall occur in the House or in the Hall”,
(vii) Standing Order 52(10) be amended by deleting the words “on any day, except Friday,” and by adding, after the words “same day”, the words “in the House”,
(viii) Standing Order 53.1(1) be amended by adding, after the words “designating a day”, the words “and place”,
(ix) Standing Order 53.1(3) be amended by adding, after the words “to a debate”, the words “in the House”,
(x) Standing Order 66(3) be amended by adding, after the words “be moved”, the words “in the House”,
(xi) Standing Orders 87(1)(b), (c), (d), 87(5), 91.1(1), 92.1(3), (4), (5), and 98(1) each be amended by replacing each occurrence of the words “order of precedence” with the words “first order of precedence”,
(xii) Standing Order 87(2) be amended by replacing the words “order of precedence” with the words “first order of precedence”, and replacing the word “fifteen” with the word “forty”,
(xiii) Standing Order 87(3) be amended by replacing the word “fifteen” with the word “fifty”, and adding, after the words “names of all”, the word “eligible”,
(xiv) Standing Order 87(4) be amended by replacing the words “of an order” with the words “a first order”,
(xv) Standing Order 90 be deleted,
(xvi) Standing Order 92.1(2) be amended by replacing the word “five” with the word “four”, and replacing the words “Order of Precedence” with the words “first order of precedence”,
(xvii) Standing Order 93(2) be deleted,
(xviii) Standing Order 93(3) be renumbered 93(2),
(xix) Standing Order 94(2)(a) be amended by replacing the words “by the order” with the words “by any of the orders”, and replacing the words “placed in the order” with the words “placed within the same order”,
(xx) Standing Order 95(1) be amended in the French version by deleting the words “la Chambre étudie”, and adding, after the word “vote”, the words “est à l’étude”,
(xxi) Standing Order 97(1) be amended by adding, after the word “called”, the words “in the House”,
(xxii) Standing Order 97.1(2)(c) be amended by adding, after the word “Business”, the words “in the House”;

(f) the Standing Orders, as amended, take effect at the beginning of the 43rd Parliament;

(g) the amendments to the Standing Orders outlined in (e), and other correlative changes, take effect provisionally at the beginning of the 43rd Parliament, that two years after their implementation, the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs undertake a review of their application and make recommendations on whether to amend the provisional Standing Orders, to continue with them provisionally, to make them permanent, or to rescind them, and that the said Standing Orders remain in effect until such time as the Committee has presented its report and the report has been concurred in by the House;

(h) the name of the Hall be chosen by the House at the beginning of the 43rd Parliament, by secret ballot, provided that any suggested name for the Hall on the ballot be signed by at least 20 Members of the House;

(i) the Clerk of the House be authorized to make any required editorial and consequential alterations to the Standing Orders, including to the marginal notes, as well as such changes to the Order Paper and Notice Paper, as may be required; and

(j) the Clerk of the House be instructed to print a revised edition of the Standing Orders of the House. (Private Members' Business M-231)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast, with the following amendments:
1. New clauses 3.1 and 3.2, page 2: Add the following after line 18:
“Rights of Indigenous Peoples of Canada
3.1 For greater certainty, nothing in this Act is to be construed as abrogating or derogating from the protection provided for the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada by the recognition and affirmation of those rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.
Duty of Minister
3.2 When making a decision under this Act, the Minister must consider any adverse effects that the decision may have on the rights of the Indigenous peoples of Canada recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.”.
2. New clauses 32 and 33, page 16: Add the following after line 16:
“Review and Report
32 (1) At the start of the fifth year after the day on which this section comes into force, a comprehensive review of the provisions of this Act must be undertaken by the committee of the Senate, of the House of Commons or of both Houses of Parliament that may be designated or established for that purpose.
(2) The review undertaken under this section must take into account any report of a regional assessment conducted under section 33.
(3) The committee referred to in subsection (1) must, within one year after the review is undertaken under that subsection, submit a report to the House or Houses of Parliament of which it is a committee.
Regional Assessment
33 (1) Subsections (2) to (7) apply if Bill C-69, introduced in the 1st session of the 42nd Parliament and entitled An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, receives royal assent.
(2) The Minister of the Environment must, no later than 180 days after the day on which both this section and section 93 of the Impact Assessment Act are in force, establish a committee to conduct a regional assessment in relation to activities to which this Act relates.
(3) Before establishing the committee, the Minister of the Environment must offer to the governments of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan and to any Indigenous governing body within the meaning of section 2 of the Impact Assessment Act that acts on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people that owns or occupies lands that are located on the part of the coast of British Columbia that is referred to in subsection 4(1) of this Act to enter into an agreement or arrangement respecting the joint establishment of a committee to conduct the assessment and the manner in which the assessment is to be conducted.
(4) If an agreement or arrangement referred to in subsection (3) is entered into, the Minister of the Environment must establish — or approve — the committee’s terms of reference and appoint as a member of the committee one or more persons, or approve their appointment.
(5) The committee must submit to the Minister of the Environment a report of the assessment no later than four years after the day on which this section comes into force.
(6) The Minister of the Environment must have the report referred to in subsection (5) laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 30 days on which that House is sitting after the Minister of the Environment receives it.
(7) The Impact Assessment Act applies to the regional assessment conducted by the committee established under subsection (2) as if that committee were established under section 93 of that Act, with any modifications that may be necessary in the circumstances.”.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with the following amendments:
1. New clause 196.1, page 62: Add the following after line 21:
“196.1 (1) Subparagraph (c)(i) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is replaced by the following:
(i) subsection 52(1) (sabotage),
(i.001) subsection 57(3) (possession of a forged passport),
(i.002) section 62 (offences in relation to military forces),
(i.003) subsection 65(2) (riot — concealing identity),
(i.004) subsection 70(3) (contravening order made by governor in council),
(i.005) subsection 82(1) (explosives, possession without lawful excuse),
(i.006) subsection 121(1) (frauds on the government),
(i.007) subsection 121(2) (contractor subscribing to election fund),
(i.008) section 122 (breach of trust by public officer),
(i.009) subsection 123(1) (municipal corruption),
(i.01) subsection 123(2) (influencing municipal official),
(i.011) section 124 (selling or purchasing office),
(i.012) section 125 (influencing or negotiating appointments or dealings in offices),
(i.013) subsection 139(2) (obstructing justice),
(i.014) section 142 (corruptly taking reward for recovery of goods),
(i.015) section 144 (prison breach),
(i.016) section 145 (escape and being at large without excuse),
(2) Subparagraph (c)(iv) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is replaced by the following:
(iv) section 182 (dead body — neglect to perform duty, improper or indecent interference with),
(iv.1) section 184 (interception of private communication),
(iv.2) section 184.5 (interception of radio-based telephone communications),
(iv.3) section 221 (cause bodily harm by criminal negligence),
(iv.4) section 237 (infanticide),
(iv.5) section 242 (neglect to obtain assistance in child-birth),
(iv.6) subsection 247(1) (traps likely to cause bodily harm),
(iv.7) subsection 247(2) (traps — causing bodily harm),
(iv.8) subsection 247(3) (traps — in a place kept or used for committing other indictable offence),
(iv.9) section 262 (impeding attempt to save life),
(3) Paragraph (c) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (viii):
(viii.01) section 280 (abduction of person under 16),
(viii.02) section 281 (abduction of person under 14),
(4) Paragraph (c) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (viii.1):
(viii.11) section 291 (bigamy),
(viii.12) section 292 (procuring feigned marriage),
(viii.13) section 293 (polygamy),
(viii.14) section 293.1 (forced marriage),
(viii.15) section 293.2 (marriage under age of 16 years),
(viii.16) section 300 (publishing defamatory libel known to be false),
(viii.17) section 302 (extortion by libel),
(5) Paragraph (c) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (viii.2):
(viii.21) paragraph 334(a) (theft over $5,000 or testamentary instrument),
(viii.22) section 338 (fraudulently taking cattle or defacing brand),
(viii.23) subsection 339(1) (take possession of drift timber, etc.),
(viii.24) section 340 (destroying documents of title),
(6) Paragraph (c) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (x):
(x.1) subsection 351(2) (disguise with intent),
(x.11) paragraph 355(a) (possession of property over $5,000 or testamentary instrument),
(x.12) section 357 (bring into Canada property obtained by crime),
(x.13) paragraph 362(2)(a) (false pretence, property over $5,000 or testamentary instrument),
(x.14) subsection 362(3) (obtain credit, etc. by false pretence),
(x.15) section 363 (obtain execution of valuable security by fraud),
(x.16) subsection 377(1) (damaging documents),
(x.17) section 378 (offences in relation to registers),
(x.18) section 382 (manipulation of stock exchange),
(x.19) subsection 382.1(1) (prohibited insider trading),
(x.2) section 383 (gaming in stocks or merchandise),
(x.21) section 384 (broker reducing stock by selling his own account),
(x.22) section 386 (fraudulent registration of title),
(x.23) section 394 (fraud in relation to minerals),
(x.24) section 394.1 (possession of stolen minerals),
(x.25) section 396 (offences in relation to mines),
(x.26) section 397 (falsification of books and documents),
(x.27) section 399 (false return by public officer),
(x.28) section 400 (false prospectus),
(x.29) section 405 (acknowledging instrument in false name),
(7) Paragraph (c) of the definition secondary designated offence in section 487.04 of the Act is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (xi):
(xi.1) section 424 (threat against an internationally protected person),
(xi.11) section 424.1 (threat against United Nations or associated personnel),
(xi.12) section 426 (secret commissions),
(xi.13) section 435 (arson for fraudulent purpose),
(xi.14) section 436 (arson by negligence),
(xi.15) section 436.1 (possession incendiary material),
(xi.16) subsection 438(1) (interfering with saving of a wrecked vessel),
(xi.17) subsection 439(2) (interfering with a marine signal),
(xi.18) section 441 (occupant injuring building),
(xi.19) section 443 (interfering with international boundary marks, etc.),
(xi.2) section 451 (having clippings, etc.),
(xi.21) section 460 (advertising and dealing in counterfeit money),
(xi.22) subparagraphs 465(1)(b)(i) and (ii) (conspiracy to prosecute),
(xi.23) section 753.3 (breach of long-term supervision).”.
2. Clause 235, page 88: Add the following after line 11:
“(7) In this section, judge, in the Province of Quebec,
(a) in the case where the order that the accused be detained in custody has been made by a judge of the superior court of criminal jurisdiction of the Province of Quebec, has the same meaning as in paragraph (b) of the definition judge in section 493; and
(b) in any other case, means a judge of the superior court of criminal jurisdiction of the province, a judge of the Court of Quebec or three judges of the Court of Quebec.”.
3. Clause 239, pages 90 and 91:
(a) On page 90, replace line 28 with the following:
“a court composed of a judge and jury. If you elect to be tried by a judge without a jury or by a court composed of a judge and jury or if you are deemed to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, you will have a preliminary inquiry only if you or the prosecutor — or both — request one and that request is authorized by the justice. How do you elect to be tried?”; and
(b) on page 91, add the following after line 5:
“(4.01) If an accused referred to in subsection (2.1) elects to be tried by a judge without a jury or by a court composed of a judge and jury, if an accused does not elect when put to the election or is deemed under paragraph 565(1)(a) to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, or if an accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469 that is not punishable by imprisonment for life, the justice shall, on the joint request of the accused and the prosecutor that is made at that time or within the period fixed by rules of the court made under section 482 or 482.1 — or, if there are no such rules, by the justice — hold a preliminary inquiry into the charge, if the justice is satisfied that appropriate measures have been taken to mitigate the impacts on any witness likely to provide evidence at the inquiry, including the complainant.
(4.02) If an accused referred to in subsection (2.1) elects to be tried by a judge without a jury or by a court composed of a judge and jury, if an accused does not elect when put to the election or is deemed under paragraph 565(1)(a) to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, or if an accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469 that is not punishable by imprisonment for life, the justice may, subject to section 577, on the request of the accused or the prosecutor that is made at that time or within the period fixed by rules of the court made under section 482 or 482.1 — or, if there are no such rules, by the justice — hold a preliminary inquiry into the charge, if the justice is satisfied that it is in the best interests of the administration of justice to hold one and that appropriate measures have been taken to mitigate the impacts on any witness likely to provide evidence at the inquiry, including the complainant.”.
4. Clause 240, pages 92 and 93:
(a) On page 92, replace line 34 with the following:
“of a judge and jury. If you elect to be tried by a judge without a jury or by a court composed of a judge and jury or if you are deemed to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, you will have a preliminary inquiry only if you or the prosecutor — or both — request one and that request is authorized by the justice. How do you elect to be tried?”; and
(b) on page 93, add the following after line 4:
“(3.1) If an accused referred to in subsection (2.1) elects to be tried by a judge without a jury or by a court composed of a judge and jury, if an accused does not elect when put to the election or is deemed under paragraph 565(1)(a) to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, or if an accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469 that is not punishable by imprisonment for life, the justice shall, on the joint request of the accused and the prosecutor that is made at that time or within the period fixed by rules of the court made under section 482 or 482.1 — or, if there are no such rules, by the justice — hold a preliminary inquiry into the charge, if the justice is satisfied that appropriate measures have been taken to mitigate the impacts on any witness likely to provide evidence at the inquiry, including the complainant.
(3.2) If an accused referred to in subsection (2.1) elects to be tried by a judge without a jury or by a court composed of a judge and jury, if an accused does not elect when put to the election or is deemed under paragraph 565(1)(a) to have elected to be tried by a court composed of a judge and jury, or if an accused is charged with an offence listed in section 469 that is not punishable by imprisonment for life, the justice may, subject to section 577, on the request of the accused or the prosecutor that is made at that time or within the period fixed by rules of the court made under section 482 or 482.1 — or, if there are no such rules, by the justice — hold a preliminary inquiry into the charge, if the justice is satisfied that it is in the best interests of the administration of justice to hold one and that appropriate measures have been taken to mitigate the impacts on any witness likely to provide evidence at the inquiry, including the complainant.”.
5. Clause 278, page 113: Replace lines 9 and 10 with the following:
“261 or 462.37, subsection 491.1(2), 730(1) or 737(2.1) or (3) or section 738, 739, 742.1, 742.3, 743.6, 745.4”.
6. New clause 292.1, page 123: Add the following after line 5:
“292.1 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 718.03:
718.04 When a court imposes a sentence for an offence that involved the abuse of an intimate partner — and, in particular, a partner who is vulnerable on the basis of sex or is an Aboriginal person — the court shall give primary consideration to the objectives of denunciation and deterrence of the conduct that forms the basis of the offence.”.
7. Clause 293, page 123: Replace line 9 with the following:
“offence, abused the offender’s intimate partner or a member of the victim or the offender’s family,
293.1 The Act is amended by adding the following after section 718.2:
718.201 A court that imposes a sentence in respect of an offence that involved the abuse of an intimate partner shall consider the increased vulnerability of female persons who are victims, giving particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal female victims.”.
8. Clause 301, pages 126 and 127:
(a) On page 126, replace lines 1 to 36 with the following:
“301 Section 737 of the Act is replaced by the following:
737 (1) An offender who is convicted, or discharged under section 730, of an offence under this Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or the Cannabis Act shall pay a victim surcharge for each offence, in addition to any other punishment imposed on the offender.
(2) Subject to subsections (2.1) and (3), the amount of the victim surcharge in respect of an offence is
(a) 30% of any fine that is imposed on the offender for the offence; or
(b) if no fine is imposed on the offender for the offence,
(i) $100 in the case of an offence punishable by summary conviction, and
(ii) $200 in the case of an offence punishable by indictment.
(2.1) Despite subsection (1), the court may, on application of the offender or on its own motion, order an offender to pay no victim surcharge, or to pay a reduced amount, if it is satisfied that the victim surcharge
(a) would cause undue hardship to the offender; or
(b) would not cause undue hardship to the offender but would be disproportionate to the gravity of the offence or the degree of responsibility of the offender.
(2.2) For the purposes of subsection (2.1), undue hardship means the offender is unable to pay a victim surcharge on account of the offender’s precarious financial circumstances, including because of their unemployment, homelessness, lack of assets or significant financial obligations towards their depend-ants.
(2.3) For greater certainty, for the purposes of subsection (2.2), the imprisonment of the offender alone does not constitute undue hardship.
(2.4) When the court makes an order under subsection (2.1), the court shall state its reasons in the record of the proceedings.
(3) The court may order an offender to pay a victim surcharge in an amount exceeding that set out in subsection (2) if the court considers it appropriate in the circumstances and is satisfied that the offender is able to pay the higher amount
(4) The victim surcharge imposed in respect of an offence is payable within the time established by the lieutenant governor in council of the province in which the surcharge is imposed. If no time has been so established, the surcharge is payable within a reasonable time after its imposition.
(5) A victim surcharge shall be applied for the purposes of providing such assistance to victims of offences as the lieutenant governor in council of the province in which the surcharge is imposed may direct from time to time.
(6) The court shall cause to be given to the offender a written notice setting out
(a) the amount of the victim surcharge;
(b) the manner in which the victim surcharge is to be paid;
(c) the time by which the victim surcharge must be paid; and
(d) the procedure for applying for a change in any terms referred to in paragraphs (b) and (c) in accordance with section 734.3.
(7) Subsections 734(3) to (7) and sections 734.3, 734.5, 734.7, 734.8 and 736 apply, with any modifications that the circumstances require, in respect of a victim surcharge imposed under this section and, in particular,
(a) a reference in any of those provisions to “fine”, other than in subsection 734.8(5), must be read as if it were a reference to “victim surcharge”; and
(b) the notice provided under subsection (6) is deemed to be an order made under section 734.1.
(8) Subsections (2.1) to (2.4) apply to any offender who is sentenced for an offence under this Act, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act or the Cannabis Act that was committed after the day on which those subsections come into force.”; and
(b) on page 127, delete lines 1 to 18.
9. Clause 314, page 134: Replace lines 14 and 15 with the following:
“section 259 or 261, subsection 730(1) or 737(2.1) or (3) or section 738, 739, 742.1 or 742.3,”.
10. Clause 317.1, page 135: Replace line 25 with the following:
“(c) the agent is authorized to do so under
(i) the law of the province; or
(ii) a program”.
11. Clause 388, page 183: Replace lines 6 and 7 with the following:
“388 (1) Paragraph 2(1)(a) of the Identification of Crimi-nals Act is amended by striking out “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (i), by adding “or” at the end of subparagraph (ii) and by adding the following after subparagraph (ii):
(iii) an offence punishable on summary conviction if that offence may also be prosecuted as an indictable offence described in subparagraph (i);
(2) Paragraph 2(1)(c) of the Act is replaced by the following:”.
12. Clause 401, page 187:
(a) Replace line 15 with the following:
“401 (1) Subsections (2) and (3) apply in Bill C-45, in-”; and
(b) delete lines 27 to 36.

13. Clause 406, page 197: Replace lines 27 and 28 with the following:
“to 353, subsection 370(1), sections 376 to 379, 382 and 385, subsection 388(1) and sections 399 and 400.1 come into force on the 90th”.
14. Clause 407, page 197: Replace line 42 with the following:
“370(2), sections 371 to 375, 380, 381 and 387, subsection 388(2) and sections 389 to 393, 396 to”.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, with the following amendments:
1. Preamble, page 2: Add the following after line 12:
“Whereas Inuktut is the first language of Inuit Nunangat and is the first language of the majority of Inuit Nunangat residents and the Government of Canada is committed to maintaining, revitalizing and promoting Inuktut;”.
2. Clause 2, page 3: Replace lines 24 to 26 with the following:
“(a) that represents the interests of an Indigenous group and its members;
(b) other than in section 45, that is specialized in Indigenous languages; or
(c) that delivers services to Indigenous people where they reside, including friendship centres and other Indigenous community-based organizations. (organisme autochtone)”.
3. New clause 3.1, page 4: Add the following after line 11:
“3.1 In exercising any power, duty or function under this Act, the Minister, the Office or the Commissioner, as the case may be, must act in a manner that is consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”.
4. Clause 5, pages 4 and 5:
(a) On page 4, in the French version, replace line 19 with the following:
“(i) évaluer la situation de diverses langues autoch-”; and
(b) on page 5,
(i) replace line 9 with the following:
“(d) establish measures to ensure the provision of ad-”, and
(ii) replace lines 18 and 19 with the following:
“jurisdictions of Indigenous governing bodies;”.
5. Clause 6, page 5: Replace line 33 with the following:
“Indigenous languages, including the right to communicate in the Indigenous language of their choice and the right not to be deprived of that right to communicate.”.
6. Clause 7, page 6:
(a) Replace line 1 with the following:
“7 (1) The Minister must consult with a variety of Indigenous”; and
(b) add the following after line 6:
“(2) In this section, adequate and sustainable funding is determined having regard to a balancing of the following factors:
(a) the number of persons composing the Indigenous language population of an area;
(b) the particular characteristics of that population; and
(c) the objective of the reclamation, revitalization, maintenance or strengthening of all the Indigenous languages of Canada in an equitable manner.”.
7. Clause 8, page 6:
(a) Replace line 11 with the following:
“arrangements with them for purposes such as providing Indigenous language programs and services in relation to education, health and the administration of justice — to coordinate efforts to effi-”; and
(b) replace lines 16 and 17 with the following:
“tions of Indigenous governing bodies.”.
8. Clause 9, page 6: Replace lines 24 and 25 with the following:
“of Indigenous governing bodies, the Minister and an appropriate Minister may”.
9. New clauses 10.1 and 10.2, page 7: Add the following before line 7:
“10.1 A federal institution or its agent or mandatary may, in accordance with the regulations, provide access to services in an Indigenous language, if the institution or its agent or mandatary has the capacity to do so and there is sufficient demand for access to those services in that language.
10.2 (1) An agreement or arrangement may be entered into under section 8 or 9 for the purpose of allowing a federal institution or its agent or mandatary to provide access to services in an Indigenous language.
(2) In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between an agreement or arrangement referred to in subsection (1) and the regulations made under paragraph 45(1)(a.2), the agreement or arrangement prevails to the extent of the inconsistency or conflict.”.
10. Clause 11, page 7:
(a) Replace line 9 with the following:
“into an Indigenous language;”; and
(b) replace line 12 with the following:
“federal institution’s activities; or
(c) the delivery of federal programs and services to be made using an Indigenous language in geographic areas where the number of speakers of that language warrant.”.
11. Clause 23, pages 9 and 10:
(a) On page 9, replace line 14 with the following:
“23 (1) The mandate of the Office is to”; and
(b) on page 10, add the following after line 9:
“(2) In fulfilling its mandate, the Office must, where appropriate, consult and coordinate with any Indigenous, provincial or territorial entity that is responsible for the promotion, revitalization or protection of Indigenous languages.”.
12. Clause 24, page 10:
(a) Replace line 26 with the following:
“that contributed to that research or study. Subject to any law, the Office”; and
(b) replace lines 34 to 36 with the following:
“use the research or study free of charge for the purpose of reclaiming, revitalizing, maintaining or strengthening Indigenous languages. Subject to any law, the”.
13. Clause 45, page 18:
(a) Add the following after line 14:
“(a.2) for the purpose of section 10.1,
(i) specifying the services to which access may be provided in an Indigenous language and the region in which a federal institution or its agent or mandatary may provide access to those services in that language,
(ii) defining the expression “provide access to services”, and
(iii) defining the expressions “capacity” and “demand” and specifying the circumstances in which a federal institution or its agent or mandatary has the capacity to provide access to services in an Indigenous language and those in which demand for access to services in that language is sufficient;”; and
(b) add the following after line 19:
“(2) The regulations made under paragraph (1)(a.2) may provide definitions and requirements that vary depending on
(a) the Indigenous language in question;
(b) the use and vitality of that language;
(c) the unique circumstances and needs of an Indigenous group, community or people that uses that language;
(d) the region where that language is used; and
(e) the federal institution or its agent or mandatary that may provide access to services in that language.”.
14. Clause 49.1, page 19:
(a) Replace line 32 with the following:
“49.1 As soon as feasible after the third anniversary of the”; and
(b) replace line 34 with the following:
“subsequent third anniversary, a review of this Act and of”.
15. New clause 49.2, page 20: Add the following after line 2:
“Review — Inuktut in Canada
49.2 (1) No later than the third anniversary after the day on which this subsection comes into force, the Minister must prepare — in consultation with Inuit organizations and Indigenous governing bodies in Canada — a report on the availability and quality of federal government services provided in Inuktut in Canada.
(2) The report must set out the Minister’s findings, conclusions and recommendations as well as provide a summary of the consultations that took place in accordance with subsection (1).
(3) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the day on which the report is completed.”.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, with the following amendments:
1. Preamble, page 2:
(a) Replace line 4 with the following:
“needs of Indigenous elders, parents, youth, children, per-”; and
(b) replace line 32 with the following:
“in relation to Indigenous children and young adults, including post-majority care;”.
2. Clause 1, page 3: Replace lines 12 and 13 with the following:
“children and families, which could include prevention services, early intervention services, child protection services, adoption services, reunification services and post-majority transition services.”.
3. New clause 5.1, page 4: Add the following after line 21:
“5.1 If there is a conflict or inconsistency between the provisions of this Act and the provisions of Nunavut legislation relating to child and family services, and the provisions of the Nunavut legislation provide a level of services that meets or exceeds the level of services provided for by the provisions of this Act, the provisions of the Nunavut legislation prevail to the extent of the conflict or inconsistency.”.
4. Clause 8, page 4: Replace lines 27 and 28 with the following:
“(a) affirm the inherent right of self-government, which includes jurisdiction in relation to child and family services;”.
5. Clause 9, page 5: Replace line 20 with the following:
“(c) a child’s best interests are often promoted when the”.
6. Clause 14, page 9: Add the following after line 2:
“(1.1) A health care facility, health care provider or social worker must demonstrate that services that promote preventive care have been provided to support the child’s family and to serve the best interests of the child before any action can be taken to remove the child from its family.
(1.2) Within 24 hours after receiving documentation that could lead to an intervention by the service provider, a health care facility, health care provider or social worker must notify the child’s family and the service provider must not proceed with any intervention unless he or she can demonstrate that preventive care measures to prevent the removal of the child from his or her family have been explored and exhausted.”.
7. New clause 15.1, page 9: Add the following after line 15:
“15.1 If an Indigenous child is at risk of being placed on the basis of or as a result of his or her socio-economic conditions, including poverty or lack of adequate housing or infrastructure, positive measures must be taken to remediate any neglect related to the socioeconomic conditions of the child’s parent or care provider.”.
8. New clause 19.1, page 11: Add the following after line 2:
“19.1 (1) Unless another forum is specified in an applicable Indigenous law, all proceedings under this Act are to proceed in the court that normally hears proceedings in relation to the protection and placement of children.
(2) For greater certainty, any matter that involves the application of the provisions of this Act may be heard in the court referred to in subsection (1).
(3) Nothing in this Act confers any jurisdiction on the Federal Court of Canada in respect of proceedings relating to child and family services.”.
9. New clause 30.1, page 15: Add the following after line 27:
“30.1 (1) The Minister must establish an advisory committee, in consultation with Indigenous governing bodies, to advise and assist the Minister on matters concerning child and family services that relate to Indigenous children and to individuals to whom those services are provided.
(2) Within two years after the coming into force of this Act, and every year after that, the advisory committee must prepare and submit a report to the Minister on its activities and findings, the operation of this Act and any other matter that it considers relevant.
(3) The Minister must include the advisory committee’s report in his or her report on the review prepared under section 31.”.
10. Clause 31, page 15: Add the following after line 32:
“(1.1) When undertaking the review, the Minister must specifically study the adequacy and methods of funding and assess whether the funding has been sufficient to support the needs of Indigenous children and their families.”.
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2019-560, P.C. 2019-561 and P.C. 2019-567. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-3-51. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2019-536 and P.C. 2019-537. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-14-27. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
— P.C. 2019-563. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-9-34. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2019-592 and P.C. 2019-593. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-10-19. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
— P.C. 2019-557, P.C. 2019-558, P.C. 2019-559, P.C. 2019-564 and P.C. 2019-566. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-4-39. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2019-524, P.C. 2019-525, P.C. 2019-529 and P.C. 2019-530. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-16-35. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— P.C. 2019-527. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-1-31. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— P.C. 2019-556 and P.C. 2019-565. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-22-32. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2019-538, P.C. 2019-539, P.C. 2019-540, P.C. 2019-541, P.C. 2019-542, P.C. 2019-543, P.C. 2019-544, P.C. 2019-545, P.C. 2019-546, P.C. 2019-547, P.C. 2019-548, P.C. 2019-549, P.C. 2019-550, P.C. 2019-551 and P.C. 2019-552. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-13-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— P.C. 2019-591. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-17-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
— P.C. 2019-562. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-30-37. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2019-526, P.C. 2019-528, P.C. 2019-531, P.C. 2019-532, P.C. 2019-533, P.C. 2019-534 and P.C. 2019-535. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-24-46. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— P.C. 2019-553, P.C. 2019-554 and P.C. 2019-555. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-421-32-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)
Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).