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Thursday, June 20, 2019 (No. 438)


Questions

    The complete list of questions on the Order Paper is available for consultation at the Table in the Chamber and on the Internet. Those questions not appearing in the list have been answered, withdrawn or made into orders for return.
Q-25052 — May 6, 2019 — Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — With regard to Canada Post operations in the riding of Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River: (a) which Canada Post offices appeared on the moratorium list in 1994; (b) which Canada Post offices appeared on the moratorium list in 2007; (c) which Canada Post offices appeared on the moratorium list in 2016; (d) which Canada Post offices do not appear on moratorium lists in (a), (b) and (c); (e) which Canada Post offices listed in (a), (b), (c) and (d) have been closed; (f) for what reasons were the Canada Post offices in (e) closed; (g) in each instance of Post Office closures in (f), were the required one-month notice and public consultation requirements referred to in the Postal Service Charter fulfilled and, if not, in which instances were they not fulfilled; (h) how many employees has Canada Post let go as a result of closures in (e); and (i) how many individuals and households did not have access to a retail postal outlet or corporate post office within 15 km of their home as a result of closures in (e)?
Q-25062 — May 6, 2019 — Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — With regard to the federal public service and the Canada School of Public Service’s Indigenous Learning Series: (a) how many employees of the public service are there, as of May 6, 2019; (b) is participation in the Indigenous Learning Series mandatory for public service employees, broken down by department; (c) are new employees of the public service, broken down by department, expected to complete any part of the Indigenous Learning Series as part of their on-boarding; (d) how many employees of the public service have access to the available learning products of the Indigenous Learning Series; (e) are public service employees, both new and experienced, given time to complete training through the Indigenous Learning Series during contracted working hours; and (f) what number, by unit and percentage, of public service employees have completed training in the dedicated Indigenous Learning Series section of GCcampus?
Q-25072 — May 6, 2019 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — With regard to federal funding in the constituency of Windsor West: what is the total amount of government funding since the fiscal year 2014-15, up to and including the current fiscal year, allocated within the constituency of Windsor West, broken down by department or agency, initiative, and amount?
Q-25082 — May 7, 2019 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to land protection and the $1.3 billion announced in Budget 2018: (a) what amount will go to conservation, monitoring endangered species and awareness, including funding for educational activities, research and data collection, population sampling and monitoring, and funding to restore destroyed or damaged ecosystems, broken down by (i) year, (ii) program, (iii) budget, (iv) spending to date; (b) how many nature conservation and protection programs situated less than 200 km from the U.S. border are currently underway and funded by the government, broken down by budget and location; (c) what are the government’s targets for respecting the Aichi agreements, broken down by (i) date, (ii) target description, (iii) whether the targets have been met; (d) what programs involving protecting endangered species, conservation, and education and awareness are in place or will be implemented by the government from which local and regional organizations could benefit, and (i) what are the publication and submission dates for funding applications, and when could the organizations expect to receive funding, (ii) for each program, what are the scientific criteria for the selected projects, (iii) what are the funding criteria to participate in these programs; and (e) how many reports have been written since 2015 by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Fisheries and Oceans Canada on protecting species at risk and nature conservation for the respective minister’s office, broken down by (i) title, (ii) date sent, (iii) website address, if the reports are available to the public?
Q-25092 — May 7, 2019 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to the federal government’s $12-million payment to Loblaw Companies Ltd. through the Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF): (a) what are the performance conditions the company must meet, broken down by performance standard; and (b) what measures is the government taking to monitor how Loblaw Companies Ltd. used the funds it received, broken down by the type of measure?
Q-25102 — May 7, 2019 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to federal funding for post-secondary education in Quebec: (a) what amount did the government transfer to Quebec to fund student loans in each of the past three years; and (b) how much has been budgeted to fund student loans for each of the next five years?
Q-25112 — May 7, 2019 — Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake) — With regard to consultants hired across all federal government departments, during fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19, working on tasks related to Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requests, such as processing requests, redacting information, and gathering requested documents: what is (i) the total number of consultants, (ii) the total amount spent in those years on consultants for ATIP-related tasks, (iii) the total amount budgeted in those years for consultants for the related tasks?
Q-25122 — May 23, 2019 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to registered charities in Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency’s decision to formally post tax returns online dating back only five years instead of 15 years for each registered charity: what are the details of the decision-making process, including but not limited to (i) who has the authority to make this decision, (ii) why this change was made, (iii) where the tax returns for the previous ten years can be found?
Q-25132 — May 27, 2019 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to the new “For Glowing Hearts” logo unveiled by Destination Canada: (a) which firm or individual designed the logo; (b) what were the total expenditures in relation to designing the logo; and (c) what are the details of any other expenditures in relation to the logo, including (i) amount, (ii) description of goods or services?
Q-25142 — May 28, 2019 — Ms. Harder (Lethbridge) — With regard to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) inspections at the Port of Vancouver: (a) what is the average wait time for inspection of a shipment; (b) how does the current wait time relate to (i) the previous five years, (ii) other major ports in Canada; (c) what is the current number of employees working on container inspection, and how does it relate to employee numbers in the previous five years; (d) what is the average cost (i) to the importer when a container is selected for examination, (ii) to the CBSA to perform each inspection; and (e) what resources are being allocated by the CBSA to (i) address findings of the Audit of the Commercial Program in the Marine Mode, dated December 4, 2018, (ii) decrease current wait times associated with inspection?
Q-25152 — May 31, 2019 — Mr. O'Toole (Durham) — With regard to the government’s treatment of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman: what are the total expenditures incurred to date for the investigation and prosecution of Vice-Admiral Norman, broken down by type of expenditure?
Q-25162 — June 3, 2019 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to Public Services and Procurement Canada notifying companies about media requests received by the department, since November 4, 2015: what are the details of all instances where the department has notified a company about a media request, including (i) date, (ii) name of company, (iii) title of the individual who notified the company, (iv) title of the individual at the company who was provided with information related to the media request, (v) reason for notifying the company, (vi) summary or description of the media request, (vii) name of the media outlet the request was received from?
Q-25172 — June 3, 2019 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — With regard to the government’s proposed Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts: (a) why does the government require panel members to sign a confidentiality agreement; (b) why will the panel’s deliberations not be held in public; and (c) why will the government not list media applicants which are denied funding?
Q-25182 — June 3, 2019 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada notifying companies about media requests received by the department, since November 4, 2015: what are the details of all instances where the department has notified a company about a media request, including (i) date, (ii) name of company, (iii) title of the individual who notified the company, (iv) title of the individual at the company who was provided with information related to the media request, (v) reason for notifying the company, (vi) summary or description of the media request, (vii) name of the media outlet the request was received from?
Q-25192 — June 4, 2019 — Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — With regard to the National Housing Co-Investment Fund: (a) what are the details of all funding recipients from the Fund since January 1, 2019, including (i) name of recipient, (ii) amount of federal contribution, (iii) date, (iv) description of project, (v) location; (b) what specific standards, for (i) accessibility, (ii) energy efficiency, are required of the recipients in (a); (c) did any of the recipients in (a) fail to meet the accessibility or energy efficiency standards and, if so, what are the details, including (i) name of recipient, (ii) which standards they failed to meet, (iii) what specific measures, if any, are in place to ensure that recipients meet the standards, (iv) whether a waiver issued to the recipient and, if so, by whom?
Q-25202 — June 6, 2019 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to the government’s plan to provide almost $600 million in subsidies to select media outlets: (a) what (i) objective criteria, (ii) subjective criteria will be used to determine which outlets receive funding; and (b) what weight or level of importance will be given to each of the criteria in (a)?
Q-25212 — June 6, 2019 — Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — With regard to social media “influencers” who have been selected to be paid by Elections Canada in relation to the 2019 election: (a) who are all of the “influencers”; (b) what are the details of each “influencer”, including platforms and “handles”; (c) why was each “influencer” chosen by Elections Canada; and (d) how much remuneration has Elections Canada agreed to pay each “influencer”, broken down by “influencer”?
Q-25222 — June 7, 2019 — Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West) — With respect to Canadian Blood Services’ ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men, if they had a male sexual partner (MSM) within a year, of which Health Canada is the regulator: (a) what evidence exists to justify the reduction of the deferral period from indefinite, to ten years, to five years, to one year, and as of June 3, 2019, to three months from the last MSM activity; (b) of the evidence in (a), why did Health Canada not previously establish or disclose this evidence; (c) why does Health Canada not apply the deferral policy to all donors, including heterosexuals; and (d) why does the ban focus on gender and sexual identity over sexual behaviours more likely to indicate risks of sexual disease?
Q-25232 — June 11, 2019 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — With regard to expenditures on bottled water by Environment and Climate Change Canada since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the totals of all expenditures; and (b) what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) brand, (iv) quantity, (v) date of expenditure?
Q-25242 — June 11, 2019 — Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe) — With regard to expenditures on bottled water by the Office of the Prime Minister or the Privy Council Office since November 4, 2015: (a) what are the totals of all expenditures; and (b) what are the details of each expenditure, including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) brand, (iv) quantity, (v) date of expenditure?
Q-25252 — June 13, 2019 — Mrs. Philpott (Markham—Stouffville) — With regard to the Aviation Sector Analysis commissioned by Transport Canada to KPMG in 2016, completed in spring 2019, and provided to the Minister of Transport: (a) what are the detailed findings of the report; (b) what is the date that the full report will be released; and (c) why is there a delay in the report being released to the public?
Q-25262 — June 13, 2019 — Mrs. Philpott (Markham—Stouffville) — With regard to materials prepared for the Minister of Transport regarding the Pickering Lands between January 1, 2017, and June 12, 2019: for every briefing document or docket prepared, what are the (i) date, (ii) title or subject matter, (iii) contents of the advice to the Minister?
Q-2527 — June 17, 2019 — Mr. Easter (Malpeque) — With regard to IT-related services for the government throughout the fiscal year 2018-19: (a) what is the total annual cost of all IT-related services for the government; and (b) what is the total amount of data used across all departments, not limited to cellular devices?

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