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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 18

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, today, Statements by Ministers, pursuant to Standing Order 33, shall be taken up at 11:00 a.m.; that the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands be permitted to reply to the statement; and that the time taken for these statements shall be added to the time provided for Government Orders.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada on the 43rd General Election held on October 21, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Elections Act, S.C. 2000, c. 9, s. 536. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-4-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Economic and Fiscal Monitor - February 2020", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-06.


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Considerations Regarding the 2020 Tax and Spending Review", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-07.


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Fall 2019), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-64-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board):

Message on Estimates
Her Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (B) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2020, and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (B), 2019-20" (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8520-431-2.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, were deemed referred to the several standing committees of the House as follows:

(1) To the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b

(2) To the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage, Vote 5b

(3) To the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1b and 10b

(4) To the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Department of the Environment, Votes 1b and 10b

Parks Canada Agency, Vote 1b

(5) To the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Vote 1b

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Vote 1b

(6) To the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1b and 5b

(7) To the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Votes 1b, 10b and 20b

(8) To the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Department of Public Works and Government Services, Vote 1b

Shared Services Canada, Votes 1b and 5b

Treasury Board Secretariat, Vote 1b

(9) To the Standing Committee on Health

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Votes 1b and 5b

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Votes 1b and 5b

Department of Health, Vote 10b

Public Health Agency of Canada, Votes 1b and 10b

(10) To the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Vote 1b

Department of Employment and Social Development, Votes 1b, 5b and 90b

(11) To the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and 60b

Department of Indigenous Services, Votes 1b and 10b

(12) To the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1b and 5b

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Vote 5b

Canadian Space Agency, Votes 5b and 10b

Department of Industry, Votes 1b and 10b

Department of Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1b and 5b

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1b and 5b

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Votes 1b and 5b

National Research Council of Canada, Votes 5b and 10b

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Vote 5b

(13) To the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, Vote 1b

Courts Administration Service, Vote 1b

Department of Justice, Votes 1b and 5b

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Vote 1b

(14) To the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Library of Parliament, Vote 1b

(15) To the Standing Committee on National Defence

Department of National Defence, Votes 1b and 5b

(16) To the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Canadian Energy Regulator, Vote 1b

Department of Natural Resources, Votes 1b and 10b

(17) To the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Vote 1b

(18) To the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Canada Border Services Agency, Vote 1b

Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1b

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 1b

Parole Board of Canada, Vote 1b

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1b and 5b

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, Vote 1b

(19) To the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Department for Women and Gender Equality, Vote 5b

(20) To the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities

Canadian Transportation Agency, Vote 1b

Department of Transport, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and 15b

Office of Infrastructure of Canada, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b

The Jacques-Cartier and Champlain Bridges Inc., Vote 1b

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, Vote 1b

(21) To the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs, Vote 5b


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lightbound (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) laid upon the table, — Report of the Correctional Investigator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20, s. 192. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-72-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Mendicino (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations), Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's call to action number 94), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Interparliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Easter (Malpeque) presented the report of the Canada—United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (CEUS), CAN/AM Border Trade Alliance Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 6 and 7, 2019. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-431-59-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Easter (Malpeque) presented the report of the Canada—United States Inter-Parliamentary Group (CEUS), Western Governors' Association Annual Meeting, Vail, Colorado, United States of America, from June 10 to 12, 2019. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-431-59-02.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Barlow (Foothills), seconded by Mr. Lehoux (Beauce), Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act, 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. Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South), seconded by Mr. Barlow (Foothills), Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the member for Beloeil—Chambly, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 431-00080);
— by Mr. MacGregor (Cowichan—Malahat—Langford), one concerning health (No. 431-00081);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 431-00082).
Applications for Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, relations with Indigenous peoples.

The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered later today, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Business of Supply

The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.

Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), moved, — That the House call on the government to increase the special Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks in the upcoming budget in order to support people with serious illnesses, such as cancer.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to order made earlier today and to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Trudeau (Prime Minister) made a statement.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), in relation to the business of supply.

The debate continued.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), in relation to the business of supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:58 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion, and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Emergency Debate

At 7:00 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, relations with Indigenous peoples.

Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Bachrach (Skeena—Bulkley Valley), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

Debate arose thereon.

At midnight, the Speaker declared the motion adopted.

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 Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — List of Commissions issued for the year 2019, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-413-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2020-59 dated February 3, 2020, concerning the order Minimizing the Risk of Exposure to 2019-nCoV Acute Respiratory Disease in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1079-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Reports of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-431-672-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

Adjournment

At midnight, the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).