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Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (No. 18)

Orders of the Day

Government Orders

Business of Supply

December 5, 2019 — The President of the Treasury Board — Consideration of the business of supply.
Supply period ending March 26, 2020 — maximum of seven allotted days, pursuant to Standing Order 81(10)(a).
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 — third allotted day.
Opposition Motion
February 13, 2020 — Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly) — 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.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Therrien (La Prairie) — February 13, 2020
Voting — not later than 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, pursuant to Standing Order 81(16).

Thursday, February 20, 2020 — fourth allotted day.

Opposition Motions
December 6, 2019 — Mr. Barrett (Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practices of the House: (a) the membership of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics be constituted by each party whip depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than December 16, 2019; (b) the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the said committee for no later than December 19, 2019; and (c) the committee be directed to conduct hearings on the matter of the Prime Minister’s breaches of the Conflict of Interest Act with the view to proposing new penalties under the Conflict of Interest Act.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 — Mr. O'Toole (Durham) — That the House condemn the Government of Canada’s vote of “yes” on November 19, 2019, on United Nations Resolution A/C.3/74/L.58 and express regret over the Government of Canada’s abandonment of the State of Israel.

December 6, 2019 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — That, given the government’s failure to negotiate a new softwood lumber agreement and its failure to address or even acknowledge the growing forestry crisis in British Columbia, the House call upon the government to table, within three months, a plan that includes specific actions that will help workers, communities and the forest industry to mitigate this crisis.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — That, given the fact that provincial premiers from across the political spectrum have requested that “the federal government pursue improvements to the federal environmental assessment regime to ensure regulatory certainty, globally competitive timelines, and the full implementation of ‘one project, one assessment’ by exempting projects that fall within provincial-territorial jurisdiction from mandatory federal impact assessment”, the House call upon the government to set out a timeline for undertaking consultation with provinces and territories, and for enacting meaningful change in order to address these concerns.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 — Ms. Findlay (South Surrey—White Rock) — That the House call on the government to implement strong environment policies that strengthen the competitiveness of our economic sectors and tackle global climate change, such as the Green Patent Credit, the Canadian Clean brand, the Green Home Renovation Tax Credit, and ending raw sewage dumps.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — December 6, 2019

December 6, 2019 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — That the House recognize that:
(a) more and more middle class Canadians are struggling in a weakening economy;
(b) October 2019 had the highest number of personal bankruptcies in a decade, the most since the global financial crisis;
(c) over the past three years, the number of food bank users with jobs has gone up 27%;
(d) under this government from 2016 to 2018, inflation-adjusted wages have barely budged, rising just 0.5% over three years;
(e) 48% of Canadians are within $200 of not being able to pay their bills and debt obligations, and 10% of Canadians are within $100;
(f) 33% of Canadians have no money left at the end of the month and are falling further into debt;
(g) businesses are leaving Canada because of this government’s tax hikes and harmful regulations;
(h) investment in plants and equipment by Canadian businesses has fallen by 20% over the past five years, the worst performance in more than five decades;
(i) foreign direct investment into Canada has fallen by 56% since this government came to power;
(j) since 2017, over $100 billion of investment in the energy sector has been cancelled;
(k) the United States outgrew Canada in three of the last four years and is projected to outgrow us by two-thirds this year;
(l) economist David Rosenberg has calculated that Canada’s per-capita gross domestic product could be shrinking; and
(m) five G8 countries have a significantly lower unemployment rate than does Canada, including Japan, Germany, the United States, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — December 6, 2019

January 31, 2020 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — That, in light of the continued concerns on the prevalence of money laundering in Canada and the failure of the government to take appropriate action, the House call upon the government to: (a) immediately meet the funding commitments previously promised to combat money laundering; and (b) take into consideration and support the current British Columbia public inquiry on this matter, including directing the RCMP to do so; and that the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to (i) conduct a study into the current lack of progress on solving the money laundering crisis, (ii) invite the Minister of Finance, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and any additional witnesses the committee deems appropriate, (iii) report back to the House.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020 — Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles) — That, given the government ignored warnings from former members of the Parole Board of Canada that the changes to the nomination process to the board introduced by the Liberal government in 2017 caused shortages of experienced members which led to an individual being granted day parole and encouraged by the Parole Board, despite a history of violence against women, to obtain sexual services from vulnerable women, resulting in the murder of a young woman in Quebec, the House call on the government to conduct a public inquiry into the Parole Board of Canada and its appointment process.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) — January 31, 2020

February 13, 2020 — Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly) — That the House call on the government to not authorize the Teck Frontier mine development, as this project cannot be reconciled with the Paris Agreement targets.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Therrien (La Prairie) — February 13, 2020

February 13, 2020 — Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly) — That, in the opinion of the House, the Old Age Security pension should be increased starting at age 65 to avoid creating two classes of seniors.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Therrien (La Prairie) — February 13, 2020

Ways and Means

No. 1 — December 9, 2019 — The Minister of Finance — Consideration of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and related regulations. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-431-1, tabled on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Government Bills (Commons)

C-3R — February 7, 2020 — Resuming consideration of the motion of Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), — That Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Agency Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
C-5 — February 4, 2020 — The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code.

Government Bills (Senate)

Government Business

No. 1 — December 2, 2019 — The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons — That the House consider the Canadian economy and recognize that cutting taxes for the middle class by raising the basic personal amount will help lift more Canadians out of poverty and grow the economy.
No. 2 — December 2, 2019 — The Minister of Finance — That the House consider the Canadian economy and recognize that cutting taxes for the middle class by raising the basic personal amount will help lift more Canadians out of poverty and grow the economy.

R Recommended by the Governor General