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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 23

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Labour Market Assessment — 2020", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-08.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-218, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sports betting), 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. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), Bill C-219, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation), 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. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), seconded by Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (compassionate care leave), 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 Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), seconded by Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), Bill C-221, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (oil and gas wells), 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 Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), seconded by Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster), Bill C-222, An Act to amend the Expropriation Act (protection of private property), 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 Ms. Bérubé (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), seconded by Mr. Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île), Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec), 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. Ste-Marie (Joliette), seconded by Mr. Bergeron (Montarville), Bill C-224, An Act to amend An Act to authorize the making of certain fiscal payments to provinces, and to authorize the entry into tax collection agreements with provinces, 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. Simard (Jonquière), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), Bill C-225, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of provincial law), 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. Thériault (Montcalm), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), Bill C-226, An Act to amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec), 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. Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), Bill C-227, An Act to amend the Employment Equity Act, 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. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00107);
— by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), one concerning justice (No. 431-00108);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00109);
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 431-00110);
— by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), one concerning justice (No. 431-00111);
— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning justice (No. 431-00112).
Applications for Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the Teck Frontier mine project.

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. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), moved, — That the House call on the government to change its proposed tax cuts by targeting benefits to those who earn less than $90,000 per year, and use those savings to invest in priorities that give real help to Canadians, including dental coverage for uninsured families making less than $90,000 per year.

Debate arose thereon.

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 New Westminster—Burnaby, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), 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. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), in relation to the business of supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 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 26, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Emergency Debate

At 6:16 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, the Teck Frontier mine project.

Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), seconded by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

Debate arose thereon.

At midnight, the Speaker declared the motion adopted.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00113).
Adjournment

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