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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 25

Thursday, February 27, 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 "Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-10.


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 Main Estimates of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2021, and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends these estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Main Estimates for the year 2020-21" (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8520-431-3.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4), the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, were deemed referred to the several standing committees of the House as follows:

(1) To the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics

Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1

Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, Vote 1

Office of the Senate Ethics Officer, Vote 1

Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

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

Canadian Dairy Commission, Vote 1

Canadian Grain Commission, Vote 1

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

(3) To the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canada Council for the Arts, Vote 1

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1

Canadian Museum of History, Vote 1

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1

Canadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Vote 1

Department of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1 and 5

Library and Archives of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

National Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1

National Film Board, Vote 1

National Gallery of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

National Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1

Telefilm Canada, Vote 1

The National Battlefields Commission, Vote 1

(4) To the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Department of Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Immigration and Refugee Board, Vote 1

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

Department of the Environment, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

Parks Canada Agency, Votes 1 and 5

(6) To the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Revenue Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Department of Finance, Votes 1 and 5

Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Vote 1

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, Vote 1

(7) To the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1, 5 and 10

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

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, L25 and L30

International Development Research Centre, Vote 1

International Joint Commission (Canadian Section), Vote 1

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

Canada Post Corporation, Vote 1

Canada School of Public Service, Vote 1

Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat, Vote 1

Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, Vote 1

Department of Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1 and 5

National Capital Commission, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Governor General's Secretary, Vote 1

Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Vote 1

Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Vote 1

Privy Council Office, Vote 1

Public Service Commission, Vote 1

Senate, Vote 1

Shared Services Canada, Votes 1 and 5

Treasury Board Secretariat, Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35

(10) To the Standing Committee on Health

Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Votes 1 and 5

Department of Health, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, Vote 1

Public Health Agency of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10

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

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Vote 1

Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, Vote 1

Department of Employment and Social Development, Votes 1 and 5

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

Canadian High Arctic Research Station, Vote 1

Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Votes 1, 5, 10 and L15

Department of Indigenous Services, Votes 1, 5 and 10

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

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Space Agency, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Canadian Tourism Commission, Vote 1

Copyright Board, Vote 1

Department of Industry, Votes 1, 5, 10, L15 and L20

Department of Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1 and 5

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

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

National Research Council of Canada, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Votes 1 and 5

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Votes 1 and 5

Standards Council of Canada, Vote 1

Statistics Canada, Vote 1

(14) To the Standing Committee on International Trade

Invest in Canada Hub, Vote 1

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

Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada, Vote 1

Canadian Human Rights Commission, Vote 1

Courts Administration Service, Vote 1

Department of Justice, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs, Votes 1 and 5

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Vote 1

Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada, Vote 1

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

Library of Parliament, Vote 1

(17) To the Standing Committee on National Defence

Communications Security Establishment, Vote 1

Department of National Defence, Votes 1, 5, 10 and 15

Military Grievances External Review Committee, Vote 1

Military Police Complaints Commission, Vote 1

Office of the Intelligence Commissioner, Vote 1

(18) To the Standing Committee on Natural Resources

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote 1

Canada Energy Regulator, Vote 1

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Vote 1

Department of Natural Resources, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Northern Pipeline Agency, Vote 1

(19) To the Standing Committee on Official Languages

Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Vote 1

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

House of Commons, Vote 1

Leaders' Debates Commission, Vote 1

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Vote 1

Parliamentary Protective Service, Vote 1

(21) To the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Office of the Auditor General, Vote 1

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

Canada Border Services Agency, Votes 1 and 5

Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Vote 1

Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vote 1

Correctional Service of Canada, Votes 1 and 5

Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1 and 5

National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Secretariat, Vote 1

Office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Vote 1

Parole Board of Canada, Vote 1

Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1, 5 and 10

Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee, Vote 1

Secretariat of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, Vote 1

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

Department for Women and Gender Equality, Votes 1 and 5

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

Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, Vote 1

Canadian Transportation Agency, Vote 1

Department of Transport, Votes 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20

Marine Atlantic Inc., Vote 1

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

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

VIA Rail Canada Inc., Vote 1

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, Vote 1

(25) To the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs, Votes 1 and 5

Veterans Review and Appeal Board, Vote 1


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Report on Federal Tax Expenditures 2020". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-7.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on International Trade, presented the first report of the committee (Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-2.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 4 to 13) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Sidhu (Brampton South), seconded by Mr. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam), Bill C-237, An Act to establish a national framework for diabetes, 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. Saroya (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), Bill C-238, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms), 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 Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00120);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00121);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning animals (No. 431-00122) and one concerning the environment (No. 431-00123).
Statement by the Speaker

Pursuant to Standing Order 86(4), the Speaker ruled that Bill C-217, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness, injury or quarantine), was improperly before the House.

Accordingly, the order for the second reading of the bill was discharged and the item was dropped from the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), — That Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), — That Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the table as follows:

— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2019-2023 and of the Capital Budget for 2019 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-431-831-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:51 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).