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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 29

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
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.

Ways and Means

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), an order of the day was designated for the consideration of a ways and means motion for a budget presentation on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 4:00 p.m.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Surtaxes on Steel, Aluminum and Other Goods: Issues for Parliamentarians", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 431-00037 concerning civil and human rights;

— No. 431-00038 concerning the environment;

— No. 431-00039 concerning fisheries;

— No. 431-00040 concerning foreign affairs.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Regan (Halifax West), from the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, presented the first report of the committee, "Canada-China Relations". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-4.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 8) was tabled.


Mr. Hardie (Fleetwood—Port Kells), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the first report of the committee, "West Coast Fisheries: Sharing Risks and Benefits". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-5.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Liaison Committee, presented the first report of the committee, "Committee Activities and Expenditures - April 1, 2019 - September 11, 2019". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-6.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), seconded by Ms. Collins (Victoria), Bill C-239, An Act to establish a national cycling strategy, 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. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning fisheries (No. 431-00143);
— by Mrs. Zahid (Scarborough Centre), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00144);
— by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), one concerning consumer protection (No. 431-00145);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00146) and one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00147);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning health (No. 431-00148);
— by Mr. Drouin (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell), one concerning taxation (No. 431-00149);
— by Ms. Collins (Victoria), one concerning taxation (No. 431-00150) and one concerning the environment (No. 431-00151);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00152);
— by Ms. Zann (Cumberland—Colchester), one concerning government services and administration (No. 431-00153);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 431-00154);
— by Mrs. Atwin (Fredericton), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00155) and one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00156);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning taxation (No. 431-00157).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-242 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:

Q-241 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston) — With regard to policies and procedures of Correctional Service Canada (CSC), specifically at the Joyceville Institution: (a) what policies and procedures were in place on December 1, 2019, with respect to (i) administrative segregation, (ii) disciplinary segregation, (iii) segregation units, (iv) structured intervention units, (v) any analogous practice or unit; (b) what policies and procedures were in place on December 1, 2019, with respect to protective custody and inmates whose safety has been deemed at risk, if different than those identified in (a); (c) since December 1, 2017, on which date or dates were the policies and procedures identified in (a) and (b) amended, in each case; (d) what are the details of the amendments identified in (c) in each case; (e) on which dates were the amendments identified in (c) and (d) brought into force and effect, in each case, if those dates are different than the dates identified in (c); (f) were any of the inmates who were injured on December 1, 2019, subject to any of the policies and procedures identified in (a) and (b), and, if so, what are the details in each case; (g) were any of the inmates who were injured on December 1, 2019, affected by any of the amendments identified in (c) and (d), and, if so, what are the details in each case; (h) were any of the inmates who were injured on December 1, 2019, subject to any changes in their handling, within 30 days before December 1, 2019, as a result of policy or procedural changes not identified in (c) and (d), and, if so, what are the details in each case; (i) have the policies and procedures identified in (a) and (b) been amended since December 1, 2019, and, if so, what are the details, including the date or dates, in each case; (j) have the policies and procedures identified in (f) and (g) been amended since December 1, 2019, and, if so, what are the details, including the date or dates, in each case; and (k) have the policies and procedures identified in (h) been amended since December 1, 2019, and, if so, what are the details, including the date or dates, in each case? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-241.

Q-243 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to the Tobacco and Vaping Products Act (TVPA), for the period of May 23, 2018, to December 14, 2019: (a) what compliance and enforcement actions have been taken to ensure that advertisements, promotions and testimonials for (i) Vype vaping products distributed by Imperial Tobacco Canada, (ii) JUUL vaping products, (iii) Logic Compact vaping products, (iv) STLTH vaping products, (v) myBLU vaping products, (vi) Mylé vaping products are in compliance with the TVPA and its regulations; (b) if compliance and enforcement actions have been taken with respect to these products, what has been the result of those enforcement actions with respect to (i) correspondence with manufacturers or retailers, (ii) charges laid against manufacturers or retailers, (iii) products seized; and (c) have Health Canada officials made any recommendations for adjustments to (i) the TVPA and its regulations, (ii) compliance and enforcement processes, (iii) other related processes, and, if so, what? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-243.

Q-244 — Mr. Masse (Windsor West) — With regard to federal funding allocated within the constituencies of Windsor West, Essex and Windsor—Tecumseh, since the fiscal year 2014-15, and including the current fiscal year: (a) what is the total amount of government funding allocated broken down by constituency; and (b) for each constituency, what are the amounts broken down by (i) department or agency, (ii) initiative? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-244.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs), seconded by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors), — That Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for December 12, 2019, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-3.

— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, S.C. 2000, c. 17, sbs. 71(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-802-01. (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 6:58 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).