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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 3

Monday, December 9, 2019

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Ways and Means

Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and related regulations. (Ways and Means No. 1) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-431-1.

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 this ways and means motion.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, at the end of debate today on the subamendment to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, the question be deemed put and a recorded division be deemed requested and deferred to Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), — That the following address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:
We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;
And of the amendment of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill), — That the motion be amended by adding the following:
“and wish to inform Your Excellency that Canada is threatened by:
(a) declining productivity and competitiveness, a rising cost of living, and challenges to our society, which require (i) offering a plan for tax relief for Canadians with a path to a balanced budget, (ii) restoring Canada as an attractive place to invest, (iii) addressing social challenges that limit the ability of Canadians to achieve their full potential, (iv) developing a real environment plan that strengthens the competitiveness of our economic sectors and tackles global climate change;
(b) a weakening position within an increasingly uncertain world, which requires (i) confronting threats such as the regimes in Moscow and Beijing, and protecting Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, (ii) developing a principled foreign policy that stands with traditional allies such as NATO, Ukraine, and Israel, (iii) facing the rise of protectionism and strengthening the relationship with our largest trading partners; and
(c) a national unity crisis, which requires (i) respecting provincial jurisdiction and scrapping the carbon tax, (ii) stopping the attack on the Western Canadian economy, (iii) restoring confidence in our national institutions, starting by returning ethics and accountability to the federal government”;
And of the subamendment of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), — That the amendment be amended by deleting all the words after the words “national unity crisis, which requires” and substituting the following:
“respecting provincial jurisdiction, in particular by not authorizing any project that does not comply with provincial and Quebec laws relating to environmental protection and land use planning;
(d) underfunding of the health care system, which requires an increase in transfers;
(e) an unprecedented crisis facing media and creators, who must be supported through the imposition of royalties on web giants; and
(f) loopholes in the supply management system that must be protected by legislation”.

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.

Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole

Pursuant to Standing Order 7(1), the Speaker proposed that Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North) be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole.

Pursuant to Standing Order 7(1.1), the motion “That Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North) be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole” was deemed to have been moved and seconded.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the table, — Report of the Judicial Compensation and Benefits Commission for the year 2019, pursuant to the Judges Act, R.S. 1985, c. J-1, sbs. 26(6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-578-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the table, — Annual Report of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime for 2017-2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-2.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00007) and three concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 431-00008, 431-00009 and 431-00010);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 431-00011);
— by Mr. d'Entremont (West Nova), one concerning justice (No. 431-00012);
— by Mr. Dalton (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge), one concerning justice (No. 431-00013);
— by Mr. Shields (Bow River), one concerning justice (No. 431-00014);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), three concerning fisheries (Nos. 431-00015, 431-00016 and 431-00017);
— by Mr. Tochor (Saskatoon—University), one concerning justice (No. 431-00018).
Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie).

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 50(4), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the subamendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Business of Supply

At 6:18 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of all votes in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.

At 10:18 p.m., the committee rose.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the considered votes were deemed reported.

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. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report on the Marine Liability Act (Part 5, Liability for the Carriage of Goods by Water), pursuant to the Marine Liability Act, S.C. 2001, c. 6, s. 44. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-874-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion) — Actuarial Report on the Employment Insurance Premium Rate, together with the Summary, for the year 2020, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 66.31(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1071-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2019-1325. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-3-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
— P.C. 2019-1192 and P.C. 2019-1209. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-14-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
— P.C. 2019-1256, P.C. 2019-1273 and P.C. 2019-1274. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-7-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
— P.C. 2019-1210 and P.C. 2019-1211. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-9-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— P.C. 2019-1126. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-8-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
— P.C. 2019-1193 and P.C. 2019-1251. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-4-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
— P.C. 2019-1255. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-18-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
— P.C. 2019-1198, P.C. 2019-1199, P.C. 2019-1200, P.C. 2019-1201, P.C. 2019-1202, P.C. 2019-1203, P.C. 2019-1204, P.C. 2019-1205, P.C. 2019-1206, P.C. 2019-1207 and P.C. 2019-1208. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-16-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
— P.C. 2019-1257, P.C. 2019-1258, P.C. 2019-1259, P.C. 2019-1260, P.C. 2019-1261, P.C. 2019-1262, P.C. 2019-1263, P.C. 2019-1264, P.C. 2019-1321 and P.C. 2019-1322. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-1-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
— P.C. 2019-1254. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
— P.C. 2019-1281, P.C. 2019-1282, P.C. 2019-1283, P.C. 2019-1284, P.C. 2019-1285, P.C. 2019-1286, P.C. 2019-1287, P.C. 2019-1297 and P.C. 2019-1327. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-13-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
— P.C. 2019-1244, P.C. 2019-1245, P.C. 2019-1246, P.C. 2019-1247, P.C. 2019-1248, P.C. 2019-1249, P.C. 2019-1268, P.C. 2019-1269, P.C. 2019-1270, P.C. 2019-1271, P.C. 2019-1272, P.C. 2019-1288 and P.C. 2019-1296. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
— P.C. 2019-1127, P.C. 2019-1128, P.C. 2019-1215, P.C. 2019-1291 and P.C. 2019-1316. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-30-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
— P.C. 2019-1329. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-26-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women)
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 Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), one concerning holidays and observances (No. 431-00019).
Adjournment

At 10:19 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).