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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 30

Thursday, March 12, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Case Report on the Findings of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner in the Matter of an Investigation into a Disclosure of Wrongdoing, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(3.1) and (3.3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1060-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "The Government’s Expenditure Plan and Main Estimates 2020-21", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-12.


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report on Investigation by the Commissioner of Lobbying entitled "Report on investigation entitled Dana O’Born, Council of Canadian Innovators", pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 10.5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-932-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report on Investigation by the Commissioner of Lobbying entitled "Report on investigation entitled Benjamin Bergen, Council of Canadian Innovators", pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 10.5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-932-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report on sponsored travel by Members of the House of Commons for the year 2019, pursuant to section 15(3) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons (including a supplement reflecting changes to the Lists of Sponsored Travel for 2018). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-4.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Annual Report of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians for the year 2019, pursuant to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act, S.C. 2017, c. 15, s. 21(1) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1222-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Special Report of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, pursuant to the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians Act, S.C. 2017, c. 15, s. 21(2) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1233-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Mendicino (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) laid upon the table, — Report on the Operation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the year 2019, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 94(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-800-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)


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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 431-00041 concerning health.


Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Ms. Monsef (Minister for Women and Gender Equality) made a statement.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Bill C-240, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age), 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. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), Bill C-241, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (change of political affiliation), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Business of Supply

The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.

Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), moved, — That the House:

(a) acknowledge the government’s intention to introduce and implement national pharmacare;

(b) call on the government to implement the full recommendations of the final report of the Hoskins Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, commencing with the immediate initiation of multilateral negotiations with the provinces and territories to establish a new, dedicated fiscal transfer to support universal, single-payer, public pharmacare that will be long term, predictable, fair and acceptable to provinces and territories;

(c) urge the government to reject the U.S.-style private patchwork approach to drug coverage, which protects the profits of big pharmaceutical and insurance companies, but costs more to Canadians; and

(d) recognize that investing in national pharmacare would help stimulate the economy while making life more affordable for everyone and strengthening our health care system.

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 Vancouver Kingsway, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Monday, March 23, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), 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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House urge the government to offer consular services to Raif Badawi and work with the Government of Saudi Arabia to give him access to these consular services.

Business of Supply

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

The debate continued.

At 6:38 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 Monday, March 23, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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 Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations) — Report of the British Columbia Treaty Commission, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the British Columbia Treaty Commission Act, S.C. 1995, c. 45, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-37-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations) — Annual Report of the Specific Claims Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Specific Claims Tribunal Act, S.C. 2008, c. 22, s. 40. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1045-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Service Fees Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1185-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:39 p.m., by unanimous consent and 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 7:05 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).