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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 35

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2:30 p.m.



Prayer
Recall of the House of Commons

The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the order made Monday, April 20, 2020, he had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Monday, April 27, 2020, he had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.

The Speaker laid upon the table, —

(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated April 27, 2020, concerning the recall of the House; and

(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for April 29, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-7.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding the order made Monday, April 20, 2020:

(a) the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food be added to the list of committees in paragraph (l) of the order adopted on Saturday, April 11, 2020;
(b) the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to undertake a review of the Canada Emergency Response Benefit Act and that the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House no later than June 30, 2021;
(c) the time provided for questioning ministers in the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic be extended to 95 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays in order to provide an additional five-minute round of questioning for the New Democratic Party caucus;
(d) the government implement new financial incentives and support measures to connect Canadians, particularly students and Canadian youth, to the various jobs available, for example, in the agriculture and agri-food sector, in order to ensure regional economic stability and food production during this crisis;
(e) the government ensure that the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) are offered in a manner that meets their objective while encouraging employment in all circumstances;
(f) the government define the final parameters of the CESB in regulations in the short term and that an additional support of $250 be provided for students with dependents or with disabilities, in addition to the $1,750 that has already been announced; and
(g) the government implement measures without delay to provide additional support for seniors and persons with disabilities in order to assist with extraordinary expenses incurred as a result of COVID-19, and examine the best way to do this, including looking at Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement as potential mechanisms.

Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That, pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada Emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), be disposed of as follows:

(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may each speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred; and
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division. (Government Business No. 5)

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

Government Orders

Pursuant to order made earlier today, the order was read for the second reading and reference to a committee of the whole of Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019).

Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.

Debate arose thereon.

At 6:46 p.m., pursuant to order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00158);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health (No. 431-00159);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning fisheries (No. 431-00160);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the democratic process (No. 431-00161);
— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), one concerning the correctional system (No. 431-00162).

Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:

— by Mr. Melillo (Kenora), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 431-00163);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning fisheries (No. 431-00164).
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:

— by the Speaker — Additional costing notes from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Bill C-13, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 1 for the Protection of North Atlantic Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1223-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Hussen (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) — Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-108-01. (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. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-07. (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)


On Monday, March 9, 2020, it was ordered, — That an order of the House do issue for any document prepared by any department, agency and Crown corporation since November 4, 2015, discussing warnings or concerns of economic downturns, their potential impact on the fiscal framework, or advice or recommendations on how to deal with them; and that the documents be provided to the House within 45 days following the adoption of this motion. (Business of Supply — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton))

Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, the return to this order, deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), is deemed laid before the House. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-431-2.

Adjournment

At 6:49 p.m., pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, May 25, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).