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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 40

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2:00 p.m.



Prayer
National Anthem
Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, whereas: Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 was unlawfully shot down on January 8, 2020, near Tehran, taking the innocent lives of all 176 people on board, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents, as well as others from Iran, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Afghanistan; the Government of Iran has publicly acknowledged that its military forces fired the missiles that caused these deaths, that it is legally obligated to conduct appropriate and transparent safety and criminal investigations to bring those responsible to justice and to safeguard civil aviation, and that it is obliged to make reparations to the affected states, including in the form of compensation to the families of all the victims, in accordance with international law; the flight recorders from PS752 have been recovered by Iran, but have not yet been downloaded to allow their data to be analyzed, which should have been done “without delay”, according to international standards, immediately following January 8, long before any limitations imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the families of the victims, in Canada, in Iran and in other countries around the world, continue to grieve the tragic and senseless loss of their loved-ones and are anxious to learn the whole truth about the tragedy of Flight PS752, who was responsible, and how they are being held to account, in addition to seeking honourable treatment with respect to compensation from both the airline and Iran, and in matters related to their ongoing safety and peace of mind, the House:

(a) express its deep condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the horrific downing of Flight PS752, condemn the perpetrators, and stand in solidarity with the families in the pursuit of transparency, accountability and justice for those families;
(b) support steps taken thus far, including the implementation of a whole-of-government approach to addressing the needs of the families, the provision of consular services, immigration and travel supports, the identification and repatriation of remains, financial support (directly from the government in the form of emergency financial assistance and by matching private donations to the Canada Strong Campaign), mental health and counselling services, a regular ongoing flow of information and replies to inquiries, investigative work, the formation of a Canada-led International Coordination and Response Group (CG), the Prime Minister’s launch of the “Safer Skies” initiative at the Munich Security Conference, and Canada’s representations to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO);
(c) call upon all relevant departments and agencies of the Government of Canada to exercise all necessary diligence, persistence and determination to grapple effectively with the complexities inherent in international disasters of this magnitude, as well as the additional impediments created by the COVID-19 pandemic, so the families can ultimately know the truth about what happened, notwithstanding the time and effort such pursuit of justice may require;
(d) call upon the Government of Canada in the meantime to
(i) pursue, with the other affected states of the CG, negotiations on reparations with Iran to obtain appropriate compensation for the families of the victims from the state of Iran, in addition to the obligations of the airline company,
(ii) resolve outstanding immigration issues in a fair, equitable and compassionate manner,
(iii) implement appropriate means of honouring and commemorating the precious lives lost,
(iv) help protect families from foreign interference, intimidation, harassment and cyber threats; and
(e) support the work of the Government of Canada, in partnership with the international community through the CG and ICAO, and otherwise, to expose as much as possible the sequence of events and the decision-making chain that resulted in deadly missiles being launched against this civilian aircraft contrary to international law, and to determine how and why civilian aircraft were allowed to be in that airspace over a dangerous conflict zone, all in an effort to avoid repetitions of this disastrous set of circumstances.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the membership of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be amended as follows: Mr. Dhaliwal (Surrey—Newton), for Mr. Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler); and that the name of Mr. Zuberi (Pierrefonds—Dollard), be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, during the debate today on the business of supply pursuant to the order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020: (a) within each 15-minute period, each party may allocate time to one or more of its members for speeches or for questions and answers, provided that, in the case of questions and answers, the minister's answer approximately reflect the time taken by the question, and provided that, in the case of speeches, members of the party to which the period is allocated may speak one after the other; and (b) the Speaker may preside in committee of the whole.

Business of Supply

At 2:46 p.m., pursuant to order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole to consider all votes in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

At 3:03 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:17 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Following a point of order regarding disorder in committee of the whole, the Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole (Mrs. Hughes) reported to the Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 12.

The Speaker took the chair

Whereupon, the Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole presented a report explaining that the member for Burnaby-South made unparliamentary remarks and that he refused to withdraw them or apologize.

Naming of a member

The Speaker named Mr. Singh (Burnaby South) for disregarding the authority of the Chair and, pursuant to Standing Order 11(1)(a), ordered the member to withdraw from the House for the remainder of today's sitting.

Business of Supply

The Speaker left the chair and the House resumed consideration in committee of the whole of all votes in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

At 7:04 p.m., the committee rose.

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the considered votes were reported.


Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That this House do concur in additional interim supply as follows:

That a sum not exceeding $55,143,895,167 being composed of the following amounts, each item rounded to the dollar:

(1) six twelfths ($34,859,234,573) of the total of the amounts of the items set forth in the Proposed Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, except for those items below:

(2) eight twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Vote 1, Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Vote 10, Department of Canadian Heritage Vote 5, Department of Citizenship and Immigration Vote 1, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Vote 10, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Votes 1 and 5, Department of Health Vote 1, Department of Justice Vote 5, National Museum of Science and Technology Vote 1, Parks Canada Agency Vote 1, and Treasury Board Secretariat Votes 25 and 30, of the said estimates, $6,580,175,147;

(3) seven twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canada Council for the Arts Vote 1, Department of Industry Vote 1, Department of Public Works and Government Services Vote 1, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Vote 1, Shared Services Canada Vote 1, and Treasury Board Secretariat Vote 20, of the said estimates, $5,597,472,857;

(4) five twelfths of the total of the amounts of Department for Women and Gender Equality Vote 5, Department of Employment and Social Development Vote 5, Department of Health Vote 10, Department of Indigenous Services Vote 1, Department of Industry Vote 10, House of Commons Vote 1, Library of Parliament Vote 1, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Vote 5, Privy Council Office Vote 1, Public Service Commission Vote 1, Shared Services Canada Vote 5, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Vote 5, and Treasury Board Secretariat Vote 1, of the said estimates, $5,256,778,672;

(5) four twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Vote 1, Canadian High Arctic Research Station Vote 1, Canadian Space Agency Vote 10, Department of Veterans Affairs Vote 5, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer Vote 1, and VIA Rail Canada Inc. Vote 1, of the said estimates, $1,752,723,244;

(6) three twelfths of the total of the amounts of Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Vote 1, Department of Transport Vote 15, Office of Infrastructure of Canada Vote 1, Public Health Agency of Canada Vote 10, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Vote 1, of the said estimates, $147,410,846;

(7) two twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Vote 1, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Vote 1, and Marine Atlantic Inc. Vote 1, of the said estimates, $16,835,514;

(8) one twelfth of the total of the amounts of Department of Indigenous Services Vote 10, Department of Justice Vote 1, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Vote 10, of the said estimates, $933,264,314;

(9) no additional amount of Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Votes 1, 5 and 10, Department of Finance Vote 5, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Votes 20 and L25, Leaders’ Debates Commission Vote 1, National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Secretariat Vote 1, Office of Infrastructure of Canada Vote 5, and Treasury Board Secretariat Votes 5 and 35, of the said estimates, $0;

be granted to Her Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.

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

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole.

The committee considered the bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.

Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.


Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, be concurred in.

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

Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole.

The committee considered the bill and reported it without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.

Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Thursday, June 11, 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. 431-00251);
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning health (No. 431-00252).

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Monday, June 15, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00253) and one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 431-00254);
— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00255) and one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 431-00256);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning the democratic process (No. 431-00257) and three concerning justice (Nos. 431-00258, 431-00259 and 431-00260).

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning fisheries (No. 431-00261) and one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00262);
— by Mr. Hardie (Fleetwood—Port Kells), one concerning health (No. 431-00263);
— by Mr. Trudel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert), one concerning culture and heritage (No. 431-00264);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 431-00265 and 431-00268), one concerning civil and human rights (No. 431-00266) and one concerning the democratic process (No. 431-00267);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00269).

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:

— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 431-00270);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00271) and one concerning the democratic process (No. 431-00272);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00273) and one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 431-00274);
— by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00275) and one concerning citizenship and immigration (No. 431-00276);
— by Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York), one concerning animals (No. 431-00277);
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning infrastructure (No. 431-00278);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), three concerning justice (Nos. 431-00279, 431-00280 and 431-00281);
— by Mr. Bergeron (Montarville), one concerning transportation (No. 431-00282);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00283);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning fisheries (No. 431-00284).
Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, a paper presented on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic was deemed laid before the House as follows:

— by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue) — Report of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of Employment of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman, P.C. 2007-0828 (JUS - 609751, sbs. 9(2)). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1030-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

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 Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00285).
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:

— by the Speaker — Report of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(1) and (3.3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1000-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by the Speaker — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner on activities in relation to the Conflict of Interest Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, par. 90(1)(b). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1002-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by the Speaker — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner's activities in relation to the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, par. 90(1)(a). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1004-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(a), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A) 2020-21", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-24. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Estimating the top tail of the family wealth distribution in Canada", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-25. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Update on the Investing in Canada Plan", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-26. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2020-223 dated April 3, 2020, concerning the Order Amending the Import Control Listand the summary of the intergovernmental commitment, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-175-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of VIA Rail Canada Inc., together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-128-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-415-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-416-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-417-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Pacific Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-418-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19 (81100-3-96), dated June 17, 2020, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2020-2024 of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-431-842-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-370, P.C. 2020-441 and P.C. 2020-442 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1079-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Appropriation Act No. 2, 2020–21), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Appropriation Act No. 3, 2020–21), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Adjournment

At 7:29 p.m., pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.