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43rd PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 45

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

12:00 p.m.



Prayer
Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) mourn the loss of life following the tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020; (b) stand in solidarity with the Lebanese people, particularly the families of the more than 150 people who have died, the more than 6,000 hospitalized, and the estimated 300,000 who have been rendered homeless by the explosion; and (c) commit to helping and accompanying the Lebanese people in their desire for reform and to sustainably rebuild and continue to stand with the Lebanese community both in Lebanon and here in Canada at this most difficult time.

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) officially recognize that the Nazis and their collaborators systematically murdered over 500,000 Romani during the Holocaust and that this atrocity constitutes a genocide against the Romani people; (b) pay tribute to those Romani who were murdered as well as the Romani survivors of persecution by the Nazis; and (c) recognize August 2 as the official day to commemorate the Romani Genocide, also known as the Porajmos and Samudaripen, to never forget the atrocities committed against the Romani people, the harrowing stories of victims, and the incredible strength of survivors.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, today, Statements by Ministers, pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), shall be taken up immediately following the adoption of this order; members may participate in this rubric either in person or by videoconference; a member of the Green Party be permitted to comment briefly on the statement; and, following Statements by Ministers, the House shall resolve itself in a committee of the whole, pursuant to the order adopted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to order made earlier today and to Standing Order 33(1), Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development) made a statement.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize that reopening businesses and the economy entails taking far more action to support parents, especially women, who are worried about going back to work without knowing their kids will be safely cared for in child care and school, and therefore call on the government to: (a) increase its transfer to provinces and territories for affordable child care by $2 billion; (b) transfer funding to provinces and territories to support a safe return to school; and (c) work with all provinces and territories to ensure all federal funds are dedicated to the health and safety of children across the country, while ensuring the transfers to Quebec are unconditional.

Government Orders

At 12:32 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole to allow members to question ministers on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters.


Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee proceeded to the consideration of the following motion — That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it. (Government Business No. 10)

At 4:54 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee rose and the motion was deemed withdrawn.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the table, — Answer to question Q-472 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-431-3.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the table, — Answer to question Q-473 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-431-4.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the table, — Answer to question Q-474 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-431-5.

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 Prime Minister — Report of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, s. 127. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-376-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Order Respecting Time Limits and Other Periods Established By or Under Certain Acts and Regulations for which the Minister of Industry is Responsible (COVID-19), pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1237-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 4 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-16. (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 No. 5 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-17. (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 for the Protection of North Atlantic Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in or near the Shediac Valley, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1223-07. (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. 2020-538 and P.C. 2020-549 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. 8560-431-1079-09. (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) — Order Lifting Suspensions of Time Limits in Relation to Proceedings Commenced Under Certain Acts for Which the Minister of Industry is Responsible, pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1237-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Land Surveyors Act, S.C. 1998, c. 14, sbs. 70(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-799-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors) — Report of the Canada Pension Plan, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan, R.S. 1985, c. C-8, sbs. 117(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-59-01. (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. Vandal (Minister of Northern Affairs) — Order Extending Certain Time Limits Established by the Nunavut Mining Regulations (COVID-19), pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1236-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Amendments to the Management Plan of the Halifax Defence Complex, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-566-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Ms. Rood (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00301);
— by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 431-00302) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00303).
Adjournment

At 4:56 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.