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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 116

Friday, June 11, 2021

10:00 a.m.



The clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments;

And of Motion No. 2 of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), — That Bill C-30 be amended by restoring Clause 158 as follows:

158 Subsection 14(1) of the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office Act is replaced by the following:

14 (1) The Minister may make direct payments, in an aggregate amount not exceeding $119,500,000, or any greater amount that may be specified in an appropriation Act, to the Transition Office for its use.

The debate continued on Motion No. 2.

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, given that,

(i) Canada has been devastated over the last decade by repeated acts of violent Islamophobia, such as the Quebec City mosque attack, the International Muslims Organization mosque attack, and the London terror attack,
(ii) Canada has been deeply affected by Islamophobia at all federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal levels,
(iii) all political leaders at every level of government in Canada need to urgently change their policies to prevent another attack targeting Canadian Muslims,

the House call on the federal government to convene an Emergency National Action Summit on Islamophobia that should take place before the end of July 2021.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 432-00941 concerning parliament and politics;

— No. 432-00942 concerning natural resources and energy;

— Nos. 432-00943, 432-00944 and 432-00947 concerning justice;

— Nos. 432-00945 and 432-00946 concerning foreign affairs;

— No. 432-00949 concerning business and trade.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the sixth report of the committee (Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-154.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 32 to 39) was tabled.


Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Liaison Committee, presented the fourth report of the committee, "Committee Activities and Expenditures - April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-155.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) was tabled.


Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 16th report of the committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-156.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 17th report of the committee, which was as follows:

The committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs:

Sameer Zuberi for William Amos

The committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following member be deleted from the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology:

William Amos

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 17th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Shields (Bow River), three concerning business and trade (Nos. 432-01077, 432-01078 and 432-01079);
— by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), one concerning the environment (No. 432-01080);
— by Mr. Baldinelli (Niagara Falls), two concerning business and trade (Nos. 432-01082 and 432-01083);
— by Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-01084) and one concerning health (No. 432-01085);
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 432-01086);
— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-01087);
— by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), two concerning taxation (Nos. 432-01088 and 432-01089);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-01090 and 432-01092) and two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-01091 and 432-01093);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), two concerning the environment (Nos. 432-01094 and 432-01095);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the environment (No. 432-01096).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-641, Q-642, Q-646, Q-650, Q-653 to Q-655, Q-657 to Q-660 and Q-662 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:

Q-643 — Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles) — With regard to contracts signed by the government for gowns, ventilators and syringes in 2020 and 2021: (a) what are the details of each contract for gowns, including the (i) vendor, (ii) contract value, (iii) date the contract was signed, (iv) title of the official that signed the contract; (b) what are the details of each contract for ventilators, including the (i) vendor, (ii) contract value, (iii) date the contract was signed, (iv) title of the official that signed the contract; and (c) what are the details of each contract for syringes, including the (i) vendor, (ii) contract value, (iii) date the contract was signed, (iv) title of the official that signed the contract? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-643.

Q-644 — Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain) — With regard to the government’s target of a 30 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by limiting nitrogen fertilizer and the concerns raised in an April 20, 2021, release from the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association that the government has never consulted industry or farmers if this is even achievable: (a) were any industries or farmers consulted in the viability of the target and, if so, what are the specific details, including the dates and list of participants in the consultations; and (b) has the government conducted any formal studies on whether or not this is viable for farmers and, if so, what are the details of the studies, including the website where the study’s findings can be found? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-644.

Q-645 — Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) — With regard to the government’s Wellness Together portal: (a) what specific programs or services are offered through the self-guided tools offered by the providers identified on the Wellness Together webpage, including (i) Mindwell, (ii) Welltrack, (iii) Tao, (iv) Breaking Free Wellness, (v) BreathingRoom, (vi) Kids Help Phone, (vii) Homewood Health; (b) for each of the programs or services in (a), (i) how many Canadians have been enrolled, (ii) how many Canadians have fully completed the course of treatment, (iii) what has been the total cost of each of the programs and or services identified, (iv) what is the cost utilization, as reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada; (c) what programs or services are offered through the peer to peer support and coaching tools offered by the providers identified on the Wellness Together webpage, including (i) Togetherall provided by Togetherall, (ii) I CAN SFI provided by Strongest Families Institute, (iii) MindWell’s Studio Be provided by MindWell, (iv) All People All Pathways provided by CASPA, (v) Grief and Loss Coaching provided by Homewood Health; and (d) for each of the programs or services in (c), (i) how many Canadians have been enrolled, (ii) how many Canadians have fully completed the course of treatment, (iii) what has been the total cost of each of the programs or services identified, (iv) what is the cost utilization, as reported to the Public Health Agency of Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-645.

Q-647 — Mr. Baldinelli (Niagara Falls) — With regard to government departments and agencies that accept credit card payments: what was the total amount paid to (i) Visa, (ii) Mastercard, (iii) American Express, (iv) each other credit card companies, in relation to credit card processing fees in 2020? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-647.

Q-648 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to Official Languages Impact Analysis (OLIA), since January 1, 2016: (a) how many initiatives funded by the government had an OLIA conducted; (b) how many initiatives funded by the government did not have an OLIA conducted; and (c) what are the details of all initiatives funded by the government with total expenditures exceeding $1 million that were not subject to an OLIA, including the (i) date of the funding approval, (ii) title and description of the initiative, (iii) reason the initiative was not subject to an OLIA, (iv) total expenditures or projected total expenditures related to the initiative? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-648.

Q-649 — Mr. Baldinelli (Niagara Falls) — With regard to the government's decision to require airline travellers arriving from outside of Canada to quarantine at a designated airport hotel: (a) how many travellers refused to stay in a government approved quarantine hotel; (b) how many fines or tickets were issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada related to the refusals in (a); and (c) what is the breakdown of (a) and (b) by airport of entry? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-649.

Q-651 — Mr. Chiu (Steveston—Richmond East) — With regard to immigration removals and the 2020 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada: (a) what is the current national removal inventory; (b) how many removal orders have been confirmed removed in the past year; (c) what are the current working and wanted removal order inventories; (d) of the inventories in (c), how many are criminal cases; (e) which of the Auditor General’s recommendations are currently being acted upon; (f) what is the proposed timeline for fulfilling these recommendations; and (g) has COVID-19 adversely impacted the Canada Border Services Agency's ability to complete removal orders in any way, and, if so, what are the specific details? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-651.

Q-652 — Mr. Kent (Thornhill) — With regard to Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and individuals presenting COVID-19 test results at points of entry, since testing requirements were put into place in January 2021, broken down by type of crossing (land, air): (a) how many individuals did the CBSA intercept with a suspected fraudulent or false test result; (b) how many individuals did the CBSA intercept with a test result that was otherwise deemed unsatisfactory, such as the wrong type of test; (c) of the individuals in (a), how many were (i) admitted to Canada, (ii) denied entry; (d) of the individuals in (a), how many were (i) ticketed or fined by the CBSA, (ii) had their cases referred to the RCMP or other law enforcement agencies; and (e) of the cases in (b), how many were (i) admitted to Canada, (ii) denied entry? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-652.

Q-656 — Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon) — With regard to the stated intent of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) “to commit all funds before March 31, 2021” of the Rapid Housing Initiative’s projects stream: (a) what was the (i) total number of approved projects, (ii) total number of approved housing units, (iii) total dollar value of federal funds committed; (b) what is the breakdown of each part of (a) by (i) municipality and province or territory, (ii) federal electoral constituency; (c) what is the breakdown of funds committed in (a) by (i) individual application, (ii) contributor source, (i.e. federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, Indigenous government, non-profit, other agency or organization), (iii) province or territory; and (d) what are the details of all applications in (a)(i), including the (i) location, (ii) project description, (iii) number of proposed units, (iv) date the application was submitted to the CMHC? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-656.

Q-661 — Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach) — With regard to the Development Finance Institute Canada (FinDev): (a) what are the details of all equity stakes in companies FinDev has acquired an equity stake in since January 1, 2018, including the (i) name of the company, (ii) location, (iii) description of work being done by company, (iv) date the government acquired an equity stake, (v) number of shares and percentage of company owned by FinDev, (vi) value or purchase price of equity stake at the time of purchase, (vii) current estimated value of equity stake; and (b) for each acquisition, if applicable, what is the timeline for when the government expects to sell or dispose of the equity stake? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-661.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments;

And of Motion No. 2.

The debate continued on Motion No. 2.

Notices of Motions

Ms. Chagger (Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the third reading stage of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments;

And of Motion No. 2.

The debate continued on Motion No. 2.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Marcil (Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Trudel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert), — That Bill C-271, An Act to amend the Governor General’s Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's call to action number 94), without amendment.
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. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1232-30. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Amendments to the Management Plan for Nahanni National Park Reserve of Canada, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-566-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report of the Minister's Advisory Council, pursuant to the Impact Assessment Act, S.C. 2019, c. 28, s. 1 "118(2) and (4)". — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1276-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)


Pursuant to order made Monday, October 26, 2020, documents deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker were deemed laid before the House and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-1-15. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))


Pursuant to order made Wednesday, June 2, 2021, documents deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker were deemed laid before the House and permanently referred to the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-2. (Business of Supply — Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills))

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. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 432-01097).
Adjournment

At 2:13 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).