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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 118

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "Ratansi Report", dated June 2021, pursuant to section 28 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix I to the Standing Orders. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-22.


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Commissioner of Lobbying for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 11. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1017-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Information Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 38 and s. 40(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-734-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)


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. 432-00954 concerning the environment;

— Nos. 432-00955 and 432-00958 concerning foreign affairs;

— Nos. 432-00956, 432-00957 and 432-00959 concerning justice;

— No. 432-00960 concerning health.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Joly (Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages), seconded by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the fifth report of the committee, "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Government’s Ability to Deliver Information and Services in Both Official Languages". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-159.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 8, 10, 11, 13, 18, 23, 25 and 30 to 35) was tabled.


Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Caregivers: Taking Care of Those Who Care for Veterans". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-160.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 13, 14, 16, 20, 28 and 30) was tabled.


Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the ninth report of the committee, "Challenges Faced by Women Living in Rural, Remote and Northern Communities in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-161.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 7, 13, 15, 17, 29, 38 and 40) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler), three concerning business and trade (Nos. 432-01114, 432-01115 and 432-01116);
— by Mr. Dong (Don Valley North), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-01117);
— by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), one concerning infrastructure (No. 432-01118);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning health (No. 432-01119) and one concerning the environment (No. 432-01120).
Business of Supply

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

Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), moved, — That the House agree that section 45 of the Constitution Act, 1982, grants Quebec and the provinces exclusive jurisdiction to amend their respective constitutions and acknowledge the will of Quebec to enshrine in its constitution that Quebeckers form a nation, that French is the only official language of Quebec and that it is also the common language of the Quebec nation.

Debate arose thereon.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker declared null and void all amendments to clauses 8 to 47, including new clause 13.1, except the amendment to clause 23, in Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, as adopted by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, and ordered that they be struck from the bill as reported and that the bill be reprinted.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), 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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), in relation to the business of supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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.

Private Members' Business

At 5:17 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Harris (St. John's East), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a federal dental care plan as soon as possible for Canadian families earning less than $90,000 per year who are not covered by a dental care plan, as an interim measure toward the inclusion of full dental care in Canada’s healthcare system. (Private Members' Business M-62)

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.

Government Orders

Take-note Debates

At 6:22 p.m., pursuant to order made Thursday, June 3, 2021, and Standing Order 53.1, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of the following motion, — That this committee take note of members not seeking re-election to the 44th Parliament. (Government Business No. 7)

At 8:36 p.m., the committee rose.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the table as follows:

— by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act, S.C. 1999, c. 34, sbs. 48(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-768-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Adjournment

Accordingly, at 8:37 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).