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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 2

Thursday, September 24, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
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 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:

— Nos. 431-00237, 431-00250, 431-00253, 431-00296, 431-00301 and 431-00303 concerning foreign affairs;

— Nos. 431-00238, 431-00242, 431-00244, 431-00245, 431-00247, 431-00273, 431-00283, 431-00285 and 431-00288 concerning the environment;

— No. 431-00239 concerning agriculture;

— Nos. 431-00240, 431-00241, 431-00243, 431-00246, 431-00251, 431-00258, 431-00259, 431-00260, 431-00265, 431-00268, 431-00271, 431-00279, 431-00280, 431-00281, 431-00292, 431-00293, 431-00297 and 431-00298 concerning justice;

— Nos. 431-00248, 431-00255, 431-00269, 431-00275, 431-00299 and 431-00300 concerning social affairs and equality;

— Nos. 431-00249, 431-00262 and 431-00287 concerning Indigenous affairs;

— Nos. 431-00252, 431-00263, 431-00290 and 431-00294 concerning health;

— Nos. 431-00254, 431-00256, 431-00274 and 431-00302 concerning natural resources and energy;

— Nos. 431-00257, 431-00267, 431-00272 and 431-00291 concerning the democratic process;

— Nos. 431-00261 and 431-00284 concerning fisheries;

— No. 431-00264 concerning culture and heritage;

— No. 431-00266 concerning civil and human rights;

— No. 431-00270 concerning media and telecommunications;

— No. 431-00276 concerning citizenship and immigration;

— No. 431-00277 concerning animals;

— No. 431-00278 concerning infrastructure;

— Nos. 431-00282 and 431-00286 concerning transportation;

— No. 431-00289 concerning the correctional system;

— No. 431-00295 concerning government services and administration.


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 Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), Bill C-2, An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Trudeau (Prime Minister) made a statement.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Chiu (Steveston—Richmond East), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00001);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00002 and 432-00003);
— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning employment and labour (No. 432-00004) and one concerning citizenship and immigration (No. 432-00005);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning health (No. 432-00006);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00007);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning health (No. 432-00008).
Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa), seconded by Ms. Dzerowicz (Davenport), — That the following address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:
We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

The debate continued.

Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“And regret to inform Your Excellency that your government has failed to provide a plan to approve and deploy new rapid testing measures to aid the provinces in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic;
Further regret to inform Your Excellency that your government has failed to provide an adequate plan to support the future of Canadian workers and small businesses inclusive of a program for wage subsidization that protects Canadian jobs while effectively promoting the value and dignity of work, along with a more extensive plan for commercial rent assistance and effective small business supply chain protection;
Further regret to inform Your Excellency that your government continues to neglect the unity problems that its policies have created in the Western provinces by undermining the role that resource workers and resource-producing provinces have played in paying for quality public services across the federation;
Further regret to inform Your Excellency that your government has not acknowledged the need for a new policy regarding communist China that reflects its responsibility for imposing a new police state-style security law on the over 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong, as well as committing a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Uyghur Muslims in the Chinese area of Xinjiang; and
Also further regret to inform Your Excellency that your government has failed to provide adequate transparency to the House with regard to the relationship between the organization known as WE Charity, the Prime Minister’s family, the relevant government ministries, and outside organizations involved in the development of the Canada Student Services Grant program”.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), seconded by Mrs. DeBellefeuille (Salaberry—Suroît), moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be modified by adding, after the fourth paragraph, the following:

“We regret that your government did not respond to the unanimous call from the Premier of Quebec, and provincial and territorial premiers for an unconditional increase to the Canada Health Transfer so it represents 35% of health care costs in Quebec, the provinces and territories;
We also regret that your government is creating two classes of seniors by proposing to increase old age security only for people aged 75 and over; and
We regret that your government is violating constitutional jurisdiction by not allowing Quebec and the provinces to opt out, with full compensation, of federal programs in areas under their jurisdiction;”.

Debate arose thereon.

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.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa), seconded by Ms. Dzerowicz (Davenport), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière);

And of the subamendment of Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), seconded by Mrs. DeBellefeuille (Salaberry—Suroît).

The debate continued.

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. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 7 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. 8560-432-926-01. (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 No. 8 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. 8560-432-926-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Orders respecting other time limits and periods relating to an act or regulation for which the Minister of Health is responsible (81200-2-543 and 81200-2-532), dated August 13, 2020, and September 16, 2020, respectively, pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1242-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages) — Report of Destination Canada, 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. 8560-432-87-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) — Comprehensive Review Report of the Canada Small Business Financing Act for 2014-2019, pursuant to the Canada Small Business Financing Act, S.C. 1998, c. 36, ss. 19 and 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-881-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment

At 6:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).