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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 20

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons (Fall 2020), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 23(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-521-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lightbound (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) laid upon the table, — Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator, together with the government response, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20, s. 192. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-72-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology be designated as the committee responsible for the statutory review pursuant to section 285 of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on the Environment and Sustainable Development be designated as the committee responsible for the statutory review pursuant to section 343 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), three concerning justice (Nos. 432-00160, 432-00162 and 432-00163), one concerning health (No. 432-00161) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00164).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House of Commons condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that occurred on October 16, 2020, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, which attacked one of the fundamental values in democracy, freedom of expression; that it note that the best way to fight against dark ideas is with light, and that this light comes through education; that it pay tribute to the victim, Mr. Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher at the Collège du Bois d'Aulne; that it commend the work of law enforcement during this tragic event; that it express its solidarity with the Government of the French Republic and reiterate our steadfast friendship with the French people; that it note the unity and determination of the French nation to condemn this intolerable attack on the freedom of expression; that this tragic event remind us of the need to continue the fight against terrorism, violence, hatred of others and intolerance; that it call on the federal government to fly Canada’s flag at half-mast; and that it convey its deepest condolences to the people of France.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), — That Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-238, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms).

Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

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. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report of the Parole Board of Canada on Record Suspension Decisions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Criminal Records Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-47, sbs. 11(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1066-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the amended Corporate Plan for 2019-2023 and of the Capital Budget for 2019 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-432-831-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1232-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 7:00 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).