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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 23

Friday, October 30, 2020

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors), — That Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion) for Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) laid upon the table, — Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act. (Ways and Means No. 1) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-1.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), an order of the day was designated for the consideration of this ways and means motion.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Mendicino (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) laid upon the table, — Report on the Operation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the year 2020, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 94(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-800-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Khalid (Mississauga—Erin Mills), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the first report of the committee (Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-5.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 2) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning citizenship and immigration (No. 432-00186);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the correctional system (No. 432-00187);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00188), one concerning health (No. 432-00189) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00190 and 432-00191);
— by Mr. Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South), one concerning justice (No. 432-00192) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00193).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors), — That Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Bills of Exchange Act, the Interpretation Act and the Canada Labour Code (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation), 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 Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, November 2, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 1:23 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-204, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste).

Mr. Davidson (York—Simcoe), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

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.

Adjournment

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