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Notice Paper

No. 29

Monday, November 16, 2020

11:00 a.m.


Introduction of Government Bills

November 12, 2020 — The Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry — Bill entitled “An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts”.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

November 12, 2020 — Mr. Duvall (Hamilton Mountain) — Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (pension plans and group insurance programs)”.

Notices of Motions (Routine Proceedings)

Questions

Q-2262 — November 12, 2020 — Mr. Mazier (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — With regard to the Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations: (a) how many applications has the government received for funding; (b) what is the total amount dispersed by the fund since its official formation; (c) how many applications were from the constituency of Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa; (d) how many applications were received from applicants in the province of Manitoba; (e) how many of the applications in (d) were successful; and (f) what are the details of all funding provided through the fund, including (i) recipient, (ii) amount, (iii) location, (iv) organization type, (v) federal riding?
Q-2272 — November 12, 2020 — Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) — With regard to the backlog of evidence processing in the RCMP crime laboratories: (a) what is the current backlog for each category and type of evidence submitted, including DNA, swabs, fingerprinting, firearms, fabric evidence, non-firearm weapons, and any other type of evidence, broken down by laboratory; (b) what was the expected timeline to deliver evidence prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, broken down by laboratory; (c) what is the current expected timeline to deliver evidence, broken down by laboratory; (d) how many times have the RCMP laboratories sent notices or requests to prosecutors, police officers or police services seeking an extension for the originally projected timelines; (e) in the last 24 months, how many evidence submissions have been rejected because of (i) lack of capacity to do the analysis, (ii) lack of response from the officer or prosecutor who sent in the evidence, (iii) inaccurate or poorly collected evidence, (iv) lack of personnel with the skills needed to do the work, (v) decision by the evidence laboratory that the evidence was not needed or relevant, (vi) decision by the evidence laboratory that they would not process evidence because they were already processing something similar; (f) in the last 24 months, how much work has been outsourced to private laboratories to deal with overflow, broken down by month, year, and the laboratory it was sent; (g) in the last 24 months, how many times was outsourcing of work requested by laboratories and rejected by management due to financial considerations; (h) in the last 24 months, how many times has the RCMP sent out any notice, communication or information declining to process certain evidence or types of evidence; (i) how many employees and vacant positions in evidence laboratories currently exist, broken down by evidence laboratory; (j) how many new staff have been hired in the last 24 months; (k) in the last 24 months, how many employees have left or retired; (l) over the last six months, are there any open positions requiring critical skills, in any of the evidence laboratories, thus limiting the amount of work done by the laboratory, and, if so, what are the details; (m) have any of the RCMP evidence laboratories sought support, work sharing, transfer of work to municipal, provincial or private sector laboratories for evidence they lacked the capacity, skills or equipment to process, and, if so, what are the details; and (n) how many notices have been sent in the last 24 months that evidence would be available for prosecutors or police in time for trial?
Q-2282 — November 12, 2020 — Mr. Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot) — With regard to statistics related to federal correctional inmates, since 1980: (a) how many inmates were sentenced to serve two or more life sentences; (b) of the inmates in (a), how many were granted parole, conditional release, or compassionate release; and (c) of the inmates in (b), how many reoffended while on parole, conditional release or compassionate release?
Q-2292 — November 12, 2020 — Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill) — With regard to information on services provided by Canada Post since October 2017 and broken down by province or territory and by month for each part of the question: (a) what was the volume of lettermail; (b) how many letters received postmarks the day they were mailed; (c) what are the Canada Post lettermail delivery time performance standards; (d) what were the average, median and mean delivery times for the lettermail; (e) what volume and percentage of the lettermail were delivered exceeding the performance standards; (f) how is the loss of lettermail determined and reported; (g) what volume and percentage of lettermail was lost; (h) what is the audit process to evaluate the security, effectiveness and timeliness of the end-to-end lettermail pickup to delivery process; and (i) how many audits were conducted?
Q-2302 — November 12, 2020 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to the federal tobacco control strategy for fiscal year 2019-20: (a) what was the budget for the strategy; (b) how much of that budget was spent within the fiscal year; (c) how much was spent on each component of the strategy, specifically, (i) mass media, (ii) policy and regulatory development, (iii) research, (iv) surveillance, (v) enforcement, (vi) grants and contributions, (vii) programs for Indigenous Canadians; (d) were any other activities not listed in (c) funded by the strategy and, if so, how much was spent on each of these activities; and (e) was part of the budget reallocated for purposes other than tobacco control and, if so, how much was reallocated?

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

Business of Supply

Opposition Motions
November 12, 2020 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — That, in light of the increasing unaffordability of housing and recent issues involving the arrest of individuals connected to gang activity and illegal gambling across Canada, the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security be instructed to undertake a study on the prevalence and effects of money laundering in the Canadian economy, and that this study evaluate, review and examine:
(a) the purchases of real estate, mortgages and other financial products, investments or instruments, and the impact of these practices on housing affordability, real estate development and tax evasion;
(b) the involvement of criminal enterprises, affiliations or organizations across Canada;
(c) the efforts of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation in tracking information for the purposes of reporting to, and cooperating with, the relevant law enforcement authorities, or provincial regulators, regarding any illegal or suspicious financial activity related to the above;
(d) the efforts of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in investigating, including joint investigations with other Canadian police services and with international law enforcement organizations, regarding money laundering and any other connected criminal activities related to money laundering operations;
provided that,
(e) the study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion; and
(f) the committee present its findings to the House within 90 days of the adoption of this motion.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), Mr. O'Toole (Durham) and Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020 — Mr. McLean (Calgary Centre) — That the House call on the government to make the completion of Keystone XL a top priority in bilateral relations with the incoming administration in the United States.
Notice also received from:
Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), Mr. O'Toole (Durham) and Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020 — Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska) — That, given that:
(a) the Commissioner of Official Languages concluded in his 2020 annual report that the language rights of Canadians “are not being respected for three reasons:
(i) federal institutions are not complying with the Official Languages Act;
(ii) the current Official Languages Act is outdated and needs to be modernized; and
(iii) the government is not doing enough to promote linguistic duality”; and
(b) the Commissioner of Official Languages also concluded that the obvious lack of bilingual services jeopardizes the public safety of Canadians in the context of the pandemic, thus making immediate action even more urgent;
the House call on the government to commit to introducing a bill to reform and modernize the Official Languages Act before the end of 2020.
Notice also received from:
Mr. O'Toole (Durham) and Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020 — Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills) — That, given that (i) the People’s Republic of China, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, is threatening Canada’s national interest and our values, including Canadians of Chinese origin within Canada’s borders, (ii) it is essential that Canada have a strong and principled foreign policy backed by action in concert with its allies, the House call upon the government to: (a) make a decision on Huawei’s involvement in Canada’s 5G network within 30 days of the adoption of this motion; and (b) develop a robust plan, as Australia has done, to combat China’s growing foreign operations here in Canada and its increasing intimidation of Canadians living in Canada, and table it within 30 days of the adoption of this motion.
Notice also received from:
Mr. O'Toole (Durham) and Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — November 12, 2020

Government Business

Private Members' Notices of Motions

M-53 — November 12, 2020 — Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River) — That:
(a) the House recognize and honour that, (i) Canada, as a nation, has a rich history of resource-dependent rural communities providing the economic prosperity many Canadians have benefited from, (ii) this prosperity has often been at the expense of or specifically excluded local Indigenous peoples and communities, (iii) the future of these resource-dependent communities is at risk due to climate change, the movement of rural residents to urban centres, the loss of ecological diversity and integrity, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, (iv) the majority of the landscape in Canada is remote and sparsely populated and rural communities are crucial in our understanding and management of localized climate change impacts; and
(b) in the opinion of the House, for all federal COVID-19 relief and recovery funding, programming and legislation, the government should abide by the following principles (i) be in harmony with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, (ii) it be applied and distributed equitably by federal riding, geographic region, and province or territory, (iii) prioritize and incentivize projects that reduce or eliminate greenhouse gas emissions or waste, (iv) prioritize and incentivize initiatives that improve the water-retentive capacities of soils and that facilitate the recharge of groundwaters, (v) prioritize and incentivize projects that can be built and managed by local businesses and agencies to create a diversity of local, long-term, well-paying employment opportunities and small business initiatives that keep profits and benefits within the community.
M-54 — November 12, 2020 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should adopt a requirement for tobacco companies to pay an annual fee in order to recover the annual costs of the federal government’s tobacco control strategy, with allocation of the fee to each company being based on market share.

Private Members' Business

C-221 — September 23, 2020 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — Second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources of Bill C-221, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (oil and gas wells).
Pursuant to Standing Order 86(3), jointly seconded by:
Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) and Mr. Benzen (Calgary Heritage) — February 25, 2020
Mr. Melillo (Kenora) — February 26, 2020
Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), Mr. Patzer (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris) and Ms. Harder (Lethbridge) — February 27, 2020
Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — March 4, 2020
Mr. Lloyd (Sturgeon River—Parkland) — March 5, 2020
Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — March 6, 2020
Ms. Findlay (South Surrey—White Rock) — March 9, 2020
Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster), Mr. Barlow (Foothills) and Mr. Cumming (Edmonton Centre) — March 11, 2020

2 Response requested within 45 days