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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 3

Friday, September 25, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
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), — 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;

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

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

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

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade), Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Uppal (Edmonton Mill Woods), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00009);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-00010);
— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00011);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning justice (No. 432-00012);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning fisheries (No. 432-00013).
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.

At 2:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 50(4), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the subamendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, September 28, 2020, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

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 Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-42-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency (Egg Farmers of Canada), together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-433-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency (Turkey Farmers of Canada), together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-434-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Farm Products Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-523-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food for 2020 to 2023, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1120-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) — Orders respecting other time limits and periods relating to an act or regulation for which the President of the Treasury Board is responsible (81000-2-4222, 81000-2-4230, 81000-2-4231, 81000-2-4232 and 81000-2-4235), dated September 23, 2020, pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1243-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 6 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. 8560-432-926-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Reports of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-432-714-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Reports of the Marine Atlantic Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-432-944-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)

— by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2020-547, P.C. 2020-550, P.C. 2020-520 and P.C. 2020-531. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-3-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2020-534. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-14-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2020-552. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-7-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— P.C. 2020-535, P.C. 2020-536, P.C. 2020-537 and P.C. 2020-543. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-9-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2020-542. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-4-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2020-529 and P.C. 2020-532. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-18-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2020-564 and P.C. 2020-582. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2020-521. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-28-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— P.C. 2020-533. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-13-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2020-522. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2020-539, P.C. 2020-540 and P.C. 2020-541. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-5-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00014).
Adjournment

At 2:18 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).