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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 32

Thursday, November 19, 2020

10:00 a.m.



Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "Maloney Report", dated November 2020, pursuant to section 28 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix I to the Standing Orders. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-7.


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:

— No. 432-00070 concerning fisheries;

— Nos. 432-00071, 432-00072, 432-00077 and 432-00079 concerning justice;

— Nos. 432-00073, 432-00075 and 432-00080 concerning foreign affairs;

— Nos. 432-00074 and 432-00076 concerning taxation;

— No. 432-00078 concerning culture and heritage;

— No. 432-00081 concerning transportation.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, 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. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning health (No. 432-00248);
— by Mrs. Atwin (Fredericton), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00249).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Ms. Murray (Minister of Digital Government), — That Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, 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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That a take-note debate on the status of the French language in Montréal be held, pursuant to Standing Order 53.1, on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, and that, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House: (a) members rising to speak during the debate may indicate to the Chair that they will be dividing their time with another member; and (b) no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Ms. Murray (Minister of Digital Government), — That Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:32 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), 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 Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec).

Ms. Bérubé (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou), seconded by Ms. Michaud (Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

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.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), without amendment.
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 the Clerk of Petitions — First report, which was as follows:
Pursuant to Standing Order 131(5), the Clerk of Petitions has the honour to report that the petition from Girl Guides of Canada, praying for the passage of a private act, filed by Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert) on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, meets the requirements of Standing Order 131.
— by the examiner of petitions for private bills — First report, which was as follows:
Pursuant to Standing Order 133(2), the examiner of petitions for private bills has taken into consideration the petition from Girl Guides of Canada, which was received by the House on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, and has the honour to report that the requirements of the Standing Orders regarding notice have been fully complied with in this case.
— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-432-872-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:32 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 6:52 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).