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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 39

Monday, November 30, 2020

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of Bill C-225, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of provincial law).

Mr. Simard (Jonquière), seconded by Ms. Pauzé (Repentigny), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 2 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 25 to 31 on page 3.

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 5 with the following:

“(i) ensure that there are at least 120 clear days between”.

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, as follows: (1) Volume I — Summary Report and Consolidated Financial Statements, (2) Volume II — Details of Expenses and Revenues, (3) Volume III — Additional Information and Analyses (USB key included), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 64(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-214-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


The Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Fall 2020), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(3 or 5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-64-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Oliphant (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the table, — Copy of the Agreement between the Government of Canada and the ITER International Fusion Energy Organization for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Fusion Energy, and Explanatory Memorandum, done at Ottawa and Saint-Paul-lez-Durance on October 15, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-432-13.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Scarpaleggia (Lac-Saint-Louis), from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the first report of the committee, "Main Estimates 2020-21: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of the Environment, Votes 1 and 5 under Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, and Votes 1 and 5 under Parks Canada Agency". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-42.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the fourth report of the committee, "Supplementary Estimates (B), 2020-21: Votes 1b, 5b and 10b under Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and Votes 1b and 10b under Department of Indigenous Services". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-43.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 6) was tabled.


Mr. Alghabra (Mississauga Centre), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the sixth report of the committee, which was as follows:

The committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Marci Ien for Shaun Chen

Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Ya’ara Saks for Yasmin Ratansi

Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Ya’ara Saks for Julie Dabrusin

Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Emmanuella Lambropoulos for Gagan Sikand

The committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament:

Marci Ien for Gagan Sikand

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.


Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the second report of the committee, "Modernization of the Official Languages Act". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-44.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 7) was tabled.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning transportation (No. 432-00314);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 432-00315), one concerning justice (No. 432-00316) and one concerning public safety (No. 432-00317);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning health (No. 432-00318);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00319).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to order made Wednesday, November 25, 2020, Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) made a statement.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Supporting Canadians and Fighting COVID-19: Fall Economic Statement 2020". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-432-7.

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) — Notice of opinion concerning Regulations Amending the Firearms Marking Regulations, pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-779-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 14 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. 8560-432-926-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Interim Order Respecting Drug Shortages (Safeguarding the Drug Supply), pursuant to the Food and Drugs Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-27, sbs. 30.1(6) and (7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1018-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2020-886 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1079-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

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 Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00320).
Adjournment

At 7:31 p.m., pursuant to order made Wednesday, November 25, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).