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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 4

Monday, September 28, 2020

11:00 a.m.



Prayer
Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the table, — Letter from the government House leader, dated September 27, 2020, concerning notice of a government bill. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-2.

Government Orders

Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the bill standing on the Order Paper, entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19, be disposed of as follows:

(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred;
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed;
(d) until the said bill is disposed of at second reading or read a third time, whichever is later, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a minister of the Crown; and
(e) no motion to adjourn the debate may be proposed except by a minister of the Crown. (Government Business No. 1)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended:

(a) in paragraph (b), by replacing the words “not be deferred”, with the words “be deferred until the expiry of time provided for Oral Questions at the next sitting day which is not a Friday”; and
(b) by replacing paragraphs (c) to (e) with the following:
“(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole and the House shall, when the orders of the day are next called after the bill has been read the second time, resolve itself into a committee of the whole on the said bill, provided that:
(i) the committee be subject to the provisions relating to virtual sittings of the House,
(ii) the Speaker may preside,
(iii) the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair,
(iv) the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and the Minister of Labour be invited to appear,
(v) each minister shall be questioned for 95 minutes, provided that:
(A) the Chair shall call members from all recognized parties and one member who does not belong to a recognized party in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions, following the rotation used for questions by the former Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic,
(B) no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes at a time which may be used for posing questions,
(C) members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair,
(D) questions shall be answered by the minister or another minister acting on their behalf,
(vi) notices of amendments to the bill to be considered in committee of the whole may be deposited with the Clerk of the House at any time following the adoption of this order until the conclusion of the second hour of debate in committee of the whole,
(vii) at the conclusion of time provided for questioning ministers, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the Chair shall put forthwith and successively every question necessary to dispose of the committee stage of the bill, including each amendment deposited with the Clerk of the House pursuant to subparagraph (vi);
(d) once the bill has been reported from the committee of the whole, the Speaker shall put forthwith and successively every question necessary to dispose of the report and third reading stages of the bill, provided that no recorded division shall be deferred; and
(e) the Standing Orders relating to the ordinary hour of daily adjournment shall be suspended while the bill is being considered under the provisions of this order”.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the membership of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be amended as follows: Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) for Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), Mr. Lukiwski (Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan) for Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil, CPC) and Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George) for Mr. Duncan (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue); (Government Business No. 1)

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford).

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 Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), Bill C-4, An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19”.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00015);
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00016);
— by Ms. Ratansi (Don Valley East), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00017);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00018);
— by Mr. Cannings (South Okanagan—West Kootenay), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00019);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning health (No. 432-00020);
— by Mr. Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00021);
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning health (No. 432-00022);
— by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00023);
— by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), one concerning government services and administration (No. 432-00024);
— by Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00025);
— by Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00026);
— by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00027);
— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00028).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue); (Government Business No. 1)

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford).

The debate continued.

Notices of Motions

Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No.1, the debate not be further adjourned.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue); (Government Business No. 1)

And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford).

The debate continued.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, 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”;

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on 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 question was put on the subamendment and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 1 -- Vote no 1)
YEAS: 33, NAYS: 294

YEAS -- POUR

Beaulieu
Bergeron
Bérubé
Blanchet
Blanchette-Joncas
Boudrias
Boulerice
Brunelle-Duceppe

Chabot
Champoux
Charbonneau
DeBellefeuille
Desbiens
Desilets
Fortin
Garrison

Gaudreau
Gill
Julian
Larouche
Lemire
Michaud
Normandin
Pauzé

Perron
Plamondon
Savard-Tremblay
Simard
Ste-Marie
Thériault
Therrien
Trudel
Vignola

Total: -- 33

NAYS -- CONTRE

Aboultaif
Aitchison
Albas
Alghabra
Alleslev
Allison
Amos
Anand
Anandasangaree
Angus
Arnold
Arseneault
Arya
Ashton
Atwin
Bachrach
Badawey
Bagnell
Bains
Baker
Barlow
Barrett
Barsalou-Duval
Battiste
Beech
Bennett
Benzen
Bergen
Berthold
Bessette
Bezan
Bibeau
Bittle
Blaikie
Blair
Blaney (North Island—Powell River)
Blaney (Bellechasse—Les Etchemins—Lévis)
Block
Blois
Bragdon
Brassard
Bratina
Brière
Calkins
Cannings
Carr
Carrie
Casey
Chagger
Champagne
Chen
Chiu
Chong
Collins
Cooper
Cormier
Cumming
Dabrusin
Dalton
Damoff
Dancho
Davidson
Davies
Deltell
d'Entremont
Dhaliwal
Dhillon
Diotte
Doherty
Dong
Dowdall
Dreeshen
Drouin
Dubourg

Duclos
Duguid
Duncan (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry)
Duncan (Etobicoke North)
Duvall
Dzerowicz
Easter
Ehsassi
El-Khoury
Ellis
Epp
Erskine-Smith
Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster)
Falk (Provencher)
Fast
Fergus
Fillmore
Findlay (South Surrey—White Rock)
Finley (Haldimand—Norfolk)
Finnigan
Fisher
Fonseca
Fortier
Fragiskatos
Fraser
Freeland
Fry
Gallant
Garneau
Gazan
Généreux
Genuis
Gerretsen
Gladu
Godin
Gould
Gourde
Gray
Green
Guilbeault
Hajdu
Hallan
Harder
Hardie
Harris
Hoback
Holland
Housefather
Hughes
Hussen
Hutchings
Iacono
Jaczek
Jansen
Jeneroux
Johns
Joly
Jones
Jordan
Jowhari
Kelloway
Kelly
Kent
Khalid
Khera
Kitchen
Kmiec
Koutrakis
Kram
Kurek
Kusie
Kusmierczyk
Kwan
Lake

Lalonde
Lambropoulos
Lametti
Lamoureux
Lattanzio
Lauzon
Lawrence
LeBlanc
Lebouthillier
Lefebvre
Lehoux
Lewis (Essex)
Lightbound
Lloyd
Lobb
Long
Longfield
Louis (Kitchener—Conestoga)
Lukiwski
MacGregor
MacKenzie
MacKinnon (Gatineau)
Maguire
Maloney
Manly
Martel
Martinez Ferrada
Masse
Mathyssen
May (Cambridge)
May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
McCauley (Edmonton West)
McColeman
McCrimmon
McDonald
McGuinty
McKay
McKenna
McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam)
McLean
McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo)
McLeod (Northwest Territories)
McPherson
Melillo
Mendès
Mendicino
Miller
Monsef
Moore
Morantz
Morrison
Morrissey
Motz
Murray
Nater
Ng
O'Connell
Oliphant
O'Toole
Patzer
Paul-Hus
Petitpas Taylor
Poilievre
Powlowski
Qaqqaq
Qualtrough
Ratansi
Rayes
Redekopp
Regan
Reid
Rempel Garner
Richards
Robillard

Rodriguez
Rogers
Romanado
Rood
Ruff
Sahota (Calgary Skyview)
Sahota (Brampton North)
Saini
Sajjan
Samson
Sangha
Sarai
Saroya
Scarpaleggia
Scheer
Schiefke
Schmale
Schulte
Seeback
Serré
Sgro
Shanahan
Sheehan
Shields
Shin
Shipley
Sidhu (Brampton East)
Sidhu (Brampton South)
Simms
Singh
Sloan
Sorbara
Soroka
Spengemann
Stanton
Steinley
Strahl
Stubbs
Sweet
Tabbara
Tassi
Tochor
Trudeau
Turnbull
Uppal
Van Bynen
van Koeverden
Van Popta
Vandal
Vandenbeld
Vaughan
Vecchio
Vidal
Viersen
Virani
Vis
Wagantall
Warkentin
Waugh
Webber
Weiler
Wilkinson
Williamson
Wilson-Raybould
Wong
Yip
Young
Yurdiga
Zahid
Zann
Zimmer
Zuberi

Total: -- 294

PAIRED -- PAIRÉS

Nil--Aucun

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) — Proposed Regulations Amending the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-790-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Order respecting other time limits and periods relating to an act or regulation for which the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is responsible, pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1244-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-2, An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1232-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, "Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-7), presented to the House on Friday, May 15, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-432-7.

— by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, "Carrying Out Members’ Parliamentary Duties: The Challenges of Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-10), presented to the House on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-432-10.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00029);
— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Surrey—Newton), one concerning business and trade (No. 432-00030).
Adjournment Proceedings

At 8:45 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 8:56 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).