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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 48

Friday, December 11, 2020

10:00 a.m.



The clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
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 resolved, — That, given that the alarming rate of suicide in Canada constitutes a national health crisis, the House call on the government to take immediate action, in collaboration with the provinces, to establish a national suicide prevention hotline that consolidates all suicide crisis numbers into one easy to remember three-digit (988) hotline that is accessible to all Canadians.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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:

— Nos. 432-00165, 432-00170, 432-00173 and 432-00174 concerning foreign affairs;

— Nos. 432-00166, 432-00169, 432-00171, 432-00172 and 432-00176 concerning justice;

— Nos. 432-00167, 432-00168 and 432-00177 concerning health;

— No. 432-00175 concerning the environment.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Khalid (Mississauga—Erin Mills), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the fifth report of the committee (Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-50.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 13 to 16) was tabled.


Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the fourth report of the committee, "Clearing the jam: addressing the backlog of disability benefit claims at Veterans Affairs Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-51.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2, 4 to 6, 9 and 10) was tabled.


Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Interim Report: Protecting Public Health and Democracy During a Possible Pandemic Election". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-52.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 4 to 9 and 14 to 16) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McLean (Calgary Centre), seconded by Mr. Steinley (Regina—Lewvan), Bill C-262, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (capture and utilization or storage of greenhouse gases), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), moved, — That the report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled “Maloney Report”, tabled on Thursday, November 19, 2020, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) laid upon the table, — Answers to questions Q-206 to Q-208 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-432-1.

Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent).

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Maloney (Etobicoke—Lakeshore), seconded by Ms. Hutchings (Long Range Mountains), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the important contributions that Irish-Canadians have made to building Canada, and to Canadian society in general, and should mark the importance of educating and reflecting upon Irish heritage and culture for future generations by declaring the month of March as Irish Heritage Month. (Private Members' Business M-18)

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.

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 Prime Minister — Report on the activities of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act, S.C. 2019, c. 13, s.2, sbs. 38(1) and 38(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1265-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Report of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Patent Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-4, s. 26. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-330-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency respecting the disclosure of information under the Security of Canada Information Disclosure Act for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Act, S.C. 2019, c. 13, s.2, sbs. 39(1) and 39(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1264-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Mr. Miller (Minister of Indigenous Services) — Report to Parliament on the review of the implementation of An Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux c. Canada (Procureur général), pursuant to the Act to amend the Indian Act in response to the Superior Court of Quebec decision in Descheneaux c. Canada (Procureur général), S.C. 2017, c. 25, sbs. 12(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1266-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-17, ss. 57, 59.7 and 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-92-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, January 25, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).