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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 53

Friday, January 29, 2021

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Stanton (Simcoe North), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade), seconded by Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement), — That Bill C-18, An Act to implement the Agreement on Trade Continuity between Canada and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.

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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) laid upon the table, — Report of the National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-150-01.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the ninth report of the committee (items to remain votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-55.

Pursuant to Standing Order 91.1(2), the report was deemed concurred in.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00459);
— by Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00460);
— by Mr. Redekopp (Saskatoon West), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00461);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00462);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 432-00463);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00464);
— by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00465);
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00466);
— by Mr. Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00467) and one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-00468);
— by Ms. Sahota (Calgary Skyview), one concerning business and trade (No. 432-00469);
— by Mr. Davidson (York—Simcoe), one concerning infrastructure (No. 432-00470).

Questions on the Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), 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) presented the revised returns to the following questions made into orders for return:

Q-208 — Mr. Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South) — With regard to each contract signed by the government since March 1, 2020, with a value greater than $10 million: (a) what specific measures, if any, were taken by the government to ensure that taxpayers were getting value for money, broken down by each contract; and (b) what are the details of each contract, including (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) description of goods or services, (iv) whether or not the contract was sole-sourced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-208-01.

Q-251 — Mr. Chiu (Steveston—Richmond East) — With regard to the 2017 report presented by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, entitled "Starting Again: Improving Government Oversight of Immigration Consultants": what specific action, if any, has the government taken in response to each of the committee’s 21 recommendations, broken down by each of the specific recommendations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-251-01.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade), seconded by Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement), — That Bill C-18, An Act to implement the Agreement on Trade Continuity between Canada and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, February 1, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

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

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cumming (Edmonton Centre), seconded by Mr. McLean (Calgary Centre), — That Bill C-229, An Act to repeal certain restrictions on shipping, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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 Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for December 3, 2020, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-10.

— by the Speaker — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on January 28, 2021, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 52.5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-11.

— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Report on the use of electronic surveillance for the year 2019, pursuant to the Criminal Code, R.S. 1985, c. C-46, sbs. 195(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-510-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— 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. 2020-925, P.C. 2020-926 and P.C. 2020-950. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-3-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2020-924. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-8-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— P.C. 2020-958. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-4-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2020-969, P.C. 2020-970, P.C. 2020-971, P.C. 2020-972 and P.C. 2020-973. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-18-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2020-895. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-22-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2020-951, P.C. 2020-952, P.C. 2020-953, P.C. 2020-954, P.C. 2020-955, P.C. 2020-956 and P.C. 2020-957. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-13-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2020-898. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-29-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2020-938, P.C. 2020-939, P.C. 2020-940, P.C. 2020-941, P.C. 2020-942, P.C. 2020-943, P.C. 2020-944, P.C. 2020-945, P.C. 2020-946, P.C. 2020-947 and P.C. 2020-948. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-30-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2020-896 and P.C. 2020-897. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-24-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— P.C. 2020-927, P.C. 2020-928, P.C. 2020-929, P.C. 2020-930, P.C. 2020-931, P.C. 2020-932, P.C. 2020-933, P.C. 2020-934, P.C. 2020-935 and P.C. 2020-936. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-32-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)


Pursuant to order made Monday, October 26, 2020, documents deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker were deemed laid before the House and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-1-02. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).