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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 87

Friday, April 23, 2021

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 Assistant 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. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs 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. 432-00632, 432-00633, 432-00634, 432-00635, 432-00636, 432-00639, 432-00640, 432-00642, 432-00644, 432-00646 and 432-00651 concerning foreign affairs;

— Nos. 432-00637 and 432-00641 concerning the environment;

— Nos. 432-00638, 432-00647, 432-00649 and 432-00650 concerning justice;

— Nos. 432-00643 and 432-00648 concerning natural resources and energy;

— No. 432-00645 concerning transportation.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Boulerice (Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie), one concerning employment and labour (No. 432-00859);
— by Ms. Shin (Port Moody—Coquitlam), two concerning business and trade (Nos. 432-00860 and 432-00861);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00862) and one concerning health (No. 432-00863);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00864 and 432-00865);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00866 and 432-00868) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00867 and 432-00869);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 432-00870).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-473 and Q-478 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 Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:

Q-472 — Mr. Seeback (Dufferin—Caledon) — With regard to repairs to the government's CC-150 Polaris aircraft that was damaged in a towing incident in October 2019: (a) what were the total costs of the repairs; (b) what is the itemized breakdown of (a); (c) on what date did the aircraft return to service; and (d) what is the expected remaining lifespan of the aircraft? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-472.

Q-474 — Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River) — With regard to Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) training at Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC), broken down by staff position, office location and year since 2010: (a) how many employees have taken the online GBA+ course offered by the Department for Women and Gender Equality; (b) how many employees have taken the GBA+ premium course offered by the Canadian School of Public Service; (c) how many staff have taken the half-day enhanced senior leadership training; (d) who is leading or delivering the training sessions; (e) how many training sessions have been offered; (f) has the enhanced senior leadership training been established as a requirement for onboarding of new senior leadership members; (g) has VAC developed or adapted tailored GBA+ tools; (h) how much was spent for training; (i) how much was spent on contractors and subcontractors; (j) of the contractors and subcontractors in (i), what is the initial and final value of each contract; (k) of the contractors and subcontractors in (i), what is the description of each service contract; and (l) have any applications for training been denied, and, if so, how many and why? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-474.

Q-475 — Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock) — With regard to the Development Finance Institute Canada (FinDev) and M-KOPA holdings, since May 1, 2017: (a) what is the total in dollar terms FinDev has invested in M-KOPA; (b) did any cabinet member approve the M-KOPA investments, and, if so, who and on what date; (c) how many M-KOPA shares were purchased, on what date, and at what unit price; (d) what percentage of all shares does FinDev own; (e) what is the predicted rate of return on FinDev’s investment in M-KOPA in (i) two years, (ii) five years, (iii) ten years; (f) how many new jobs in Kenya are attributed to the FinDev investment; (g) what is the name and full-time job title of FinDev’s observer at the M-KOPA board; (h) has FinDev or its board observer determined if M-KOPA employees, salespeople or agents are paid in compliance with Kenya’s minimum wage; (i) has FinDev or its board observer approved executive pay to chief executive officer Jesse Moore of a minimum US$250,000 per annum plus bonus and stock options; (j) has FinDev or its board observer determined if M-KOPA practices usury or charges customers criminal interest rates as defined by Canada’s Criminal Code; (k) did FinDev or its board observer include an “Environmental and Social and Governance” clause in its agreement with M-KOPA; and (l) has FinDev or its board observer invoked any Environmental, Social and Governance breach in seeking a return of its original investment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-475.

Q-476 — Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville) — With regard to contracts signed by the government with the Bluesky Strategy Group or its principals, since December 1, 2019: for each contract, what are the details, including (i) the value, (ii) the description of the service provided, (iii) the date and duration, (iv) the internal tracking or file number, (v) whether it was sole sourced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-476.

Q-477 — Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris) — With regard to Canada's former ambassador to the United States, David MacNaughton: what are the names and titles of the officials or employees of the United States government that the ambassador met with between January 1, 2018, and October 31, 2019, broken down by (i) name and position, (ii) date and time of meeting, (iii) location of meeting, (iv) the agenda topics of each meeting? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-477.
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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.

The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act and the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (pension plans and group insurance plans).

Mrs. Gill (Manicouagan), seconded by Ms. Chabot (Thérèse-De Blainville), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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.

Appointments to a committee

Pursuant to order made Friday, April 16, 2021, the list of members on the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying was deposited with the Clerk of the House as follows:

Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying

Members (10)

René Arseneault
Michael Cooper
Kerry-Lynne Findlay
Hedy Fry
Annie Koutrakis
Alistair MacGregor
James Maloney
Rob Moore
Luc Thériault
Arif Virani

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. Alghabra (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 27 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. 8560-432-926-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)

— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Amendment to the Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of Manitoba, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-475-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)


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. 8550-432-1-09. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))

Adjournment

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