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44th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 226

Thursday, September 28, 2023

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. d'Entremont (West Nova), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayer
Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lightbound (Louis-Hébert), from the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology, presented the 17th report of the committee (Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Investment Canada Act, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-441-320.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 69 to 72, 74, 76, 79 and 81 to 85) was tabled.


Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Ferreri (Peterborough—Kawartha), one concerning awards and honours (No. 441-01686);

— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the environment (No. 441-01687);

— by Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), two concerning health (Nos. 441-01688 and 441-01689);

— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning civil and human rights (No. 441-01690);

— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-01691);

— by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), one concerning the environment (No. 441-01692).

Business of Supply

The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.

Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), moved, — That, given that,

(a) the Bloc Québécois supported the so-called "Clean Fuel Standard", a second national carbon tax, which will raise gas prices in Quebec by 17 cents per litre, according to the Parliamentary Budget Officer;
(b) the Bloc Québécois said carbon taxes need to be "increased much more radically than it is now";
(c) the New Democratic Party and Liberals supported measures to quadruple the carbon tax to 61 cents per litre; and
(d) Atlantic Liberal members of Parliament allege they are not in favour of the carbon taxes but have supported carbon tax measures 23 times since 2015,

the House call on the government to introduce legislation, within seven days of this motion being adopted, to repeal all carbon taxes to bring home lower prices on gas, groceries, and home heating.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House:

(a) on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, should the regular business of the House following the election of the Speaker commence between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., the House shall immediately proceed to Statements by Members, followed by Oral Questions, and by the Daily Routine of Business; and
(b) at the expiry of time provided for debate on the opposition motion today, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put, a recorded division deemed requested and the vote deferred until Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), in relation to the business of supply.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), in relation to the business of supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-284, An Act to establish a national strategy for eye care, as reported by the Standing Committee on Health with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Deputy Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 1.

Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), seconded by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-284, in Clause 2, be amended

(a) by replacing, in the English version, line 10 on page 2 with the following:

“(a) identify the needs of health care professionals and other professionals in relation to”

(b) by replacing, in the English version, line 12 on page 2 with the following:

“ment of eye disease and on vision rehabilitation;”

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and it was agreed to on division.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(9), Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), seconded by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), moved, — That the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with a further amendment.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.

Accordingly, the bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage with a further amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), seconded by Mr. Gerretsen (Kingston and the Islands), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 98(2), the order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Acting Clerk of the House was laid upon the table as follows:

— by the Speaker — Additional costing note from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on the Budget 2023, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1119-87. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:16 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 6:33 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).