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44th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION

Journals

No. 75

Thursday, May 19, 2022

10:00 a.m.



The 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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary 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:

— No. 441-00350 concerning employment and labour;

— No. 441-00351 concerning the environment;

— Nos. 441-00352, 441-00353 and 441-00359 concerning foreign affairs;

— Nos. 441-00354, 441-00358, 441-00361 and 441-00362 concerning justice;

— No. 441-00355 concerning business and trade;

— No. 441-00360 concerning transportation.


Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Mendicino (Minister of Public Safety), seconded by Ms. Khera (Minister of Seniors), Bill C-20, An Act establishing the Public Complaints and Review Commission and amending certain Acts and statutory instruments, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Zahid (Scarborough Centre), from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Main Estimates 2022-23: Votes 1, 5 and 10 under Department of Citizenship and Immigration and Vote 1 under Immigration and Refugee Board". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-441-75.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 23) was tabled.


Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the second report of the committee, "Main Estimates 2022-23: Vote 1 under Canada Post Corporation, Vote 1 under Canada School of Public Service, Vote 1 under Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat, Vote 1 under Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, Votes 1 and 5 under National Capital Commission, Vote 1 under Office of the Governor General's Secretary, Vote 1 under Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer, Vote 1 under Office of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner, Vote 1 under Privy Council Office, Vote 1 under Public Service Commission, Vote 1 under Senate, Votes 1 and 5 under Shared Services Canada and Votes 1, 5, 10, 20, 25, 30 and 35 under Treasury Board Secretariat". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-441-76.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 15, 16 and 20) was tabled.


Mr. Schiefke (Vaudreuil—Soulanges), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the fourth report of the committee, "International Civil Aviation Organization". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-441-77.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 16) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Ms. Idlout (Nunavut), Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Corinne’s Quest and the protection of children), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Caputo (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), Bill C-274, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (detention in custody), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), Bill S-227, An Act to establish Food Day in Canada, was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, during the debate on the business of supply pursuant to Standing Order 81(4) on Thursday, May 19, and Monday, May 30, 2022:

(a) the time provided for consideration of the Main Estimates in committee of the whole be extended beyond four hours, as needed, to include a minimum of 16 periods of 15 minutes each;
(b) members rising to speak during the debate may indicate to the Chair that they will be dividing their time with another member; and
(c) no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Ashton (Churchill—Keewatinook Aski), one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 441-00494);
— by Mr. Arseneault (Madawaska—Restigouche), one concerning business and trade (No. 441-00496);
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning health (No. 441-00497);
— by Mr. Webber (Calgary Confederation), one concerning health (No. 441-00498) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00499);
— by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), one concerning the environment (No. 441-00500);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning health (No. 441-00501);
— by Mr. Louis (Kitchener—Conestoga), one concerning the environment (No. 441-00502) and one concerning business and trade (No. 441-00503);
— by Mrs. Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country), one concerning taxation (No. 441-00504);
— by Mr. Brock (Brantford—Brant), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00505).

Questions on the Order Paper

Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-457 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:

Q-456 — Mrs. Goodridge (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake) — With regard to the Royal Canadian Air Force's CF-188 Hornet or CF-18 aircraft: (a) what have been the total costs related to aircraft maintenance on the CF-18 since 2016, broken down by (i) year, (ii) type of expense; (b) what are the projected costs to maintain the CF-18 aircraft, broken down by fiscal year from present until 2032-33; (c) how much has been spent on improvements, either directly for or related to the jets, including (i) radar improvements, (ii) communications gear, (iii) equipment, (iv) other expenditures, broken down by fiscal year since 2016; and (d) what are the projected costs of improvements, either directly for or related to the CF-18 aircraft, broken down by fiscal year and type of improvement, from the present fiscal year until 2032-33? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-456.

Q-458 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to changes in government policies, regulations, and taxation measures that came into effect on April 1, 2022, broken down by department and agency: what are the details of all these changes, including, for each, (i) what the change was, (ii) the reason for the change, (iii) the costs or projected costs associated with the change, (iv) the additional revenue or loss projected for the government over the next five years, broken down by year, as a result of the change? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-458.

Q-459 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to vehicles owned, rented or leased by the government, since 2016, broken down by year and by department, agency or other government entity: (a) how many parking tickets, or similar types of citations, were received by government vehicles; (b) what was the cumulative amount of fines of the parking tickets referred to in (a); (c) how many of the parking tickets referred to in (a) were paid for by the government; (d) what is the total amount paid by the government for parking violations; (e) why did the government pay for the tickets in (c) rather than the government employee or other individual who parked illegally; (f) how many traffic tickets, or similar types of citations, were received by the government, including those received by mail or email, such as from red-light cameras or speeding cameras; (g) what was the cumulative amount of fines of the traffic tickets referred to in (f); (h) how many of the traffic tickets referred to in (f) were paid for by the government; (i) what is the total amount paid by the government for traffic violations; (j) why did the government pay for the tickets in (i) rather than the government employee or other individual who committed the traffic violation; and (k) what is the policy regarding who pays the (i) parking ticket, (ii) traffic ticket, when it is unclear who committed the infraction? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-459.

Q-460 — Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek) — With regard to the government’s procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters: (a) how many doses has the government procured, broken down by the year the doses are, or were, scheduled to be delivered, from 2020 through 2028; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by manufacturer and specific vaccine; and (c) what is the breakdown of (a) by the number of doses intended for (i) domestic use, (ii) foreign use through COVAX, (iii) other foreign use? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-460.
Business of Supply

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

Ms. Lantsman (Thornhill), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), moved, — That, given that,

(i) Canadians are currently experiencing unacceptable wait times at Canadian airports, even though airports are still operating at reduced capacity,
(ii) current restrictions have been cited by experts as ineffective and contributing to additional delays, costs, and confusion, as well as acute labour shortages,
(iii) Canada's international allies have moved to lift COVID-19 restrictions at airports and other points of entry,
(iv) Canada is losing business and economic opportunities,
the House call on the government to immediately revert to pre-pandemic rules and service levels for travel.

Debate arose thereon.

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 we are approaching the one-year anniversary of the discovery of 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, the House:

(a) recognize the harm done to Indigenous peoples and the need for healing as demonstrated by the discovery of the 215 unmarked graves; and
(b) call on the government to affirm their commitment to lower the flag to half-mast on each and every September 30 in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and for each child whose life was stolen at residential schools.
Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Lantsman (Thornhill), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), 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.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Thursday, November 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, May 30, 2022, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Notices of Motions

Ms. Tassi (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the second reading stage of Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act, to enact the Use of French in Federally Regulated Private Businesses Act and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Interruption

At 5:18 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 5:24 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Private Members' Business

At 5:25 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 Finance of Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Bank of Canada Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:25 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the question was deemed to have been withdrawn.

Government Orders

Business of Supply

At 6:46 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole for the consideration of all votes under Department of Public Works and Government Services in the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

At 10:54 p.m., pursuant to order made earlier today, the committee rose.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(4)(a), the considered votes were deemed reported.

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 Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for the period 2022-2023 to 2026-2027 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets and Borrowing Plan of Farm Credit Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-441-818-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Summary of the Amended Corporate Plan for the period 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets and Borrowing Plan of Farm Credit Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-441-818-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2022-2026 and of the Capital Budget for 2022 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-441-831-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Summaries of the amended Corporate Plan for 2022-2026 and of the amended Capital Budget for 2022 of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-441-831-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
Adjournment

Accordingly, at 10:54 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).