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43rd PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION

Journals

No. 82 (Unrevised)

Friday, April 16, 2021

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayer
Government Orders

The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

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

Ms. Chagger (Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth) for Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing line 31 on page 4 with the following:

320.101 In sections 320.102 to 320.105, conversion.

Debate arose on Motion No. 1.

Motions

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

(a) the report stage amendment to Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), standing on the Notice Paper in the name of the Minister of Justice, be deemed adopted on division;
(b) Bill C-6, as amended, be deemed concurred in at report stage with a further amendment on division; and
(c) the third reading stage of Bill C-6 be allowed to be taken up in the same sitting.
Government Orders

Pursuant to order made earlier today, the order was read for the third reading of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy).

Ms. Chagger (Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth) for Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the fifth report of the committee, "Main Estimates 2021-22: Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Veterans Affairs and Vote 1 under Veterans Review and Appeal Board". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-117.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 18) was tabled.


Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), seconded by Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), Bill C-287, An Act to amend the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That,

(a) pursuant to section 5(1) of An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), a special joint committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to review the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application, including but not limited to issues relating to mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, the state of palliative care in Canada and the protection of Canadians with disabilities;
(b) pursuant to section 5(2) of the act, five members of the Senate and ten members of the House of Commons be members of the committee, including five members of the House of Commons from the governing party, three members of the House of Commons from the official opposition, and two members of the House of Commons from the opposition who are not members of the official opposition, with two Chairs of which the House Co-Chair shall be from the governing party and the Senate Co-Chair shall be determined by the Senate;
(c) in addition to the Co-Chairs, the committee shall elect three vice-chairs from the House, of whom the first vice-chair shall be from the Conservative Party of Canada, the second vice-chair shall be from the Bloc Québécois, and the third vice-chair shall be from the New Democratic Party;
(d) pursuant to section 5(3) of the act, the quorum of the committee be eight members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses and one member of the governing party in the House, one from the opposition in the House and one member of the Senate are represented, and that the Joint Chairs be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six members are present, so long as both Houses and one member of the governing party in the House, one member from the opposition in the House and one member of the Senate are represented;
(e) the House of Commons members be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than five sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
(f) changes to the membership of the committee, on the part of the House of Commons, be effective immediately after notification by the relevant whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;
(g) membership substitutions, on the part of the House of Commons, be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2) and that they may be filed with the clerk of the committee by email;
(h) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, members may participate either in person or by videoconference and witnesses shall participate remotely;
(i) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, members who participate remotely shall be counted for the purpose of quorum;
(j) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, except for those decided unanimously or on division, all questions shall be decided by a recorded vote;
(k) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, when more than one motion is proposed for the election of the House Joint Chair or Vice-Chairs, any motion received after the initial one shall be taken as a notice of motion and such motions shall be put to the committee seriatim until one is adopted;
(I) the committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the House;
(m) the committee have the power to report from time to time, to send for persons, papers and records, and to print such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the committee;
(n) the committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff, including legal counsel;
(o) the committee have the power to appoint, from among its members such subcommittees as may be deemed appropriate and to delegate to such subcommittees, all or any of its powers, except the power to report to the Senate and House of Commons;
(p) the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings and that public proceedings be made available to the public via the Parliament of Canada's websites;
(q) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in camera proceedings may be conducted in a manner that take into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants;
(r) pursuant to section 5(5) of the act, the committee submit a final report of its review, including a statement of any recommended changes, to Parliament no later than one year after the day on which it commenced the review; and
(s) pursuant to section 5(6) of the act, following the tabling of the final report in both Houses, the committee shall expire; and
that a message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advisable, members to act on the proposed special joint committee.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00815);
— by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00816);
— by Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), one concerning transportation (No. 432-00817);
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), three concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00818, 432-00820 and 432-00822) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00819 and 432-00821);
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning health (No. 432-00823);
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 432-00824);
— by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), one concerning justice (No. 432-00825);
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00826 and 432-00827).
Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), — That Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

The debate continued.

Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

"the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, since the bill fails to:
(a) implement a plan that recognizes climate change is real and addresses the significant problem it represents, while also ensuring that economic development and job growth can flourish all across Canada; and
(b) address the fact that, after committing to working with Parliament on the makeup of the advisory group, the government appointed climate activists whose influence, if acted upon, would lead to the destruction of the oil and gas sector, disproportionally threaten certain regions of the country and their essential industries, and weaken national unity.".

Debate arose thereon.

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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-219, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation).

Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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 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 Saskatchewan, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-475-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Report of operations and communiqués for the year 2020, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1991, c. 12, s. 7 and to the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-7, s. 13 and 14. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1234-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development) — Report on the Government of Canada's Official Development Assistance, pursuant to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, S.C. 2008, c. 17, s. 5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1022-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)

— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for the period 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-432-870-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
— 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. 2021-138 and P.C. 2021-139. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-3-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2021-140, P.C. 2021-141, P.C. 2021-142, P.C. 2021-145, P.C. 2021-146 and P.C. 2021-147. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-14-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2021-135, P.C. 2021-136 and P.C. 2021-137. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-22-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2021-148. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-28-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)

— P.C. 2021-129, P.C. 2021-130, P.C. 2021-131, P.C. 2021-132, P.C. 2021-133, P.C. 2021-134, P.C. 2021-143 and P.C. 2021-144. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-30-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)

— P.C. 2021-128 and P.C. 2021-190. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-24-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)


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. 8550-432-1-08. (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).