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2019-12-13 [p.57]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), — That the following address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:
To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:
We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.
The debate continued.
2019-12-13 [p.57]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2019-12-13 [p.57]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2019-12-13 [p.58]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00033);
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning education and training (No. 431-00034);
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 431-00035);
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Ms. Zann (Cumberland—Colchester), one concerning public safety (No. 431-00036).
2019-12-13 [p.58]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne.
The debate continued.
2019-12-13 [p.58]
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:
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Service Fees Report of the National Film Board of Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1206-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Service Fees Report of the National Battlefields Commission from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1208-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Service Fees Report of Library and Archives Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1209-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2019-12-13 [p.58]
— by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Service Fees Report of the Department of Canadian Heritage from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1210-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Service Fees Report of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1213-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Reports of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-431-671-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. Mendicino (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship) — Service Fees Report of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1200-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Natural Resources) — Service Fees Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1174-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Natural Resources) — Service Fees Report of the National Energy Board for 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1175-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Natural Resources) — Service Fees Report of the Department of Natural Resources for 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1177-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Reports by Federal Authorities with Obligations under Section 71 of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012, S.C. 2012, c. 19, s. 52 "71(2)". — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1072-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2019-12-13 [p.59]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Service Fees Report of Environment and Climate Change Canada for 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1154-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2019-12-13 [p.60]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Service Fees Report of Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1201-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2019-12-13 [p.60]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Service Fees Report of the Parks Canada Agency from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1202-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2019-12-13 [p.60]
Adjournment
At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, January 27, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).
2019-12-12 [p.45]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs) laid upon the table, — Copy of the Protocol of Amendment to the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America, and the United Mexican States, dated December 10, 2019. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-431-1.
2019-12-12 [p.45]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Information Commissioner of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-431-940-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2019-12-12 [p.45]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Fall 2019) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(3 and 5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-64-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)
2019-12-12 [p.45]
 
2019-12-12 [p.46]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Document entitled “Annual Report to Parliament for the 2018 to 2019 Fiscal Year: Federal Regulatory Management Initiatives” (USB key included). — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-4.
2019-12-12 [p.46]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, as follows: (1) Volume I — Summary Report and Consolidated Financial Statements, (2) Volume II — Details of Expenses and Revenues, (3) Volume III — Additional Information and Analyses (USB key included), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 64(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-214-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)
2019-12-12 [p.46]
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Ehsassi (Willowdale) presented the report of the Canada-China Legislative Association (CACN), 23rd Bilateral Meeting, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hong Kong and Macao, China, from May 18 to 26, 2019 . — Sessional Paper No. 8565-431-68-01.
2019-12-12 [p.46]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00024) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00025);
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), one concerning animals (No. 431-00026);
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Ms. Shin (Port Moody—Coquitlam), one concerning justice (No. 431-00027);
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Mr. Patzer (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), one concerning justice (No. 431-00028);
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), one concerning justice (No. 431-00029);
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Mr. Dowdall (Simcoe—Grey), one concerning justice (No. 431-00030);
2019-12-12 [p.46]
— by Mr. Davidson (York—Simcoe), one concerning justice (No. 431-00031).
2019-12-12 [p.46]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), — That the following address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:
To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:
We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;
And of the amendment of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill), — That the motion be amended by adding the following:
“and wish to inform Your Excellency that Canada is threatened by:
(a) declining productivity and competitiveness, a rising cost of living, and challenges to our society, which require (i) offering a plan for tax relief for Canadians with a path to a balanced budget, (ii) restoring Canada as an attractive place to invest, (iii) addressing social challenges that limit the ability of Canadians to achieve their full potential, (iv) developing a real environment plan that strengthens the competitiveness of our economic sectors and tackles global climate change;
(b) a weakening position within an increasingly uncertain world, which requires (i) confronting threats such as the regimes in Moscow and Beijing, and protecting Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, (ii) developing a principled foreign policy that stands with traditional allies such as NATO, Ukraine, and Israel, (iii) facing the rise of protectionism and strengthening the relationship with our largest trading partners; and
(c) a national unity crisis, which requires (i) respecting provincial jurisdiction and scrapping the carbon tax, (ii) stopping the attack on the Western Canadian economy, (iii) restoring confidence in our national institutions, starting by returning ethics and accountability to the federal government”.
The debate continued.
2019-12-12 [p.47]
The Speaker informed the House that Her Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 3:30 p.m., for the purpose of giving the royal assent to a certain bill.
2019-12-12 [p.47]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;
And of the amendment of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill).
The debate continued.
2019-12-12 [p.48]
Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by:
(a) replacing the words “tax relief for Canadians with a path to a balanced budget”, with the words “making Canada's millionaires, billionaires, and biggest corporations pay their fair share, ensuring that we can fund critical services and make needed investments for the long term”;
(b) adding, after the word “potential,”, the words “including building half a million affordable homes and expanding health care to include a universal public pharmacare program and a national dental care program,”;
(c) adding, after the words “climate change”, the words “with a bold plan, including stronger targets and eliminating subsidies to big polluters who are already profitable, (v) addressing the rising cost of living by taking on the big telecom companies to bring down the high cost of telephone and Internet services that families and small businesses need”;
(d) replacing the words “regimes in Moscow and Beijing, and protecting Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic”, with the words “climate crisis and the rise of far-right extremist leaders”;
(e) replacing the words “with traditional allies such as NATO, Ukraine, and Israel”, with the words “for multilateralism, peace, and justice”;
(f) replacing the words “strengthening the relationship with our largest trading partners”, with the words “ensuring that any future trade deal is fair for workers, people and our environment”; and
(g) deleting all of the words after the words “unity crisis, which requires” and substituting the following: “(i) taking immediate action to ensure Indigenous communities have clean drinking water, and access to health care and support, (ii) respecting provincial jurisdiction and supporting a strengthened Quebec within a united Canada, (iii) helping workers, particularly those in Western Canada, struggling to make ends meet within a rapidly changing global economy, (iv) restoring confidence in our national institutions, starting by bringing ethics and accountability to the federal government and making sure that the government listens to people and not just to the wealthy and the well-connected”.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-12-12 [p.48]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2019-12-12 [p.49]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2019-12-12 [p.49]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;
And of the amendment of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill);
And of the subamendment of Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe).
The debate continued.
2019-12-12 [p.49]
A message was received from Her Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.
Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.
The Commons returned to the chamber.
Whereupon, the Speaker also reported that he had addressed Her Excellency the Governor General as follows:
“May it please Your Excellency:
The Commons of Canada have voted supplies required to enable the government to defray certain expenses of the public service.
In the name of the Commons I present to Your Excellency the following bill:
An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.
To which bill I humbly request Your Excellency's assent.”
Whereupon, the Clerk of the Senate, by Command of Her Excellency the Governor General, did say:
“In Her Majesty's name, Her Excellency the Governor General thanks Her Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this bill.”
Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 (Appropriation Act No. 3, 2019-20) — Chapter No. 30.
2019-12-12 [p.49]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Bessette (Brome—Missisquoi), seconded by Mr. Weiler (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;
And of the amendment of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill);
And of the subamendment of Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe).
The debate continued.
2019-12-12 [p.50]
At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 50(5), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
2019-12-12 [p.50]
The question was put on the subamendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 7 -- Vote no 7) - View vote details.
YEAS: 23, NAYS: 290
2019-12-12 [p.51]
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 8 -- Vote no 8) - View vote details.
YEAS: 109, NAYS: 204
2019-12-12 [p.52]
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:
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by the Speaker — Reports of the Chief Electoral Officer for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-431-645-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Service Fees Report of the National Research Council of Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1207-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Service Fees Report of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1211-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Service Fees Report of the Canadian Space Agency from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1228-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Service Fees Report of Statistics Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1229-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations) — Service Fees Report of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada from 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1198-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
2019-12-12 [p.53]
— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Service Fees Report of the Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food for 2018 to 2019, pursuant to the Service Fees Act, S.C. 2017, c. 20, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1189-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
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