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2019-06-21 [p.5732]
— ORDERED: That, in relation to Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House of the following:
That the Senate agrees to the amendment made by the House of Commons to its amendment 11(b);
That the Senate does not insist on its amendments to which the House of Commons has disagreed.
2019-06-21 [p.5733]
A Message was received from Her Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.
Accordingly, the Deputy Speaker, with the Commons proceeded to the Senate.
The Commons returned to the Chamber.
Whereupon, the Deputy Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, Her Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:
Bill C-71, An Act to amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms — Chapter No. 9;
Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada — Chapter No. 10;
Bill S-203, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts (ending the captivity of whales and dolphins) — Chapter No. 11;
Bill C-82, An Act to implement a multilateral convention to implement tax treaty related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting — Chapter No. 12;
Bill C-59, An Act respecting national security matters — Chapter No. 13;
Bill C-68, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence — Chapter No. 14;
Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 15;
Bill C-78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act — Chapter No. 16;
Bill C-84, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bestiality and animal fighting) — Chapter No. 17;
Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 18;
Bill C-88, An Act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 19;
Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis — Chapter No. 20;
Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act — Chapter No. 22;
Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages — Chapter No. 23;
Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families — Chapter No. 24;
Bill C-75, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 25;
Bill C-48, An Act respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ports or marine installations located along British Columbia's north coast — Chapter No. 26;
Bill C-83, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act — Chapter No. 27;
Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation Protection Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 28;
Bill C-97, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March 19, 2019 and other measures — Chapter No. 29.
2019-06-19 [p.5719]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing or Special Order or usual practice of the House:
(a) the motion respecting the Senate Amendments to Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous Languages, be deemed adopted;
(b) the motion respecting the Senate Amendments to Bill C-92, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, be deemed adopted;
(c) Bill C-98, An Act to amend the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act and the Canada Border Services Agency Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be deemed to have been concurred in at the report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed;
(d) Bill C-101, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, be deemed to have been concurred in at the report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed on division; and
(e) when the House adjourns on Thursday, June 20, 2019, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 16, 2019, provided that, for the purposes of any Standing Order, it shall be deemed to have been adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28 and be deemed to have sat on Friday, June 21, 2019.
2019-06-14 [p.5634]
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, with the following amendments:
1. Preamble, page 2: Add the following after line 12:
“Whereas Inuktut is the first language of Inuit Nunangat and is the first language of the majority of Inuit Nunangat residents and the Government of Canada is committed to maintaining, revitalizing and promoting Inuktut;”.
2. Clause 2, page 3: Replace lines 24 to 26 with the following:
“(a) that represents the interests of an Indigenous group and its members;
(b) other than in section 45, that is specialized in Indigenous languages; or
(c) that delivers services to Indigenous people where they reside, including friendship centres and other Indigenous community-based organizations. (organisme autochtone)”.
3. New clause 3.1, page 4: Add the following after line 11:
“3.1 In exercising any power, duty or function under this Act, the Minister, the Office or the Commissioner, as the case may be, must act in a manner that is consistent with the Government of Canada’s commitment to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”.
4. Clause 5, pages 4 and 5:
(a) On page 4, in the French version, replace line 19 with the following:
“(i) évaluer la situation de diverses langues autoch-”; and
(b) on page 5,
(i) replace line 9 with the following:
“(d) establish measures to ensure the provision of ad-”, and
(ii) replace lines 18 and 19 with the following:
“jurisdictions of Indigenous governing bodies;”.
5. Clause 6, page 5: Replace line 33 with the following:
“Indigenous languages, including the right to communicate in the Indigenous language of their choice and the right not to be deprived of that right to communicate.”.
6. Clause 7, page 6:
(a) Replace line 1 with the following:
“7 (1) The Minister must consult with a variety of Indigenous”; and
(b) add the following after line 6:
“(2) In this section, adequate and sustainable funding is determined having regard to a balancing of the following factors:
(a) the number of persons composing the Indigenous language population of an area;
(b) the particular characteristics of that population; and
(c) the objective of the reclamation, revitalization, maintenance or strengthening of all the Indigenous languages of Canada in an equitable manner.”.
7. Clause 8, page 6:
(a) Replace line 11 with the following:
“arrangements with them for purposes such as providing Indigenous language programs and services in relation to education, health and the administration of justice — to coordinate efforts to effi-”; and
(b) replace lines 16 and 17 with the following:
“tions of Indigenous governing bodies.”.
8. Clause 9, page 6: Replace lines 24 and 25 with the following:
“of Indigenous governing bodies, the Minister and an appropriate Minister may”.
9. New clauses 10.1 and 10.2, page 7: Add the following before line 7:
“10.1 A federal institution or its agent or mandatary may, in accordance with the regulations, provide access to services in an Indigenous language, if the institution or its agent or mandatary has the capacity to do so and there is sufficient demand for access to those services in that language.
10.2 (1) An agreement or arrangement may be entered into under section 8 or 9 for the purpose of allowing a federal institution or its agent or mandatary to provide access to services in an Indigenous language.
(2) In the event of any inconsistency or conflict between an agreement or arrangement referred to in subsection (1) and the regulations made under paragraph 45(1)(a.2), the agreement or arrangement prevails to the extent of the inconsistency or conflict.”.
10. Clause 11, page 7:
(a) Replace line 9 with the following:
“into an Indigenous language;”; and
(b) replace line 12 with the following:
“federal institution’s activities; or
(c) the delivery of federal programs and services to be made using an Indigenous language in geographic areas where the number of speakers of that language warrant.”.
11. Clause 23, pages 9 and 10:
(a) On page 9, replace line 14 with the following:
“23 (1) The mandate of the Office is to”; and
(b) on page 10, add the following after line 9:
“(2) In fulfilling its mandate, the Office must, where appropriate, consult and coordinate with any Indigenous, provincial or territorial entity that is responsible for the promotion, revitalization or protection of Indigenous languages.”.
12. Clause 24, page 10:
(a) Replace line 26 with the following:
“that contributed to that research or study. Subject to any law, the Office”; and
(b) replace lines 34 to 36 with the following:
“use the research or study free of charge for the purpose of reclaiming, revitalizing, maintaining or strengthening Indigenous languages. Subject to any law, the”.
13. Clause 45, page 18:
(a) Add the following after line 14:
“(a.2) for the purpose of section 10.1,
(i) specifying the services to which access may be provided in an Indigenous language and the region in which a federal institution or its agent or mandatary may provide access to those services in that language,
(ii) defining the expression “provide access to services”, and
(iii) defining the expressions “capacity” and “demand” and specifying the circumstances in which a federal institution or its agent or mandatary has the capacity to provide access to services in an Indigenous language and those in which demand for access to services in that language is sufficient;”; and
(b) add the following after line 19:
“(2) The regulations made under paragraph (1)(a.2) may provide definitions and requirements that vary depending on
(a) the Indigenous language in question;
(b) the use and vitality of that language;
(c) the unique circumstances and needs of an Indigenous group, community or people that uses that language;
(d) the region where that language is used; and
(e) the federal institution or its agent or mandatary that may provide access to services in that language.”.
14. Clause 49.1, page 19:
(a) Replace line 32 with the following:
“49.1 As soon as feasible after the third anniversary of the”; and
(b) replace line 34 with the following:
“subsequent third anniversary, a review of this Act and of”.
15. New clause 49.2, page 20: Add the following after line 2:
“Review — Inuktut in Canada
49.2 (1) No later than the third anniversary after the day on which this subsection comes into force, the Minister must prepare — in consultation with Inuit organizations and Indigenous governing bodies in Canada — a report on the availability and quality of federal government services provided in Inuktut in Canada.
(2) The report must set out the Minister’s findings, conclusions and recommendations as well as provide a summary of the consultations that took place in accordance with subsection (1).
(3) The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 15 days on which that House is sitting after the day on which the report is completed.”.
2019-05-09 [p.5278]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), — That Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2019-05-09 [p.5279]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), — That Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2019-05-09 [p.5279]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.
2019-05-08 [p.5267]
Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) 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 third reading stage of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages.
2019-05-02 [p.5221]
The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, as reported by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage with amendments.
Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
2019-05-02 [p.5221]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 1306 -- Vote no 1306) - View vote details.
YEAS: 254, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.
2019-05-02 [p.5223]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Ms. Joly (Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie) for Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-02-20 [p.4595]
Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Ms. Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), moved, — That, in relation to Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the Bill; and
That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said Bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this Order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the Bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.
2019-02-20 [p.4596]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 993 -- Vote no 993) - View vote details.
YEAS: 158, NAYS: 120
2019-02-20 [p.4597]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism), seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations), — That Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
The debate continued.
2019-02-20 [p.4597]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 994 -- Vote no 994) - View vote details.
YEAS: 279, NAYS: 1
Accordingly, Bill C-91, An Act respecting Indigenous languages, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
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