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2019-08-21 [p.5747]
— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development) and Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Rural Economic Development) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 63rd Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, "Report 1, Connectivity in Rural and Remote Areas, of the 2018 Fall Reports of the Auditor General of Canada" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-543), presented to the House on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-543.
2019-08-21 [p.5751]
— Nos. 421-04683 and 421-04684 concerning cell phone towers. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-96-07;
2019-07-17 [p.5743]
— No. 421-03888 concerning cell phone towers. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-96-06;
2019-06-19 [p.5702]
— by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), two concerning cell phone towers (Nos. 421-04683 and 421-04684), two concerning the grain industry (Nos. 421-04685 and 421-04686), two concerning Old Age Security benefits (Nos. 421-04687 and 421-04688) and one concerning health care services (No. 421-04689);
2019-06-17 [p.5650]
— No. 421-03508 concerning cell phone towers. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-96-05;
2019-06-17 [p.5650]
Mr. Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the 18th Report of the Committee, "Rural Wireless Digital Infrastructure: A Critical Role". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-609.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 161, 163 and 165 to 168) was tabled.
2019-06-17 [p.5657]
Q-2471 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to the government’s Connect to Innovate Program, first announced in Budget 2016: (a) what is the total of all expenditures to date under the program; (b) what are the details of all projects funded to date under the program, including (i) recipient of funding, (ii) name of the project, (iii) location, (iv) project start date, (v) projected completion date, (vi) amount of funding pledged, (vii) amount of funding actually provided to date, (viii) description of the project; (c) which of the projects listed in (b) have agreements signed, and which ones do not yet have a signed agreement; and (d) which of the details in (a) through (c) are available on the Connect to Innovate section of Industry Canada’s website and what is the specific website location where each such detail is located, broken down by detail requested in (a) through (c), including each subpart? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2471.
2019-06-05 [p.5449]
Mr. Nault (Kenora), seconded by Mr. Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), moved, — That the House: (a) call on the Standing Committee on Health to undertake a study and report its findings to determine (i) the factors that contribute to significant disparities in the health outcomes of rural Canadians, compared to those in urban centres, (ii) strategies, including the use of modern and rapidly improving communications technologies, to improve health care delivery to rural Canadians; and (b) call on the government to work with the provinces and territories, and relevant stakeholders, to further address and improve health care delivery in rural Canada. (Private Members' Business M-226)
Debate arose thereon.
2019-05-27 [p.5332]
— No. 421-03335 concerning cell phone towers. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-96-04;
2019-05-27 [p.5344]
Q-2415 — Ms. Trudel (Jonquière) — With regard to the new, coordinated plan to deliver $5 billion to $6 billion in new investments in rural broadband Internet service over the next ten years: (a) when will the details of the new plan be announced; (b) will the government release the details of the new plan to the public; (c) what minimum speeds will be required to be eligible for funding, broken down by (i) Connect to Innovate, (ii) the new Universal Broadband Fund anticipated by the government; (d) what minimum monthly usage allowances will be required to be eligible for funding, broken down by (i) Connect to Innovate, (ii) the new Universal Broadband Fund anticipated by the government; (e) which costs will be eligible or ineligible, broken down by (i) Connect to Innovate, (ii) the new Universal Broadband Fund anticipated by the government; (f) of the proposed $5 billion to $6 billion in investments, (i) how is the funding broken down by department or agency, (ii) what percentage of the funding will be allocated to private-sector partners, (iii) what percentage of the funding will be allocated to the Canada Infrastructure Bank, (iv) what percentage of the funding will be allocated to not-for-profit partner organizations; (g) according to the government’s estimates, what percentage of households and businesses do not have access to broadband Internet service in the current year; (h) what is the annual target to deliver broadband Internet service to households and businesses between 2021 and 2030, inclusive, broken down by year; (i) what is the annual projection to deliver broadband Internet service to households and businesses between 2021 and 2030, inclusive, broken down by year; and (j) do budgetary considerations explain why the target of providing 100% of households and small businesses with broadband Internet access cannot be achieved before 2030 and, if so, what are these budgetary or other considerations? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2415.
2019-05-16 [p.5314]
Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), from the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, presented the 33rd Report of the Committee, "Study on Crime in Rural Areas in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-563.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 121, 130 to 133, 142, 153 and 162) was tabled.
2019-05-16 [p.5315]
— by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), one concerning the pension system (No. 421-03887) and one concerning cellphone towers (No. 421-03888);
2019-05-15 [p.5304]
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-2347 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — With regard to the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot program by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada: (a) what is the projected cost of administering the program; (b) what were the estimated benefits of this program to rural and northern communities predicted by the Government of Canada; (c) what is the expected financial benefit in quantifiable terms to the Canadian economy from this program; and (d) was there an analysis conducted by the department of the negative impact of proposed government policies, including Bill C-68, Bill C-69, Bill C-88, as well as the carbon tax on the economic opportunities of newcomers to these regions? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2347.
2019-05-15 [p.5306]
Q-2353 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to federal spending in Manitoba from November 4, 2015, to present, broken down by year: (a) what expenditures were made in the following municipalities (i) Rural Municipality of De Salaberry, (ii) Rural Municipality of Emerson, (iii) Rural Municipality of Hanover, (iv) Rural Municipality of La Broquerie, (v) Rural Municipality of Montcalm, (vi) Town of Niverville, (vii) Rural Municipality of Piney, (viii) Rural Municipality of Reynolds, (ix) Rural Municipality of Ritchot, (x) Rural Municipality of Springfield, (xi) Village of St. Pierre-Jolys, (xii) Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne, (xiii) Town of Ste. Anne, (xiv) City of Steinbach, (xv) Rural Municipality of Stuartburn, (xvi) Rural Municipality of Taché, (xvii) Rural Municipality of Whitemouth; and (b) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans given to any business, group, municipality, or organization, including (i) name of recipient, (ii) date of funding, (iii) department or agency that provided the funding, (iv) amount received, (v) program under which the funding was granted, (vi) purpose of the expenditure? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2353.
2019-05-08 [p.5271]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Amos (Pontiac), seconded by Mr. Graham (Laurentides—Labelle), — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure, from broadband Internet to wireless telecommunications and beyond, is essential and enables Canadians to seize new business opportunities, create jobs and connect with the global economy; (b) a reliable and accessible digital infrastructure, particularly wireless telecommunications infrastructure, plays a critical role in securing the health and safety of Canadians, notably during emergency situations caused by extreme weather events; (c) innovation occurs everywhere, in rural and remote regions just as much as in urban centres, and all Canadians deserve an equal opportunity to succeed in the digital economy as a matter of fundamental fairness; (d) the government should (i) continue in its efforts to support Canadians, especially those in rural regions, in accessing the digital infrastructure they need to innovate, create economic opportunity and maintain public safety, (ii) examine the possibility of enabling further investments in rural digital infrastructure, including by reviewing the terms and conditions of the federal infrastructure program Investing in Canada, to incentivize investments in rural connectivity by the private sector and by leveraging funds from other orders of government, (iii) continue to work with telecommunication companies, provinces, territories, municipalities, Indigenous communities and relevant emergency response organizations to enhance rural connectivity and ensure maximum preparedness in emergency situations; (e) the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology should be instructed to undertake a comprehensive study on rural wireless infrastructure, focusing particularly on (i) the underlying causes of, and prospective solutions to the gaps in wireless infrastructure deployment in rural Canada, (ii) the regulatory role of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, (iii) the fiscal and regulatory approaches to incentivize more significant investments in rural wireless infrastructure, and report to the House at its earliest convenience; and (f) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security should be instructed to undertake a comprehensive study on the public safety dimensions of wireless infrastructure deployment in rural Canada, and report to the House at its earliest convenience. (Private Members' Business M-208)
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 1313 -- Vote no 1313) - View vote details.
YEAS: 276, NAYS: 0
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