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2019-06-18 [p.5679]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Special or Standing Order or usual practice of the House, on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, the question shall be put on the opposition motion at 5:30 p.m. after which all questions necessary to dispose of the business of supply shall be put forthwith and successively, without debate or amendment.
2019-06-18 [p.5680]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), moved, — That, given that the carbon tax will not reduce emissions at its current rate and it is already making life more expensive for Canadians, the House call on the government to repeal the carbon tax and replace it with a real environment plan.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-06-18 [p.5683]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-06-18 [p.5683]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-06-18 [p.5683]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1368 -- Vote no 1368) - View vote details.
YEAS: 83, NAYS: 206
2019-06-11 [p.5530]
Pursuant to Order made Monday, June 10, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), — That, given telecommunication services in Canada cost more than most other countries in the world, leaving far too many Canadians with unaffordable, inadequate or no service at all, the House call on the government to implement measures that will make those services more affordable, including: (a) a price cap to ensure every Canadian saves money on their bill; (b) abolishing data caps for broadband Internet and mandating that companies create unlimited data plans at affordable rates for wireless services; (c) putting an end to egregious and outrageous sales and services practices through a Telecom Consumers’ Bill of Rights; (d) revisiting the structure of the spectrum auction to make sure everyday Canadians benefit most from the revenue, rather than repeating the failures of previous Liberal and Conservative governments, which squandered almost $20 billion from previous auctions; and (e) directing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to reverse their rural and remote broadband implementation policy, which condemns these areas, including many Indigenous communities, to years of substandard broadband and wireless services.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1349 -- Vote no 1349) - View vote details.
YEAS: 42, NAYS: 246
2019-06-10 [p.5513]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), moved, — That, given telecommunication services in Canada cost more than most other countries in the world, leaving far too many Canadians with unaffordable, inadequate or no service at all, the House call on the government to implement measures that will make those services more affordable, including: (a) a price cap to ensure every Canadian saves money on their bill; (b) abolishing data caps for broadband Internet and mandating that companies create unlimited data plans at affordable rates for wireless services; (c) putting an end to egregious and outrageous sales and services practices through a Telecom Consumers’ Bill of Rights; (d) revisiting the structure of the spectrum auction to make sure everyday Canadians benefit most from the revenue, rather than repeating the failures of previous Liberal and Conservative governments, which squandered almost $20 billion from previous auctions; and (e) directing the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to reverse their rural and remote broadband implementation policy, which condemns these areas, including many Indigenous communities, to years of substandard broadband and wireless services.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-06-10 [p.5518]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for New Westminster—Burnaby, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-06-10 [p.5519]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), seconded by Ms. Trudel (Jonquière), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-06-10 [p.5519]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-06-04 [p.5429]
Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), — That the House:
(a) take note of the importance of a free and independent press to a healthy democracy;
(b) express its belief that it is inappropriate for partisan political actors to pick winners and losers in the media in an election year;
(c) condemn the inclusion of Unifor, a group that has taken and continues to take partisan political positions, in the panel that will oversee the distribution of the $600-million media bailout; and
(d) call on the government to immediately cease trying to stack the deck for the election with their media bailout and replace it with a proposal that does not allow government to pick winners and losers.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1334 -- Vote no 1334) - View vote details.
YEAS: 37, NAYS: 165
2019-06-03 [p.5401]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), moved, — That the House:
(a) take note of the importance of a free and independent press to a healthy democracy;
(b) express its belief that it is inappropriate for partisan political actors to pick winners and losers in the media in an election year;
(c) condemn the inclusion of Unifor, a group that has taken and continues to take partisan political positions, in the panel that will oversee the distribution of the $600-million media bailout; and
(d) call on the government to immediately cease trying to stack the deck for the election with their media bailout and replace it with a proposal that does not allow government to pick winners and losers.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-06-03 [p.5410]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-06-03 [p.5410]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 11:25 p.m.
2019-05-16 [p.5320]
Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), — That the House call on the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to declare an environment and climate emergency following the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and urge the government to bring forward a climate action strategy that: (a) prioritizes reconciliation with Indigenous peoples; (b) invests in a transition that leaves no workers or communities behind; (c) increases the ambition of its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets to avoid a more than 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in global warming, as recommended by the IPCC report; (d) includes robust rules for implementing the Paris Agreement; (e) prescribes transparency and accountability mechanisms to address climate change; (f) does not proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project; (g) immediately eliminates all federal fossil fuel subsidies, including through Export Development Canada funding; and (h) integrates human health into Canada's climate commitments.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1317 -- Vote no 1317) - View vote details.
YEAS: 42, NAYS: 227
2019-05-15 [p.5313]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), moved, — That the House call on the Prime Minister and the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change to declare an environment and climate emergency following the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and urge the government to bring forward a climate action strategy that: (a) prioritizes reconciliation with Indigenous peoples; (b) invests in a transition that leaves no workers or communities behind; (c) increases the ambition of its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets to avoid a more than 1.5 degrees Celsius rise in global warming, as recommended by the IPCC report; (d) includes robust rules for implementing the Paris Agreement; (e) prescribes transparency and accountability mechanisms to address climate change; (f) does not proceed with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project; (g) immediately eliminates all federal fossil fuel subsidies, including through Export Development Canada funding; and (h) integrates human health into Canada's climate commitments.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-05-15 [p.5313]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Burnaby South, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions; and that the recorded division on the motion for second reading of Bill C-266, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (increasing parole ineligibility) standing in the name of the Member for Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman, currently scheduled today, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business, be further deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on Thursday, May 16, 2019, immediately after the opposition motion is disposed of.
2019-05-15 [p.5313]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-05-15 [p.5314]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-05-08 [p.5265]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 7, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), — That the House call on the government to stop raising the price of gas by clearing the way for pipelines and eliminating the carbon tax on fuel.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1308 -- Vote no 1308) - View vote details.
YEAS: 86, NAYS: 199
2019-05-07 [p.5254]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Carleton, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred to Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-05-07 [p.5255]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), moved, — That the House call on the government to stop raising the price of gas by clearing the way for pipelines and eliminating the carbon tax on fuel.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-05-07 [p.5255]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-05-07 [p.5255]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-05-01 [p.5215]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable), moved, — That, given the Prime Minister has weakened Canada’s international reputation during his disastrous trip to India and his capitulation to Donald Trump during NAFTA negotiations;
and given he continues to do so with his handling of the canola trade crisis with China;
the House call on the government to cancel its investment in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and immediately:
(a) appoint an ambassador to China;
(b) increase the cap and interest-free portion of the Advanced Payment Program; and
(c) launch a complaint at the World Trade Organization.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-05-01 [p.5215]
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1302 -- Vote no 1302) - View vote details.
YEAS: 132, NAYS: 163
2019-04-30 [p.5198]
Pursuant to Order made Monday, April 29, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), — That, in the opinion of the House, corporate executives and their lobbyists have had too much access to and influence over the Government of Canada, setting working Canadians and their families back by:
(a) encouraging attempts by the Prime Minister to undermine the independence of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and the integrity of Canada’s rule of law;
(b) forcing Canadians to pay high prices for prescription drugs by blocking the establishment of a single, public and universal drug insurance plan;
(c) providing huge subsidies to large oil and gas companies, while putting corporate interests over the protection of Canada’s Pacific coastal waters in the Kinder Morgan pipeline approval process;
(d) motivating the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to give a handout of $12 million to a multi-billion-dollar corporation owned by one of Canada's wealthiest families;
(e) giving Canada's most profitable banks the chance to review and revise a report intended to shed light on anti-consumer banking practices; and
(f) leaving intact a host of tax loopholes that allow the richest Canadians to avoid paying their fair share for Canada’s public services like health care, pensions and housing;
and that therefore, as a first step toward addressing these failings, the government should immediately move to recover the $12 million given to Loblaws and reinvest it to the benefit of working Canadians and their families.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1299 -- Vote no 1299) - View vote details.
YEAS: 46, NAYS: 251
2019-04-29 [p.5177]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, corporate executives and their lobbyists have had too much access to and influence over the Government of Canada, setting working Canadians and their families back by:
(a) encouraging attempts by the Prime Minister to undermine the independence of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and the integrity of Canada’s rule of law;
(b) forcing Canadians to pay high prices for prescription drugs by blocking the establishment of a single, public and universal drug insurance plan;
(c) providing huge subsidies to large oil and gas companies, while putting corporate interests over the protection of Canada’s Pacific coastal waters in the Kinder Morgan pipeline approval process;
(d) motivating the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to give a handout of $12 million to a multi-billion-dollar corporation owned by one of Canada's wealthiest families;
(e) giving Canada's most profitable banks the chance to review and revise a report intended to shed light on anti-consumer banking practices; and
(f) leaving intact a host of tax loopholes that allow the richest Canadians to avoid paying their fair share for Canada’s public services like health care, pensions and housing;
and that therefore, as a first step toward addressing these failings, the government should immediately move to recover the $12 million given to Loblaws and reinvest it to the benefit of working Canadians and their families.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-04-29 [p.5184]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Elmwood—Transcona, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-04-29 [p.5190]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-04-29 [p.5191]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blaikie (Elmwood—Transcona), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-04-29 [p.5191]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-04-09 [p.5126]
Pursuant to Order made Monday, April 8, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), — That, given the recent allegations of political interference against the Prime Minister and given that Canadians reject the Prime Minister’s excuse for his actions as simply routine government business, the House call on the government to show respect for the rule of law and immediately:
(a) comply with the letter and spirit of all court orders and requests in relation to the trial of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman;
(b) provide Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s defence with all records relating to his prosecution, including but not limited to, memos, letters, emails, PIN-to-PIN messages, SMS messages, and handwritten notes, including records that exist on personal electronic devices;
(c) require all current and former Cabinet ministers and their respective political staff and employees of the Privy Council Office since November 2015 to sign an affidavit affirming that no evidence or records related to the prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman have been destroyed, and that they have personally complied with all relevant court orders; and
(d) indemnify Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and provide legal assistance within 30 days of the adoption of this motion for any invoices that are in arrears, and within 30 days of the invoice date for any subsequent invoices.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 1289 -- Vote no 1289) - View vote details.
YEAS: 121, NAYS: 162
2019-04-08 [p.5106]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, the deferred recorded division on the opposition motion standing in the name of the Member for Portage—Lisgar, currently scheduled at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment today, be further deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
2019-04-05 [p.5083]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), moved, — That, given the recent allegations of political interference against the Prime Minister and given that Canadians reject the Prime Minister’s excuse for his actions as simply routine government business, the House call on the government to show respect for the rule of law and immediately:
(a) comply with the letter and spirit of all court orders and requests in relation to the trial of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman;
(b) provide Vice-Admiral Mark Norman’s defence with all records relating to his prosecution, including but not limited to, memos, letters, emails, PIN-to-PIN messages, SMS messages, and handwritten notes, including records that exist on personal electronic devices;
(c) require all current and former Cabinet ministers and their respective political staff and employees of the Privy Council Office since November 2015 to sign an affidavit affirming that no evidence or records related to the prosecution of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman have been destroyed, and that they have personally complied with all relevant court orders; and
(d) indemnify Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and provide legal assistance within 30 days of the adoption of this motion for any invoices that are in arrears, and within 30 days of the invoice date for any subsequent invoices.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-04-05 [p.5100]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-04-05 [p.5100]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, April 8, 2019, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
2019-03-20 [p.4724]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), moved, — That the House take note of comments from the Member for Vancouver Granville that indicated she has not been able to fully explain the events that led to her resignation; and that the House call on the Prime Minister to waive full solicitor-client privilege and all Cabinet confidences to allow the member for Vancouver Granville to address events that occurred following January 14, 2019, including her time as the Minister of Veterans Affairs, her resignation from that position, and her presentation to Cabinet that followed.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-03-20 [p.4726]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-02-25 [p.4623]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Raitt (Milton), moved, — That, given the Prime Minister's comments of Wednesday, February 20, 2019, that the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is the appropriate place for Canadians to get answers on the SNC-Lavalin affair, and given his alleged direct involvement in a sustained effort to influence SNC-Lavalin's criminal prosecution, the House order the Prime Minister to appear, testify and answer questions at the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, under oath, for a televised two-hour meeting, before Friday, March 15, 2019.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-02-25 [p.4625]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Ms. Raitt (Milton), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-02-20 [p.4593]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), — That the House: (a) call on the Prime Minister to waive solicitor-client privilege for the former Attorney General with respect to allegations of interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; and (b) urge the government to launch a public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act, in order to provide Canadians with the transparency and accountability promised by the Liberals in the 2015 election campaign.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), — That the motion be amended by adding after the word “Act,” the following: “and to table the report in the House by May 31, 2019,”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 991 -- Vote no 991) - View vote details.
YEAS: 133, NAYS: 159
2019-02-20 [p.4595]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke).
The question was put on the main motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 992 -- Vote no 992) - View vote details.
YEAS: 134, NAYS: 160
2019-02-19 [p.4589]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), moved, — That the House: (a) call on the Prime Minister to waive solicitor-client privilege for the former Attorney General with respect to allegations of interference in the prosecution of SNC-Lavalin; and (b) urge the government to launch a public inquiry, under the Inquiries Act, in order to provide Canadians with the transparency and accountability promised by the Liberals in the 2015 election campaign.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-02-19 [p.4589]
Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding after the word “Act,” the following: “and to table the report in the House by May 31, 2019,”.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-02-19 [p.4589]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot).
The debate continued.
2019-02-19 [p.4590]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), seconded by Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke), seconded by Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot).
The debate continued.
2019-02-19 [p.4590]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-02-06 [p.4573]
At 5:47 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), — That, given:
(a) the House has great respect for provincial jurisdiction and trust in provincial institutions;
(b) the people of Quebec are burdened with completing and submitting two tax returns, one federal and one provincial; and
(c) the House believes in cutting red tape and reducing unnecessary paperwork to improve the everyday lives of families; therefore,
the House call on the government to work with the Government of Quebec to implement a single tax return in Quebec, as adopted unanimously in the motion of the National Assembly of Quebec on May 15, 2018.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 990 -- Vote no 990) - View vote details.
YEAS: 80, NAYS: 191
2019-02-05 [p.4562]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), moved, — That, given:
(a) the House has great respect for provincial jurisdiction and trust in provincial institutions;
(b) the people of Quebec are burdened with completing and submitting two tax returns, one federal and one provincial; and
(c) the House believes in cutting red tape and reducing unnecessary paperwork to improve the everyday lives of families; therefore,
the House call on the government to work with the Government of Quebec to implement a single tax return in Quebec, as adopted unanimously in the motion of the National Assembly of Quebec on May 15, 2018.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-02-05 [p.4562]
Pursuant to Order made Thursday, January 31, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Benson (Saskatoon West), seconded by Ms. Boutin-Sweet (Hochelaga), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government is failing to adequately address Canada’s housing crisis and that, therefore, the House call on the government to create 500,000 units of quality, affordable housing within ten years, and to commit in Budget 2019 to completing 250,000 of those units within five years.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 987 -- Vote no 987) - View vote details.
YEAS: 46, NAYS: 248
2019-02-05 [p.4564]
Pursuant to Order made Monday, February 4, 2019, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), — That, given:
(a) 81% of middle-income Canadians are seeing higher taxes since the government came to power;
(b) the average income tax increase for middle-income families is $840;
(c) the government’s higher Canada Pension Plan premiums could eventually cost up to $2,200 per household;
(d) the government cancelled the Family Tax Cut of up to $2,000 per household;
(e) the government cancelled the Arts and Fitness tax credit of up to $225 per child;
(f) the government cancelled the education and textbook tax credits of up to $560 per student;
(g) the government’s higher Employment Insurance premiums are up to $85 per worker;
(h) the government’s carbon tax could cost up to $1,000 per household and as high as $5,000 in the future;
(i) the government’s intrusive tax measures for small business will raise taxes on thousands of family businesses all across Canada;
(j) this government tried to tax employer-paid health and dental benefits which would have cost up to $2,000 per household; and
(k) this government tried to tax modest food and discount benefits that retail employees receive from employers;
the House call on the Prime Minister to provide written confirmation that the government will not further raise any taxes on Canadians.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 988 -- Vote no 988) - View vote details.
YEAS: 77, NAYS: 217
2019-02-05 [p.4566]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rayes (Richmond—Arthabaska), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-02-05 [p.4566]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.
2019-02-04 [p.4558]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), moved, — That, given:
(a) 81% of middle-income Canadians are seeing higher taxes since the government came to power;
(b) the average income tax increase for middle-income families is $840;
(c) the government’s higher Canada Pension Plan premiums could eventually cost up to $2,200 per household;
(d) the government cancelled the Family Tax Cut of up to $2,000 per household;
(e) the government cancelled the Arts and Fitness tax credit of up to $225 per child;
(f) the government cancelled the education and textbook tax credits of up to $560 per student;
(g) the government’s higher Employment Insurance premiums are up to $85 per worker;
(h) the government’s carbon tax could cost up to $1,000 per household and as high as $5,000 in the future;
(i) the government’s intrusive tax measures for small business will raise taxes on thousands of family businesses all across Canada;
(j) this government tried to tax employer-paid health and dental benefits which would have cost up to $2,000 per household; and
(k) this government tried to tax modest food and discount benefits that retail employees receive from employers;
the House call on the Prime Minister to provide written confirmation that the government will not further raise any taxes on Canadians.
Debate arose thereon.
2019-02-04 [p.4559]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Carleton, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2019-02-04 [p.4559]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2019-02-04 [p.4559]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
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