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2021-06-09 [p.1063]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), seconded by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), — That, given that,
(i) the cost of housing continues to rise out of reach of Canadians,
(ii) current government policy has failed to provide sufficient housing supply,
the House call on the government to:
(a) examine a temporary freeze on home purchases by non-resident foreign buyers who are squeezing Canadians out of the housing market;
(b) replace the government's failed First-Time Home Buyer Incentive with meaningful action to help first-time homebuyers;
(c) strengthen law enforcement tools to halt money laundering;
(d) implement tax incentives focused on increasing the supply of purpose-built market rental housing units; and
(e) overhaul its housing policy to substantively increase housing supply.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 135 -- Vote no 135) - View vote details.
YEAS: 180, NAYS: 147
2021-06-08 [p.1054]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), seconded by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), moved, — That, given that,
(i) the cost of housing continues to rise out of reach of Canadians,
(ii) current government policy has failed to provide sufficient housing supply,
the House call on the government to:
(a) examine a temporary freeze on home purchases by non-resident foreign buyers who are squeezing Canadians out of the housing market;
(b) replace the government's failed First-Time Home Buyer Incentive with meaningful action to help first-time homebuyers;
(c) strengthen law enforcement tools to halt money laundering;
(d) implement tax incentives focused on increasing the supply of purpose-built market rental housing units; and
(e) overhaul its housing policy to substantively increase housing supply.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-06-08 [p.1055]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), seconded by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-08 [p.1055]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-05-26 [p.977]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— Nos. 432-00761 and 432-00765 concerning foreign affairs;
— Nos. 432-00762 and 432-00764 concerning justice;
— No. 432-00766 concerning economics and finance;
— No. 432-00767 concerning business and trade.
2021-05-26 [p.977]
Mr. Casey (Charlottetown), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the fifth report of the committee, "Indigenous Housing: The Direction Home". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-138.
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. 4, 5, 8, 9, 11 to 13, 16, 24, 25, 29, 31 and 32) was tabled.
2021-04-19 [p.789]
Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance) laid upon the table, —
(1) “Budget 2021” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-2.
(2) Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other related legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-3.
(3) Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-4.
(4) Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001 and other legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-5.
(5) Notice of a ways and means motion to introduce an Act to implement a Tax on Select Luxury Goods. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-6.
(6) Notice of a ways and means motion to introduce an Act to implement a Digital Services Tax. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-7.
(7) Notice of a ways and means motion to introduce an Act to implement a Tax on Unproductive Use of Canadian Housing by Foreign Non-resident Owners. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-8.
Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance), an order of the day was designated for the consideration of each ways and means motion, notice of which was laid upon the table earlier today.
2021-04-12 [p.735]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning business and trade (No. 432-00767).
2021-04-12 [p.742]
Q-425 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the federal government’s use of the Quarantine Act as part of measures taken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 1, 2020, to date: (a) how many locations in Canada have been designated isolation or quarantine sites or facilities by the government; (b) how many individuals have stayed longer than a day in these sites, for the purposes of quarantine; (c) what is the location of the quarantine sites, broken down by address, municipality and province; (d) how many federal government employees are at each location; and (e) how much has the government spent to maintain and fund each quarantine facility? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-425.
2021-01-25 [p.436]
Q-243 — Mr. Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot) — With regard to expenditures on, and use of, isolation or quarantine accommodations during the pandemic: (a) how many (i) foreigners, (ii) Canadian citizens or permanent residents have required the government to provide isolation or quarantine accommodations since August 1, 2020; (b) what is the total amount spent by the government on such accommodations since August 1, 2020, broken down by month; (c) what are the details of all such accommodations and in which municipalities and provinces are such accommodations located, including (i) municipality, (ii) province or territory, (iii) type of facility (hotel, dorm rooms, etc.); and (d) are individuals requiring such accommodations required to reimburse the taxpayer for the cost associated with the accommodation and, if so, how much has been received in reimbursements (i) prior to August 1, 2020, (ii) since August 1, 2020? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-243.
2021-01-25 [p.439]
Q-255 — Mr. Vidal (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — With regard to both formal and informal requests received by Indigenous Services Canada for ministerial loan guarantees, since January 1, 2016: what are the details of all such requests, including the (i) date the request was received, (ii) name of the First Nation or organization making the request, (iii) value of the loan guarantee requested, (iv) value of the loan guarantee provided by the government, (v) purpose of the loan? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-255.
2021-01-25 [p.455]
Q-329 — Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona) — With regard to funding for homelessness support through Reaching Home, since March 2020, broken down by province or territory, and by program: (a) what is the total spent to date as a proportion of available funds; (b) what is the total number of applications; (c) of the applications in (b), how many were approved and how many were denied; and (d) of the applications denied in (c), what is the rationale for each denied application? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-329.
2020-04-11 [p.346]
Q-284 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With regard to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, since the program was launched: (a) how many loans have been approved; (b) how many loans have been funded; and (c) how many loan applications have been withdrawn after approval but before funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-284.
2020-04-11 [p.348]
Q-292 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) announced by the government in 2019, between September 1, 2019, and February 1, 2020: (a) how many applicants have applied for mortgages through the FTHBI, broken down by province and municipality; (b) of those applicants, how many have been approved and have accepted mortgages through the FTHBI, broken down by province and municipality; (c) of those applicants listed in (b), how many approved applicants have been issued the incentive in the form of a shared equity mortgage; (d) what is the total value of incentives (shared equity mortgages) under the FTHBI that have been issued, in dollars; (e) for those applicants who have been issued mortgages through the FTHBI, what is that value of each of the mortgage loans; (f) for those applicants who have been issued mortgages through the FTHBI, what is the mean value of the mortgage loan; (g) what is the total aggregate amount of money lent to homebuyers through the FTHBI to date; (h) for mortgages approved through the FTHBI, what is the breakdown of the percentage of loans originated with each lender comprising more than 5% of total loans issued; (i) for mortgages approved through the FTHBI, what is the breakdown of the value of outstanding loans insured by each Canadian mortgage insurance company as a percentage of total loans in force; and (j) what is the govermnent's position on expanding the FTHBI to make eligible Canadians with incomes above $120,000 per year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-292.
2020-01-27 [p.94]
Q-131 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) announced by the government in 2019, from September 1, 2019, to date: (a) how many applicants have applied for a mortgage through the FTHBI, broken down by province and municipality; (b) of the applicants in (a), how many applicants have been approved and accepted mortgages through the FTHBI, broken down by province and municipality; (c) of the applicants in (b), what is that average value of the mortgage loan; (d) of the applicants in (b), what is that median value of the mortgage loan; (e) what is the total aggregate amount of money lent to homebuyers; (f) what is the breakdown of the percentage of loans originated with each lender comprising more than 5% of total loans issued; and (g) what is the breakdown of the value of outstanding loans insured by each Canadian mortgage insurance company as a percentage of total loans in force? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-131.
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