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2020-06-03 [p.471]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Thursday, May 28, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-05-28 [p.471]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00218);
2020-05-28 [p.471]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning employment and labour (No. 431-00221).
2020-05-28 [p.471]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Monday, June 1, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-06-01 [p.471]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00222);
2020-06-01 [p.471]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 431-00223);
2020-06-01 [p.471]
— by Mrs. Zahid (Scarborough Centre), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00224).
2020-05-28 [p.471]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-06-02 [p.472]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00225);
2020-06-02 [p.472]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 431-00226);
2020-06-02 [p.472]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00227).
2020-06-02 [p.472]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-06-03 [p.472]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00228);
2020-06-03 [p.472]
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning health (No. 431-00229);
2020-06-03 [p.472]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 431-00230);
2020-06-03 [p.472]
Tabling of Documents
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, a paper presented on Monday, June 1, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic was deemed laid before the House as follows:
2020-06-01 [p.472]
— by Mr. LeBlanc (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) — Document entitled "Democracy Matters, Debates Count: A report on the 2019 Leaders’ Debates Commission and the future of debates in Canada”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-8.
2020-06-03 [p.472]
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed electronically and deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-06-03 [p.472]
— by Mr. McKinnon (Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam), one concerning health (No. 431-00231).
2020-06-03 [p.472]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:
2020-06-03 [p.472]
— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for March 12, and April 3 and 27, 2020, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-11.
2020-06-03 [p.472]
— by the Speaker — Additional costing notes from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-22. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) — Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Department of Public Works and Government Services for 2020 to 2023, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1135-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Amendment to the Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the government of Yukon, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-475-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Amendment to the Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of British Columbia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-475-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy for the Canada Border Services Agency for 2020 to 2023, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1129-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on Canada's activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-559-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of regulations made under the United Nations act (P.C. 2020-396, P.C. 2020-397, P.C. 2020-398, P.C. 2020-399, P.C. 2020-400, P.C. 2020-401, P.C. 2020-402, P.C. 2020-403), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-592-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2020-06-03 [p.473]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 1 for the Protection of Killer Whales (Orcinus orca) in the Waters of Southern British Columbia, 2020, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1223-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-03 [p.474]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 1 Restricting Pleasure Craft Navigation Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1223-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-03 [p.474]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Interim Order Respecting Clinical Trials for Medical Devices and Drugs relating to COVID-19, pursuant to the Food and Drugs Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-27, sbs. 30.1(6) and (7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1018-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-06-03 [p.474]
— by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue) — Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy of the Canada Revenue Agency for 2020 to 2023, pursuant to the Federal Sustainable Development Act, S.C. 2008, c. 33, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1111-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-06-02 [p.469]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker caused to be published the following message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented electronically by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board):
Message on Estimates
Her Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (A) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2021, and, in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those estimates to the House of Commons.
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) deposited electronically, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2020-21". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-431-92.
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, were referred to a committee of the whole:Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1a and 5aCanada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Vote 1aCanadian Air Transport Security Authority, Vote 1aCanadian Food Inspection Agency, Vote 1aCanadian Institutes of Health Research, Votes 1a and 5aCanadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Vote 5aCanadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, Vote 1aCorrectional Service of Canada, Vote 10aDepartment for Women and Gender Equality, Vote 5aDepartment of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Vote 10aDepartment of Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1a, 5a and 10aDepartment of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Votes 1a and 10aDepartment of Employment and Social Development, Votes 1a and 5aDepartment of Finance, Vote 1aDepartment of Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1a, 5a and 10aDepartment of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Votes 1a and 10aDepartment of Health, Vote 10aDepartment of Indigenous Services, Votes 1a and 10aDepartment of Industry, Votes 1a and 10aDepartment of National Defence, Votes 1a and 5aDepartment of Natural Resources, Votes 1a and 10aDepartment of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Vote 5aDepartment of Public Works and Government Services, Vote 1aDepartment of Transport, Votes 1a and 15aDepartment of Veterans Affairs, Vote 1aDepartment of Western Economic Diversification, Votes 1a and 5aEconomic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1a and 5aFederal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Votes 1a and 5aMarine Atlantic Inc., Vote 1aNational Capital Commission, Votes 1a and 5aNational Research Council of Canada, Votes 1a, 5a and 10aParks Canada Agency, Vote 1aPrivy Council Office, Vote 1aPublic Health Agency of Canada, Votes 1a and 10aRoyal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1a and 10aShared Services Canada, Votes 1a and 5aSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Vote 5aTreasury Board Secretariat, Votes 1a, 20a and 30aVIA Rail Canada Inc., Vote 1a
2020-05-27 [p.465]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions and presented on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in a meeting of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic were deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-05-27 [p.465]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning health (No. 431-00215);
2020-05-27 [p.465]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:
2020-05-27 [p.465]
— by the Speaker — Costing Note from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-05-27 [p.465]
— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Reports of operations under the Export and Import Permits Act for the year 2019, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, s. 27. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-137-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report on Transportation in Canada for the year 2019, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 52(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-79-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 9 to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights to Canada due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 6 to Prevent Certain Persons from Boarding Flights in Canada due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Development Investment Corporation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-471-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), sbs. 20.2(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1224-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) — Report on the operation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 2010, c. 4, s. 15.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1063-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) — Copy of the Directive to Export Development Canada regarding the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) (P.C. 2020-206), pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 89(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1087-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
2020-05-27 [p.466]
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada for the year 2019, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, s. 250.17. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-733-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
2020-05-27 [p.467]
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Military Grievances External Review Committee for the year 2019, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 29.28(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-752-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
2020-05-27 [p.467]
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Chief of Defence Staff on the National Sex Offender Registry for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the National Defence Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-5, sbs. 227.171. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1051-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
2020-05-27 [p.467]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, S.C. 1999, c. 33, sbs. 342(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-601-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-05-27 [p.467]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report on the administration of the Species at Risk Act for the year 2018, pursuant to the Species at Risk Act, S.C. 2002, c. 29, s. 126. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-885-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-05-26 [p.463]
Adjournment
At 7:36 p.m., pursuant to order made earlier today, the Speaker adjourned the House until Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the conclusion of the proceedings of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic.
2020-05-26 [p.455]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, the application of Standing Orders 15 and 17 be suspended for the current sitting; and that the provisions of paragraphs (l) and (n) of the order made on Saturday, April 11, 2020, continue to apply to committees scheduled to meet by videoconference later this day.
2020-05-26 [p.455]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Reporting of Gains and Losses in the Government’s Financial Results", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1119-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-05-26 [p.455]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:
— No. 431-00158 concerning justice.
2020-05-26 [p.455]
Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), seconded by Ms. Anand (Oakville), moved, — That the House do now proceed to the orders of the day.
2020-05-26 [p.456]
The question was put on the motion and it was tied on the following division:
(Division No. 24 -- Vote no 24) - View vote details.
YEAS: 23, NAYS: 23
2020-05-26 [p.456]
The votes being equally divided, the Speaker gave his casting vote in the negative.
Accordingly, the motion was negatived.
2020-05-26 [p.456]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) following the adoption of this order, the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, June 17, 2020, provided that, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28;
(b) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, a minister of the Crown may transmit to the Speaker a message from Her Excellency the Governor General recommending Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, provided that
(i) the said message may be transmitted electronically,
(ii) the Speaker shall inform the House of the receipt of such message and the tabling of the estimates based thereon by causing them to be published in the Journals, and the said estimates shall be for all purposes deemed tabled before the House,
(iii) the votes therein shall be referred to a committee of the whole;
(c) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the House shall meet at the conclusion of the proceedings of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic for the sole purpose of considering the business of supply, provided that
(i) notices may be filed with the clerk no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020, and shall be printed in the Order Paper and Notice Paper to be published for that sitting,
(ii) the application of Standing Orders 15, 17, 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b) and 56.1 be suspended for the sitting,
(iii) the sitting shall not be considered as a sitting day for the purposes of Standing Orders 34(1), 37(3), 51(1) and 110 and subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons,
(iv) consideration of all votes in the Supplementary Estimates (A) shall be taken up by a committee of the whole at the opening of the sitting for a period not exceeding four hours, during which time no quorum calls or dilatory motions shall be received by the Chair, no member shall be recognized for more than 15 minutes at a time and the member shall not speak in debate for more than 10 minutes during that period, the 15 minutes may be used both for debate and for posing questions to a minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of a minister, when the member is recognized, he or she shall indicate how the 15 minutes is to be apportioned and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the consideration of the business pursuant to this subparagraph, the committee shall rise and report the votes in the estimates to the House,
(v) when the committee of the whole rises, all questions necessary to dispose of the business of supply shall be put forthwith and successively, without debate or amendment, and, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred;
(d) at the conclusion of the consideration of the business of supply on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, July 8, 2020, provided that
(i) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the House shall meet at noon and the House shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to allow members to question ministers for a period not exceeding 95 minutes on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters provided that the rotation used for questions pursuant to this subparagraph be the one used by the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuesdays and Thursdays prior to the adoption of this order and, during the proceedings of the committee,
(A) the Speaker may preside,
(B) the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair,
(C) the Chair shall call members from all recognized parties and one member who does not belong to a recognized party in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions,
(D) no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes at a time which may be used for posing questions to a minister of the Crown,
(E) members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair,
(F) members may participate in the proceedings either in person or by videoconference,
(ii) following the questioning of ministers, the committee shall consider a motion “That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it” which shall be conducted pursuant to the terms of Standing Order 53.1 except that proceedings pursuant to this subparagraph shall last not longer than two hours and 20 minutes and members may participate in the proceedings either in person or by videoconference, and when the committee rises, the motion shall be deemed withdrawn and the House shall adjourn until the next sitting day provided for in subparagraph (iii),
(iii) on Wednesday, July 22, August 12 and August 26, 2020, the House shall meet in the manner described in subparagraphs (i) and (ii), provided that, when the House adjourns on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 21, 2020,
(iv) notices may be filed with the clerk no later than 6:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the sittings provided for in subparagraphs (i) and (iii), and shall be printed in the Order Paper and Notice Paper to be published for that sitting,
(v) the application of Standing Orders 15, 17, 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b) and 56.1 be suspended for the sittings provided for in subparagraphs (i) and (iii),
(vi) the days on which the House sits pursuant to this paragraph shall not be counted as sittings for the purposes of Standing Orders 34(1), 37(3), 51(1) and 110 and subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons,
(vii) during any period the House stands adjourned between Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and Monday, September 21, 2020, if the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly,
(viii) during any period the House stands adjourned between Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and Monday, September 21, 2020, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28;
(e) until Monday, September 21, 2020, the Standing Committee on Health, the Standing Committee on Finance, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans may hold meetings related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters, provided that,
(i) committee members shall attend and witnesses shall participate in meetings via either videoconference or teleconference,
(ii) committee members attending by videoconference or teleconference shall be counted for the purposes of quorum,
(iii) all motions shall be decided by a recorded vote,
(iv) notwithstanding any deadlines established by a committee, any request or any order for the production of documents be responded to when possible, given the constraints that exist as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,
(v) public proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website,
(vi) in camera proceedings may be conducted, for the purpose of considering draft reports or the selection of witnesses, in a manner that takes into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants,
(vii) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email,
(viii) in relation to their study of matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, these committees may each receive evidence which may otherwise exceed the committee’s mandate under Standing Order 108,
(ix) these committees shall meet within 48 hours of the receipt by email, by the clerk of the committee, of a request signed by any four members of the committee;
(f) the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to review and make recommendations on how to modify the Standing Orders for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of an incremental approach beginning with hybrid sittings of the House as outlined by the report provided to the committee by the Speaker on Monday, May 11, 2020, including how to enact remote voting, provided that (i) the provisions applying to committees enumerated in paragraph (e) shall also apply to the committee, (ii) the committee be instructed to present a report no later than Tuesday, June 23, 2020, (iii) any report which is adopted pursuant to this paragraph may be submitted electronically at any time with the Clerk of the House and shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House on that date, (iv) following the presentation of any report pursuant to this paragraph, the House leaders of all four recognized parties may indicate to the Speaker that there is an agreement among the parties to implement one or several of the recommendations of the committee and the Speaker shall give effect to that agreement;
(g) the following provisions remain in effect until Friday, June 19, 2020:
(i) paragraphs (m) to (o) of the order adopted on Friday, March 13, 2020,
(ii) paragraphs (i), (j) and (m) of the order adopted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, provided that in paragraph (i), the words “until April 20, 2020, or any date to which the adjournment period is extended pursuant to paragraph (f)” shall be deemed to refer to June 19, 2020,
(iii) paragraph (k) of the order adopted on Saturday, April 11, 2020,
(iv) paragraphs (g), (i) and (j) of the order adopted on Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, in paragraph (j), the reference to paragraph (l) of the order adopted on Saturday, April 11, 2020 be deemed to refer to paragraph (e) of this order;
(h) the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, composed of all members of the House, be continued provided that the committee meet for the purposes of
(i) considering ministerial announcements,
(ii) allowing members to present petitions,
(iii) allowing members to make statements,
(iv) questioning ministers of the Crown, including the Prime Minister, in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters, and provided that
(v) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the committee shall meet at noon every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, provided that the committee shall not meet on a day referred to in Standing Order 28(1),
(vi) the committee shall meet in the chamber and members may participate either in person or by videoconference,
(vii) the Speaker shall continue to be the Chair of the committee,
(viii) seven members shall constitute a quorum,
(ix) ministerial announcements shall be considered at the opening of the meeting and the proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner as Statements by Ministers under Standing Order 33(1), provided that a member of the Green Party also be permitted to reply to the statement,
(x) after any ministerial announcements, any member desiring to present a petition may do so during a period not exceeding 15 minutes, provided that the provisions of Standing Order 36 shall apply, except for Standing Order 36(5), and any petition presented shall be deemed for all purposes to have been presented to the House,
(xi) after the presentation of petitions, members may make statements in a manner similar to those made pursuant to Standing Order 31 for a period not exceeding 15 minutes,
(xii) after members’ statements, proceedings on questioning of ministers shall be conducted, for not more than 95 minutes, in the same manner provided for in paragraph (d) of the order adopted on Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that the rotation used for questions pursuant to this subparagraph be the one used by the committee on Tuesdays and Thursdays prior to the adoption of this order and that questions shall be answered by ministers,
(xiii) upon the conclusion of proceedings on questioning of ministers, the committee shall adjourn to the next day provided for in subparagraph (v),
(xiv) if the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the committee remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the committee will remain adjourned accordingly,
(xv) meetings of the committee shall continue to be televised, following the usual practices observed for sittings of the House,
(xvi) any document may be presented by a minister of the Crown, or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of a minister, at any time during a meeting of the committee and shall be deemed for all purposes to have been presented to or laid before the House,
(xvii) the committee shall have the power to sit while the House stands adjourned and to print, from day to day, such papers and evidence as may be ordered by them,
(xviii) the committee shall cease to exist upon its adjournment on Thursday, June 18, 2020;
(i) until Monday, September 21, 2020, documents deposited pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) shall be deposited with the Clerk of the House electronically. (Government Business No. 7)
The debate continued.
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Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
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Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
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Pursuant to Standing Order 57, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), moved, — That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 7, the debate not be further adjourned.
Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the closure motion.
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The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 25 -- Vote no 25) - View vote details.
YEAS: 29, NAYS: 23
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health). (Government Business No. 7)
The debate continued.
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The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 26 -- Vote no 26) - View vote details.
YEAS: 28, NAYS: 23
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Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:
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— by Mr. Waugh (Saskatoon—Grasswood), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 431-00214).
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The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the representation made by the government under the provisions of Standing Order 55(1), he had caused to be published a special Order Paper giving notice of a government motion.
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Letter from the government House leader, dated May 23, 2020, concerning notice of a government motion. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-10.
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By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, the application of Standing Orders 15 and 17 be suspended for the current sitting.
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Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) following the adoption of this order, the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, June 17, 2020, provided that, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28;
(b) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, a minister of the Crown may transmit to the Speaker a message from Her Excellency the Governor General recommending Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, provided that
(i) the said message may be transmitted electronically,
(ii) the Speaker shall inform the House of the receipt of such message and the tabling of the estimates based thereon by causing them to be published in the Journals, and the said estimates shall be for all purposes deemed tabled before the House,
(iii) the votes therein shall be referred to a committee of the whole;
(c) on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the House shall meet at the conclusion of the proceedings of the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic for the sole purpose of considering the business of supply, provided that
(i) notices may be filed with the clerk no later than 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2020, and shall be printed in the Order Paper and Notice Paper to be published for that sitting,
(ii) the application of Standing Orders 15, 17, 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b) and 56.1 be suspended for the sitting,
(iii) the sitting shall not be considered as a sitting day for the purposes of Standing Orders 34(1), 37(3), 51(1) and 110 and subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons,
(iv) consideration of all votes in the Supplementary Estimates (A) shall be taken up by a committee of the whole at the opening of the sitting for a period not exceeding four hours, during which time no quorum calls or dilatory motions shall be received by the Chair, no member shall be recognized for more than 15 minutes at a time and the member shall not speak in debate for more than 10 minutes during that period, the 15 minutes may be used both for debate and for posing questions to a minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of a minister, when the member is recognized, he or she shall indicate how the 15 minutes is to be apportioned and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the consideration of the business pursuant to this subparagraph, the committee shall rise and report the votes in the estimates to the House,
(v) when the committee of the whole rises, all questions necessary to dispose of the business of supply shall be put forthwith and successively, without debate or amendment, and, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred;
(d) at the conclusion of the consideration of the business of supply on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, July 8, 2020, provided that
(i) on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the House shall meet at noon and the House shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to allow members to question ministers for a period not exceeding 95 minutes on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters provided that the rotation used for questions pursuant to this subparagraph be the one used by the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic on Tuesdays and Thursdays prior to the adoption of this order and, during the proceedings of the committee,
(A) the Speaker may preside,
(B) the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair,
(C) the Chair shall call members from all recognized parties and one member who does not belong to a recognized party in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions,
(D) no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes at a time which may be used for posing questions to a minister of the Crown,
(E) members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair,
(F) members may participate in the proceedings either in person or by videoconference,
(ii) following the questioning of ministers, the committee shall consider a motion “That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it” which shall be conducted pursuant to the terms of Standing Order 53.1 except that proceedings pursuant to this subparagraph shall last not longer than two hours and 20 minutes and members may participate in the proceedings either in person or by videoconference, and when the committee rises, the motion shall be deemed withdrawn and the House shall adjourn until the next sitting day provided for in subparagraph (iii),
(iii) on Wednesday, July 22, August 12 and August 26, 2020, the House shall meet in the manner described in subparagraphs (i) and (ii), provided that, when the House adjourns on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 21, 2020,
(iv) notices may be filed with the clerk no later than 6:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the sittings provided for in subparagraphs (i) and (iii), and shall be printed in the Order Paper and Notice Paper to be published for that sitting,
(v) the application of Standing Orders 15, 17, 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b) and 56.1 be suspended for the sittings provided for in subparagraphs (i) and (iii),
(vi) the days on which the House sits pursuant to this paragraph shall not be counted as sittings for the purposes of Standing Orders 34(1), 37(3), 51(1) and 110 and subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons,
(vii) during any period the House stands adjourned between Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and Monday, September 21, 2020, if the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly,
(viii) during any period the House stands adjourned between Wednesday, June 17, 2020, and Monday, September 21, 2020, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28;
(e) until Monday, September 21, 2020, the Standing Committee on Health, the Standing Committee on Finance, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans may hold meetings related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters, provided that,
(i) committee members shall attend and witnesses shall participate in meetings via either videoconference or teleconference,
(ii) committee members attending by videoconference or teleconference shall be counted for the purposes of quorum,
(iii) all motions shall be decided by a recorded vote,
(iv) notwithstanding any deadlines established by a committee, any request or any order for the production of documents be responded to when possible, given the constraints that exist as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,
(v) public proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website,
(vi) in camera proceedings may be conducted, for the purpose of considering draft reports or the selection of witnesses, in a manner that takes into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants,
(vii) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email,
(viii) in relation to their study of matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic, these committees may each receive evidence which may otherwise exceed the committee’s mandate under Standing Order 108,
(ix) these committees shall meet within 48 hours of the receipt by email, by the clerk of the committee, of a request signed by any four members of the committee;
(f) the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to review and make recommendations on how to modify the Standing Orders for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic as part of an incremental approach beginning with hybrid sittings of the House as outlined by the report provided to the committee by the Speaker on Monday, May 11, 2020, including how to enact remote voting, provided that (i) the provisions applying to committees enumerated in paragraph (e) shall also apply to the committee, (ii) the committee be instructed to present a report no later than Tuesday, June 23, 2020, (iii) any report which is adopted pursuant to this paragraph may be submitted electronically at any time with the Clerk of the House and shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House on that date, (iv) following the presentation of any report pursuant to this paragraph, the House leaders of all four recognized parties may indicate to the Speaker that there is an agreement among the parties to implement one or several of the recommendations of the committee and the Speaker shall give effect to that agreement;
(g) the following provisions remain in effect until Friday, June 19, 2020:
(i) paragraphs (m) to (o) of the order adopted on Friday, March 13, 2020,
(ii) paragraphs (i), (j) and (m) of the order adopted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, provided that in paragraph (i), the words “until April 20, 2020, or any date to which the adjournment period is extended pursuant to paragraph (f)” shall be deemed to refer to June 19, 2020,
(iii) paragraph (k) of the order adopted on Saturday, April 11, 2020,
(iv) paragraphs (g), (i) and (j) of the order adopted on Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, in paragraph (j), the reference to paragraph (l) of the order adopted on Saturday, April 11, 2020 be deemed to refer to paragraph (e) of this order;
(h) the Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic, composed of all members of the House, be continued provided that the committee meet for the purposes of
(i) considering ministerial announcements,
(ii) allowing members to present petitions,
(iii) allowing members to make statements,
(iv) questioning ministers of the Crown, including the Prime Minister, in respect of the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters, and provided that
(v) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the committee shall meet at noon every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, provided that the committee shall not meet on a day referred to in Standing Order 28(1),
(vi) the committee shall meet in the chamber and members may participate either in person or by videoconference,
(vii) the Speaker shall continue to be the Chair of the committee,
(viii) seven members shall constitute a quorum,
(ix) ministerial announcements shall be considered at the opening of the meeting and the proceedings shall be conducted in the same manner as Statements by Ministers under Standing Order 33(1), provided that a member of the Green Party also be permitted to reply to the statement,
(x) after any ministerial announcements, any member desiring to present a petition may do so during a period not exceeding 15 minutes, provided that the provisions of Standing Order 36 shall apply, except for Standing Order 36(5), and any petition presented shall be deemed for all purposes to have been presented to the House,
(xi) after the presentation of petitions, members may make statements in a manner similar to those made pursuant to Standing Order 31 for a period not exceeding 15 minutes,
(xii) after members’ statements, proceedings on questioning of ministers shall be conducted, for not more than 95 minutes, in the same manner provided for in paragraph (d) of the order adopted on Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that the rotation used for questions pursuant to this subparagraph be the one used by the committee on Tuesdays and Thursdays prior to the adoption of this order and that questions shall be answered by ministers,
(xiii) upon the conclusion of proceedings on questioning of ministers, the committee shall adjourn to the next day provided for in subparagraph (v),
(xiv) if the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the committee remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the committee will remain adjourned accordingly,
(xv) meetings of the committee shall continue to be televised, following the usual practices observed for sittings of the House,
(xvi) any document may be presented by a minister of the Crown, or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of a minister, at any time during a meeting of the committee and shall be deemed for all purposes to have been presented to or laid before the House,
(xvii) the committee shall have the power to sit while the House stands adjourned and to print, from day to day, such papers and evidence as may be ordered by them,
(xviii) the committee shall cease to exist upon its adjournment on Thursday, June 18, 2020;
(i) until Monday, September 21, 2020, documents deposited pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) shall be deposited with the Clerk of the House electronically. (Government Business No. 7)
Debate arose thereon.
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Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
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Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
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Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada 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. 431-00127, 431-00130, 431-00142 and 431-00148 concerning health;
— Nos. 431-00128 and 431-00137 concerning agriculture;
— Nos. 431-00133, 431-00135, 431-00138, 431-00141 and 431-00151 concerning the environment;
— No. 431-00143 concerning fisheries;
— No. 431-00144 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 431-00145 concerning consumer protection;
— Nos. 431-00146 and 431-00155 concerning social affairs and equality;
— Nos. 431-00147, 431-00152 and 431-00156 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— Nos. 431-00149, 431-00150 and 431-00157 concerning taxation;
— No. 431-00153 concerning government services and administration;
— No. 431-00154 concerning justice.
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Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That, in accordance with subsection 3(1) of the Auditor General Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-17, and pursuant to Standing Order 111.1, this House approve the appointment of Karen Hogan as Auditor General of Canada for a term of 10 years.
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The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
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Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), seconded by Mrs. Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country), moved, — That the first report of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, presented on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 1)
Debate arose thereon.
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Mr. Sweet (Flamborough—Glanbrook), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: “the first report of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, presented on March 11, 2020, be not now concurred in, but that it be recommitted to the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations with the instruction (a) to amend the same so as to make recommendations reflecting a broader assessment of the evolving situation facing pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong; and (b) to meet within one week of the adoption of this order in order to consider this matter, provided that, if the House stands adjourned at the time the committee meets and certain standing committees have been empowered to meet by video or teleconference during that adjournment period, the shared and relevant provisions applying to those standing committees shall also apply to the committee and during the same timeframe, the committee may continue to meet for the same from time to time.”.
Debate arose thereon.
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), seconded by Mrs. Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country), — That the first report of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, presented on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 1)
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Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-380 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to the trip of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to Madrid, Spain, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2019: (a) who travelled with the minister, excluding security personnel and journalists, broken down by (i) name, (ii) title; (b) what is the total cost of the trip to taxpayers, and, if the final cost is not available, what is the best estimate of the cost of the trip to taxpayers; (c) what were the costs for (i) accommodation, (ii) food, (iii) anything else, including a description of each expense; (d) what are the details of all the meetings attended by the minister and those on the trip, including the (i) date, (ii) summary or description, (iii) participants, (iv) topics discussed; and (e) did any advocates, consultant lobbyists or business representatives accompany the minister, and, if so, what are their names, and on behalf of which firms did they accompany the minister? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-380.
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Q-381 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to recommendation 3.30 in Report 3 on fossil fuel tax subsidies of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development: (a) has the Department of Finance established criteria to determine whether a fossil fuel tax subsidy is inefficient, and, if so, what are these criteria and what is the department's definition of "inefficient"; and (b) does the Department of Finance still refuse to implement this recommendation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-381.
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Q-382 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to the notice and order sent by a railway safety inspector from Transport Canada to the Central Maine and Quebec Railway dated May 7, 2019: (a) how many ultrasonic rail tests were done on the Sherbrooke subdivision between mileage point 0 and mileage point 125.46, broken down by inspection period (i) between May 1 and June 30, (ii) between September 1 and October 31, (iii) between January 1 and February 28; (b) are the inspection frequencies in (a) still in force, and, if not, why; (c) for each inspection period in (a), what findings were sent to Transport Canada; (d) how many rails are currently faulty; and (e) how many faulty rails does Transport Canada believe are satisfactory for railway safety? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-382.
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Q-383 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and his performance agreement with the CIB Board of Directors, broken down by performance cycle since the inception of the CIB: (a) what are the objectives based on the corporate business plan and related performance measures; (b) what are the objectives that reflect the government's priority areas of focus and related performance measures; (c) what are the objectives based on financial management priorities and related performance measures; (d) which objectives are based on risk management priorities and any other management objectives set by the Board of Directors (infrastructure, marketing, governance, public affairs, etc.); (e) which objectives are based on the government's priorities for financial management and related performance measures (infrastructure, marketing, governance, public affairs, etc.); (f) what are the detailed results of the performance measures for each of the objectives in (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e); (g) what were the details of the CEO's compensation, including salary and performance-based variable compensation; (h) how many times was the performance agreement amended during each performance cycle and what was the rationale for each amendment; (i) what was the CEO's performance rating as recommended to the responsible minister by the Board of Directors; (j) which performance objectives were met; (k) which performance objectives could not be assessed and why; (l) which performance objectives were not met; (m) did the CEO receive an economic increase, and, if so, why; (n) did the CEO receive a salary range progression, and, if so, what is the rationale; and (o) did the CEO receive a lump sum payment, and, if so, what was the rationale? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-383.
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Q-384 — Mr. Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot) — With regard to the Canada Revenue Agency: what is the number of audits performed on small businesses since 2015, broken down by year and by province or territory? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-384.
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Q-385 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to the usage of the government's Challenger aircraft fleet, since December 1, 2019: what are the details of the legs of each flight, including (i) date, (ii) point of departure, (iii) destination, (iv) number of passengers, (v) names and titles of passengers, excluding security or Canadian Armed Forces members, (vi) total catering bill related to the flight? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-385.
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Q-386 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to the commitment made in budget 2017 to invest $5 billion over 10 years for home care, including palliative care: (a) what is the total amount of allocated funding not yet spent; (b) what is the total amount of allocated funding transferred to provinces and territories, broken down by recipient province or territory; (c) what is the complete list of projects which have received funding; and (d) for each project identified in (c), what are the details, including (i) overall funding committed, (ii) amount of federal funding provided to date, (iii) description of services funded, (iv) province or territory in which the project is located? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-386.
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Q-387 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to the commitment made in budget 2017 to invest $184.6 million over five years for home and palliative care for First Nations and Inuit: (a) what is the total amount of allocated funding not yet spent; (b) what is the complete list of projects which have received funding; and (c) for each project identified in (b), what are the details, including (i) overall funding committed, (ii) amount of federal funding provided to date, (iii) description of services funded, (iv) province or territory in which the project is located? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-387.
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Q-388 — Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre) — With regard to the Paradise Papers case, the fight against tax non-compliance abroad and abusive tax planning: (a) how many taxpayer or Canadian business files are currently open with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA); (b) how many taxpayer or Canadian business files have been referred to the Public Prosecution Service of Canada; (c) what is the number of employees assigned to the Paradise Papers files; (d) how many audits have been conducted since the Paradise Papers were disclosed; (e) how many notices of assessment have been issued by the CRA; and (f) what is the total amount recovered so far by the CRA? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-388.
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Q-389 — Ms. Bérubé (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) — With regard to the consultations that the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations is currently holding in order to develop an action plan to implement the 231 calls for justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: (a) has the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations established a committee to develop this action plan; (b) if so, what mechanisms have been put in place to consult the Government of Quebec about the development of this action plan, including the implementation of the 21 Quebec-specific calls for justice in the report; and (c) if a committee has been established, will the Government of Quebec participate in its work? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-389.
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Q-390 — Ms. Bérubé (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) — With regard to the drinking water situation in Kitigan Zibi: has the Department of Indigenous Services (i) analyzed the plans that were submitted by the band council to connect to the Maniwaki water system, (ii) decided whether it will proceed with the connection, (iii) released the funding necessary to complete the connection work, (iv) set a timeline so that the community has access to running water within a reasonable time? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-390.
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Q-391 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to forms used by the government, broken down by year for the last 10 years: (a) how many forms does the government use; (b) to how many pages do the forms add up; (c) how many person-hours a year do Canadians spend filling out forms for the government; and (d) how many person-hours do government employees spend processing forms filled out by Canadians? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-391.
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Q-392 — Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre) — With regard to the call centres of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), for the fiscal years 2017-18 and 2018-19, broken down by business and by individual: (a) what is the number of calls received by the CRA; (b) what is the number of calls that were neither answered by an agent nor transferred to the automated self-service system; (c) what is the number of calls received by the automated self-service system; (d) what is the number of calls answered by an agent; (e) what is the number of calls not answered, broken down by (i) the number of callers who did not choose to use self-service through the automated service, (ii) the number of callers who got a busy signal; (f) what is the average time spent waiting to speak to an agent; (g) what is the change in the number of agents, broken down by (i) month, (ii) call centre; (h) what is the error rate for call centre agents, broken down by (i) National Quality and Accuracy Learning Program, (ii) Audit, Evaluation and Risk Branch; and (i) what is the number of call centres that have completed the transition to the new telephony platform as part of the Government of Canada Contact Centre Transformation Initiative? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-392.
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Q-393 — Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre) — With regard to the sales tax system between 2011 and 2019, broken down by year: (a) how many compliance audits have been conducted by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to determine whether suppliers of digital goods and services are domestic or foreign and whether they are required to register for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST); (b) for the compliance audits in (a), how many additional revenue assessments were issued as a result of these audits and what was the total amount; (c) how many GST and HST forms had been submitted by consumers to the CRA for digital goods and services purchased in Canada from foreign suppliers not carrying on business in Canada or not having a permanent establishment in Canada; (d) how many compliance audits have been conducted by the CRA to determine whether taxpayers in Canada who rent their housing for short periods of time are required to register for the GST and HST; (e) for audits in (d), how many additional income assessments have been issued as a result of these audits and what is the total amount of these assessments; and (f) has the CRA finalized the development of a specific compliance strategy to better detect and address GST and HST non-compliance in the e-commerce sector, and, if so, what are the details of this strategy? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-393.
2020-05-25 [p.442]
Q-394 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to the Canadian Passport Order, since November 4, 2015, in order to prevent the commission of any act or omission referred to in subsection 7(4.1) of the Criminal Code, broken down by month: how many passports has the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (i) refused, (ii) revoked, (iii) cancelled? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-394.
2020-05-25 [p.443]
Q-395 — Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon) — With regard to Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying): what is the government’s definition of “reasonably foreseeable” in relation to the context of the bill? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-395.
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