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2020-07-22 [p.529]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee proceeded to the consideration of the following motion — That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it. (Government Business No. 9)
At 4:24 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee rose and the motion was deemed withdrawn.
2020-07-22 [p.530]
— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of Farm Credit Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-142-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
2020-07-22 [p.530]
— by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) — Report of the Business Development Bank of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-162-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2020-07-21 [p.523]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
The debate continued.
2020-07-21 [p.525]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Carrying Out Members’ Parliamentary Duties: The Challenges of Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-10.
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. 19 to 24 and 26 to 32) was tabled.
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-07-20 [p.498]
Pursuant to order made earlier today, the order was read for the second reading and reference to a committee of the whole of Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures.
Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
Debate arose thereon.
2020-07-20 [p.499]
— by Mr. Fergus (Hull—Aylmer), one concerning government services and administration (No. 431-00295);
2020-07-20 [p.499]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00299).
2020-07-20 [p.521]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 3 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-07-08 [p.491]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee proceeded to the consideration of the following motion — That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it. (Government Business No. 8)
At 4:49 p.m., pursuant to order made earlier today, the committee rose and the motion was deemed withdrawn.
2020-07-08 [p.492]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Economic and Fiscal Snapshot 2020". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-11.
2020-07-08 [p.492]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, — Debt Management Strategy for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S., 1985, c. F-11, s. 49(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-560-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-06-18 [p.492]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning health (No. 431-00294).
2020-07-08 [p.493]
— by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, together with the auditors' report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act, S.C. 1999, c. 34, sbs. 48(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-768-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 2 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 3 Respecting Passenger Vessel Restrictions 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. 8560-431-1223-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board for the year ended December 31, 2018, pursuant to the Patent Act, R.S., 1985, c. P-4, sbs. 89(4) and 100(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-564-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-468 and P.C. 2020-469 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1079-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-523 and P.C. 2020-524 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 coronavirus disease in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1079-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the first report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, "West Coast Fisheries: Sharing Risks and Benefits" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-5), presented to the House on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-431-5.
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Report of operations under the Fisheries Development Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Fisheries Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-21, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-292-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
2020-07-08 [p.494]
— by Mr. LeBlanc (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) — Report of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, S.C. 1989, c. 3, sbs. 13(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-499-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Statement on the Operations of the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Returned Soldiers' Insurance Act, S.C. 1920, c. 54, sbs. 17(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-228-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Mr. MacAulay (Minister of Veterans Affairs) — Statement on the Operations of the Veterans Insurance Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Veterans Insurance Act, R.S. 1970, c. V-3, sbs. 18(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-254-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — 2020 federal-provincial agreement respecting multi-jurisdictional pension plans, pursuant to the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, R.S. 1985, c. 32, (2nd Supp.), sbs. 6.1(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1101-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2020-2024 of Export Development Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-431-851-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report on the administration of the Canada Petroleum Resources Act for the year 2019, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-455-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion) — Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 3(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-322-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
2020-07-08 [p.495]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report of Operations under the International River Improvements Act for the year 2019, pursuant to the International River Improvements Act, R.S. 1985, c. I-20, s. 51. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-168-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-07-08 [p.496]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Report on the operations under the Canada Water Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Water Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-11, s. 38. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-363-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-06-17 [p.481]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That this House do concur in additional interim supply as follows:
That a sum not exceeding $55,143,895,167 being composed of the following amounts, each item rounded to the dollar:
(1) six twelfths ($34,859,234,573) of the total of the amounts of the items set forth in the Proposed Schedule 1 and Schedule 2 of the Main Estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, except for those items below:
(2) eight twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Vote 1, Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food Vote 10, Department of Canadian Heritage Vote 5, Department of Citizenship and Immigration Vote 1, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Vote 10, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Votes 1 and 5, Department of Health Vote 1, Department of Justice Vote 5, National Museum of Science and Technology Vote 1, Parks Canada Agency Vote 1, and Treasury Board Secretariat Votes 25 and 30, of the said estimates, $6,580,175,147;
(3) seven twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canada Council for the Arts Vote 1, Department of Industry Vote 1, Department of Public Works and Government Services Vote 1, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Vote 1, Shared Services Canada Vote 1, and Treasury Board Secretariat Vote 20, of the said estimates, $5,597,472,857;
(4) five twelfths of the total of the amounts of Department for Women and Gender Equality Vote 5, Department of Employment and Social Development Vote 5, Department of Health Vote 10, Department of Indigenous Services Vote 1, Department of Industry Vote 10, House of Commons Vote 1, Library of Parliament Vote 1, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Vote 5, Privy Council Office Vote 1, Public Service Commission Vote 1, Shared Services Canada Vote 5, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Vote 5, and Treasury Board Secretariat Vote 1, of the said estimates, $5,256,778,672;
(5) four twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Vote 1, Canadian High Arctic Research Station Vote 1, Canadian Space Agency Vote 10, Department of Veterans Affairs Vote 5, Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer Vote 1, and VIA Rail Canada Inc. Vote 1, of the said estimates, $1,752,723,244;
(6) three twelfths of the total of the amounts of Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Vote 1, Department of Transport Vote 15, Office of Infrastructure of Canada Vote 1, Public Health Agency of Canada Vote 10, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee Vote 1, of the said estimates, $147,410,846;
(7) two twelfths of the total of the amounts of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Vote 1, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Vote 1, and Marine Atlantic Inc. Vote 1, of the said estimates, $16,835,514;
(8) one twelfth of the total of the amounts of Department of Indigenous Services Vote 10, Department of Justice Vote 1, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Vote 10, of the said estimates, $933,264,314;
(9) no additional amount of Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Votes 1, 5 and 10, Department of Finance Vote 5, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Votes 20 and L25, Leaders’ Debates Commission Vote 1, National Security and Intelligence Review Agency Secretariat Vote 1, Office of Infrastructure of Canada Vote 5, and Treasury Board Secretariat Votes 5 and 35, of the said estimates, $0;
be granted to Her Majesty on account of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, be concurred in.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.
2020-06-17 [p.486]
— by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue) — Report of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Terms and Conditions of Employment of the Taxpayers' Ombudsman, P.C. 2007-0828 (JUS - 609751, sbs. 9(2)). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1030-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-06-17 [p.487]
— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2020-223 dated April 3, 2020, concerning the Order Amending the Import Control Listand the summary of the intergovernmental commitment, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-175-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2020-06-17 [p.487]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of VIA Rail Canada Inc., together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-128-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.487]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-415-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.487]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-416-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.487]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Great Lakes Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-417-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.488]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Pacific Pilotage Authority, together with the Auditor General's 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. 8560-431-418-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.488]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19 (81100-3-96), dated June 17, 2020, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.488]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2020-2024 of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-431-842-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-17 [p.488]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-370, P.C. 2020-441 and P.C. 2020-442 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1079-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-06-17 [p.488]
— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Appropriation Act No. 2, 2020–21), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2020-06-17 [p.488]
— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Appropriation Act No. 3, 2020–21), pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2020-06-10 [p.475]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-17, An Act respecting additional COVID-19 measures, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.Recommendation(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act respecting additional COVID-19 measures”.
2020-06-10 [p.477]
— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00250).
2020-06-10 [p.477]
— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — 2019 Annual Report on the RCMP's Use of the Law Enforcement Justification Provisions. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-9.
2020-06-10 [p.477]
— by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence) — Document entitled "Canada's National Action Plan for the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, 2017-2022 Progress Report". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-431-10.
2020-06-10 [p.477]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 7 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. 8560-431-926-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-10 [p.478]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 10 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. 8560-431-926-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-06-10 [p.478]
— by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard) — Report on the administration of the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Atlantic Fisheries Restructuring Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-14, sbs. 8(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-457-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
2020-06-10 [p.478]
— by Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, S.C. 1997, c. 40, sbs. 51(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-665-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-06-01 [p.471]
— by Mrs. Zahid (Scarborough Centre), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00224).
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.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, transmitted 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]
— 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.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 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 considered as sitting days 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 committees' mandates 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 made on Friday, March 13, 2020,
(ii) paragraphs (i), (j) and (m) of the order made 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 made on Saturday, April 11, 2020,
(iv) paragraphs (g), (i) and (j) of the order made on Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, in paragraph (j), the reference to paragraph (l) of the order made 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 made 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.
2020-05-26 [p.461]
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.
2020-05-25 [p.431]
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 considered as sitting days 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 committees' mandates 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 made on Friday, March 13, 2020,
(ii) paragraphs (i), (j) and (m) of the order made 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 made on Saturday, April 11, 2020,
(iv) paragraphs (g), (i) and (j) of the order made on Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, in paragraph (j), the reference to paragraph (l) of the order made 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 made 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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2020-05-25 [p.437]
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.
2020-05-25 [p.452]
Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 7, the debate not be further adjourned.
2020-05-14 [p.427]
— by Mr. Longfield (Guelph), one concerning the environment (No. 431-00188) and one concerning the democratic process (No. 431-00189);
2020-05-14 [p.427]
— by Mr. McKay (Scarborough—Guildwood), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00190) and one concerning justice (No. 431-00191);
2020-05-14 [p.427]
— by Mr. Fergus (Hull—Aylmer), one concerning business and trade (No. 431-00192);
2020-05-15 [p.428]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, "Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-7.
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. 9 to 17) was tabled.
2020-05-20 [p.428]
— by Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) — Report of the Canada Post 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. 8560-431-20-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2020-05-20 [p.429]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 5 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. 8560-431-926-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-05-20 [p.429]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 8 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. 8560-431-926-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
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