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2021-05-07 [p.906]
Adjournment
At midnight, the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-05-06 [p.903]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— Nos. 432-00700 and 432-00704 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 432-00701 concerning economics and finance;
— No. 432-00702 concerning justice;
— No. 432-00703 concerning the environment;
— No. 432-00705 concerning transportation.
2021-05-06 [p.903]
Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the fourth report of the committee, "Conference Interpreters: The Cornerstone of Bilingualism in Parliament". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-126.
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. 14 to 17, 21, 22, 25 and 26) was tabled.
2021-05-06 [p.903]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Gourde (Lévis—Lotbinière), seconded by Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to another Act (interim release and domestic violence recognizance orders), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-05-06 [p.904]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-05-06 [p.904]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00915 and 432-00918) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00916 and 432-00917);
2021-05-06 [p.904]
— by Mr. Erskine-Smith (Beaches—East York), three concerning animals (Nos. 432-00919, 432-00920 and 432-00921) and one concerning food and drink (No. 432-00922);
2021-05-06 [p.904]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 432-00923);
2021-05-06 [p.904]
— by Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), one concerning health (No. 432-00924).
2021-05-06 [p.904]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The debate continued.
2021-05-06 [p.904]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-05-06 [p.904]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-05-06 [p.904]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The debate continued.
2021-05-06 [p.904]
Private Members' Business
At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), — That Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave), be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
A message was received from the Senate as follows:
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, without amendment.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), — That Bill C-220, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (bereavement leave), be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the line 5 pipeline shutdown.
Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
A message was received informing the Commons that on May 6, 2021, at 6:27 p.m., His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of Canada signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bills:
Bill C-14, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 30, 2020 and other measures — Chapter No. 7;
Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code — Chapter No. 8.
2021-05-06 [p.905]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), — That this House do now adjourn.
The debate continued.
2021-05-06 [p.906]
Messages were received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bills to which the concurrence of the House is desired:
Bill S-204, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs);
2021-05-06 [p.906]
Bill S-205, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Visual Artist Laureate).
2021-05-06 [p.906]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), — That this House do now adjourn.
The debate continued.
At midnight, the Speaker declared the motion adopted.
2021-05-06 [p.906]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the table as follows:
2021-05-06 [p.906]
— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 of The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-432-871-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2021-05-06 [p.902]
Adjournment
At midnight, the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-05-05 [p.891]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-05-05 [p.891]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-05-05 [p.891]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House:
(a) recognize that tax giveaways to Netflix represent an injustice to local broadcasters; and
(b) call on the government to make all web giants pay their fair share, by including Netflix in its proposed three per cent tax on digital services.
2021-05-05 [p.891]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Bragdon (Tobique—Mactaquac), seconded by Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles), — That Bill C-228, An Act to establish a federal framework to reduce recidivism, be now read a third time and do pass.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 107 -- Vote no 107) - View vote details.
YEAS: 297, NAYS: 32
Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.
2021-05-05 [p.893]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), — That, given that:
(a) women and all members of the Canadian Armed Forces placed their trust in this government to act on claims of sexual misconduct;
(b) the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff was informed about a specific sexual harassment allegation against General Jonathan Vance three years ago;
(c) the Prime Minister asserts that this sexual harassment allegation was never brought to his attention; and
(d) the Prime Minister said that those in a position of authority have a duty to act upon allegations,
the House call upon the Prime Minister to dismiss his Chief of Staff for failing to notify him about a serious sexual harassment allegation at the highest ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces and for being complicit in hiding the truth from Canadians.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 108 -- Vote no 108) - View vote details.
YEAS: 122, NAYS: 209
2021-05-05 [p.895]
A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:
Bill S-223, An Act respecting Kindness Week.
2021-05-05 [p.895]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the table, — Annual Report of the Office of the Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime for 2019-2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-432-16.
2021-05-05 [p.895]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— Nos. 432-00681 and 432-00694 concerning natural resources and energy;
— No. 432-00683 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— Nos. 432-00684, 432-00686, 432-00688, 432-00695 and 432-00697 concerning justice;
— Nos. 432-00685, 432-00687, 432-00689 and 432-00693 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 432-00690 concerning human diseases;
— Nos. 432-00691, 432-00696 and 432-00699 concerning health;
— No. 432-00692 concerning the environment;
— No. 432-00698 concerning public safety.
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2021-05-05 [p.896]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That,
(a) the House recognize that,
(i) 20% of women and 10% of men in Canada suffer from a perinatal mental illness and rates of postpartum depression have doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic,
(ii) Black, Indigenous, people of colour, people with disabilities, gender and sexual minority populations experience higher rates of perinatal mental illness,
(iii) a new survey by the Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Collaborative shows that 95% of health care practitioners believe perinatal mental health services in Canada are insufficient,
(iv) advocates are calling for a national perinatal mental health strategy; and
(b) in the opinion of the House, the government should develop a national perinatal mental health strategy and follow other countries in recognizing the first Wednesday of May annually as World Maternal Mental Health Day.
2021-05-05 [p.896]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-05-05 [p.896]
— by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), one concerning health (No. 432-00910);
2021-05-05 [p.896]
— by Mr. Sarai (Surrey Centre), one concerning citizenship and immigration (No. 432-00911);
2021-05-05 [p.896]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning public safety (No. 432-00912);
2021-05-05 [p.896]
— by Mr. Lewis (Essex), one concerning business and trade (No. 432-00913);
2021-05-05 [p.896]
— by Mr. Falk (Provencher), one concerning justice (No. 432-00914).
2021-05-05 [p.897]
Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-554, Q-559, Q-563 and Q-564 on the Order Paper.
2021-05-05 [p.897]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-555 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the Canadian Coast Guard fleet renewal and the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS): (a) what is the list of each vessel, including the (i) name, (ii) region, (iii) home port, (iv) area of operations, i.e. north or south or both, (v) year commissioned, (vi) notional operational life, (vii) current age, (viii) percentage of operational notional life, as of 2021, (ix) planned end of service life (EOSL), (x) age at the end of EOSL, (xi) percentage of notional operational life at EOSL, (xii) confirm whether funding has been provided for a replacement or not, (xiii) how much funding has been provided or allocated, including taxes and contingencies for each vessel replacement, (xiv) date funding provided, (xv) date on which a replacement vessel is expected to be (A) designed, (B) constructed, (C) commissioned; (b) what are all the reasons why the polar icebreaker was removed from the Seaspan’s umbrella agreement in 2019 and substituted by 16 multi-purpose vessels; (c) what are all the risks identified with building a polar icebreaker at the Vancouver Shipyards; (d) what are the proposed scope, the schedule and the draft or anticipated budget for the replacement of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent and the CCGS Terry Fox polar icebreaker; (e) what is the summary of risks, including the (i) scope, (ii) budget, (iii) schedule, related to building the offshore oceanographic science vessel and the multi-purpose vessels; and (f) what are the anticipated benefits for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard of adding a third shipyard to the NSS? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-555.
2021-05-05 [p.897]
Q-556 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS): (a) what is the full budget for the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), including (i) design, (ii) construction, (iii) licences, including intellectual property (IP) licences, (iv) spares, (v) taxes, (vi) contingencies, (vii) any specific infrastructure required for building the CSC in Halifax and all associated costs and considerations; (b) what is the total expected cost or value of the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policies on each vessel built under the NSS, including an explanation of how these costs are calculated and how the ITB costs are validated; (c) what is the list of estimated costs that the ITB policies is adding to each vessel under the NSS, and the summary of any discussion had at the NSS Secretariat, Privy Council Office or at the deputy minister level regarding costs of the ITB policies as it relates to NSS; (d) what is the summary of any analysis conducted on the ITB policies, and a comparison in relation to any similar policy existing in the United Kingdom or in the United States frigate programs; and (e) what is the full costing of the first Arctic and offshore patrol ship, including the cost of (i) design, (ii) IP licences; (iii) construction, (iv) commissioning, (v) taxes, (vi) profit, (vii) contingencies? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-556.
2021-05-05 [p.898]
Q-557 — Ms. Dancho (Kildonan—St. Paul) — With regard to data breaches involving Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), including data breaches that may have involved IRCC facilities or subcontractors abroad: (a) how many data breaches have occurred at IRCC or CBSA since January 1, 2020; (b) what are the details of each breach, including the (i) description or summary of the incident and the date, (ii) number of individuals whose information was involved, (iii) whether or not individuals whose information was involved were contacted, (iv) whether or not the Privacy Commissioner was notified, (v) whether or not the RCMP was notified; (c) how many RCMP investigations related to data breaches involving IRCC or CBSA have either been initiated or are ongoing; and (d) what were the results of the investigations in (c)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-557.
2021-05-05 [p.898]
Q-558 — Mr. Mazier (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa) — With regard to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), since January 2020, broken down by month: (a) how many phone calls did the CRA receive from the general public; (b) what was the average wait time for an individual who contacted the CRA by phone before first making a direct contact with an employee; (c) what was the average wait or hold time after first being directly connected with an employee; (d) what was the average duration of total call time, including the time waiting or on hold, for an individual who contacted the CRA by phone; and (e) how many documented server, website, portal or system errors occurred on the CRA website? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-558.
2021-05-05 [p.898]
Q-560 — Mr. Kurek (Battle River—Crowfoot) — With regard to the government’s quarantine requirement for travellers arriving by air, broken down by point of entry (i.e. airport where the traveller arrived in Canada): (a) how many travellers have been (i) arrested, (ii) charged in relation to violations of the Quarantine Act; and (b) how many individuals have been charged with a Criminal Code offence related to an incident at a quarantine facility, broken down by type of offence? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-560.
2021-05-05 [p.899]
Q-561 — Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) — With regard to the defrauding of many Canadians, including CINAR, facilitated by the Isle of Man offshore trust scam: (a) what steps have the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and any other government agencies taken to track and trace funds obtained illegally and held in offshore accounts; (b) what efforts have the CRA, the RCMP, the CSIS, and any other government agencies taken to recover the funds defrauded from CINAR and other Canadian investors; (c) what were the specific roles of respective government departments and agencies in the secret KPMG amnesty deal relating to the Isle of Man; (d) what role, if any, was played by the Department of Justice in aborting a Standing Committee on Finance study into the matter; and (e) what specific lobbying activities occurred with the Prime Minister or others in the federal government relating to the Isle of Man scam, including by the Liberal Party of Canada treasurer and retired KPMG partner, John Herhaldt? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-561.
2021-05-05 [p.899]
Q-562 — Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke) — With regard to the government’s commitment to address the practice of conversion therapy in Canada: (a) what steps are being taken, at the federal level, to prevent this practice from taking place; (b) how, and through which programs, is the government proactively promoting and applying the Canadian Guidelines on Sexual Health Education, as an upstream prevention strategy, for affirming the sexual orientation and gender identities of LGBTQ2 young people before they may be exposed to conversion therapy; (c) what resources will the government be providing to survivors who have experienced psychological trauma and other negative effects from conversion therapy, through interventions such as counselling and peer supports programs; (d) how is the government planning to work with faith leaders, counsellors, educators and other relevant service providers to equip individuals with tools to identify and stop conversion therapy; and (e) what steps is the government taking to address numerous recommendations received from the United Nations to harmonize sexuality education curricula across jurisdictions in Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-562.
2021-05-05 [p.899]
Q-565 — Mr. Trudel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert) — With regard to federal government investments in housing, for each fiscal year since 2017–18, broken down by province and territory: (a) what was the total amount of federal funding allocated to housing in Canada; (b) how many applications were received for (i) the National Housing Strategy (NHS) overall, (ii) the Affordable Housing Innovation Fund, (iii) the Rental Construction Financing Initiative, (iv) the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, (v) the Rapid Housing Initiative under the projects stream, (vi) the Federal Lands Initiative, (vii) the Federal Community Housing Initiative, (viii) Reaching Home, (ix) the Shared Equity Mortgage Providers Fund, (x) the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, (xi) the NHS's Solutions Labs Initiative; (c) of the applications under (b), for each funding program and initiative, how many were accepted; (d) of the applications under (c), for each funding program and initiative, what was the amount of federal funding allocated; (e) of the amounts in (d) allocated in the Province of Quebec, for each funding program and initiative, what is the breakdown per region; and (f) of the amounts in (b)(xi), what criteria were used for project selection? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-565.
2021-05-05 [p.900]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.
The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered later today, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
2021-05-05 [p.900]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the Line 5 pipeline shutdown.
The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
2021-05-05 [p.900]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures.
Notice of the royal recommendation was given on Friday, April 30, 2021, by the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons as follows:
Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
His Excellency the Administrator of the Government of Canada 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 to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures".
Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-05-05 [p.901]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, during the debates tonight and on Thursday, May 6, 2021, pursuant to Standing Order 52, no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.
2021-05-05 [p.901]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), — That Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The debate continued.
2021-05-05 [p.901]
Private Members' Business
At 5:56 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2021-05-05 [p.901]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris), seconded by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), — That Bill C-208, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation), be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2021-05-05 [p.901]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-05-05 [p.901]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the COVID-19 situation in Alberta.
Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona), seconded by Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.
Debate arose thereon.
At midnight, the Speaker declared the motion adopted.
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