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2021-06-09 [p.1063]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), seconded by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), — That, given that,
(i) the cost of housing continues to rise out of reach of Canadians,
(ii) current government policy has failed to provide sufficient housing supply,
the House call on the government to:
(a) examine a temporary freeze on home purchases by non-resident foreign buyers who are squeezing Canadians out of the housing market;
(b) replace the government's failed First-Time Home Buyer Incentive with meaningful action to help first-time homebuyers;
(c) strengthen law enforcement tools to halt money laundering;
(d) implement tax incentives focused on increasing the supply of purpose-built market rental housing units; and
(e) overhaul its housing policy to substantively increase housing supply.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 135 -- Vote no 135) - View vote details.
YEAS: 180, NAYS: 147
2021-06-08 [p.1054]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), seconded by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), moved, — That, given that,
(i) the cost of housing continues to rise out of reach of Canadians,
(ii) current government policy has failed to provide sufficient housing supply,
the House call on the government to:
(a) examine a temporary freeze on home purchases by non-resident foreign buyers who are squeezing Canadians out of the housing market;
(b) replace the government's failed First-Time Home Buyer Incentive with meaningful action to help first-time homebuyers;
(c) strengthen law enforcement tools to halt money laundering;
(d) implement tax incentives focused on increasing the supply of purpose-built market rental housing units; and
(e) overhaul its housing policy to substantively increase housing supply.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-06-08 [p.1055]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), seconded by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-08 [p.1055]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-06-07 [p.1046]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), — That, given that,
(i) the discovery of the grave of 215 children at Kamloops Indian Residential School has led to an outpouring of grief and anger across Canada,
(ii) the vast majority of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action remain uncompleted, despite the clear path to justice and reconciliation that the Commission provides,
(iii) survivors, families and nations are demanding concrete action to advance real reconciliation, as opposed to just more words and symbolic gestures,
the House call on the government to:
(a) cease its belligerent and litigious approach to justice for Indigenous children by immediately dropping its appeal before the Federal Court in file numbers T-1621-19 (compensation) and T-1559-20 (Jordan's Principle for non-status First Nations kids recognized by their nations) and to recognize the government's legal obligation to fully comply with Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders in this regard;
(b) agree to sit down with the St. Anne's residential school survivors organization Peetabeck Keway Keykaywin Association to find a just solution to the fact that survivors’ access to justice has been denied as a consequence of the actions of government lawyers in suppressing evidence at the Independent Assessment Process;
(c) accelerate the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, including by providing immediate funding for further investigation into the deaths and disappearances of children at residential schools in compliance with calls to action 71 to 76;
(d) provide survivors, their families, and their communities with appropriate resources to assist with the emotional, physical, spiritual, mental, and cultural trauma resulting from residential schools; and
(e) within 10 days, table a progress report on actions taken in compliance with paragraphs (a) through (d) of the present motion, and that this report be deemed to have been referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs for consideration upon tabling.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 131 -- Vote no 131) - View vote details.
YEAS: 271, NAYS: 0
2021-06-03 [p.1032]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), moved, — That, given that,
(i) the discovery of the grave of 215 children at Kamloops Indian Residential School has led to an outpouring of grief and anger across Canada,
(ii) the vast majority of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action remain uncompleted, despite the clear path to justice and reconciliation that the Commission provides,
(iii) survivors, families and nations are demanding concrete action to advance real reconciliation, as opposed to just more words and symbolic gestures,
the House call on the government to:
(a) cease its belligerent and litigious approach to justice for Indigenous children by immediately dropping its appeal before the Federal Court in file numbers T-1621-19 (compensation) and T-1559-20 (Jordan's Principle for non-status First Nations kids recognized by their nations) and to recognize the government's legal obligation to fully comply with Canadian Human Rights Tribunal orders in this regard;
(b) agree to sit down with the St. Anne's residential school survivors organization Peetabeck Keway Keykaywin Association to find a just solution to the fact that survivors’ access to justice has been denied as a consequence of the actions of government lawyers in suppressing evidence at the Independent Assessment Process;
(c) accelerate the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, including by providing immediate funding for further investigation into the deaths and disappearances of children at residential schools in compliance with calls to action 71 to 76;
(d) provide survivors, their families, and their communities with appropriate resources to assist with the emotional, physical, spiritual, mental, and cultural trauma resulting from residential schools; and
(e) within 10 days, table a progress report on actions taken in compliance with paragraphs (a) through (d) of the present motion, and that this report be deemed to have been referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs for consideration upon tabling.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-06-03 [p.1033]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-03 [p.1033]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-03 [p.1033]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, June 7, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-06-02 [p.1023]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), — That an order of the House do issue for the unredacted version of all documents produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada in response to the March 31, 2021, and May 10, 2021, orders of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, respecting the transfer of Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in March 2019, and the subsequent revocation of security clearances for, and termination of the employment of, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu and Dr. Keding Cheng, provided that:
(a) these documents shall be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, in both official languages, within 48 hours of the adoption of this order;
(b) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall promptly thereafter notify the Speaker, who shall forthwith inform the House, whether he is satisfied the documents were produced as ordered;
(c) the Minister of Health shall be ordered to appear before the special committee, for at least three hours, at a televised meeting, to be held within two weeks of the adoption of this order, to discuss the documents and the matters referred to in them;
(d) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall confidentially review the documents with a view to redacting information which, in his opinion, could reasonably be expected to compromise national security or reveal details of an ongoing criminal investigation, other than the existence of an investigation;
(e) the Speaker shall cause the documents, as redacted pursuant to paragraph (d), to be laid upon the table at the next earliest opportunity and, after being tabled, they shall stand referred to the special committee;
(f) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall discuss with the special committee, at an in camera meeting, to be held within two weeks of the documents being tabled pursuant to paragraph (e), what information he redacted pursuant to paragraph (d); and
(g) the special committee may, after hearing from the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel pursuant to paragraph (f), decide to make public any of the information which was redacted, as well as, in lieu of making such information public, rely on such information for the purpose of making findings and recommendations in any subsequent report to the House, provided that, for the purpose of this paragraph, the documents deposited pursuant to paragraph (a) shall be deemed to have been referred to the special committee.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 127 -- Vote no 127) - View vote details.
YEAS: 179, NAYS: 149
2021-06-01 [p.1014]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), moved, — That an order of the House do issue for the unredacted version of all documents produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada in response to the March 31, 2021, and May 10, 2021, orders of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, respecting the transfer of Ebola and Henipah viruses to the Wuhan Institute of Virology in March 2019, and the subsequent revocation of security clearances for, and termination of the employment of, Dr. Xiangguo Qiu and Dr. Keding Cheng, provided that:
(a) these documents shall be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, in both official languages, within 48 hours of the adoption of this order;
(b) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall promptly thereafter notify the Speaker, who shall forthwith inform the House, whether he is satisfied the documents were produced as ordered;
(c) the Minister of Health shall be ordered to appear before the special committee, for at least three hours, at a televised meeting, to be held within two weeks of the adoption of this order, to discuss the documents and the matters referred to in them;
(d) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall confidentially review the documents with a view to redacting information which, in his opinion, could reasonably be expected to compromise national security or reveal details of an ongoing criminal investigation, other than the existence of an investigation;
(e) the Speaker shall cause the documents, as redacted pursuant to paragraph (d), to be laid upon the table at the next earliest opportunity and, after being tabled, they shall stand referred to the special committee;
(f) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall discuss with the special committee, at an in camera meeting, to be held within two weeks of the documents being tabled pursuant to paragraph (e), what information he redacted pursuant to paragraph (d); and
(g) the special committee may, after hearing from the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel pursuant to paragraph (f), decide to make public any of the information which was redacted, as well as, in lieu of making such information public, rely on such information for the purpose of making findings and recommendations in any subsequent report to the House, provided that, for the purpose of this paragraph, the documents deposited pursuant to paragraph (a) shall be deemed to have been referred to the special committee.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-06-01 [p.1015]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-01 [p.1015]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-05-25 [p.960]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), seconded by Mrs. Gill (Manicouagan), — That:
(a) the House remind the government that a general election was held in October 2019 and sadly note that more than 1.3 million Canadians, including almost 360,000 Quebecers, have been infected with COVID-19 and that nearly 25,000 people have died as a result; and
(b) in the opinion of the House, holding an election during a pandemic would be irresponsible, and that it is the responsibility of the government to make every effort to ensure that voters are not called to the polls as long as this pandemic continues.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 118 -- Vote no 118) - View vote details.
YEAS: 327, NAYS: 1
2021-05-13 [p.945]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), seconded by Mrs. Gill (Manicouagan), moved, — That:
(a) the House remind the government that a general election was held in October 2019 and sadly note that more than 1.3 million Canadians, including almost 360,000 Quebecers, have been infected with COVID-19 and that nearly 25,000 people have died as a result; and
(b) in the opinion of the House, holding an election during a pandemic would be irresponsible, and that it is the responsibility of the government to make every effort to ensure that voters are not called to the polls as long as this pandemic continues.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-05-13 [p.945]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), seconded by Mrs. Gill (Manicouagan), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-05-13 [p.946]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), seconded by Mrs. Gill (Manicouagan), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-05-13 [p.946]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
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
2021-05-04 [p.883]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), moved, — 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.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-05-04 [p.888]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-05-04 [p.888]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-05-03 [p.878]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), — That, given that,
(i) only 2.7% of Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19,
(ii) the federal government did not deliver adequate vaccine supply in January and February 2021,
(iii) the government extended the recommended interval for the second vaccine dose to four months against the recommendations of vaccine manufacturers,
(iv) Canadians are facing increased restrictions and lockdowns in multiple provinces from British Columbia to Nova Scotia,
the House call on the government to ensure that every Canadian adult has access to a vaccine by the May long weekend.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 104 -- Vote no 104) - View vote details.
YEAS: 119, NAYS: 208
2021-04-29 [p.861]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), moved, — That, given that,
(i) only 2.7% of Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19,
(ii) the federal government did not deliver adequate vaccine supply in January and February 2021,
(iii) the government extended the recommended interval for the second vaccine dose to four months against the recommendations of vaccine manufacturers,
(iv) Canadians are facing increased restrictions and lockdowns in multiple provinces from British Columbia to Nova Scotia,
the House call on the government to ensure that every Canadian adult has access to a vaccine by the May long weekend.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-29 [p.862]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-04-29 [p.862]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, May 3, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-03-25 [p.695]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), moved, — That, with a view to support the authority of committees in their important inquiries of public interest:
(a) regarding the study on questions of conflict of interest and lobbying in relation to pandemic spending by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics,
(i) an order of the House do issue for due diligence reports, in the care, custody or control of the Privy Council Office, respecting the Canada Student Service Grant, and that these documents be deposited, in both official languages, with the Clerk of the Committee no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021,
(ii) Rick Theis, the Prime Minister's Director of Policy and Cabinet Affairs, be ordered to appear before the committee on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.,
(iii) Amitpal Singh, the Deputy Prime Minister's Policy Advisor, be ordered to appear before the committee on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.,
(iv) Ben Chin, the Prime Minister's Senior Advisor, be ordered to appear before the committee on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.;
(b) regarding the study on addressing sexual misconduct issues in the Canadian Armed Forces by the Standing Committee on National Defence, Zita Astravas, formerly the Minister of National Defence's chief of staff and the Prime Minister's Director of Issues Management and currently the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness's chief of staff, be ordered to appear before the committee on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.;
(c) should the Prime Minister instead appear before the committees mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b), at any of the dates and times mentioned, for at least three hours, the witness otherwise scheduled to appear, and any other witnesses scheduled to appear before the same committee at a later time, be relieved of their obligation to appear pursuant to this order; and
(d) it be an instruction to the Chairs of the committees mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) to convene televised meetings of their respective committee, at the dates and times mentioned, for at least three hours, for the purpose of receiving evidence from the individuals then ordered to appear or the Prime Minister, as the case may be, unless the individual has been relieved from attending under the provisions of paragraph (c), provided that the witnesses be required to appear until discharged by the committee.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-03-25 [p.696]
Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), seconded by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended in paragraph (b) by replacing the words “10:00 a.m.” with the words “11:00 a.m.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-03-25 [p.697]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), in relation to the business of supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), seconded by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound).
The debate continued.
2021-03-25 [p.699]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(17), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), — That, with a view to support the authority of committees in their important inquiries of public interest:
(a) regarding the study on questions of conflict of interest and lobbying in relation to pandemic spending by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics,
(i) an order of the House do issue for due diligence reports, in the care, custody or control of the Privy Council Office, respecting the Canada Student Service Grant, and that these documents be deposited, in both official languages, with the Clerk of the Committee no later than Thursday, April 1, 2021,
(ii) Rick Theis, the Prime Minister's Director of Policy and Cabinet Affairs, be ordered to appear before the committee on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.,
(iii) Amitpal Singh, the Deputy Prime Minister's Policy Advisor, be ordered to appear before the committee on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.,
(iv) Ben Chin, the Prime Minister's Senior Advisor, be ordered to appear before the committee on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m.;
(b) regarding the study on addressing sexual misconduct issues in the Canadian Armed Forces by the Standing Committee on National Defence, Zita Astravas, formerly the Minister of National Defence's chief of staff and the Prime Minister's Director of Issues Management and currently the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness's chief of staff, be ordered to appear before the committee on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m.;
(c) should the Prime Minister instead appear before the committees mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b), at any of the dates and times mentioned, for at least three hours, the witness otherwise scheduled to appear, and any other witnesses scheduled to appear before the same committee at a later time, be relieved of their obligation to appear pursuant to this order; and
(d) it be an instruction to the Chairs of the committees mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) to convene televised meetings of their respective committee, at the dates and times mentioned, for at least three hours, for the purpose of receiving evidence from the individuals then ordered to appear or the Prime Minister, as the case may be, unless the individual has been relieved from attending under the provisions of paragraph (c), provided that the witnesses be required to appear until discharged by the committee.
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 80 -- Vote no 80) - View vote details.
YEAS: 181, NAYS: 153
2021-03-24 [p.683]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Cumming (Edmonton Centre), — That, given that,
(i) COVID-19 restrictions have had serious economic and mental health impacts on Canadians,
(ii) COVID-19 restrictions have been advised by the federal government, including specifically by the Prime Minister on three separate occasions in November of 2020, as temporary measures to alleviate pressure on the public healthcare system,
(iii) public health tools, such as rapid tests, shared data on how COVID-19 spreads and vaccines, have not been positioned as permanent solutions to replace COVID-19 restrictions by the federal government, including in areas of federal competency like air travel and border restrictions,
(iv) the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have both released public plans for economic reopening, while Canadian officials have not yet given Canadians clarity on when regular economic and social life will be able to resume,
the House call on the government to table within 20 calendar days, following the adoption of this motion, a clear data-driven plan to support safely, gradually and permanently lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 77 -- Vote no 77) - View vote details.
YEAS: 122, NAYS: 212
2021-03-23 [p.670]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Cumming (Edmonton Centre), moved, — That, given that,
(i) COVID-19 restrictions have had serious economic and mental health impacts on Canadians,
(ii) COVID-19 restrictions have been advised by the federal government, including specifically by the Prime Minister on three separate occasions in November of 2020, as temporary measures to alleviate pressure on the public healthcare system,
(iii) public health tools, such as rapid tests, shared data on how COVID-19 spreads and vaccines, have not been positioned as permanent solutions to replace COVID-19 restrictions by the federal government, including in areas of federal competency like air travel and border restrictions,
(iv) the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom have both released public plans for economic reopening, while Canadian officials have not yet given Canadians clarity on when regular economic and social life will be able to resume,
the House call on the government to table within 20 calendar days, following the adoption of this motion, a clear data-driven plan to support safely, gradually and permanently lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-03-23 [p.671]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), — That, given that,
(i) during the first wave, 82% of COVID deaths in Canada happened in long-term care, the highest proportion in the OECD,
(ii) there have been over 12,000 long-term care resident and worker deaths in Canada since the beginning of the pandemic,
(iii) residents and workers in for-profit long-term care homes have a higher risk of infection and death than those in non-profit homes,
the House call upon the government to ensure that national standards for long-term care which are currently being developed fully remove profit from the sector, including by:
(a) immediately bringing Revera, a for-profit long-term care operator owned by a federal agency, under public ownership;
(b) transitioning all for-profit care to not-for-profit hands by 2030;
(c) working with provinces and territories to stop licensing any new for-profit care facilities, and making sure that measures are in place to keep all existing beds open during the transition; and
(d) investing an additional $5 billion over the next four years in long-term care, with funding tied to respect for the principles of the Canada Health Act, to boost the number of non-profit homes.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 73 -- Vote no 73) - View vote details.
YEAS: 28, NAYS: 305
2021-03-23 [p.674]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Cumming (Edmonton Centre), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2021-03-23 [p.674]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-03-22 [p.657]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), moved, — That, given that,
(i) during the first wave, 82% of COVID deaths in Canada happened in long-term care, the highest proportion in the OECD,
(ii) there have been over 12,000 long-term care resident and worker deaths in Canada since the beginning of the pandemic,
(iii) residents and workers in for-profit long-term care homes have a higher risk of infection and death than those in non-profit homes,
the House call upon the government to ensure that national standards for long-term care which are currently being developed fully remove profit from the sector, including by:
(a) immediately bringing Revera, a for-profit long-term care operator owned by a federal agency, under public ownership;
(b) transitioning all for-profit care to not-for-profit hands by 2030;
(c) working with provinces and territories to stop licensing any new for-profit care facilities, and making sure that measures are in place to keep all existing beds open during the transition; and
(d) investing an additional $5 billion over the next four years in long-term care, with funding tied to respect for the principles of the Canada Health Act, to boost the number of non-profit homes.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-03-22 [p.665]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Singh (Burnaby South), seconded by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-03-22 [p.665]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-03-10 [p.621]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), — That the House call on the government to include in the next federal budget measures to help workers and their families struggling the most in the current economic downturn by:
(a) introducing sector-specific measures to support workers in the highly impacted hospitality, tourism and charitable sectors;
(b) providing repayable loans to airlines in exchange for consumer refunds, job guarantees, restrictions on executive compensation and restoration of regional routes; and
(c) improving support programs, including lending supports, for small and medium businesses to be accessible within 30 days of the passage of this motion to prevent a wave of bankruptcies and layoffs.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 67 -- Vote no 67) - View vote details.
YEAS: 183, NAYS: 151
2021-03-09 [p.610]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), moved, — That the House call on the government to include in the next federal budget measures to help workers and their families struggling the most in the current economic downturn by:
(a) introducing sector-specific measures to support workers in the highly impacted hospitality, tourism and charitable sectors;
(b) providing repayable loans to airlines in exchange for consumer refunds, job guarantees, restrictions on executive compensation and restoration of regional routes; and
(c) improving support programs, including lending supports, for small and medium businesses to be accessible within 30 days of the passage of this motion to prevent a wave of bankruptcies and layoffs.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-03-09 [p.611]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-03-09 [p.612]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-03-09 [p.612]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-03-08 [p.602]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Larouche (Shefford), seconded by Ms. Chabot (Thérèse-De Blainville), — That the House: (a) recognize that the elderly were most directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; (b) recall that too many of the elderly live in a financially precarious position; (c) acknowledge the collective debt that we owe to those who built Quebec and Canada; and (d) ask the government, in the next budget, to increase the Old Age Security benefit by $110 a month for those aged 65 and more.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 62 -- Vote no 62) - View vote details.
YEAS: 183, NAYS: 147
2021-02-25 [p.594]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Ms. Larouche (Shefford), seconded by Ms. Chabot (Thérèse-De Blainville), moved, — That the House: (a) recognize that the elderly were most directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic; (b) recall that too many of the elderly live in a financially precarious position; (c) acknowledge the collective debt that we owe to those who built Quebec and Canada; and (d) ask the government, in the next budget, to increase the Old Age Security benefit by $110 a month for those aged 65 and more.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-02-25 [p.595]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Larouche (Shefford), seconded by Ms. Chabot (Thérèse-De Blainville), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-02-25 [p.595]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, March 8, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-02-22 [p.554]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That,
(a) in the opinion of the House, the People's Republic of China has engaged in actions consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260, commonly known as the "Genocide Convention", including detention camps and measures intended to prevent births as it pertains to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims; and
(b) given that (i) where possible, it has been the policy of the Government of Canada to act in concert with its allies when it comes to the recognition of a genocide, (ii) there is a bipartisan consensus in the United States where it has been the position of two consecutive administrations that Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims are being subjected to a genocide by the Government of the People's Republic of China, the House, therefore, recognize that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People's Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, and call on the government to officially adopt this position;
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Brunelle-Duceppe (Lac-Saint-Jean), seconded by Mr. Bergeron (Montarville), — That the motion be amended by adding, after the words “against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims”, the following:
“call upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic Games if the Chinese government continues this genocide”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 55 -- Vote no 55) - View vote details.
YEAS: 230, NAYS: 28
2021-02-22 [p.556]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), —That,
(a) in the opinion of the House, the People's Republic of China has engaged in actions consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260, commonly known as the "Genocide Convention", including detention camps and measures intended to prevent births as it pertains to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims; and
(b) given that (i) where possible, it has been the policy of the Government of Canada to act in concert with its allies when it comes to the recognition of a genocide, (ii) there is a bipartisan consensus in the United States where it has been the position of two consecutive administrations that Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims are being subjected to a genocide by the Government of the People's Republic of China, the House, therefore, recognize that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People's Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, call upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic Games if the Chinese government continues this genocide and call on the government to officially adopt this position.
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 56 -- Vote no 56) - View vote details.
YEAS: 266, NAYS: 0
2021-02-18 [p.543]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), moved, — That,
(a) in the opinion of the House, the People's Republic of China has engaged in actions consistent with the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 260, commonly known as the "Genocide Convention", including detention camps and measures intended to prevent births as it pertains to Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims; and
(b) given that (i) where possible, it has been the policy of the Government of Canada to act in concert with its allies when it comes to the recognition of a genocide, (ii) there is a bipartisan consensus in the United States where it has been the position of two consecutive administrations that Uyghur and other Turkic Muslims are being subjected to a genocide by the Government of the People's Republic of China, the House, therefore, recognize that a genocide is currently being carried out by the People's Republic of China against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims and call on the government to officially adopt this position.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-02-18 [p.544]
Mr. Brunelle-Duceppe (Lac-Saint-Jean), seconded by Mr. Bergeron (Montarville), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding, after the words “against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims”, the following:
“call upon the International Olympic Committee to move the 2022 Olympic Games if the Chinese government continues this genocide”.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-02-18 [p.544]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Chong (Wellington—Halton Hills), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), in relation to the business of supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Brunelle-Duceppe (Lac-Saint-Jean), seconded by Mr. Bergeron (Montarville).
The debate continued.
2021-02-18 [p.544]
The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, February 22, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-02-16 [p.521]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mrs. Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country), seconded by Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), — That, given that trade between Canada and the United States of America exceeds $1.5-billion per day, more than 300,000 people normally cross the common border monthly, the two countries have enjoyed one of the world's largest open trading blocs for the free movement of goods, services and people since 1989, the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, and the need for a serious plan for the economic recovery that recognizes the integration of the North American economy, the House appoint a special committee with the mandate to conduct hearings to examine and review all aspects of the economic relationship between Canada and the United States, including, but not limited to
(i) the expressed bilateral economic priorities of the governments of Canada and the United States,
(ii) natural resources issues, including oil and gas exports and transportation, softwood lumber exports, and related jobs,
(iii) "Buy America" procurement rules, requirements and policies,
(iv) the government's efforts with the United States' administration to ensure a stable and predictable supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Canada as a major border and trading partner,
provided that:
(a) the committee be composed of 12 members, of which six shall be from the government party, four shall be from the official opposition, one shall be from the Bloc Québécois, and one shall be from the New Democratic Party;
(b) the members shall be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than Thursday, February 18, 2021;
(c) membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);
(d) changes to the membership of the committee shall be effective immediately after notification by the relevant whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;
(e) the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2021;
(f) the committee be chaired by a member of the government party and, notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), there shall be one vice-chair from each of the other recognized parties;
(g) quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118 and that the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have that evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least four members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government party;
(h) the committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders, provided that (i) the provisions of Standing Order 106(4) shall also extend to the committee, (ii) until Sunday, April 11, 2021, the committee shall not meet on a day when the House is sitting, except for (A) the meeting required by paragraph (e), (B) the committee's subcommittee on agenda, if one is appointed;
(i) the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings;
(j) the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America, and other ministers and senior officials be invited to appear as witnesses from time to time as the committee sees fit;
(k) the committee be instructed to present an interim report, concerning an analysis of the importance of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline to both countries' economies and the consequences of its possible closure, including the labour market implications caused by layoffs of unionized and other workers, together with recommendations to address and safeguard Canadian interests, no later than Thursday, April 15, 2021;
(l) the committee be instructed to present a second interim report, concerning current and proposed "Buy America" procurement rules, requirements and policies, together with recommendations to address and safeguard Canadian interests, no later than Thursday, June 17, 2021; and
(m) the provisions of the order adopted on Monday, January 25, 2021, authorizing virtual and hybrid committee proceedings, shall continue to apply to the committee and any of its subcommittees until Sunday, September 19, 2021.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 49 -- Vote no 49) - View vote details.
YEAS: 326, NAYS: 3
2021-02-04 [p.506]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mrs. Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country), seconded by Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), moved, — That, given that trade between Canada and the United States of America exceeds $1.5-billion per day, more than 300,000 people normally cross the common border monthly, the two countries have enjoyed one of the world's largest open trading blocs for the free movement of goods, services and people since 1989, the economic challenges caused by COVID-19, and the need for a serious plan for the economic recovery that recognizes the integration of the North American economy, the House appoint a special committee with the mandate to conduct hearings to examine and review all aspects of the economic relationship between Canada and the United States, including, but not limited to
(i) the expressed bilateral economic priorities of the governments of Canada and the United States,
(ii) natural resources issues, including oil and gas exports and transportation, softwood lumber exports, and related jobs,
(iii) "Buy America" procurement rules, requirements and policies,
(iv) the government's efforts with the United States' administration to ensure a stable and predictable supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Canada as a major border and trading partner,
provided that:
(a) the committee be composed of 12 members, of which six shall be from the government party, four shall be from the official opposition, one shall be from the Bloc Québécois, and one shall be from the New Democratic Party;
(b) the members shall be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than Thursday, February 18, 2021;
(c) membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);
(d) changes to the membership of the committee shall be effective immediately after notification by the relevant whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;
(e) the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2021;
(f) the committee be chaired by a member of the government party and, notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), there shall be one vice-chair from each of the other recognized parties;
(g) quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118 and that the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have that evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least four members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government party;
(h) the committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders, provided that (i) the provisions of Standing Order 106(4) shall also extend to the committee, (ii) until Sunday, April 11, 2021, the committee shall not meet on a day when the House is sitting, except for (A) the meeting required by paragraph (e), (B) the committee's subcommittee on agenda, if one is appointed;
(i) the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings;
(j) the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, the Ambassador of Canada to the United States of America, and other ministers and senior officials be invited to appear as witnesses from time to time as the committee sees fit;
(k) the committee be instructed to present an interim report, concerning an analysis of the importance of the Enbridge Line 5 pipeline to both countries' economies and the consequences of its possible closure, including the labour market implications caused by layoffs of unionized and other workers, together with recommendations to address and safeguard Canadian interests, no later than Thursday, April 15, 2021;
(l) the committee be instructed to present a second interim report, concerning current and proposed "Buy America" procurement rules, requirements and policies, together with recommendations to address and safeguard Canadian interests, no later than Thursday, June 17, 2021; and
(m) the provisions of the order adopted on Monday, January 25, 2021, authorizing virtual and hybrid committee proceedings, shall continue to apply to the committee and any of its subcommittees until Sunday, September 19, 2021.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-02-04 [p.508]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Gray (Kelowna—Lake Country), seconded by Mr. Généreux (Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-02-04 [p.508]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2020-12-07 [p.363]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), moved, — That, given that,
(i) Canadian businesses are in distress and need help to survive as a rapid testing and vaccination plan rolls out,
(ii) according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, 46% are worried about the survival of their business,
(iii) the federal government must support employment by removing barriers to job creation, such as taxes and regulation,
the House call on the government to:
(a) provide complete details on the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program by December 16, 2020, including criteria, when businesses can apply, which sectors are eligible, when repayment will be required, and how much forgiveness will be offered;
(b) fix the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility by reducing restrictions and amending the interest rate schedule;
(c) postpone the increase of the Canada Pension Plan payroll taxes planned for January 1, 2021; and
(d) postpone the increase of the carbon tax and the alcohol escalator tax planned for 2021.
Debate arose thereon.
2020-12-07 [p.364]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, the deferred recorded division on the opposition motion standing in the name of the member for Durham, currently scheduled at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions today, be further deferred to the conclusion of debate on motions relating to the Main Estimates later today.
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