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2021-06-16 [p.1109]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House:
(a) support the unanimous consent motion adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec on June 9, 2021, recognizing primarily that,
(i) the Charter of the French Language explicitly recognizes the right of First Nations and Inuit to maintain and develop their languages and cultures,
(ii) several Indigenous languages are threatened with extinction,
(iii) the 11 Indigenous nations in Quebec have, like the Quebec nation, the right to live in their languages and to promote and protect them,
(iv) the Government of Quebec has a responsibility to assume in this regard; and
(b) call on the federal government to recognize its responsibilities and to deploy more resources to protect and promote Indigenous languages in Quebec and in Canada.
2021-06-11 [p.1081]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, given that,
(i) Canada has been devastated over the last decade by repeated acts of violent Islamophobia, such as the Quebec City mosque attack, the International Muslims Organization mosque attack, and the London terror attack,
(ii) Canada has been deeply affected by Islamophobia at all federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal levels,
(iii) all political leaders at every level of government in Canada need to urgently change their policies to prevent another attack targeting Canadian Muslims,
the House call on the federal government to convene an Emergency National Action Summit on Islamophobia that should take place before the end of July 2021.
2021-06-03 [p.1033]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House denounce the decision of the Air Canada’s executive officers to award themselves bonuses of $20 million while the company received nearly $6 billion in public aid.
2021-05-25 [p.959]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, whereas,
(i) the town of Lac-Mégantic has requested by resolution of its council the commitment of all political parties to have the Lac-Mégantic bypass built as soon as possible,
(ii) the town of Lac-Mégantic suffered the worst rail tragedy in Canada on July 6, 2013, when 47 people lost their lives,
(iii) the Prime Minister and member of Parliament for Papineau, accompanied by the Premier of Quebec, announced on May 11, 2018, the construction of the rail bypass,
(iv) Transport Canada is the prime contractor for this project,
(v) the work has not yet begun and many concerns have been raised regarding the timeline to deliver the bypass by year 2023,
(vi) the Minister of Transport has reiterated his commitment to deliver the bypass road to the citizens of the Granit regional county municipality by the year 2023,
(vii) the Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific Railway believes that this timeline is unrealistic without significant legislative changes to expedite the regulatory process;
the House:
(a) call on the government to put in place all the necessary elements, to respect the timeline announced by the Prime Minister on May 11, 2018, and to provide the House with a detailed plan of the construction phases of the Lac-Megantic bypass by May 28, 2021; and
(b) remind the government of the willingness of all parliamentarians of each political party and independents to collaborate in order to facilitate the rapid adoption of the legislative changes necessary to make the project a reality by 2023.
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.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.
2021-04-28 [p.849]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, following the allegations of psychological abuse, neglect, sexual harassment and racial discrimination of five former members of the Canada Artistic Swimming (CAS) Senior National Team by coaches and staff, the House: (a) recognize that national sports organizations are environments which, due in particular to the extremely intense competitive atmosphere and the presence of coaches with authority over the athletes, present a significant risk of psychological abuse and harassment, neglect, sexual harassment and discrimination; (b) recognize that it is the responsibility of the government to do everything in its power to protect our high performance athletes from situations of abuse and harassment and that the ethical foundations of Sport Canada Strategy on Ethical Sport be respected; and (c) ask the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to undertake a study on the establishment of an independent body for handling complaints in sport which will establish a climate of trust so that victims can report without fear of reprisals.
2021-04-22 [p.808]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House call on the government to immediately suspend non-essential passenger flights from countries with a high outbreak rate of COVID-19 variants, including India and Brazil, as Canada did in the suspension of flights from the United Kingdom on December 20, 2020.
2021-04-14 [p.761]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) agree with the statement of the vice president of the Halifax International Security Forum that, with respect to the John McCain Prize for Leadership in Public Service, President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan "is a well-respected international leader, the first female president of Taiwan, and a strong global advocate for democracy...she would certainly be an ideal fit for this award"; and (b) call on the government to continue funding the Forum at current levels even if the John McCain award is presented to President Tsai Ing-wen.
2021-04-13 [p.757]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That this House is concerned about the closure of 28 French language programs and the layoff of some 100 professors at Laurentian University in Sudbury;
That it reiterate its solidarity with the Franco-Ontarian community; and
That it recall the essential role of higher education in French for the vitality of the Franco-Canadian and Acadian communities.
2021-03-24 [p.677]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in addition to the measures in the motion adopted on Monday, March 22, 2021, condemning the rise of anti-Asian racism, in the opinion of the House, the government should also include anti-Asian racism in Canada’s Anti-Racism Strategy 2019-22, and all anti-racism policies and programs.
2021-03-23 [p.671]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House denounce the racism in the RCMP as found by the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission in a report that also revealed that the RCMP destroyed records of police communications from the night Colton Boushie was killed, and condemn the cover-up by the RCMP.
2021-03-22 [p.658]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House express its horror at the recent mass shootings in Atlanta, and its solidarity with the victims of the shootings and their families, condemn the rise of anti-Asian racism and racist attacks throughout North America, and urge the government to take further action to tackle hate crimes, including by:
(a) hosting a federal-provincial-territorial meeting to discuss the rise in hate crimes in Canada and to coordinate our collective efforts and identify best practices to countering this trend;
(b) creating and properly fund dedicated hate crime units in every community in Canada;
(c) establishing national standards for identifying and recording all hate incidents and their dispensation in the justice system; and
(d) working in collaboration with non-profits to facilitate the reporting of hate crimes.
2021-03-09 [p.611]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize that there are approximately 136,000 recipients of UK state pensions in Canada;
That it recognize the UK government does not provide annual indexed increases to UK pensioners residing in Canada, effectively freezing their pensions at the levels they were at when they first claimed their pensions in Canada;
That it recognize Canada provides annual indexed increases to Canadian pensioners who live in the UK;
That it recognize UK pensioners living in the USA, Germany, Italy, Barbados, Bermuda, Israel, Jamaica and other countries receive annual indexed increases;
That it recognize frozen pensions represent a combined loss of over $500 million per year to the Canadian economy and to Canadian taxpayers, due to three factors: frozen pensions force thousands of UK pensioners in Canada to rely on Canada’s social assistance programs such as the Guaranteed Income Supplement, the significant loss of Canada Revenue Agency tax revenues due to the lower income of 136,000 pensioners, and the loss of sales tax revenues due to the loss of discretionary income;
That it recognize frozen UK pensions represent an injustice to both UK pensioners in Canada and to Canadian taxpayers;
That it recognize the UK government is currently negotiating new pension indexing agreements with EU countries due to Brexit, and that now is the appropriate time for the UK government to negotiate a pension indexing agreement with Canada; and
That the House believe the Canadian government should press the UK government to open negotiations with Canada to remedy this situation as soon as possible and provide annual indexed pension increases to UK pensioners residing in Canada.
2021-02-17 [p.529]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, given that working conditions of interpreters have deteriorated since the beginning of the pandemic, affecting their ability to provide quality service in both official languages, a service that is essential to the work of parliamentarians, the House express its concern for the health and safety of all its interpreters and urge Public Services and Procurement Canada and the House Administration to take a precautionary approach to setting levels of exposure to the potentially harmful audio delivered by video conferencing platforms like Zoom.
2021-02-17 [p.529]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House congratulate Montréal engineer Farah Alibay, who will be coordinating the operations of the helicopter Ingenuity landing on Mars tomorrow as part of the “Perseverance” Mars 2020 mission to find traces of microbial life, and wish her the best of luck in this historic adventure.
2021-02-16 [p.521]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to grant permanent residency to Mamadi Fara Camara as soon as possible, pursuant to section 25.1(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
2021-01-27 [p.467]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House call upon the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to grant citizenship to Raif Badawi by exercising his discretion under section 5 of the Citizenship Act, which authorizes him to grant citizenship to any person to alleviate cases of special and unusual hardship.
2021-01-25 [p.425]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House call upon the government to use all available tools to address the proliferation of white supremacist and hate groups, starting with immediately designating the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity.
2020-12-11 [p.413]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, given that the alarming rate of suicide in Canada constitutes a national health crisis, the House call on the government to take immediate action, in collaboration with the provinces, to establish a national suicide prevention hotline that consolidates all suicide crisis numbers into one easy to remember three-digit (988) hotline that is accessible to all Canadians.
2020-12-09 [p.387]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, given that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people who are homeless or unhoused, the House call upon the government, while respecting the jurisdiction of Quebec, the other provinces and Indigenous Nations, to:
(a) recognize that people who are homeless and unhoused, many of whom are Indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, and low income people, do not have the resources to fully practice the necessary public health measures as recommended by federal, provincial and territorial officials on how to stay safe during the pandemic;
(b) make substantive investments in both long-term and short-term programs, including low-barrier shelters, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing for those who are chronically unhoused;
(c) put in place an urban Indigenous housing strategy led by Indigenous peoples; and
(d) increase funding for non-governmental organizations that help individuals needing to self-isolate due to COVID-19, including by providing mental health support, addiction services, meal programs and other measures.
2020-12-02 [p.341]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House thank the member for Cariboo—Prince George for sharing this joy with us today and encourage him to continue to do so.
2020-11-26 [p.323]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize that the government should respect its promise to supply-managed producers and processors affected by the last three economic agreements by: (a) revealing details without delay related to the compensation that will be paid to dairy, egg, chicken and poultry producers and processors for the duration of the compensation agreements; and (b) budgeting this compensation to make it predictable until the end of the agreement.
2020-11-24 [p.310]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize the significant financial hardship that COVID-19 has caused to post-secondary students across Canada and, in an effort to alleviate such hardship, call on the government to extend the moratorium on repaying student loans to cover October 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021.
2020-11-18 [p.277]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize that the status of French is still fragile, that the use of French is in decline in Quebec and Canada, and call on the government to commit to implementing an action plan in collaboration with the provinces and territories to protect and better promote French in Quebec and Canada.
2020-11-16 [p.240]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris on their election and, in recognition of the extraordinary relationship between Canada and the United States, call upon the government to invite both to visit Parliament and invite Mr. Biden to address Parliament at the earliest safe opportunity to do so.
2020-11-06 [p.234]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House offer its condolences to the family and friends of Émilie Sansfaçon, emphasize its commitment to helping people who are sick deal with the Employment Insurance program, remind the government of the following motion, adopted on February 19, 2020: “That the House call on the government to increase the special Employment Insurance sickness benefits from 15 weeks to 50 weeks in the upcoming budget in order to support people with serious illnesses, such as cancer”, and urge the government to comply with this motion as soon as possible.
2020-11-06 [p.234]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House condemn Whole Foods and its owner Jeff Bezos for banning its employees from wearing poppies on their uniform, and demand that the policy be reversed immediately.
2020-11-06 [p.234]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House call on all Canadian employers to allow their employees to wear poppies during Veterans Week, showing support for the service and sacrifices of all Canadian veterans and veterans’ organizations such as the Royal Canadian Legion, which do vital work supporting Canadian veterans from coast to coast to coast.
2020-10-29 [p.192]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) condemn the threats, harassment and intimidation tactics that are targeting family members of flight PS752 victims; (b) call for the government to investigate the complaints; and (c) call for greater action to protect the safety of all family members of flight PS752 victims.
2020-10-28 [p.185]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, given the situation in Algeria, where for over a year, millions have been legitimately calling for a rule of law that guarantees individual and collective freedoms, the House: (a) condemn ongoing political repression in Algeria; and (b) call for the respect of human rights and the release of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.
2020-10-27 [p.182]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House of Commons condemn in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack that occurred on October 16, 2020, in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France, which attacked one of the fundamental values in democracy, freedom of expression; that it note that the best way to fight against dark ideas is with light, and that this light comes through education; that it pay tribute to the victim, Mr. Samuel Paty, a history and geography teacher at the Collège du Bois d'Aulne; that it commend the work of law enforcement during this tragic event; that it express its solidarity with the Government of the French Republic and reiterate our steadfast friendship with the French people; that it note the unity and determination of the French nation to condemn this intolerable attack on the freedom of expression; that this tragic event remind us of the need to continue the fight against terrorism, violence, hatred of others and intolerance; that it call on the federal government to fly Canada’s flag at half-mast; and that it convey its deepest condolences to the people of France.
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