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2020-12-16 [p.417]
— by the Speaker — Costing Note from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Supporting Jobs and Safe Operations of Junior Mining Companies, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1119-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-12-16 [p.417]
— by the Speaker — Costing Note from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – March 2020 to June 2021, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1119-22. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-12-16 [p.417]
— by the Speaker — Costing Note from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Lockdown Support – up to June 2021, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1119-23. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-12-16 [p.418]
On Monday, October 26, 2020, it was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that this study evaluate, review and examine any issues relevant to this situation, such as, but not limited to:
(a) rapid and at-home testing approvals and procurement process and schedule, and protocol for distribution;
(b) vaccine development and approvals process, procurement schedules, and protocol for distribution;
(c) federal public health guidelines and the data being used to inform them for greater clarity on efficacy;
(d) current long-term care facility COVID-19 protocols as they pertain solely to federal jurisdiction;
(e) the availability of therapeutics and treatment devices for Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19;
(f) the early warning system, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN);
(g) the government’s progress in evaluating pre- and post-arrival rapid testing for travellers;
(h) the availability of paid sick leave for those in need, including quarantine and voluntary isolation;
(i) the adequacy of health transfer payments to the provinces, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
(j) the impact of the government’s use of World Heath Organization (WHO) advice in early 2020 to delay the closure of borders and delay in the recommendation of wearing of masks on the spread of COVID-19 in Canada;
(k) the Public Health Agency of Canada’s communication strategy regarding COVID-19;
(l) the development, efficacy and use of data related to the government’s COVID Alert application;
(m) Canada’s level of preparedness to respond to another pandemic;
(n) the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Canada and a review of Canada’s emergency stockpile of PPE between 2015 and present;
(o) the government’s contact tracing protocol, including options considered, technology, timelines and resources;
(p) the government’s consideration of and decision not to invoke the federal Emergencies Act;
provided that,
(q) this study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion;
(r) the committee present its findings to the House upon completion and, notwithstanding Standing Order 109, that the government provide a comprehensive response to these findings within 30 days;
(s) evidence and documentation received by the committee during its study of the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, commenced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament, be taken into consideration by the committee in the current study;
(t) that each party represented on the committee be entitled to select one witness per one-hour witness panel, and two witnesses per two-hour witness panel;
(u) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning options, plans and preparations for the GPHIN since January 1, 2018;
(v) an order of the House do issue for a record of all communications between the government and the WHO in respect of options, plans or preparations for any future operation, or absence thereof, of the GPHIN, since January 1, 2018;
(w) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning plans, preparations, approvals and purchasing of COVID-19 testing products including tests, reagents, swabs, laboratory equipment and other material related to tests and testing applications used in the diagnosis of COVID-19, since March 19, 2020;
(x) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada concerning plans, preparations and purchasing of PPE, including gowns, gloves, masks, respirators, ventilators, visors and face shields, since March 19, 2020;
(y) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its subcommittees;
(z) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring strategy, including, but not limited to anticipated timelines for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and the prioritization of population groups for vaccination;
(aa) minutes of meetings of the cabinet and its committees be excluded from this order and all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel as soon as is practicable in light of the pandemic, but, in any event, not later than November 30, 2020, and, if this is not possible, the Clerk of the Privy Council may request an extension of no more than seven days, by writing a letter to the committee, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and
(bb) within seven days after all documents have been tabled pursuant to paragraph (aa), the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry be ordered to appear separately as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Health, for at least three hours each. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))
The return to this order, deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker, is deemed laid before the House. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-1. (Pursuant to order made Monday, October 26, 2020, permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-12-08 [p.385]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Trans Mountain Pipeline – Financial and Economic Considerations – Update", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1119-19. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-12-07 [p.382]
— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for October 22, and November 19 and 26, 2020, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-9.
2020-11-30 [p.332]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons (Fall 2020), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 7(3 or 5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-64-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(g), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)
2020-11-26 [p.323]
The Speaker ruled that Bill C-214, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (qualifying environmental trust), was improperly before the House and declared the first reading null and void.
Accordingly, the order for the second reading of the bill was discharged and the item was dropped from the Order Paper.
2020-11-25 [p.315]
The Speaker informed the House that the clerk had received from the Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Ms. Ien (Toronto Centre).
Ms. Ien (Toronto Centre), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took her seat in the House.
2020-11-25 [p.315]
The Speaker informed the House that the clerk had received from the Chief Electoral Officer a certificate of the election of Ms. Saks (York Centre).
Ms. Saks (York Centre), having taken and subscribed the oath required by law, took her seat in the House.
2020-11-20 [p.298]
— by the Speaker — Report of Committees Activities and Expenditures for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to Standing Order 121(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-8.
2020-11-19 [p.287]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "Maloney Report", dated November 2020, pursuant to section 28 of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons — Appendix I to the Standing Orders. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-7.
2020-11-17 [p.273]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Access at issue: The need for leadership, Systemic Investigation of the RCMP", pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, s. 40(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-734-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2020-11-06 [p.237]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Fiscal Sustainability Report 2020: Update", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1119-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-11-04 [p.217]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), shall be disposed of as follows:
(a) the second reading stage of the bill shall be taken up as the first order of the day on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, provided that at the expiry of time provided for Government Orders or when no member rises to speak, whichever comes first, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put, forthwith and successively, every question necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill, without further debate or amendment, provided that any recorded division shall stand deferred according to the provisions of the order made on Wednesday, September 23, 2020;
(b) if the bill has been read a second time, it shall stand referred to a Committee of the Whole and paragraphs (c) and (d) of this order shall apply;
(c) on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at the conclusion of the time provided for Private Members’ Business, the House shall resolve into a committee of the whole on the bill and on the economy generally for a period not to exceed four hours, provided that
(i) the Speaker may preside,
(ii) the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair,
(iii) the committee be subject to the provisions relating to hybrid sittings of the House;
(iv) the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance be invited to appear and the minister shall be questioned for four hours, provided that
(A) the Chair shall call members from all recognized parties and one member who does not belong to a recognized party in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions,
(B) no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes at a time which may be used for posing questions,
(C) members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair,
(D) the rotation for questions be the one used by the former Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic,
(E) questions shall be answered by ministers,
(v) at the conclusion of time provided for committee of the whole, the committee shall rise, the bill shall be deemed reported to the House without amendment, and the House shall adjourn until the next sitting day; and
(d) the report stage of the bill shall be taken up as the first order of the day on Friday, November 6, 2020, provided that
(i) the deadline for notices of report stage motions for amendments shall be 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020, provided that copies of the notices shall also be provided to the House leaders of the recognized parties and, if required, the Order Paper and Notice Paper be republished for the sitting of Friday, November 6, 2020,
(ii) the time provided for Government Orders shall be extended, if necessary, to allow for one representative of each recognized party to speak,
(iii) at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, when no member rises to speak at the report stage, or if the Speaker does not select any amendments for consideration at the said stage, whichever comes first, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put, forthwith and successively, every question necessary to dispose of the said stage of the bill, without further debate or amendment; provided that
(A) any recorded division on any amendment considered at the said stage shall not be deferred,
(B) the motion for concurrence at report stage be deemed adopted on division,
(iv) the bill may be debated at third reading stage during the same sitting, provided that, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders or when no member rises to speak at the said stage, whichever comes first, the bill shall be deemed read a third time and passed on division.
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