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2022-05-12 [p.769]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Gerretsen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Senate)) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— Nos. 441-00299, 441-00300 and 441-00302 concerning foreign affairs;
— Nos. 441-00301, 441-00305, 441-00308, 441-00309 and 441-00310 concerning justice;
— Nos. 441-00303, 441-00304, 441-00313 and 441-00314 concerning social affairs and equality;
— Nos. 441-00306 and 441-00312 concerning health;
— Nos. 441-00307, 441-00315 and 441-00316 concerning the environment;
— No. 441-00311 concerning taxation.
2022-05-05 [p.717]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary 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. 441-00229, 441-00230 and 441-00231 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 441-00238 concerning animals.
2022-05-02 [p.682]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:
— No. 441-00228 concerning foreign affairs.
2022-04-25 [p.627]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary 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. 441-00201 and 441-00203 concerning health;
— Nos. 441-00202 and 441-00210 concerning civil and human rights;
— Nos. 441-00204 and 441-00211 concerning taxation;
— No. 441-00205 concerning transportation;
— No. 441-00206 concerning social affairs and equality;
— No. 441-00207 concerning infrastructure;
— Nos. 441-00208 and 441-00212 concerning business and trade;
— Nos. 441-00209, 441-00213, 441-00215, 441-00216, 441-00217 and 441-00219 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 441-00214 concerning public safety;
— No. 441-00218 concerning justice.
2022-04-08 [p.620]
— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00392) and two concerning the environment (Nos. 441-00393 and 441-00394).
2022-03-31 [p.575]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary 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:
— No. 441-00186 concerning civil and human rights;
— No. 441-00187 concerning citizenship and immigration;
— Nos. 441-00188 and 441-00189 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 441-00190 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— Nos. 441-00191 and 441-00192 concerning health.
2022-03-23 [p.525]
Q-310 — Mrs. Kusie (Calgary Midnapore) — With regard to applications received by the government in relation to the relocation to Canada from Afghanistan of interpreters or other individuals who assisted Canadian Armed Forces, and their families: (a) what is the number of applications received from Afghanistan, for relocation to Canada, since August 1, 2021; (b) how many of the applications were prioritized as urgent; (c) how many of the applications are supported by (i) retired Canadian Forces personnel, (ii) other Canadian citizens or permanent residents; (d) how many of the applicants were relocated to Canada, broken down by month since August 1, 2021; and (e) how many staff members at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have been working full-time on processing these applications, broken down by month since August 1, 2021? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-310.
2022-03-22 [p.516]
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00231);
2022-03-21 [p.500]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary 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:
— No. 441-00116 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— Nos. 441-00117, 441-00122, 441-00123, 441-00134 and 441-00137 concerning justice;
— Nos. 441-00118, 441-00124, 441-00125, 441-00128, 441-00129, 441-00130, 441-00131, 441-00132, 441-00133, 441-00138 and 441-00139 concerning foreign affairs;
— Nos. 441-00119 and 441-00126 concerning health;
— No. 441-00120 concerning natural resources and energy;
— Nos. 441-00121 and 441-00136 concerning business and trade;
— Nos. 441-00127 and 441-00135 concerning social affairs and equality.
2022-02-15 [p.411]
— by Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona), one concerning citizenship and immigration (No. 441-00187);
2022-02-15 [p.411]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 441-00188 and 441-00189);
2022-02-01 [p.343]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning justice (No. 441-00117) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00118);
2022-01-31 [p.270]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary 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. 441-00001, 441-00002, 441-00003, 441-00007, 441-00008, 441-00009, 441-00013, 441-00028, 441-00032, 441-00033, 441-00034, 441-00048, 441-00051, 441-00053, 441-00054, 441-00056, 441-00067, 441-00071, 441-00072, 441-00073, 441-00074, 441-00075, 441-00089, 441-00100, 441-00111, 441-00113, 441-00114 and 441-00115 concerning foreign affairs;
— Nos. 441-00004, 441-00035, 441-00040, 441-00076 and 441-00109 concerning natural resources and energy;
— Nos. 441-00005, 441-00023, 441-00025, 441-00041, 441-00049, 441-00059 and 441-00107 concerning taxation;
— Nos. 441-00006, 441-00020, 441-00037, 441-00058 and 441-00078 concerning health;
— Nos. 441-00010, 441-00022 and 441-00039 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— No. 441-00011 concerning human diseases;
— Nos. 441-00012, 441-00016, 441-00018, 441-00019, 441-00031, 441-00036, 441-00050, 441-00052, 441-00055, 441-00060, 441-00062, 441-00064, 441-00065, 441-00066, 441-00068, 441-00070, 441-00077, 441-00080, 441-00082, 441-00083, 441-00084, 441-00085, 441-00086, 441-00087, 441-00088, 441-00090, 441-00091, 441-00092, 441-00093, 441-00094, 441-00095, 441-00097, 441-00098, 441-00101, 441-00102, 441-00105 and 441-00112 concerning justice;
— Nos. 441-00014 and 441-00106 concerning social affairs and equality;
— Nos. 441-00015, 441-00021, 441-00030, 441-00038, 441-00043, 441-00044, 441-00045, 441-00046, 441-00057, 441-00069, 441-00079, 441-00081, 441-00096, 441-00099 and 441-00104 concerning the environment;
— No. 441-00017 concerning citizenship and immigration;
— Nos. 441-00024 and 441-00029 concerning business and trade;
— No. 441-00026 concerning consumer protection;
— Nos. 441-00027, 441-00063 and 441-00103 concerning food and drink;
— No. 441-00042 concerning government services and administration;
— No. 441-00047 concerning transportation;
— No. 441-00061 concerning veterans' affairs;
— No. 441-00108 concerning civil and human rights;
— No. 441-00110 concerning economics and finance.
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2022-01-31 [p.300]
Q-126 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to the Special Immigration Measures for Afghans who assisted our Canadian Armed Forces as interpreters or locally engaged staff, since July 22, 2021, to present: (a) how many of these Afghans have reached Canada; (b) how many of these Afghans have been referred by the Department of National Defence (DND) to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and received an invitation to apply; (c) how many of these Afghans have been referred by DND to IRCC, but have not received an invitation to apply; (d) of the Afghans referred by DND to IRCC who have not been invited to apply, (i) what database are their names being held in, (ii) who is responsible for making the decision to put their names into the Global Case Management System, assign them an application number, and send an invitation to apply; and (e) what criteria are being used to determine which Afghans should receive an application number and an invitation to apply and when, and are these Afghans being tiered based on the severity of their individual security circumstances? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-126.
2022-01-31 [p.302]
Q-131 — Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to the applications and resettlement of refugees from Afghanistan submitted to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): (a) what is the number of applications of Afghan refugees broken down by stage of processing; (b) what is the average processing time for an Afghan refugee application under the special immigration program; (c) how many Afghan refugees who applied to IRCC are in third countries; (d) what is the country breakdown of refugees in (c); (e) how many Afghan interpreters have submitted a refugee application; (f) how many Afghan interpreters' applications have been processed; (g) how many Afghan interpreters' applications have been denied; (h) what is the breakdown of (g) by reason for denial; (i) how many Afghan refugee applications have been made by refugees who identify as a targeted religious minority; and (j) what is the timeline for IRCC to resettle all 40,000 Afghan refugees in Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-131.
2022-01-31 [p.309]
Q-162 — Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East) — With regard to the government’s response to the crisis in Afghanistan: (a) under the special measures for people in Afghanistan, broken down by month, how many people have (i) applied, (ii) been provided with a Canadian visa or confirmation of Canadian citizenship, (iii) received invitations to go to an airport, (iv) been approved to be a permanent resident; (b) under the special measures for Afghan nationals outside of Afghanistan and their dependents, broken down by inland and outland origin of requests and by month, how many applications have (i) been received, (ii) been approved, (iii) resulted in the applicant landing in Canada; (c) what are the details of any briefing notes on Afghanistan provided to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship since 2019, including the (i) title, (ii) author, (iii) date prepared, (iv) internal tracking number; (d) what are the details of any briefing notes on Afghanistan provided to the Minister of Foreign Affairs since 2019, including the (i) title, (ii) author, (iii) date prepared, (iv) internal tracking number; (e) what are the details of any briefing notes on Afghanistan provided to the Minister of National Defense since 2019, including the (i) title, (ii) author, (iii) date prepared, (iv) internal tracking number; and (f) what are the details of any responses to the briefing notes in (c), (d) and (e), including the (i) title, (ii) author, (iii) date prepared, (iv) recipient, (v) internal tracking number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-162.
2022-01-31 [p.328]
Q-234 — Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona) — With regard to Canadian humanitarian and development funding in Afghanistan: (a) what is the total amount of development funding Canada has committed to Afghanistan for 2021-2025; (b) how much of this funding in (a) is allocated through Canadian organizations, and what is the breakdown by (i) organization, (ii) date, (iii) project, (iv) status; (c) what is the total humanitarian funding Canada has allocated to Afghanistan for 2021 and 2022; (d) how much of this is allocated through Canadian organizations, and what is the breakdown by (i) organization, (ii) date, (iii) project, (iv) status; (e) how many current signed contracts does Canada have with Canadian organizations for humanitarian or development programming in Afghanistan; (f) what is the status of all contracts with Canadian organizations working in Afghanistan (i.e. operational, on hold, cancelled); and (g) what is the current guidance given by the government to Canadian organizations working in Afghanistan regarding risk and exposure to criminal liability? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-234.
2021-12-16 [p.257]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00100);
2021-12-08 [p.95]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, November 25, 2021, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), — That, given that real-time parliamentary oversight was impossible due to the dissolution of Parliament, the House appoint a special committee with a mandate to conduct hearings to examine and review the events related to the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, including, but not limited to, the government's contingency planning for that event and the subsequent efforts to evacuate, or otherwise authorize entry to Canada of, Canadian citizens, and interpreters, contractors and other Afghans who had assisted the Canadian Armed Forces or other Canadian organizations, 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 within 24 hours of the adoption of this order;
(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 organizational meeting of the committee no later than Friday, December 17, 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;
(i) the provisions of Standing Order 106(4) shall also extend to the committee, provided that any request shall be signed by members representing at least two recognized parties;
(j) the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings;
(k) the Prime Minister, the Minister of International Development, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Public Safety, the Minister of National Defence, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Westmount, and other ministers and senior officials, be invited to appear as witnesses from time to time as the committee sees fit;
(l) the committee be instructed to present a final report within six months of the adoption of this order;
(m) the committee's initial work shall be supported by an order of the House issuing for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Privy Council Office, the Department of National Defence, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and the Department of Citizenship and Immigration, including the Office of the Prime Minister and the relevant ministers' offices, which refer to:
(i) the initiation of evacuation planning,
(ii) instructions to implement those plans,
(iii) the effect upon the implementation of those plans attributable to the dissolution of Parliament, the caretaker convention, or the facts that relevant ministers were simultaneously occupied with seeking re-election to the House and that many ministerial exempt staff were on leaves of absence, or
(iv) the determination of the number of individuals who would be evacuated or otherwise authorized to enter Canada,
provided that,
(v) these documents shall be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, in both official languages, within one month of the adoption of this order,
(vi) a copy of the documents shall also be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel in both official languages within one month of the adoption of this order, with any proposed redaction which, in the government's opinion, could reasonably be expected (A) to compromise national security, military tactics or strategy of the armed forces of Canada or an allied country, or intelligence sources or methods, or (B) to reveal the identity or location of any Canadian citizen in Afghanistan or of any interpreter, contractor or other Afghan individual who had assisted the Canadian Armed Forces or other Canadian organizations,
(vii) 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;
(viii) the Speaker shall cause the documents, as redacted pursuant to subparagraph (vi), to be laid upon the table at the next earliest opportunity and, after being tabled, they shall stand referred to the committee,
(ix) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall discuss with the committee, at an in camera meeting, to be held within two weeks of the documents being tabled pursuant to subparagraph (viii), whether he agrees with the redactions proposed by the government pursuant to subparagraph (vi),
(x) the committee may, after hearing from the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel pursuant to subparagraph (ix), accept the proposed redactions or, reject some or all the proposed redactions and request the production of those unredacted documents in the manner to be determined by the committee; and
(n) any proceedings before the committee, when hybrid committee meetings are authorized, in relation to a motion to exercise the committee's power to send for persons, papers and records shall, if not previously disposed of, be interrupted upon the earlier of the completion of four hours of consideration or one sitting week after the motion was first moved, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the motion shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Bergeron (Montarville), seconded by Mr. Lemire (Abitibi—Témiscamingue), — That the motion be amended as follows:
(a) by adding, after the words “other Canadian organizations”, the following: “, and that the special committee conduct its work with the primary objective of assessing the humanitarian assistance to be put in place by Canada to assist the Afghan people”; and
(b) by replacing paragraph (m) with the following: “the committee shall determine which documents are necessary to complete its study and issue its recommendations, provided that,
(i) these documents shall be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, in both official languages, within such time as the committee deems reasonable in the course of its study,
(ii) a copy of the documents shall also be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel in both official languages, in accordance with the committee’s instructions for the production of the requested documents, with any proposed redaction which, in the government’s opinion, could reasonably be expected (A) to compromise national security, military tactics or strategy of the armed forces of Canada or an allied country, or intelligence sources or methods, or (B) to reveal the identity or location of any Canadian citizen in Afghanistan or of any interpreter, contractor or other Afghan individual who had assisted the Canadian Armed Forces or other Canadian organizations,
(iii) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall notify the Speaker, who shall forthwith inform the House whether he is satisfied the requested documents were produced as the committee ordered,
(iv) the Speaker shall cause the documents, as redacted pursuant to the committee’s instructions, to be laid upon the table and, after being tabled, they shall stand referred to the committee,
(v) the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel shall discuss with the committee, at an in camera meeting, to be held within two weeks of the documents being tabled, whether he agrees with the redactions proposed by the government pursuant to subparagraph (ii),
(vi) the committee may, after hearing from the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel, pursuant to subparagraph (v), accept the proposed redactions or, reject some or all the proposed redactions and request the production of those unredacted documents in the manner to be determined by the committee”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 6 -- Vote no 6) - View vote details.
YEAS: 333, NAYS: 0
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