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2021-06-17 [p.1132]
Accordingly, at 1:57 a.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until later today, at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-06-16 [p.1109]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-06-16 [p.1109]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
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.
2021-06-16 [p.1110]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mrs. Vignola (Beauport—Limoilou), seconded by Mr. Beaulieu (La Pointe-de-l'Île), — That Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 144 -- Vote no 144) - View vote details.
YEAS: 168, NAYS: 151
Accordingly, Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, the Official Languages Act and the Canada Business Corporations Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.
2021-06-16 [p.1111]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Marcil (Mirabel), seconded by Mr. Trudel (Longueuil—Saint-Hubert), — That Bill C-271, An Act to amend the Governor General’s Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 145 -- Vote no 145) - View vote details.
YEAS: 32, NAYS: 294
2021-06-16 [p.1113]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), — That the House agree that section 45 of the Constitution Act, 1982, grants Quebec and the provinces exclusive jurisdiction to amend their respective constitutions and acknowledge the will of Quebec to enshrine in its constitution that Quebeckers form a nation, that French is the only official language of Quebec and that it is also the common language of the Quebec nation.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 146 -- Vote no 146) - View vote details.
YEAS: 281, NAYS: 2
2021-06-16 [p.1115]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Harris (St. John's East), seconded by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should establish a federal dental care plan as soon as possible for Canadian families earning less than $90,000 per year who are not covered by a dental care plan, as an interim measure toward the inclusion of full dental care in Canada’s healthcare system. (Private Members' Business M-62)
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 147 -- Vote no 147) - View vote details.
YEAS: 36, NAYS: 285
2021-06-16 [p.1117]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 432-00903 concerning the environment;
— No. 432-00904 concerning justice;
— Nos. 432-00905 and 432-00906 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 432-00907 concerning animals.
2021-06-16 [p.1117]
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) presented the report of the Canadian Delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, 18th Autumn Meeting, Marrakesh, Morocco, from October 4 to 6, 2019. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-432-61-02.
2021-06-16 [p.1117]
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) presented the report of the Canadian Delegation of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, 19th Winter Meeting, Vienna, Austria, February 20 to 21, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-432-61-03.
2021-06-16 [p.1117]
Mr. Fonseca (Mississauga East—Cooksville), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the eighth report of the committee, "Mandate of the Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-162.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 41) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1117]
Mr. Saini (Kitchener Centre), from the Special Committee on the Economic Relationship between Canada and the United States, presented the second report of the committee, "Buy America Procurement Policies: An Interim Report". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-163.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 7 and 9 to 14) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1118]
Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain), from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the fourth report of the committee, "Ensuring Robust Security in Federal Purchasing". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-164.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 7, 12, 13, 18, 25, 29 and 34) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1118]
Mr. Badawey (Niagara Centre), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the third report of the committee, "Emerging from the Crisis: A Study of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Air Transport Sector". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-165.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 8 to 15, 17 and 34 to 36) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1118]
Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the ninth report of the committee, "Supplementary Estimates (A), 2021-22: Votes 1a, 5a, 10a and 25a under Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs and Votes 1a, 5a and 10a under Department of Indigenous Services". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-166.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 41) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1118]
Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the 10th report of the committee, "Food Security in Northern and Isolated Communities: Ensuring Equitable Access to Adequate and Healthy Food for All". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-167.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 11 to 13, 18 to 21, 31 and 40) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1118]
Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the 11th report of the committee, "Collaborative Approaches to Enforcement of Laws in Indigenous Communities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-168.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 30, 32 to 36 and 40) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
Mrs. Romanado (Longueuil—Charles-LeMoyne), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the sixth report of the committee, "Wage Fixing in Canada: And Fairness in the Grocery Sector". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-169.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 44) was tabled.
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. Gazan (Winnipeg Centre), Bill C-311, An Act respecting early learning and child care, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Epp (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 432-01121);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), one concerning the environment (No. 432-01122) and one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-01123);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-01124);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Brunelle-Duceppe (Lac-Saint-Jean), one concerning justice (No. 432-01125);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Angus (Timmins—James Bay), one concerning health (No. 432-01126);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Lewis (Essex), one concerning justice (No. 432-01127);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning the environment (No. 432-01128);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Blois (Kings—Hants), one concerning the environment (No. 432-01129);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-01130 and 432-01131);
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), three concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-01132, 432-01135 and 432-01136) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432-01133 and 432-01134).
2021-06-16 [p.1119]
Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-681, Q-683, Q-693, Q-695, Q-698, Q-703, Q-705, Q-715, Q-720, Q-721 and Q-723 on the Order Paper.
2021-06-16 [p.1120]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-682 — Mr. Vidal (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River) — With regard to expenditures related to promoting, advertising, or consulting on Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, by the government, including any that took place prior to the tabling of the legislation, since October 21, 2019, broken down by month and by department, agency or other government entity: (a) what was the total amount spent on (i) consultants, (ii) advertising, (iii) promotion; and (b) what are the details of all contracts related to promoting, advertising or consulting, including (i) the date the contact was signed, (ii) the vendor, (iii) the amount, (iv) the start and end date, (v) the description of goods or services, (vi) whether the contract was sole-sourced or was competitively bid on? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-682.
2021-06-16 [p.1120]
Q-684 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to fraud involving the Canada Emergency Response Benefit program since the program was launched: (a) what was the number of double payments made under the program; (b) what is the value of the payments in (a); (c) what is the value of double payments made in (b) that have been recouped by the government; (d) what is the number of payments made to applications that were suspected or deemed to be fraudulent; (e) what is the value of the payments in (d); and (f) what is the value recouped by the government related to payments in (e)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-684.
2021-06-16 [p.1120]
Q-685 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to Corporations Canada and the deregistration of federally incorporated businesses since 2016, broken down by year: (a) how many businesses have deregistered their corporation; and (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by type of business? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-685.
2021-06-16 [p.1120]
Q-686 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the government’s requirements for hotels being used as quarantine facilities: (a) what specific obligations do the hotels have with regard to security standards; (b) what specific measures has the government taken to ensure these security standards are being met; (c) how many instances have occurred where government inspectors have found that the security standards of these hotels were not being met; (d) of the instances in (c), how many times did the security failures jeopardize the safety of (i) the individuals staying in the facility, (ii) public health or the general public; (e) are hotels required to verify that someone has received a negative test prior to leaving the facility, and, if so, how is this specifically being done; and (f) how many individuals have left these facilities without receiving a negative test result? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-686.
2021-06-16 [p.1121]
Q-687 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the government’s requirements for hotels to become a government-authorized hotel for the purpose of quarantining returning international air travellers: (a) what specific obligations do the hotels have with regard to security standards; (b) what specific measures has the government taken to ensure these security standards are being met; (c) how many instances have occurred where government inspectors have found that the security standards of these hotels were not being met; (d) of the instances in (c), how many times did the security failures jeopardize the safety of (i) the individuals staying in the facility, (ii) public health or the general public; (e) how many criminal acts have been reported since the hotel quarantine requirement began at each of the properties designated as a government-authorized hotel; (f) what is the breakdown of (e) by type of offence; (g) are the hotels required to verify that someone has received a negative test prior to leaving the facility, and, if so, how is this specifically being done; (h) how many individuals have left these hotels prior to or without receiving a negative test result; and (i) how does the government track whether or not individuals have left these hotels prior to receiving a negative test result? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-687.
2021-06-16 [p.1121]
Q-688 — Ms. Shin (Port Moody—Coquitlam) — With regard to the requirement that entails individuals entering Canada for compassionate reasons to seek an exemption online, the problems with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) online system, and the resulting actions from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA): (a) what is the total number of international travellers arriving at Canadian airports who were denied entry, broken down by month since March 18, 2020; (b) how many individuals in (a) were (i) immediately sent back to their country of origin, (ii) permitted to remain in Canada pending an appeal or deportation; (c) what is the number of instances where the PHAC did not make a decision on an application for exemptions on compassionate reasons prior to the traveller’s arrival, or scheduled arrival in Canada; (d) of the instances in (c), where PHAC did not make a decision on time, was the reason due to (i) technical glitches that caused the PHAC to miss the application, (ii) other reasons, broken down by reason; (e) for the instances where the PHAC did not make a decision on time, was the traveller (i) still permitted entry in Canada, (ii) denied entry; and (f) what specific recourse do travellers arriving for compassionate reasons have when they encounter problems with the CBSA or other officials due to the PHAC not making a decision on time? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-688.
2021-06-16 [p.1122]
Q-689 — Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain) — With regard to expenditures on social media influencers, including any contracts which would use social media influencers as part of a public relations campaign since January 1, 2021: (a) what are the details of all such expenditures, including the (i) vendor, (ii) amount, (iii) campaign description, (iv) date of the contract, (v) name or handle of the influencer; and (b) for each campaign that paid an influencer, was there a requirement to make public, as part of a disclaimer, the fact that the influencer was being paid by the government, and, if not, why not? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-689.
2021-06-16 [p.1122]
Q-690 — Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain) — With regard to all monetary and non-monetary contracts, grants, agreements and arrangements entered into by the government, including any department, agency, Crown corporation or other government entity, with FLIR Lorex Inc., FLIR Systems , Lorex Technology Inc, March Networks, or Rx Networks Inc., since January 1, 2016: what are the details of such contracts, grants, agreements, or arrangements, including for each (i) the company, (ii) the date, (iii) the amount or value, (iv) the start and end date, (v) the summary of terms, (vi) whether or not the item was made public through proactive disclosure, (vii) the specific details of goods or services provided to the government as a result of the contract, grant, agreement or arrangement, (viii) the related government program, if applicable? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-690.
2021-06-16 [p.1122]
Q-691 — Mr. Hoback (Prince Albert) — With regard to the deal reached between the government and Pfizer Inc. for COVID-19 vaccine doses through 2024: (a) what COVID-19 modelling was used to develop the procurement agreement; and (b) what specific delivery timetables were agreed to? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-691.
2021-06-16 [p.1122]
Q-692 — Mr. Hoback (Prince Albert) — With regard to the testimony of the CEO of BioPharma Services at the House of Commons' Standing Committee on International Trade on Friday, April 23, 2021, pertaining to potential future waves of COVID-19 and the need for trading blocs: (a) have the Minister of Finance and her department been directed to plan supports for Canadians affected by subsequent waves of the virus through 2026; (b) what is the current status of negotiations or discussions the government has entered into with our allies about the creation of trading blocs for vaccines and personal protective equipment; (c) which specific countries have been involved in discussions about potential trading blocs; and (d) what are the details of all meetings where negotiations or discussions that have occurred about potential trading, including the (i) date, (ii) participants, (iii) countries represented by participants, (iv) meeting agenda and summary? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-692.
2021-06-16 [p.1123]
Q-694 — Ms. Dancho (Kildonan—St. Paul) — With regard to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit payments being sent to prisoners in federal or provincial or territorial correctional facilities: (a) how many CERB benefit payments were made to incarcerated individuals; (b) what is the value of the payments made to incarcerated individuals; (c) what is the value of the payments in (b) which were later recouped by the government as of April 28, 2021; (d) how many payments were intercepted and or blocked by Correctional Service Canada staff; (e) what is the breakdown of (d) by correctional institution; and (f) how many of the payments in (a) were sent to individuals in (i) federal correctional facilities, (ii) provincial or territorial correctional facilities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-694.
2021-06-16 [p.1123]
Q-696 — Mrs. Kusie (Calgary Midnapore) — With regard to the negotiations between the government and major Canadian airlines that are related to financial assistance, since November 8, 2020: what are the details of all meetings, including any virtual meetings, held between the government and major airlines, including, for each meeting, the (i) date, (ii) number of government representatives, broken down by department and agency, and, if ministers' offices were represented, how many representatives of each office were present, (iii) number of airline representatives, including a breakdown of which airlines were represented and how many representatives of each airline were present? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-696.
2021-06-16 [p.1123]
Q-697 — Mrs. Wong (Richmond Centre) — With regard to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO): (a) broken down by end of fiscal year, between fiscal years 2011-12 to 2020-21, how many trademark examiners were (i) employed, (ii) contracted by the CIPO; (b) what percentage in (a) were employed with a residence within the National Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau, by the end of fiscal years 2015-16 to 2020-21; (c) broken down by fiscal year, during each fiscal year from 2011-12 to 2020-21, how many trademark examiners were (i) hired, (ii) terminated, broken down by (A) for cause and (B) not for cause; (d) is there a requirement for bilingualism for trademark examiners, and, if so, what level of other-official language fluency is required; (e) is there a requirement that trademark examiners reside within the National Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau, and, if so, how many trademark examiner candidates have refused offers of employment, and how many trademark examiners have ceased employment, due to such a requirement in the fiscal years from 2011-12 to 2020-21; (f) what was the (i) mean, (ii) median time of a trademark application, for each of the fiscal years between 2011-12 and 2020-21, between filing and a first office action (approval or examiner’s report); (g) for the answer in (f), since June 17, 2019, how many were filed under the (i) direct system, (ii) Madrid System; (h) for the answer in (g), what are the mean and median time, broken down by month for each system since June 17, 2019; (i) does the CIPO prioritize the examination of Madrid system trademark applications designating Canada over direct trademark applications, and, if so, what priority treatment is given; (j) as many applicants and trademark agents have not received correspondence from the CIPO by regular mail and prefer electronic correspondence, does the CIPO have systems in place to allow trademarks examiners and other trademarks staff to send all correspondence by e-mail to applicants and trademark agents of record, and, if not, is the CIPO looking into implementing such system; (k) when is the anticipated date for the execution of such system; (l) what is Canada’s ranking with other countries, as to the speed of trademark examination; and (m) what countries, if any, have a longer period of time between filing and a first office action (approval or examiner’s report) for trademarks compared to Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-697.
2021-06-16 [p.1124]
Q-699 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the Fiscal Stabilization Program under the Federal-Provincial Arrangements Act, since January 1, 1987: (a) what is the breakdown of every payment or refund made to provinces, broken down by (i) date, (ii) province, (iii) payment amount, (iv) revenue lost by the province, (v) payment as a proportion of revenue lost, (vi) the value of the payment in amount per capita; (b) how many claims have been submitted to the Minister of Finance by each province since its inception, broken down by province and date; (c) how many claims have been accepted, broken down by province and date; and (d) how many claims have been rejected, broken down by province and date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-699.
2021-06-16 [p.1124]
Q-700 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to voluntary compliance undertakings (VCU) and board orders by the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB), since January 1, 2016: (a) what is the total amount of money that has been made payable from pharmaceutical companies to her Majesty in right of Canada through voluntary compliance undertakings and board orders, both sum total, broken down by (i) company, (ii) product, (iii) summary of guideline application, (iv) amount charged, (v) date; (b) how is the money processed by the PMPRB; (c) how much of the intake from VCUs and board orders are counted as revenue for the PMPRB; (d) how much of the intake from VCUs and board orders are considered revenue for Health Canada; (e) as the Public Accounts lists capital inflow from VCUs as revenue, what has the PMPRB done with the inflow; and (f) who decides the distribution of the capital inflow from VCUs? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-700.
2021-06-16 [p.1125]
Q-701 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) and the proposed amendments to the “Patented Medicines Regulations”, also referred to as the PMPRB Guidelines, since January 1, 2017: (a) how many organizations, advocacy groups, and members of industry or stakeholders have been consulted, both sum total and broken down in an itemized list by (i) name, (ii) summary of their feedback, (iii) date; (b) how many stakeholders expressed positive feedback about the proposed guidelines; (c) how many stakeholders expressed negative feedback about the proposed guidelines; (d) what is the threshold of negative feedback needed to delay implementation of the proposed guidelines as has been done previously in mid 2020, and start of 2021; (e) have there been any requests made by PMPRB executives to Health Canada officials to delay the implementation of the proposed regulations; and (f) how many times were these requests rejected by Health Canada officials? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-701.
2021-06-16 [p.1125]
Q-702 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to reports, studies, assessments, consultations, evaluations and deliverables prepared for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation since January 1, 2016: what are the details of all such deliverables, including the (i) date that the deliverable was finished, (ii) title, (iii) summary of recommendations, (iv) file number, (v) website where the deliverable is available online, if applicable, (vi) value of the contract related to the deliverable? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-702.
2021-06-16 [p.1125]
Q-704 — Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) — With regard to government data relating to the Cannabis Act (2018) Part 14 Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes, broken down by month, year, and province or territory since 2018: (a) how many active personal or designated production registrations were authorized for amounts equal to or above 25 grams per person, per day: (b) how many active personal or designated production registrations are authorized for amounts equal to or above 100 grams per person, per day; (c) how many registrations for the production of cannabis at the same location exist in Canada that allow two, three and four registered persons; (d) of the locations that allow two, three and four registered persons to grow cannabis, how many site locations contain registrations authorized to produce amounts equal to or above 25 grams per person, per day; (e) how many site locations contain registrations authorized to produce amounts equal to or above 100 grams per person, per day; (f) how many Health Canada or other government inspections of these operations were completed each month; (g) how many of those inspections yielded violations, broken down by location; and (h) how many resulted in withdrawal of one or more licences? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-704.
2021-06-16 [p.1126]
Q-706 — Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to COVID-19 specimen collection from travellers completed at Canada’s ports of entry and through at home specimen collection kits: (a) what company performs the tests of specimens collected from each port of entry; (b) what company performs the tests of at home specimen collection kits; (c) what city and laboratory are specimens collected from each port of entry, sent to for processing; (d) what city and laboratory are at home specimen collection kits processed; (e) what procurement process did the government undertake in selecting companies to collect and process COVID-19 specimens; (f) what companies submitted bids to collect and process COVID-19 specimens; (g) what are the details of the bids submitted by companies in (f); and (h) what are the details of the contracts entered into between the government and any companies that have been hired to collect and process COVID-19 specimens? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-706.
2021-06-16 [p.1126]
Q-707 — Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) requests submitted to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC): (a) what is the current inventory of requests and broken down by the type of request; (b) what is the average processing time of each type of request; (c) what percentage of requests have received extensions in response time and broken down by the type of request; (d) what is the breakdown of the percentage of requests in (c) according to reasons for extensions; (e) what is the average length of extensions for response time overall and for each type of request; (f) what is the average number of extensions for response time overall and for each type of request; (g) what percentage of requests have had exemptions applied; (h) what is the breakdown of the percentage in (g) according to the reasons for exemptions; (i) how many complaints regarding the ATIP process has IRCC received since January 1, 2020, broken down by month; and (j) what is the breakdown of the number of complaints in (i) according to the type of complaint? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-707.
2021-06-16 [p.1126]
Q-708 — Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offices: (a) what lines of business are processed at each case processing centre (CPC), the centralized intake office (CIO), and the Operations Support Centre (OSC); (b) what lines of business in (a) are not currently being processed at each CPC, the CIO, and the OSC; (c) how many applications have been (i) submitted, (ii) approved, (iii) refused, (iv) processed for each line of business, at each CPC, the CIO, and the OSC since January 1, 2020, broken down by month; (d) what is the current processing times and service standard processing times for each line of business at each CPC, the CIO, the OSC; (e) what is the operating status of each IRCC in-person office in Canada; (f) what services are provided at each IRCC in-person office in Canada; (g) what services in (f) are currently (i) available, (ii) unavailable, (iii) offered at limited capacity, at each IRCC in-person office in Canada; (h) what lines of business are processed at each IRCC visa office located in Canadian embassies, high commissions, and consulates; (i) how many applications have been (i) submitted, (ii) approved, (iii) refused, (iv) processed, for each line of business processed at each IRCC visa office in (h) since January 1, 2020, broken down by month; and (j) what is the current processing times and standard processing times for each line of business processed at each IRCC visa office in (h)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-708.
2021-06-16 [p.1127]
Q-709 — Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) — With regard to correspondence received by the Minister of Canadian Heritage or the Office of the Prime Minister related to internet censorship or increased regulation of posts on social media sites, since January 1, 2019: (a) how many pieces of correspondence were received; and (b) how many pieces of correspondence asked for more internet censorship or regulation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-709.
2021-06-16 [p.1127]
Q-710 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to the planning of the government’s announcement on April 29, 2021, about the launch of an independent external comprehensive review of the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces and reports that some of those involved in the announcement, including Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan, did not learn about their new roles until the morning of the announcement: (a) on what date was Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan informed that she would become the Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture, and how was she informed; (b) on what date was Louise Arbour informed that she would be head of the review; (c) was the decision to launch this review made before or after Elder Marques testified at the Standing Committee on National Defence that Katie Telford had knowledge about the accusations against General Vance; and (d) if the decision in (c) was made prior to Mr. Marques’ testimony, what proof does the government have to back-up that claim? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-710.
2021-06-16 [p.1127]
Q-711 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to free rapid COVID-19 tests distributed by the government directly to companies for the screening of close-contact employees: (a) how many tests were distributed; (b) which companies received the tests; and (c) how many tests did each company in (b) receive? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-711.
2021-06-16 [p.1128]
Q-712 — Mr. Shields (Bow River) — With regard to contracts awarded by the government to former public servants since January 1, 2020, broken down by department, agency, or other government entity: (a) how many contracts have been awarded to former public servants; (b) what is the total value of those contracts; and (c) what are the details of each such contract, including the (i) date the contract was signed, (ii) description of the goods or services, including the volume, (iii) final amount, (iv) vendor, (v) start and end date of contract? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-712.
2021-06-16 [p.1128]
Q-713 — Mr. Paul-Hus (Charlesbourg—Haute-Saint-Charles) — With regard to sole-sourced contracts signed by the government since February 1, 2020, broken down by department, agency, or other government entity: (a) how many contracts have been sole-sourced; (b) what is the total value of those contracts; and (c) what are the details of each sole-sourced contract, including the (i) date, (ii) description of the goods or services, including the volume, (iii) final amount, (iv) vendor, (v) country of the vendor? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-713.
2021-06-16 [p.1128]
Q-714 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — With regard to the RCMP’s National Security Criminal Investigations Program, broken down by year since 2015: (a) how many RCMP officers or other personnel were assigned to the program; and (b) what was the program’s budget or total expenditures? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-714.
2021-06-16 [p.1128]
Q-716 — Mr. Dalton (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge) — With regard to the Interim Protocol for the use of Southern B.C. commercial anchorages: (a) how many (i) days each of the anchorage locations was occupied from January 2019 to March 2021, broken down by month, (ii) complaints received related to vessels occupying these anchorages, between January 1, 2019, and March 31, 2021; and (b) why did the public posting of interim reports cease at the end of 2018? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-716.
2021-06-16 [p.1128]
Q-717 — Mr. Dalton (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge) — With regard to federal transfer payments to Indigenous communities in British Columbia: (a) what is the total amount of federal transfer payments in fiscal years 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21; and (b) of the amounts provided in (a), what amounts were provided specifically to Metis communities? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-717.
2021-06-16 [p.1128]
Q-718 — Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville) — With regard to funding provided by the government to the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS): (a) what requirements and stipulations apply for the CAEFS in securing, spending, and reporting financial support received from the government; and (b) what has the government communicated to the CAEFS with respect to the enforcement of Interim Policy Bulletin 584 before and after the coming into force of Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code, on June 19, 2017? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-718.
2021-06-16 [p.1129]
Q-719 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to government funding in the riding of South Okanagan—West Kootenay, for each fiscal year since 2018-19 inclusive: (a) what are the details of all grants, contributions, and loans to any organization, body, or group, broken down by (i) name of the recipient, (ii) municipality of the recipient, (iii) date on which the funding was received, (iv) amount received, (v) department or agency providing the funding, (vi) program under which the grant, contribution, or loan was made, (vii) nature or purpose; and (b) for each grant, contribution and loan in (a), was a press release issued to announce it and, if so, what is the (i) date, (ii) headline, (iii) file number of the press release? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-719.
2021-06-16 [p.1129]
Q-722 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to COVID-19 vaccines and having to throw them away due to spoilage or expiration: (a) how much spoilage and waste has been identified; (b) what is the spoilage and waste breakdowns by province; and (c) what is the cost to taxpayers for the loss of spoiled vaccines? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-722.
2021-06-16 [p.1129]
Q-724 — Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon) — With regard to the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive (FTHBI) announced by the government in 2019, from September 1, 2019, to date: (a) how many applicants have applied for a mortgage through the FTHBI, broken down by province or territory and municipality; (b) of the applicants in (a), how many applicants have been approved and accepted mortgages through the FTHBI, broken down by province or territory and municipality; (c) of the applicants in (b), how many approved applicants have been issued the incentive in the form of a shared equity mortgage; (d) what is the total value of incentives (shared equity mortgages) under the program that have been issued, in dollars; (e) for those applicants who have been issued mortgages through the FTHBI, what is that value of each of the mortgage loans; (f) for those applicants who have been issued mortgages through the FTHBI, what is that mean value of the mortgage loan; (g) what is the total aggregate amount of money lent to homebuyers through the FTHBI to date; (h) for mortgages approved through the FTHBI, what is the breakdown of the percentage of loans originated with each lender comprising more than 5 per cent of total loans issued; (i) for mortgages approved through the FTHBI, what is the breakdown of the value of outstanding loans insured by each Canadian mortgage insurance company as a percentage of total loans in force; and (j) what date will the promised FTHBI program updates announced in the 2020 Fall Economic Statement be implemented? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-724.
2021-06-16 [p.1130]
Private Members' Business
At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2021-06-16 [p.1130]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Mr. Falk (Provencher), — That Bill C-269, An Act to amend the Fisheries Act (prohibition — deposit of raw sewage), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
The debate continued.
2021-06-16 [p.1130]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-06-16 [p.1130]
A question of privilege having been raised by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), the Speaker ruled that there was a prima facie case of privilege;
Whereupon, Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), moved, — That the House find the Public Health Agency of Canada to be in contempt for its failure to obey the order of the House, adopted on June 2, 2021, as well as the orders of the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations, adopted on March 31 and May 10, 2021, and, accordingly, order its President to attend at the bar of the House, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions on the second sitting day following the adoption of this order, for the purposes of (a) receiving, on behalf of the Agency, an admonishment delivered by the Speaker; and (b) delivering up the documents ordered by the House, on June 2, 2021, to be produced, so that they may be deposited with the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel under the terms of that order.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-06-16 [p.1130]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Thursday, June 17, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-06-16 [p.1130]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-30, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other measures, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments;
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
And of Motion No. 2 of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), — That Bill C-30 be amended by restoring Clause 158 as follows:158 Subsection 14(1) of the Canadian Securities Regulation Regime Transition Office Act is replaced by the following:14 (1) The Minister may make direct payments, in an aggregate amount not exceeding $119,500,000, or any greater amount that may be specified in an appropriation Act, to the Transition Office for its use.
The debate continued on Motion No. 2.
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
Pursuant to Standing Order 66(2), the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), seconded by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), — That the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented on Monday, April 12, 2021, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 7)
The debate continued.
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 66(2) and order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
A message was received from the Senate as follows:
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, without amendment.
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the table as follows:
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Act, S.C. 2005, c. 46, sbs. 38(1) and (3.3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1000-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2021-06-16 [p.1131]
— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Actuarial Report on the Benefit Plan financed through the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Dependants) Pension Fund for the period of April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension Continuation Act, R.S. 1970, c. R-10, sbs. 56(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-230-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-06-16 [p.1132]
Adjournment Proceedings
At 1:25 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.
After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.
2021-06-15 [p.1108]
Adjournment
Accordingly, at 8:37 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-06-15 [p.1105]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner entitled "Ratansi Report", dated June 2021, 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. 8527-432-22.
2021-06-15 [p.1105]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Commissioner of Lobbying for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Lobbying Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), s. 11. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1017-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2021-06-15 [p.1105]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Report of the Information Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 38 and s. 40(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-734-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2021-06-15 [p.1105]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— No. 432-00954 concerning the environment;
— Nos. 432-00955 and 432-00958 concerning foreign affairs;
— Nos. 432-00956, 432-00957 and 432-00959 concerning justice;
— No. 432-00960 concerning health.
2021-06-15 [p.1106]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Joly (Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages), seconded by Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-06-15 [p.1106]
Mr. Dubourg (Bourassa), from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the fifth report of the committee, "Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Government’s Ability to Deliver Information and Services in Both Official Languages". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-159.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 8, 10, 11, 13, 18, 23, 25 and 30 to 35) was tabled.
2021-06-15 [p.1106]
Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Caregivers: Taking Care of Those Who Care for Veterans". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-160.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 13, 14, 16, 20, 28 and 30) was tabled.
2021-06-15 [p.1106]
Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), from the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented the ninth report of the committee, "Challenges Faced by Women Living in Rural, Remote and Northern Communities in Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-161.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 7, 13, 15, 17, 29, 38 and 40) was tabled.
2021-06-15 [p.1106]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
— by Mr. Dong (Don Valley North), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-01117);
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
— by Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia), one concerning infrastructure (No. 432-01118);
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning health (No. 432-01119) and one concerning the environment (No. 432-01120).
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), moved, — That the House agree that section 45 of the Constitution Act, 1982, grants Quebec and the provinces exclusive jurisdiction to amend their respective constitutions and acknowledge the will of Quebec to enshrine in its constitution that Quebeckers form a nation, that French is the only official language of Quebec and that it is also the common language of the Quebec nation.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
The Speaker declared null and void all amendments to clauses 8 to 47, including new clause 13.1, except the amendment to clause 23, in Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, as adopted by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, and ordered that they be struck from the bill as reported and that the bill be reprinted.
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2021-06-15 [p.1107]
At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
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