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2021-01-27 [p.467]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, Bill S-1001, An Act respecting Girl Guides of Canada, be deemed read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.
2020-12-07 [p.380]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-12-07 [p.380]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 33 -- Vote no 33) - View vote details.
YEAS: 210, NAYS: 118
(See list under Division No. 30)
Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.
2020-12-07 [p.381]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-12-07 [p.381]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 37 -- Vote no 37) - View vote details.
YEAS: 210, NAYS: 118
(See list under Division No. 30)
Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.
2020-12-03 [p.349]
Pursuant to order made Wednesday, December 2, 2020, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.
2020-12-03 [p.349]
Group No. 1
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on Motion No. 2 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 25 to 31 on page 3.
The question was put on Motion No. 2 and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 26 -- Vote no 26) - View vote details.
YEAS: 113, NAYS: 204
Accordingly, Motion No. 3 was also negatived on the same division.
2020-12-03 [p.351]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(9), Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Vandal (Minister of Northern Affairs), moved, — That the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
2020-12-03 [p.351]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 27 -- Vote no 27) - View vote details.
YEAS: 213, NAYS: 103
Accordingly, the bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage and ordered for a third reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-12-02 [p.342]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, the report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), shall be disposed of as follows:
(a) on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at the conclusion of Adjournment Proceedings, the motion to adjourn the House is deemed withdrawn, and the House shall proceed to Government Orders to resume consideration of the bill at report stage for a period not to exceed four hours, provided that at the conclusion of the time provided for debate 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 said stage of the bill, and the House shall adjourn until the next sitting day;
(b) any recorded division requested at the conclusion of debate at report stage on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, shall be deferred to the conclusion of Oral Questions at the next sitting day to dispose of the said stage; and
(c) during any period of debate held pursuant to this order, no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.
2020-12-02 [p.343]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;
And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).
2020-12-02 [p.343]
Group No. 1
Motion No. 2 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 25 to 31 on page 3.
2020-12-02 [p.344]
Motion No. 3 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 5 with the following:“(i) ensure that there are at least 120 clear days between”.
The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.
2020-12-02 [p.345]
Pursuant to order made earlier today, the House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;
And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).
The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.
2020-12-02 [p.345]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;
And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).
The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.
2020-12-02 [p.345]
The question was put on Motion No. 2 and, pursuant to order made earlier today, the recorded division, which also applies to Motion No. 3, was deferred until Thursday, December 3, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2020-11-30 [p.331]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;
And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).
2020-11-30 [p.331]
Group No. 1
Motion No. 2 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 25 to 31 on page 3.
2020-11-30 [p.331]
Motion No. 3 of Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 5 with the following:“(i) ensure that there are at least 120 clear days between”.
The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.
2020-11-30 [p.334]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;
And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).
The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.
2020-11-27 [p.325]
The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.
2020-11-27 [p.325]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:
Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 3.
2020-11-27 [p.325]
Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by deleting lines 25 to 31 on page 3.
2020-11-27 [p.325]
Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), seconded by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-7, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 5 with the following:“(i) ensure that there are at least 120 clear days between”.
2020-11-27 [p.329]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-7, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments;
And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 2 and 3).
The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.
2020-11-16 [p.239]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, report stage Motions Nos. 1 and 2 to Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, standing on the Notice Paper in the name of the Minister of Justice, be deemed adopted and that the House proceed immediately to the putting of the question on the motion for concurrence at report stage, provided that if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred and the bill may be debated at third reading stage during the same sitting.
2020-11-16 [p.239]
The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.
Pursuant to order made earlier today, Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage) for Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence), moved, — That the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage with further amendments.
2020-11-16 [p.240]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, the bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage with further amendments.
2020-11-06 [p.233]
Pursuant to order made Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), as reported by a committee of the whole without amendment.
Notice of the royal recommendation was given on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance as follows:
Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))
Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled "An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy)".
2020-11-06 [p.233]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 1.
2020-11-06 [p.233]
Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), seconded by Ms. Normandin (Saint-Jean), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-9, in Clause 2, be amended
(a) by adding after line 34 on page 3 the following:
“(5.1) The definition eligible entity in subsection 125.7(1) of the Act is amended by striking out “(entité déterminée)” at the end of paragraph (f) and by adding the following after that paragraph:It does not include a political party within the meaning of subsection 2(1) of the Canada Elections Act or of any Act of the legislature of a province relating to provincial, municipal or school board elections. (entité déterminée)”;
(b) by replacing line 20 on page 14 with the following:
“(23) Subsections (1) to (10), except subsection (5.1), and subsections (14) to (17) are”;
(c) by replacing line 35 on page 14 with the following:
“(24) Subsections (5.1), (11) to (13) and (18) to (22) are”.
2020-11-06 [p.235]
The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy), as reported by a committee of the whole without amendment;
And of Motion No. 1.
The debate continued on Motion No. 1.
2020-11-06 [p.235]
The question was put on Motion No. 1 and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 21 -- Vote no 21) - View vote details.
YEAS: 144, NAYS: 171
2020-11-06 [p.237]
Accordingly, pursuant to order made Wednesday, November 4, 2020, the bill was deemed concurred in at report stage on division and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
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.
2020-09-29 [p.43]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 6 -- Vote no 6) - View vote details.
YEAS: 307, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-4, An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.
2020-09-28 [p.23]
Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the bill standing on the Order Paper, entitled An Act relating to certain measures in response to COVID-19, be disposed of as follows:
(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred;
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed;
(d) until the said bill is disposed of at second reading or read a third time, whichever is later, the House shall not adjourn except pursuant to a motion proposed by a minister of the Crown; and
(e) no motion to adjourn the debate may be proposed except by a minister of the Crown. (Government Business No. 1)
Debate arose thereon.
2020-07-21 [p.524]
At 3:06 p.m., pursuant to order made Monday, July 20, 2020, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made Monday, July 20, 2020, Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.
2020-07-20 [p.497]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) a bill in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time and ordered for consideration at second reading later this day and on Tuesday, July 21, 2020;
(b) at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put without further debate or amendment all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred;
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed;
(d) when the bill has been read a third time and passed, the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, July 22, 2020, pursuant to order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020;
(e) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security and the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations be added to the list of committees in paragraph (e) of the order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020; and
(f) the application of Standing Orders 15 and 17 be suspended until Monday, September 21, 2020.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.
2020-05-13 [p.424]
Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), moved, — That, pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, be disposed of as follows:
(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may each speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred; and
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division. (Government Business No. 6)
2020-05-13 [p.424]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
2020-04-29 [p.410]
Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That, pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada Emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), be disposed of as follows:
(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may each speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred; and
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division. (Government Business No. 5)
2020-04-29 [p.411]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
2020-04-11 [p.335]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) the application of Standing Orders 15, 17 and 56.1 be suspended for the current sitting;
(b) the government responses to petitions 431-00046 to 431-00123 be tabled immediately and that those to questions on the Order Paper numbered Q-260 to Q-308 and Q-310 to Q-368 be made into orders for return and that the said returns be tabled immediately;
(c) Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and this day shall not be considered as sitting days for the purposes of Standing Orders 34(1), 37(3), 51(1) and 110 and subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons;
(d) a bill in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time and ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(e) Statements by Ministers be taken up immediately following the adoption of this order and that a member of the Green Party also be permitted to reply to the statement;
(f) following the responses to the ministerial statement, the House shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic for a period not exceeding two hours provided that, during the proceedings of the committee, (i) the Speaker may preside, (ii) the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair, (iii) the Chair shall call members in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions, (iv) no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes at a time which may be used for posing questions to a minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister, (v) members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair; and at the conclusion of the time provided for the proceedings, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the committee shall rise;
(g) when the committee of the whole rises, the House shall begin debate on the motion for second reading of the bill referred to in paragraph (d); a member of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred and that, if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division;
(h) when the bill referred to in paragraph (d) has been read the third time and passed, the House shall adjourn until Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28, and, for greater certainty, the provisions of paragraphs (m) to (p) of the order adopted on Friday, March 13, 2020, and subparagraph (f)(ii) and paragraphs (i) to (m) of the order adopted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, remain in effect;
(i) during the period the House stands adjourned, the House may be recalled, under the provisions of Standing Order 28(3), to consider measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 and the impacts on the lives of Canadians;
(j) if, during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly, provided that, in the event of the Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker or either of the Assistant Deputy Speakers shall act in the Speaker’s stead for all the purposes of this paragraph;
(k) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, any return, report or other paper required to be laid before the House in accordance with any act of Parliament, or in pursuance of any order of this House, may be deposited with the Clerk of the House on any Wednesday, provided that committee reports presented pursuant to an order of this House may be deposited at any time; and such return, report or other paper shall be deposited electronically and shall be deemed for all purposes to have been presented to or laid before the House;
(l) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Standing Committee on Health, the Standing Committee on Finance, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology may hold meetings for the sole purpose of receiving evidence related to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that, at such meetings, (i) committee members shall attend and witnesses shall participate via either videoconference or teleconference, (ii) committee members attending by videoconference or teleconference shall be counted for the purposes of quorum, (iii) proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website, (iv) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email, and further provided that these committees (v) shall each meet at least once per week, unless the whips of all recognized parties agree not to hold a meeting, (vi) may each receive evidence which may otherwise exceed the committee’s mandate under Standing Order 108, (vii) shall meet within 48 hours of the receipt by email, by the clerk of the committee, of a request signed by any four members of the committee;
(m) the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to study ways in which members can fulfill their parliamentary duties while the House stands adjourned on account of public health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the temporary modification of certain procedures, sittings in alternate locations and technological solutions including a virtual Parliament, provided that (i) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the provisions applying to committees enumerated in paragraph (l) shall also apply to the committee, however, the committee may consider motions related to the adoption of a draft report on this topic, (ii) the committee be instructed to present a report no later than May 15, 2020, (iii) any report which is adopted pursuant to subparagraph (ii) may be submitted electronically with the Clerk of the House, and shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House at that date;
(n) in addition to receiving evidence, the committees enumerated in paragraphs l) and m) of this order, while meeting by videoconference or teleconference, may also consider motions requesting or scheduling specific witnesses, and these motions shall be decided by way of a recorded vote;
(o) for the purposes of committee meetings convened under paragraphs (l) and (m), priority for the use of House resources shall be given, in the following order, to (i) meetings of the Standing Committee on Health, (ii) meetings of the Standing Committee on Finance, (iii) meetings which are specified by the agreement of the whips of all recognized parties, (iv) all other meetings, in the order in which the meetings were convened;
(p) the House call on the Auditor General of Canada to conduct an audit of (i) the spending undertaken pursuant to the Public Health Events of National Concern Payments Act, (ii) the exercise of the provisions of the Financial Administration Act, and the Borrowing Authority Act enacted by Part 8 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, and that the Auditor General report his findings to the House no later than June 1, 2021;
(q) the House call upon the government to take such measures as are necessary to ensure that the Auditor General has sufficient resources to conduct the work he has been asked by the House to do, including the audits called for in this order and the orders adopted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, and Friday, March 13, 2020;
(r) the government implement measures without delay to address gaps in the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), or other programs, existing or proposed, to address the needs of seasonal workers, those who have exhausted their Employment Insurance benefits, students, owner/operators, those who continue to receive a modest income from part-time work, royalties, and honoraria, and that, in addition, the government work to ensure essential workers who receive low wages will receive additional income support during this time of crisis, and commit that those who have applied in good faith for and received benefits through CERB or other programs to support them through this crisis will not be unjustly penalized;
(s) the government implement, in the short-term, support measures for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises, which will be partially non-refundable, with the primary objective of maintaining jobs and reducing debt related to fixed costs, while maintaining access to liquidity in the form of loans; and
(t) the House note that the measures included in An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant), the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, and the bill referred to in paragraph (d) are for the purpose of dealing with the unique circumstances and the time period of the COVID-19 situation and recovery.
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2020-04-11 [p.373]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
2020-03-25 [p.328]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) the application of Standing Orders 17, 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b) and 56.1 be suspended for the current sitting, provided that the responses to petitions and questions on the Order Paper otherwise due shall be tabled at the next sitting of the House;
(b) ways and means motion No. 4, notice of which was laid upon the table earlier this day, be concurred in, that a bill based thereon in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time and ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(c) following the adoption of this order, the House shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic for a period not exceeding one hour and provided that the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair; that during the proceedings of the committee, the Chair shall call members in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions; no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes which may be used for posing questions to a minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister; members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair; and at the conclusion of the time provided for the proceedings, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the committee shall rise;
(d) when the committee of the whole rises, the House shall begin debate on the motion for second reading of the bill referred to in paragraph (b); a member of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the said motion for not more than 10 minutes, followed by five minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred and that, if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed;
(e) when the bill referred to in paragraph (b) has been read the third time and passed, the House shall adjourn until Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28, and, for greater certainty, the provisions of paragraphs (m) to (p) of the order adopted on Friday, March 13, 2020, remain in effect;
(f) if, during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly, provided that (i) in the event of the Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker or either of the Assistant Deputy Speakers shall act in the Speaker’s stead for all the purposes of this paragraph, (ii) in the event the House remains adjourned beyond April 20, 2020, pursuant to this paragraph, the words “May 1” and “May 31” in Standing Order 81(4)(a) shall be deemed to read “May 27” and “June 15”, respectively;
(g) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the House may be recalled, under the provisions of Standing Order 28(3), to consider measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 and the impacts on the lives of Canadians;
(h) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Health and the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance shall each convene a meeting of their respective committee (i) at least once per week, unless the whips of all four recognized parties agree to not hold a meeting, (ii) within 48 hours of the receipt by email, by the clerk of the committee, of a request signed by any four members of the committee; that during such meetings, committee members shall attend and witnesses shall participate via either videoconferencing or teleconferencing; and that the committees meet for the sole purpose of receiving evidence concerning matters related to the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that, for greater certainty, each committee may receive evidence which may otherwise exceed the committee’s mandate under Standing Order 108(2), all such meetings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website, and notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email;
(i) starting the week of March 30, 2020, the Minister of Finance or his delegate shall provide the Standing Committee on Finance with a bi-weekly report on all actions undertaken pursuant to parts 3, 8 and 19 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act and shall appear before the committee to discuss the report, provided that, until April 20, 2020, or any date to which the adjournment period is extended pursuant to paragraph (f), if the committee is not satisfied with how the government is exercising its powers under the act, it may adopt a motion during a meeting by videoconference or teleconference to report this to the House by depositing a report with the Clerk of the House which shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House on that day;
(j) upon the presentation of any report pursuant to paragraph (i), the Speaker shall recall the House to consider a motion to take note of the report of the committee which shall be deemed to be proposed and have precedence over all other business that day, provided that proceedings shall expire when debate thereon has concluded or at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment and that at least 48 hours’ notice shall be given for any sitting held pursuant to this paragraph;
(k) the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to commence a review of the provisions and operation of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act within six months of the day on which the act receives royal assent and to report its findings to the House no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2021, provided that the report may be deposited with the Clerk of the House when the House stands adjourned and it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House on that day;
(l) within 30 sitting days of the resumption of regular sittings of the House pursuant to paragraph (e) or (f) of this order, the government table a comprehensive report of all activities undertaken pursuant to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act and that this report be permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance; and
(m) the House call upon the government to provide regular updates to representatives of recognized and unrecognized opposition parties on its management of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a bi-weekly conference call between the finance critics of opposition parties and the Minister of Finance.
2020-03-24 [p.331]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-13, An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.
2020-03-13 [p.315]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, following the adoption of this order, the House shall stand adjourned until Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that:
(a) the House shall be deemed to have adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28;
(b) for the supply period ending on March 26, 2020, the eighth allotted day shall be the final allotted day;
(c) the order for the deferred recorded division on the opposition motion standing in the name of the member for Vancouver Kingsway, considered on March 12, 2020, be discharged and the motion be deemed adopted on division;
(d) the motions to concur in Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2020, and interim supply for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2021, be deemed adopted on division and the appropriation bills based thereon be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time, deemed read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole on division, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, deemed read a third time and passed on division;
(e) there shall be 10 allotted days in the supply period ending on June 23, 2020;
(f) a bill in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant), be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time, deemed read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole on division, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division, deemed read a third time and passed on division;
(g) currently scheduled committee meetings shall be cancelled;
(h) the order of the day designated for Monday, March 30, 2020, for the consideration of the budget presentation, shall be undesignated;
(i) if, during the period the House stands adjourned, the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly;
(j) Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, be deemed read a third time and passed;
(k) during the period the House stands adjourned, the House may be recalled, under the provisions of Standing Order 28(3), to consider measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 and the impacts on the lives of Canadians;
(l) the government’s responses to petitions 431-00042 to 431-00045 be tabled immediately and questions on the Order Paper numbered Q-245 to Q-259 be made into orders for returns and that the said returns be tabled immediately;
(m) the government provide regular updates to representatives of the opposition parties;
(n) any special warrant issued under the Financial Administration Act may be deposited with the Clerk of the House during the period the House is adjourned;
(o) any special warrant issued under the Financial Administration Act and deposited with the Clerk of the House shall be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the committee shall meet to consider any warrants referred to it within 20 sitting days; and
(p) the House call on the Auditor General of Canada to immediately conduct an audit of the special warrants issued under the Financial Administration Act and that the Auditor General of Canada report his findings to the House no later than June 1, 2021.
2020-03-10 [p.300]
The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-4, An Act to implement the Agreement between Canada, the United States of America and the United Mexican States, as reported by the Standing Committee on International Trade without amendment.
2020-03-10 [p.300]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker did not select any motion for debate.
2020-03-10 [p.300]
Mr. Champagne (Minister of Foreign Affairs) for Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs), seconded by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
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