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2021-11-26 [p.41]
The clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.
Whereupon, Mr. d'Entremont (West Nova), Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.
2021-11-26 [p.41]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19.
Notice of the royal recommendation was given on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, 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 provide further support in response to COVID-19".
Mr. Boissonnault (Associate Minister of Finance) for Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-11-26 [p.41]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-11-26 [p.42]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-11-26 [p.42]
The Deputy Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-441-942-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2021-11-26 [p.42]
Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Deputy Speaker read the following message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mrs. Fortier (President of the Treasury Board):
Message on Estimates
Her Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (B) of sums required to defray expenses of the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2022, and in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends those estimates to the House of Commons.
Mrs. Fortier (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Supplementary Estimates (B), 2021-22". — Sessional Paper No. 8520-441-01.
Pursuant to order made Thursday, November 25, 2021, the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, were deemed referred to a committee of the whole as follows:(1) To the Committee of the WholeAtlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes 1b and 5bCanada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Vote 1bCanadian Energy Regulator, Vote 1bCanadian Institutes of Health Research, Votes 1b and 5bCanadian Museum for Human Rights, Vote 1bCanadian Museum of History, Vote 1bCanadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Vote 1bCanadian Museum of Nature, Vote 1bCanadian Northern Economic Development Agency, Votes 1b and 5bCanadian Race Relations Foundation, Vote 1bCanadian Tourism Commission, Vote 1bCanadian Transportation Agency, Vote 1bCommunications Security Establishment, Vote 1bCorrectional Service of Canada, Vote 1bCourts Administration Service, Vote 1bDepartment for Women and Gender Equality, Vote 5bDepartment of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Canadian Heritage, Votes 1b and 5bDepartment of Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, Votes 1b and 10bDepartment of Employment and Social Development, Votes 1b and 5bDepartment of Finance, Votes 1b and L25bDepartment of Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Votes 1b, 10b and L25bDepartment of Health, Votes 1b and 10bDepartment of Indigenous Services, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Industry, Votes 1b and 10bDepartment of National Defence, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Natural Resources, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Votes 1b and 5bDepartment of the Environment, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bDepartment of Veterans Affairs, Votes 1b and 5bDepartment of Western Economic Diversification, Vote 1bEconomic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Votes 1b and 5bFederal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, Votes 1b and 5bFederal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, Votes 1b and 5bFinancial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, Vote 1bHouse of Commons, Vote 1bLibrary and Archives of Canada, Vote 1bNational Arts Centre Corporation, Vote 1bNational Film Board, Vote 1bNational Gallery of Canada, Vote 1bNational Museum of Science and Technology, Vote 1bNational Research Council of Canada, Votes 1b and 10bNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Votes 1b and 5bOffice of the Infrastructure of Canada, Votes 1b and 5bOffice of the Commissioner of Lobbying, Vote 1bOffices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners of Canada, Vote 1bPacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, Votes 1b and 5bParks Canada Agency, Vote 1bPrivy Council Office, Vote 1bRoyal Canadian Mounted Police, Votes 1b, 5b and 10bShared Services Canada, Votes 1b and 5bSocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Votes 1b and 5bTelefilm Canada, Vote 1bThe National Battlefields Commission, Vote 1bTreasury Board Secretariat, Votes 1b, 10b and 15b
2021-11-26 [p.44]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice) for Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Labour), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-11-26 [p.44]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-11-26 [p.44]
— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00009);
2021-11-26 [p.44]
— by Mr. Morrice (Kitchener Centre), one concerning Indigenous affairs (No. 441-00010);
2021-11-26 [p.44]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning human diseases (No. 441-00011), one concerning justice (No. 441-00012) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00013).
2021-11-26 [p.44]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Lebouthillier (Minister of National Revenue), — That Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The debate continued.
2021-11-26 [p.44]
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:
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— by the Speaker — Reports of the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 94(2) and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-441-728-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Act, R.S. 1985, c. 18 (3rd Supp.), Part I, s. 40. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-535-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Report of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act, S.C. 2001, c. 9, s. 34. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-797-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— by Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) — Orders in Council approving certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:
— P.C. 2021-513. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-25-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— P.C. 2021-690. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-2-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— P.C. 2021-485, P.C. 2021-517, P.C. 2021-570, P.C. 2021-571, P.C. 2021-572, P.C. 2021-573, P.C. 2021-619, P.C. 2021-693, P.C. 2021-711, P.C. 2021-741, P.C. 2021-744, P.C. 2021-751 and P.C. 2021-856. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-3-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— P.C. 2021-490, P.C. 2021-491, P.C. 2021-492, P.C. 2021-555, P.C. 2021-556, P.C. 2021-557, P.C. 2021-621, P.C. 2021-622, P.C. 2021-675, P.C. 2021-676, P.C. 2021-698, P.C. 2021-762, P.C. 2021-763, P.C. 2021-764, P.C. 2021-765, P.C. 2021-766, P.C. 2021-767, P.C. 2021-768, P.C. 2021-769, P.C. 2021-770, P.C. 2021-771, P.C. 2021-772, P.C. 2021-773, P.C. 2021-774, P.C. 2021-775, P.C. 2021-776, P.C. 2021-777 and P.C. 2021-813. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-14-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
2021-11-26 [p.45]
— P.C. 2021-502 and P.C. 2021-811. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-7-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-618, P.C. 2021-697, P.C. 2021-709, P.C. 2021-710, P.C. 2021-715, P.C. 2021-716, P.C. 2021-758, P.C. 2021-759 and P.C. 2021-760. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-9-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-489, P.C. 2021-666, P.C. 2021-674, P.C. 2021-695 and P.C. 2021-696. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-10-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-738 and P.C. 2021-740. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-8-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-477, P.C. 2021-545, P.C. 2021-552, P.C. 2021-554, P.C. 2021-616, P.C. 2021-617, P.C. 2021-667, P.C. 2021-668, P.C. 2021-684, P.C. 2021-685, P.C. 2021-686, P.C. 2021-692, P.C. 2021-707, P.C. 2021-708, P.C. 2021-717, P.C. 2021-753, P.C. 2021-754, P.C. 2021-755, P.C. 2021-756, P.C. 2021-782, P.C. 2021-783, P.C. 2021-784, P.C. 2021-806, P.C. 2021-807, P.C. 2021-809, P.C. 2021-810, P.C. 2021-812, P.C. 2021-814 and P.C. 2021-899. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-4-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-486, P.C. 2021-487, P.C. 2021-488, P.C. 2021-553, P.C. 2021-669, P.C. 2021-670, P.C. 2021-671, P.C. 2021-672, P.C. 2021-673, P.C. 2021-694, P.C. 2021-761, P.C. 2021-908 and P.C. 2021-909. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-18-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-493, P.C. 2021-494, P.C. 2021-495, P.C. 2021-496, P.C. 2021-497, P.C. 2021-498, P.C. 2021-499, P.C. 2021-500, P.C. 2021-501, P.C. 2021-567, P.C. 2021-568, P.C. 2021-623, P.C. 2021-624, P.C. 2021-625, P.C. 2021-626, P.C. 2021-627, P.C. 2021-628, P.C. 2021-644, P.C. 2021-645, P.C. 2021-646, P.C. 2021-677, P.C. 2021-701, P.C. 2021-702, P.C. 2021-703, P.C. 2021-714, P.C. 2021-727, P.C. 2021-778, P.C. 2021-779, P.C. 2021-780, P.C. 2021-781, P.C. 2021-815, P.C. 2021-816 and P.C. 2021-818. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-16-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-478, P.C. 2021-479, P.C. 2021-515, P.C. 2021-516, P.C. 2021-687, P.C. 2021-688, P.C. 2021-689 and P.C. 2021-757. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-1-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-484, P.C. 2021-510, P.C. 2021-549, P.C. 2021-550, P.C. 2021-551, P.C. 2021-745, P.C. 2021-746, P.C. 2021-750, P.C. 2021-817, P.C. 2021-838, P.C. 2021-863 and P.C. 2021-896. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2021-11-26 [p.46]
— P.C. 2021-558, P.C. 2021-559, P.C. 2021-560, P.C. 2021-561, P.C. 2021-562, P.C. 2021-563, P.C. 2021-564, P.C. 2021-565, P.C. 2021-566, P.C. 2021-574, P.C. 2021-699, P.C. 2021-700, P.C. 2021-742 and P.C. 2021-855. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-28-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-620, P.C. 2021-718, P.C. 2021-719, P.C. 2021-720, P.C. 2021-721, P.C. 2021-722, P.C. 2021-723, P.C. 2021-724, P.C. 2021-733, P.C. 2021-734, P.C. 2021-735, P.C. 2021-736, P.C. 2021-737, P.C. 2021-743, P.C. 2021-808, P.C. 2021-852, P.C. 2021-853, P.C. 2021-854, P.C. 2021-857, P.C. 2021-858, P.C. 2021-859 and P.C. 2021-894. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-13-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-648, P.C. 2021-712 and P.C. 2021-713. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-17-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-612. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-860 and P.C. 2021-861. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-5-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-480, P.C. 2021-481, P.C. 2021-482, P.C. 2021-483, P.C. 2021-546, P.C. 2021-547, P.C. 2021-548, P.C. 2021-575, P.C. 2021-576, P.C. 2021-577, P.C. 2021-578, P.C. 2021-579, P.C. 2021-691, P.C. 2021-706, P.C. 2021-862, P.C. 2021-895 and P.C. 2021-897. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-30-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-898. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-26-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— P.C. 2021-476, P.C. 2021-544, P.C. 2021-678, P.C. 2021-679, P.C. 2021-680, P.C. 2021-681, P.C. 2021-682, P.C. 2021-683, P.C. 2021-704, P.C. 2021-705, P.C. 2021-739 and P.C. 2021-752. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-441-24-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1987, c. 3, sbs. 29(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-505-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.47]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Resources Accord Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 28, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-586-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.48]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, S.C. 1997, c. 9, s. 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-771-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.48]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Canadian Energy Regulator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, S.C. 2019, c. 28, sbs. 18(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1254-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.48]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Commission of the Canadian Energy Regulator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, pursuant to the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, S.C. 2019, c. 28, sbs. 36(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1256-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.48]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Natural Resources) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 and 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-441-824-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2021-11-26 [p.48]
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:
2021-11-26 [p.48]
— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 441-00014).
2021-11-26 [p.48]
Adjournment
At 2:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-11-25 [p.25]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — House of Commons: Report to Canadians for the year 2021. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-441-1.
2021-11-25 [p.25]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni), seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), Bill C-201, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (volunteer firefighting and search and rescue volunteer services), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-11-25 [p.25]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Garrison (Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke), seconded by Ms. Zarrillo (Port Moody—Coquitlam), Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (controlling or coercive conduct), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-11-25 [p.25]
Pursuant to Standing Order 57, Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), moved, — That, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 1, the debate not be further adjourned.
Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the closure motion.
2021-11-25 [p.26]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 1 -- Vote no 1) - View vote details.
YEAS: 181, NAYS: 143
2021-11-25 [p.27]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, beginning on the day after this order is adopted until Thursday, June 23, 2022:
(a) members may participate in proceedings of the House either in person or by videoconference, provided that members participating in person do so in accordance with the Board of Internal Economy’s decision of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, regarding vaccination against COVID-19, and that reasons for medical exemptions follow the guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health document entitled “Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination” and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI);
(b) members who participate remotely in a sitting of the House are counted for the purpose of quorum;
(c) any reference in the Standing Orders to the need for members to rise or to be in their place, as well as any reference to the chair, the table or the chamber shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the virtual nature of the proceedings;
(d) the application of Standing Order 17 shall be suspended;
(e) the application of Standing Order 62 shall be suspended for any member participating remotely;
(f) in Standing Orders 26(2), 53(4), 56.1(3), and 56.2(2), the reference to the number of members required to rise be replaced with the word “five”;
(g) documents may be laid before the House or presented to the House electronically, provided that:
(i) documents deposited pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) shall be deposited with the Clerk of the House electronically,
(ii) during Routine Proceedings, members who participate remotely may table documents or present petitions or reports to the House electronically, provided that the documents are transmitted to the clerk prior to their intervention,
(iii) any petition presented pursuant to Standing Order 36(5) may be filed with the clerk electronically,
(iv) responses to questions on the Order Paper deposited pursuant to Standing Order 39 may be tabled electronically;
(h) should the House resolve itself in a committee of the whole, the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair;
(i) when a question that could lead to a recorded division is put to the House, in lieu of calling for the yeas and nays, one representative of a recognized party can rise to request a recorded vote or to indicate that the motion is adopted on division, provided that a request for a recorded division has precedence;
(j) when a recorded division is requested in respect of a debatable motion, or a motion to concur in a bill at report stage on a Friday, including any division arising as a consequence of the application of Standing Order 78, but excluding any division in relation to motions relating to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, pursuant to Standing Order 50, the budget debate, pursuant to Standing Order 84, or the business of supply occurring on the last supply day of a period, other than as provided in Standing Orders 81(17) and 81(18)(b), or arising as a consequence of an order made pursuant to Standing Order 57,
(i) before 2:00 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions at that day’s sitting, or
(ii) after 2:00 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or at any time on a Friday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions at the next sitting day that is not a Friday,
provided that any extension of time pursuant to Standing Order 45(7.1) shall not exceed 90 minutes;
(k) if a motion for the previous question under Standing Order 61 is adopted without a recorded division, the vote on the main question may be deferred under the provisions of paragraph (j), however if a recorded division is requested on the previous question, and such division is deferred and the previous question subsequently adopted, the vote on the original question shall not be deferred;
(l) when a recorded division, which would have ordinarily been deemed deferred to immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business on a Wednesday governed by this order, is requested, the said division is deemed to have been deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions on the same Wednesday;
(m) for greater certainty, this order shall not limit the application of Standing Order 45(7);
(n) when a recorded division is to be held, the bells to call in the members shall be sounded for not more than 30 minutes, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of Oral Questions, when the bells shall be sounded for not more than 15 minutes;
(o) the House Administration be directed to begin as soon as possible the onboarding process of all members for the remote voting application used in the 43rd Parliament, that this process be completed no later than Wednesday, December 8, 2021, and that any member who has not been onboarded during this period be required to vote either by videoconference or in person;
(p) until the onboarding process is complete, recorded divisions shall take place in the usual way for members participating in person and by roll call for members participating by videoconference, provided that members participating by videoconference must have their camera on for the duration of the vote;
(q) after the onboarding process outlined in paragraph (o) has been completed, the Speaker shall so inform the House and, starting no later than Thursday, December 9, 2021, recorded divisions shall take place in the usual way for members participating in person or by electronic means for all other members, provided that:
(i) electronic votes shall be cast from within Canada through the House of Commons electronic voting application using the member’s House-managed mobile device and the member’s personal House of Commons account, and that each vote requires visual identity validation,
(ii) the period allowed for voting electronically on a motion shall be 10 minutes, to begin after the Chair has read the motion to the House, and members voting electronically may change their vote until the electronic voting period has closed,
(iii) in the event a member casts their vote both in person and electronically, a vote cast in person takes precedence,
(iv) any member unable to vote via the electronic voting system during the 10-minute period due to technical issues may connect to the virtual sitting to indicate to the Chair their voting intention by the House videoconferencing system,
(v) following any concern, identified by the electronic voting system, which is raised by a House officer of a recognized party regarding the visual identity of a member using the electronic voting system, the member in question shall respond immediately to confirm their vote, either in person or by the House videoconferencing system, failing which the vote shall not be recorded,
(vi) the whip of each recognized party have access to a tool to confirm the visual identity of each member voting by electronic means, and that the votes of members voting by electronic means be made available to the public during the period allowed for the vote,
(vii) the process for votes in committees of the whole take place in a manner similar to the process for votes during sittings of the House with the exception of the requirement to call in the members,
(viii) any question to be resolved by secret ballot be excluded from this order,
(ix) during the taking of a recorded division on a private members’ business, when the sponsor of the item is the first to vote and present at the beginning of the vote, the member be called first, whether participating in person or by videoconference;
(r) during meetings of standing, standing joint, special and legislative committees and the Liaison Committee, as well as their subcommittees, where applicable, members may participate either in person or by videoconference, provided that members participating in person do so in accordance with the Board of Internal Economy’s decision of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, regarding vaccination against COVID-19, and that reasons for medical exemptions follow the guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health document entitled “Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination” and the NACI, and witnesses shall participate remotely, provided that priority use of House resources for meetings shall be established by an agreement of the whips and, for virtual or hybrid meetings, the following provisions shall apply:
(i) members who participate remotely shall be counted for the purpose of quorum,
(ii) except for those decided unanimously or on division, all questions shall be decided by a recorded vote,
(iii) when more than one motion is proposed for the election of a chair or a vice-chair of a committee, any motion received after the initial one shall be taken as a notice of motion and such motions shall be put to the committee seriatim until one is adopted,
(iv) public proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website,
(v) in camera proceedings may be conducted in a manner that takes into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants,
(vi) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) and requests pursuant to Standing Order 106(4) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email;
(s) until Friday, December 10, 2021:
(i) Standing Order 81(5) be replaced with the following: “Supplementary estimates shall be deemed referred to a committee of the whole House immediately after they are presented in the House. A committee of the whole shall consider and shall report, or shall be deemed to have reported, the same back to the House not later than one sitting day before the final sitting or the last allotted day in the current period. On a day appointed by a minister of the Crown, consideration of the supplementary estimates shall be taken up by a committee of the whole at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, for a period of time not exceeding four hours. During the time provided for the consideration of estimates, no member shall be recognized for more than 15 minutes at a time and the member shall not speak in debate for more than 10 minutes during that period. The 15 minutes may be used both for debate and for posing questions to the minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister. When the member is recognized, he or she shall indicate how the 15 minutes is to be apportioned. At the conclusion of the time provided for the consideration of the business pursuant to this section, the committee shall rise, the estimates shall be deemed reported and the House shall immediately adjourn to the next sitting day.”,
(ii) Standing Order 81(14)(a) be amended by replacing the words “to restore or reinstate any item in the estimates” with the following: “twenty-four hours’ written notice shall be given to restore or reinstate any item in the estimates”,
(iii) Standing Order 54(1) be amended by adding the following: “Notice respecting a motion to restore or reinstate any item in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, shall be laid on the table, or filed with the clerk, within four hours after the completion of consideration of said supplementary estimates in committee of the whole and be printed in the Notice Paper of that day.”; (Government Business No. 1)
And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), — That the motion be amended as follows:
(a) in subparagraph (s)(i) by replacing the words “a day” with the words “two days”, by adding after the words “not exceeding four hours” the following: “each day”, and by adding after the words “consideration of the business” the following: “on the second appointed day”; and
(b) in subparagraph (s)(iii) by deleting all the words after “adding the following” and substituting the following “Notices to oppose an item and respecting a motion to restore or reinstate any item in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, shall be laid on the table, or filed with the clerk, within four hours after the completion of consideration of said supplementary estimates in committee of the whole and be printed in the Notice Paper of that day, provided that no more than five opposed items shall be selected by the Speaker and that the remaining notices of opposed items in the said supplementary estimates, if any, shall be deemed withdrawn.”.
The debate continued.
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The Speaker laid upon the table, — Reports of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development to the House of Commons (Fall 2021), pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 23(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-521-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
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Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-11-25 [p.32]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship); (Government Business No. 1)
And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil).
The debate continued.
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At 8:08 p.m., pursuant to order made earlier today under the provisions of Standing Order 57, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
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The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 2 -- Vote no 2) - View vote details.
YEAS: 320, NAYS: 0
2021-11-25 [p.34]
The House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, beginning on the day after this order is adopted until Thursday, June 23, 2022:
(a) members may participate in proceedings of the House either in person or by videoconference, provided that members participating in person do so in accordance with the Board of Internal Economy’s decision of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, regarding vaccination against COVID-19, and that reasons for medical exemptions follow the guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health document entitled “Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination” and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI);
(b) members who participate remotely in a sitting of the House are counted for the purpose of quorum;
(c) any reference in the Standing Orders to the need for members to rise or to be in their place, as well as any reference to the chair, the table or the chamber shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the virtual nature of the proceedings;
(d) the application of Standing Order 17 shall be suspended;
(e) the application of Standing Order 62 shall be suspended for any member participating remotely;
(f) in Standing Orders 26(2), 53(4), 56.1(3), and 56.2(2), the reference to the number of members required to rise be replaced with the word “five”;
(g) documents may be laid before the House or presented to the House electronically, provided that:
(i) documents deposited pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) shall be deposited with the Clerk of the House electronically,
(ii) during Routine Proceedings, members who participate remotely may table documents or present petitions or reports to the House electronically, provided that the documents are transmitted to the clerk prior to their intervention,
(iii) any petition presented pursuant to Standing Order 36(5) may be filed with the clerk electronically,
(iv) responses to questions on the Order Paper deposited pursuant to Standing Order 39 may be tabled electronically;
(h) should the House resolve itself in a committee of the whole, the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair;
(i) when a question that could lead to a recorded division is put to the House, in lieu of calling for the yeas and nays, one representative of a recognized party can rise to request a recorded vote or to indicate that the motion is adopted on division, provided that a request for a recorded division has precedence;
(j) when a recorded division is requested in respect of a debatable motion, or a motion to concur in a bill at report stage on a Friday, including any division arising as a consequence of the application of Standing Order 78, but excluding any division in relation to motions relating to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, pursuant to Standing Order 50, the budget debate, pursuant to Standing Order 84, or the business of supply occurring on the last supply day of a period, other than as provided in Standing Orders 81(17) and 81(18)(b), or arising as a consequence of an order made pursuant to Standing Order 57,
(i) before 2:00 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions at that day’s sitting, or
(ii) after 2:00 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or at any time on a Friday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions at the next sitting day that is not a Friday,
provided that any extension of time pursuant to Standing Order 45(7.1) shall not exceed 90 minutes;
(k) if a motion for the previous question under Standing Order 61 is adopted without a recorded division, the vote on the main question may be deferred under the provisions of paragraph (j), however if a recorded division is requested on the previous question, and such division is deferred and the previous question subsequently adopted, the vote on the original question shall not be deferred;
(l) when a recorded division, which would have ordinarily been deemed deferred to immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business on a Wednesday governed by this order, is requested, the said division is deemed to have been deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions on the same Wednesday;
(m) for greater certainty, this order shall not limit the application of Standing Order 45(7);
(n) when a recorded division is to be held, the bells to call in the members shall be sounded for not more than 30 minutes, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of Oral Questions, when the bells shall be sounded for not more than 15 minutes;
(o) the House Administration be directed to begin as soon as possible the onboarding process of all members for the remote voting application used in the 43rd Parliament, that this process be completed no later than Wednesday, December 8, 2021, and that any member who has not been onboarded during this period be required to vote either by videoconference or in person;
(p) until the onboarding process is complete, recorded divisions shall take place in the usual way for members participating in person and by roll call for members participating by videoconference, provided that members participating by videoconference must have their camera on for the duration of the vote;
(q) after the onboarding process outlined in paragraph (o) has been completed, the Speaker shall so inform the House and, starting no later than Thursday, December 9, 2021, recorded divisions shall take place in the usual way for members participating in person or by electronic means for all other members, provided that:
(i) electronic votes shall be cast from within Canada through the House of Commons electronic voting application using the member’s House-managed mobile device and the member’s personal House of Commons account, and that each vote requires visual identity validation,
(ii) the period allowed for voting electronically on a motion shall be 10 minutes, to begin after the Chair has read the motion to the House, and members voting electronically may change their vote until the electronic voting period has closed,
(iii) in the event a member casts their vote both in person and electronically, a vote cast in person takes precedence,
(iv) any member unable to vote via the electronic voting system during the 10-minute period due to technical issues may connect to the virtual sitting to indicate to the Chair their voting intention by the House videoconferencing system,
(v) following any concern, identified by the electronic voting system, which is raised by a House officer of a recognized party regarding the visual identity of a member using the electronic voting system, the member in question shall respond immediately to confirm their vote, either in person or by the House videoconferencing system, failing which the vote shall not be recorded,
(vi) the whip of each recognized party have access to a tool to confirm the visual identity of each member voting by electronic means, and that the votes of members voting by electronic means be made available to the public during the period allowed for the vote,
(vii) the process for votes in committees of the whole take place in a manner similar to the process for votes during sittings of the House with the exception of the requirement to call in the members,
(viii) any question to be resolved by secret ballot be excluded from this order,
(ix) during the taking of a recorded division on a private members’ business, when the sponsor of the item is the first to vote and present at the beginning of the vote, the member be called first, whether participating in person or by videoconference;
(r) during meetings of standing, standing joint, special and legislative committees and the Liaison Committee, as well as their subcommittees, where applicable, members may participate either in person or by videoconference, provided that members participating in person do so in accordance with the Board of Internal Economy’s decision of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, regarding vaccination against COVID-19, and that reasons for medical exemptions follow the guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health document entitled “Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination” and the NACI, and witnesses shall participate remotely, provided that priority use of House resources for meetings shall be established by an agreement of the whips and, for virtual or hybrid meetings, the following provisions shall apply:
(i) members who participate remotely shall be counted for the purpose of quorum,
(ii) except for those decided unanimously or on division, all questions shall be decided by a recorded vote,
(iii) when more than one motion is proposed for the election of a chair or a vice-chair of a committee, any motion received after the initial one shall be taken as a notice of motion and such motions shall be put to the committee seriatim until one is adopted,
(iv) public proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website,
(v) in camera proceedings may be conducted in a manner that takes into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants,
(vi) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) and requests pursuant to Standing Order 106(4) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email;
(s) until Friday, December 10, 2021:
(i) Standing Order 81(5) be replaced with the following: “Supplementary estimates shall be deemed referred to a committee of the whole House immediately after they are presented in the House. A committee of the whole shall consider and shall report, or shall be deemed to have reported, the same back to the House not later than one sitting day before the final sitting or the last allotted day in the current period. On two days appointed by a minister of the Crown, consideration of the supplementary estimates shall be taken up by a committee of the whole at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, for a period of time not exceeding four hours each day. During the time provided for the consideration of estimates, no member shall be recognized for more than 15 minutes at a time and the member shall not speak in debate for more than 10 minutes during that period. The 15 minutes may be used both for debate and for posing questions to the minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister. When the member is recognized, he or she shall indicate how the 15 minutes is to be apportioned. At the conclusion of the time provided for the consideration of the business on the second appointed day pursuant to this section, the committee shall rise, the estimates shall be deemed reported and the House shall immediately adjourn to the next sitting day.”,
(ii) Standing Order 81(14)(a) be amended by replacing the words “to restore or reinstate any item in the estimates” with the following: “twenty-four hours’ written notice shall be given to restore or reinstate any item in the estimates”,
(iii) Standing Order 54(1) be amended by adding the following: “Notices to oppose an item and respecting a motion to restore or reinstate any item in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, shall be laid on the table, or filed with the clerk, within four hours after the completion of consideration of said supplementary estimates in committee of the whole and be printed in the Notice Paper of that day, provided that no more than five opposed items shall be selected by the Speaker and that the remaining notices of opposed items in the said supplementary estimates, if any, shall be deemed withdrawn.” (Government Business No. 1)
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 3 -- Vote no 3) - View vote details.
YEAS: 180, NAYS: 140
2021-11-25 [p.39]
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:
2021-11-25 [p.39]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Assessing the Insurance Properties of the Fiscal Stabilization Program", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1119-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-25 [p.40]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Assessment of PBO’s Election Proposal Costing Service for the 44th General Election", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1119-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-25 [p.40]
— by Mr. Alghabra (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 45 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-926-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2021-11-25 [p.40]
— by Ms. Joly (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copies of the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations (P.C. 2021-826) and of the Regulations Amending the Special Economic Measures (Nicaragua) Regulations (P.C. 2021-957), pursuant to the Special Economic Measures Act, S.C. 1992, c. 17, sbs. 7(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-495-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2021-11-25 [p.40]
Adjournment
At 8:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-11-24 [p.17]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-11-24 [p.17]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-11-24 [p.17]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Ng (Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development) laid upon the table, — Notice of intent to initiate negotiations toward a free trade agreement between Canada and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-441-1.
2021-11-24 [p.17]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Ng (Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development) laid upon the table, — Copy of Canada's Objectives for Negotiations of the Canada-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-441-2.
2021-11-24 [p.17]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), Bill C-2, An Act to provide further support in response to COVID-19, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-11-24 [p.18]
Pursuant to Standing Order 7(1), the Speaker proposed that Mr. d'Entremont (West Nova) be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole.
2021-11-24 [p.18]
Pursuant to Standing Order 7(1.1), the motion “That Mr. d'Entremont (West Nova) be appointed Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole” was deemed to have been moved and seconded.
2021-11-24 [p.18]
Pursuant to Standing Order 8(1) the Speaker proposed that Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) be appointed Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole.
2021-11-24 [p.18]
Pursuant to Standing Order 8(2), the motion “That Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) be appointed Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole” was deemed to have been moved and seconded.
2021-11-24 [p.18]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00002);
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— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00003);
2021-11-24 [p.18]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 441-00004);
2021-11-24 [p.18]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning taxation (No. 441-00005) and one concerning health (No. 441-00006);
2021-11-24 [p.18]
— by Mr. Perkins (South Shore—St. Margarets), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 441-00007 and 441-00008).
2021-11-24 [p.18]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the floods in British Columbia.
The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered later today, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.
2021-11-24 [p.19]
Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship), moved, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, beginning on the day after this order is adopted until Thursday, June 23, 2022:
(a) members may participate in proceedings of the House either in person or by videoconference, provided that members participating in person do so in accordance with the Board of Internal Economy’s decision of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, regarding vaccination against COVID-19, and that reasons for medical exemptions follow the guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health document entitled “Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination” and the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI);
(b) members who participate remotely in a sitting of the House are counted for the purpose of quorum;
(c) any reference in the Standing Orders to the need for members to rise or to be in their place, as well as any reference to the chair, the table or the chamber shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the virtual nature of the proceedings;
(d) the application of Standing Order 17 shall be suspended;
(e) the application of Standing Order 62 shall be suspended for any member participating remotely;
(f) in Standing Orders 26(2), 53(4), 56.1(3), and 56.2(2), the reference to the number of members required to rise be replaced with the word “five”;
(g) documents may be laid before the House or presented to the House electronically, provided that:
(i) documents deposited pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) shall be deposited with the Clerk of the House electronically,
(ii) during Routine Proceedings, members who participate remotely may table documents or present petitions or reports to the House electronically, provided that the documents are transmitted to the clerk prior to their intervention,
(iii) any petition presented pursuant to Standing Order 36(5) may be filed with the clerk electronically,
(iv) responses to questions on the Order Paper deposited pursuant to Standing Order 39 may be tabled electronically;
(h) should the House resolve itself in a committee of the whole, the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair;
(i) when a question that could lead to a recorded division is put to the House, in lieu of calling for the yeas and nays, one representative of a recognized party can rise to request a recorded vote or to indicate that the motion is adopted on division, provided that a request for a recorded division has precedence;
(j) when a recorded division is requested in respect of a debatable motion, or a motion to concur in a bill at report stage on a Friday, including any division arising as a consequence of the application of Standing Order 78, but excluding any division in relation to motions relating to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne, pursuant to Standing Order 50, the budget debate, pursuant to Standing Order 84, or the business of supply occurring on the last supply day of a period, other than as provided in Standing Orders 81(17) and 81(18)(b), or arising as a consequence of an order made pursuant to Standing Order 57,
(i) before 2:00 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions at that day’s sitting, or
(ii) after 2:00 p.m. on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, or at any time on a Friday, it shall stand deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions at the next sitting day that is not a Friday,
provided that any extension of time pursuant to Standing Order 45(7.1) shall not exceed 90 minutes;
(k) if a motion for the previous question under Standing Order 61 is adopted without a recorded division, the vote on the main question may be deferred under the provisions of paragraph (j), however if a recorded division is requested on the previous question, and such division is deferred and the previous question subsequently adopted, the vote on the original question shall not be deferred;
(l) when a recorded division, which would have ordinarily been deemed deferred to immediately before the time provided for Private Members’ Business on a Wednesday governed by this order, is requested, the said division is deemed to have been deferred until the conclusion of Oral Questions on the same Wednesday;
(m) for greater certainty, this order shall not limit the application of Standing Order 45(7);
(n) when a recorded division is to be held, the bells to call in the members shall be sounded for not more than 30 minutes, except recorded divisions deferred to the conclusion of Oral Questions, when the bells shall be sounded for not more than 15 minutes;
(o) the House Administration be directed to begin as soon as possible the onboarding process of all members for the remote voting application used in the 43rd Parliament, that this process be completed no later than Wednesday, December 8, 2021, and that any member who has not been onboarded during this period be required to vote either by videoconference or in person;
(p) until the onboarding process is complete, recorded divisions shall take place in the usual way for members participating in person and by roll call for members participating by videoconference, provided that members participating by videoconference must have their camera on for the duration of the vote;
(q) after the onboarding process outlined in paragraph (o) has been completed, the Speaker shall so inform the House and, starting no later than Thursday, December 9, 2021, recorded divisions shall take place in the usual way for members participating in person or by electronic means for all other members, provided that:
(i) electronic votes shall be cast from within Canada through the House of Commons electronic voting application using the member’s House-managed mobile device and the member’s personal House of Commons account, and that each vote requires visual identity validation,
(ii) the period allowed for voting electronically on a motion shall be 10 minutes, to begin after the Chair has read the motion to the House, and members voting electronically may change their vote until the electronic voting period has closed,
(iii) in the event a member casts their vote both in person and electronically, a vote cast in person takes precedence,
(iv) any member unable to vote via the electronic voting system during the 10-minute period due to technical issues may connect to the virtual sitting to indicate to the Chair their voting intention by the House videoconferencing system,
(v) following any concern, identified by the electronic voting system, which is raised by a House officer of a recognized party regarding the visual identity of a member using the electronic voting system, the member in question shall respond immediately to confirm their vote, either in person or by the House videoconferencing system, failing which the vote shall not be recorded,
(vi) the whip of each recognized party have access to a tool to confirm the visual identity of each member voting by electronic means, and that the votes of members voting by electronic means be made available to the public during the period allowed for the vote,
(vii) the process for votes in committees of the whole take place in a manner similar to the process for votes during sittings of the House with the exception of the requirement to call in the members,
(viii) any question to be resolved by secret ballot be excluded from this order,
(ix) during the taking of a recorded division on a private members’ business, when the sponsor of the item is the first to vote and present at the beginning of the vote, the member be called first, whether participating in person or by videoconference;
(r) during meetings of standing, standing joint, special and legislative committees and the Liaison Committee, as well as their subcommittees, where applicable, members may participate either in person or by videoconference, provided that members participating in person do so in accordance with the Board of Internal Economy’s decision of Tuesday, October 19, 2021, regarding vaccination against COVID-19, and that reasons for medical exemptions follow the guidance from the Ontario Ministry of Health document entitled “Medical Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination” and the NACI, and witnesses shall participate remotely, provided that priority use of House resources for meetings shall be established by an agreement of the whips and, for virtual or hybrid meetings, the following provisions shall apply:
(i) members who participate remotely shall be counted for the purpose of quorum,
(ii) except for those decided unanimously or on division, all questions shall be decided by a recorded vote,
(iii) when more than one motion is proposed for the election of a chair or a vice-chair of a committee, any motion received after the initial one shall be taken as a notice of motion and such motions shall be put to the committee seriatim until one is adopted,
(iv) public proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website,
(v) in camera proceedings may be conducted in a manner that takes into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants,
(vi) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) and requests pursuant to Standing Order 106(4) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email;
(s) until Friday, December 10, 2021:
(i) Standing Order 81(5) be replaced with the following: “Supplementary estimates shall be deemed referred to a committee of the whole House immediately after they are presented in the House. A committee of the whole shall consider and shall report, or shall be deemed to have reported, the same back to the House not later than one sitting day before the final sitting or the last allotted day in the current period. On a day appointed by a minister of the Crown, consideration of the supplementary estimates shall be taken up by a committee of the whole at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, for a period of time not exceeding four hours. During the time provided for the consideration of estimates, no member shall be recognized for more than 15 minutes at a time and the member shall not speak in debate for more than 10 minutes during that period. The 15 minutes may be used both for debate and for posing questions to the minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister. When the member is recognized, he or she shall indicate how the 15 minutes is to be apportioned. At the conclusion of the time provided for the consideration of the business pursuant to this section, the committee shall rise, the estimates shall be deemed reported and the House shall immediately adjourn to the next sitting day.”,
(ii) Standing Order 81(14)(a) be amended by replacing the words “to restore or reinstate any item in the estimates” with the following: “twenty-four hours’ written notice shall be given to restore or reinstate any item in the estimates”,
(iii) Standing Order 54(1) be amended by adding the following: “Notice respecting a motion to restore or reinstate any item in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, shall be laid on the table, or filed with the clerk, within four hours after the completion of consideration of said supplementary estimates in committee of the whole and be printed in the Notice Paper of that day.”. (Government Business No. 1)
Debate arose thereon.
2021-11-24 [p.23]
Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended as follows:
(a) in subparagraph (s)(i) by replacing the words “a day” with the words “two days”, by adding after the words “not exceeding four hours” the following: “each day”, and by adding after the words “consideration of the business” the following: “on the second appointed day”; and
(b) in subparagraph (s)(iii) by deleting all the words after “adding the following” and substituting the following “Notices to oppose an item and respecting a motion to restore or reinstate any item in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, shall be laid on the table, or filed with the clerk, within four hours after the completion of consideration of said supplementary estimates in committee of the whole and be printed in the Notice Paper of that day, provided that no more than five opposed items shall be selected by the Speaker and that the remaining notices of opposed items in the said supplementary estimates, if any, shall be deemed withdrawn.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-11-24 [p.23]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practice of the House, during the debate tonight pursuant to Standing Order 52, no quorum calls, dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Chair.
2021-11-24 [p.23]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship); (Government Business No. 1)
And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil).
The debate continued.
2021-11-24 [p.23]
Ms. Gould (Minister of Families, Children and Social Development) gave notice of intention to move at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 57, that, in relation to the consideration of Government Business No. 1, the debate not be further adjourned.
2021-11-24 [p.23]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Fraser (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship); (Government Business No. 1)
And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil).
The debate continued.
2021-11-24 [p.24]
Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the floods in British Columbia.
Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), seconded by Mr. Morrice (Kitchener Centre), moved, — That this House do now adjourn.
Debate arose thereon.
At midnight, the Speaker declared the motion adopted.
2021-11-24 [p.24]
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:
2021-11-24 [p.24]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Federal Program Spending on Housing Affordability in 2021", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1119-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-24 [p.24]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "2021 Election Proposal Costing Baseline", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1119-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-24 [p.24]
— by the Speaker — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Financial Support for Air Canada", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-441-1119-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-11-25 [p.24]
Adjournment
At midnight, the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-11-23 [p.16]
Adjournment
Accordingly, at 6:03 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-11-23 [p.13]
A message was received from Her Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.
Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.
The Commons returned to the chamber.
Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, he had, on their behalf, claimed their undoubted rights and privileges, especially that they may have freedom of speech in their debates, access to Her Excellency's person at all seasonable times, and that their proceedings may receive from Her Excellency the most favourable construction and that Her Excellency the Governor General had been pleased to declare that She freely confides in the duty and attachment of the House of Commons to Her Majesty's Person and Government and, not doubting that their proceedings will be conducted with wisdom, temper and prudence, grants and upon all occasions will recognize and allow their constitutional privileges, and to assure the Commons that they shall have ready access to Her upon all occasions, and that their proceedings as well as their words and actions, will constantly receive from Her the most favourable construction.
2021-11-23 [p.13]
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the representation made by the government under the provisions of Standing Order 55(1), he had caused to be published a special Order Paper giving notice of a government bill and a government motion.
2021-11-23 [p.14]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Letter from the government House leader, dated November 22, 2021, concerning notice of a government bill and a government motion. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-441-1.
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