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2021-04-20 [p.796]
Accordingly, at 6:58 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-04-20 [p.791]
Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Serré (Nickel Belt) presented the report of the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas (CPAM), 12th Gathering of ParlAmericas Gender Equality Network, Virtual Sessions, September 23 and October 2, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-432-74-03.
2021-04-20 [p.791]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Calkins (Red Deer—Lacombe), seconded by Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland), Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sentencing), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-04-20 [p.791]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-04-20 [p.791]
— by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00828);
2021-04-20 [p.791]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), two concerning health (Nos. 432-00829 and 432-00832), one concerning public safety (No. 432-00830), one concerning justice (No. 432-00831) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00833);
2021-04-20 [p.791]
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning justice (No. 432-00834) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00835);
2021-04-20 [p.792]
— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00836);
2021-04-20 [p.792]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00837 and 432-00839) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00838).
2021-04-20 [p.792]
The House resumed the adjourned debate on the motion of Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 2)
The debate continued.
2021-04-20 [p.792]
Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“given that the budget:
(a) adds over half a trillion dollars in new debt that can only be paid through higher job-killing taxes;
(b) contains over $100 billion for a re-election fund while doing nothing to secure the long-term prosperity of Canadians; and
(c) fails to rule out the introduction of capital gains taxes on the principal residences of Canadians, currently being studied by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, as a way to pay for the government’s spending;
the House demand that the Liberal government’s budget be revised in order to focus on accelerating the vaccination plan to end the dangerous third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and policies that will create jobs and stimulate economic growth.“.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-20 [p.792]
Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette), moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by deleting paragraphs (a) and (b) and substituting the following:
“(a) does not include any increase to the Canada health transfers;
(b) abandons seniors between the ages of 65 and 75; and”
and by adding after the words “economic growth” the following:
“, support health care systems by increasing the Canada health transfers to 35% of health care costs and contribute to the quality of life of seniors aged 65 and over by increasing Old Age Security as of age 65 and dropping the age for the one-time payment of $500 for the summer of 2021 to age 65.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-20 [p.793]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-04-20 [p.793]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-04-20 [p.793]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance); (Ways and Means No. 2)
And of the amendment of Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable);
And of the subamendment of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Ste-Marie (Joliette).
The debate continued.
2021-04-20 [p.793]
Private Members' Business
At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2021-04-20 [p.793]
Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning), seconded by Mr. Soroka (Yellowhead), moved, — That:
(a) in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize that,
(i) replacing oil and gas with more environmentally sustainable options is not technologically or economically feasible,
(ii) Canada’s energy needs require the use of oil and gas to heat Canadian homes, schools and hospitals, to propel vehicles, to bring food to Canadian tables, and to produce electricity,
(iii) Canadian oil and natural gas are produced with the highest environmental standards in the world, and domestic producers are global environmental leaders and responsible corporate citizens,
(iv) using Canadian resources creates Canadian jobs,
(v) First Nations involved in Canada’s oil and gas industry experience significant and profound positive economic effects, including higher rates of employment, higher incomes, and improved health and educational attainments,
(vi) tax revenue from the fossil fuel industry is an important contributor to the national treasury, facilitating transfer payments benefitting all Canadians and allowing Canada to afford the social programs all Canadians depend on; and
(b) the House recognize that,
(i) Canada’s oil and gas industry from Western to Atlantic Canada is essential to the well-being of the nation and should be celebrated,
(ii) tax and regulatory barriers limiting the responsible growth of Canada’s oil and gas industry should be removed. (Private Members' Business M-61)
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-20 [p.794]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.
2021-04-20 [p.794]
Messages were received from the Senate as follows:
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint it of the following:
That the Senate unites with the House of Commons to present an humble Address to Her Majesty the Queen expressing the Senate's condolences following the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and its hopes that the expression of the high esteem in which His Royal Highness was held may comfort Her Majesty and the members of the Royal Family in their bereavement.
2021-04-20 [p.794]
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that house that the Senate has adopted the following motion:
That, pursuant to subsection 5(1) of An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), S.C. 2021, c.2, a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to review the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application, including but not limited to issues relating to mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, the state of palliative care in Canada and the protection of Canadians with disabilities;
That, pursuant to subsection 5(2) of the Act, five members of the Senate and ten members of the House of Commons be members of the committee, with two chairs of which the House Joint Chair shall be from the governing party and the Senate Joint Chair shall be determined pursuant to rule 12-13(1) of the Rules of the Senate;
That, in addition to the joint chairs, there be one deputy chair from the Senate and three vice-chairs from the House;
That the five senators to be members of the committee be named after consultations and agreement between the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the leader or facilitator of any other recognized party or recognized parliamentary group in the Senate, by means of a notice signed by the Leader of the Government in the Senate, the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and the leader or facilitator of any other recognized party or recognized parliamentary group in the Senate, and filed with the Clerk of the Senate no later than the end of the day on April 23, 2021, with the names of the senators named as members being recorded in the Journals of the Senate;
That, pursuant to subsection 5(3) of the Act, the quorum of the committee be eight members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses are represented and that one member of the governing party in the House, one member from the opposition in the House and one member of the Senate are present;
That the Joint Chairs be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the publication thereof, whenever six members are present, so long as both Houses are represented and that one member of the governing party in the House, one member from the opposition in the House and one member of the Senate are present;
That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules, previous orders or usual practice, and taking into account the exceptional circumstances of the current pandemic of COVID-19, until the end of the day on June 23, 2021:
1. the committee be authorized to hold hybrid meetings or meetings entirely by videoconference;
2. such meetings be considered, for all purposes, to be meetings of the committee, and senators taking part in such meetings be considered, for all purposes, to be present at the meeting;
3. that for greater certainty, when the committee holds a hybrid meeting or meets entirely by videoconference:
(a) all members of the committee participating count towards quorum;
(b) such meetings be considered to be occurring in the parliamentary precinct; and
(c) the committee be directed to approach in camera meetings with all necessary precaution, taking account of the risks to confidentiality inherent in such technologies; and
4. subject to variations that may be required by the circumstances, to participate in a hybrid meeting or a meeting entirely by videoconference senators must:
(a) use a desktop or laptop computer and headphones with integrated microphone provided by one or the other house for videoconferences;
(b) not use other devices such as personal tablets or smartphones;
(c) be the only people visible on the videoconference;
(d) have their video on and broadcasting their image at all times; and
(e) leave the videoconference if they leave their seat;
That the committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate;
That the committee have the power to report from time to time, to send for persons, papers and records, and to publish such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the committee;
That the committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff, including legal counsel;
That the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all its proceedings and that public proceedings be made available to the public via the Parliament of Canada’s websites;
That, pursuant to subsection 5(5) of the Act, the committee submit a final report of its review, including a statement of any recommended changes, to Parliament no later than one year after the day on which it commenced the review; and
That, pursuant to subsection 5(6) of the Act, following the tabling of the final report in both Houses, the committee shall expire.
2021-04-20 [p.796]
Adjournment Proceedings
At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.
After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.
2021-04-19 [p.785]
Private Members' Business
At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2021-04-19 [p.785]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-265, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (illness, injury or quarantine).
Mrs. DeBellefeuille (Salaberry—Suroît), seconded by Ms. Chabot (Thérèse-De Blainville), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-19 [p.785]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.
2021-04-19 [p.785]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-11, An Act to enact the Consumer Privacy Protection Act and the Personal Information and Data Protection Tribunal Act and to make consequential and related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics.
The debate continued.
2021-04-19 [p.786]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-04-19 [p.786]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-04-19 [p.786]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 93 -- Vote no 93) - View vote details.
YEAS: 214, NAYS: 115
Accordingly, Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
2021-04-19 [p.788]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 15th report of the committee, which was as follows:The committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:Standing Committee on Citizenship and ImmigrationPeter Schiefke for Soraya Martinez FerradaManinder Sidhu for Marc SerréStanding Committee on Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentChris Bittle for Peter SchiefkeStanding Committee on HealthJennifer O'Connell for Darren FisherStanding Committee on Natural ResourcesMarc Serré for Maninder SidhuStanding Committee on Official LanguagesPaul Lefebvre for Terry DuguidStanding Committee on Public Safety and National SecurityDarren Fisher for Angelo IaconoStanding Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and CommunitiesAngelo Iacono for Maninder SidhuSoraya Martinez Ferrada for Chris BittleThe committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International DevelopmentManinder SidhuStanding Committee on Industry, Science and TechnologyTerry BeechDarren FisherMarie-France LalondeStanding Committee on Procedure and House AffairsGreg FergusA copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.
2021-04-19 [p.789]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lefebvre (Sudbury), seconded by Mr. Serré (Nickel Belt), Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-04-19 [p.789]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 15th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.
2021-04-19 [p.789]
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Seeback (Dufferin—Caledon), moved, — That the first report of the Standing Committee on Finance, presented on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 4)
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-19 [p.789]
At 4:05 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the House proceeded to the consideration of ways and means motion No. 2 for the budget presentation.
Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance), moved, — That this House approve in general the budgetary policy of the government. (Ways and Means No. 2)
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-19 [p.789]
Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance) laid upon the table, —
(1) “Budget 2021” — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-2.
(2) Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Income Tax Act and other related legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-3.
(3) Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-4.
(4) Notice of a ways and means motion to amend the Excise Act, 2001 and other legislation. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-5.
(5) Notice of a ways and means motion to introduce an Act to implement a Tax on Select Luxury Goods. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-6.
(6) Notice of a ways and means motion to introduce an Act to implement a Digital Services Tax. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-7.
(7) Notice of a ways and means motion to introduce an Act to implement a Tax on Unproductive Use of Canadian Housing by Foreign Non-resident Owners. — Sessional Paper No. 8570-432-8.
Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance), an order of the day was designated for the consideration of each ways and means motion, notice of which was laid upon the table earlier today.
2021-04-19 [p.790]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance). (Ways and Means No. 2)
The debate continued.
2021-04-19 [p.790]
Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Dalton (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge), moved, — That the debate be now adjourned.
2021-04-19 [p.790]
Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the motion was deemed adopted.
2021-04-19 [p.790]
Adjournment
At 4:58 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-04-16 [p.777]
The clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.
Whereupon, Mrs. Mendès (Brossard—Saint-Lambert), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Assistant Deputy Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.
2021-04-16 [p.777]
The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.
2021-04-16 [p.777]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected for debate Motion No. 1.
2021-04-16 [p.777]
Ms. Chagger (Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth) for Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development), moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing line 31 on page 4 with the following:
320.101 In sections 320.102 to 320.105, conversion.
2021-04-16 [p.777]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practices of the House:
(a) the report stage motion in amendment to Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy), standing on the Notice Paper in the name of the Minister of Justice, be deemed adopted on division;
(b) Bill C-6, as amended, be deemed concurred in at report stage with a further amendment, on division; and
(c) the third reading stage of Bill C-6 be allowed to be taken up in the same sitting.
2021-04-16 [p.778]
Pursuant to order made earlier today, the order was read for the third reading of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy).
Ms. Chagger (Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth) for Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-16 [p.778]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2021-04-16 [p.778]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-04-16 [p.778]
Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented the fifth report of the committee, "Main Estimates 2021-22: Votes 1 and 5 under Department of Veterans Affairs and Vote 1 under Veterans Review and Appeal Board". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-117.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 18) was tabled.
2021-04-16 [p.778]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), seconded by Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), Bill C-287, An Act to amend the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-04-16 [p.778]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That,
(a) pursuant to subsection 5(1) of An Act to amend the Criminal Code (medical assistance in dying), a special joint committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to review the provisions of the Criminal Code relating to medical assistance in dying and their application, including but not limited to issues relating to mature minors, advance requests, mental illness, the state of palliative care in Canada and the protection of Canadians with disabilities;
(b) pursuant to subsection 5(2) of the act, five members of the Senate and 10 members of the House of Commons be members of the committee, including five members of the House of Commons from the governing party, three members of the House of Commons from the official opposition, and two members of the House of Commons from the opposition who are not members of the official opposition, with two Chairs of which the House Co-Chair shall be from the governing party and the Senate Co-Chair shall be determined by the Senate;
(c) in addition to the Co-Chairs, the committee shall elect three vice-chairs from the House, of whom the first vice-chair shall be from the Conservative Party of Canada, the second vice-chair shall be from the Bloc Québécois and the third vice-chair shall be from the New Democratic Party;
(d) pursuant to subsection 5(3) of the act, the quorum of the committee be eight members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses and one member of the governing party in the House, one from the opposition in the House and one member of the Senate are represented, and that the Joint Chairs be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six members are present, so long as both Houses and one member of the governing party in the House, one member from the opposition in the House and one member of the Senate are represented;
(e) the House of Commons members be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than five sitting days after the adoption of this motion;
(f) changes to the membership of the committee, on the part of the House of Commons, be effective immediately after notification by the relevant whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House;
(g) membership substitutions, on the part of the House of Commons, be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2) and that they may be filed with the clerk of the committee by email;
(h) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, members may participate either in person or by videoconference and witnesses shall participate remotely;
(i) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, members who participate remotely shall be counted for the purpose of quorum;
(j) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, except for those decided unanimously or on division, all questions shall be decided by a recorded vote;
(k) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, when more than one motion is proposed for the election of the House Joint Chair or Vice-Chairs, 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;
(I) the committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the House;
(m) the committee have the power to report from time to time, to send for persons, papers and records, and to print such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the committee;
(n) the committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff, including legal counsel;
(o) the committee have the power to appoint, from among its members such subcommittees as may be deemed appropriate and to delegate to such subcommittees, all or any of its powers, except the power to report to the Senate and House of Commons;
(p) the committee have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings and that public proceedings be made available to the public via the Parliament of Canada's websites;
(q) until Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in camera proceedings may be conducted in a manner that take into account the potential risks to confidentiality inherent in meetings with remote participants;
(r) pursuant to subsection 5(5) of the act, the committee submit a final report of its review, including a statement of any recommended changes, to Parliament no later than one year after the day on which it commenced the review; and
(s) pursuant to subsection 5(6) of the act, following the tabling of the final report in both Houses, the committee shall expire; and
that a message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to unite with this House for the above purpose and to select, if the Senate deems advisable, members to act on the proposed special joint committee.
2021-04-16 [p.780]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2021-04-16 [p.780]
— by Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00815);
2021-04-16 [p.780]
— by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00816);
2021-04-16 [p.780]
— by Mr. Bratina (Hamilton East—Stoney Creek), one concerning transportation (No. 432-00817);
2021-04-16 [p.780]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning health (No. 432-00823);
2021-04-16 [p.780]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 432-00824);
2021-04-16 [p.780]
— by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), one concerning justice (No. 432-00825);
2021-04-16 [p.781]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change), seconded by Mr. Guilbeault (Minister of Canadian Heritage), — That Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.
The debate continued.
2021-04-16 [p.781]
Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:
"the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-12, An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada's efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050, since the bill fails to:
(a) implement a plan that recognizes climate change is real and addresses the significant problem it represents, while also ensuring that economic development and job growth can flourish all across Canada; and
(b) address the fact that, after committing to working with Parliament on the makeup of the advisory group, the government appointed climate activists whose influence, if acted upon, would lead to the destruction of the oil and gas sector, disproportionally threaten certain regions of the country and their essential industries, and weaken national unity.".
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-16 [p.781]
Private Members' Business
At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2021-04-16 [p.781]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-219, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation).
Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate arose thereon.
2021-04-16 [p.781]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.
2021-04-16 [p.781]
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:
2021-04-16 [p.782]
— by Mr. Blair (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Amendment to the Agreement for RCMP policing services (First Nations Community Policing Service) for the province of Saskatchewan, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-475-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2021-04-16 [p.782]
— by Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance) — Report of operations and communiqués for the year 2020, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1991, c. 12, s. 7 and to the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-7, ss. 13 and 14. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1234-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2021-04-16 [p.782]
— by Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development) — Report on the Government of Canada's Official Development Assistance, pursuant to the Official Development Assistance Accountability Act, S.C. 2008, c. 17, s. 5. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1022-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development)
2021-04-16 [p.782]
— by Ms. McKenna (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for the period 2020-2021 to 2024-2025 of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-432-870-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2021-04-16 [p.782]
— by Mr. Rodriguez (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. 2021-138 and P.C. 2021-139. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-3-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
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— P.C. 2021-140, P.C. 2021-141, P.C. 2021-142, P.C. 2021-145, P.C. 2021-146 and P.C. 2021-147. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-14-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
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— P.C. 2021-135, P.C. 2021-136 and P.C. 2021-137. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-22-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
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— P.C. 2021-148. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-28-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
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— P.C. 2021-129, P.C. 2021-130, P.C. 2021-131, P.C. 2021-132, P.C. 2021-133, P.C. 2021-134, P.C. 2021-143 and P.C. 2021-144. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-30-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
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— P.C. 2021-128 and P.C. 2021-190. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-432-24-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2021-04-16 [p.783]
Pursuant to order made Monday, October 26, 2020, documents deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker were deemed laid before the House and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-1-08. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))
2021-04-16 [p.783]
Adjournment
At 2:30 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-04-15 [p.776]
Accordingly, at 7:58 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2021-04-15 [p.769]
Mr. Saini (Kitchener Centre), from the Special Committee on the Economic Relationship between Canada and the United States, presented the first report of the committee, "Enbridge’s Line 5: An Interim Report". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-116.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 to 8) was tabled.
2021-04-15 [p.769]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Atwin (Fredericton), seconded by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), Bill C-285, An Act to amend the Pest Control Products Act (glyphosate), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-04-15 [p.769]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), Bill C-286, An Act to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and to enact the Expungement of Certain Drug-related Convictions Act and the National Strategy on Substance Use Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2021-04-15 [p.769]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
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— by Mr. Dowdall (Simcoe—Grey), one concerning public safety (No. 432-00804);
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— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00805);
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— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00806);
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— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning the environment (No. 432-00807);
2021-04-15 [p.770]
Notice having been given at a previous sitting under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity), seconded by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), moved, — That, in relation to Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, not more than one further sitting day shall be allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the bill; and
That, 15 minutes before the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on the day allotted to the consideration at second reading stage of the said bill, any proceedings before the House shall be interrupted, if required for the purpose of this order, and, in turn, every question necessary for the disposal of the said stage of the bill shall be put forthwith and successively, without further debate or amendment.
Pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, the House proceeded to the question period regarding the moving of the time allocation motion.
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The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 91 -- Vote no 91) - View vote details.
YEAS: 175, NAYS: 153
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
The debate continued.
2021-04-15 [p.772]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
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Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2021-04-15 [p.772]
Pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors), — That Bill C-14, An Act to implement certain provisions of the economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 30, 2020 and other measures, be now read a third time and do pass.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 92 -- Vote no 92) - View vote details.
YEAS: 210, NAYS: 118
Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.
2021-04-15 [p.774]
Pursuant to order made Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and Standing Order 33, Mr. LeBlanc (President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs) made a statement.
2021-04-15 [p.774]
Accordingly, the following motion was deemed adopted on division:
"That a humble Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen expressing the House's condolences following the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and its hopes that the expression of the high esteem in which His Royal Highness was held may comfort Her Majesty and the members of the Royal Family in their bereavement; and
that a Message be sent to the Senate informing their Honours that this House has passed the said Address and requesting their Honours to unite with this House in the said Address.".
2021-04-15 [p.774]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), — That Bill C-15, An Act respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.
The debate continued.
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At 6:25 p.m., pursuant to order made earlier today, under the provisions of Standing Order 78(3), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.
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The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, January 25, 2021, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, April 19, 2021, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
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Private Members' Business
At 6:28 p.m., by unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
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