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2019-07-17 [p.5749]
— by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 15th Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, "Taking Action: Improving the Lives of Canadians Living with Episodic Disabilities" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-537), presented to the House on Friday, March 22, 2019. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-537.
2019-06-11 [p.5528]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-456, An Act to Amend the Income Tax Act and the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2019-05-27 [p.5339]
— by Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby), one concerning discrimination (No. 421-03912).
2019-05-27 [p.5344]
Q-2399 — Mr. Motz (Medicine Hat—Cardston—Warner) — With regard to funding of Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP), since January 1, 2008, and broken down by year: (a) how many times has the government required repayment of the government contributions to a Registered Disability Savings Plan since the RDSP was established; (b) how many RDSP holders have passed away before being able to draw on their RDSP; (c) how much funding has been recovered by the government from RDSP contributions in percentage and total dollar figures; (d) how many times has the government waived repayment; (e) what conditions must be met in order for repayment to be waived; (f) how many times has an RDSP holder passed away while having children under the age of 18; and (g) what is the average value of a recovered portion of an RDSP? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2399.
2019-05-03 [p.5232]
Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 16th Report of the Committee, "2018-2019 Annual Report on the Administration of the Centennial Flame Research Award Act". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-557.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 108 and 143) was tabled.
2019-03-22 [p.5043]
Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 15th Report of the Committee, "Taking Action: Improving the Lives of Canadians Living with Episodic Disabilities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-537.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 128 to 130, 133, 134 and 137) was tabled.
2019-01-28 [p.4499]
— Nos. 421-03076 and 421-03077 concerning immigration. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-23-27;
2019-01-28 [p.4500]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford), Bill C-424, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (sexual exploitation), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2019-01-28 [p.4507]
Q-2053 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With respect to applications for the disability tax credit (DTC) by persons with type one diabetes which were rejected after the changes in wording to the letter to physicians in 2017 and were reviewed after the same changes in wording were reversed: (a) how many applications were reviewed; (b) how many of the applications in (a) were approved upon review; (c) how many of the applications in (a) were rejected again upon review; (d) how many of the applicants in (b) were notified of the approval; (e) how many of the applicants in (c) were notified of the rejection; (f) how many of the applicants in (c) were not notified of the rejection; (g) how many of the applicants in (c) appealed the rejection; (h) how many of the applicants in (f) were eligible to appeal the rejection; (i) how many of the applicants in (h) passed the due date for appeals without knowing about the rejection of their applications; and (j) had all applicants in (b) successfully appealed the rejection of their applications, how much would the aggregate disability tax credit claims cost on an annual basis? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2053.
2018-12-03 [p.4394]
Q-1997 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to the federal disability tax credit (DTC) that helps persons with disabilities and certain medical conditions defray unavoidable medical expenses: (a) what is the total DTC amount claimed for the fiscal year 2017 in Canada; (b) what is the total number of DTC claimants for the fiscal year 2017 in Canada; (c) what is the total number of DTC applications that were denied for the fiscal year 2017 in Canada; (d) of the DTC applications that were denied, what were the tabulated and categorized reasons for their denial; (e) what is the total number of DTC applications that were rejected for life-sustaining therapy due to not meeting the average 14 hours per week requirement for the fiscal year 2017 in Canada; (f) of the DTC applications that were rejected for life-sustaining therapy due to not meeting the average 14 hours per week requirement, how many of them had at least 10 hours per week for the fiscal year 2017 in Canada; (g) in deciding whether or not to approve an application for life-sustaining therapy, what are the criterion utilized by the Canadian Revenue Agency to make such a determination and how are these criterion logged and recorded; and (h) how many times has the procedures manual that assessors refer to in administration of the DTC been updated and what are these updates for the 2015, 2016, and 2017 calendar years? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1997.
2018-11-19 [p.4277]
Mr. May (Cambridge), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-471.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 112, 113, 115 to 119, 123 and 124) was tabled.
2018-11-02 [p.4222]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to provide recommendations for legislative and policy changes necessary to ensure that the needs of persons with episodic disabilities caused, among other things, by multiple sclerosis, be adequately protected to ensure equity in government policy to support Canadians across all types of disability; that the Committee report to the House by February 2019; and that it be instructed to request a comprehensive government response to its report, pursuant to Standing Order 109. (Private Members' Business M-192)
The debate continued.
2018-11-02 [p.4223]
Mr. Long (Saint John—Rothesay), seconded by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “February 2019” with the words “May 16, 2019”.
Debate arose thereon.
2018-11-02 [p.4223]
Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to provide recommendations for legislative and policy changes necessary to ensure that the needs of persons with episodic disabilities caused, among other things, by multiple sclerosis, be adequately protected to ensure equity in government policy to support Canadians across all types of disability; that the Committee report to the House by May 16, 2019; and that it be instructed to request a comprehensive government response to its report, pursuant to Standing Order 109. (Private Members' Business M-192)
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.
2018-10-05 [p.4057]
Mr. Yurdiga (Fort McMurray—Cold Lake), seconded by Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities be instructed to provide recommendations for legislative and policy changes necessary to ensure that the needs of persons with episodic disabilities caused, among other things, by multiple sclerosis, be adequately protected to ensure equity in government policy to support Canadians across all types of disability; that the Committee report to the House by February 2019; and that it be instructed to request a comprehensive government response to its report, pursuant to Standing Order 109. (Private Members' Business M-192)
Debate arose thereon.
2018-06-20 [p.3869]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Duncan (Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities), seconded by Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Public Services and Procurement), Bill C-81, An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.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 ensure a barrier-free Canada”.
2018-06-20 [p.3870]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Wilson-Raybould (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Charter Statement — Bill C-81: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-421-71.
2018-06-13 [p.3641]
Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Harvey (Tobique—Mactaquac), seconded by Mr. Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), — That the House recognize the importance that Visitability can have for Canadians of all ages and abilities, and particularly persons with a physical disability, aging individuals, seniors and their families, in Canada, by: (a) emphasizing the efforts of companies, contractors and builders who are already applying the principles of Visitability in their new constructions; (b) encouraging the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities to address the topic of Visitability in the accessibility legislation to be introduced in the House; and (c) inviting the federal government to address the subject of Visitability with its provincial and territorial partners in upcoming Federal, Provincial and Territorial discussions. (Private Members' Business M-157)
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 756 -- Vote no 756) - View vote details.
YEAS: 295, NAYS: 0
2018-06-11 [p.3583]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Harvey (Tobique—Mactaquac), seconded by Mr. Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), — That the House recognize the importance that Visitability can have for Canadians of all ages and abilities, and particularly persons with a physical disability, aging individuals, seniors and their families, in Canada, by: (a) emphasizing the efforts of companies, contractors and builders who are already applying the principles of Visitability in their new constructions; (b) encouraging the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities to address the topic of Visitability in the accessibility legislation to be introduced in the House; and (c) inviting the federal government to address the subject of Visitability with its provincial and territorial partners in upcoming Federal, Provincial and Territorial discussions. (Private Members' Business M-157)
The debate continued.
2018-06-11 [p.3583]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2018-06-11 [p.3613]
Q-1693 — Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London) — With regard to spending aimed at providing services to Canadians with disabilities for the last and current fiscal year, broken down by year: (a) what is the total government spending on programming and transfers specifically related to this issue, broken down by each specific funding envelope and each program funded; and (b) what portion of this funding is committed to (i) improving accessibility, (ii) research and studies, (iii) grants and contributions to non-governmental organizations, (iv) transfers to other levels of governments, (v) educational services for individuals with disabilities, (vi) public education efforts, (vii) other services for individuals with disabilities, (viii) other commitments, broken down by type of commitment? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1693.
2018-04-30 [p.3167]
Mr. Harvey (Tobique—Mactaquac), seconded by Mr. Sidhu (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), moved, — That the House recognize the importance that Visitability can have for Canadians of all ages and abilities, and particularly persons with a physical disability, aging individuals, seniors and their families, in Canada, by: (a) emphasizing the efforts of companies, contractors and builders who are already applying the principles of Visitability in their new constructions; (b) encouraging the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities to address the topic of Visitability in the accessibility legislation to be introduced in the House; and (c) inviting the federal government to address the subject of Visitability with its provincial and territorial partners in upcoming Federal, Provincial and Territorial discussions. (Private Members' Business M-157)
Debate arose thereon.
2018-02-05 [p.2649]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Nuttall (Barrie—Springwater—Oro-Medonte), Bill C-395, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2017-12-13 [p.2570]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway), seconded by Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), Bill C-390, An Act respecting the development of a national employment strategy for persons with disabilities, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2017-12-11 [p.2549]
Q-1283 — Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) — With regard to letter from the Minister of National Revenue on July 31, 2017, that stated “with consideration given to recent advances in technology, adults who independently manage their insulin therapy on a regular basis are unlikely to meet the 14-hours-per-week requirement” and the decision to clawback the disability tax credit from diabetes patients: (a) which section of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recommended this finding; (b) what specific recent advances in technology is the Minister referring to; (c) which stakeholders, if any, were consulted in advance of this change; (d) did any stakeholders object to this recommendation and, if so, which ones; (e) what medical advice did the CRA seek in order to support this finding; (f) does Health Canada consider diabetes to be a serious enough condition in order to meet the 14-hours-per-week requirement; (g) was the Minister of Health consulted in regard to the CRA decision, and if so, was the Minister of Health in favour of the CRA decision; (h) how many diabetics are estimated to be impacted by the CRA decision; and (i) what is the yearly estimated increase in tax revenue as a result of the CRA decision? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1283.
2017-11-30 [p.2470]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Hehr (Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and Explanatory Memorandum, dated December 13, 2006. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-57.
2017-09-18 [p.2091]
— No. 421-01479 concerning disabled and handicapped persons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-124-03;
2017-06-14 [p.1945]
Q-999 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to the number of Canadians with disabilities and disabled persons employed in the federal public service: (a) what is the percentage of public servants who are disabled versus the percentage of the overall Canadian workforce that is disabled; (b) what is the percentage of public servants who are disabled versus the percentage of private sector employees who are disabled; (c) how many disabled people have gone from being unemployed to employed after the intervention of any federally-funded employment program, in the most recent reporting year; (d) what is the average increase in wages earned by disabled people after receiving the federally-funded employment assistance programs referred to in (c); (e) how many disabled people went from unemployed to employed as a result of the funds provided through the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities, broken down by province, in the most recent reporting year; and (f) how many disabled people went from unemployed to employed as a result of the funds provided through the Opportunities Fund, broken down by province, in the most recent reporting year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-999.
2017-06-09 [p.1901]
— by Mr. Brown (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), one concerning disabled and handicapped persons (No. 421-01479);
2017-04-10 [p.1605]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Hardcastle (Windsor—Tecumseh), seconded by Ms. Jolibois (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), Bill C-348, An Act to amend the Department of Employment and Social Development Act (persons with disabilities), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2017-04-03 [p.1539]
— No. 421-01148 concerning disabled and handicapped persons. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-124-02;
2017-02-15 [p.1357]
— by Mrs. Jordan (South Shore—St. Margarets), one concerning disabled and handicapped persons (No. 421-01148);
2016-09-19 [p.728]
Q-223 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to the Labour Market Agreements for Persons with Disabilities between the federal government and provincial governments: what are the initiatives funded under each agreement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-223.
2016-01-25 [p.72]
Q-15 — Mr. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) — With regard to thalidomide: (a) how many tax-free pensions are being awarded at the level of (i) $100 000, (ii) $75 000, (iii) $25 000; (b) how many recipients have asked for a reassessment of their benefit level, in total, and broken down by (i) applications approved, (ii) applications denied; (c) how many applications have been received for assistance from the Extraordinary Medical Assistance Fund, in total, and broken down by (i) applications approved, (ii) applications denied; (d) what are the criteria for receiving assistance from the Extraordinary Medical Assistance Fund; (e) who is responsible for administering the Extraordinary Medical Assistance Fund; (f) how many new individuals have identified themselves as thalidomide survivors; and (g) how many new individuals have been accepted as thalidomide survivors and will begin receiving support payments? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-15.
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