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2019-08-21 [p.5755]
— No. 421-04796 concerning infrastructure funding. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-261-01;
2019-06-20 [p.5707]
— by Ms. Brosseau (Berthier—Maskinongé), one concerning infrastructure funding (No. 421-04796);
2019-06-17 [p.5654]
Mr. Ruimy (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge), from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the 18th Report of the Committee, "Rural Wireless Digital Infrastructure: A Critical Role". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-609.
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. 161, 163 and 165 to 168) was tabled.
2019-06-17 [p.5659]
Q-2459 — Mr. Dusseault (Sherbrooke) — With regard to the Canada Infrastructure Bank, since its creation: (a) what is the number of meetings held with Canadian and foreign investors, broken down by (i) month, (ii) country, (iii) investor class; (b) what is the complete list of investors met; (c) what are the details of the contracts awarded by the Canada Infrastructure Bank, including (i) date of contract, (ii) value of contract, (iii) vendor name, (iv) file number, (v) description of services provided; (d) what are the details of all travel expenses incurred, including for each expenditure the (i) traveller’s name, (ii) purpose of the travel, (iii) travel dates, (iv) airfare, (v) other transportation costs, (vi) accommodation costs, (vii) meals and incidentals, (viii) other expenses, (ix) total amount; and (e) what are the details of all hospitality expenses incurred by the Bank, including for each expenditure the (i) guest’s name, (ii) event location, (iii) service vendor, (iv) total amount, (v) event description, (vi) date, (vii) number of attendees, (viii) number of government employees in attendance, (ix) number of guests? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2459.
2019-06-17 [p.5662]
Q-2472 — Mr. Albas (Central Okanagan—Similkameen—Nicola) — With regard to concerns that infrastructure funding has been announced, but not delivered, in Kelowna, British Columbia, since November 4, 2015: (a) what is the total amount of funding committed in Kelowna; (b) what is the total amount of funding paid out in relation to the funding committed in (a); and (c) what are the details of all projects, including (i) date of announcement, (ii) amount committed, (iii) amount actually paid out to date, (iv) project description? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2472.
2019-05-27 [p.5347]
Q-2412 — Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) — With regard to the communities which comprise the federal electoral district of Courtenay—Alberni, between the 2005-2006 and current year fiscal year: (a) what are the federal infrastructure investments, including direct transfers to the municipalities and First Nations, for the communities of (i) Tofino, (ii) Ucluelet, (iii) Port Alberni, (iv) Parksville, (v) Qualicum Beach, (vi) Cumberland, (vii) Courtenay, (viii) Deep Bay, (ix) Dashwood, (x) Royston, (xi) French Creek, (xii) Errington, (xiii) Coombs, (xiv) Nanoose Bay, (xv) Cherry Creek, (xvi) China Creek, (xvii) Bamfield, (xviii) Beaver Creek, (xix) Beaufort Range, (xx) Millstream, (xxi) Mt. Washington Ski Resort, broken down by (i) fiscal year, (ii) total expenditure, (iii) project; (b) what are the federal infrastructure investments transferred to the regional districts of (i) Comox Valley Regional District, (ii) Nanaimo Regional District, (iii) Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, (iv) Powell River Regional District, broken down by (i) fiscal year, (ii) total expenditure, (iii) project; (c) what are the federal infrastructure investments transferred to the Island Trusts of (i) Hornby Island, (ii) Denman Island, (iii) Lasquetti Island, broken down by (i) fiscal year, (ii) total expenditure; (d) what are the federal infrastructure investments transferred to (i) the Ahousaht First Nation, (ii) Hesquiaht First Nation, (iii) Huu-ay-aht First Nation, (iv) Hupacasath First Nation, (v) Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, (vi) Toquaht First Nation, (vii) Tseshaht First Nation, (viii) Uchucklesaht First Nation, (ix) Ucluelet First Nation, (x) K’omoks First Nation, broken down by (i) fiscal year, (ii) total expenditure, (iii) projects; (e) what are the infastructure funding of Pacific Rim National Park, broken down by (i) fiscal year, (ii) total expenditure (iii) project; (f) what are the funding of Highways, including but not limited to, (i) Highway 4, (ii) Highway 19, (iii) Highway 19a, (iv) Bamfield Road, broken down by (i) fiscal year, (ii) total expenditure, (iii) projects; and (g) what are any other infrastructure investments provided through the funding of national parks, highways, Build Canada, Infrastructure Canada, Gas Tax, Small Crafts and Harbours, BC Ferries, etc., broken down by (i) fiscal year (ii) total expenditure, (iii) project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2412.
2019-05-17 [p.5329]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following questions made into an Order for Return:
Q-2362 — Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — With regard to project recommendations submitted by Infrastructure Canada during Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Investing in Canada Plan, since March 2016: (a) how many project recommendations have been submitted to the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, broken down by (i) year, (ii) project name, (iii) project financial value, (iv) province, (v) constituency; (b) of the project recommendations in (a), which recommendations were approved by the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province, (iii) federal constituency; and (c) of the recommendations in (a), which project recommendations were not approved by the Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province, (iii) federal constituency? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2362.
2019-04-10 [p.5132]
Ms. Mihychuk (Kildonan—St. Paul), from the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs, presented the 18th Report of the Committee, "A Path to Growth: Investing in the North". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-548.
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. 121 to 123, 125 to 129, 133, 135 and 138) was tabled.
2019-04-09 [p.5119]
Q-2249 — Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) — With regard to the government’s Small Communities Fund first announced in 2014: what are the details of all projects under the program, including (i) recipient of funding, (ii) province, (iii) municipality, (iv) project start date, (v) projected completion date, (vi) amount of funding pledged, (vii) amount of funding actually provided to date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2249.
2019-04-05 [p.5090]
Q-2199 — Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) — With regard to Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit): (a) what is the anticipated cost to taxpayers for its implementation; and (b) what are the findings of any cost analysis done by government departments? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2199.
2019-03-20 [p.4722]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Carr (Minister of International Trade Diversification) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Duncan (Minister of Science and Sport), Bill C-94, An Act respecting certain payments to be made out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2019-03-18 [p.4694]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-2149 — Mr. Johns (Courtenay—Alberni) — With regard to the federal electoral district of Courtenay—Alberni, between the fiscal year 2012-13 and the current year: what are all the federal infrastructure investments (including direct transfers to municipalities, to regional district associations or to First Nations, national parks, highways, etc.), broken down by fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2149.
2019-01-28 [p.4502]
Q-2031 — Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) — With regard to infrastructure projects which were approved for funding by Infrastructure Canada since November 4, 2015: what are the details of all such projects, including (i) location, (ii) project title and description, (iii) amount of federal funding commitment, (iv) amount of federal funding delivered to date, (v) amount of provincial funding commitment, (vi) amount of local funding commitment, including name of municipality or local government, (vii) status of project, (viii) start date, (ix) completion date, or expected completion date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2031.
2019-01-28 [p.4505]
Q-2047 — Mr. Albrecht (Kitchener—Conestoga) — With regard to infrastructure projects approved for funding by Infrastructure Canada since November 4, 2015, in the Waterloo region (defined as the ridings of Kitchener—Conestoga, Kitchener South—Hespeler, Kitchener Center, Waterloo, and Cambridge): what are the details of all such projects, including (i) location, (ii) project title and description, (iii) amount of federal funding commitment, (iv) amount of federal funding delivered to date, (v) amount of provincial funding commitment, (vi) amount of local funding commitment, including name of municipality or local government, (vii) status of project, (viii) start date, (ix) completion date or expected completion date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2047.
2019-01-28 [p.4512]
Q-2074 — Mr. Julian (New Westminster—Burnaby) — With regard to the Canada Infrastructure Bank, since its creation: (a) what is the number of meetings held with Canadian and foreign investors, broken down by (i) month, (ii) country, (iii) investor class; (b) what is the complete list of investors met with; and (c) what are the details of the contracts awarded by the Canada Infrastructure Bank, including (i) date of contract, (ii) value of contract, (iii) vendor name, (iv) file number, (v) description of services provided? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2074.
2019-01-28 [p.4523]
Q-2133 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to funding on infrastructure and the Prime Minister’s comment that “there are impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area”: (a) does the Prime Minister’s comment represent the position of the government; (b) how many cities, towns, villages and rural municipalities have declined funding for infrastructure projects because such projects would involve bringing in construction workers; and (c) have any mayors or elected officials of rural towns or cities requested that the government not provide infrastructure funding for projects which would lead to more construction workers and, if so, which ones and what towns or cities do they represent? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-2133.
2018-11-19 [p.4284]
Q-1964 — Mr. Liepert (Calgary Signal Hill) — With regard to the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, since January 1, 2016: (a) how many Canadian businesses are investing in projects in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank broken down by year; (b) how much Canadian money is spent on projects in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank broken down by year; and (c) of the projects listed in (a), how many of these businesses are operating through, either directly or indirectly, the Canadian Government? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1964.
2018-10-18 [p.4084]
— by Mr. Champagne (Minister of Infrastructure and Communities) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 25th Report of the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, "Update on Infrastructure" (Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-426), presented to the House on Thursday, June 14, 2018. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-421-426.
2018-09-17 [p.3927]
Q-1619 — Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — With regard to government spending in the federal ridings of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia and Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, respectively, between October 19, 2015, and today: (a) how much did the government invest in projects under the Canada Community Infrastructure Program and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, broken down by (i) name of the project, (ii) type of project, (iii) location of the project, (iv) submission date of the project, (v) approval date of the project, (vi) projected cost of the project, (vii) total cost of the project; and (b) how much did the government invest through the various government programs other than the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (such as, but not limited to, the New Building Canada Fund—Quebec, New Horizons and the various Canadian Heritage funds), broken down by (i) name of the project, (ii) type of project, (iii) location of the project, (iv) submission date of the project, (v) approval date of the project, (vi) projected cost of the project, (vii) total cost of the project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1619-01.
2018-09-17 [p.3954]
Q-1870 — Mr. Jeneroux (Edmonton Riverbend) — With regard to Infrastructure Canada: what are the expenditures, since November 4, 2015, for the Minister’s exempt staff to travel to Edmonton, broken down by (i) name of exempt staff member, (ii) title of exempt staff member, (iii) date of arrival in Edmonton, (iv) date of departure from Edmonton, (v) travel expenditure, (vi) accommodation, (vii) per diem, (viii) incidentals? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1870.
2018-06-14 [p.3663]
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the 25th Report of the Committee, "Update on Infrastructure". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-426.
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. 98 to 101, 103 and 105) was tabled.
2018-06-05 [p.3472]
Q-1667 — Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) — With regard to the government’s infrastructure plan of $186.7 billion over 12 years: (a) what amounts have been allocated, to date, to the various infrastructure projects, broken down by (i) amount allocated to each infrastructure project, (ii) project type; (b) what are the government’s infrastructure funding criteria; (c) what are the locations, to date, where government infrastructure investments have been made, broken down by (i) city or municipality, (ii) amount allocated by city or municipality, (iii) infrastructure project type; (d) how much will be spent on infrastructure in the coming years by the government, broken down by (i) year, (ii) province; (e) how many infrastructure applications have been received by the government since the creation of the infrastructure plan, broken down by (i) number of applications received, (ii) applications approved by the government, (iii) applications rejected, (iv) expected payment date for each government-approved application; (f) why is the minister unable to say what part of infrastructure funding was allocated in budget 2015, 2016 or 2017; (g) what specific steps will the government take to ensure better data sharing with the parliamentary budget officer; (h) when will the government provide more information on the infrastructure plan; (i) have the GDP projections resulting from infrastructure expenditure been adjusted and, if so, what are they; (j) for phase two, (i) what is the government’s deadline for signing agreements with all the provinces and territories, (ii) what are the reasons for missing the March 2018 deadline; and (k) has the department identified any other possible delays and, if so, (i) what part of the funding will be delayed, (ii) what are the causes, (iii) has a plan to address these delays been developed in response? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1667.
2018-05-22 [p.3253]
Q-1619 — Mr. Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques) — With regard to government spending in the federal ridings of Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, Montmagny—L'Islet—Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup, Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia and Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine, respectively, between October 19, 2015, and today: (a) how much did the government invest in projects under the Canada Community Infrastructure Program and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, broken down by (i) name of the project, (ii) type of project, (iii) location of the project, (iv) submission date of the project, (v) approval date of the project, (vi) projected cost of the project, (vii) total cost of the project; and (b) how much did the government invest through the various government programs other than the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (such as, but not limited to, the New Building Canada Fund—Quebec, New Horizons and the various Canadian Heritage funds), broken down by (i) name of the project, (ii) type of project, (iii) location of the project, (iv) submission date of the project, (v) approval date of the project, (vi) projected cost of the project, (vii) total cost of the project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1619.
2018-05-04 [p.3206]
Q-1582 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to all infrastructure funding from the government to projects in the province of Manitoba since November 4, 2015: (a) how much money has the federal government committed; (b) of the figure identified in (a), how much has been delivered; (c) what is the list of projects for which money has been committed, detailed by (i) name, (ii) riding in which the project is located, (iii) amount committed, (iv) amount disbursed to date, (v) project description; (d) for each of the projects identified in (c) where funding has been committed but not delivered, why has the funding not been delivered; (e) for each of the projects identified in (d), when is funding expected to be disbursed; (f) what infrastructure funding has been cancelled, broken down by riding; (g) what was the rationale provided for the cancellation of each item identified in (f)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1582.
2018-04-16 [p.3090]
Q-1512 — Mr. Obhrai (Calgary Forest Lawn) — With regard to infrastructure funding: what amount has been actually delivered, as opposed to simply announced, in infrastructure funding between November 4, 2015, and February 12, 2018, broken down by riding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1512.
2018-03-29 [p.3057]
The Deputy Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Parliamentary Budget Officer entitled "Status Report on Phase 1 of the New Infrastructure Plan", pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S., 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-421-1119-12.
2018-03-19 [p.2759]
Q-1451 — Mr. Lauzon (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry) — With regard to grants and contributions from the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program: what are the details of all funding recipients since November 4, 2015, including (i) name of recipient, (ii) location, (iii) amount, (iv) project description, (v) date funding was received by the organization? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1451.
2017-12-11 [p.2545]
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the 20th Report of the Committee, "Infrastructure and Smart Communities". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-318.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 42 to 47 and 86) was tabled.
2017-12-06 [p.2530]
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the 19th Report of the Committee (Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-313.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 85 and 86) was tabled.
2017-09-18 [p.2107]
Q-1050 — Ms. Harder (Lethbridge) — With regard to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities’ statement in the House on May 9, 2017, that the government’s spending on infrastructure is to reduce the amount of time people spend being unproductive: (a) what does the government consider to be unproductive time; (b) what is the average weekly impact of unproductive time on the Canadian economy; (c) what is the average weekly amount of unproductive time, per person; (d) how many jobs are not created, on a weekly basis, as a result of unproductive time; (e) what does the government anticipate will be the reduction in the impact of unproductive time on the Canadian economy, specifically as a result of infrastructure spending; and (f) what does the government anticipate will be the reduction on the impact of unproductive time, per person, specifically as a result of infrastructure spending? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1050.
2017-09-18 [p.2108]
Q-1051 — Ms. Harder (Lethbridge) — With regard to the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank: (a) how many times did the Prime Minister meet with potential investors, including BlackRock and its CEO, between November 4, 2015, and May 1, 2017; (b) how many times did the Prime Minister’s staff meet with potential investors, including BlackRock and its CEO, between November 4, 2015, and May 1, 2017; (c) how many times did any Cabinet Minister or his or her staff meet with potential investors, including BlackRock and its CEO, between November 4, 2015, and May 1, 2017; (d) for each meeting in (a), (b), and (c), what are the details, including the (i) date of meeting, (ii) organization, (iii) name of potential investor, (iv) position or title, (v) specific request or offer of potential investment (in Canadian dollars), (vi) agenda or subject matter discussed at the meeting; (e) does the Prime Minister have any investments that could directly or indirectly benefit from the bank and, if so, has this been disclosed to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner; (f) if the answer to (e) is affirmative, what was the Commissioner’s response; (g) does any Cabinet Minister have any investment that could directly or indirectly benefit from the bank and, if so, has this been disclosed to the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner; and (h) if the answer to (g) is affirmative, what was the Commissioner’s response? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1051.
2017-09-18 [p.2118]
Q-1082 — Mr. Poilievre (Carleton) — With regard to the statement by the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities in Maclean’s magazine on June 9, 2017, that “My department has approved more than 2,900 projects with a total investment of over $23 billion since our government took office”: (a) what are the details of the 2,900 projects including (i) project description, (ii) amount of federal contribution, (iii) location, (iv) anticipated completion date; (b) how many of the projects referred to in (a) have “broken ground”; and (c) of the projects that have broken ground, what was the date of the ground breaking ceremony or, alternatively, the date when work commenced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-1082.
2017-06-14 [p.1943]
Q-993 — Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) — With regard to the constituency of Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot and the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program, between the program’s launch on January 1, 2015 and April 13, 2017: (a) which proposals have been submitted from the constituency; and (b) which proposals have been approved? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-993.
2017-05-16 [p.1741]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, the recorded division on the amendment to the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Beloeil—Chambly, deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions this day, be further deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders later today; and that, notwithstanding the Order adopted December 1, 2016, the provisions under Standing Order 45 respecting the length of bells shall apply today; and that, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, following Oral Questions on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, a Member from each recognized party, as well as the Member for Pierre-Boucher—Les Patriotes—Verchères and the Member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, may make a brief statement.
2017-05-16 [p.1748]
Pursuant to Orders made Thursday, May 11, 2017, and earlier today, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) public infrastructure should serve the interests of Canadians, not work to make private investors rich; (b) during the election, the Liberals did not reveal to voters their plans to privatize investment in public infrastructure; (c) infrastructure built by private investors will cost more than public infrastructure; (d) it is a conflict of interest to allow private corporations, who will be the largest beneficiaries of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, to participate in the planning and development of the Bank; (e) the Bank will leave taxpayers with an unacceptable burden of fees, tolls, and privatization that will only make private investors wealthy, to the detriment of the public interest; and (f) the clauses concerning the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s creation should be removed from Bill C-44, Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, so they can be studied as a stand-alone bill;
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), — That the motion be amended by adding in (c), after the word “investors”, the following:
“using taxpayer dollars while also imposing user fees on Canadians”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 278 -- Vote no 278) - View vote details.
YEAS: 127, NAYS: 161
2017-05-16 [p.1750]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the question was put on the main motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 279 -- Vote no 279) - View vote details.
YEAS: 127, NAYS: 161
2017-05-11 [p.1717]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion in the name of the Member for Beloeil—Chambly, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2017-05-11 [p.1717]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), moved, — That, in the opinion of the House: (a) public infrastructure should serve the interests of Canadians, not work to make private investors rich; (b) during the election, the Liberals did not reveal to voters their plans to privatize investment in public infrastructure; (c) infrastructure built by private investors will cost more than public infrastructure; (d) it is a conflict of interest to allow private corporations, who will be the largest beneficiaries of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, to participate in the planning and development of the Bank; (e) the Bank will leave taxpayers with an unacceptable burden of fees, tolls, and privatization that will only make private investors wealthy, to the detriment of the public interest; and (f) the clauses concerning the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s creation should be removed from Bill C-44, Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 1, so they can be studied as a stand-alone bill.
Debate arose thereon.
2017-05-11 [p.1717]
Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding in (c), after the word “investors”, the following:
“using taxpayer dollars while also imposing user fees on Canadians”.
Debate arose thereon.
2017-05-11 [p.1718]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dubé (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Ms. Blaney (North Island—Powell River), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent).
The debate continued.
2017-05-11 [p.1718]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2017-05-05 [p.1680]
Q-937 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the answer to Q-667, how was the $805,087,514 in uncommitted funds from four legacy federal infrastructure programs – Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund, Border Infrastructure Fund, Green Infrastructure Fund, and 2007 Building Canada Fund, spent between November 4, 2015, and March 22, 2016, broken down by (i) date, (ii) amount, (iii) source federal program from which the funding came from, (iv) details of the recipient of funding, including for each their name, province, postal code, and municipality? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-937.
2017-05-03 [p.1650]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. DeCourcey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Copy of the Articles of Agreement of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, and Explanatory Memorandum, done at Beijing on June 29, 2015. — Sessional Paper No. 8532-421-38.
2017-04-06 [p.1588]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sangha (Brampton Centre), seconded by Mr. Tan (Don Valley North), Bill C-344, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2017-04-06 [p.1589]
Q-880 — Ms. Quach (Salaberry—Suroît) — With regard to infrastructure spending: since Budget 2016 was tabled, what infrastructure projects for post-secondary institutions in Quebec have received grants, broken down by (i) riding, (ii) funding program, (iii) total project budget, (iv) amount of federal grants, in dollars and as a percentage of the total project budget, (v) date of the announcement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-880.
2017-04-03 [p.1553]
Q-866 — Ms. Watts (South Surrey—White Rock) — With regard to Phase 1 and the second Long-Term Infrastructure Plan under the New Infrastructure Plan undertaken by Infrastructure Canada: (a) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under Phase 1 and for each, (i) what is the itemized list of projects and priorities from each province and territory, (ii) how many of the projects listed in (a)(i) have been approved for funding, (iii) what is the federal contribution for each project or priority listed under (a)(ii), (iv) what is the construction start date of each project or priority listed under (a)(ii) if such a date has already passed; (b) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under the Public Transit: Faster Commutes and Innovative Communities program under the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, including (i) the itemized list of projects or priorities from each province and territory, (ii) the number of the projects listed in (b)(i) that have been approved for funding, (iii) the federal contribution for each project or priority listed under (b)(ii); (c) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under the Green Infrastructure: Clean Air, Clean Water program under the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, including (i) the itemized list of projects or priorities from each province and territory, (ii) the number of the projects listed in (c)(i) that have been approved for funding, (iii) the federal contribution for each project and priority listed under (c)(ii); (d) what provinces and territories have submitted lists of priorities or projects to be funded under the Rural and Northern Communities program under the Long-Term Infrastructure Plan, including (i) the itemized list of projects or priorities from each province and territory, (ii) the number of projects listed in (d)(i) that have been approved for funding, (iii) the federal contribution for each project or priority listed under (d)(ii); (e) what amount of money has been earmarked for each project listed in (a)(ii), (b)(ii), (c)(ii) and (d)(ii); (f) what data was used to determine which projects would be selected; and (g) when will these projects be announced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-866.
2017-03-20 [p.1463]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:
Q-798 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — With regard to government infrastructure spending: (a) how much money has the government spent on infrastructure and to what effect, with regard to announced or planned infrastructure investments for every fiscal year from 2006-2007 to 2021-2022, broken down by fiscal year and program; (b) with regard to the programs and fiscal years in (a), has there been any reallocation of funds between, in, or out of these programs for the same years; (c) for each of the programs in (a), what is the actual total spent, broken down by program for the fiscal years from 2006-2007 to 2016-2017; (d) with regard to the programs and projects in (a), which of these were announced or planned before November 2015; and (e) how many jobs can be attributed directly or indirectly to each of the programs and projects in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-798.
2017-01-30 [p.1224]
Q-594 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to infrastructure spending on consumer and commercial broadband internet connectivity in Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing: (a) what amount has been allocated for each of the past ten years and forecasted for the next five years; (b) which companies have been awarded contracts; (c) for each company in (b), (i) what services are they mandated to provide, (ii) to what specific communities are they providing service, or are required to provide service; (d) what is the minimum band width provided for each community; (e) what timelines have been set for the completion of service delivery; (f) what method is used to verify work is being completed as contracted; and (g) what progress has been made as of October 2016? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-594.
2017-01-30 [p.1240]
Q-646 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to projects funded under the proposed Canada Infrastructure Bank: (a) what specific measures are in place to ensure that small and rural municipalities, specifically those municipalities with a population under 50 000, receive infrastructure funding from the bank; (b) what specific measures are in place to ensure that small and rural municipalities, specifically those municipalities with a population between 50 000 and 100 000, receive infrastructure funding from the bank; and (c) how much infrastructure bank funding has been specifically allocated for communities with a population under 100 000? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-646.
2017-01-30 [p.1243]
Q-667 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the information in Chapter 2, on page 89 of the March 22, 2016, Budget, and as of that date: (a) what is the total amount for the remaining uncommitted funds from older federal infrastructure programs; and (b) for the information in (a), what are the amounts broken down by province, municipality, and by other recipient, of the remaining uncommitted funds as of this date that have, or have not, or will be transferred, from older federal infrastructure programs through the Gas Tax Fund in 2016-2017, as promised in the March 22, 2016, Budget? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-667.
2017-01-30 [p.1251]
Q-712 — Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable) — With regard to infrastructure funding by the government since November 4, 2015: (a) what projects have been funded; (b) what was the total value for each project; (c) what is the location of each project; (d) how much of the funding was provided by the relevant province or territory for each project; (e) how much of the funding was provided by relevant city or municipality for each project; (f) on what date was each project approved; (g) on what date was the expenditure made by the government for each project; and (h) what is the expected completion date for each project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-712.
2017-01-30 [p.1251]
Q-713 — Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable) — With respect to infrastructure spending on federal assets: (a) how much money has the government spent or planned to spend on infrastructure in (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17, (iii) 2017-18, (iv) 2018-19; (b) how much of the infrastructure spending in (a) was planned and announced under the previous administration; and (c) how much of the infrastructure spending in (a) is new spending announced in Budget 2016? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-713.
2017-01-30 [p.1257]
Q-736 — Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton) — With regard to the commitment on page 14 of the Liberal Party Platform and specifically the transfer of uncommitted federal infrastructure funds to municipalities via temporary top-ups of the Gas Tax Fund at the end of the fiscal year: (a) how much of a top-up of the Gas Tax Fund was provided near the end of the 2015-2016 fiscal year; (b) how much of a top-up of the Gas Tax Fund is expected to be provided near the end of the 2016-2017 fiscal year; and (c) what is the breakdown of responses in (a) and (b), by municipality? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-736.
2017-01-30 [p.1263]
Q-775 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to the 49 public transit projects announced for Alberta on September 1, 2016: (a) how many of these projects have been started to date, broken down by (i) project, (ii) municipality; (b) how many new jobs have been created through these projects, broken down by (i) project, (ii) municipality; (c) what is the expected or estimated completion date for these projects, broken down by (i) project, (ii) municipality; (d) which projects had been funded in part or in whole by the previous government, broken down by (i) project, (ii) municipality; and (e) which projects had been implemented or started in part or in whole by the previous government, broken down by (i) project, (ii) municipality? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-775.
2016-12-05 [p.1140]
Ms. Sgro (Humber River—Black Creek), from the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee (Bill C-227, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-421-127.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 30, 31 and 37) was tabled.
2016-09-26 [p.785]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Fillmore (Halifax), seconded by Mr. Amos (Pontiac), — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should ensure that: (a) before making decisions on infrastructure funding proposals, where federal funding exceeds $500 000, an analysis of their impact on greenhouse gas emissions is considered; and (b) where appropriate, funding priority be given to proposals which help to mitigate the impacts of climate change; (Private Members' Business M-45)
And of the amendment of Ms. Rudd (Northumberland—Peterborough South), seconded by Mrs. Caesar-Chavannes (Whitby), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the words “funding proposals,” and substituting the following:
“an analysis of their impact on greenhouse gas emissions is undertaken for those projects exceeding an appropriate threshold to be established in an implementation plan; (b) where appropriate, funding priority be given to proposals which help to mitigate the impacts of climate change; and (c) that an implementation plan be developed.”.
The debate continued.
2016-09-26 [p.785]
The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, September 28, 2016, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.
2016-09-19 [p.742]
Q-292 — Mr. Fast (Abbotsford) — With regard to Canada’s provision for critical infrastructure to prevent floods: (a) what steps has the federal government taken to work with municipal and provincial authorities in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley to develop disaster management plans; (b) how much federal infrastructure funding will be provided in the next fiscal year to address flood management in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley; and (c) what projects are slated to receive federal funding in the 2017-2018 fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-292.
2016-06-14 [p.608]
Q-148 — Ms. Bergen (Portage—Lisgar) — With regard to the transitional environmental review process for natural resources infrastructure projects: (a) of the five principles of this process, what is their order of importance, arranged from most important to least important; (b) how will ministerial representatives appointed to projects be selected; (c) for all those identified in (b), to whom will ministerial representatives report; and (d) what criteria will be used in selecting temporary members for the National Energy Board? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-148.
2016-06-03 [p.550]
Q-109 — Ms. Sansoucy (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) — With regard to the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component, National and Regional Projects, of the New Building Canada Fund, for the amounts budgeted for projects of interest: (a) what amounts were allocated to each province and territory; (b) what is the expected number of projects in each province and territory; (c) what amount was set aside for each project listed in (b); (d) what data was used to determine which projects would be selected; and (e) when will these projects be announced? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-421-109.
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