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2020-08-12 [p.533]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) mourn the loss of life following the tragic explosion in Beirut on August 4, 2020; (b) stand in solidarity with the Lebanese people, particularly the families of the more than 150 people who have died, the more than 6,000 hospitalized, and the estimated 300,000 who have been rendered homeless by the explosion; and (c) commit to helping and accompanying the Lebanese people in their desire for reform and to sustainably rebuild and continue to stand with the Lebanese community both in Lebanon and here in Canada at this most difficult time.
2020-08-12 [p.533]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) officially recognize that the Nazis and their collaborators systematically murdered over 500,000 Romani during the Holocaust and that this atrocity constitutes a genocide against the Romani people; (b) pay tribute to those Romani who were murdered as well as the Romani survivors of persecution by the Nazis; and (c) recognize August 2 as the official day to commemorate the Romani Genocide, also known as the Porajmos and Samudaripen, to never forget the atrocities committed against the Romani people, the harrowing stories of victims, and the incredible strength of survivors.
2020-08-12 [p.533]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, today, Statements by Ministers, pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), shall be taken up immediately following the adoption of this order; members may participate in this rubric either in person or by videoconference; a member of the Green Party be permitted to comment briefly on the statement; and, following Statements by Ministers, the House shall resolve itself in a committee of the whole, pursuant to the order adopted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
Pursuant to order made earlier today and to Standing Order 33(1), Ms. Gould (Minister of International Development) made a statement.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize that reopening businesses and the economy entails taking far more action to support parents, especially women, who are worried about going back to work without knowing their kids will be safely cared for in child care and school, and therefore call on the government to: (a) increase its transfer to provinces and territories for affordable child care by $2 billion; (b) transfer funding to provinces and territories to support a safe return to school; and (c) work with all provinces and territories to ensure all federal funds are dedicated to the health and safety of children across the country, while ensuring the transfers to Quebec are unconditional.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
At 12:32 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole to allow members to question ministers on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee proceeded to the consideration of the following motion — That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it. (Government Business No. 10)
At 4:54 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee rose and the motion was deemed withdrawn.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the table, — Answer to question Q-472 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-431-3.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the table, — Answer to question Q-473 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-431-4.
2020-08-12 [p.534]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Anand (Minister of Public Services and Procurement) laid upon the table, — Answer to question Q-474 on the Order Paper. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-431-5.
2020-08-12 [p.535]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by the Prime Minister — Report of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, S.C. 2003, c. 22, s. 127. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-376-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by Mr. Bains (Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry) — Order Respecting Time Limits and Other Periods Established By or Under Certain Acts and Regulations for which the Minister of Industry is Responsible (COVID-19), pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1237-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 4 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-16. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 5 Respecting Certain Requirements for Civil Aviation Due to COVID-19, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-2, sbs. 6.41(5) and (6). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-926-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order for the Protection of North Atlantic Right Whales (Eubalaena glacialis) in or near the Shediac Valley, pursuant to the Canada Shipping Act, R.S. 2001, c. 26, s. 10.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1223-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-538 and P.C. 2020-549 concerning minimizing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in Canada, pursuant to the Quarantine Act, S.C. 2005, c. 20, sbs. 61(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1079-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-08-12 [p.535]
— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Order Lifting Suspensions of Time Limits in Relation to Proceedings Commenced Under Certain Acts for Which the Minister of Industry is Responsible, pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1237-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2020-08-12 [p.536]
— by Mr. O'Regan (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the Association of Canada Lands Surveyors for the year ended December 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Land Surveyors Act, S.C. 1998, c. 14, sbs. 70(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-799-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2020-08-12 [p.536]
— by Mrs. Schulte (Minister of Seniors) — Report of the Canada Pension Plan, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan, R.S. 1985, c. C-8, sbs. 117(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-59-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
2020-08-12 [p.536]
— by Mr. Vandal (Minister of Northern Affairs) — Order Extending Certain Time Limits Established by the Nunavut Mining Regulations (COVID-19), pursuant to the Time Limits and Other Periods Act (COVID-19), S.C. 2020, c. 11, s. 11, ss. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1236-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
2020-08-12 [p.536]
— by Mr. Wilkinson (Minister of Environment and Climate Change) — Amendments to the Management Plan of the Halifax Defence Complex, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-566-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)
2020-08-12 [p.536]
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were filed as follows:
2020-08-12 [p.536]
— by Ms. Rood (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00301);
2020-08-12 [p.536]
Adjournment
At 4:56 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
2020-07-27 [p.531]
Pursuant to Standing Order 28(5), the Speaker caused to be published the following messages:
2020-07-27 [p.531]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1.1), a message received from the Senate was deposited with the Clerk of the House earlier today as follows:
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, without amendment.
2020-07-27 [p.531]
A message was received informing the Commons that on July 27, 2020, at 5:12 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bill:
Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures — Chapter No. 11.
2020-07-22 [p.529]
At 12:13 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole to allow members to question ministers on matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other matters.
2020-07-22 [p.529]
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee proceeded to the consideration of the following motion — That the House take note of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken by the government to respond to it. (Government Business No. 9)
At 4:24 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the committee rose and the motion was deemed withdrawn.
2020-07-22 [p.529]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:
2020-07-22 [p.529]
— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for June 1, and a revised version for March 12, 2020, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-15.
2020-07-22 [p.529]
— by the Speaker — Special Report of the Information Commissioner entitled "Access at issue: Nine recommendations regarding the processing of access requests at National Defence", pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs 39(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-734-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(h)(v), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics)
2020-07-22 [p.530]
— by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of Farm Credit Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-142-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)
2020-07-22 [p.530]
— by Ms. Ng (Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade) — Report of the Business Development Bank of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-162-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2020-07-22 [p.530]
Adjournment
At 4:24 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
2020-07-21 [p.523]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Mr. Green (Hamilton Centre), Bill C-244, An Act to amend the Canadian Navigable Waters Act (North Thames River, Middle Thames River and Thames River), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-07-21 [p.523]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe), seconded by Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona), Bill C-245, An Act respecting the development of a national strategy in relation to fresh water, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-07-21 [p.523]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:
2020-07-21 [p.523]
— by Ms. McPherson (Edmonton Strathcona), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00300).
2020-07-21 [p.523]
Pursuant to order made Monday, July 20, 2020, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
The debate continued.
2020-07-21 [p.524]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2020-07-21 [p.524]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2020-07-21 [p.524]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House recognize that:
(a) victims of sexual misconduct and assault rightly fear that they will not be believed, that their actions will be trivialized, that their own responsibility will be questioned, that they will be judged negatively, that they will be intimidated, persecuted or let down;
(b) victims are courageous whether or not they report, immediately or later and with the means they are comfortable using;
(c) it is unacceptable that still today one in three Canadian women will be a victim of sexual assault in her lifetime; and
(d) the system is failing to protect and support the survivors properly;
and call on the government to set up a committee of experts similar to the one set up by the Government of Quebec, with the participation of the elected members of the three other parties represented in the National Assembly, to review and develop measures to benefit victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, and to restore their confidence in the judicial and extrajudicial system.
2020-07-21 [p.524]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), — That Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
2020-07-21 [p.524]
At 3:06 p.m., pursuant to order made Monday, July 20, 2020, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made Monday, July 20, 2020, Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed.
2020-07-21 [p.525]
Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, a report submitted electronically to the Clerk of the House was deemed presented to the House as follows:
2020-07-21 [p.525]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Carrying Out Members’ Parliamentary Duties: The Challenges of Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-10.
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. 19 to 24 and 26 to 32) was tabled.
2020-07-21 [p.525]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1) and to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, papers deposited electronically with the Clerk of the House were deemed laid before the House as follows:
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— by Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada) — Charter Statement — Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, pursuant to the Department of Justice Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. J-2, sbs. 4.2(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-431-1232-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— 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. 2020-266. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-2-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— P.C. 2020-106, P.C. 2020-107, P.C. 2020-204, P.C. 2020-267, P.C. 2020-422, P.C. 2020-423, P.C. 2020-424, P.C. 2020-475 and P.C. 2020-476. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-3-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— P.C. 2020-91, P.C. 2020-108, P.C. 2020-109, P.C. 2020-110, P.C. 2020-111, P.C. 2020-189, P.C. 2020-190, P.C. 2020-191, P.C. 2020-192, P.C. 2020-193, P.C. 2020-194, P.C. 2020-195, P.C. 2020-196 and P.C. 2020-289. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-14-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— P.C. 2020-178, P.C. 2020-179, P.C. 2020-180, P.C. 2020-181, P.C. 2020-182, P.C. 2020-244, P.C. 2020-269 and P.C. 2020-294. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-9-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-07-21 [p.525]
— P.C. 2020-268. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-10-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-114, P.C. 2020-154, P.C. 2020-135, P.C. 2020-172, P.C. 2020-205, P.C. 2020-246, P.C. 2020-280, P.C. 2020-281, P.C. 2020-282, P.C. 2020-295, P.C. 2020-296, P.C. 2020-300, P.C. 2020-314, P.C. 2020-373, P.C. 2020-374, P.C. 2020-375, P.C. 2020-376 and P.C. 2020-377. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-4-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-208. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-18-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-92, P.C. 2020-113, P.C. 2020-174, P.C. 2020-270, P.C. 2020-290, P.C. 2020-355, P.C. 2020-356, P.C. 2020-357, P.C. 2020-358, P.C. 2020-359, P.C. 2020-360, P.C. 2020-361, P.C. 2020-427, P.C. 2020-428, P.C. 2020-429, P.C. 2020-430, P.C. 2020-431, P.C. 2020-432, P.C. 2020-433, P.C. 2020-434, P.C. 2020-435, P.C. 2020-436, P.C. 2020-445, P.C. 2020-446, P.C. 2020-447, P.C. 2020-454, P.C. 2020-481, P.C. 2020-482 and P.C. 2020-483. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-16-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-252 and P.C. 2020-297. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-1-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-93, P.C. 2020-283, P.C. 2020-284, P.C. 2020-285, P.C. 2020-286, P.C. 2020-288, P.C. 2020-311, P.C. 2020-312, P.C. 2020-313 and P.C. 2020-451. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-22-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-372, P.C. 2020-478, P.C. 2020-479 and P.C. 2020-480. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-28-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-134, P.C. 2020-318, P.C. 2020-319, P.C. 2020-320, P.C. 2020-321, P.C. 2020-322, P.C. 2020-323, P.C. 2020-324, P.C. 2020-325, P.C. 2020-378, P.C. 2020-379, P.C. 2020-380, P.C. 2020-381, P.C. 2020-382, P.C. 2020-383, P.C. 2020-384, P.C. 2020-385, P.C. 2020-386, P.C. 2020-387, P.C. 2020-388, P.C. 2020-389, P.C. 2020-390, P.C. 2020-391, P.C. 2020-415, P.C. 2020-416 and P.C. 2020-417. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-13-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-136. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-17-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-112, P.C. 2020-392 and P.C. 2020-426. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-29-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2020-07-21 [p.526]
— P.C. 2020-120 and P.C. 2020-121. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-5-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)
2020-07-21 [p.527]
— P.C. 2020-425. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-20-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)
2020-07-21 [p.527]
— P.C. 2020-94, P.C. 2020-115, P.C. 2020-209, P.C. 2020-245, P.C. 2020-254, P.C. 2020-255, P.C. 2020-256, P.C. 2020-257, P.C. 2020-258, P.C. 2020-259, P.C. 2020-301, P.C. 2020-302, P.C. 2020-353, P.C. 2020-418, P.C. 2020-419, P.C. 2020-420, P.C. 2020-421, P.C. 2020-452 and P.C. 2020-453. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-30-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security)
2020-07-21 [p.527]
— P.C. 2020-89, P.C. 2020-90, P.C. 2020-105, P.C. 2020-132, P.C. 2020-133, P.C. 2020-187, P.C. 2020-188, P.C. 2020-202, P.C. 2020-203, P.C. 2020-212, P.C. 2020-213, P.C. 2020-247, P.C. 2020-287, P.C. 2020-315, P.C. 2020-316, P.C. 2020-317, P.C. 2020-443, P.C. 2020-473 and P.C. 2020-474. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-431-24-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-07-21 [p.527]
Adjournment
At 3:09 p.m., pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 12:00 p.m.
2020-07-20 [p.497]
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with Standing Order 28(3), he had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Saturday, July 18, 2020, he had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.
The Speaker also informed the House that, in accordance with the representation made by the government under the provisions of Standing Order 55(1), the Speaker had caused to be published a special Order Paper giving notice of a government bill and a government motion.
The Speaker laid upon the table, —
(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated July 18, 2020, concerning notice of a government bill and a government motion; and
(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for July 20, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-14.
2020-07-20 [p.497]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) a bill in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time and ordered for consideration at second reading later this day and on Tuesday, July 21, 2020;
(b) at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the Speaker shall interrupt the proceedings and put without further debate or amendment all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred;
(c) if the bill is adopted at second reading, it shall be referred to a committee of the whole, deemed considered in committee of the whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage, and deemed read a third time and passed;
(d) when the bill has been read a third time and passed, the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, July 22, 2020, pursuant to order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020;
(e) the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security and the Special Committee on Canada-China Relations be added to the list of committees in paragraph (e) of the order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020; and
(f) the application of Standing Orders 15 and 17 be suspended until Monday, September 21, 2020.
2020-07-20 [p.498]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures, 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 respecting further COVID-19 measures”.
2020-07-20 [p.498]
Pursuant to order made earlier today, the order was read for the second reading and reference to a committee of the whole of Bill C-20, An Act respecting further COVID-19 measures.
Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity) for Mr. Morneau (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
Debate arose thereon.
2020-07-20 [p.498]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2020-07-20 [p.498]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2020-07-20 [p.498]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — House of Commons: Report to Canadians for the year 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-431-88.
2020-07-20 [p.498]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— Nos. 431-00159, 431-00168, 431-00170, 431-00178, 431-00179, 431-00180, 431-00198, 431-00215, 431-00229 and 431-00231 concerning health;
— Nos. 431-00160, 431-00164, 431-00182 and 431-00194 concerning fisheries;
— Nos. 431-00161, 431-00172 and 431-00189 concerning the democratic process;
— No. 431-00162 concerning the correctional system;
— No. 431-00163 concerning media and telecommunications;
— Nos. 431-00165, 431-00166, 431-00175, 431-00176, 431-00191, 431-00195, 431-00196, 431-00199, 431-00201, 431-00207, 431-00212, 431-00216, 431-00217, 431-00219, 431-00220, 431-00222, 431-00223, 431-00226, 431-00230 and 431-00234 concerning justice;
— Nos. 431-00167, 431-00183, 431-00197, 431-00210, 431-00214, 431-00227 and 431-00233 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— Nos. 431-00169, 431-00173, 431-00187, 431-00188, 431-00209, 431-00218, 431-00225 and 431-00236 concerning the environment;
— Nos. 431-00171, 431-00181 and 431-00235 concerning public safety;
— No. 431-00174 concerning education and training;
— Nos. 431-00177 and 431-00221 concerning employment and labour;
— Nos. 431-00184 and 431-00186 concerning transportation;
— Nos. 431-00185 and 431-00206 concerning animals;
— Nos. 431-00190, 431-00200, 431-00202, 431-00203, 431-00205, 431-00208, 431-00213, 431-00224, 431-00228 and 431-00232 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 431-00192 concerning business and trade;
— No. 431-00193 concerning social affairs and equality;
— No. 431-00204 concerning citizenship and immigration;
— No. 431-00211 concerning parliament and politics.
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Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Brunelle-Duceppe (Lac-Saint-Jean), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), Bill C-243, An Act to amend the Payment Card Networks Act (credit card acceptance fees), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
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— by Mr. Fergus (Hull—Aylmer), one concerning government services and administration (No. 431-00295);
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 431-00296) and one concerning justice (No. 431-00297);
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— by Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), one concerning justice (No. 431-00298);
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— by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 431-00299).
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Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-425 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to government purchases of personal protective equipment (PPE): (a) how many units of PPE did the government have in Canada by November 30, 2019, broken down by type of equipment, and how much PPE was purchased in this month; (b) how many units of PPE did the government have in Canada by December 31, 2019, broken down by type of equipment, and how much PPE was purchased in this month; (c) how many units of PPE did the government have in Canada by January 31, 2020, broken down by type of equipment, and how much PPE was purchased in this month; (d) how many units of PPE did the government have in Canada by February 29, 2020, broken down by type of equipment, and how much PPE was purchased in this month; and (e) how many units of PPE did the government have in Canada by March 31, 2020, broken down by type of equipment, and how much PPE was purchased in this month? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-425.
 
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Q-426 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to additional funding for agencies tasked with Canadian border management, broken down by source of funds and fiscal mechanism (i.e. business of supply, emergency payment from fiscal framework, new legislation): (a) how much went to each border management agency throughout December 2019, broken down by (i) source of funds, (ii) amount of funds, (iii) purpose of funds; (b) how much went to each border management agency throughout January 2020, broken down by (i) source of funds, (ii) amount of funds, (iii) purpose of funds; (c) how much went to each border management agency throughout February 2020, broken down by (i) source of funds, (ii) amount of funds, (iii) purpose of funds; and (d) how much went to each border management agency throughout March 2020, broken down by (i) source of funds, (ii) amount of funds, (iii) purpose of funds? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-426.
 
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Q-427 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to the Canada Emergency Care Benefit: (a) how many people have received payments from both Employment and Social Development Canada and the Canada Revenue Agency; (b) of those cases in (a), how much was paid out in double payments; and (c) how much will need to be recovered due to double payments? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-427.
 
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Q-428 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to meetings or briefings at the deputy minister, minister, and cabinet level for Health Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada, Global Affairs Canada, the Privy Council Office, Public Safety Canada, and all agencies therein, between November 30, 2019, and March 31, 2020: what were the details of all meetings held referencing the Hubei province in China, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemics, and emergency preparedness measures, including (i) the department holding the meeting, (ii) the date of meeting, (iii) officials in attendance, (iv) the topic of the meeting or agenda? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-428.
 
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Q-429 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to inmates released early from federal correctional institutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic: (a) what is the total number of inmates who were released early; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by (i) institution, (ii) length of sentence; and (c) how many of the inmates released early were serving sentences related to (i) murder or manslaughter, (ii) sex offences, (iii) other violent crimes? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-429.
 
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Q-430 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to COVID-19: (a) what is the first date on which Canadian Armed Forces MEDINT or CFINTCOM became aware of a new novel coronavirus in China; (b) what is the first date on which the Minister of National Defence was briefed or received a briefing note regarding a new novel coronavirus in China; and (c) what is the first date on which the Minister of National Defence shared information concerning a new novel coronavirus in China with the Prime Minister’s Office and/or the Privy Council Office? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-430.
 
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Q-431 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to personal protective equipment: (a) how many C4 protective masks and canisters have been issued to Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel since January 1, 2020; (b) how many C4 protective masks and canisters are in stockpile; and (c) what are the types and quantities of all personal protective equipment for infectious diseases available for CAF/Department of National Defence personnel and in stockpile? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-431.
 
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Q-432 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to the Mobile Tactical Vehicle Light, Mobile Tactical Vehicle Engineer, Mobile Tactical Vehicle Recovery, and Mobile Tactical Vehicle Fitter: (a) how many of these mobile tactical vehicles have been identified as surplus; (b) how many mobile tactical vehicles have been or are in the process of being decommissioned; (c) how many of these mobile tactical vehicles have been given to museums or sold to private owners; (d) how many of these mobile tactical vehicles remain in service; and (e) by which date does the Canadian Armed Forces/Department of National Defence plan to have the entire fleet of these mobile tactical vehicles removed from service? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-432.
 
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Q-433 — Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman) — With regard to Role 2 and Role 3 hospitals and air transportation: (a) how many Role 2 and Role 3 hospitals are currently available in Canada; (b) how many Role 2 and Role 3 hospitals are planned for the next six months; and (c) how many aircraft capable of transporting people with infectious disease does the Canadian Armed Forces/Department of National Defence intend to acquire and by which date? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-433.
 
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Q-434 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With respect to the Bank of Canada’s participation in Canada’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic, between March 1, 2020, and the tabling of the reply to this question: (a) what is the dollar value of securities purchased under the Government of Canada Bond Purchase Program; (b) what is the dollar value of securities purchased under the Canada Mortgage Bond Purchase Program; (c) what is the dollar value of purchases under the Banker’s Acceptance Purchase Facility; (d) what is the dollar value of assets purchased under the Provincial Money Market Purchase Program, by province and in aggregate, respectively; (e) what is the dollar value of purchases under the Provincial Bond Purchase Program; (f) what is the dollar value of purchases under the Corporate Bond Purchase Program; (g) what is the dollar value of purchases under the Commercial Paper Purchase Program; (h) what is the dollar value of purchases under the Contingent Term Repo Facility; (i) what is the projected dollar value for total purchases during the life of each program in (a) to (h); (j) what is the dollar value of new currency created to date to fund the measures taken in (a) to (h); (k) what is the projected dollar value of new currency to be created to fund the measures taken in (a) to (h) during the life of each program; (l) what, if any, effects on inflation by the creation of currency in (j) does the Bank of Canada project for (i) 2020, (ii) 2021, (iii) 2022; and (m) what, if any, adjustments to the Bank of Canada’s prime rate does it anticipate needing to counteract any inflation projected in (l)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-434.
 
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Q-435 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With respect to the Bank of Canada’s participation in Canada’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic: (a) when does the Bank of Canada project divesting itself of assets purchased under each of the Government of Canada Bond Purchase Program, the Canada Mortgage Bond Purchase Program, the Banker’s Acceptance Purchase Facility, the Provincial Money Market Purchase Program, the Commercial Paper Purchase Program, and the Contingent Term Repo Facility; and (b) what gain or loss does the Bank of Canada project realizing upon the sale of assets purchased under each of the programs in (a) respectively? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-435.
 
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Q-436 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With respect to the doubling of the carbon tax on April 1, 2020: (a) by how much will the increased tax raise the cost of producing oil and natural gas respectively nationwide; (b) by how much will the increased tax raise the cost of producing oil and natural gas respectively for each energy producing province; (c) by how much have national revenues declined due to the drop in the price of crude oil since January 1, 2020; (d) in order for national revenues to recover to levels immediately pre-dating the drop in the price of oil in (c), and given the increased cost of production in (a), what does the price of crude oil need to be; (e) what effect does the increase in cost of production in (a) have on the ability of Canadian energy producers to compete with foreign producers at current world prices for crude oil; and (f) how many Canadian energy producers does the government forecast will be unable to compete with foreign energy producers at the prevailing price of crude oil due to the increased cost of production in (a)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-436.
 
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Q-437 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to government grants, contributions and contracts since January  1, 2016, what are the details of all grants, contributions or contracts given to World Wildlife Fund Canada or its international affiliates, broken down by: (a) date issued; (b) description of services provided; (c) authorizer; (d) timeframe for services; (e) original contribution value; (f) final contribution value (if different); (g) location services will be provided; and (h) reference and file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-437.
 
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Q-438 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to the budget measure contained in Bill C-44 (42nd Parliament, budget 2017) exempting fees under the Food and Drugs Act from the new rules contained in the Service Fees Act: (a) how many times has the Minister of Health given a ministerial order to increase fees; and (b) what are the details of each increase, broken down by date of ministerial order, including (i) amount of the increase for each drug, device, food or cosmetic, by percentage and absolute dollar value, (ii) amount of the fee, (iii) manner or criteria used for determining the amount, (iv) circumstances in which the fee will be payable, (v)rationale for the fee, (vi) specific factors taken into account in determining the amount of the fee, (vii) performance standard that will apply in respect of the fee? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-438.
 
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Q-439 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to temporary resident permits specific to victims of human trafficking, since November 4, 2015: (a) how many applications have been received; (b) how many temporary resident permits have been issued; (c) how many temporary resident permits were denied; (d) in (a) to (c), what is the breakdown by (i) year, (ii) month, (iii) gender, (iv) source country; (e) for permits in (b), what is the breakdown based on ministerial instructions 1(1), 1(2) and 2; and (f) what is the average wait time for an individual who applies for a temporary resident permits specific to victims of human trafficking? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-439.
 
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Q-440 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to federal funding to combat human trafficking since November 4, 2015: (a) what is the total amount, broken down by (i) department or agency, (ii) initiative, (iii) amount; (b) what process was used to determine which department or agency would receive this funding; (c) what criteria or process was used to determine how much funding was allocated to each department or agency; and (d) what is the itemized list of funding programs to combat human trafficking, including (i) title of program, (ii) recipient organization or name, (iii) date of expenditure, (iv) amount, (vi) description of goods or services provided, including quantity, if applicable, (vi) file number? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-431-440.
 
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