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2020-09-24 [p.12]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Mrs. Jordan (Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard), Bill C-2, An Act relating to economic recovery in response to COVID-19, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-09-23 [p.5]
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the representation made by the government under the provisions of Standing Order 55(1), he had caused to be published a special Order Paper giving notice of two government bills.
2020-09-23 [p.5]
The Speaker laid upon the table, — Letter from the Government House Leader, dated September 22, 2020, concerning notice of two government bills. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-432-1.
2020-09-23 [p.6]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Trudeau (Prime Minister), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-1, An Act respecting the administration of oaths of office, was introduced, and read the first time.
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.
2020-07-21 [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]
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.
2020-07-20 [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 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.521]
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.
2020-06-26 [p.489]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1.1), messages received from the Senate were 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-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021;
2020-06-26 [p.489]
— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021.
2020-06-26 [p.489]
A message was received informing the Commons that on June 26, 2020, at 12:08 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bills:
Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Appropriation Act No. 2, 2020-21) — Chapter No. 9;
Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 (Appropriation Act No. 3, 2020-21) — Chapter No. 10.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), 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.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, Bill C-18, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 81(21) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the first time and ordered to be printed.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), 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.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, Bill C-19, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the federal public administration for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021, was read the second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(12), Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was concurred in at report stage.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
Mr. Duclos (President of the Treasury Board), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), moved, — That the bill be now read a third time and do pass.
2020-06-17 [p.484]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.
2020-06-10 [p.475]
Recall of the House of Commons
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, he had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Monday, June 8, 2020, he had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.
The Speaker laid upon the table, —
(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated June 8, 2020, concerning the recall of the House; and
(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for June 10, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-12.
2020-06-10 [p.475]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-17, An Act respecting additional 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 additional COVID-19 measures”.
2020-05-15 [p.425]
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-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, without amendment.
2020-05-15 [p.425]
A message was received informing the Commons that on May 15, 2020, at 4:51 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bill:
Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act — Chapter No. 8.
2020-05-13 [p.423]
Recall of the House of Commons
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the order made Monday, April 20, 2020, he had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Monday, May 11, 2020, he had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.
The Speaker laid upon the table, —
(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated May 11, 2020, concerning the recall of the House; and
(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for May 13, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-9.
2020-05-13 [p.423]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), seconded by Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-05-13 [p.424]
Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), moved, — That, pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, be disposed of as follows:
(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may each speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred; and
(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 on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division. (Government Business No. 6)
2020-05-13 [p.424]
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-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act.
Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), 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.
2020-05-13 [p.424]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-16, An Act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act, 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 on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
2020-05-01 [p.415]
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-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), without amendment.
2020-05-01 [p.415]
A message was received informing the Commons that on May 1, 2020, at 6:50 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bill:
Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019) — Chapter No. 7.
2020-04-29 [p.409]
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the order made Monday, April 20, 2020, he had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Monday, April 27, 2020, he had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.
The Speaker laid upon the table, —
(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated April 27, 2020, concerning the recall of the House; and
(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for April 29, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-7.
2020-04-29 [p.409]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-04-29 [p.410]
Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Mr. Rodriguez (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That, pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada Emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), be disposed of as follows:
(a) the bill be ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(b) when the House begins debate on the motion for second reading of the bill, two members of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may each speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred; and
(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 on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division. (Government Business No. 5)
2020-04-29 [p.411]
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-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019).
Ms. Qualtrough (Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion), seconded by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to a committee of the whole.
Debate arose thereon.
2020-04-29 [p.411]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-15, An Act respecting Canada emergency student benefits (coronavirus disease 2019), 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 on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
2020-04-11 [p.381]
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-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, without amendment.
2020-04-11 [p.381]
A message was received informing the Commons that on April 11, 2020, at 9:09 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bill:
Bill C-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19 — Chapter No. 6.
2020-04-11 [p.335]
The Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the order made Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and with Standing Order 28(3), he had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Thursday, April 9, 2020, he had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.
The Speaker laid upon the table, —
(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated April 9, 2020, concerning the recall of the House; and
(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for April 11, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-6.
2020-04-11 [p.335]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) the application of Standing Orders 15, 17 and 56.1 be suspended for the current sitting;
(b) the government responses to petitions 431-00046 to 431-00123 be tabled immediately and that those to questions on the Order Paper numbered Q-260 to Q-308 and Q-310 to Q-368 be made into orders for return and that the said returns be tabled immediately;
(c) Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and this day shall not be considered as sitting days for the purposes of Standing Orders 34(1), 37(3), 51(1) and 110 and subsection 28(12) of the Conflict of Interest Code for Members of the House of Commons;
(d) a bill in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time and ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(e) Statements by Ministers be taken up immediately following the adoption of this order and that a member of the Green Party also be permitted to reply to the statement;
(f) following the responses to the ministerial statement, the House shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic for a period not exceeding two hours provided that, during the proceedings of the committee, (i) the Speaker may preside, (ii) the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair, (iii) the Chair shall call members in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions, (iv) no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes at a time which may be used for posing questions to a minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister, (v) members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair; and at the conclusion of the time provided for the proceedings, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the committee shall rise;
(g) when the committee of the whole rises, the House shall begin debate on the motion for second reading of the bill referred to in paragraph (d); a member of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the said motion for not more than 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment, provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred and that, 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 on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division;
(h) when the bill referred to in paragraph (d) has been read the third time and passed, the House shall adjourn until Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28, and, for greater certainty, the provisions of paragraphs (m) to (p) of the order adopted on Friday, March 13, 2020, and subparagraph (f)(ii) and paragraphs (i) to (m) of the order adopted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, remain in effect;
(i) during the period the House stands adjourned, the House may be recalled, under the provisions of Standing Order 28(3), to consider measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 and the impacts on the lives of Canadians;
(j) if, during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly, provided that, in the event of the Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker or either of the Assistant Deputy Speakers shall act in the Speaker’s stead for all the purposes of this paragraph;
(k) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, any return, report or other paper required to be laid before the House in accordance with any act of Parliament, or in pursuance of any order of this House, may be deposited with the Clerk of the House on any Wednesday, provided that committee reports presented pursuant to an order of this House may be deposited at any time; and such return, report or other paper shall be deposited electronically and shall be deemed for all purposes to have been presented to or laid before the House;
(l) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Standing Committee on Health, the Standing Committee on Finance, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology may hold meetings for the sole purpose of receiving evidence related to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that, at such meetings, (i) committee members shall attend and witnesses shall participate via either videoconference or teleconference, (ii) committee members attending by videoconference or teleconference shall be counted for the purposes of quorum, (iii) proceedings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website, (iv) notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email, and further provided that these committees (v) shall each meet at least once per week, unless the whips of all recognized parties agree not to hold a meeting, (vi) may each receive evidence which may otherwise exceed the committee’s mandate under Standing Order 108, (vii) shall meet within 48 hours of the receipt by email, by the clerk of the committee, of a request signed by any four members of the committee;
(m) the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be instructed to study ways in which members can fulfill their parliamentary duties while the House stands adjourned on account of public health concerns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the temporary modification of certain procedures, sittings in alternate locations and technological solutions including a virtual Parliament, provided that (i) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the provisions applying to committees enumerated in paragraph (l) shall also apply to the committee, however, the committee may consider motions related to the adoption of a draft report on this topic, (ii) the committee be instructed to present a report no later than May 15, 2020, (iii) any report which is adopted pursuant to subparagraph (ii) may be submitted electronically with the Clerk of the House, and shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House at that date;
(n) in addition to receiving evidence, the committees enumerated in paragraphs l) and m) of this order, while meeting by videoconference or teleconference, may also consider motions requesting or scheduling specific witnesses, and these motions shall be decided by way of a recorded vote;
(o) for the purposes of committee meetings convened under paragraphs (l) and (m), priority for the use of House resources shall be given, in the following order, to (i) meetings of the Standing Committee on Health, (ii) meetings of the Standing Committee on Finance, (iii) meetings which are specified by the agreement of the whips of all recognized parties, (iv) all other meetings, in the order in which the meetings were convened;
(p) the House call on the Auditor General of Canada to conduct an audit of (i) the spending undertaken pursuant to the Public Health Events of National Concern Payments Act, (ii) the exercise of the provisions of the Financial Administration Act, and the Borrowing Authority Act enacted by Part 8 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, and that the Auditor General report his findings to the House no later than June 1, 2021;
(q) the House call upon the government to take such measures as are necessary to ensure that the Auditor General has sufficient resources to conduct the work he has been asked by the House to do, including the audits called for in this order and the orders adopted on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, and Friday, March 13, 2020;
(r) the government implement measures without delay to address gaps in the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), or other programs, existing or proposed, to address the needs of seasonal workers, those who have exhausted their Employment Insurance benefits, students, owner/operators, those who continue to receive a modest income from part-time work, royalties, and honoraria, and that, in addition, the government work to ensure essential workers who receive low wages will receive additional income support during this time of crisis, and commit that those who have applied in good faith for and received benefits through CERB or other programs to support them through this crisis will not be unjustly penalized;
(s) the government implement, in the short-term, support measures for Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises, which will be partially non-refundable, with the primary objective of maintaining jobs and reducing debt related to fixed costs, while maintaining access to liquidity in the form of loans; and
(t) the House note that the measures included in An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (special warrant), the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act, and the bill referred to in paragraph (d) are for the purpose of dealing with the unique circumstances and the time period of the COVID-19 situation and recovery.
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2020-04-11 [p.373]
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-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19.
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.
2020-04-11 [p.373]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, pursuant to order made earlier today, Bill C-14, A second Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, 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 on division, and deemed read a third time and passed on division.
2020-03-25 [p.333]
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-13, An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, without amendment.
2020-03-25 [p.333]
A message was received informing the Commons that on March 25, 2020, at 12:18 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following bill:
Bill C-13, An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19 — Chapter No. 5.
2020-03-24 [p.327]
The Deputy Speaker informed the House that, in accordance with the order made Friday, March 13, 2020, and with Standing Order 28(3), the Speaker had given a notice calling the House to meet this day and that, on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the Speaker had sent an electronic message to each member of the House containing the substance of that notice.
The Deputy 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.
The Deputy Speaker laid upon the table, —
(1) the letter from the government House leader, dated March 22, 2020, concerning notice of a government bill; and
(2) the notice by the Speaker recalling the House for March 24, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-431-5.
2020-03-25 [p.328]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House:
(a) the application of Standing Orders 17, 36(8)(b), 39(5)(b) and 56.1 be suspended for the current sitting, provided that the responses to petitions and questions on the Order Paper otherwise due shall be tabled at the next sitting of the House;
(b) ways and means motion No. 4, notice of which was laid upon the table earlier this day, be concurred in, that a bill based thereon in the name of the Minister of Finance, entitled An Act respecting certain measures in response to COVID-19, be deemed to have been introduced and read a first time and ordered for consideration at second reading later this day;
(c) following the adoption of this order, the House shall resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic for a period not exceeding one hour and provided that the Chair may preside from the Speaker’s chair; that during the proceedings of the committee, the Chair shall call members in a fashion consistent with the proportions observed during Oral Questions; no member shall be recognized for more than five minutes which may be used for posing questions to a minister of the Crown or a parliamentary secretary acting on behalf of the minister; members may be permitted to split their time with one or more members by so indicating to the Chair; and at the conclusion of the time provided for the proceedings, or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the committee shall rise;
(d) when the committee of the whole rises, the House shall begin debate on the motion for second reading of the bill referred to in paragraph (b); a member of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the said motion for not more than 10 minutes, followed by five minutes for questions and comments, provided that members may be permitted to split their time with another member; and, at the conclusion of the time provided for the debate or when no member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, all questions necessary to dispose of the second reading stage of the bill shall be put without further debate or amendment provided that, if a recorded division is requested, it shall not be deferred and that, 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;
(e) when the bill referred to in paragraph (b) has been read the third time and passed, the House shall adjourn until Monday, April 20, 2020, provided that, for the purposes of any standing order, it shall be deemed adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28, and, for greater certainty, the provisions of paragraphs (m) to (p) of the order adopted on Friday, March 13, 2020, remain in effect;
(f) if, during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Speaker receives a notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties indicating that it is in the public interest that the House remain adjourned until a future date or until future notice is given to the Speaker, the House will remain adjourned accordingly, provided that (i) in the event of the Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker or either of the Assistant Deputy Speakers shall act in the Speaker’s stead for all the purposes of this paragraph, (ii) in the event the House remains adjourned beyond April 20, 2020, pursuant to this paragraph, the words “May 1” and “May 31” in Standing Order 81(4)(a) shall be deemed to read “May 27” and “June 15”, respectively;
(g) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the House may be recalled, under the provisions of Standing Order 28(3), to consider measures to address the economic impact of COVID-19 and the impacts on the lives of Canadians;
(h) during the period the House stands adjourned pursuant to this order, the Chair of the Standing Committee on Health and the Chair of the Standing Committee on Finance shall each convene a meeting of their respective committee (i) at least once per week, unless the whips of all four recognized parties agree to not hold a meeting, (ii) within 48 hours of the receipt by email, by the clerk of the committee, of a request signed by any four members of the committee; that during such meetings, committee members shall attend and witnesses shall participate via either videoconferencing or teleconferencing; and that the committees meet for the sole purpose of receiving evidence concerning matters related to the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that, for greater certainty, each committee may receive evidence which may otherwise exceed the committee’s mandate under Standing Order 108(2), all such meetings shall be made available to the public via the House of Commons website, and notices of membership substitutions pursuant to Standing Order 114(2) may be filed with the clerk of each committee by email;
(i) starting the week of March 30, 2020, the Minister of Finance or his delegate shall provide the Standing Committee on Finance with a bi-weekly report on all actions undertaken pursuant to parts 3, 8 and 19 of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act and shall appear before the committee to discuss the report, provided that, until April 20, 2020, or any date to which the adjournment period is extended pursuant to paragraph (f), if the committee is not satisfied with how the government is exercising its powers under the act, it may adopt a motion during a meeting by videoconference or teleconference to report this to the House by depositing a report with the Clerk of the House which shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House on that day;
(j) upon the presentation of any report pursuant to paragraph (i), the Speaker shall recall the House to consider a motion to take note of the report of the committee which shall be deemed to be proposed and have precedence over all other business that day, provided that proceedings shall expire when debate thereon has concluded or at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment and that at least 48 hours’ notice shall be given for any sitting held pursuant to this paragraph;
(k) the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to commence a review of the provisions and operation of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act within six months of the day on which the act receives royal assent and to report its findings to the House no later than Wednesday, March 31, 2021, provided that the report may be deposited with the Clerk of the House when the House stands adjourned and it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House on that day;
(l) within 30 sitting days of the resumption of regular sittings of the House pursuant to paragraph (e) or (f) of this order, the government table a comprehensive report of all activities undertaken pursuant to the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act and that this report be permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance; and
(m) the House call upon the government to provide regular updates to representatives of recognized and unrecognized opposition parties on its management of the COVID-19 pandemic, including a bi-weekly conference call between the finance critics of opposition parties and the Minister of Finance.
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