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2021-01-20 [p.423]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-1128 and P.C. 2021-1 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. 8560-432-1079-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2021-01-20 [p.423]
It was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that this study evaluate, review and examine any issues relevant to this situation, such as, but not limited to:
(a) rapid and at-home testing approvals and procurement process and schedule, and protocol for distribution;
(b) vaccine development and approvals process, procurement schedules, and protocol for distribution;
(c) federal public health guidelines and the data being used to inform them for greater clarity on efficacy;
(d) current long-term care facility COVID-19 protocols as they pertain solely to federal jurisdiction;
(e) the availability of therapeutics and treatment devices for Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19;
(f) the early warning system, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN);
(g) the government’s progress in evaluating pre- and post-arrival rapid testing for travellers;
(h) the availability of paid sick leave for those in need, including quarantine and voluntary isolation;
(i) the adequacy of health transfer payments to the provinces, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
(j) the impact of the government’s use of World Heath Organization (WHO) advice in early 2020 to delay the closure of borders and delay in the recommendation of wearing of masks on the spread of COVID-19 in Canada;
(k) the Public Health Agency of Canada’s communication strategy regarding COVID-19;
(l) the development, efficacy and use of data related to the government’s COVID Alert application;
(m) Canada’s level of preparedness to respond to another pandemic;
(n) the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Canada and a review of Canada’s emergency stockpile of PPE between 2015 and present;
(o) the government’s contact tracing protocol, including options considered, technology, timelines and resources;
(p) the government’s consideration of and decision not to invoke the federal Emergencies Act;
provided that,
(q) this study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion;
(r) the committee present its findings to the House upon completion and, notwithstanding Standing Order 109, that the government provide a comprehensive response to these findings within 30 days;
(s) evidence and documentation received by the committee during its study of the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, commenced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament, be taken into consideration by the committee in the current study;
(t) that each party represented on the committee be entitled to select one witness per one-hour witness panel, and two witnesses per two-hour witness panel;
(u) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning options, plans and preparations for the GPHIN since January 1, 2018;
(v) an order of the House do issue for a record of all communications between the government and the WHO in respect of options, plans or preparations for any future operation, or absence thereof, of the GPHIN, since January 1, 2018;
(w) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning plans, preparations, approvals and purchasing of COVID-19 testing products including tests, reagents, swabs, laboratory equipment and other material related to tests and testing applications used in the diagnosis of COVID-19, since March 19, 2020;
(x) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada concerning plans, preparations and purchasing of PPE, including gowns, gloves, masks, respirators, ventilators, visors and face shields, since March 19, 2020;
(y) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its subcommittees;
(z) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring strategy, including, but not limited to anticipated timelines for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and the prioritization of population groups for vaccination;
(aa) minutes of meetings of the cabinet and its committees be excluded from this order and all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel as soon as is practicable in light of the pandemic, but, in any event, not later than November 30, 2020, and, if this is not possible, the Clerk of the Privy Council may request an extension of no more than seven days, by writing a letter to the committee, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and
(bb) within seven days after all documents have been tabled pursuant to paragraph (aa), the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry be ordered to appear separately as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Health, for at least three hours each. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))
The return to this order, deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker, is deemed laid before the House. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-2. (Pursuant to order made Monday, October 26, 2020, permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-12-16 [p.417]
— by the Speaker — Costing Note from the Parliamentary Budget Officer on Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy – March 2020 to June 2021, pursuant to the Parliament of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-1, sbs. 79.2(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-1119-22. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)
2020-12-16 [p.417]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Document entitled "Canada's COVID-19 Immunization Plan: Saving Lives and Livelihoods", pursuant to order made Monday, December 7, 2020. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-432-2.
2020-12-16 [p.418]
— by Ms. Hajdu (Minister of Health) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2020-966, P.C. 2020-967 and P.C. 2020-968 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. 8560-432-1079-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-12-16 [p.418]
On Monday, October 26, 2020, it was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that this study evaluate, review and examine any issues relevant to this situation, such as, but not limited to:
(a) rapid and at-home testing approvals and procurement process and schedule, and protocol for distribution;
(b) vaccine development and approvals process, procurement schedules, and protocol for distribution;
(c) federal public health guidelines and the data being used to inform them for greater clarity on efficacy;
(d) current long-term care facility COVID-19 protocols as they pertain solely to federal jurisdiction;
(e) the availability of therapeutics and treatment devices for Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19;
(f) the early warning system, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN);
(g) the government’s progress in evaluating pre- and post-arrival rapid testing for travellers;
(h) the availability of paid sick leave for those in need, including quarantine and voluntary isolation;
(i) the adequacy of health transfer payments to the provinces, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
(j) the impact of the government’s use of World Heath Organization (WHO) advice in early 2020 to delay the closure of borders and delay in the recommendation of wearing of masks on the spread of COVID-19 in Canada;
(k) the Public Health Agency of Canada’s communication strategy regarding COVID-19;
(l) the development, efficacy and use of data related to the government’s COVID Alert application;
(m) Canada’s level of preparedness to respond to another pandemic;
(n) the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Canada and a review of Canada’s emergency stockpile of PPE between 2015 and present;
(o) the government’s contact tracing protocol, including options considered, technology, timelines and resources;
(p) the government’s consideration of and decision not to invoke the federal Emergencies Act;
provided that,
(q) this study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion;
(r) the committee present its findings to the House upon completion and, notwithstanding Standing Order 109, that the government provide a comprehensive response to these findings within 30 days;
(s) evidence and documentation received by the committee during its study of the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, commenced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament, be taken into consideration by the committee in the current study;
(t) that each party represented on the committee be entitled to select one witness per one-hour witness panel, and two witnesses per two-hour witness panel;
(u) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning options, plans and preparations for the GPHIN since January 1, 2018;
(v) an order of the House do issue for a record of all communications between the government and the WHO in respect of options, plans or preparations for any future operation, or absence thereof, of the GPHIN, since January 1, 2018;
(w) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning plans, preparations, approvals and purchasing of COVID-19 testing products including tests, reagents, swabs, laboratory equipment and other material related to tests and testing applications used in the diagnosis of COVID-19, since March 19, 2020;
(x) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada concerning plans, preparations and purchasing of PPE, including gowns, gloves, masks, respirators, ventilators, visors and face shields, since March 19, 2020;
(y) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its subcommittees;
(z) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring strategy, including, but not limited to anticipated timelines for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and the prioritization of population groups for vaccination;
(aa) minutes of meetings of the cabinet and its committees be excluded from this order and all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel as soon as is practicable in light of the pandemic, but, in any event, not later than November 30, 2020, and, if this is not possible, the Clerk of the Privy Council may request an extension of no more than seven days, by writing a letter to the committee, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and
(bb) within seven days after all documents have been tabled pursuant to paragraph (aa), the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry be ordered to appear separately as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Health, for at least three hours each. (Business of Supply — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill))
The return to this order, deposited with the Clerk of the House by the Speaker, is deemed laid before the House. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-432-1. (Pursuant to order made Monday, October 26, 2020, permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)
2020-12-11 [p.414]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Interim Report: Protecting Public Health and Democracy During a Possible Pandemic Election". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-52.
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. 4 to 9 and 14 to 16) was tabled.
2020-12-10 [p.402]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mrs. Fortier (Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance) for Mr. LeBlanc (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada), seconded by Ms. Bibeau (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food), Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (COVID-19 response), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2020-12-09 [p.387]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, given that COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted people who are homeless or unhoused, the House call upon the government, while respecting the jurisdiction of Quebec, the other provinces and Indigenous Nations, to:
(a) recognize that people who are homeless and unhoused, many of whom are Indigenous peoples, seniors, persons with disabilities, and low income people, do not have the resources to fully practice the necessary public health measures as recommended by federal, provincial and territorial officials on how to stay safe during the pandemic;
(b) make substantive investments in both long-term and short-term programs, including low-barrier shelters, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing for those who are chronically unhoused;
(c) put in place an urban Indigenous housing strategy led by Indigenous peoples; and
(d) increase funding for non-governmental organizations that help individuals needing to self-isolate due to COVID-19, including by providing mental health support, addiction services, meal programs and other measures.
2020-12-09 [p.390]
Q-172 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to undertakings to allow government employees to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic since March 1, 2020: (a) what is the total amount of money the government has spent on providing technology resources, including monitors and computer mouses, to employees who are working from home, itemized by date and broken down by department, agency or Crown corporation; (b) what is the total amount of money the government has spent on providing office furniture, including chairs and desks, to employees who are working from home, itemized by date and broken down by department, agency or Crown corporation; (c) what is the total amount of money the government has spent on administrative expenses, such as internet or telecommunications bills, for employees who are working from home, itemized by date and broken down by department, agency or Crown corporation; (d) what is the total number of office chairs provided to federal employees from government warehouses for the purpose of working from home, itemized by date and broken down by department, agency or Crown corporation; and (e) what is the total amount of money the government has spent on the transport, including delivery, of items mentioned in (a) through (d) to employees who are working from home? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-172.
2020-12-09 [p.390]
Q-173 — Mr. Seeback (Dufferin—Caledon) — With regard to the chart entitled "Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan - Overview" on the government's website, under the "Related resources" tab of the COVID-19 Economic Response Plan webpage: (a) what is the actual amount of actual expenditures made to date, broken down by each initiative listed on the chart; and (b) what is the number of individuals or organizations who have received funding, broken down by each initiative listed on the chart? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-173.
2020-12-09 [p.392]
Q-179 — Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing) — With regard to Indigenous communities and the COVID-19 pandemic: (a) how much money has been spent through the Indigenous Community Support Fund, broken down by (i) province or territory, (ii) recipient community, (iii) date of application, (iv) date of disbursement; (b) for each day between February 1 and May 31, 2020, what telephone calls did the Minister of Indigenous Services, the deputy minister and any associate or assistant deputy ministers make to or hold with Indigenous communities, representative organizations (including National Indigenous Organizations, tribal councils, and major political organizations, such as the Nishnawbe Aski Nation) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, broken down by (i) departmental official, (ii) day, (iii) topic, (iv) organization or community; (c) how many ventilators were available in Indigenous communities in March 2020, and how many are available now; (d) how many ventilators is the Department of Indigenous Services ready to transfer to Indigenous communities on an urgent basis, if needed; (e) how many isolation tents did the Department of Indigenous Services have available in March 2020, and how many does it have available now; (f) what is the daily patient capacity of air ambulance services funded by the Department of Indigenous Services; (g) how much personal protective equipment expressed in shipments and in units has been sent in total to Indigenous communities, broken down further by province and date sent; and (h) how much funding has been disbursed to Indigenous organizations and communities providing services to Indigenous peoples in urban centres or off reserve, broken down by (i) province or territory, (ii) recipient community or organization, (iii) date of application, (iv) date of disbursement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-179.
2020-12-08 [p.385]
— by Mr. Garneau (Minister of Transport) — Interim Order No. 15 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. 8560-432-926-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities)
2020-12-07 [p.363]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), moved, — That, given that,
(i) Canadian businesses are in distress and need help to survive as a rapid testing and vaccination plan rolls out,
(ii) according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, 46% are worried about the survival of their business,
(iii) the federal government must support employment by removing barriers to job creation, such as taxes and regulation,
the House call on the government to:
(a) provide complete details on the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program by December 16, 2020, including criteria, when businesses can apply, which sectors are eligible, when repayment will be required, and how much forgiveness will be offered;
(b) fix the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility by reducing restrictions and amending the interest rate schedule;
(c) postpone the increase of the Canada Pension Plan payroll taxes planned for January 1, 2021; and
(d) postpone the increase of the carbon tax and the alcohol escalator tax planned for 2021.
Debate arose thereon.
2020-12-07 [p.364]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, the deferred recorded division on the opposition motion standing in the name of the member for Durham, currently scheduled at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions today, be further deferred to the conclusion of debate on motions relating to the Main Estimates later today.
2020-12-07 [p.364]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2020-12-07 [p.364]
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:
— No. 432-00142 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 432-00143 concerning justice;
— No. 432-00144 concerning social affairs and equality;
— No. 432-00145 concerning human diseases;
— No. 432-00146 concerning fisheries;
— Nos. 432-00147 and 432-00148 concerning consumer protection;
— No. 432-00149 concerning business and trade;
— No. 432-00150 concerning the environment;
— No. 432-00151 concerning information and privacy.
2020-12-07 [p.369]
Q-156 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With regard to the COVID-19 pandemic response programs, the efficacy of such programs, and the extent of coverage of such programs: (a) how many Canadian businesses applied under each program, including the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance, the Canada Emergency Business Account, and the Business Credit Availability Program (in both the Export Development Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada branches of the program); (b) of the applicants in (a), how many were approved; and (c) what proportion of total Canadian businesses do the successful applicants in (b) represent? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-156.
2020-12-07 [p.372]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2020-12-07 [p.373]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, and Standing Order 81(18), the recorded division was deferred until the conclusion of the consideration of motions relating to the estimates.
2020-12-07 [p.373]
Pursuant to order made earlier today, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), — That, given that a vaccine represents an opportunity to turn the corner of the COVID-19 pandemic and that the successful deployment of a vaccine is essential to the health, safety, and economic security of every Canadian, the House call upon the government to table, electronically, pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), by Wednesday, December 16, 2020, a status update on:
(a) how each type of vaccine will be safely delivered to Canada, stored, and distributed to Canadians;
(b) the date on which each vaccine type will first be deployed in Canada and the rate of vaccinations anticipated by month;
(c) any intended federal guidance with respect to the deployment of the vaccine by priority group, such as front-line health workers and seniors; and
(d) the plan for distribution of the vaccine to Indigenous communities, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and veterans.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 28 -- Vote no 28) - View vote details.
YEAS: 329, NAYS: 0
2020-12-07 [p.375]
Pursuant to order made Monday, April 20, 2020, and Standing Order 81(18), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Cooper (St. Albert—Edmonton), — That, given that,
(i) Canadian businesses are in distress and need help to survive as a rapid testing and vaccination plan rolls out,
(ii) according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, 46% are worried about the survival of their business,
(iii) the federal government must support employment by removing barriers to job creation, such as taxes and regulation,
the House call on the government to:
(a) provide complete details on the Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability Program by December 16, 2020, including criteria, when businesses can apply, which sectors are eligible, when repayment will be required, and how much forgiveness will be offered;
(b) fix the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility by reducing restrictions and amending the interest rate schedule;
(c) postpone the increase of the Canada Pension Plan payroll taxes planned for January 1, 2021; and
(d) postpone the increase of the carbon tax and the alcohol escalator tax planned for 2021.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 29 -- Vote no 29) - View vote details.
YEAS: 121, NAYS: 209
2020-12-04 [p.358]
Q-145 — Mr. Van Popta (Langley—Aldergrove) — With regard to information held by either Health Canada or the Public Health Agency of Canada: (a) on what date did the government become aware that specific rapid tests for COVID-19 were approved by other governments in the G7, broken down by country and by specific test; (b) of the rapid tests approved by other G7 governments, which ones have been approved for use in Canada, and on what date was each test approved; and (c) for each test in (b) that has not been approved for use in Canada, why has the test not been approved? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-145.
2020-12-04 [p.360]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the second report of the Standing Committee on Health, presented on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, be concurred in.
2020-12-03 [p.347]
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:
— No. 432-00130 concerning Indigenous affairs;
— No. 432-00131 concerning the democratic process;
— No. 432-00132 concerning national defence and military operations;
— Nos. 432-00133 and 432-00134 concerning media and telecommunications;
— No. 432-00135 concerning parliament and politics;
— No. 432-00136 concerning justice.
2020-12-03 [p.348]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), moved, — That, given that a vaccine represents an opportunity to turn the corner of the COVID-19 pandemic and that the successful deployment of a vaccine is essential to the health, safety, and economic security of every Canadian, the House call upon the government to table, electronically, pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), by Wednesday, December 16, 2020, a status update on:
(a) how each type of vaccine will be safely delivered to Canada, stored, and distributed to Canadians;
(b) the date on which each vaccine type will first be deployed in Canada and the rate of vaccinations anticipated by month;
(c) any intended federal guidance with respect to the deployment of the vaccine by priority group, such as front-line health workers and seniors; and
(d) the plan for distribution of the vaccine to Indigenous communities, members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and veterans.
Debate arose thereon.
2020-12-03 [p.352]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
2020-12-03 [p.352]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, December 7, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2020-12-02 [p.339]
Pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Blanchet (Beloeil—Chambly), seconded by Mr. Therrien (La Prairie), — That the House:
(a) acknowledge the extraordinary work of health care workers (including doctors, nurses and orderlies) during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with seniors but also with the general public;
(b) recognize the courage and sacrifices required from them and their families in order to be on the front lines;
(c) highlight the work of Quebec and the provinces in responding to the health crisis and note the direct impact on their respective budgets; and
(d) call on the government to significantly and sustainably increase Canada health transfers before the end of 2020 in order to support the efforts of the governments of Quebec and the provinces, health care workers and the public.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 25 -- Vote no 25) - View vote details.
YEAS: 176, NAYS: 148
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