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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]
Pursuant to order made Monday, July 20, 2020, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
Accordingly, 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.
2020-07-08 [p.491]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any standing order, special order or usual practice of the House, during the debate on Government Business No. 8 later this day, a member of each recognized party and a member of the Green Party may speak to the 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conclusion of the time provided for debate pursuant to this order, the committee shall rise, the motion shall be deemed withdrawn and the House shall adjourn until Wednesday, July 22, 2020, pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
2020-06-18 [p.492]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the sixth report of the committee, "Parliamentary Duties and the COVID-19 Pandemic (Deadline Extension)". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-431-9.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 22 to 24) was tabled.
Pursuant to order made Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Speaker, having received notice from the House leaders of all four recognized parties that there was an agreement among the parties to implement the recommendation of the committee regarding the deadline extension to present a report, gave effect to that agreement.
2020-06-17 [p.479]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, whereas: Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752 was unlawfully shot down on January 8, 2020, near Tehran, taking the innocent lives of all 176 people on board, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents, as well as others from Iran, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Afghanistan; the Government of Iran has publicly acknowledged that its military forces fired the missiles that caused these deaths, that it is legally obligated to conduct appropriate and transparent safety and criminal investigations to bring those responsible to justice and to safeguard civil aviation, and that it is obliged to make reparations to the affected states, including in the form of compensation to the families of all the victims, in accordance with international law; the flight recorders from PS752 have been recovered by Iran, but have not yet been downloaded to allow their data to be analyzed, which should have been done “without delay”, according to international standards, immediately following January 8, long before any limitations imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the families of the victims, in Canada, in Iran and in other countries around the world, continue to grieve the tragic and senseless loss of their loved-ones and are anxious to learn the whole truth about the tragedy of Flight PS752, who was responsible, and how they are being held to account, in addition to seeking honourable treatment with respect to compensation from both the airline and Iran, and in matters related to their ongoing safety and peace of mind, the House:
(a) express its deep condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in the horrific downing of Flight PS752, condemn the perpetrators, and stand in solidarity with the families in the pursuit of transparency, accountability and justice for those families;
(b) support steps taken thus far, including the implementation of a whole-of-government approach to addressing the needs of the families, the provision of consular services, immigration and travel supports, the identification and repatriation of remains, financial support (directly from the government in the form of emergency financial assistance and by matching private donations to the Canada Strong Campaign), mental health and counselling services, a regular ongoing flow of information and replies to inquiries, investigative work, the formation of a Canada-led International Coordination and Response Group (CG), the Prime Minister’s launch of the “Safer Skies” initiative at the Munich Security Conference, and Canada’s representations to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO);
(c) call upon all relevant departments and agencies of the Government of Canada to exercise all necessary diligence, persistence and determination to grapple effectively with the complexities inherent in international disasters of this magnitude, as well as the additional impediments created by the COVID-19 pandemic, so the families can ultimately know the truth about what happened, notwithstanding the time and effort such pursuit of justice may require;
(d) call upon the Government of Canada in the meantime to
(i) pursue, with the other affected states of the CG, negotiations on reparations with Iran to obtain appropriate compensation for the families of the victims from the state of Iran, in addition to the obligations of the airline company,
(ii) resolve outstanding immigration issues in a fair, equitable and compassionate manner,
(iii) implement appropriate means of honouring and commemorating the precious lives lost,
(iv) help protect families from foreign interference, intimidation, harassment and cyber threats; and
(e) support the work of the Government of Canada, in partnership with the international community through the CG and ICAO, and otherwise, to expose as much as possible the sequence of events and the decision-making chain that resulted in deadly missiles being launched against this civilian aircraft contrary to international law, and to determine how and why civilian aircraft were allowed to be in that airspace over a dangerous conflict zone, all in an effort to avoid repetitions of this disastrous set of circumstances.
2020-06-17 [p.480]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the membership of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be amended as follows: Mr. Dhaliwal (Surrey—Newton), for Mr. Tabbara (Kitchener South—Hespeler); and that the name of Mr. Zuberi (Pierrefonds—Dollard), be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
2020-06-17 [p.481]
By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, during the debate today on the business of supply pursuant to the order made on Tuesday, May 26, 2020: (a) within each 15-minute period, each party may allocate time to one or more of its members for speeches or for questions and answers, provided that, in the case of questions and answers, the minister's answer approximately reflect the time taken by the question, and provided that, in the case of speeches, members of the party to which the period is allocated may speak one after the other; and (b) the Speaker may preside in committee of the whole.
2020-06-17 [p.483]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
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]
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]
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]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
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]
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]
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on division.
Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.
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