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2022-11-29 [p.1523]
Mr. Melillo (Kenora), seconded by Mr. Vidal (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River), moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-29, in Clause 10, be amended by replacing line 15 on page 5 with the following:“in paragraphs (1)(a) to (e), the remaining directors may”
2022-11-28 [p.1520]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), seconded by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), Bill C-308, An Act respecting the National Strategy to Combat Human Trafficking, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2022-11-28 [p.1520]
— by Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge), one concerning justice (No. 441-00877);
2022-11-25 [p.1515]
— by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), one concerning taxation (No. 441-00875);
2022-11-25 [p.1516]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Patzer (Cypress Hills—Grasslands), seconded by Mr. Williams (Bay of Quinte), — That Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Copyright Act (interoperability), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology.
The debate continued.
2022-11-24 [p.1511]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning health (No. 441-00868), one concerning civil and human rights (No. 441-00869), one concerning public safety (No. 441-00870) and one concerning justice (No. 441-00871);
2022-11-23 [p.1503]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), seconded by Mr. Caputo (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), — That Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (child sexual abuse material), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 221 -- Vote no 221) - View vote details.
YEAS: 318, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (child sexual abuse material), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
2022-11-23 [p.1505]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), — That Bill C-249, An Act respecting the encouragement of the growth of the cryptoasset sector, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 222 -- Vote no 222) - View vote details.
YEAS: 119, NAYS: 199
2022-11-23 [p.1507]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), seconded by Mr. Epp (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), — That Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, be now read a third time and do pass.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 223 -- Vote no 223) - View vote details.
YEAS: 318, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, the bill was read the third time and passed.
2022-11-23 [p.1509]
Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), from the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, presented the seventh report of the committee, "Device Investigative Tools Used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Related Issues". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-441-154.
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. 30 to 33, 36 and 43 to 45) was tabled.
2022-11-23 [p.1509]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), two concerning social affairs and equality (Nos. 441-00865 and 441-00866);
2022-11-23 [p.1510]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Mazier (Dauphin—Swan River—Neepawa), seconded by Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), — That Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (transparent and accurate broadband services information), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology.
The debate continued.
2022-11-22 [p.1498]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blair (President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 219 -- Vote no 219) - View vote details.
YEAS: 112, NAYS: 203
2022-11-22 [p.1502]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), seconded by Mr. Epp (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), — That Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2022-11-21 [p.1489]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce), — That Bill C-249, An Act respecting the encouragement of the growth of the cryptoasset sector, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.
The debate continued.
2022-11-21 [p.1491]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blair (President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
The debate continued.
2022-11-21 [p.1492]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning transportation (No. 441-00851);
2022-11-21 [p.1493]
— by Mr. Seeback (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00852);
2022-11-21 [p.1493]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-851 — Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek) — With regard to the Canada Border Services Agency's reduced hours of operation at land ports of entry, broken down by each port of entry: (a) what were the hours of operation in 2019; (b) what are the current hours of operation; and (c) on what date will each port of entry with reduced operating hours compared to 2019 have their hours restored to pre-pandemic levels? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-851.
2022-11-21 [p.1493]
Q-852 — Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek) — With regard to polling conducted by the government since January 1, 2022: what are the details of each poll conducted by the government, including the (i) date conducted, (ii) subject matter, (iii) vendor having conducted the poll, (iv) type of poll (online, phone, etc.), (v) number of individuals polled, (vi) demographics of who was polled, (vii) questions asked, (viii) results? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-852.
2022-11-21 [p.1493]
Q-854 — Mr. MacKenzie (Oxford) — With regard to overpayments made by the Public Service Pension Plan (PSPP) since 2014, broken down by year: (a) what is the total value of overpayments made by the PSPP; (b) how many retirees received overpayments; (c) of the amount in (a), how much (i) has since been recovered, (ii) has since been forgiven, (iii) is still outstanding; and (d) what is the breakdown of (a) through (c) by department or agency of the recipient's last place of work and by employment levels (EX, AS, etc.), if known? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-854.
2022-11-21 [p.1493]
Q-857 — Mr. Ellis (Cumberland—Colchester) — With regard to Health Canada's position on the practice of repackaging single use medications to treat macular degeneration, since 2016: (a) does Health Canada allow the practice; (b) what risks does Health Canada recognize as existing with the practice; (c) has Health Canada studied the risks associated with the practice related to (i) sterility, (ii) cold chain protection, (iii) ultraviolet light protection, (iv) accurate dosing, (v) contamination, (vi) transportation issues, and, if so, what were the findings related to each risk; (d) has Health Canada or the Minister of Health received any warnings or correspondence indicating or suggesting that the practice is occurring in Canada, and, if so, what are the details, including the (i) date, (ii) author of the warning or correspondence, (iii) summary of warning or correspondence, (iv) recipient, (v) summary of response given by Health Canada or the Minister's office; and (e) for each warning or correspondence that was received in (d), what follow-up action was taken? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-857.
2022-11-21 [p.1494]
Q-858 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to Sport Canada: (a) what are the details of all gifts, including sports tickets, received by officials at Sport Canada since January 1, 2018, including for each the (i) date given (ii) description, (iii) quantity, (iv) value per unit, (v) total value, (vi) title of recipients; and (b) for all gifts that were tickets or included tickets, what are the details of the event, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) description of event, (iii) location, (iv) sport, if applicable, (v) league or sports organization putting on the event, if applicable, (vi) recipient, (vii) quantity of tickets, (viii) total value of tickets? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-858.
2022-11-21 [p.1494]
Q-859 — Mr. Morrison (Kootenay—Columbia) — With regard to contracts signed by the government since January 1, 2020, related to the Roxham Road border crossing: what are the details of all such contracts, including, for each, (i) the date, (ii) the vendor, (iii) the value, (iv) a description of goods or services, including volume, (v) whether the contract was awarded through a sole-sourced contract or competitive bid process? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-859.
2022-11-21 [p.1494]
Q-860 — Mr. Bragdon (Tobique—Mactaquac) — With regard to the government's decision not to list the whole of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity: has the government been lobbied or had any meetings with entities who advocated in favour of the IRGC being allowed to operate in Canada and advocated against the IRGC being listed as a terrorist entity since January 1, 2019, and, if so, what are the details of all such meetings, including, the (i) date, (ii) titles and organizations or who attended, from both the government and third party sides, (iii) location, (iv) summary of what happened at the meeting? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-860.
2022-11-18 [p.1483]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blair (President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
The debate continued.
2022-11-18 [p.1486]
The order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-228, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act and the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments.
Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), seconded by Mr. Epp (Chatham-Kent—Leamington), moved, — That the bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.
2022-11-17 [p.1478]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blair (President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
The debate continued.
2022-11-17 [p.1479]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (child sexual abuse material).
Mr. Arnold (North Okanagan—Shuswap), seconded by Mr. Caputo (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate arose thereon.
2022-11-16 [p.1463]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain), — That Bill S-245, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 216 -- Vote no 216) - View vote details.
YEAS: 309, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, Bill S-245, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians), was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
2022-11-16 [p.1465]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South), seconded by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), — That Bill C-281, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), the Broadcasting Act and the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 217 -- Vote no 217) - View vote details.
YEAS: 313, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, Bill C-281, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), the Broadcasting Act and the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
2022-11-16 [p.1468]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the revised return to the following question made into an order for return:
Q-597 — Mr. Warkentin (Grande Prairie—Mackenzie) — With regard to the ArriveCAN application: (a) how much money did the government spend developing the application; (b) what is the itemized breakdown of all expenditures related to (a); (c) how much has been spent to date maintaining, updating, or promoting the application; (d) how much money did Shared Services Canada spend to initially develop this application; (e) what is the itemized breakdown of all expenditures related to (d); (f) what are the details of all contracts signed by the government related to the application in any way, including, for each (i) the vendor, (ii) the date, (iii) the value, (iv) the start and end dates, if applicable, (v) the description of goods or services provided, (vi) whether the contract was sole-sourced or awarded through a competitive bidding process; and (g) what is the total cumulative cost (i) incurred to date, (ii) budgeted related to the application? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-597-01.
2022-11-16 [p.1469]
Q-838 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to contracts signed or entered into by the government with Russian vendors since January 1, 2022, and broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: (a) what are the details of each contract signed with vendors based out of Russia or with a mailing address in Russia, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) value, (iii) vendor, (iv) description or goods or services being provided, including quantity, (v) duration of contract, if applicable, (vi) file number; (b) for each contract in (a), was it sole-sourced or awarded through a competitive bid process; (c) have any of the contracts in (a) been amended or cancelled as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, and, if so, which ones and how was the contract changed; and (d) have any other government contracts been amended or cancelled as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine earlier this year, and, if so, what are the details, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) value, (iii) vendor, (iv) description or goods or services being provided, including quantity, (v) duration of contract, if applicable, (vi) file number, (vii) how the contract was changed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-838.
2022-11-16 [p.1469]
Q-839 — Mr. Strahl (Chilliwack—Hope) — With regard to any rules, regulations, or policies put in place by the government since February 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, broken down by department, agency, Crown corporation, or other government entity: what are the details of each such rule, regulation, or policy, including the (i) date put into place, (ii) date rescinded, or date the measure is scheduled to be rescinded, (iii) detailed summary of the measure put into place, (iv) location or locations where the measure was or is in effect? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-839.
2022-11-16 [p.1470]
Q-840 — Mr. Stewart (Miramichi—Grand Lake) — With regard to lump sum signing bonuses paid out to government officials, broken down by fiscal year since 2016-17, and by department or agency: (a) what was the total amount paid out in signing bonuses; (b) how many individuals (i) at or above the executive (EX) level (or equivalent), (ii) below the EX level (or equivalent), received signing bonuses; (c) what was the total amount paid out in signing bonuses to officials (i) at or above the EX level (or equivalent), (ii) below the EX level (or equivalent); (d) what is the breakdown of (a) through (c) by individuals who were new to the public service versus individuals who were already in the public service; and (e) which specific jobs in the public service qualify for lump sum signing bonuses? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-840.
2022-11-16 [p.1470]
Q-841 — Mr. Stewart (Miramichi—Grand Lake) — With regard to expenditures and other transactions made by the government using the object code 179 (at-risk pay) or any similar code related to risk pay in the 2021-22 fiscal year, broken down by department or agency: (a) what was the total amount paid out in at-risk pay; (b) how many and what percentage of officials (i) at or above the executive (EX) level (or equivalent), (ii) below the EX level (or equivalent), received at-risk pay; (c) what was the total amount paid out in at-risk pay to officials (i) at or above the EX level (or equivalent), (ii) below the EX level (or equivalent); and (d) what is the breakdown of (a) through (c) by pay for work conducted (i) in Canada, (ii) abroad? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-841.
2022-11-16 [p.1470]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blair (President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
The debate continued.
2022-11-15 [p.1453]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Freeland (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Blair (President of the King’s Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness), — That Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;
And of the amendment of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
The debate continued.
2022-11-15 [p.1457]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Holland (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mrs. St-Onge (Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec); (Government Business No. 22)
And of the amendment of Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman).
The debate continued.
2022-11-14 [p.1433]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lawrence (Northumberland—Peterborough South), seconded by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), — That Bill C-281, An Act to amend the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Act, the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law), the Broadcasting Act and the Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.
The debate continued.
2022-11-14 [p.1435]
Mr. Scheer (Regina—Qu'Appelle), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended, in paragraph (a), by replacing the words “and that such a request shall be deemed adopted” with the words “and, provided that if the Clerk of the House personally guarantees that there would be no consequential cancellation or reduction of the regularly scheduled committee meetings resources for that day, the request shall be deemed adopted”.
Debate arose thereon.
2022-11-14 [p.1437]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 441-00845).
2022-11-14 [p.1437]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-775 — Mr. Lloyd (Sturgeon River—Parkland) — With regard to the report from the Mass Casualty Commission entitled "Public Communications from the RCMP and Governments after the Mass Casualty", dated June 13, 2022: (a) what instructions did RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki give to RCMP officers in Nova Scotia with respect to releasing specific information about what types of weapons were used in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020; (b) were any written communications exchanged between RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki or her staff and Supt. Darren Campbell with respect to releasing specific information about what types of weapons were used in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020, and, if so, (i) what was the date of those communications, (ii) who participated in those communications, (iii) what specific instructions or advice were provided in those communications; (c) were any written communications exchanged between RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki or her staff and Lia Scanlan, then Director of communications for the Nova Scotia RCMP with respect to releasing specific information about what types of weapons were used in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020, and, if so, (i) what was the date of those communications, (ii) who participated in those communications, (iii) what specific instructions or advice were provided in those communications; (d) were any instructions, directions, or advice given by the then Public Safety Minister, Bill Blair, or by staff in the Minister of Public Safety's office to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki with respect to releasing specific information about what types of weapons were used in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020, and, if so, which individual or individuals provided such instructions; (e) were any instructions, directions, or advice given either by the Prime Minister, staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, or by officials in the Privy Council Office to RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki with respect to releasing specific information about what types of weapons were used in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020, and, if so, which individual or individuals provided such instructions; (f) what, if any, undertakings or promises were made by RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki to either the then Minister of Public Safety, Bill Blair, the Prime Minister, staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, or officials in the Privy Council Office, with respect to releasing specific information about what types of weapons were used in the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020; (g) were any communications materials or plans developed after April 19, 2020, by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Office of the Prime Minister, or the Privy Council Office, which discussed both the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020, and the Regulations Amending the Regulations Prescribing Certain Firearms and Other Weapons, Components and Parts of Weapons, Accessories, Cartridge Magazines, Ammunition and Projectiles as Prohibited, Restricted or Non-Restricted, registered on May 1, 2020, and, if so, on what date or dates were those materials or plans developed; (h) were any communications materials or plans developed after April 19, 2020, by the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Office of the Prime Minister, or the Privy Council Office, which discussed both the mass shootings in Nova Scotia on April 18 and 19, 2020, and Bill C-21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) from the 2nd Session of the 43rd Parliament, and, if so, on what date or dates were those materials or plans developed; and (i) were any digital or analog recordings made of any conversations between RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and any other staff at the RCMP, and, if so, (i) where are these recordings, (ii) were they deleted, (iii) were they deleted in accordance with statutory government practice regarding the preservation of records, (iv) can they be recovered, (v) what efforts are being made to recover said recordings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-775.
2022-11-14 [p.1438]
Q-776 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — With regard to the government purchases of military equipment meant to assist Ukraine, since the beginning of 2022: what are the details of all contracts related to such purchases, including, for each, (i) the date, (ii) the vendor, (iii) the amount, (iv) the description of goods or services, including the volume, (v) whether the contract was sole-sourced or awarded through a competitive bidding process, (vi) the delivery date for products or services? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-776.
2022-11-14 [p.1439]
Q-778 — Mr. McLean (Calgary Centre) — With regard to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rental Construction Financing Initiative announced as part of budget 2016, as of September 16, 2022: (a) how much has been spent, by fiscal year, on (i) administering the program, (ii) promoting the program, (iii) investments in individual projects, broken down by federal electoral district; (b) what are the specific locations, by street address, where housing projects have been funded within the Calgary Metropolitan area; (c) what are the details of all contracts over $5,000 related to the program, including, for each contract, (i) the date, (ii) the amount, (iii) the description of the project, (iv) the duration of the contract, if applicable, (v) the vendor, (vi) the file number, (vii) whether the contract was sole-sourced or awarded through a competitive bid process; (d) what is the current occupancy rate of each of these projects; (e) what percentage of these units are used for short-term (defined as a term not exceeding 30 calendar days) rentals on Airbnb or other similar platforms or sites; (f) what measures are in place to ensure that the units continue to qualify for, and are being used as, social housing; and (g) what metrics are being used to measure the success of the program and to what extent have these metrics been achieved? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-778.
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Q-779 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to government submarines: (a) what are the reasons for the extension of the Victoria Class Submarine In-Service Support Contract (VISSC) l contract to Babcock; (b) what are the top 10 risks related to extending this contract, including how it aligns with the requirements under the Financial Administration Act for fair competition; (c) what potential impacts does the government anticipate as a result of the contract extension on the potential bid for VISSC II; (d) what are the top five impacts this contract extension might have on potentially undermining a competitive process in the planned procurement for VISSC II; (e) how will this be mitigated under the Financial Administration Act; (f) what is the total amount of funds spent so far by Canada on the VISSC I contract, broken down by year and supplier; (g) how many new sub-mariners have been (i) recruited, (ii) trained in Canada, in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and how many hours have each spent on a submarine in each year, from 2019 to 2022; (h) how many sub-mariners does the government intend to recruit over the next 10 years, and what plans does the government have to maximize training opportunities and sea days; (i) how many days at sea has each sub-mariner had since 2018, broken down by submarine and year; (j) does the government view submarines as an essential part of the Royal Canadian Navy fleet; (k) what is the value to the Canadian Armed Forces, Royal Canadian Navy and NORAD of submarines in comparison to frigates, in terms of costs and operational effectiveness; (I) what does the government intend by planned engagement in 2022-23 within the industry as part of CAF QUAD Charts, including (i) the future capabilities it is consulting on, (ii) who the government intends to consult, (iii) the areas or issues the government intends to consult on with industry and governments, (iv) the specific timelines for consultations; (m) does the government view submarines as an essential part of NORAD contributions, and, if so, how are they essential; (n) does the government intend to acquire nuclear or conventional submarines; (o) has the government ruled out increasing the size of the submarine fleet from four to 12, and what are the areas of planned operations; (p) what are the proposed costs of future submarines in terms of (i) acquisition, (ii) operations, (iii) training, (iv) facility infrastructure; and (q) what are the top 10 risks with respect to the current fleet? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-779.
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Q-780 — Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard) — With regard to expenditures by the Department of National Defence or Global Affairs Canada relating to visits to Canada by senior members (senior officers and generals or higher ranking officers) of foreign militaries, since January 1, 2016: what are the details of all such trips where expenditures were incurred, including, for each, the (i) dates, (ii) reason for the visit, (iii) country of military member, (v) number of senior military members visiting Canada, (v) rank of military members, (vi) total expenditures incurred to date related to the visit, broken down by type of expenditure (flight, hotel, meals, etc.), (vii) who approved the expenditure? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-780.
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Q-781 — Mr. Patzer (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) — With regard to Health Canada's planned phase-out of using strychnine to control Richardson ground squirrels on March 4, 2023: (a) has the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, or departmental officials from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) made any representations to Health Canada regarding this matter, and, if so, what are the details; (b) has AAFC conducted studies or analysis on how this measure by Health Canada will negatively impact certain agricultural industries, and, if so, what are the details, including findings of any studies or analysis; (c) did the Minister of Health consider any negative impact on agriculture that the regulation would have when approving the measure, and, if not, why not; (d) did Health Canada seek any feedback from AAFC or the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food prior to making the decision to phase-out strychnine, and, if so, what are the details, including what feedback was given; (e) will the (i) Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, (ii) Minister of Health, ensure that a full analysis on the impact such a ban would have on farmers is conducted and considered before any related regulations come into effect; and (f) what, if any, data does AAFC or any other department collect related to the negative impacts of phasing out strychnine? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-781.
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Q-783 — Ms. Lewis (Haldimand—Norfolk) — With regard to the ArriveCAN application: (a) what are the details of all memoranda or other documents received by any minister, ministerial office or senior official related to the ArriveCAN application, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) recipient, (iii) sender, (iv) title, (v) type of document, (vi) summary, (vii) subject matter, (viii) file number; (b) of the items in (a), which ones contain any reference to the “Known Traveller Digital Identity” program, or the “Digital Identity Program”; (c) what are the details of the government’s long-term policy objectives with regard to the application and any plans to expand its use beyond travel; (d) has the government done analysis on making it mandatory for all cross-border travel beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, and, if so, what are the details, including the findings of the analyses; (e) what (i) privacy, (ii) constitutional, risks, has the government identified with regard to expanded and ongoing use of the application; (f) which international organizations and their institutions has the government submitted Canadians’ personal information to, as per the application’s privacy notice; (g) what kind of personal information and how has this information been shared to the organizations in (f); and (h) under which conditions are Canadians’ information shared with the organizations identified in (f)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-783.
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Q-784 — Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) — With regard to the special immigration measures and program announced by the government for Ukrainian migrants following the start of the further Russian invasion on February 24, 2022: (a) how many people have come to Canada under these measures; (b) how many applications to come under these measures are currently in process; (c) how many applications to come under these measures have been rejected; (d) what is the average processing time for applications through the program; (e) how many of those accepted under the program were (i) women, (ii) under 18 years old, (iii) over 60 years old, (iv) men between the ages of 18 and 60; (f) what is the complete demographic breakdown of those accepted under the program; (g) how many of those accepted through the program were living outside of Ukraine prior to February 24, 2022; and (h) what is the breakdown of (g) by country where they were living? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-784.
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Q-785 — Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) — With regard to Global Affairs Canada and the Tigray region of Ethiopia: (a) how much money did the government spend on international development for people in the Tigray region between September 1, 2021 and September 1, 2022; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by programs and projects which received the funding, including how much each program or project received; (c) what is the government’s position on the recent resumption of fighting in Tigray; (d) what is the government’s position on the air raid that hit a kindergarten in Tigray on August 26, 2022; (e) did the government release any statements or make any representations to the Ethiopian government regarding (c) or (d), and, if so, what are the details, and, if not, why not; (f) is the government considering sanctions against any person or entity in Ethiopia in relations to actions taken in Tigray, and, if so what persons or entities are being considered; (g) has the government made any offers to the Ethiopian government or any other party to mediate in the conflict in Tigray, and, if so, what are the details; (h) what is the government’s understanding of the situation related to whether or not the Eritrean army is active in Tigray; (i) has the government made any representations to the government of Eritrea regarding the conflict; (j) is the government considering sanctions against any person or entity in Eritrea in relations to actions taken in Tigray, and, if so, what persons or entities are being considered; and (k) has the government spoken or raised questions about the situation in Tigray in any international forum, and, if so, what are the details including, for each instance, (i) the date, (ii) the forum in which it was raised, (iii) who spoke or raised question, (iv) summary of what was asked or said? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-785.
2022-11-14 [p.1442]
Q-787 — Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan) — With regard to the government’s response to this year's report from the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, on human rights abuses in Xinjiang: (a) what is the government’s position on the report and its conclusions; (b) does the government acknowledge that Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China are facing an ongoing genocide; (c) does the government acknowledge that Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in China are facing crimes against humanity or other international crimes; and (d) does the government plan to state what specific international crimes are being committed against Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims, and, if so, when will the government be making such a statement? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-787.
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Q-788 — Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable) — With regard to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and the Canada Recovery Benefit, broken down by each program: (a) what is the number of individuals who received notices from the government asking them to repay an amount received under the program; (b) what is the cumulative dollar amount of the repayment notices; (c) of the individuals in (a), how many have repaid the amount owed; (d) what is the cumulative dollar amount (i) collected, (ii) still outstanding, of the repayment notices; and (e) what is the breakdown of (a) and (b) by reason for the notice (double payment, income too high, etc.)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-788.
2022-11-14 [p.1443]
Q-790 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — With regard to formal consultations conducted by the government with small business owners about the government's Clean Fuel Regulations, since 2018: what are the details of each such consultation, including (i) the date, (ii) which business owners were consulted, (iii) who conducted the consultation, (iv) how the consultation was conducted (round table, survey, etc.), (v) a summary of the input received by the government? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-790.
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Q-791 — Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain) — With regard to the National Parole Board and offenders who have been granted parole since January 1, 2016: (a) how many offenders granted parole were the subject of an arrest warrant following their release from custody; (b) of the offenders in (a), how many are still the subject of an arrest warrant or otherwise unlawfully at large; (c) what is the recidivism rate for violent offenders granted parole since January 1, 2016; and (d) for violent offenders who reoffend after being granted parole, what is the average and median amount of time between being granted parole and reoffending? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-791.
2022-11-14 [p.1443]
Q-795 — Mrs. Stubbs (Lakeland) — With regard to firearms seized by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), including any instances where the CBSA is working with another Canadian agency or a law enforcement entity: (a) what is the total number, broken down by year from 2009 to the most recently available, of firearms seized (i) at Canadian land borders, (ii) at all ports of entry other than land borders, (iii) by the CBSA as part of an investigation, outside of a port of entry; (b) broken down by each part of (a), how many of the firearms were (i) registered to Canadian firearms owners or Canadian firearms businesses, (ii) registered to American firearms owners or American firearms businesses, (iii) registered to firearms owners or firearms businesses outside of Canada and the United States, (iv) unregistered or untraceable; and (c) of the unregistered or untraceable firearms in (b)(iv), how many originated from (i) inside Canada, (ii) inside the United States, (iii) neither inside Canada nor inside the United States? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-795.
2022-11-14 [p.1444]
Q-797 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to Mifegymiso, since January 1, 2016: (a) what studies have been conducted by, or on behalf of, Health Canada on the side effects of Mifegymiso, including (i) the date, (ii) the methodology, (iii) who conducted the study, (iv) the location, (v) the findings; and (b) what data has been collected on the side effects of Mifegymiso, broken down by (i) each of the known side effects of Mifegymiso, (ii) Health Canada's estimate on the number of Canadians affected by each of the known side effects of Mifegymiso? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-797.
2022-11-14 [p.1444]
Q-800 — Ms. Lewis (Haldimand—Norfolk) — With regard to the government’s participation at the World Economic Forum and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance’s role as board trustee of the organization: (a) what are the details of all documents received by the minister, ministerial staff or government officials to support the minister’s role as board trustee, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) recipient, (iii) sender, (iv) title, (v) type of document, (vi) summary, (vii) subject matter, (viii) file number; (b) what are the details of all documents or correspondence the minister has received from representatives at the World Economic Forum since 2019, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) recipient, (iii) sender, (iv) title, (v) type of document, (vi) summary, (vii) subject matter; and (c) what are the details of the meetings the minister has had with representatives from the World Economic Forum in her capacity as Minister of Finance or Deputy Prime Minister since 2019, including, for each meeting, (i) the purpose, (ii) the agenda items, (iii) the names and titles of individuals in attendance, (iv) the date, (v) the location, (vi) whether the meeting was in person, virtual, or hybrid, (vii) the decisions made, if any? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-800.
2022-11-14 [p.1444]
Q-801 — Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster) — With regard to private security companies being hired or contracted by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) for the enforcement of quarantine rules, since February 1, 2020: (a) which companies did the PHAC hire or contract; (b) for each company in (a), what was the (i) start date, (ii) end date or anticipated end date, of the quarantine enforcement; (c) what is the total amount spent to date on quarantine enforcement by private security companies; (d) what is the breakdown of (c) by company; (e) what recourse is the PHAC making available to individuals who are harassed or mistreated by a private security officer or firm who is acting on behalf of the PHAC; (f) how many instances of complaints about an officer or firm in relation to quarantine or testing rule is the PHAC aware of; and (g) what is the breakdown of (f) by month and by type of complaint or alleged incident? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-801.
2022-11-14 [p.1445]
Q-802 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) and the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA): (a) how many CEWS recipients were in arrears or had an amount owing related to (i) GST/HST remittances, (ii) other required tax payments, when they received funding under CEWS; (b) what is the dollar amount of owed taxes in (a)(i) and (a)(ii); (c) how many CEBA recipients were in arrears or had an amount owing related to (i) GST/HST remittances, (ii) other required tax payments, when they received funding under CEBA; and (d) what is the dollar amount of owed taxes in (c)(i) and (c)(ii)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-802.
2022-11-14 [p.1445]
Q-805 — Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris) — With regard to briefings that Canadian government and military officials have received from the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) of the United States Office of Naval Intelligence, since 2016: (a) on what dates did Canadian embassy staff receive briefings from the former head of the UAPTF, John F. Stratton; (b) on what dates did the Royal Canadian Air Force receive briefings from the US National Intelligence Manager for aviation on the issue of Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon; and (c) what are the details of all other briefings received from the UAPTF, including, for each, (i) the date, (ii) who gave the briefing, (iii) who was briefed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-805.
2022-11-14 [p.1445]
Q-806 — Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock) — With regard to Global Affairs Canada and Nigeria: (a) how much money did the government spend on international development for people in Nigeria between November 4, 2015, and September 1, 2022; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by programs and projects which received the funding, including how much each program or project received; (c) what is the government’s position on the human rights violations committed by Boko Haram, the Islamic State in West Africa and Fulani militants, and the ongoing reports of Nigerian Christians being victims of abduction, murder and imprisonment, and their villages targeted for destruction, including (i) the abduction of 14-year-old Leah Sharibu, (ii) the abduction of Alice Ngaddah, (iii) the abduction of the Chibok girls on April 14, 2014, by Boko Haram, (iv) the March 24, 2022, attack in Nigeria’s Kaduna State, (v) the June 5, 2022, attack on St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Ondo State, (vi) the June 19, 2022, attacks on St. Moses Catholic Church and Maranatha Baptist Church in Nigeria's northeastern Kaduna state; (d) did the government release any statements or make any representations to the Nigerian government regarding (c), and, if so, what are the details, and, if not, why not; (e) is the government considering sanctions against any person or entity in Nigeria in relations to actions taken in (c), and, if so what persons or entities are being considered; (f) has the government made any offers to the Nigerian government or any other party to assist in ending the human rights violations, and, if so, what are the details; and (g) has the government spoken or raised questions about the situation in Nigeria in any international forum, and, if so, what are the details, including, for each instance, (i) the date, (ii) the forum in which it was raised, (iii) who spoke or raised question, (iv) the summary of what was asked or said? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-806.
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Q-807 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to Deputy Minister Working Groups and working groups which report to a deputy minister or equivalent: (a) how many such groups exist as of September 23, 2022; and (b) what are the details of each group, including, for each, (i) the title or name, (ii) the purpose, (iii) the number of members, (iv) the titles of members, (v) the number of meetings the group has had since January 1, 2022, (vi) whether or not the group issues reports, (vii) the date and title of the last report, if applicable? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-807.
2022-11-14 [p.1446]
Q-808 — Mr. McCauley (Edmonton West) — With regard to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) and the 4-year post-payment verification plan identified in the 2021 Spring Report of the Auditor General: (a) how many recipients of payments under the CERB have been identified as fraudulent or otherwise ineligible; (b) what dollar amount of payments were received by the recipients in (a); (c) what amount of money has been recovered to date in relation to the recipients in (a); and (d) of the recipients in (a), from how many have funds been (i) partially, (ii) fully, recovered? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-808.
2022-11-14 [p.1446]
Q-811 — Mr. Aboultaif (Edmonton Manning) — With regard to the commitment of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship in January of 2022 to eliminate backlogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the current year: (a) what are the current backlogs, broken down by immigration stream or program; (b) will the backlogs be eliminated by the end of the year; and (c) if the answer to (b) is negative, when will the backlogs be eliminated? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-811.
2022-11-14 [p.1447]
Q-813 — Mr. McLean (Calgary Centre) — With regard to the discussion document entitled "Options to cap and cut oil and gas sector greenhouse gas emissions to achieve 2030 goals and net-zero by 2050", released in July 2022, as of September 26, 2022: (a) what recommendations have been received from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources, as referred to under section 8 (Guiding principles) of the document; and (b) which specific inefficient fossil fuel subsidies the government is looking to rationalize, as outlined on page 15 of the document? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-813.
2022-11-14 [p.1447]
Q-814 — Mr. Redekopp (Saskatoon West) — With regard to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, broken down by province and territory, and fiscal years from 2018 to present: (a) how many work permits have been processed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and are expected to be processed for 2022-23; (b) of the permits in (a), how many of those migrants have come to Canada to fill jobs; (c) what employment sectors have those jobs been in; (d) what is the expected duration of the work permits for the migrants in (b), in each sector; (e) what was the average processing time for work permits in each employment sector; (f) what was the average wait time between application, processing and arrival time in Canada to begin employment, for each economic sector; and (g) is the government providing new opportunities for these migrants to become permanent residents? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-814.
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Q-815 — Mr. Redekopp (Saskatoon West) — With regard to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program, broken down by province and territory, and fiscal years from 2018 to present: how many Labour Market Impact Assessments have Employment and Social Development Canada (i) undertaken, (ii) completed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-815.
2022-11-14 [p.1447]
Q-816 — Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — With regard to government spending on foreign aid, since 2016: (a) has the government provided any funding to entities which are currently on the Public Safety Canada's terrorist entity list, and, if so, what are the details, including the (i) date, (ii) entity, (iii) amount, (iv) purpose of funding, (v) program under which funding was provided; and (b) what specific measures are in place to ensure that foreign aid money does not end up financing terrorism? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-816.
2022-11-14 [p.1447]
Q-817 — Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes) — With regard to the government's response to Order Paper question Q-704: (a) which official signed the statement of completeness for the response and on what date was the statement signed; (b) who determined that it was not possible to determine whether or not Global Affairs Canada (GAC) consults Public Safety Canada's terrorist entity list prior to providing any foreign aid funding within the three-month period between when the question was placed on the Notice Paper and the response was tabled; and (c) is the Minister of Public Safety concerned that GAC was unable to determine whether or not it consults the terrorist entity list prior to providing any foreign aid funding? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-817.
2022-11-14 [p.1448]
Q-818 — Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce) — With regard to the government's ArriveCAN application: (a) what specific data is collected through the application; (b) what departments, agencies, government organizations, or third parties have access to or receive the data, any subset of the data, including anonymized data and any data transferred at a later date; (c) broken down by each entity in (b), (i) what type of data is shared, (ii) is the data anonymized, (iii) what is the data used for, (iv) what is the number of travellers data available to the entity; (d) where is the ArriveCAN data stored; and (e) where does each entity that has access to or receives the data store their data? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-818.
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Q-819 — Mr. Lobb (Huron—Bruce) — With regard to the government's COVIDAlert and ArriveCAN applications: (a) were the applications written using open source code, and, if not, why not; and (b) what is the code or the URL of the code for each application? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-819.
2022-11-14 [p.1448]
Q-820 — Mr. Williams (Bay of Quinte) — With regard to the size of the public service, and broken down by department, agency, or other government entity: what was the total number of employees or full-time equivalents as of the start of the (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2022-23, fiscal year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-820.
2022-11-14 [p.1448]
Q-821 — Mr. Williams (Bay of Quinte) — With regard to usage of the government's Airbus CC-150 Polaris aircraft, since April 1, 2022: what are the details of the legs of each flight, including the (i) date, (ii) point of departure, (iii) destination, (iv) number of passengers, (v) names and titles of the passengers, excluding security or Canadian Armed Forces members, (vi) total catering bill related to the flight, (vii) volume of fuel used, or estimate, (viii) amount spent on fuel? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-821.
2022-11-14 [p.1448]
Q-822 — Mr. Williams (Bay of Quinte) — With regard to usage of the government's fleet of Challenger aircraft, since April 1, 2022: what are the details of the legs of each flight, including the (i) date, (ii) point of departure, (iii) destination, (iv) number of passengers, (v) names and titles of the passengers, excluding security or Canadian Armed Forces members, (vi) total catering bill related to the flight, (vii) volume of fuel used, or estimate, (viii) amount spent on fuel? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-822.
2022-11-14 [p.1449]
Q-825 — Ms. Lewis (Haldimand—Norfolk) — With regard to the Known Traveller Digital Identity (KTDI) prototype or pilot project announced by the government in January 2018: what are the details of all memoranda and briefing notes provided to the Minister of Transport or the minister’s office about the KTDI, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) sender, (iii) recipient, (iv) title, (v) subject matter, (vi) summary of contents, (vii) file number, (viii) type of document? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-825.
2022-11-14 [p.1449]
Q-826 — Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill) — With regard to the Natural Resources Canada’s consultations on “Just Transition” and involving “15 roundtables with experts, unions and industry”, as mentioned on the department’s website: (a) how many stakeholders attended roundtables on these consultations, as of the end of August 2022; (b) what are the details of those who attended each roundtable, including, for each event, the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) full list of stakeholders attending, including their names and organizations represented, (iv) full list of government representatives, including their names, titles, and which department or agency they were representing, (v) list of others in attendance; (c) how many stakeholders at roundtables indicated support for phasing out energy sector jobs in Alberta; (d) how many stakeholders indicated a lack of support for phasing out energy sector jobs in Alberta; and (e) how many submissions from roundtables voiced concern with the government’s current policies related to jobs in Alberta? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-826.
2022-11-14 [p.1449]
Q-830 — Mr. Steinley (Regina—Lewvan) — With regard to the increases in the federal carbon tax or price on carbon on April 1, 2023: what are the government's projections on the impact the increases will have on (i) food prices, (ii) farm input costs, (iii) inflation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-830.
2022-11-14 [p.1450]
Q-831 — Mr. Steinley (Regina—Lewvan) — With regard to government officials and correspondence units drafting letters or correspondence for members of Parliament or senators to use in their dealings with constituents, stakeholders or other Canadians, since 2016, and broken down by department or agency: what are the details of each instance where such a letter or piece of correspondence was drafted, including, for each, the (i) date, (ii) topic, (iii) summary of contents, (iv) name of the parliamentarian the item was prepared for? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-831.
2022-11-14 [p.1450]
Q-833 — Mr. Kelly (Calgary Rocky Ridge) — With regard to Canada’s subscription to shares of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: (a) how does Canada measure return on investment for the shares; (b) what is the value of dividends received by Canada further to its ownership of shares in the bank; (c) what is the resale value of Canada’s shares on September 27, 2022; (d) how many and which projects has the bank funded to date; (e) of the projects in (d), how many and which (i) underwent a gender-based analysis, (ii) underwent an equity, diversity, and inclusion analysis, (iii) adequately and meaningfully consulted with any indigenous communities which could be affected by the project, (iv) meet the criteria of the Impact Assessment Act, (v) involve slave labour; (f) how many Canadian firms have been contracted for work on each of the projects in (d), broken down by each project; (g) what is the dollar value of work contracted to Canadian firms in (f); and (h) how many and which full-time equivalent jobs have the projects in (d) created for Canadians, broken down by project? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-833.
2022-11-14 [p.1451]
Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Chambers (Simcoe North), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:
“the House decline to give second reading to Bill C-32, An Act to implement certain provisions of the fall economic statement tabled in Parliament on November 3, 2022 and certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 7, 2022, because the bill brings in new inflationary spending that is not matched by an equivalent saving, and does not cancel planned tax hikes.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2022-11-04 [p.1430]
— by Mr. Barrett (Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes), one concerning justice (No. 441-00841) and one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 441-00842).
2022-11-04 [p.1431]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), seconded by Mr. Kitchen (Souris—Moose Mountain), — That Bill S-245, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.
The debate continued.
2022-11-03 [p.1414]
Mr. Richards (Banff—Airdrie), seconded by Mr. Brassard (Barrie—Innisfil), moved, — That the first report of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs, presented on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, be concurred in. (Concurrence in Committee Reports No. 15)
Debate arose thereon.
2022-11-03 [p.1414]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Gerretsen (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons (Senate)) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-766 — Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent) — With regard to government measures related to the removal of unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) in the Lac Saint-Pierre region: (a) which vendors have been awarded contracts related to the removal of UXO in the region since 2019; (b) what are the details of each contract in (a), including, for each, (i) the vendor, (ii) the value, (iii) the start and end dates, (iv) whether the contract was sole-sourced or awarded through a competitive bidding process, (v) the description of goods or services provided through contract; (c) for each contract in (b), how many UXOs in the region have actually been removed, broken down by year; (d) what are the projections related to the number of UXOs which will be removed by each vendor in (b), broken down by year between now and the end of the contract; (e) for each contract in (b), which was awarded through a competitive bidding process, how many vendors submitted bids; (f) does the government plan to award further contracts related to the UXO removal in the region, and, if so, what are the details of the plan; and (g) for each contract, what is the work schedule, broken down by month, including both work that has been completed to date and work that will be completed in the future? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-766.
2022-11-03 [p.1415]
Q-767 — Mr. Duncan (Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry) — With regard to fines issued related to violations of the government's restrictions and measures put in place in response to COVID-19 (ArriveCAN, quarantine requirements, etc.): (a) what is the total (i) number, (ii) value, of fines issued each month since January 1, 2022; (b) what is the breakdown of the fines in (a) by (i) province or territory, (ii) type of offence or violation, (iii) entity which issued the fine, (iv) amount of fine, (v) point of entry (if applicable); and (c) of the fines in (a), what is the (i) number, (ii) value, of amounts which have actually been paid or collected? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-767.
2022-11-03 [p.1415]
Q-771 — Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest) — With regard to fines issued by Transport Canada to Canadian Coast Guard ships and other vessels owned by the government, since 2016: what are the details of each instance, including (i) the date, (ii) the type of vessel, (iii) the summary of the incident or infraction, (iv) the location of the incident or infraction, (v) the amount of fine, (vi) who paid the fine and whether the fine was paid out of personal or public funds? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-771.
2022-11-03 [p.1415]
Q-773 — Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View) — With regard to the government's Net-Zero Challenge program: (a) what is the annual amount budgeted towards administering the program; (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by line item or type of expense; (c) what is the number of employees or full-time equivalents assigned to work on the program; and (d) what is the breakdown of (c) by employee classification level (AS-07, EX-01, etc.)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-773.
2022-11-03 [p.1415]
Q-774 — Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington) — With regard to spending by Canadian Heritage on Canada Day festivities on Parliament Hill and in the National Capital Region since 2010: what was the total amount (i) allocated, (ii) spent, on the festivities, broken down by year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-441-774.
2022-11-02 [p.1403]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), — That, given that,
(i) the cost of government is driving up the cost of living,
(ii) the Parliamentary Budget Officer states that 40% of new spending is not related to COVID-19,
(iii) Canadians are now paying higher prices and higher interest rates as a result,
(iv) it is more important than ever for the government to respect taxpayer dollars and eliminate wasteful spending,
the House call on the Auditor General of Canada to conduct a performance audit, including the payments, contracts and sub-contracts for all aspects of the ArriveCAN app, and to prioritize this investigation.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 207 -- Vote no 207) - View vote details.
YEAS: 173, NAYS: 149
2022-11-02 [p.1407]
Pursuant to order made Thursday, June 23, 2022, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Nater (Perth—Wellington), seconded by Mr. Fast (Abbotsford), — That Bill S-227, An Act to establish Food Day in Canada, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 209 -- Vote no 209) - View vote details.
YEAS: 323, NAYS: 0
Accordingly, Bill S-227, An Act to establish Food Day in Canada, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food.
2022-11-02 [p.1409]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning fisheries (No. 441-00829);
2022-11-02 [p.1409]
— by Mr. Caputo (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning justice (No. 441-00833) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 441-00834).
2022-11-01 [p.1400]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. Poilievre (Carleton), seconded by Mr. Hallan (Calgary Forest Lawn), moved, — That, given that,
(i) the cost of government is driving up the cost of living,
(ii) the Parliamentary Budget Officer states that 40% of new spending is not related to COVID-19,
(iii) Canadians are now paying higher prices and higher interest rates as a result,
(iv) it is more important than ever for the government to respect taxpayer dollars and eliminate wasteful spending,
the House call on the Auditor General of Canada to conduct a performance audit, including the payments, contracts and sub-contracts for all aspects of the ArriveCAN app, and to prioritize this investigation.
Debate arose thereon.
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