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2020-11-20 [p.299]
Adjournment
At 1:57 p.m., the Assistant Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, November 23, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).
2020-11-20 [p.293]
The clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.
Whereupon, Mrs. Hughes (Algoma—Manitoulin—Kapuskasing), Assistant Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole, took the chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.
2020-11-20 [p.293]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence), — That Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2020-11-20 [p.293]
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, members made statements.
2020-11-20 [p.293]
Oral Questions
Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.
2020-11-20 [p.293]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lefebvre (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources) laid upon the table, — Document entitled "Green Municipal Fund Annual Report 2019-2020". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-432-6.
2020-11-20 [p.294]
Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lefebvre (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources) laid upon the table, — Report on the administration and enforcement of the Energy Efficiency Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, pursuant to the Energy Efficiency Act, S.C. 1992, c. 36, s. 36. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-432-375-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Natural Resources)
2020-11-20 [p.294]
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. 432-00082 concerning taxation;
— No. 432-00083 concerning foreign affairs;
— No. 432-00084 concerning the environment;
— Nos. 432-00085 and 432-00086 concerning justice;
— No. 432-00087 concerning health.
2020-11-20 [p.294]
Mr. Finnigan (Miramichi—Grand Lake), from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented the first report of the committee, "Facing the Unexpected: Enhancing Business Risk Management Programs for Agriculture and Agri-food Businesses". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-14.
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. 2 to 5) was tabled.
2020-11-20 [p.294]
Mr. McDonald (Avalon), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the first report of the committee, "Striped Bass in the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence and Miramichi River: Striking a Delicate Balance". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-15.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.
2020-11-20 [p.294]
Mr. McDonald (Avalon), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the second report of the committee, "Aquatic Invasive Species: A National Priority". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-16.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.
2020-11-20 [p.294]
Mr. McDonald (Avalon), from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the third report of the committee, "In Hot Water — Lobster and Snow Crab in Eastern Canada ". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-432-17.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.
2020-11-20 [p.295]
Ms. Sahota (Brampton North), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the third report of the committee, which was as follows:The committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on Official Languages:Soraya Martinez Ferrada for Emmanuella Lambropoulos
2020-11-20 [p.295]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the third report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.
2020-11-20 [p.295]
Presenting Petitions
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
2020-11-20 [p.295]
— by Ms. May (Saanich—Gulf Islands), one concerning natural resources and energy (No. 432-00250);
2020-11-20 [p.295]
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning justice (No. 432-00251);
2020-11-20 [p.295]
— by Ms. Collins (Victoria), one concerning culture and heritage (No. 432-00252);
2020-11-20 [p.295]
— by Mr. Manly (Nanaimo—Ladysmith), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00253);
2020-11-20 [p.295]
— by Ms. Kwan (Vancouver East), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-00254).
2020-11-20 [p.295]
Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-115, Q-117, Q-120, Q-121 and Q-123 on the Order Paper.
2020-11-20 [p.295]
Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Lamoureux (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada and to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into orders for return:
Q-116 — Mr. Tochor (Saskatoon—University) — With regard to the government’s approach to influenza immunization, also known as the flu shot or flu vaccine: (a) how many doses of the flu shot has the government procured or arranged for the 2020-21 flu season; (b) when are all the doses expected to be available and what is the expected timeline regarding how many doses will be available each month; (c) what are the details of any related procurement agreements or arrangements, including (i) date the agreement was signed, (ii) vendor, (iii) amount of doses, (iv) delivery date, (v) financial terms; (d) how many flu shot doses does the government project will be needed for the 2020-21 flu season; and (e) how many flu shot doses does the government project will be available for Canadians by (i) November 30, 2020, (ii) December 31, 2020? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-116.
2020-11-20 [p.296]
Q-118 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the government’s commitment to bring high-speed Internet to Indigenous communities in the 2016, 2018 and 2019 federal budgets: (a) what are the total expenditures on this commitment since April 1, 2019; and (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by project, including (i) name of community, (ii) description of project, (iii) projected cost of project, (iv) total expenditures to date, (v) average Internet speed? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-118.
2020-11-20 [p.296]
Q-119 — Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo) — With regard to the government missing the June 3, 2020, deadline to release a national action plan in response to the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: (a) what are the details of all in-person and virtual consultations conducted by the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Minister of Indigenous Services, or the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, in relation to the development of a National Action Plan, including, for each consultation, the (i) date, (ii) location, if the consultation was in-person, (iii) name and title of the First Nations, groups, organizations or individuals consulted, (iv) recommendations that were made to the minister, (v) ministers and government officials in attendance; (b) what are the details of all in-person and virtual meetings between the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Minister of Indigenous Services, the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, and provincial or territorial governments, including for each meeting the (i) date, (ii) location, (iii) recommendations that were made to the minister, (iv) provinces or territories represented; and (c) with regard to the consultations in (a) and (b), what is the (i) total of travel costs covered by the government, (ii) total of accommodation costs covered by the government, (iii) daily per diem rate to which stakeholders are entitled, (iv) total paid out in per diem? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-119.
2020-11-20 [p.296]
Q-122 — Mr. Falk (Provencher) — With regard to entry into Canada by individuals who are neither Canadian citizens nor residents, by air since the restrictions on travel into Canada by foreigners went into effect in March 2020: (a) what is the total number of foreigners who have entered Canada since the restrictions went into effect; and (b) what is the breakdown of (a) by (i) month, (ii) passport issuing country, (iii) reason for admittance in Canada (diplomat, essential worker, etc.)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-432-122.
2020-11-20 [p.297]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lametti (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Sajjan (Minister of National Defence), — That Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, be now read a third time and do pass.
The debate continued.
2020-11-20 [p.297]
The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, November 23, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2020-11-20 [p.297]
Private Members' Business
At 12:56 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
2020-11-20 [p.297]
Mr. Battiste (Sydney—Victoria), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved, — That: (a) the House recognize that (i) Canadians understand that climate change represents a threat to our way of life and are looking for opportunities where they can make a difference in their day-to-day lives, (ii) Canadian consumers want and deserve to know the environmental impacts of the products they purchase so that they can make informed decisions, (iii) Canadian industries have already begun to see the benefits of selling sustainable produced and locally grown products, (iv) the government can play a role in bringing together consumer interests and Canadian businesses to create a clear and concise metric by which Canadians can consider the impacts of their buying habits; and (b) the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development be instructed to (i) undertake a study to recommend a consumer-friendly environment grading label on all products available to Canadian consumers and to provide recommendations to the industry sector on ways to implement the labelling regime, and that the study examine, among other matters, the possibility of having the environment grading label include greenhouse gas emissions, water and energy usage, and waste creation, (ii) invite various stakeholders in Canada such as farmers, the industry sector, and environmental experts to appear before the committee on this study, (iii) schedule no fewer than 12 meetings for the study, (iv) report its findings and recommendations to the House within one year following the adoption of this motion. (Private Members' Business M-35)
Debate arose thereon.
2020-11-20 [p.297]
Mr. Ehsassi (Willowdale), seconded by Mr. Lamoureux (Winnipeg North), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by:
(a) replacing the words “and (b) the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development” with the words “and (b) the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology”;
(b) replacing the words “(iii) schedule no fewer than 12 meetings for the study” with the words “(iii) schedule no fewer than six meetings for the study”; and
(c) adding, after the words “waste creation”, the following: “, chemicals in products, recyclability, and durability, and which labelling could also include digital labelling to avoid increasing the need for packaging”.
Debate arose thereon.
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