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2020-10-28 [p.187]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00165), two concerning justice (Nos. 43...
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00165), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00166 and 432-00169) and two concerning health (Nos. 432-00167 and 432-00168);
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2020-10-28 [p.187]
— by Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00170);...
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— by Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00170);
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2020-10-28 [p.187]
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00171 and 432-00172);...
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— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00171 and 432-00172);
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2020-10-28 [p.187]
— by Mr. Aitchison (Parry Sound—Muskoka), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00173);...
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— by Mr. Aitchison (Parry Sound—Muskoka), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00173);
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2020-10-28 [p.188]
— by Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris), one concerning justice (No. 432-00176);...
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— by Mr. Maguire (Brandon—Souris), one concerning justice (No. 432-00176);
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2020-10-27 [p.182]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), three concerning justice (Nos. 432-00160, 432-00162 and 432-00163), one concern...
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), three concerning justice (Nos. 432-00160, 432-00162 and 432-00163), one concerning health (No. 432-00161) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00164).
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2020-10-27 [p.183]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-...
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The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-238, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms).
Mr. Saroya (Markham—Unionville), seconded by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Debate arose thereon.
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2020-10-26 [p.169]
The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-210, An Act to ame...
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The order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-210, An Act to amend the Canada Revenue Agency Act (organ and tissue donors).
Mr. Webber (Calgary Confederation), seconded by Mr. Aitchison (Parry Sound—Muskoka), moved, — That the bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.
Debate arose thereon.
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2020-10-26 [p.170]
Pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner...
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Pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that this study evaluate, review and examine any issues relevant to this situation, such as, but not limited to:
(a) rapid and at-home testing approvals and procurement process and schedule, and protocol for distribution;
(b) vaccine development and approvals process, procurement schedules, and protocol for distribution;
(c) federal public health guidelines and the data being used to inform them for greater clarity on efficacy;
(d) current long-term care facility COVID-19 protocols as they pertain solely to federal jurisdiction;
(e) the availability of therapeutics and treatment devices for Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19;
(f) the early warning system, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN);
(g) the government’s progress in evaluating pre- and post-arrival rapid testing for travellers;
(h) the availability of paid sick leave for those in need, including quarantine and voluntary isolation;
(i) the adequacy of health transfer payments to the provinces, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
(j) the impact of the government’s use of World Heath Organization (WHO) advice in early 2020 to delay the closure of borders and delay in the recommendation of wearing of masks on the spread of COVID-19 in Canada;
(k) the Public Health Agency of Canada’s communication strategy regarding COVID-19;
(l) the development, efficacy and use of data related to the government’s COVID Alert application;
(m) Canada’s level of preparedness to respond to another pandemic;
(n) the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Canada and a review of Canada’s emergency stockpile of PPE between 2015 and present;
(o) the government’s contact tracing protocol, including options considered, technology, timelines and resources;
(p) the government’s consideration of and decision not to invoke the federal Emergencies Act;
provided that,
(q) this study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion;
(r) the committee present its findings to the House upon completion and, notwithstanding Standing Order 109, that the government provide a comprehensive response to these findings within 30 days;
(s) evidence and documentation received by the committee during its study of the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, commenced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament, be taken into consideration by the committee in the current study;
(t) that each party represented on the committee be entitled to select one witness per one-hour witness panel, and two witnesses per two-hour witness panel;
(u) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning options, plans and preparations for the GPHIN since January 1, 2018;
(v) an order of the House do issue for a record of all communications between the government and the WHO in respect of options, plans or preparations for any future operation, or absence thereof, of the GPHIN, since January 1, 2018;
(w) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning plans, preparations, approvals and purchasing of COVID-19 testing products including tests, reagents, swabs, laboratory equipment and other material related to tests and testing applications used in the diagnosis of COVID-19, since March 19, 2020;
(x) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada concerning plans, preparations and purchasing of PPE, including gowns, gloves, masks, respirators, ventilators, visors and face shields, since March 19, 2020;
(y) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its subcommittees;
(z) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring strategy, including, but not limited to anticipated timelines for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and the prioritization of population groups for vaccination;
(aa) all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within 15 days of the adoption of this order, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information, and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and
(bb) within seven days after all documents have been tabled pursuant to paragraph (aa), the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry be ordered to appear separately as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Health, for at least three hours each.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill), — That the motion be amended by replacing paragraph (aa) with the following:
“(aa) minutes of meetings of the cabinet and its committees be excluded from this order and all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel as soon as is practicable in light of the pandemic, but, in any event, not later than November 30, 2020, and, if this is not possible, the Clerk of the Privy Council may request an extension of no more than seven days, by writing a letter to the committee, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 12 -- Vote no 12) - View vote details.
YEAS: 175, NAYS: 0
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2020-10-26 [p.174]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that this study evaluate, review and examine any issues relevant to this situation, such as, but not limited to:
(a) rapid and at-home testing approvals and procurement process and schedule, and protocol for distribution;
(b) vaccine development and approvals process, procurement schedules, and protocol for distribution;
(c) federal public health guidelines and the data being used to inform them for greater clarity on efficacy;
(d) current long-term care facility COVID-19 protocols as they pertain solely to federal jurisdiction;
(e) the availability of therapeutics and treatment devices for Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19;
(f) the early warning system, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN);
(g) the government’s progress in evaluating pre- and post-arrival rapid testing for travellers;
(h) the availability of paid sick leave for those in need, including quarantine and voluntary isolation;
(i) the adequacy of health transfer payments to the provinces, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
(j) the impact of the government’s use of World Heath Organization (WHO) advice in early 2020 to delay the closure of borders and delay in the recommendation of wearing of masks on the spread of COVID-19 in Canada;
(k) the Public Health Agency of Canada’s communication strategy regarding COVID-19;
(l) the development, efficacy and use of data related to the government’s COVID Alert application;
(m) Canada’s level of preparedness to respond to another pandemic;
(n) the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Canada and a review of Canada’s emergency stockpile of PPE between 2015 and present;
(o) the government’s contact tracing protocol, including options considered, technology, timelines and resources;
(p) the government’s consideration of and decision not to invoke the federal Emergencies Act;
provided that,
(q) this study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion;
(r) the committee present its findings to the House upon completion and, notwithstanding Standing Order 109, that the government provide a comprehensive response to these findings within 30 days;
(s) evidence and documentation received by the committee during its study of the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, commenced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament, be taken into consideration by the committee in the current study;
(t) that each party represented on the committee be entitled to select one witness per one-hour witness panel, and two witnesses per two-hour witness panel;
(u) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning options, plans and preparations for the GPHIN since January 1, 2018;
(v) an order of the House do issue for a record of all communications between the government and the WHO in respect of options, plans or preparations for any future operation, or absence thereof, of the GPHIN, since January 1, 2018;
(w) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning plans, preparations, approvals and purchasing of COVID-19 testing products including tests, reagents, swabs, laboratory equipment and other material related to tests and testing applications used in the diagnosis of COVID-19, since March 19, 2020;
(x) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada concerning plans, preparations and purchasing of PPE, including gowns, gloves, masks, respirators, ventilators, visors and face shields, since March 19, 2020;
(y) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its subcommittees;
(z) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring strategy, including, but not limited to anticipated timelines for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and the prioritization of population groups for vaccination;
(aa) minutes of meetings of the cabinet and its committees be excluded from this order and all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel as soon as is practicable in light of the pandemic, but, in any event, not later than November 30, 2020, and, if this is not possible, the Clerk of the Privy Council may request an extension of no more than seven days, by writing a letter to the committee, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and
(bb) within seven days after all documents have been tabled pursuant to paragraph (aa), the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry be ordered to appear separately as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Health, for at least three hours each.
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2020-10-26 [p.176]
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division: (Division No. 13 --...
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The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 13 -- Vote no 13) - View vote details.
YEAS: 176, NAYS: 152
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2020-10-26 [p.178]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 432-00152);...
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning justice (No. 432-00152);
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2020-10-26 [p.178]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 432-00154), one concerning the democratic...
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning justice (No. 432-00154), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00155) and two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00156 and 432-00157);
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2020-10-23 [p.168]
— by Mr. Sloan (Hastings—Lennox and Addington), one concerning information and privacy (No. 432-00151)....
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— by Mr. Sloan (Hastings—Lennox and Addington), one concerning information and privacy (No. 432-00151).
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2020-10-22 [p.161]
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning justice (No. 432-00143);...
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— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning justice (No. 432-00143);
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2020-10-22 [p.161]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr...
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The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), moved, — That the Standing Committee on Health be instructed to undertake a study on the emergency situation facing Canadians in light of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that this study evaluate, review and examine any issues relevant to this situation, such as, but not limited to:
(a) rapid and at-home testing approvals and procurement process and schedule, and protocol for distribution;
(b) vaccine development and approvals process, procurement schedules, and protocol for distribution;
(c) federal public health guidelines and the data being used to inform them for greater clarity on efficacy;
(d) current long-term care facility COVID-19 protocols as they pertain solely to federal jurisdiction;
(e) the availability of therapeutics and treatment devices for Canadians diagnosed with COVID-19;
(f) the early warning system, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN);
(g) the government’s progress in evaluating pre- and post-arrival rapid testing for travellers;
(h) the availability of paid sick leave for those in need, including quarantine and voluntary isolation;
(i) the adequacy of health transfer payments to the provinces, in light of the COVID-19 crisis;
(j) the impact of the government’s use of World Heath Organization (WHO) advice in early 2020 to delay the closure of borders and delay in the recommendation of wearing of masks on the spread of COVID-19 in Canada;
(k) the Public Health Agency of Canada’s communication strategy regarding COVID-19;
(l) the development, efficacy and use of data related to the government’s COVID Alert application;
(m) Canada’s level of preparedness to respond to another pandemic;
(n) the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) in Canada and a review of Canada’s emergency stockpile of PPE between 2015 and present;
(o) the government’s contact tracing protocol, including options considered, technology, timelines and resources;
(p) the government’s consideration of and decision not to invoke the federal Emergencies Act;
provided that,
(q) this study begin no later than seven days following the adoption of this motion;
(r) the committee present its findings to the House upon completion and, notwithstanding Standing Order 109, that the government provide a comprehensive response to these findings within 30 days;
(s) evidence and documentation received by the committee during its study of the Canadian response to the outbreak of the coronavirus, commenced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament, be taken into consideration by the committee in the current study;
(t) that each party represented on the committee be entitled to select one witness per one-hour witness panel, and two witnesses per two-hour witness panel;
(u) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning options, plans and preparations for the GPHIN since January 1, 2018;
(v) an order of the House do issue for a record of all communications between the government and the WHO in respect of options, plans or preparations for any future operation, or absence thereof, of the GPHIN, since January 1, 2018;
(w) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Office of the Prime Minister, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, concerning plans, preparations, approvals and purchasing of COVID-19 testing products including tests, reagents, swabs, laboratory equipment and other material related to tests and testing applications used in the diagnosis of COVID-19, since March 19, 2020;
(x) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, emails, documents, notes and other records from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Privy Council Office, the office of the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the office of the Minister of Health, Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada concerning plans, preparations and purchasing of PPE, including gowns, gloves, masks, respirators, ventilators, visors and face shields, since March 19, 2020;
(y) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and its subcommittees;
(z) an order of the House do issue for all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes and other records relating to the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution and monitoring strategy, including, but not limited to anticipated timelines for the distribution of an approved COVID-19 vaccine across Canada and the prioritization of population groups for vaccination;
(aa) all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within 15 days of the adoption of this order, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information, and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and
(bb) within seven days after all documents have been tabled pursuant to paragraph (aa), the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry be ordered to appear separately as witnesses before the Standing Committee on Health, for at least three hours each.
Debate arose thereon.
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2020-10-22 [p.163]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham)...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel Garner (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. O'Toole (Durham), in relation to the business of supply.
The debate continued.
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2020-10-22 [p.163]
Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill), moved the following ...
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Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), seconded by Ms. Alleslev (Aurora—Oak Ridges—Richmond Hill), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing paragraph (aa) with the following:
“(aa) minutes of meetings of the cabinet and its committees be excluded from this order and all documents issued pursuant to this order (i) be organized by department and be provided to the Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel as soon as is practicable in light of the pandemic, but, in any event, not later than November 30, 2020, and, if this is not possible, the Clerk of the Privy Council may request an extension of no more than seven days, by writing a letter to the committee, (ii) be vetted for matters of personal privacy information and national security, and, with respect to paragraph (y) only, be additionally vetted for information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to interfere with contractual or other negotiations between the Government of Canada and a third party, by the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel within seven days of the receipt of the documents, (iii) be laid upon the table by the Speaker, at the next earliest opportunity, once vetted, and permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health; and”.
Debate arose thereon.
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2020-10-22 [p.164]
The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division ...
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The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, October 26, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
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2020-10-21 [p.147]
Pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durh...
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Pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), — That the House:
(a) note that the WE Charity scandal has preoccupied Parliament since the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) was announced on June 25, 2020, and despite many meetings on this topic held by several of the standing committees of the House of Commons in the subsequent weeks, the outstanding and unanswered questions only became more numerous and increasingly serious;
(b) further note that several other scandals and potential scandals have come to light more recently in the context of government expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, including, but not limited to,
(i) the awarding of contracts to the employer of the Prime Minister’s chief of staff’s spouse to administer the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program,
(ii) allegations of lobbying by the Prime Minister’s chief of staff’s spouse to secure amendments to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (CEWS) which would benefit his employer,
(iii) the acquisition of ventilators, which did not have regulatory approval for use, manufactured by a company owned by a retired Liberal member of the House of Commons;
(c) acknowledge that the Prime Minister’s abrupt decision to prorogue Parliament intensified the need for parliamentary accountability;
(d) believe that, to ensure that the work required to achieve this accountability does not interfere with the ordinary operations of the House’s network of committees, a special committee with a dedicated mandate should be established; and
(e) therefore appoint a special committee on anti-corruption, to be styled: The Anti-Corruption Committee, with the mandate to examine and review,
(i) all aspects of the CSSG, including its conceptualization, planning, development, establishment, implementation and termination,
(ii) the assorted relationships between WE Charity, including any of its affiliated or related organizations and the Kielburger family, on the one part, and the government and ministers of the Crown and their families, on the other part,
(iii) all aspects of the CECRA program, including its planning, development, establishment and implementation,
(iv) all aspects related to the allegations of lobbying by Rob Silver or MCAP for amendments to the Income Tax Act in respect of the CEWS program,
(v) all aspects related to the acquisition, purchase and regulatory approval of ventilators manufactured by, or otherwise associated with, the Baylis Medical Company,
(vi) any other matter connected to the government’s COVID-19 pandemic response measures that any standing committee of the House may request the committee to investigate,
provided that,
(vii) the committee be composed of 15 members, of which six shall be government members, five shall be from the official opposition, two shall be from the Bloc Québécois and two shall be from the New Democratic Party,
(viii) the members shall be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than the day following the adoption of this order,
(ix) the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the said committee within five days of the adoption of this order,
(x) changes in the membership of the committee shall be effective immediately after notification by the whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House,
(xi) membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2),
(xii) notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), the committee be chaired by a member of the official opposition, and in addition to the Chair, the first vice-chair shall be from the Bloc Québécois, the second vice-chair shall be from the New Democratic Party, and the third vice-chair shall be from the government party,
(xiii) quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118 and that the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least four members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government,
(xiv) the committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders,
(xv) the provisions of Standing Order 106(4) shall extend to the committee,
(xvi) the committee and any of its subcommittees have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings,
(xvii) the provisions of paragraph (o) of the order adopted on September 23, 2020, shall apply to the committee and any of its subcommittees until January 29, 2021, provided that the meetings of the committee and any of its subcommittees shall have the first claim to the priority use of House resources available for committees,
(xviii) the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth may be ordered to appear as witnesses from time to time, as the committee sees fit,
(xix) the committee be instructed to present an interim report no later than February 15, 2021,
(xx) the committee’s initial work shall be supported by orders of the House issuing for
(A) the unredacted version of all documents produced by the government in response to the July 7, 2020, order of the Standing Committee on Finance, provided that these records shall be filed directly with the Clerk of the House either electronically or in hardcopy within 24 hours of the adoption of this order and, in turn, transmitted to the committee which shall, until it may decide otherwise, consider them in camera,
(B) a copy of all records at Speakers’ Spotlight pertaining to speaking appearances arranged, since October 14, 2008, for the current Prime Minister, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau and Alexandre Trudeau, including, in respect of each speaking appearance, an indication of the fee provided, any expenses that were reimbursed and the name of the company, organization, person or entity booking it, which had been originally ordered to be produced on July 22, 2020, by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, provided that these records shall be filed directly with the Clerk of the House either electronically or in hardcopy within 24 hours of the adoption of this order and, in turn, transmitted to the committee which shall, until it may decide otherwise, consider them in camera,
(C) all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Privy Council Office, since June 25, 2020, concerning options, plans and preparations for the prorogation of Parliament, including polling and public opinion research, provided that these documents shall be laid upon the table within 10 days of the adoption of this order and, upon tabling, shall stand referred to the committee and to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs,
(D) a complete accounting of all communications between the government and any of WE Charity (or its affiliated organizations), Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger, Speakers’ Spotlight, Rob Silver, MCAP, Frank Baylis or Baylis Medical Company since June 25, 2020, in respect of the prorogation of Parliament, provided that these documents shall be laid upon the table within 10 days of the adoption of this order and, upon tabling, shall stand referred to the committee and to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs;
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Martel (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), — That the motion be amended in paragraph (e):
(a) by replacing the words before subparagraph (i) with the following: “therefore appoint a special committee on allegations of misuse of public funds by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, with the mandate to examine and review”; and
(b) by adding the following: “, (xxi) the establishment of the committee shall not, in the opinion of the House, constitute legitimate grounds for calling a general election”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 10 -- Vote no 10) - View vote details.
YEAS: 143, NAYS: 181
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Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion of Mr. O'Toole...
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Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent).
The question was put on the main motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 11 -- Vote no 11) - View vote details.
YEAS: 146, NAYS: 180
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2020-10-21 [p.154]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00137);...
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— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00137);
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2020-10-20 [p.133]
— by Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00131);...
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— by Mr. Doherty (Cariboo—Prince George), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00131);
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— by Mr. Seeback (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 432-00134);...
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— by Mr. Seeback (Dufferin—Caledon), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 432-00134);
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2020-10-20 [p.133]
— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning parliament and politics (No. 432-00135) and one concerning justic...
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— by Mrs. Wagantall (Yorkton—Melville), one concerning parliament and politics (No. 432-00135) and one concerning justice (No. 432-00136).
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2020-10-20 [p.133]
The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-...
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The order was read for the consideration of the business of supply.
Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), moved, — That the House:
(a) note that the WE Charity scandal has preoccupied Parliament since the Canada Student Service Grant (CSSG) was announced on June 25, 2020, and despite many meetings on this topic held by several of the standing committees of the House of Commons in the subsequent weeks, the outstanding and unanswered questions only became more numerous and increasingly serious;
(b) further note that several other scandals and potential scandals have come to light more recently in the context of government expenditures related to the COVID-19 pandemic response, including, but not limited to,
(i) the awarding of contracts to the employer of the Prime Minister’s chief of staff’s spouse to administer the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program,
(ii) allegations of lobbying by the Prime Minister’s chief of staff’s spouse to secure amendments to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy program (CEWS) which would benefit his employer,
(iii) the acquisition of ventilators, which did not have regulatory approval for use, manufactured by a company owned by a retired Liberal member of the House of Commons;
(c) acknowledge that the Prime Minister’s abrupt decision to prorogue Parliament intensified the need for parliamentary accountability;
(d) believe that, to ensure that the work required to achieve this accountability does not interfere with the ordinary operations of the House’s network of committees, a special committee with a dedicated mandate should be established; and
(e) therefore appoint a special committee on anti-corruption, to be styled: The Anti-Corruption Committee, with the mandate to examine and review,
(i) all aspects of the CSSG, including its conceptualization, planning, development, establishment, implementation and termination,
(ii) the assorted relationships between WE Charity, including any of its affiliated or related organizations and the Kielburger family, on the one part, and the government and ministers of the Crown and their families, on the other part,
(iii) all aspects of the CECRA program, including its planning, development, establishment and implementation,
(iv) all aspects related to the allegations of lobbying by Rob Silver or MCAP for amendments to the Income Tax Act in respect of the CEWS program,
(v) all aspects related to the acquisition, purchase and regulatory approval of ventilators manufactured by, or otherwise associated with, the Baylis Medical Company,
(vi) any other matter connected to the government’s COVID-19 pandemic response measures that any standing committee of the House may request the committee to investigate,
provided that,
(vii) the committee be composed of 15 members, of which six shall be government members, five shall be from the official opposition, two shall be from the Bloc Québécois and two shall be from the New Democratic Party,
(viii) the members shall be named by their respective whip by depositing with the Clerk of the House the list of their members to serve on the committee no later than the day following the adoption of this order,
(ix) the Clerk of the House shall convene an organization meeting of the said committee within five days of the adoption of this order,
(x) changes in the membership of the committee shall be effective immediately after notification by the whip has been filed with the Clerk of the House,
(xi) membership substitutions be permitted, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2),
(xii) notwithstanding Standing Order 106(2), the committee be chaired by a member of the official opposition, and in addition to the Chair, the first vice-chair shall be from the Bloc Québécois, the second vice-chair shall be from the New Democratic Party, and the third vice-chair shall be from the government party,
(xiii) quorum of the committee be as provided for in Standing Order 118 and that the Chair be authorized to hold meetings to receive evidence and to have evidence printed when a quorum is not present, provided that at least four members are present, including one member of the opposition and one member of the government,
(xiv) the committee be granted all of the powers of a standing committee, as provided in the Standing Orders,
(xv) the provisions of Standing Order 106(4) shall extend to the committee,
(xvi) the committee and any of its subcommittees have the power to authorize video and audio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings,
(xvii) the provisions of paragraph (o) of the order adopted on September 23, 2020, shall apply to the committee and any of its subcommittees until January 29, 2021, provided that the meetings of the committee and any of its subcommittees shall have the first claim to the priority use of House resources available for committees,
(xviii) the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the President of the Treasury Board and the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth may be ordered to appear as witnesses from time to time, as the committee sees fit,
(xix) the committee be instructed to present an interim report no later than February 15, 2021,
(xx) the committee’s initial work shall be supported by orders of the House issuing for
(A) the unredacted version of all documents produced by the government in response to the July 7, 2020, order of the Standing Committee on Finance, provided that these records shall be filed directly with the Clerk of the House either electronically or in hardcopy within 24 hours of the adoption of this order and, in turn, transmitted to the committee which shall, until it may decide otherwise, consider them in camera,
(B) a copy of all records at Speakers’ Spotlight pertaining to speaking appearances arranged, since October 14, 2008, for the current Prime Minister, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau and Alexandre Trudeau, including, in respect of each speaking appearance, an indication of the fee provided, any expenses that were reimbursed and the name of the company, organization, person or entity booking it, which had been originally ordered to be produced on July 22, 2020, by the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, provided that these records shall be filed directly with the Clerk of the House either electronically or in hardcopy within 24 hours of the adoption of this order and, in turn, transmitted to the committee which shall, until it may decide otherwise, consider them in camera,
(C) all memoranda, e-mails, documents, notes or other records from the Office of the Prime Minister and the Privy Council Office, since June 25, 2020, concerning options, plans and preparations for the prorogation of Parliament, including polling and public opinion research, provided that these documents shall be laid upon the table within 10 days of the adoption of this order and, upon tabling, shall stand referred to the committee and to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs,
(D) a complete accounting of all communications between the government and any of WE Charity (or its affiliated organizations), Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger, Speakers’ Spotlight, Rob Silver, MCAP, Frank Baylis or Baylis Medical Company since June 25, 2020, in respect of the prorogation of Parliament, provided that these documents shall be laid upon the table within 10 days of the adoption of this order and, upon tabling, shall stand referred to the committee and to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
Debate arose thereon.
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Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Martel (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), moved the following amendment, — That t...
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Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Martel (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended in paragraph (e):
(a) by replacing the words before subparagraph (i) with the following: “therefore appoint a special committee on allegations of misuse of public funds by the government during the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, with the mandate to examine and review”; and
(b) by adding the following: “, (xxi) the establishment of the committee shall not, in the opinion of the House, constitute legitimate grounds for calling a general election”.
Debate arose thereon.
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), in...
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The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. O'Toole (Durham), seconded by Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), in relation to the business of supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Deltell (Louis-Saint-Laurent), seconded by Mr. Martel (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord).
The debate continued.
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The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division ...
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The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to order made Wednesday, September 23, 2020, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
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— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 432-00114) and two concer...
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— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning media and telecommunications (No. 432-00114) and two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00115 and 432-00116);
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00117 and 432-00118) and one...
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00117 and 432-00118) and one concerning justice (No. 432-00119);
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2020-10-19 [p.108]
— by Mr. Melillo (Kenora), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00120);...
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— by Mr. Melillo (Kenora), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00120);
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— by Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00121);...
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— by Mrs. Block (Carlton Trail—Eagle Creek), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00121);
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00126) and one concerning justice (No. ...
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00126) and one concerning justice (No. 432-00127);
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2020-10-19 [p.109]
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00129)....
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— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00129).
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2020-10-09 [p.102]
— by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), one concerning justice (No. 432-00108);...
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— by Mrs. Jansen (Cloverdale—Langley City), one concerning justice (No. 432-00108);
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2020-10-09 [p.102]
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00112)....
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— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00112).
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2020-10-08 [p.97]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00088 and 432-00090), one concerning social af...
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00088 and 432-00090), one concerning social affairs and equality (No. 432-00089), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00091) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00092);
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— by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00093);...
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— by Mrs. McLeod (Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00093);
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2020-10-08 [p.97]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00094), two concerning...
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00094), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00095 and 432-00097) and two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00096 and 432-00098);
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2020-10-08 [p.97]
— by Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00100);...
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— by Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00100);
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2020-10-08 [p.98]
— by Mr. Morantz (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00102);...
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— by Mr. Morantz (Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00102);
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2020-10-08 [p.98]
— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00103);...
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— by Mr. Ruff (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00103);
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2020-10-08 [p.98]
— by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00104);...
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— by Mrs. Vecchio (Elgin—Middlesex—London), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00104);
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2020-10-08 [p.98]
— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00105);...
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— by Mr. Schmale (Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00105);
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— by Mr. Webber (Calgary Confederation), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00106);...
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— by Mr. Webber (Calgary Confederation), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00106);
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2020-10-08 [p.98]
— by Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest), one concerning justice (No. 432-00107)....
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— by Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest), one concerning justice (No. 432-00107).
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2020-10-07 [p.94]
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00082) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00...
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— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00082) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00083);
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2020-10-07 [p.94]
— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning justice (No. 432-00085);...
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— by Mr. Vis (Mission—Matsqui—Fraser Canyon), one concerning justice (No. 432-00085);
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2020-10-07 [p.94]
— by Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster), one concerning justice (No. 432-00086);...
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— by Mrs. Falk (Battlefords—Lloydminster), one concerning justice (No. 432-00086);
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— by Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable), one concerning health (No. 432-00087)....
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— by Mr. Berthold (Mégantic—L'Érable), one concerning health (No. 432-00087).
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2020-10-06 [p.75]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00071 and 432-00072) and one concern...
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00071 and 432-00072) and one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00073);
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2020-10-06 [p.75]
— by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00075);...
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— by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00075);
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2020-10-06 [p.75]
— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00076), one concerning justice (No. 432-00077) and on...
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— by Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), one concerning taxation (No. 432-00076), one concerning justice (No. 432-00077) and one concerning culture and heritage (No. 432-00078);
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— by Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), one concerning justice (No. 432-00079);...
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— by Ms. Harder (Lethbridge), one concerning justice (No. 432-00079);
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— by Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest), one concerning transportation (No. 432-00081)....
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— by Mr. Williamson (New Brunswick Southwest), one concerning transportation (No. 432-00081).
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2020-10-05 [p.70]
— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00056) and one concerning business and trade (N...
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— by Ms. Gladu (Sarnia—Lambton), one concerning foreign affairs (No. 432-00056) and one concerning business and trade (No. 432-00057);
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2020-10-05 [p.70]
— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00059 and 432-00061), two concerning...
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— by Mr. Genuis (Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00059 and 432-00061), two concerning foreign affairs (Nos. 432-00060 and 432-00063) and one concerning the democratic process (No. 432-00062);
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— by Mr. Falk (Provencher), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00066 and 432-00067);...
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— by Mr. Falk (Provencher), two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00066 and 432-00067);
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2020-10-01 [p.57]
— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning agriculture (No. 432-00046) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432...
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— by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), one concerning agriculture (No. 432-00046) and two concerning justice (Nos. 432-00047 and 432-00048);
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