C-29 43rd Parliament, 2nd session September 23, 2020, to August 15, 2021

An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal
Short title: Port of Montreal Operations Act, 2021
Bill type
House Government Bill
This bill received royal assent on April 30, 2021

Statutes of Canada 2021, c. 6

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, April 27, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 27, 2021
End of stage activity
Second reading and referral to committee, April 28, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 28, 2021
Sitting 90
Major speeches
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Agreed to (Vote 102)
2nd reading and referral to committee - WHOL
End of stage activity
Committee report presented with an amendment, April 28, 2021
Committee of the Whole
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 28, 2021
End of stage activity
Concurrence at report stage, April 28, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 28, 2021
End of stage activity
Third reading, April 28, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 28, 2021
Sitting 90
Agreed to (Journals 90)
3rd reading
End of stage activity
First reading, April 30, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 30, 2021
End of stage activity
Second reading, April 30, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 30, 2021
End of stage activity
Third reading, April 30, 2021
Bill passed by the Senate without amendment
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
April 30, 2021

Notes

On April 30, 2021, the Senate adopted the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any provisions of the Rules, usual practice or previous order, when the Senate sits today:

1. the sitting continue until the earlier of midnight or the end of Government Business, subject to the provisions of paragraph 7 of this order;

2. the Senate resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole at the start of Orders of the Day to consider the subject matter of Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal;

3. the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-29 receive:

(a) representatives of the “Syndicat des débardeurs du port de Montréal SCFP, section locale 375”, for no more than 65 minutes;

(b) representatives of the Maritime Employers Association, for no more than 65 minutes; and

(c) the Honourable Filomena Tassi, P.C., M.P., Minister of Labour, and the Honourable Omar Alghabra, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, each accompanied by at most three officials, for no more than 125 minutes;

4. the Committee of the Whole on the subject matter of Bill C-29 rise no later than 255 minutes after it begins;

5. during the appearance of each group of witnesses before the Committee of the Whole, introductory remarks be limited to a maximum of five minutes;

6. if, during the Committee of the Whole, a senator does not use the entire period of 10 minutes for debate provided under rule 12-32(3)(d), including the responses of the witnesses, that senator may yield the balance of time to another senator; and

7. the provisions of rule 16-1(8) may be invoked at any point during today’s sitting, if there is a bill awaiting Royal Assent, provided that, if the Senate reaches the end of Government Business before the message from the Crown is received, the sitting be suspended pursuant to that rule to await the message.

Details

Recorded votes

House of Commons

Vote 102 — April 28, 2021
Result:
Agreed To
2nd reading of Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal
Yeas:
255
Nays:
61
Paired:
0
Total:
316

Senate

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Major speeches at second reading

House of Commons

Speech date Speech Member of Parliament
April 28, 2021 Sponsor’s speech(Sitting 90) Filomena Tassi (Liberal)
April 28, 2021 Response speech(Sitting 90) Tracy Gray (Conservative)
April 28, 2021 Response speech(Sitting 90) Louise Chabot (Bloc Québécois)
April 28, 2021 Response speech(Sitting 90) Alexandre Boulerice (NDP)

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Legislative summary

The Library of Parliament does not prepare Legislative Summaries for bills debated under urgency and emergency. The following is a short summary:

On 27 April 2021, the Minister of Labour introduced Bill C-29, An Act to provide for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal (Port of Montreal Operations Act, 2021), in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Bill C-29 provides for the resumption and continuation of operations at the Port of Montreal and imposes mediation as the process for resolving matters remaining in dispute between the parties. It empowers the mediator-arbitrator to impose arbitration as the process for resolving matters that cannot be resolved through mediation. Finally, it sets out the elements that are to be included in the new collective agreement between the parties.

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