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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
37th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 179

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary 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. 371-0624 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-3-38;

— No. 371-0633 concerning gasoline additives. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-13-09.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 19th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2002-03 -- Vote 20 under FINANCE). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-149.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 50) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Pallister (Portage--Lisgar) , one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 371-0685);

— by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , one concerning the criminal justice system (No. 371-0686);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta--South Richmond) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 371-0687).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-125, Q-126, Q-127 and Q-130 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) , seconded by Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-47, An Act respecting the taxation of spirits, wine and tobacco and the treatment of ships' stores, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Ms. Picard (Drummond) , seconded by Mr. Perron (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following:

    “Bill C-47, An Act respecting the taxation of spirits, wine and tobacco and the treatment of ships' stores, be not now read a third time but that it be read a third time this day six months hence.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements By Members

Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.

Oral Questions

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(5), the House proceeded to Oral Questions.

Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that the Honourable the Deputy Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 3:00 p.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain bills.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) , seconded by Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-47, An Act respecting the taxation of spirits, wine and tobacco and the treatment of ships' stores, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Ms. Picard (Drummond) , seconded by Mr. Perron (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) .

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received from the Honourable Louis Lebel, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy Governor General, desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, the Honourable Deputy Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

    Bill C-33, An Act respecting the water resources of Nunavut and the Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal and to make consequential amendments to other Acts — Chapter No. 10;

    Bill S-22, An Act to provide for the recognition of the Canadian horse as the national horse of Canada — Chapter No. 11;

    Bill C-35, An Act to amend the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act — Chapter No. 12.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) , seconded by Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-47, An Act respecting the taxation of spirits, wine and tobacco and the treatment of ships' stores, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Ms. Picard (Drummond) , seconded by Mr. Perron (Rivière-des-Mille-Îles) .

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) , — That Bill C-15B, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Toews (Provencher) , seconded by Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

    “Bill C-15B, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act, be not now read a third time, but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights for the purpose of reconsidering Clause 8, taking into consideration the importance of ensuring that the legitimate use of animals by farmers, sportsmen and medical researchers should be protected under this Bill.”.

The debate continued.

Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , seconded by Miss Grey (Edmonton North) , moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

    “and that the Committee report back to the House no later than December 4, 2002. ”.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Mayfield (Cariboo--Chilcotin) , seconded by Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should take immediate measures to stop the infestation of British Columbia forests by the Mountain Pine Beetle by: (a) initiating eradication measures on all affected lands over which the government has control or influence; and (b) cooperating fully with the Government of British Columbia to ensure that it has the ability to control the Mountain Pine Beetle in all areas under its jurisdiction. (Private Members' Business M-435)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 96(1), the Order was dropped from the Order Paper.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) — Copy of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Canada (JUS-601358), pursuant to the Supreme Court Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-26, sbs. 97(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-784-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Report concerning permits issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration for the year 2001, pursuant to the Immigration Act, R.S. 1985, c. I-2, sbs. 37(7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-158-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations amending the United Nations Suppression of Terrorism Regulations (SOR/2002-141), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-592-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question "That this House do now adjourn" was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).