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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
36th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 033

Thursday, December 2, 1999

10:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lee (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:

-- Nos. 362-0022 and 362-0041 concerning the income tax system. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-362-15-04;

-- Nos. 362-0027, 362-0033, 362-0040, 362-0045, 362-0047 and 362- 0050 concerning the Senate. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-362-38-01;

-- No. 362-0032 concerning gasoline additives. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-362-33-02.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), seconded by Mr. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest), Bill C-390, An Act to provide for the recognition of the Canadien Horse as the national horse of Canada, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Petitions

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

-- by Mr. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest), one concerning the mistreatment of animals (No. 362-0341);

-- by Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), one concerning the official languages of Canada (No. 362-0342);

-- by Mr. Adams (Peterborough), one concerning the former Yugoslavia (No. 362-0343);

-- by Mr. Gilmour (Nanaimo -- Alberni), one concerning pornography (No. 362-0344).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Lee (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-11 and Q-23 on the Order Paper.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order 76(1) and 76(2), the report stage of Bill C-2, An Act respecting the election of members to the House of Commons, repealing other Acts relating to elections and making consequential amendments to other Acts, may be taken up on the second sitting day after the said bill is reported to the House by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs; provided that any notice of amendments at the report stage may be received on or before the day immediately before the report stage commences.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-9, An Act to give effect to the Nisga'a Final Agreement, as reported by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development without amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

Group No. 1 -- Motions Nos. 1 to 30.

Group No. 2 -- Motions Nos. 31 to 72.

Group No. 3 -- Motions Nos. 73 to 118.

Group No. 4 -- Motions Nos. 119 to 469.

Group No. 1

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 1, -- That Bill C-9 be amended by deleting the title.

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 2, -- That Bill C-9 be amended by replacing the title with the following:

    "An Act to implement the Nisga'a Final Agreement"

Mr. Martin (Esquimalt -- Juan de Fuca), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 3, -- That Bill C-9 be amended by replacing the title with the following:

    "An Act to give effect to the Agreement between Her Majesty in right of Canada, Her Majesty in right of British Columbia and the Nisga'a Nation"

Mr. Martin (Esquimalt -- Juan de Fuca), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 4, -- That Bill C-9 be amended by deleting the preamble.

Mr. Anders (Calgary West), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 5, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 1 to 5 on page 1.

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 6, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 5 on page 1 with the following:

    "Whereas it is desirable to resolve the land claims made by the Nisga'a people in order to facilitate the social and economic development of Canada;"

Mr. Cummins (Delta -- South Richmond), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 7, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing lines 4 and 5 on page 1 with the following:

    "significant social and economic importance;"

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 8, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing, in the English version, line 4 on page 1 with the following:

    "social and economic importance to"

Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton -- Melville), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 9, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 4 on page 1 with the following:

    "meaningful social and economic importance to"

Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 10, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 4 on page 1 with the following:

    "significant social importance to"

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 11, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 5 on page 1 with the following:

    "all Canadians;"

Mr. Epp (Elk Island), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 12, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 5 on page 1 with the following:

    "Canada;"

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 13, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 6 to 9 on page 1.

Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 14, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing lines 6 to 9 on page 1 with the following:

    "Whereas reconciliation is best achieved through negotiation based upon the principles of equality, accountability and affordability;"

Mr. Mayfield (Cariboo -- Chilcotin), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 15, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 1 with the following:

    "mediation and agreement, rather than"

Mr. Solberg (Medicine Hat), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 16, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 8 on page 1 with the following:

    "negotiation, rather than"

Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), seconded by Mr. White (Langley -- Abbotsford), moved Motion No. 17, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 9 on page 1 with the following:

    "through litigation;"

Mr. Konrad (Prince Albert), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 18, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 9 on page 1 with the following:

    "through conflict;"

Mr. Goldring (Edmonton East), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 19, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 10 to 15 on page 1.

Mr. White (North Vancouver), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 20, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing lines 14 and 15 on page 1 with the following:

    "achieve this reconciliation and to establish an improved relationship among them;"

Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 21, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing lines 14 and 15 on page 1 with the following:

    "achieve this reconciliation;"

Mr. Chatters (Athabasca), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 22, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 15 on page 1 with the following:

    "new and improved relationship among them;"

Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton -- Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 23, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 18 to 20 on page 1.

Mr. Penson (Peace River), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 24, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing line 19 on page 1 with the following:

    "does not alter"

Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver -- Sunshine Coast), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 25, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 21 to 27 on page 1.

Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 26, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by replacing lines 21 to 27 on page 1 with the following:

    "Whereas the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to the Nisga'a Government in respect of all matters within its authority;"

Mr. Hart (Okanagan -- Coquihalla), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 27, -- That Bill C-9, in the preamble, be amended by deleting lines 28 to 30 on page 1.

Mr. Vellacott (Wanuskewin), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 28, -- That Bill C-9 be amended by deleting Clause 1.

Ms. Meredith (South Surrey -- White Rock -- Langley), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 29, -- That Bill C-9, in Clause 1, be amended

    (a) by replacing line 2 on page 2 with the following:
      "Agreement Act"
    (b) by deleting the word "Final" wherever it occurs in the Bill.

Mr. Chatters (Athabasca), seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley), moved Motion No. 30, -- That Bill C-9, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 2 on page 2 with the following:

    "Final Agreement Implementation Act."

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 30).

QUORUM

The attention of the Speaker was drawn to the lack of a quorum and, fewer than 20 members having been counted, pursuant to Standing Order 29(3), the bells were rung to call in the Members.

After five minutes, a quorum was found.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-9, An Act to give effect to the Nisga'a Final Agreement, as reported by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development without amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 30).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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.

WAYS AND MEANS

Mr. Peterson (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) laid upon the Table, -- Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act, a related Act, the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Budget Implementation Act, 1997, the Budget Implementation Act, 1998, the Budget Implementation Act, 1999, the Canada Pension Plan, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, the Cultural Property Export and Import Act, the Customs Act, the Customs Tariff, the Employment Insurance Act, the Excise Act, the Income Tax Act, the Tax Court of Canada Act and the Unemployment Insurance Act. (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 3) -- Sessional Paper No. 8570-362-3.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Peterson (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)), an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be designated as the committee for the purposes of section 233 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That the 48th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs in the First Session of the Thirty-sixth Parliament be deemed to have have been laid upon the Table in the present Session and concurred in, provided that for the purposes of this Order the date "June 30, 1999" in the said Report shall be read as "June 30, 2000".

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-9, An Act to give effect to the Nisga'a Final Agreement, as reported by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development without amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 30).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

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

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-209, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prohibited sexual acts).

Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast), seconded by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

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

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).