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Journals (No. 109)

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


JOURNALS

No. 109

Monday, November 5, 2001

11:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Ms. Venne (Saint-Bruno -- Saint-Hubert), seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), moved, -- That, in the opinion of this House, the government should, pursuant to recommendation 31.3.1 of the interim report of the RCMP Public Complaints Commission on the events that took place during the APEC conference, set out in writing the nature and scope of the RCMP's independence in its relations with the government. (Private Members' Business M-391)

Debate arose thereon.

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

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources of Bill C-39, An Act to replace the Yukon Act in order to modernize it and to implement certain provisions of the Yukon Northern Affairs Program Devolution Transfer Agreement, and to repeal and make amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

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.

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:

-- Nos. 371-0241, 371-0284 and 371-0285 concerning abortion. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-11-03;

-- No. 371-0365 concerning health care services. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-3-25.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. St. Denis (Algoma -- Manitoulin), seconded by Mr. Reed (Halton), Bill C-409, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot), seconded by Mr. Toews (Provencher), Bill C-410, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (exemptions for volunteers), 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. Adams (Peterborough), two concerning health care services (Nos. 371-0437 and 371-0438);

-- by Mr. Bailey (Souris -- Moose Mountain), one concerning the tax system (No. 371-0439);

-- by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), one concerning the National Missile Defence Program (No. 371-0440).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-65 on the Order Paper.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That the House proceed immediately to Government Business No. 19.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

Pursuant to Standing Order 53.1 and Orders made Thursday, November 1, 2001, and earlier this day, the House resolved itself into Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the following motion, -- That the Committee take note of the upcoming World Trade Organization meeting in Doha, Qatar. (Government Business No. 19).

At 7:15 p.m., the Committee rose.

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. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) -- Report of the Correctional Investigator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20, s. 192. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-72-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Mr. Manley (Minister of Foreign Affairs) -- Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, ``Balance, Transparency and Engagement after the Quebec Summit'' (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-63), presented to the House on Friday, June 8, 2001. -- Sessional Paper No. 8512-371-63.

-- by Mr. Manley (Minister of Foreign Affairs) -- Reports of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). -- Sessional Paper No. 8561-371-638-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Gun Show Regulations (JUS 601090), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-779-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Public Agents Firearms Regulations (P.C. 1998-1668), Regulations amending the Authorization to Export or Import Firearms Regulations (Businesses) (P.C. 1998-1669), and Regulations amending the Gun Shows Regulations (P.C. 1998-1670), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-779-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (JUS 602034), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560- 371-779-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (P.C. 2000-1783), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560- 371-779-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (JUS 602963), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560- 371-779-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending certain regulations made under the Firearms Act (P.C. 1998-1731), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-779-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Public Agents Firearms Regulations (P.C. 1999-322), Regulations amending the Authorization to Export or Import Firearms Regulations (Businesses) (P.C. 1999-323), and Regulations amending the Gun Shows Regulations (P.C. 1999-324), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-779-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (P.C. 2000-857), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560- 371-779-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Firearms Licences Regulations (P.C. 2000-858), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560- 371-779-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (P.C. 2000-1578), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560- 371-779-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice) -- Notice of opinion concerning Regulations amending the Public Agents Firearms Regulations (P.C. 2000-1780), Regulations amending the Authorization to Export or Import Firearms Regulations (Businesses) (P.C. 2000-1782), and Regulations amending the Importation and Exportation of Firearms Regulations (Individuals) (P.C. 2000-1781), pursuant to the Firearms Act, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 119(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-779-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) -- Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, (evaluation policy and policy on internal audit of the Government of Canada) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371- 60), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 6, 2001. -- Sessional Paper No. 8512-371-60.

-- by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) -- Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, ``Performance Report for the period ending March 31, 2000, and Report on Plans and Priorities for 2001-2002 of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada'' (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-61), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 6, 2001. -- Sessional Paper No. 8512-371-61.

ADJOURNMENT

At 7:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 53.1(3), the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).