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


JOURNALS

No. 129

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

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, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2001-2106. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-1-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2001-2198, P.C. 2001-2199 and P.C. 2001-2200. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-2-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2001-2179, P.C. 2001-2180, P.C. 2001-2181, P.C. 2001-2182 and P.C. 2001-2183. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2001-2102, P.C. 2001-2103, P.C. 2001-2175 and P.C. 2001-2176. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2001-2184 and P.C. 2001-2185. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-10-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2001-2107, P.C. 2001-2108, P.C. 2001-2109, P.C. 2001-2110, P.C. 2001-2111, P.C. 2001-2112, P.C. 2001-2113 and P.C. 2001-2114. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-8-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2001-2186 and P.C. 2001-2187. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-18-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2001-2101, P.C. 2001-2115, P.C. 2001-2116 and P.C. 2001-2188. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2001-2126, P.C. 2001-2131, P.C. 2001-2192, P.C. 2001-2194, P.C. 2001-2195, P.C. 2001-2196 and P.C. 2001-2197. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-22-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2001-2104, P.C. 2001-2105, P.C. 2001-2177 and P.C. 2001-2178. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)


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. 371-0476 and 371-0477 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-80-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Mitchell (Secretary of State (Rural Development)) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Enhancing the Quality of Life for Rural Canadians: Annual Report to Parliament 2000-2001". — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-11-01.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Duhamel (Minister of Veterans Affairs) made a statement.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre) , from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Marine Infrastructure (Small Craft Harbours)). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-120.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 29 and 33) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Wilfert (Oak Ridges), one concerning the Robert Latimer case (No. 371-0522);

— by Mr. Serré (Timiskaming--Cochrane), one concerning health care services (No. 371-0523).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gray (Deputy Prime Minister), — That this House approves in general the budgetary policy of the Government. (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 10)

The debate continued.

Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast), seconded by Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton--Strathcona), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

    “this House rejects the government's budget statement because it fails to provide adequately for the national and economic security of Canada by continuing to underfund Canada's military at the second lowest level of defence expenditure in NATO; by increasing overall spending at a rate nine times faster than the rate of growth in the economy; by failing to reallocate spending from low to high priority areas such as health care and agriculture; by failing to address the long-term slide in Canada's productivity and standard of living; by increasing payroll taxes in the midst of a recession; and by planning for no reduction in Canada's $547 billion debt.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot), seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond), moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by replacing all the words after the word “fails” with the following:

    “to reallocate spending from low to high priority areas such as health care and education via the Canada Health and Social Transfer, employment insurance reform, support for seniors, increased international aid, practical measures to assist the regions and aboriginal peoples, assistance to agriculture and adequate support for a faltering economy, and because it may be supposed that this statement hides a six billion dollar surplus for the current fiscal year which can be used to achieve these objectives.”.

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.

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Order made on Thursday, December 6, 2001, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mrs. Thibeault (Saint-Lambert), seconded by Mr. Marcil (Beauharnois--Salaberry), — That Bill S-10, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Parliamentary Poet Laureate), be now read a third time and do pass.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 214 -- Vote No 214)

YEAS: 175, NAYS: 60

YEAS -- POUR
Abbott
Adams
Alcock
Allard
Assadourian
Augustine
Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska)
Bagnell
Bailey
Baker
Barnes
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bennett
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blaikie
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Borotsik
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brison
Brown
Bryden
Bulte
Caccia
Calder
Cannis
Caplan
Casey
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Chamberlain
Charbonneau
Clark
Coderre
Collenette
Comartin
Comuzzi
Copps
Cuzner
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Dromisky
Drouin
Duhamel
Duplain
Easter
Eggleton
Eyking
Farrah
Finlay
Folco
Fontana
Forseth
Fry
Gagliano
Godin
Goodale
Graham
Gray (Windsor West)
Grey (Edmonton North)
Guarnieri
Harb
Harvard
Harvey
Hearn
Hill (Macleod)
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hilstrom
Hubbard
Ianno
Jaffer
Jennings
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Lastewka
Lavigne
LeBlanc
Lee
Leung
Lill
Lincoln
Longfield
MacAulay
MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough)
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Marcil
Mark
Marleau
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Matthews
McCallum
McCormick
McDonough
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McNally
McTeague
Meredith
Merrifield
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
Normand
Nystrom
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Obhrai
Owen
Pagtakhan
Pankiw
Patry
Peric
Peschisolido
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pillitteri
Pratt
Proctor
Provenzano
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Reid (Lanark--Carleton)
Reynolds
Richardson
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Scott
Serré
Sgro
Shepherd
Speller
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Steckle
Stewart
Stoffer
Strahl
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tirabassi
Tobin
Toews
Tonks
Torsney
Ur
Vanclief
Volpe
Wasylycia-Leis
Wayne
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 175
NAYS -- CONTRE
Anders
Anderson (Cypress Hills--Grasslands)
Asselin
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bellehumeur
Benoit
Bigras
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brien
Burton
Cadman
Cardin
Casson
Chatters
Crête
Dalphond-Guiral
Desrochers
Dubé
Duceppe
Duncan
Epp
Fitzpatrick
Fournier
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gallant
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harris
Hinton
Johnston
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lebel
Loubier
Marceau
Ménard
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Paquette
Paradis
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Plamondon
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
St-Hilaire
Tremblay (Lac-Saint-Jean--Saguenay)
Tremblay (Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis)
Vellacott
White (Langley--Abbotsford) -- 60

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Gray (Deputy Prime Minister); (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 10)

And of the amendment of Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast), seconded by Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton--Strathcona);

And of the subamendment of Mr. Loubier (Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot), seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond).

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-40, An Act to correct certain anomalies, inconsistencies and errors and to deal with other matters of a non-controversial and uncomplicated nature in the Statutes of Canada and to repeal an Act and certain provisions that have expired, lapsed, or otherwise ceased to have effect, without amendment.

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Air Canada Public Participation Act, without amendment.

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. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Federal-Provincial Crop Insurance Agreement with the province of Saskatchewan, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, sbs. 6(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-483-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Copies of Orders in Council P.C. 2000-1626, P.C. 2001-460, P.C. 2001-514, P.C. 2001-516, P.C. 2001-517, P.C. 2001-525, P.C. 2001-987, P.C. 2001-1402, P.C. 2001-1425 and P.C. 2001-1594 concerning federal-provincial and federal-territorial crop insurance agreements with the ten provinces and with the Yukon, pursuant to the Farm Income Protection Act, S.C. 1991, c. 22, sbs. 12(7). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-719-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:02 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 7:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).