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


JOURNALS

No. 140

Wednesday, February 6, 2002

2:00 p.m.



Prayers

National Anthem

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), Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled "Share the Future of Health Care". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-371-29.


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. 371-0479 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-87-01;

— No. 371-0525 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-36-15.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) made a statement.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Scott (Fredericton), from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (hearing on the Annual Report of the Privacy Commissioner). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-125.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 59) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Solberg (Medicine Hat) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 371-0557);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , one concerning the national debt (No. 371-0558);

— by Ms. Augustine (Etobicoke--Lakeshore) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0559) and one concerning the Robert Latimer case (No. 371-0560);

— by Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin) , one concerning health care services (No. 371-0561) and one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 371-0562);

— by Mr. Plamondon (Bas-Richelieu--Nicolet--Bécancour) , one concerning genetic engineering (No. 371-0563).

Privilege

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pallister (Portage--Lisgar) , seconded by Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver--Sunshine Coast) , — That the charge against the Minister of National Defence of making misleading statements in the House be referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , seconded by Mr. MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough) , — That the motion be amended by striking out the words “the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs” and substituting the following:

    “a Special Committee of the House, the membership of which will be on the same party ratio as the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and be elected in each caucus by a secret ballot to be conducted under the direction of the Speaker in a process similar to that used by the House to elect the Speaker.”.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the debate be now adjourned.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-49, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2001.

Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

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 one minute, a quorum was found.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , — That Bill C-49, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2001, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:39 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to a legislative committee of Bill C-408, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act.

Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Ms. Augustine (Etobicoke--Lakeshore) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

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. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations amending the United Nations Suppression of Terrorism Regulations (SOR/2002-20), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-592-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act, S.C. 2000, c. 6, sbs. 32(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-782-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:20 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 6:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).