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


JOURNALS

No. 152

Friday, March 1, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-49, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2001, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments.

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

    Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1, 2, 10, 17, 18 and 20.
    Group No. 2 — Motion No. 22.


Group No. 1

Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , seconded by Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead) , moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 2, be amended by adding after line 29 on page 5 the following:

    “(6) The Authority must, before December 31 of each year following the Authority's first full year of operations, submit an annual report for the preceding fiscal year to the Minister, and the Minister must cause a copy of the report to be tabled in each House of Parliament on any of the first fifteen days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives it.

    (7) The report referred to in subsection (6) must include:

    (a) national, provincial and regional data on the effect of the air travellers security surcharge on passenger travel and economic development; and

    (b) a review of the impact of all the other surcharges levied on air travel.”.

Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)) , moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing subsection 10(2) with the following:

    “(2) Two of the directors must be nominees submitted by the representatives of the airline industry designated under section 11 whom the Minister considers suitable for appointment as directors, and two must be nominees submitted by the representatives of aerodrome operators designated under that section whom the Minister considers suitable for appointment as directors.”.

Mr. Toews (Provencher) , seconded by Mr. White (Langley--Abbotsford) , moved Motion No. 10, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 5, be amended by replacing line 27 on page 16 with the following:

    “schedule and a prescribed airport except if it is

    (a) an aerodrome north of the 55th parallel of north latitude that is not served at least five times per week by non-stop round-trip jet service to an airport south of the 55th parallel of north latitude, or

    (b) an aerodrome where the population of the adjoining city is less than 3,000 persons.”.

Mr. Toews (Provencher) , seconded by Mr. White (Langley--Abbotsford) , moved Motion No. 17, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 5, be amended by adding after line 13 on page 23 the following:

    “(6) Despite any other provision of this Act, no charge shall be collected with respect to departure from a terminal at a listed airport unless screening was operational at that terminal as of September 10, 2001.”.

Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , moved Motion No. 18, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 5, be amended by adding after line 18 on page 24 the following:

    “15.1 No person who collects an amount as or on account of a charge within 90 days after the day on which this Part comes into force, shall be liable for any deficiency in the amount collected if the deficiency is the result of a reasonable error due to unfamiliarity with any aspect of the collection process.”.

Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , moved Motion No. 20, — That Bill C-49, in Clause 11, be amended by replacing lines 19 to 22 on page 76 with the following:

    “11. This Part comes into force on July 1, 2002.”.

Debate arose 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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Reilly (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) 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. 2002-148. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-2-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2002-143, P.C. 2002-144, P.C. 2002-145 and P.C. 2002-146. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2002-81, P.C. 2002-82, P.C. 2002-137, P.C. 2002-138, P.C. 2002-139, P.C. 2002-140 and P.C. 2002-141. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-19. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2002-62 and P.C. 2002-120. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-8-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-152, P.C. 2002-153 and P.C. 2002-154. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2002-80 and P.C. 2002-136. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-13-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2002-83, P.C. 2002-84, P.C. 2002-85, P.C. 2002-149, P.C. 2002-150 and P.C. 2002-151. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-5-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— P.C. 2002-77, P.C. 2002-78 and P.C. 2002-142. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Reilly (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 371-0463, 371-0489 and 371-0573 concerning child poverty. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-20-04;

— Nos. 371-0516, 371-0566 and 371-0572 concerning the National Missile Defence Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-56-05;

— Nos. 371-0541 and 371-0555 concerning Canada's railways. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-38-17;

— No. 371-0562 concerning the sexual exploitation of minors. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-14-03.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Saada (Brossard--La Prairie) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 47th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes in the membership of Standing Committees:

Finance

Maria Minna for Maurizio Bevilacqua

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Sarkis Assadourian for Bill Graham

Health

Bob Speller for Colleen Beaumier

The Committee also recommends, pursuant to Order of the House adopted May 17, 2001, the following change in the membership of the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs:

Hedy Fry for Stephen Owen

The Committee further recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the following Member be added to the list of Associate Members of the Standing Committee on Health:

Hedy Fry

The Committee further recommends that where a Member is appointed as permanent member to a Committee in accordance with this report and to which he was previously appointed Associate Member, the name of the Member be struck from the list of Associate Members of the said Committee.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.


Mr. Scott (Fredericton) , from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (recommendation not to proceed further with Bill C-217, An Act to provide for the taking of samples of blood for the benefit of persons administering and enforcing the law and good Samaritans and to amend the Criminal Code). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-133.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 57, 62 and 64 to 67) was tabled.


Mr. Scott (Fredericton) , from the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (further recommendations on the issues addressed in Bill C-217). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-134.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 67) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2002, the Right Honourable Herb Gray shall appear at the Bar of the House to hear remarks by one representative of each party in the House and to respond thereto; and

That the time taken by these proceedings be added to the time for Government Orders that day.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 47th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby--Douglas) , one concerning oil products (No. 371-0596), one concerning conscientious objection (No. 371-0597) and one concerning international trade (No. 371-0598);

— by Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , one concerning pesticides (No. 371-0599).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. O'Reilly (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) presented the answer to question Q-100 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-49, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2001, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1, 2, 10, 17, 18 and 20).

Debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Notice of Motion

Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the report stage and third reading stage of Bill C-49, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on December 10, 2001.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton--Melville) , seconded by Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , moved, — That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights fully examine the effectiveness of property rights protection for Canadian citizens as provided in the Canadian Bill of Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and report back to the House whether or not the federal laws protecting property rights need to be amended in order to comply with the international agreements Canada has entered into, including Article 17 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights that states: "1. Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. 2. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.". (Private Members' Business M-426)

Debate arose thereon.

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

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, March 11, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).