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


JOURNALS

No. 154

Tuesday, March 12, 2002

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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 371-0543 concerning housing policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-64-03;

— No. 371-0557 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-23-14.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 17th Report of the Committee (Chapters 26 and 27 of the December 2000 Report of the Auditor General of Canada). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-136.

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. 19, 38 and 42) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 18th Report of the Committee (Public Accounts of Canada 2000-2001). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-137.

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. 23, 31 and 42) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:

— by Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg--Transcona) , concerning the National Missile Defence Program (No. 371-0602).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska) , moved, — That this House condemn the government for its failure to implement a national security policy to address the broad range of security issues, including those at Canadian ports of entry and borders, and call on the government to reassert Parliament’s relevance in these and other public policy issues.

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 ten minutes, a quorum was found.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

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. MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(19), the proceedings expired.

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, February 21, 2002, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , seconded by Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) , — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should fully implement the recommendations of the 51st Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs in the First Session of the 36th Parliament, entitled "The Business of Supply: Completing the Circle of Control".

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

+

(Division No. 245 -- Vote no 245)

YEAS: 112, NAYS: 103

YEAS -- POUR
Abbott
Anders
Asselin
Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska)
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bailey
Bellehumeur
Bennett
Benoit
Bergeron
Bigras
Blaikie
Brien
Brison
Bryden
Calder
Cardin
Carroll
Chamberlain
Chatters
Clark
Comartin
Crête
Cullen
Cummins
Dalphond-Guiral
Desjarlais
Doyle
Dubé
Duceppe
Duncan
Elley
Epp
Folco
Forseth
Fournier
Gagnon (Québec)
Gallaway
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godfrey
Godin
Goldring
Grewal
Grey
Grose
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harris
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hinton
Ianno
Jaffer
Johnston
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore)
Laframboise
Lanctôt
Lavigne
Lebel
Leung
Lill
Lincoln
Loubier
Lunn (Saanich--Gulf Islands)
Lunney (Nanaimo--Alberni)
MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough)
Mahoney
Malhi
Marceau
Mark
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Mayfield
McNally
McTeague
Ménard
Meredith
Merrifield
Nystrom
O'Brien (Labrador)
Pankiw
Paquette
Parrish
Penson
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Plamondon
Proulx
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark--Carleton)
Ritz
Rocheleau
Sauvageau
Schmidt
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
St-Hilaire
St-Julien
Strahl
Ur
Vellacott
Venne
Volpe
Wappel
Wayne
White (Langley--Abbotsford)
White (North Vancouver)
Williams
Yelich -- 112
NAYS -- CONTRE
Adams
Alcock
Assad
Assadourian
Bagnell
Bakopanos
Barnes
Bélanger
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brown
Byrne
Cannis
Castonguay
Catterall
Charbonneau
Coderre
Collenette
Copps
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Discepola
Dromisky
Drouin
Duplain
Eggleton
Eyking
Finlay
Fontana
Fry
Goodale
Graham
Guarnieri
Harb
Harvey
Jackson
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Lastewka
Lee
Longfield
MacAulay
Macklin
Manley
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Matthews
McCallum
McGuire
McLellan
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Owen
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Peric
Peschisolido
Peterson
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Provenzano
Redman
Regan
Richardson
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Scott
Sgro
St-Jacques
St. Denis
Stewart
Szabo
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Torsney
Valeri
Vanclief
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 103
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Anderson (Victoria)
Augustine
Bonwick
Bourgeois
Gagnon (Champlain)
Lalonde
LeBlanc
Maloney
Roy
Tremblay (Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis)

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, February 27, 2002, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg--Transcona) , — That, in response to Canadians’ desire to save Canada as a sovereign nation and strengthen our distinctive contribution in the world, this House calls upon the government to reflect in its budgetary policy the New Democratic Party 12-Point Plan to Save Canada.

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

-

(Division No. 246 -- Vote no 246)

YEAS: 7, NAYS: 215

YEAS -- POUR
Blaikie
Comartin
Desjarlais
Godin
Lill
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Nystrom -- 7
NAYS -- CONTRE
Abbott
Adams
Alcock
Anders
Assad
Assadourian
Asselin
Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska)
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bagnell
Bailey
Bakopanos
Barnes
Bélanger
Bellehumeur
Bennett
Benoit
Bergeron
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Bigras
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brien
Brison
Brown
Bryden
Byrne
Calder
Cannis
Cardin
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Chamberlain
Charbonneau
Chatters
Clark
Coderre
Collenette
Copps
Crête
Cullen
Cummins
Dalphond-Guiral
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Discepola
Doyle
Dromisky
Drouin
Dubé
Duceppe
Duncan
Duplain
Eggleton
Elley
Epp
Eyking
Finlay
Folco
Fontana
Forseth
Fournier
Fry
Gagnon (Québec)
Gallaway
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godfrey
Goldring
Goodale
Graham
Grewal
Grey
Grose
Guarnieri
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harb
Harris
Harvey
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hinton
Ianno
Jackson
Jaffer
Johnston
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Laframboise
Lanctôt
Lastewka
Lavigne
Lebel
Lee
Leung
Lincoln
Longfield
Loubier
Lunn (Saanich--Gulf Islands)
Lunney (Nanaimo--Alberni)
MacAulay
MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough)
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Manley
Marceau
Mark
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Matthews
Mayfield
McCallum
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McNally
McTeague
Ménard
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Minna
Mitchell
Moore
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
Normand
O'Brien (Labrador)
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Owen
Pagtakhan
Pankiw
Paquette
Paradis
Parrish
Penson
Peric
Perron
Peschisolido
Peterson
Pettigrew
Phinney
Picard (Drummond)
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pillitteri
Plamondon
Pratt
Price
Proulx
Provenzano
Rajotte
Redman
Regan
Reid (Lanark--Carleton)
Richardson
Ritz
Robillard
Rocheleau
Rock
Saada
Sauvageau
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Scott
Sgro
Shepherd
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
St-Hilaire
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Strahl
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Torsney
Ur
Valeri
Vanclief
Vellacott
Venne
Volpe
Wappel
Wayne
Whelan
White (Langley--Abbotsford)
White (North Vancouver)
Wilfert
Williams
Wood
Yelich -- 215
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Anderson (Victoria)
Augustine
Bonwick
Bourgeois
Gagnon (Champlain)
Lalonde
LeBlanc
Maloney
Roy
Tremblay (Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis)

Private Members' Business

At 6:12 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 the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-414, An Act to establish Verbal Abuse Prevention Week.

Mr. Murphy (Hillsborough) , seconded by Mr. Tonks (York South--Weston) , 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 7:08 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).