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


JOURNALS

No. 172

Friday, April 19, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill S-34, An Act respecting royal assent to bills passed by the Houses of Parliament.

Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) for Mr. Goodale (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

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 Procedure and House Affairs.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill S-40, An Act to amend the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act.

Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)) for Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Eggleton (Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a document concerning the newly-acquired Challenger 604 aircraft. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-371-10.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented the 16th Report of the Committee (Bill C-50, An Act to amend certain Acts as a result of the accession of the People's Republic of China to the Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-143.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 70) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Bakopanos (Ahuntsic) , one concerning Greece (No. 371-0649);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , two concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 371-0650 and 371-0651).

Questions on Order Paper

Ms. Bulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage) presented the answers to questions Q-114, Q-115, Q-116 and Q-119 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Ms. Bulte (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

    Q-117 — Mr. MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough) — With respect to Parliament Hill and the surrounding vicinity: (a) how many tourists are expected to visit next summer; (b) how many buses are expected; (c) what arrangements will be available to facilitate access to Parliament Hill by vehicles carrying tourists; and (d) what arrangements will be available to facilitate access to Parliament Hill by vehicles carrying tourists who have mobility challenges? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-371-117.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-441, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts, be now deemed adopted at all stages.

Accordingly, the Bill was deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concured in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) , — That Bill S-40, An Act to amend the Payment Clearing and Settlement Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

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 Finance.

Private Members' Business

At 1:20 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should create a personal retirement account whereby Canadians may be given an after-tax option for pension savings. (Private Members' Business M-357)

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. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2001, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-7, s. 133. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-188-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Infrastructure and Crown Corporations) — Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2001, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-108-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)

Adjournment

At 2:16 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).