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


JOURNALS

No. 189

Wednesday, May 22, 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.

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, May 21, 2002, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Herron (Fundy--Royal) , seconded by Mr. Borotsik (Brandon--Souris) , — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should consider introducing a tax credit based on the repayment of Canada Student Loan principal, to a maximum of 10% of the principal, per year, for the first ten years after graduation provided the individual remains in Canada. (Private Members' Business M-478)

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

(Division No. 287 -- Vote no 287)

YEAS: 103, NAYS: 109

YEAS -- POUR
Abbott
Ablonczy
Adams
Alcock
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska)
Bailey
Bélanger
Benoit
Bergeron
Bigras
Blaikie
Borotsik
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Caccia
Cadman
Casson
Castonguay
Chatters
Clark
Comartin
Cotler
Crête
Cummins
Davies
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Duncan
Elley
Epp
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Goldring
Gouk
Grewal
Grey
Guay
Guimond
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Herron
Hill (Macleod)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Hubbard
Jaffer
Johnston
Keddy (South Shore)
Keyes
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lill
Loubier
Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacKay (Pictou--Antigonish--Guysborough)
Mark
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Mayfield
McDonough
McNally
Meredith
Merrifield
Moore
Normand
Nystrom
Obhrai
Pallister
Penson
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Proctor
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
Savoy
Schmidt
Scott
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
St-Hilaire
St-Julien
Stoffer
Strahl
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Vellacott
Wayne
Williams
Yelich -- 103
NAYS -- CONTRE
Allard
Anders
Assad
Augustine
Bagnell
Barnes
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Bradshaw
Bryden
Bulte
Calder
Caplan
Carignan
Catterall
Cauchon
Chamberlain
Charbonneau
Coderre
Collenette
Comuzzi
Copps
Cullen
Cuzner
Day
DeVillers
Dion
Discepola
Duplain
Eggleton
Eyking
Finlay
Fitzpatrick
Folco
Frulla
Fry
Gallaway
Godfrey
Goodale
Guarnieri
Harb
Harvard
Harvey
Jackson
Jennings
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Lastewka
Lee
Leung
MacAulay
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Marcil
Marleau
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
Mitchell
Myers
Nault
Neville
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Owen
Pacetti
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Patry
Peric
Peschisolido
Peterson
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Richardson
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Speller
St-Jacques
St. Denis
Stewart
Szabo
Thibault (West Nova)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Ur
Valeri
Vanclief
Whelan
White (North Vancouver)
Wilfert
Wood -- 109
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Asselin
Brien
Byrne
Dalphond-Guiral
Fournier
Graham
LeBlanc
Marceau
McCormick
Paquette
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Plamondon
Regan
Torsney
Tremblay
Venne
Volpe
Wappel

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Jordan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) 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. 2002-660, P.C. 2002-708 and P.C. 2002-728. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-1-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2002-734. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-2-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2002-713, P.C. 2002-714 and P.C. 2002-715. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-23. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2002-653, P.C. 2002-654, P.C. 2002-655 and P.C. 2002-718. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-24. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2002-729. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-8-22. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-727. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-9-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2002-707. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-10-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2002-662, P.C. 2002-663, P.C. 2002-664 and P.C. 2002-665. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-25. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2002-652, P.C. 2002-661, P.C. 2002-730 and P.C. 2002-731. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-22-15. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2002-717, P.C. 2002-724, P.C. 2002-725 and P.C. 2002-726. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-13-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2002-711. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-17-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

— P.C. 2002-657, P.C. 2002-658, P.C. 2002-659, P.C. 2002-700, P.C. 2002-701, P.C. 2002-702, P.C. 2002-704, P.C. 2002-705, P.C. 2002-706, P.C. 2002-709, P.C. 2002-710, P.C. 2002-712, P.C. 2002-716, P.C. 2002-719, P.C. 2002-720, P.C. 2002-721, P.C. 2002-722 and P.C. 2002-723. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-26. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Price (Compton--Stanstead) presented the Report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the meeting of the Standing Committee and the Secretaries of National Delegations of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Granada, Spain, from April 5 to 7, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-371-50-14.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 20th Report of the Committee (Chapter 10 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-159.

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. 41 and 53) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 21st Report of the Committee (Chapter 10 of the October 2000 Report of the Auditor General of Canada). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-160.

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. 32 and 53) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 22nd Report of the Committee (Chapter 31 of the December 2000 Report of the Auditor General of Canada). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-161.

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. 27 and 53) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cadman (Surrey North) , seconded by Mr. Harris (Prince George--Bulkley Valley) , Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol content), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Gagnon (Québec) , one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 371-0715);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo--Alberni) , two concerning international trade (Nos. 371-0716 and 371-0717);

— by Mr. Godin (Acadie--Bathurst) , one concerning post-secondary education (No. 371-0718);

— by Mr. Lanctôt (Châteauguay) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 371-0719);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta--South Richmond) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 371-0720);

— by Ms. Girard-Bujold (Jonquière) , one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 371-0721);

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0722);

— by Ms. Bourgeois (Terrebonne--Blainville) , one concerning the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (No. 371-0723);

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 371-0724).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)) , — That Bill C-56, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:41 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-386, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breaking and entering).

Mr. Obhrai (Calgary East) , seconded by Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) , 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.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2002-677 dated April 25, 2002, concerning the supplementary convention intended to amend the Convention between Canada and the Republic of Australia for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, pursuant to the Canada-New Zealand Income Tax Convention Act, 1980, S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 56, sbs. 9(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-788-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:34 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 7:04 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).