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


JOURNALS

No. 204

Wednesday, June 12, 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), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) 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. 2002-905 and P.C. 2002-906. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-1-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2002-904. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-25. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2002-902. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-26. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2002-914. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-9-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2002-907, P.C. 2002-908, P.C. 2002-909, P.C. 2002-910, P.C. 2002-911, P.C. 2002-912 and P.C. 2002-913. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-8-23. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-919. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-28. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2002-917. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-22-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2002-903, P.C. 2002-924, P.C. 2002-925, P.C. 2002-926 and P.C. 2002-927. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-28. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)


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. 371-0638 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-104-02;

— No. 371-0669 concerning the Armenian genocide. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-106-01;

— No. 371-0688 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-87-11;

— No. 371-0704 concerning terrorism. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-89-10;

— Nos. 371-0705 and 371-0748 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-42-02.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Myers (Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Canadian Security Intelligence Service: 2001 Public Report”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-371-41.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) presented the Report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the meeting of the APF Committee on Co-operation and Development, held in Monaco from April 10 to 14, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-371-52-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) presented the Report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the meeting of the APF Parliamentary Affairs Committee, held in Beirut, Lebanon, from May 11 to 15, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-371-52-12.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 65th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change in the membership of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology:

Brian Masse for Bev Desjarlais

The Committee also recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the following Members be added to the list of Associate Members of Standing Committees:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Alexa McDonough

Industry, Science and Technology

Bev Desjarlais

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 66th Report of the Committee (Private Members’ Business). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-182.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 68) was tabled.


Ms. Beaumier (Brampton West—Mississauga) , from the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Long-Term Care for Veterans: The West Coast Crisis). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-183.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 60) was tabled.


Mr. Mills (Toronto—Danforth) , from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Bill C-54, An Act to promote physical activity and sport, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-184.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 51 and 73) was tabled.


Mr. Lastewka (St. Catharines) , from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee (Canada's Innovation Strategy: Peer Review and the Allocation of Federal Research Funds). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-185.

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. 39, 43, 51, 55, 58, 66 to 68, 75, 79, 84 to 86 and 88 to 90) was tabled.


Mr. Lastewka (St. Catharines) , from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the 11th Report of the Committee (extension of time to consider Bill C-248). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-186.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 88) was tabled.


Mrs. Longfield (Whitby—Ajax) , from the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee (Building on Success). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-187.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 68) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , seconded by Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , Bill C-477, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (amateur sport fees), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Dion (Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs) , Bill S-41, An Act to re-enact legislative instruments enacted in only one official language, was read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice, when Government Orders are called, the House proceed immediately to the consideration at second reading stage of Bill S-41, An Act to re-enact legislative instruments enacted in only one official language, and at the conclusion of the debate, the Bill be deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read the third time and passed.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 65th 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. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0813);

— by Ms. Lalonde (Mercier) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 371-0814) and one concerning immigration (No. 371-0815);

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , three concerning the protection of the environment (Nos. 371-0816 to 371-0818);

— by Mr. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester) , one concerning Canadian heritage (No. 371-0819);

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0820);

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning Greece (No. 371-0821);

— by Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , one concerning unborn children (No. 371-0822);

— by Mr. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0823);

— by Mr. Schmidt (Kelowna) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 371-0824 and 371-0825);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0826) and two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 371-0827 and 371-0828);

— by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , one concerning pornography (No. 371-0829);

— by Mr. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 371-0830).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-145 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Order was read for the second reading and reference to a Committee of the Whole of Bill S-41, An Act to re-enact legislative instruments enacted in only one official language.

Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) for Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Bill was deemed read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-53, An Act to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests.

Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , moved, — That a legislative committee of this House be instructed to prepare and bring in a bill, in accordance with Standing Order 68(4)(b), which would make it a criminal offence to wilfully desecrate the Canadian flag. (Private Members' Business M-216)

Debate arose thereon.

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

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-10, An Act respecting the national marine conservation areas of Canada, without amendment.

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed 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.

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. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) — Reports of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-371-693-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) — Reports of the Department of the Environment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-371-698-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. 8 (2nd Supp.), s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-509-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Judge Advocate General to the Minister of National Defence on the administration of military justice in the Canadian Forces for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s. 2. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-735-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of Farm Credit Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-142-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Ten-Year Review Of Canada's Plant Breeders' Rights Act, pursuant to the Plant Breeders' Rights Act, S.C. 1990, c. 20, sbs. 77(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-791-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 371-0831).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:28 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 6:58 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).