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


JOURNALS

No. 205

Thursday, June 13, 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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 371-0710 concerning child labour. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-107-01.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Drouin (Secretary of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)) , Bill C-60, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts”.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Regan (Halifax West) presented the Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the 51st Annual Commonwealth Seminar, held in Westminster, United Kingdom, from May 14 to 24, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-371-53-13.

Motions

Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , moved, — That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented on Thursday, March 21, 2002, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , moved, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

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

(Division No. 372 -- Vote no 372)

YEAS: 114, NAYS: 56

YEAS -- POUR
Alcock
Allard
Anderson (Victoria)
Augustine
Bagnell
Barnes (London West)
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bennett
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brown
Bryden
Bulte
Caccia
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Coderre
Comuzzi
Copps
Cullen
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Drouin
Duplain
Easter
Eggleton
Finlay
Frulla
Fry
Gallaway
Godfrey
Goodale
Harb
Harvard
Harvey
Hubbard
Jackson
Jennings
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
LeBlanc
Lee
Leung
Lincoln
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Manley
Marcil
Marleau
Matthews
McCallum
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McTeague
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Nault
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Owen
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Patry
Peric
Peschisolido
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pratt
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Richardson
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Scott
Shepherd
Simard
Speller
St-Jacques
St. Denis
Steckle
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Torsney
Ur
Valeri
Vanclief
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 114
NAYS -- CONTRE
Abbott
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Asselin
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bigras
Borotsik
Bourgeois
Brison
Burton
Cadman
Cardin
Casey
Crête
Cummins
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Duceppe
Duncan
Epp
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gallant
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Guimond
Harris
Hearn
Herron
Hinton
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lebel
Lill
Loubier
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Mayfield
Ménard
Meredith
Obhrai
Pallister
Proctor
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Sauvageau
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
St-Hilaire
St-Julien
Stoffer
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Vellacott
Wayne
Williams -- 56

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That Bill C-53, An Act to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests, be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Standing Orders be amended as follows:

1. By adding, immediately after Standing Order 28(4):

    (5) During adjournments of the House, upon receipt of a written declaration of Royal Assent and the prior receipt of messages from the Senate concerning every bill in the declaration, the Speaker shall inform the House of the receipt of such declaration by causing it, along with any message received pursuant to Standing Order 32(1.1), to be published in the Journals.

2. By adding, immediately after Standing Order 32(1):

    (1.1) When the House stands adjourned, any message from the Senate concerning bills to be given Royal Assent may be deposited with the Clerk of the House and such message shall be deemed for all purposes to have been received by the House on the day on which it is deposited with the Clerk of the House. (Government Business No. 29)


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the motion standing in the name of the Prime Minister under Government Orders, Government Business No. 23 be amended as follows and adopted as amended:

“That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen in the following words:

    TO THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY:

    We,                 the House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg to offer our sincere congratulations on the happy completion of the fiftieth year of Your reign.

    We wish Your Majesty health and happiness and wish that Your reign continue in peace and prosperity for many years to come.

    That the said Address be engrossed; and

    That a Message be sent to the Senate informing their Honours that this House has adopted the said Address and requesting Their Honours to unite with this House in the said Address by filling up the blanks with the words, “the Senate and”.” (Government Business No. 23)

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That Bill C-53, An Act to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that Her Excellency the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 4:30 p.m. for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

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-27, An Act respecting the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste, without amendment.

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-47, An Act respecting the taxation of spirits, wine and tobacco and the treatment of ships' stores, without amendment.

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-59, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That Bill C-53, An Act to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received from Her Excellency the Governor General desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that when the Commons had been in the Senate, Her Excellency the Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

    Bill C-43, An Act to amend certain Acts and instruments and to repeal the Fisheries Prices Support Act — Chapter No. 17;

    Bill C-10, An Act respecting the national marine conservation areas of Canada — Chapter No. 18;

    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 — Chapter No. 19;

    Bill S-41, An Act to re-enact legislative instruments enacted in only one official language — Chapter No. 20;

    Bill C-47, An Act respecting the taxation of spirits, wine and tobacco and the treatment of ships' stores — Chapter No. 22;

    Bill C-27, An Act respecting the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste — Chapter No. 23.

The Speaker also reported that he had addressed Her Excellency the Governor General as follows:

“May it please Your Excellency:

    The Commons of Canada have voted Supplies required to enable the Government to defray certain expenses of the public service.

    In the name of the Commons I present to Your Excellency the following Bill:

    An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003.

    To which Bill I humbly request Your Excellency's Assent.”

    Whereupon, the Clerk of the Senate, by Command of Her Excellency the Governor General, did say:

    “In Her Majesty's name, Her Excellency the Governor General thanks Her Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this Bill.”

    Bill C-59, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003 (Appropriation Act No. 2, 2002-2003) — Chapter No. 21.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That Bill C-53, An Act to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Private Members' Business

At 5:08 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Venne (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert) , seconded by Ms. Girard-Bujold (Jonquière) , — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should, in compliance with the Migratory Birds Convention Act, 1994, amend its regulations to replace the use of lead fishing weights and baits by any other non toxic matter that would end the intoxication of migratory birds, including the loon, caused by the swallowing of lead. (Private Members' Business M-414)

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Messages from the Senate

A Message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate do agree with the House of Commons in the following Address:

That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty the Queen in the following words:

TO THE QUEEN’S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY:

    We, the Senate and the House of Commons of Canada in Parliament assembled, beg to offer our sincere congratulations on the happy completion of the fiftieth year of Your reign.

    We wish Your Majesty health and happiness and wish that Your reign continue in peace and prosperity for many years to come.

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. Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) — Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-371-628-03. (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 Communications Security Establishment Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 2001, c. 41, sbs. 273.63(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-792-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , two concerning national holidays (Nos. 371-0832 and 371-0833).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:08 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 6:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).