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


JOURNALS

No. 206

Friday, June 14, 2002

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-58, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) , 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

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. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , Bill C-61, An Act respecting leadership selection, administration and accountability of Indian bands, 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.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Longfield (Whitby—Ajax) , from the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee (Promoting Equality in the Federal Jurisdiction: Review of the Employment Equity Act). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-188.

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. 42 to 62, 65, 66 and 68) was tabled.


Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented the 22nd Report of the Committee (Strengthening Canada's Economic Links with the Americas). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-189.

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. 88) was tabled.


Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , from the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages, presented the 12th Report of the Committee (The Justice System and Official Language Communities). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-190.

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. 22, 23, 28, 31, 36 and 43) was tabled.

Motions

Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , seconded by Mr. Harris (Prince George—Bulkley Valley) , moved, — That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Tuesday, June 11, 2002, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, during the summer adjournment in 2002, if the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages has completed a report, it may cause the report to be deposited with the Clerk of the House, whereupon it shall be deemed to have been laid upon the Table.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , moved, — That this House appoint a committee to conduct an independent public inquiry into Canada's sentencing, corrections and parole systems for the purpose of identifying measures to provide meaningful consequences for offenders, reinforce public safety, and instill public confidence. (Private Members' Business M-387)

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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by the Deputy Speaker — Report of Committees Activities and Expenditures for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-371-29.

— by the Deputy Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for May 8, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-371-30.

— by Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) — Reports of Canada Customs and Revenue 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. 8561-371-646-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Canadian Transportation Agency for the year ended December 31, 2001, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 42(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-282-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Reports of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat 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. 8561-371-583-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

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. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 371-0834).

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).