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Journals (No. 034)

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


JOURNALS

No. 034

Thursday, March 22, 2001

10:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Pagtakhan (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) laid upon the Table, -- Report on the Canadian Landmine Fund for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. -- Sessional Paper No. 8525-371-2.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Pagtakhan (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) laid upon the Table, -- Lists of various international agreements which entered into force for Canada during 1999 (together with copies of the Agreements). -- Sessional Paper No. 8532-371-2.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lee (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. 2001-360 and P.C. 2001-361. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-2-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

-- P.C. 2001-342. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

-- P.C. 2001-338, P.C. 2001-339, P.C. 2001-340 and P.C. 2001-341. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

-- P.C. 2001-344, P.C. 2001-345 and P.C. 2001-346. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-7-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

-- P.C. 2001-337. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-8-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

-- P.C. 2001-347, P.C. 2001-348, P.C. 2001-349, P.C. 2001-350 and P.C. 2001-358. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

-- P.C. 2001-359. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-22-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

-- P.C. 2001-336. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations).


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Lee (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. 371-0032 concerning abortion. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-11-01;

-- No. 371-0041 concerning health care services. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-3-04.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lee (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

      The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Order 104(3), the following change in the membership of the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages:

André Bachand for John Herron

      The Committee further recommends that where a Member is appointed as permanent member to a Committee in accordance with this report and to which he was previously appointed Associate Member, the name of the Member be struck from the list of Associate Members of the said Committee.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings is tabled.


Mr. Bevilacqua (Vaughan -- King -- Aurora), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-8, An Act to establish the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and to amend certain Acts in relation to financial institutions, with amendments). -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-7.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 to 7) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, -- That the Eighth 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning oil products (No. 371-0097), one concerning health care services (No. 371-0098) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 371-0099);

-- by Mr. Adams (Peterborough), two concerning Canada's railways (Nos. 371-0100 and 371-0101) and one concerning health care services (No. 371-0102).

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-18, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act.

Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) for Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Pagtakhan (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.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Justice), seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport), -- That Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Judges Act and to amend another Act in consequence, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

At 5:32 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton -- Melville), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills -- Grasslands), moved, -- That, in the opinion of this House, the government should bring in legislation defining a ``human being'' as a human fetus or embryo from the moment of conception, whether in the womb of the mother or not and whether conceived naturally or otherwise, and making any and all consequential amendments required. (Private Members' Business M-228)

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 Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) -- Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled ``Request for tariff relief by Ballin Inc. regarding certain rayon-polyester fabrics'', dated March 9, 2001, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S.C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-572-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

-- by Mr. Tobin (Minister of Industry) -- Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2000-01 to 2003-04 of the Cape Breton Growth Fund Corporation and of the Operating and Capital budgets for 2000-01, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8562-371-827-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:32 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).