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Journals (No. 004)

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


JOURNALS

No. 004

Thursday, February 1, 2001

10:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

MESSAGES FROM THE SENATE

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill, to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

    Bill S-2, An Act respecting marine liability, and to validate certain by-laws and regulations.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, -- Document entitled "Managing for Results 2000". -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-1.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, -- Performance Reports for the period ended March 31, 2000, as follows:

(1) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-2;

(2) Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-3;

(3) Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-4;

(4) Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-5;

(5) Canada Industrial Relations Board. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-6;

(6) Canada Information Office. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-7;

(7) Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-8;

(8) Canadian Centre for Management Development. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-9;

(9) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-10;

(10) Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-11;

(11) Canadian Food Inspection Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-12;

(12) Canadian Heritage. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-13;

(13) Canadian Human Rights Commission. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-14;

(14) Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-15;

(15) Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-16;

(16) Canadian International Development Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-17;

(17) Canadian International Trade Tribunal. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-18;

(18) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-19;

(19) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-20;

(20) Canadian Space Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-21;

(21) Canadian Transportation Agency. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-22;

(22) Citizenship and Immigration Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-23;

(23) Civil Aviation Tribunal of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-24;

(24) Competition Tribunal. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-25;

(25) Copyright Board Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-26;

(26) Correctional Service Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-27;

(27) Department of Finance Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-28;

(28) Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-29;

(29) Department of Justice Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-30;

(30) Environment Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-31;

(31) Fisheries and Oceans Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-32;

(32) Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-33;

(33) Health Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-34;

(34) Human Resources Development Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-35;

(35) Immigration and Refugee Board. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-36;

(36) Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-37;

(37) Industry Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-38;

(38) Law Commission of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-39;

(39) The Leadership Network. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-40;

(40) Medical Research Council of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-41;

(41) Millenium Bureau of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-42;

(42) NAFTA Secretariat, Canadian Section. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-43;

(43) National Archives of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-44;

(44) National Battlefields Commission. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-45;

(45) National Defence. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-46;

(46) National Energy Board. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-47;

(47) National Film Board. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-48;

(48) National Library of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-49;

(49) National Parole Board. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-50;

(50) National Research Council Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-51;

(51) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-52;

(52) Natural Resources Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-53;

(53) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-54;

(54) Northern Pipeline Agency Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-55;

(55) Office of the Auditor General of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-56;

(56) Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-57;

(57) Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-58;

(58) Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. -- Sesional Paper No. 8563-371-59;

(59) Office of the Correctional Investigator. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-60;

(60) Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-61;

(61) Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-62;

(62) Parks Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-63;

(63) Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-64;

(64) Privy Council Office. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-65;

(65) Public Service Commission of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-66;

(66) Public Service Staff Relations Board. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-67;

(67) Public Works and Government Services Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-68;

(68) RCMP External Review Committee. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-69;

(69) RCMP Public Complaints Commission. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-70;

(70) Registry of the Federal Court of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-71;

(71) Royal Canadian Mounted Police. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-72;

(72) Security Intelligence Review Committee. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-73;

(73) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-74;

(74) Solicitor General Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-75;

(75) Statistics Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-76;

(76) Status of Women Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-77;

(77) Supreme Court of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-78;

(78) Tax Court of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-79;

(79) Transport Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-80;

(80) Transportation Safety Board of Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-81;

(81) Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-82;

(82) Veterans Affairs Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-83;

(83) Western Economic Diversification Canada. -- Sessional Paper No. 8563-371-84.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Caccia (Davenport) presented the Report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the 2000 session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg, France, from September 25 to 29, 2000. -- Sessional Paper No. 8565-371-51-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central), seconded by Mr. Chatters (Athabasca), Bill C-201, An Act respecting the protection of employees in the public service who make allegations in good faith respecting wrongdoing in the public service, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central), seconded by Mr. Chatters (Athabasca), Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for statutory instruments), 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 Mr. Adams (Peterborough), one concerning health care services (No. 371-0005);

-- by Mr. DeVillers (Simcoe North), one concerning health care services (No. 371-0006);

-- by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon -- Wanuskewin), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 371-0007).

ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Macklin (Northumberland), seconded by Ms. Allard (Laval-East), -- That the following Address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

      To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.
      MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:
      We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;

And of the amendment of Mr. Day (Okanagan -- Coquihalla), seconded by Miss Grey (Edmonton North), -- That the motion be amended by adding the following:

      "and this House regrets to inform Your Excellency that although there are a few initiatives in the Speech from the Throne worthy of support, your advisors have not provided the leadership Canadians deserve from a new government by their failure to commit to real tax relief, fair criminal justice reform, stabilizing social programs, empowering Members of Parliament to vote freely on behalf of their constituents, fighting for the family farm and failing to embark on a new era of respect and co-operation with the provinces.";

And of the sub-amendment of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier -- Sainte-Marie), seconded by Mr. Gauthier (Roberval), -- That the amendment be amended by adding, after the word "provinces", the following:

      ``and, consequently, Canadian federalism offers Quebec no option for redefining the partnership between Quebec and Canada except to become a sovereign country.''

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.

ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Macklin (Northumberland), seconded by Ms. Allard (Laval East), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

And of the amendment of Mr. Day (Okanagan -- Coquihalla), seconded by Miss Grey (Edmonton North);

And of the sub-amendment of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier -- Sainte-Marie), seconded by Mr. Gauthier (Roberval).

The debate continued.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That Standing Order 104(2) be amended to read as follows:

      ``(2) The standing committees, which shall consist of the number of Members stipulated below, and for which the list of members are to be prepared, except as provided in section (1) of this Standing Order, shall be on:
    (a) Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources (sixteen Members);
    (b) Agriculture and Agri-Food (sixteen Members);
    (c) Canadian Heritage (sixteen Members);
    (d) Citizenship and Immigration (sixteen Members);
    (e) Environment and Sustainable Development (sixteen Members);
    (f) Finance (eighteen Members);
    (g) Fisheries and Oceans (sixteen Members);
    (h) Foreign Affairs and International Trade (eighteen Members);
    (i) Health (sixteen Members);
    (j) Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (eighteen Members);
    (k) Industry (sixteen Members);
    (l) Justice and Human Rights (eighteen Members);
    (m) National Defence and Veterans Affairs (sixteen Members);
    (n) Procedure and House Affairs (sixteen Members);
    (o) Public Accounts (seventeen Members); and
    (p) Transport and Government Operations (sixteen Members).''

ADDRESS IN REPLY TO THE SPEECH FROM THE THRONE

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Macklin (Northumberland), seconded by Ms. Allard (Laval East), in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

And of the amendment of Mr. Day (Okanagan -- Coquihalla), seconded by Miss Grey (Edmonton North);

And of the sub-amendment of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier -- Sainte-Marie), seconded by Mr. Gauthier (Roberval).

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 50(5), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the sub-amendment and it was negatived on the following division:



(Division--Vote No 1)

YEAS-POUR

Members--Députés

-- Asselin -- Bachand --  (Saint-Jean) -- Bellehumeur -- Bergeron -- Bigras -- Bourgeois -- Brien -- Cardin -- Crête -- Dalphond-Guiral -- Desrochers -- Dubé -- Duceppe -- Fournier -- Gagnon --  (Champlain) -- Gagnon --  (Québec) -- Gauthier -- Girard-Bujold -- Guay -- Guimond -- Laframboise -- Lalonde -- Lanctôt -- Lebel -- Loubier -- Ménard -- Paquette -- Perron -- Picard --  (Drummond) -- Plamondon -- Rocheleau -- Roy -- Sauvageau -- St-Hilaire -- Tremblay --  (Lac-Saint-Jean -- Saguenay) -- Tremblay --  (Rimouski-Neigette-et-la Mitis) -- Venne -- 37

NAYS-CONTRE

Members--Députés

-- Ablonczy -- Adams -- Alcock -- Allard -- Anders -- Anderson --  (Cypress Hills -- Grasslands) -- Anderson --  (Victoria) -- Assad -- Assadourian -- Augustine -- Bagnell -- Baker -- Bakopanos -- Barnes -- Bélair -- Bélanger -- Bellemare -- Bennett -- Bertrand -- Bevilacqua -- Binet -- Blaikie -- Blondin-Andrew -- Bonin -- Bonwick -- Boudria -- Bradshaw -- Breitkreuz -- Brison -- Brown -- Bryden -- Bulte -- Burton -- Byrne -- Caccia -- Cadman -- Calder -- Cannis -- Caplan -- Carignan -- Carroll -- Castonguay -- Catterall -- Cauchon -- Charbonneau -- Chrétien -- Clark -- Coderre -- Collenette -- Copps -- Cotler -- Cullen -- Cuzner -- Davies -- Desjarlais -- DeVillers -- Dhaliwal -- Dion -- Dromisky -- Duhamel -- Duncan -- Duplain -- Easter -- Eggleton -- Epp -- Eyking -- Farrah -- Finlay -- Folco -- Forseth -- Fry -- Gagliano -- Gallant -- Gallaway -- Godfrey -- Goodale -- Graham -- Gray --  (Windsor West) -- Grewal -- Grey --  (Edmonton North) -- Grose -- Guarnieri -- Harb -- Harris -- Harvard -- Harvey -- Hearn -- Hill --  (Macleod) -- Hill --  (Prince George -- Peace River) -- Hinton -- Hubbard -- Jackson -- Jaffer -- Jennings -- Jordan -- Karetak-Lindell -- Karygiannis -- Keddy --  (South Shore) -- Kenney --  (Calgary Southeast) -- Keyes -- Kilgour --  (Edmonton Southeast) -- Knutson -- Kraft Sloan -- Laliberte -- Lastewka -- LeBlanc -- Lee -- Leung -- Lincoln -- Longfield -- Lunn --  (Saanich -- Gulf Islands) -- Lunney --  (Nanaimo -- Alberni) -- MacAulay -- MacKay --  (Pictou -- Antigonish -- Guysborough) -- Macklin -- Mahoney -- Malhi -- Maloney -- Manley -- Mark -- Marleau -- Martin --  (LaSalle -- Émard) -- Martin --  (Winnipeg Centre) -- Matthews -- Mayfield -- McCallum -- McCormick -- McDonough -- McGuire -- McKay --  (Scarborough East) -- McLellan -- McNally -- McTeague -- Meredith -- Mills --  (Red Deer) -- Mills --  (Toronto -- Danforth) -- Minna -- Mitchell -- Moore -- Murphy -- Myers -- Nault -- Neville -- Normand -- O'Brien --  (London -- Fanshawe) -- O'Reilly -- Obhrai -- Owen -- Pagtakhan -- Paradis -- Parrish -- Penson -- Peric -- Peterson -- Pettigrew -- Phinney -- Pillitteri -- Pratt -- Price -- Proulx -- Provenzano -- Rajotte -- Redman -- Reed --  (Halton) -- Regan -- Reynolds -- Richardson -- Ritz -- Robillard -- Rock -- Saada -- Savoy -- Scherrer -- Schmidt -- Scott -- Serré -- Sgro -- Shepherd -- Skelton -- Solberg -- Sorenson -- Speller -- St. Denis -- St-Jacques -- St-Julien -- Steckle -- Stewart -- Stinson -- Strahl -- Szabo -- Telegdi -- Thibault --  (West Nova) -- Thibeault --  (Saint-Lambert) -- Thompson --  (New Brunswick Southwest) -- Tirabassi -- Tobin -- Toews -- Tonks -- Torsney -- Ur -- Valeri -- Vanclief -- Vellacott -- Wappel -- Whelan -- Wilfert -- Williams -- Wood -- 208

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. Collenette (Minister of Transport) -- Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2000 to 2004 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2000 of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8562-371-844-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:45 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).