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Journals (No. 040)

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


JOURNALS

No. 040

Friday, March 30, 2001

10:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

ROYAL ASSENT

The Speaker informed the House that the Honourable the Deputy Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 10:00 a.m., for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-8, An Act to establish the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and to amend certain Acts in relation to financial institutions.

Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) for Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Caplan (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

ROYAL ASSENT

A Message was received from the Honourable Ian Binnie, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy Governor General, desiring the immediate attendance of the House in the Senate.

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

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that he had addressed the Honourable the Deputy Governor General as follows:

    ``May it please Your Honour:

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 Honour the following Bills:

      An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2001.
      An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2002.
    To which Bills I humbly request Your Honour's Assent.''

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

``In Her Majesty's name, the Honourable the Deputy to Her Excellency the Governor General thanks Her Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to these Bills.''

      Bill C-20, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2001 (Appropriation Act No. 3, 2000- 2001) -- Chapter No. 1.
      Bill C-21, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2002 (Appropriation Act No. 1, 2001-2002) -- Chapter No. 2.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Caplan (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), -- That Bill C-8, An Act to establish the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and to amend certain Acts in relation to financial institutions, 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.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, -- Report of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for the year 2000, pursuant to the Canadian Human Rights Act, S. C. 1998, c. 9, sbs. 61(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-661-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)


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. 2001-415. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-2-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food);

-- P.C. 2001-399. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage);

-- P.C. 2001-390, P.C. 2001-391, P.C. 2001-392, P.C. 2001-393, P.C. 2001-394, P.C. 2001-395, P.C. 2001-396 and P.C. 2001-397. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration);

-- P.C. 2001-403, P.C. 2001-404, P.C. 2001-405 and P.C. 2001-406. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-9-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance);

-- P.C. 2001-409 and P.C. 2001-410. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-8-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade);

-- P.C. 2001-411. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-18-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health);

-- P.C. 2001-389, P.C. 2001-412 and P.C. 2001-413. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities);

-- P.C. 2001-402. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-13-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights);

-- P.C. 2001-400. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-17-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs);

-- P.C. 2001-398. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-06. (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. 371-0022 concerning marriage. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-16-01;

-- No. 371-0035 concerning gasoline additives. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-13-02.

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 11th Report of the Committee (parliamentary calendar). -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-13.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 12) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. White (North Vancouver), seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island), Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (political activities by charities receiving public funds), 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. White (North Vancouver), seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island), Bill C-324, An Act to amend the Employment Equity Act (elimination of designated groups and numerical goals) and the Canadian Human Rights Act, 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. White (North Vancouver), seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island), Bill C-325, An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act (designation of cable channels), 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. Ménard (Hochelaga -- Maisonneuve), seconded by Ms. Guay (Laurentides), Bill C-326, Antipoverty Act, 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. Robinson (Burnaby -- Douglas), one concerning international trade (No. 371-0122);

-- by Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi -- Baie-James -- Nunavik), one concerning the mining industry (No. 371-0123).

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Ms. Caplan (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), -- That Bill C-8, An Act to establish the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada and to amend certain Acts in relation to financial institutions, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

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

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-243, An Act to provide for a Hepatitis Awareness Month.

Mr. Stoffer (Sackville -- Musquodoboit Valley -- Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor -- St. Clair), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Debate arose thereon.

NOTICE OF MOTION

Mr. Boudria (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the report stage and the third reading stage of Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Employment Insurance (Fishing) Regulations.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville -- Musquodoboit Valley -- Eastern Shore), seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor -- St. Clair), -- That Bill C-243, An Act to provide for a Hepatitis Awareness Month, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

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 Speaker -- Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for February 27, 2001. -- Sessional Paper No. 8527-371-5.

-- by Mr. Chrétien (Prime Minister) -- Report of the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to Cabinet to the Prime Minister on the Public Service of Canada, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, R. S. 1985, c. P-33, sbs. 47(2). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-376-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)

-- by Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) -- Report on operations under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act for the year 2000, pursuant to the Act to amend the Bretton Woods Agreements Act and to amend certain other Acts in consequence thereof, S.C. 1993, c. 34, s. 11. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-74-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

-- by Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance) -- Report on operations under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act for the year 2000, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1993, c. 34, s. 66. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-485-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

-- by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) -- Report on the Administration of the Public Service Superannuation Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, R. S. 1985, c. P-36, s. 46. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-220-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations)

ADJOURNMENT

At 2:23 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).