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Journals (No. 060)

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


JOURNALS

No. 060

Friday, May 11, 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:

    S-3, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Transport Act, 1987 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Application Rules, certain Acts related to the Income Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Customs Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act and another Act related to the Excise Tax Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with amendments.

Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) for Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), moved, -- That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) for Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Finlay (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Nothern Development) laid upon the Table, -- Report of the Implementation Coordinating Committee on the Inuvialuit Final Agreement for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. -- Sessional Paper No. 8525-371-15.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Finlay (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indian Affairs and Nothern Development) laid upon the Table, -- Report of the Implementation Committee on the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000. -- Sessional Paper No. 8525-371-16.


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. 2001-795. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-2-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

-- P.C. 2001-776, P.C. 2001-777 and P.C. 2001-778. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-3-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

-- P.C. 2001-771, P.C. 2001-772, P.C. 2001-773 and P.C. 2001-774. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-14-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

-- P.C. 2001-783, P.C. 2001-784, P.C. 2001-785, P.C. 2001-786, P.C. 2001-787, P.C. 2001-788 and P.C. 2001-789. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-16-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

-- P.C. 2001-794. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-22-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

-- P.C. 2001-781. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-13-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- P.C. 2001-769. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-5-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

-- P.C. 2001-768, P.C. 2001-775, P.C. 2001-779 and P.C. 2001-780. -- Sessional Paper No. 8540-371-24-09. (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. 371-0114 concerning genetic engineering. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-30-02;

-- No. 371-0126 concerning China. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-36-01;

-- No. 371-0154 concerning alcoholic beverages. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-34-02.

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 15th Report of the Committee (extension of the suspension of Standing Order 87(6)). -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-31.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3 and 19) was tabled.


Ms. Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut), from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources and Government Operations in the Second Session of the 36th Parliament). -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-32.

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. 2 and 12) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, -- That the 15th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:

-- by Mr. Comartin (Windsor -- St. Clair), concerning environmental pollution (No. 371-0223).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Lee (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-24, Q-30 and Q-33 on the Order Paper.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Martin (Minister of Finance), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), -- That Bill C-22, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Application Rules, certain Acts related to the Income Tax Act, the Canada Pension Plan, the Customs Act, the Excise Tax Act, the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act and another Act related to the Excise Tax Act, 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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Guimond (Beauport -- Montmorency -- Côte-de-Beaupré -- Île d'Orléans), seconded by Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke), -- That Bill C-222, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction of expenses incurred by a mechanic for tools required in employment), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

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

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. Manning (Calgary Southwest), one concerning child poverty (No. 371-0224) and one concerning the Young Offenders Act (No. 371-0225).

ADJOURNMENT

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