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Journals (No. 062)

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


JOURNALS

No. 062

Tuesday, May 15, 2001

10:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, -- Report of the Auditor General on the Export Development Corporation's Environmental Review Framework, prepared under the authority of Order in Council P.C. 2000-1105, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 132(6). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-9-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(e), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)


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:

-- Nos. 371-0174, 371-0180 and 371-0181 concerning health care services. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-3-13;

-- No. 371-0175 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-23-06.

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 16th Report of the Committee (parliamentary calendar). -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-33.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 12, 14 and 19) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough), from the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2001-2002 -- Votes 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 under HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT). -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-34.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 23 and 25) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, Mr. Lee (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Adams (Peterborough), moved, -- That the 16th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

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

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

-- by Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi -- Baie-James -- Nunavik), one concerning the mining industry (No. 371-0231);

-- by Miss Grey (Edmonton North), one concerning China (No. 371-0232);

-- by Mr. Adams (Peterborough), one concerning Canada's railways (No. 371-0233);

-- by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon -- Rosetown -- Biggar), one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 371-0234).

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Motor Vehicle Transport Act, 1987 and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Normand (Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)) for Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport), seconded by Ms. Fry (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport and Government Operations.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage), seconded by Ms. Caplan (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), -- That Bill C-10, An Act respecting the national marine conservation areas of Canada, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Mr. Normand (Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)) for Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), seconded by Ms. Fry (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

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 Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), seconded by Ms. Fry (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)), -- That Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That the debate be now adjourned.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources of Bill C-27, An Act respecting the long-term management of nuclear fuel waste.

Mr. Goodale (Minister of Natural Resources), seconded by Mr. Eggleton (Minister of National Defence), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

Debate arose thereon.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That the debate be now adjourned.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

At 3:22 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Abbott (Kootenay -- Columbia), seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge), moved, -- That, pursuant to Standing Order 68(4)(b), a legislative committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a bill that would create the position of ombudsman to oversee private disability insurers in Canada. (Private Members' Business M-244)

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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

-- by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Natural Resources) -- Summaries of the Corporate Plan and Operating and Capital Budgets for 2000-01 to 2004-05 of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8562-371- 824-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

ADJOURNMENT PROCEEDINGS

At 4:04 p.m., by unanimous consent, the question ``That this House do now adjourn'' was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

At 4:12 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).

CORRIGENDA

(Journals No. 61 of Monday, May 14, 2001)

At page 407, the entry concerning Bill S-17 should read as follows:

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Tobin (Minister of Industry), seconded by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage), -- That Bill S-17, An Act to amend the Patent Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.


At page 408, the entry immediately following Division No. 95 should read as follows:

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.