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Journals (No. 070)

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


JOURNALS

No. 070

Friday, June 1, 2001

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Kilger (Stormont -- Dundas -- Charlottenburgh), Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

PRAYERS

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-24, An Act to implement an agreement between the Mohawks of Kanesatake and Her Majesty in right of Canada respecting governance of certain lands by the Mohawks of Kanesatake and to amend an Act in consequence, as reported by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources without amendment.

Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Minna (Minister for International Cooperation), moved, -- That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Minna (Minister for International Cooperation), 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. 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. 371-0197 and 371-0201 concerning Canada's railways. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-38-03;

-- No. 371-0198 concerning China. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545- 371-36-04;

-- Nos. 371-0203 and 371-0204 concerning genetic engineering. -- Sessional Paper No. 8545-371-30-03.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Reilly (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, -- Report of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-150-01.

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 23rd Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

      The Committee recommends, pursuant to Order of the House adopted May 17, 2001, that the membership of the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs be as follows:
    Carole-Marie Allard André Bachand Bernard Bigras
    Libby Davies Mac Harb Dominic LeBlanc
    Derek Lee Réal Ménard Steven Owen
    Jacques Saada Carol Skelton Paddy Torsney
    Randy White

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.


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 24th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

      The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change in the membership of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations:

Richard Harris for Jim Pankiw

      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 was tabled.


Mr. Kilger (Deputy Speaker), from the Special Committee on the Modernization and Improvement of the Procedures of the House of Commons, presented the Report of the Committee. -- Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-55.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 1 to 9) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-356, An Act to amend the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act (Book of Remembrance for peacekeepers), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-357, An Act to protect personal privacy by restricting the use of social insurance numbers, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-358, An Act to amend the Competition Act (vertically integrated gasoline suppliers), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-359, An Act to establish the office of Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-360, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for mental or physical impairment), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-361, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (to provide for the deduction of funeral expenses), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-362, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to education), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-363, An Act to Prevent Deficit Budgets, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-364, An Act to require Crown corporations and departments of government to have annual internal audits the reports of which are to be submitted to the Auditor General of Canada, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-365, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to literacy), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-366, An Act respecting seat belts in federal vehicles and school buses, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre), seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), Bill C-367, An Act respecting the release of credit information, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre), one concerning immigration (No. 371-0263) and one concerning Bell Canada (No. 371-0264);

-- by Mr. Williams (St. Albert), one concerning Christianity (No. 371-0265);

-- by Mr. Calder (Dufferin -- Peel -- Wellington -- Grey), one concerning the Canadian Armed Forces (No. 371-0266);

-- by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon -- Wanuskewin), nine concerning health care services (Nos. 371-0267 to 371-0275).

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development), seconded by Ms. Minna (Minister for International Cooperation), -- That Bill S-24, An Act to implement an agreement between the Mohawks of Kanesatake and Her Majesty in right of Canada respecting governance of certain lands by the Mohawks of Kanesatake and to amend an Act in consequence, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-11, An Act respecting immigration to Canada and the granting of refugee protection to persons who are displaced, persecuted or in danger, as reported by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 4).

Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Ms. Caplan (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 7 on page 3 with the following:

    ``(i) to promote international justice and security by fostering respect for human rights and by denying access to Canadian territory to persons who are criminals or security risks; and
    (j) to work in cooperation with the provinces to secure better recognition of the foreign credentials of permanent residents and their more rapid integration into society."

Motion No. 2 of Ms. Dalphond-Guiral (Laval Centre), seconded by Mr. Bigras (Rosemont -- Petite-Patrie), -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 5, be amended by deleting lines 1 to 4 on page 5.

Motion No. 3 of Ms. Dalphond-Guiral (Laval Centre), seconded by Mr. Bigras (Rosemont -- Petite-Patrie), -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 19, be amended by replacing line 11 on page 11 with the following:

    ``resident or a protected person to enter Canada if satisfied following''

Motion No. 4 of Ms. Caplan (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment), -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 30, be amended

    (a) by replacing, in the French version, line 7 on page 15 with the following:
        ``30. (1) L'étranger ne peut exercer un emploi''
    (b) by replacing, in the French version, line 14 on page 15 with the following:
      ``exercer un emploi ou à y''

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, -- That the 24th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-11, An Act respecting immigration to Canada and the granting of refugee protection to persons who are displaced, persecuted or in danger, as reported by the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration with amendments;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 4).

The question was put on Motions Nos. 1 to 3 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(8), the recorded divisions were deferred.

The question was put on Motion No. 4 and it was agreed to.

Group No. 2

By unanimous consent, Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central), seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island), moved Motion No. 5, -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 34, be amended by replacing line 2 on page 17 with the following:

    ``(d) being a threat to the security of Canada as defined by section 2 of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act;''

By unanimous consent, Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central), seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island), moved Motion No. 6, -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 50, be amended by replacing line 6 on page 25 with the following:

      ``50. A removal order is stayed according to recommendations as set forth by the Security Intelligence Review Committee established by subsection 34(1) of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act''

Ms. Dalphond-Guiral (Laval Centre), seconded by Mr. Ménard (Hochelaga -- Maisonneuve), moved Motion No. 7, -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 64, be amended by deleting lines 32 to 43 on page 29 and lines 1 to 6 on page 30.

Mr. Herron (Fundy -- Royal), seconded by Mr. Casey (Cumberland -- Colchester), moved Motion No. 8, -- That Bill C-11, in Clause 64, be amended by adding after line 43 on page 29 the following:

      ``(2.1) Subsection (1) does not apply to a permanent resident who has maintained permanent resident status for a three year period before being the subject of a report under section 44.''

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 2.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

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

Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre), seconded by Ms. Augustine (Etobicoke -- Lakeshore), moved, -- That, in the opinion of this House, the government should: (a) recognize as genocide the killing of 1.5 million innocent Armenian men, women and children in the period 1915 to 1923; (b) condemn the genocide of the Armenians and all other acts of genocide as the ultimate act of religious, racial and cultural intolerance; (c) recognize the importance of remembering and learning from the mistakes of history; and (d) follow the recommendations of the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, in the Second session of the 36th Parliament, regarding the establishment, within one year, of a research facility on genocide. (Private Members' Business M-285)

Debate arose thereon.

TABLING OF DOCUMENTS

By unanimous consent, Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre) laid upon the Table, -- Copies of various documents concerning the Armenian genocide. -- Sessional Paper No. 8530-371-6.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre), seconded by Ms. Augustine (Etobicoke -- Lakeshore). (Private Members' Business M-285)

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 Mr. Eggleton (Minister of National Defence) -- Report of the Judge Advocate General to the Minister of National Defence on the administration of military justice in the Canadian Forces for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s.2. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-735-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

-- by Mr. Eggleton (Minister of National Defence) -- Reports of the Department of National Defence for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). -- Sessional Paper No. 8561-371-637-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

-- by Mr. Tobin (Minister of Industry) -- Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2002-06 of the Business Development Bank of Canada pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). -- Sessional Paper No. 8562- 371-833-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

ADJOURNMENT

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