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Journals (No. 084)

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


JOURNALS

No. 084

Monday, September 24, 2001

11:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

At 11:00 a.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. Godfrey (Don Valley West), seconded by Mr. Saada (Brossard -- La Prairie), -- That Bill S-14, An Act respecting Sir John A. Macdonald Day and Sir Wilfrid Laurier Day, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

The debate continued.

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

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of National Revenue), seconded by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade), -- That Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton -- Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest), -- That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word ''That'' and substituting the following:

    ``this House declines to give second reading to Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, since the principle of the Bill fails to specifically and adequately address national security at Canada's borders with respect to terrorist activities.''.

The debate continued.

The attention of the Speaker was drawn to the lack of a quorum and, fewer than 20 members having been counted, pursuant to Standing Order 29(3), the bells were rung to call in the Members.

After one minute, a quorum was found.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of National Revenue), seconded by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade), -- That Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton -- Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest).

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

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 Canada's railways (No. 371-0370) and one concerning health care services (No. 371-0371);

-- by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon), one concerning China (No. 371-0372).

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of National Revenue), seconded by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade), -- That Bill S-23, An Act to amend the Customs Act and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton -- Strathcona), seconded by Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest).

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, September 25, 2001, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act.

Ms. Blondin-Andrew (Secretary of State (Children and Youth)) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Foreign Affairs), seconded by Mr. Normand (Secretary of State (Science, Research and Development)), moved, -- That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Chatters (Athabasca), seconded by M. Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert), moved the following amendment, -- That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word ``That'' and substituting the following:

    ``Bill C-6, An Act to amend the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act, be not now read a third time but that it be read a third time this day six months hence.''.

Debate arose thereon.

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) -- Report of the Cape Breton Development Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-151-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

PETITIONS FILED WITH THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE

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

-- by Mr. Bélair (Timmins -- James Bay), concerning the Divorce Act (No. 371-0373).

ADJOURNMENT PROCEEDINGS

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question ``That this House do now adjourn'' was deemed to have been proposed.

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

Accordingly, at 6:37 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).