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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
37th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 100

Monday, May 12, 2003

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.

Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , moved, — That the Standing Committee on Health fully examine, study and report to Parliament on: (a) whether or not abortions are medically necessary for the purpose of maintaining health, preventing disease or diagnosing or treating an injury, illness or disability; and (b) the health risks for women undergoing abortions compared to women carrying their babies to full term. (Private Members' Business M-83)

Debate arose thereon.

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

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with an amendment.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

    Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 13 to 15 and 17 to 19.


Group No. 1

Ms. Picard (Drummond) , seconded by Mr. Desrochers (Lotbinière—L'Érable) , moved Motion No. 13, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 64.

Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , moved Motion No. 14, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 74.

Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , moved Motion No. 15, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 75.

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , moved Motion No. 17, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 84.

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , moved Motion No. 18, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 85.

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , moved Motion No. 19, — That Bill C-28 be amended by deleting Clause 86.

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

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. Regan (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. 372-1427, 372-1430, 372-1451 to 372-1462, 372-1472 and 372-1473 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-35.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) presented the Report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association (OSCE) concerning its participation to the Fourth Annual Conference of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank, held in Athens, Greece, on March 9 and 10, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-61-03.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Pratt (Nepean—Carleton) , from the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Pension Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-75.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 25) was tabled.


Ms. Carroll (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) , from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee, “A Contribution to the Foreign Policy Dialogue”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-76.

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. 23, 25 to 29 and 31 to 33) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Toews (Provencher) , six concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1533 to 372-1538);

— by Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1539 and 372-1540);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , two concerning gun control (Nos. 372-1541 and 372-1542);

— by Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , one concerning national holidays (No. 372-1543);

— by Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1544) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1545);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1546) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1547);

— by Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1548);

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , three concerning the Employment Insurance program (Nos. 372-1549 to 372-1551).


By unaminous consent, petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Toews (Provencher) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1552) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1553).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-181 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-176 — Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) — For the past 10 years, can the government provide an annual breakdown of pilotage fees and any related fees on shipping companies in the St. Lawrence Seaway, and of new spending by the federal government on the Canadian marine system versus the amount of funds collected from users of the system? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-176.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(5), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following question was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates:

Q-177 — Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) – For the past five years: (a) what is the total value of loans outstanding, in default and/or written off by the government with a breakdown for each department and crown corporation; (b) what is the total value of corporate loans outstanding, in default and/or written off by the government with a breakdown for each department and crown corporation; and (c) what is the total amount of individual loans outstanding, in default and/or written off by the government with a breakdown for each department and crown corporation?


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(5), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following question was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology:

Q-179 — Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) – For the past five years, can the government provide a breakdown of federal research funding, including research projects and infrastructure, by university, including the name of the recipient, a brief description, the type of funding and the amount?

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, as reported by the Standing Committee on Finance with an amendment;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 13 to 15 and 17 to 19).

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

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. Regan (Halifax West) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1554).

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 6:52 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).