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


JOURNALS

No. 102

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

2:00 p.m.



Prayers

National Anthem

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. Owen (Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Indian Claims Commission: Annual Report 2001-2002”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-20.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Film and Video”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-19.


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. 372-1335, 372-1370, 372-1379, 372-1382, 372-1390, 372-1401, 372-1406, 372-1417 and 372-1437 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-17.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Price (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Meeting of the Standing Committee of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in Paris on April 5, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-50-04.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Price (Compton—Stanstead) presented the report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the Joint Meeting of the Defence and Security, Political and Science and Technology Committees of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, held in St. Petersburg, Russia, on April 10 and 11, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-50-05.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 14th Report of the Committee (Chapter 1 of the April 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Placing the Public's Money Beyond Parliament's Reach). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-77.

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. 13, 26 and 29) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 15th report of the Committee (Chapter 2 of December 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Contributing to Safe and Efficient Marine Navigation). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-78.

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. 15, 17, 26 and 29) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1557) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1558);

— by Mr. O'Reilly (Haliburton—Victoria—Brock) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1559);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1560 and 372-1561), three concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-1562 to 372-1564) and one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 372-1565);

— by Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1566) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-1567);

— by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) , two concerning the war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1568 and 372-1569);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , one concerning gun control (No. 372-1570).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-182, Q-188, Q-200, Q-201 and Q-203 on the Order Paper.

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

It was ordered, — That a humble Address be presented to Her Excellency praying that she will cause to be laid before this House a copy of all documentation, including recommendations, briefings, memoranda, e-mails and Board meeting minutes of the Business Development Bank of Canada, relating to the reports of the executive search firm Illsley Bourbonnais between January 1, 1997, and January 31, 2002. (Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-5 — Mr. Clark (Calgary Centre) )

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the Return to this Order. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-372-5.


It was ordered, — That a humble Address be presented to Her Excellency praying that she will cause to be laid before this House a copy of all documentation, including recommendations, briefings, memoranda, e-mails and Board meeting minutes of the Business Development Bank of Canada, relating to the reports of the executive search firm Egon Zehnder International between January 1, 1997, and January 31, 2002. (Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-9 — Mr. Clark (Calgary Centre) )

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the Return to this Order. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-372-9.


It was ordered, — That a humble Address be presented to Her Excellency praying that she will cause to be laid before this House a copy of all documentation, including recommendations, briefings, memoranda, e-mails and Board meeting minutes of the Business Development Bank of Canada, relating to the reports of the executive search firm Spencer Stuart between January 1, 1997, and January 31, 2002. (Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-10 — Mr. Clark (Calgary Centre) )

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the Return to this Order. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-372-10.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003.

Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) for Mr. Manley (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.

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. St. Denis (Algoma—Manitoulin) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1571).

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 7:00 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).