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


JOURNALS

No. 103

Thursday, May 15, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) , Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , Bill C-436, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (sponsorship of relative), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , Bill C-437, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (persons who leave employment to be care-givers to family members), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Questions on 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-187 — Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) — Concerning Canada-Iraq trade, what is, on an annual basis, the value of trade between Canada and Iraq for the past 20 years with a breakdown by imports/exports and type of merchandise? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-187.


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 Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

Q-180 — Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) – In the last five years, what is the breakdown of Canada-Iraq trade; specifically, what Canadian companies have done and are doing business with the Iraqi government?


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-184 — Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest) – Concerning the regional economic development bodies (i.e. Western Economic Diversification Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario, and Canada Economic Development/Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec) and the Community Futures Program since 1993: (a) what was the annual budget for each body; (b) what amount of the annual budget was for grants, loans and contributions broken down by province and territory; (c) what percentage of the grants, loans and contributions is repaid on an annual basis; (d) what percentage of the grants, loans and contribution is written off on an annual basis; (e) what are the top 50 annual write-offs for each body/program since 1993 (including the name of the company, province and the amount written off); and (f) who were the Ministers responsible since 1993 for each body or programme?


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-186 — Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) – Concerning contracts: (a) what is the total value of contracts made annually by the government since 1993 broken down by province and territory; (b) what is the total value of contracts made annually by department, agency, and/or crown corporation since 1993; (c) what are the top ten contracts in value for each year since 1993 (please provide the name of the recipient, location, and the value of the contract); (d) for the last five years, what are the top five lawsuits on an annual basis against the government over contractual disputes and what was each dispute about; and (e) for the last five years, what are the top ten contracts awarded to companies outside of Canada and what were those contracts for?


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 Environment and Sustainable Development:

Q-191 — Mr. Hill (Macleod) – What consultations are departments and agencies of the government currently conducting with environmental groups, environmental lobbyists, environmental stakeholders, non-governmental climate scientists, non-governmental energy experts, non-governmental industry experts and non-governmental agricultural experts regarding the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol; what environmental groups, lobbyists and stakeholders, non-governmental climate scientists, non-governmental energy experts, non-governmental industry experts and non-governmental agricultural experts are being consulted in this regard; what are the names and addresses of these consultants, and what are the particulars of any grants, payments and/or contracts awarded to them, including dates, amounts and types of funding?


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 Public Accounts:

Q-194 — Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) – With respect to the Canadian Firearms Program, what is the total amount spent by each of the following departments and agencies since April 1, 1994 but not reimbursed by the Department of Justice: (a) Solicitor General; (b) Correctional Services; (c) Human Resources Development; (d) Office of the Information Commissioner; (e) Office of the Privacy Commissioner; (f) National Parole Board; (f) Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; (g) Public Works and Government Services Canada; (h) Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency; (i) Treasury Board Secretariat; and (j) Indian Affairs and Northern development?

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Mr. Crête (Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques) , moved, — That this House urge the government not to take part in the United States' missile defence plan.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Mr. Crête (Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its comprehensive study on a national identity card and review of the implementation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, six members of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration be authorized to travel to London, Berlin, Warsaw, Rome, Athens and Madrid from June 21 to July 6, 2003, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Mr. Crête (Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(19), the proceedings expired.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-421, An Act respecting the establishment of the Office of the Chief Actuary of Canada and to amend other Acts in consequence thereof.

Mrs. Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill) , seconded by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on 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. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, S.C. 1997, c. 40, sbs. 51(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-665-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

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 6:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).