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


JOURNALS

No. 104

Friday, May 16, 2003

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , — That Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2003-618, P.C. 2003-619 and P.C. 2003-631. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-1-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2003-636 and P.C. 2003-637. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-2-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2003-572. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2003-568, P.C. 2003-569, P.C. 2003-626, P.C. 2003-627 and P.C. 2003-628. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2003-635. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-10-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2003-574. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2003-660. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2003-582, P.C. 2003-583, P.C. 2003-632 and P.C. 2003-633. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-16-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2003-577 to P.C. 2003-581. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2003-575 and P.C. 2003-576. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-17-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

— P.C. 2003-565 to P.C. 2003-567. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— P.C. 2003-570, P.C. 2003-571 and P.C. 2003-629. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-24-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 372-1128 concerning terrorism. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-82-01;

— No. 372-1151 concerning China. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-47-2;

— Nos. 372-1336, 372-1338, 372-1342, 372-1343, 372-1374, 372-1408 and 372-1409 concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-44-11;

— No. 372-1380 concerning the Steven Truscott case. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-23-06.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Forseth (New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby) , from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-25, An Act to modernize employment and labour relations in the public service and to amend the Financial Administration Act and the Canadian Centre for Management Development Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-79.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 12, 15, 16, 19 to 21, 23 to 32, 34, 36 to 38 and 40 to 43) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , Bill C-438, An Act to initiate cooperation among the provinces in order to achieve affordable and timely access to civil justice across Canada, 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 Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning gun control (No. 372-1572) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-1573);

— by Mr. Hubbard (Miramichi) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1574) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1575);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning China (No. 372-1576) and one concerning nuclear weapons (No. 372-1577);

— by Mr. Tirabassi (Niagara Centre) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1578);

— by Mr. Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1579);

— by Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1580);

— by Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1581);

— by Mr. Elley (Nanaimo—Cowichan) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1582) and one concerning war on Iraq (No. 372-1583).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the answer to question Q-180 on the Order Paper.

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

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? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-194.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , — That Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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. Clark (Calgary Centre) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , moved, — That an Order of the House do issue for the production of copies of all reports of the Ethics Counsellor concerning the former Solicitor General. (Private Members' Business P-15)

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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for February 5, 2003 and February 26, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-9.

— by Mr. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2001-2002 to 2005-2006 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2001-2002 of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-855-1. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Amended summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2001-2002 to 2005-06 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2001-2002 of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-855-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Blue Water Bridge Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2002, pursuant to the Financial Adminisgtration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, subs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-821-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for the period 2003-2007 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003 of the Blue Water Bridge Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-862-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , one concerning war on Iraq (No. 372-1584);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-1585).

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, May 26, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).