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


JOURNALS

No. 107

Wednesday, May 28, 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.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , seconded by Mr. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) , — That 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, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 173 -- Vote no 173)

YEAS: 191, NAYS: 40

YEAS -- POUR
Abbott
Ablonczy
Adams
Alcock
Allard
Anderson (Victoria)
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Assad
Assadourian
Augustine
Bailey
Barnes (London West)
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bennett
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brown
Bryden
Bulte
Burton
Byrne
Caccia
Cadman
Calder
Cannis
Caplan
Carignan
Carroll
Casson
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Chamberlain
Chatters
Collenette
Comuzzi
Copps
Cotler
Cullen
Cummins
Cuzner
Day
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Discepola
Dromisky
Drouin
Duncan
Easter
Efford
Eggleton
Epp
Eyking
Finlay
Fitzpatrick
Folco
Fontana
Forseth
Frulla
Gallant
Gallaway
Godfrey
Goodale
Gouk
Grewal
Hanger
Harb
Harris
Harvard
Harvey
Hill (Macleod)
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Hubbard
Ianno
Jackson
Jennings
Johnston
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Karygiannis
Keyes
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Laliberte
Lastewka
LeBlanc
Lee
Leung
Lincoln
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacAulay
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Marcil
Marleau
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Matthews
McCallum
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McTeague
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Mills (Red Deer)
Minna
Mitchell
Moore
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
Normand
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Obhrai
Owen
Pacetti
Pagtakhan
Pallister
Parrish
Patry
Penson
Peric
Peschisolido
Phinney
Pillitteri
Pratt
Proulx
Provenzano
Rajotte
Redman
Regan
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Scott
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Speller
Spencer
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Steckle
Stewart
Stinson
Strahl
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Tirabassi
Toews
Tonks
Torsney
Ur
Valeri
Vanclief
Vellacott
Volpe
Wappel
Whelan
White (North Vancouver)
White (Langley--Abbotsford)
Wilfert
Wood
Yelich -- 191
NAYS -- CONTRE
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Bigras
Borotsik
Cardin
Comartin
Dalphond-Guiral
Davies
Doyle
Fournier
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gagnon (Québec)
Gaudet
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Guay
Guimond
Hearn
Laframboise
Lanctôt
Loubier
Marceau
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
McDonough
Ménard
Nystrom
Paquette
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Plamondon
Reed (Halton)
Robinson
Roy
Sauvageau
Schellenberger
Stoffer
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Wasylycia-Leis
Wayne -- 40
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Asselin
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bakopanos
Bergeron
Bourgeois
Coderre
Duceppe
Graham
Grose
Manley
Pettigrew
Price
Rocheleau
St-Hilaire
Tremblay

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage and ordered for a third reading later today.

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:

— No. 372-1435 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-72-2;

— No. 372-1444 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-32-11;

— No. 372-1505 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-18.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bonin (Nickel Belt) , from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-7, An Act respecting leadership selection, administration and accountability of Indian bands, and to make related amendments to other Acts, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-82.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 14 to 57 and 60 to 78) was tabled.


Mr. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest) , from the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2003-2004 — Votes 1, 5 and 10 under FISHERIES AND OCEANS). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-83.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 26, 27, 31 and 43) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Marleau (Sudbury) , seconded by Mr. St. Denis (Algoma—Manitoulin) , Bill C-439, An Act to establish the office of the Ombudsman for Older Adult Justice and the Canadian Older Adult Justice Agency and to amend the Criminal Code, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

First Reading of Senate Public Bills

Pursuant to Standing Order 69(2), on motion of Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , Bill S-13, An Act to amend the Statistics Act, was read the first time 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 Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1613);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1614);

— by Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , one concerning gun control (No. 372-1615);

— by Mr. Burton (Skeena) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1616), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1617), two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1618 and 372-1619) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1620);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-1621), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1622) and one concerning China (No. 372-1623);

— by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—St. Clair) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1624);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre) , one concerning war on Iraq (No. 372-1625).

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-26 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of 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.

Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , seconded by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:42 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West) , — That Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of the debate on Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff), standing in the name of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West) , — That Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

At 6:42 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Lobbyists Registration Act, with the following amendment:

Page 4, clause 4: Add immediately after line 15 the following:

“(h.1) if the individual is a former public office holder, a description of the offices held;”.

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 Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2007 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003 of VIA Rail Canada Inc., pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-803-01. (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 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Capital and Operating Budgets for 2003-2004 of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-863-2. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 of the Canadian Museum of Nature, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-856-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-857-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-858-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 of the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-859-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled “Request for Tariff Relief by Peerless Clothing Inc. regarding needleloom felt” dated May 5, 2003, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S. C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-572-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-551-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of Farm Credit Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.— Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-647-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Reports of Farm Credit Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R. S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-704-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

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. Macklin (Northumberland) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1626) and two concerning war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1627 and 372-1628).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:42 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 7:12 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).