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


JOURNALS

No. 109

Monday, June 2, 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. Jordan (Leeds—Grenville) , seconded by Mr. Bertrand (Pontiac—Gatineau—Labelle) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should develop and report annually on a set of social, environmental and economic indicators of the health and well-being of people, communities and ecosystems in Canada. (Private Members' Business M-385)

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the beginning of the time provided for Private Members’ Business.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice, immediately after the adoption of this Order, the Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons shall introduce and propose first reading of a bill entitled “An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and the Parliament of Canada Act” which shall be disposed of as follows:

1. The House shall proceed immediately to the second reading stage of the said bill, during which no Member shall speak for more than ten minutes;

2. After not more than one hour of debate, or when no Member rises to speak, whichever is earlier, the Bill shall be deemed read a second time on division and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at the report stage on division and deemed read a third time and passed on division.

Government Orders

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, on motion of Mr. Boudria (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and the Parliament of Canada Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading later today.

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 Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and the Parliament of Canada Act”.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , moved, — That the Bill C-39, An Act to amend the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act and the Parliament of Canada Act, be now read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole.

Debate arose thereon.

At 12:19 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Bill was deemed read the second time on division and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage on division and deemed read the third time and passed on division.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , seconded by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) , — 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, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Tirabassi (Niagara Centre) , moved, — That this question be now put.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the recorded division on Motion M-385, deferred until Wednesday, June 4, 2003, at the beginning of the time provided for Private Members’ Business, be further deferred until Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , seconded by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) , — 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, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Tirabassi (Niagara Centre) , — That this question be now put.

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. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) 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. 2003-675. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-1-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2003-673. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-14. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2003-668, P.C. 2003-669, P.C. 2003-670 and P.C. 2003-671. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2003-672 and P.C. 2003-676. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2003-674. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-18-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2003-677 and P.C. 2003-678. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-16-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2003-718, P.C. 2003-719 and P.C. 2003-720. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-13. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2003-665, P.C. 2003-666 and P.C. 2003-667. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


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. 372-1368 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-8;

— No. 372-1403 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-12;

— No. 372-1442 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-22-10;

— Nos. 372-1589, 372-1592, 372-1597, 372-1607 and 372-1612 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-37.

Motions

Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , seconded by Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , moved, — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented on Tuesday, May 27, 2003, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , seconded by Mr. Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton) , moved, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

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

(Division No. 174 -- Vote no 174)

YEAS: 83, NAYS: 59

YEAS -- POUR
Alcock
Allard
Assad
Augustine
Barnes (London West)
Bélanger
Bennett
Bertrand
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Bonwick
Boudria
Bradshaw
Bryden
Caccia
Caplan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cuzner
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Dromisky
Drouin
Easter
Eggleton
Finlay
Fry
Godfrey
Goodale
Harb
Harvey
Jennings
Jordan
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
LeBlanc
Longfield
Macklin
Mahoney
Maloney
Marcil
Marleau
McCallum
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
Mitchell
Murphy
Nault
Neville
O'Reilly
Owen
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Patry
Pettigrew
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Robillard
Saada
Savoy
Scott
Sgro
Simard
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Szabo
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Ur
Vanclief
Wilfert
Wood -- 83
NAYS -- CONTRE
Ablonczy
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bailey
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Benoit
Borotsik
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brison
Burton
Cardin
Casson
Chatters
Clark
Comartin
Davies
Epp
Forseth
Gallant
Gaudet
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Goldring
Grewal
Grey
Guimond
Hanger
Hearn
Hill (Macleod)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Johnston
Keddy (South Shore)
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Loubier
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
Marceau
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
McDonough
Ménard
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Picard (Drummond)
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
Schellenberger
Schmidt
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Strahl
Toews
Williams -- 59

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , seconded by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) , — 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, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Tirabassi (Niagara Centre) , — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order, no report stage motions to Bill C-7, An Act respecting leadership selection, administration and accountability of Indian bands, and to make related amendments to other Acts, of which notice is given on June 2, 2003, shall be ruled out of order on account of insufficent notice.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , seconded by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) , — 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, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the motion of Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Tirabassi (Niagara Centre) , — That this question be now put.

The debate continued.

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. Mahoney (Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2007 and of the Capital Budget for 2003 of the Royal Canadian Mint, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-810-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

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 pornography (No. 372-1632);

— by Mr. Finlay (Oxford) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1633 and 372-1634), one concerning marriage (No. 372-1635) and one concerning gun control (No. 372-1636);

— by Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , two concerning Greece (Nos. 372-1637 and 372-1638).

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 6:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).