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


JOURNALS

No. 111

Wednesday, June 4, 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. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets and of the Borrowing Plan for 2003-2004 of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-817-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Harvey (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Report to Parliament: Canada's Participation in the Regional Development Banks 2001”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-21.


Mr. Proulx (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Review of the Canada Marine Act, pursuant to the Canada Marine Act, S.C. 1998, c. 10, s. 144. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-822-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. LeBlanc (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence) laid upon the Table, — Report of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-150-01.


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. 372-1407, 372-1488, 372-1546, 372-1601, 372-1608, 372-1624 and 372-1626 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-38;

— Nos. 372-1439 and 372-1585 concerning emergency preparedness. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-57-5.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , seconded by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) , Bill C-40, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and 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.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) , Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain 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 certain Acts”.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) , from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-88.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 37 and 38) was tabled.


Mr. Pratt (Nepean—Carleton) , from the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-35, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (remuneration of military judges), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-89.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 30) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-1646);

— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1647);

— by Mr. Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls) , one concerning weather services (No. 372-1648);

— by Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , one concerning unborn children (No. 372-1649), one concerning marriage (No. 372-1650) and five concerning gun control (Nos. 372-1651 to 372-1655);

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1656);

— by Ms. St-Jacques (Shefford) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1657);

— by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—St. Clair) , one concerning environmental assessment and review (No. 372-1658);

— by Mrs. Ur (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) , one concerning gasoline additives (No. 372-1659) and five concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1660 to 372-1664);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre) , three concerning health care services (Nos. 372-1665 to 372-1667);

— by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour—Petitcodiac) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1668);

— by Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1669);

— by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1670), one concerning marriage (No. 372-1671) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1672).

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-212, Q-215, Q-216, Q-218 and Q-235 on the 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-179 — Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) — For the past five years, can the government provide a breakdown of federal research funding, including research projects and infrastructure, by university, including the name of the recipient, a brief description, the type of funding and the amount? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-179.

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

It was ordered, — That an Order of the House do issue for copies of the study commissioned by the Minister of Labour regarding the provisions of the Labour Code concerning pregnant or nursing women, to which the Minister of Labour referred during his presentation to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities on May 7, 2002. (Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-30 — Ms. Guay (Laurentides) )

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the Return to this Order. — Sessional Paper No. 8550-372-30.


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-11 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) , seconded by Ms. Blondin-Andrew (Secretary of State (Children and Youth)) , — That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Lobbyists Registration Act, be now read a second time and concurred in.

The debate continued.

Interruption

At 4:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:52 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) , seconded by Ms. Blondin-Andrew (Secretary of State (Children and Youth)) , — That the amendment made by the Senate to Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Lobbyists Registration Act, be now read a second time and concurred in.

The debate continued.

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , seconded by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , — That Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for statutory instruments), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) now table a document; that the text of the said document be substituted for the text of Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for statutory instruments); and that the Bill, as amended, be reprinted; provided that the Bill, as amended, retain its status and precedence; and that the motion standing on the Order Paper in relation to Bill C-205 be amended by substituting the name of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights for that of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , seconded by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , — That Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for statutory instruments), as amended, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year 2002, pursuant to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission Act, S.C. 1964-65, c. 19, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-229-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Mahoney (Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)) — Reports of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation 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. 8561-372-632-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions 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. 8561-372-528-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Report on Northern oil and gas for the year 2002, pursuant to the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, R.S. 1985, c. 36 (2nd Supp.), s. 109. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-455-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Reports of the Yukon Territory Water Board 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. 8561-372-725-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Reports of the Northwest Territories Water Board 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. 8561-372-730-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Reports of the Yukon Surface Rights Board 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. 8561-372-859-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Reports of the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board 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. 8561-372-871-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:14 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 6:23 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).