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


JOURNALS

No. 112

Thursday, June 5, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), the Speaker presented the report of a Parliamentary delegation that travelled to Morocco and Egypt from April 13 to 23, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-75-03.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Canadian Security Intelligence Service: 2002 Public Report”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-22.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Proulx (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Air Travel Complaints Commissioner, for the period of July 1 to December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 2000, c. 15, s. 7.1. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-751-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)


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. 372-1253 to 372-1263, 372-1316, 372-1334, 372-1371, 372-1386, 372-1388, 372-1391 and 372-1392 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-26;

— Nos. 372-1376 and 372-1377 concerning the Divorce Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-27-06.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) made a statement.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Brown (Oakville) , from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the Third Report of the Committee, “Strengthening the Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-90.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 24 to 26, 33, 34, 37 and 38) was tabled.


Mr. Fontana (London North Centre) , from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, “Settlement and Integration: A Sense of Belonging — “Feeling at Home””. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-91.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 20 to 27, 30, 32, 35 to 37, 42, 43, 46, 57, 60, 63 and 64) was tabled.


Mr. Caccia (Davenport) , from the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development, presented the Second Report of the Committee, “Sustainable Development and Environmental Assessment: Beyond Bill C-9”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-92.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 12 to 16 and 22) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 33rd Report of the Committee (electoral boundaries for Alberta). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-93.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 50) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 34th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the following standing committee:

Canadian Heritage

Gary Schellenberger for Loyola Hearn

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of Gary Schellenberger be added to the lists of associate members of the following committees:

Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources

Agriculture and Agri-Food

Environment and Sustainable Development

Finance

Fisheries and Oceans

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Government Operations and Estimates

Health

Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Industry, Science and Technology

Justice and Human Rights

National Defence and Veterans Affairs

Official Languages

Public Accounts

Transport

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 34th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Chair, or another Member, of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be permitted to present a report from the said committee at any time during the present sitting.


Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , moved, — That the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2003, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 35th Report of the Committee (Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act (political financing), with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-94.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 31, 32 and 34 to 49) was tabled.

Motions

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , — That the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Finance, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2003, be concurred in.

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.

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.

Mr. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , seconded by Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

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

(Division No. 181 -- Vote no 181)

YEAS: 72, NAYS: 101

YEAS -- POUR
Ablonczy
Anders
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Benoit
Bigras
Bourgeois
Cardin
Chatters
Clark
Comartin
Crête
Dalphond-Guiral
Day
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Duceppe
Duncan
Elley
Epp
Fitzpatrick
Forseth
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gallant
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Goldring
Gouk
Grewal
Grey
Guay
Guimond
Harper
Hill (Macleod)
Jaffer
Johnston
Keddy (South Shore)
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Loubier
Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
Masse
Ménard
Meredith
Merrifield
Nystrom
Obhrai
Pallister
Paquette
Penson
Picard (Drummond)
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Ritz
Sauvageau
Schellenberger
Schmidt
Skelton
Sorenson
St-Hilaire
Stinson
Tremblay
Vellacott
Wasylycia-Leis
White (North Vancouver)
Williams
Yelich -- 72
NAYS -- CONTRE
Adams
Allard
Anderson (Victoria)
Assad
Bagnell
Bakopanos
Barnes (London West)
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bertrand
Binet
Bonwick
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brown
Bryden
Byrne
Caccia
Calder
Caplan
Carignan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Coderre
Collenette
Copps
Cotler
Cullen
Cuzner
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Drouin
Duplain
Easter
Eyking
Fontana
Fry
Godfrey
Goodale
Graham
Harb
Harvard
Harvey
Hubbard
Jackson
Jennings
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
Lee
Leung
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Manley
Marcil
Marleau
McCallum
McKay (Scarborough East)
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Nault
Neville
Owen
Pacetti
Paradis
Patry
Peschisolido
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pillitteri
Pratt
Proulx
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Scherrer
Scott
Simard
Speller
St. Denis
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Torsney
Valeri
Vanclief
Wappel
Whelan
Wilfert -- 101

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 6:07 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mrs. Desjarlais (Churchill) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should amend bankruptcy legislation to ensure that wages and pensions owed to employees are the first debts repaid when a bankruptcy occurs. (Private Members' Business M-400)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Bill S-5, An Act respecting a National Acadian Day.


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-9, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, without amendment.

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) — Report of the Canadian Transportation Agency for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canada Transportation Act, S.C. 1996, c. 10, sbs. 42(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-282-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Mr. Mahoney (Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2002-2003 to 2006-2007 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2002-2003 of the Canada Lands Company Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-840-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) — Reports of the Northern Pipeline Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-720-02. (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, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , one concerning war on Iraq (No. 372-1673).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 7:08 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 7:18 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).