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


JOURNALS

No. 118

Friday, June 13, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at any time the House stands adjourned during June, July, August and September, 2003, the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates has ready a report, when that report is deposited with the Clerk, it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Bill C-42, An Act respecting the protection of the Antarctic Environment.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred, pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 12, 2003, to a Committee of the Whole.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 12, 2003, the Bill was deemed adopted at all stages.

Accordingly, Bill C-42, An Act respecting the protection of the Antarctic Environment, was deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs of Bill C-44, An Act to compensate military members injured during service.

Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) for Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred, pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 12, 2003, to a Committee of the Whole.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 12, 2003, the Bill was deemed adopted at all stages.

Accordingly, Bill C-44, An Act to compensate military members injured during service, was deemed read a second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read a third time and passed.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at any time the House stands adjourned during June, July, August and September, 2003, the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights has ready a report on Bill C-23, An Act respecting the registration of information relating to sex offenders, to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, when that report is deposited with the Clerk, it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-35, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (remuneration of military judges), as reported by the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs without amendment.

Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) for Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Kilgour (Secretary of State (Asia-Pacific)) for Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

Interruption

At 10:53 a.m., by unanimous consent, the sitting was suspended.

At 11:00 a.m., the sitting resumed.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at any time the House stands adjourned during June, July, August and September, 2003, the Standing Committee on Health has ready a report, when that report is deposited with the Clerk, it shall be deemed to have been duly presented to the House.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for New Brunswick with an addendum dated May 29, 2003, which disposes of the objections raised by members of the House of Commons, pursuant to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-3, sbs. 23(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-459-12. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for Manitoba with an addendum dated June 2, 2003, which disposes of the objections raised by members of the House of Commons, pursuant to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-3, sbs. 23(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-459-11. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Tirabassi (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Government On-Line 2003”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-29.


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 response, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petition:

— No. 372-1441 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-22-11.

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. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (natural resources), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Eighth Report of the Committee, “Francophone Television Productions in Minority Environmnents”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-114.

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. 25, 26 and 29) was tabled.


Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Bill C-212, An Act respecting user fees, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-116.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 60 to 64) was tabled.


Mr. Saada (Brossard—La Prairie) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 40th Report of the Committee (code of conduct). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-115.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 5, 6, 8 to 13, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 54 and 55) was tabled.


Ms. Brown (Oakville) , from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee, “Animal-Sourced Insulins: Availability for Diabetics”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-118.

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. 18, 31, 36 and 39) was tabled.


Mr. Alcock (Winnipeg South) , from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Privacy Commissioner). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-117.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 48, 52 and 53) was tabled.

Motions

Pursuant to Standing Order 56.1, Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , moved, — That, when the House adjourns today, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, September 15, 2003 provided that, for the purposes of any Standing Order, it shall be deemed to stand adjourned pursuant to Standing Order 28.

The question was put on the motion and, fewer than 25 Members having risen to object, pursuant to Standing Order 56.1(3), the motion was adopted.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) , seconded by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , Bill C-444, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (weapons trafficking), 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. Szabo (Mississauga South) , seconded by Mr. Telegdi (Kitchener—Waterloo) , Bill C-445, An Act respecting the provision of compensation to public safety officers who lost their lives while on duty, 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 Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1853 and 372-1854), two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1855 and 372-1856) and two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1857 and 372-1858);

— by Mr. McGuire (Egmont) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1859);

— by Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) , one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 372-1860);

— by Mr. Telegdi (Kitchener—Waterloo) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1861), one concerning pornography (No. 372-1862) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1863);

— by Mr. White (North Vancouver) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1864);

— by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , three concerning the Divorce Act (Nos. 372-1865 to 372-1867) and two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1868 and 372-1869);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , one concerning gun control (No. 372-1870);

— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1871), two concerning war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1872 and 372-1873), two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1874 and 372-1875), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1876) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1877);

— by Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , two concerning the National Missile Defence Program (Nos. 372-1878 and 372-1879), two concerning health care services (Nos. 372-1880 and 372-1881), one concerning Canadian citizenship (No. 372-1882) and twelve concerning war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1883 to 372-1894).

Private Members' Business

At 12:42 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for regulations), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.

Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , seconded by Mr. White (North Vancouver) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , seconded by Mr. White (North Vancouver) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.

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 — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on June 4, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-11.

— by the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for April 2, 2003 and May 14, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-12.

— by Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) — Draft regulations concerning: Regulations Amending the Gun Shows Regulations (JUS-601736); Regulations Amending the Storage, Display, Transportation and Handling of Firearms by Individuals Regulations (JUS-601739); Regulations Amending the Firearms Registration Certificates Regulations (JUS-601740); Regulations Amending the Storage, Display and Transportation of Firearms and Other Weapons by Businesses Regulations (JUS-601741); Regulations Repealing the Non-Prohibited Ammunition Transfer Document Regulations (JUS-602139); Regulations Amending the Conditions of Transferring Firearms and other Weapons Regulations (JUS-602140); Regulations Amending the Authorizations to Transport Restricted Firearms and Prohibited Firearms Regulations (JUS-602142); Regulations Amending the Authorizations to Carry Restricted Firearms and Certain Handguns Regulations (JUS-602143); Regulations Amending the Shooting Clubs and Shooting Ranges Regulations (JUS-602145); Regulations Amending the Firearms Licences Regulations (JUS-602241); Regulations Amending the Public Agents Firearms Regulations (JUS-603911); Regulations Amending the Authorization to Export or Import Firearms Regulations (Businesses) (JUS-603925); Regulations Amending the Importation and Exportation of Firearms Regulations (Individuals) (JUS-603926); Firearms Marking Regulations (JUS-604687); and Regulations Amending the Firearms Fees Regulations (JUS-604688), pursuant to the Act respecting firearms and other weapons, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 118(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-492-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Public Complaints Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, c. 8 (2nd supp.), s. 16. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-550-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 2001, c. 41, sbs. 273.63(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-792-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Reports of the Department of National Defence 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. 8561-372-637-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Reports of the Canadian Forces Grievance 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. 8561-372-717-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Report of the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Patent Act, S.C. 1993, c. 2, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-564-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (Canadian Coast Guard — Marine Communications and Traffic Services) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-34), presented to the House on Wednesday, February 5, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-34.

— by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, “The Federal Role in Aquaculture in Canada” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-56), presented to the House on Tuesday, April 8, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-56.

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. Casey (Cumberland—Colchester) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1895) and two concerning the Canada Post Corporation (Nos. 372-1896 and 372-1897).

Adjournment

At 12:54 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, September 15, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today and Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).