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


JOURNALS

No. 126

Wednesday, September 24, 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. 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. 372-1644, 372-1702, 372-1715, 372-1755 and 372-1794 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-11;

— Nos. 372-1645, 372-1674 to 372-1681, 372-1774 and 372-1860 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-85-03;

— Nos. 372-1799 to 372-1802 concerning alcoholic beverages. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-65-2;

— No. 372-1846 concerning the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-90-01.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bonin (Nickel Belt) , from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Bill C-19, An Act to provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-127.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 80 to 87) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Bourgeois (Terrebonne—Blainville) , seconded by Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke) , Bill C-451, An Act to prevent psychological harassment in the workplace and to amend the Canada Labour Code, 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. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , five concerning gun control (Nos. 372-2023 to 372-2027);

— by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-2028);

— by Mr. Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2029);

— by Mr. Scott (Fredericton) , one concerning weather services (No. 372-2030);

— by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2031) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-2032);

— by Mr. Peterson (Willowdale) , one concerning Bangladesh (No. 372-2033);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2034);

— by Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-2035);

— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West) , one concerning the National Missile Defence Program (No. 372-2036).

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

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


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-2 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-3 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-4 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-6 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-7 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.


The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-8 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 second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (natural resources).

Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding previous orders, in relation to its study of prescription drugs, a group comprised of five government members, two members of the official opposition and one member from each remaining opposition parties of the Standing Committee on Health be authorized to travel to Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, during the week of September 29, 2003, and to Halifax, Québec and Toronto during the week of October 27, 2003, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) , — That Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (natural resources), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

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-7, An Act to protect heritage lighthouses.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Business of Supply

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Schellenberger (Perth--Middlesex) , seconded by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , — That, in the opinion of the House, the Prime Minister should convene and lead a multi-party delegation including representatives of the industry to Washington at the earliest possible date to discuss with officials of the Congress and the Government of the United States all possible means to fully reopen the U.S. border to shipments of Canadian livestock.

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

(Division No. 221 -- Vote no 221)

YEAS: 98, NAYS: 128

YEAS -- POUR
Ablonczy
Anders
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Asselin
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bailey
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Benoit
Bergeron
Bigras
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brison
Cadman
Cardin
Casey
Casson
Chatters
Clark
Cummins
Dalphond-Guiral
Davies
Day
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Doyle
Duceppe
Duncan
Elley
Epp
Fitzpatrick
Forseth
Gagnon (Québec)
Gallant
Gaudet
Gauthier
Godin
Goldring
Gouk
Grewal
Grey
Guay
Guimond
Harper
Hearn
Herron
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hill (Macleod)
Jaffer
Keddy (South Shore)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Laframboise
Lanctôt
Lill
Loubier
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Marceau
Mark
Martin (Winnipeg Centre)
McDonough
Ménard
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Nystrom
Obhrai
Pallister
Paquette
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Proctor
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
Schellenberger
Schmidt
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
St-Hilaire
Steckle
Stoffer
Strahl
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Toews
Tremblay
Ur
Venne
Wasylycia-Leis
Williams
Yelich -- 98
NAYS -- CONTRE
Alcock
Allard
Assad
Assadourian
Bagnell
Bakopanos
Barnes (London West)
Barrette
Beaumier
Bélair
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bennett
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Bonwick
Boudria
Brown
Bryden
Bulte
Byrne
Calder
Cannis
Caplan
Carignan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Charbonneau
Chrétien
Collenette
Comuzzi
Copps
Cotler
Cullen
Cuzner
DeVillers
Discepola
Dromisky
Duplain
Easter
Eggleton
Eyking
Folco
Fontana
Frulla
Godfrey
Goodale
Grose
Harvard
Harvey
Hubbard
Ianno
Jennings
Jobin
Jordan
Karygiannis
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
Lee
Leung
Lincoln
Longfield
MacAulay
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Manley
Marleau
Matthews
McCallum
McCormick
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
Minna
Mitchell
Myers
Neville
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Pagtakhan
Patry
Peric
Peschisolido
Peterson
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Proulx
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Scott
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Speller
St-Jacques
St. Denis
Stewart
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tonks
Torsney
Valeri
Vanclief
Volpe
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 128
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Bradshaw
Crête
Drouin
Fournier
Girard-Bujold
Lalonde
LeBlanc
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Nault
Plamondon

Private Members' Business

At 6:04 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. Venne (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert) , seconded by Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should immediately suspend application of the Canadian Firearms Programme in order to hold a public inquiry into the reasons for the Programme’s extraordinary cost overruns, and to submit a structured and detailed strategic plan that would have to be approved in advance by this House; (Private Members' Business M-387)

And of the amendment of Mr. Lanctôt (Châteauguay) , seconded by Ms. St-Hilaire (Longueuil) , — That the motion be amended by deleting the word “suspend” and substituting the following:

“study the”.

At 7:04 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

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. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Report of the Cape Breton Growth Fund Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-778-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment

At 7:06 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).