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


JOURNALS

No. 128

Friday, September 26, 2003

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates of Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain Acts.

Pursuant to Standing Order 73(1), Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , moved, — That the Bill be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain Acts, was referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) 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 to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

Debate arose thereon.

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. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-1816 to 372-1819 concerning gun control. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-42-08.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2041 and 372-2042);

— by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-2043) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-2044).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , — That Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of debate on the motion for second reading of Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, later this day, the House proceed immediately to the consideration of Private Members' Business and that, at the conclusion of debate on motion M-288, all questions necessary to dispose of the said motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders on Wednesday, October 1, 2003.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , — That Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-37, An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

Private Members' Business

At 12:57 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Marceau (Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier) , seconded by Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , — That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights study the process by which judges are appointed to Courts of Appeal and to the Supreme Court of Canada. (Private Members' Business M-288)

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, October 1, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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 Deputy Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for June 4 and 11, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-13.

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Report of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Information Review Act, S.C. 1987, c. 30, sbs. 45(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-538-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

Adjournment

At 1:33 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).