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


JOURNALS

No. 132

Thursday, October 2, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

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) , seconded by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , Bill C-51, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, 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 the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act”.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Alcock (Winnipeg South) , from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain Acts, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-131.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 59 and 60) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. White (Langley—Abbotsford) , seconded by Mr. White (North Vancouver) , Bill C-453, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (failure to stop at scene of accident), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion, all questions necessary to dispose of this motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. White (Langley—Abbotsford) , one concerning sex offenders (No. 372-2102);

— by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , three concerning pornography (Nos. 372-2103 to 372-2105), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-2106) and three concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2107 to 372-2109);

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-2110), one concerning marriage (No. 372-2111), one concerning pornography (No. 372-2112) and two concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-2113 and 372-2114).

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , moved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should initiate immediate discussions with the provinces and territories to provide municipalities with a portion of the federal gas tax.

Debate arose thereon.

Statements by Ministers

By unanimous consent, pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) made a statement.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of debate on motion P-15 later today, all questions necessary to dispose of the said motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, October 8, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

At 5:26 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 7, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 5:27 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Clark (Calgary Centre) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , — That an Order of the House do issue for the production of copies of all reports of the Ethics Counsellor concerning the former Solicitor General. (Private Members' Business P-15)

The debate continued.

At 6:08 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 97(2), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Wednesday, October 8, 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 Ms. Augustine (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)) — Reports of Status of Women Canada 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. 8561-372-675-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, “The Provincial Nominee Program: A Partnership to Attract Immigrants to All Parts of Canada” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-69), presented to the House on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-69.

— by Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Official Languages, “Immigration as a Tool for the Development of Official Language Minority Communities” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-71), presented to the House on Thursday, May 8, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-71.

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Reports of the Department of Transport 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. 8561-372-690-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-649-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Department of Public Works and Government Services 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. 8561-372-630-02. (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, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were filed as follows:

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , five concerning the Employment Insurance program (Nos. 372-2115 to 372-2119).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:09 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:19 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).