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


JOURNALS

No. 133

Friday, October 3, 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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) , — That Bill C-13, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , moved, — That this question be now put.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice of the House, all questions necessary to dispose of any motions in amendment at report stage, the motion for concurrence at report stage and second reading, and the motion for third reading and passage of Bill C-41, An Act to amend certain Acts, be deemed put and agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage with an amendment and read the second time and was read the third time and passed.

Ways and Means

Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) laid upon the Table, — Notice of a Ways and Means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 8) — Sessional Paper No. 8570-372-12.

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of this Ways and Means motion.

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Barnes (London West) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Bill C-48, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (natural resources), without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-132.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 73 to 75) was tabled.


Mr. Lincoln (Lac-Saint-Louis) , from the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (extension of time allotted). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-133.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 48) was tabled.

Motions

Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , seconded by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , moved, — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Friday, June 13, 2003, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of debate on motion M-399 later today, all questions necessary to dispose of the said 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.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , seconded by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Friday, June 13, 2003, be concurred in.

The debate continued.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , seconded by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented on Friday, June 13, 2003, be concurred in.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Masse (Windsor West) , seconded by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—St. Clair) , — That this House call upon the government to take the necessary measures, including the drafting of legislation, to prevent medical conditions and illnesses caused by exposure to identifiable environmental contaminants. (Private Members' Business M-399)

The debate continued.

Mr. Gagnon (Champlain) , seconded by Mr. Sauvageau (Repentigny) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding after the words “necessary measures,” the following:

“within its sphere of competence,”.

Debate arose thereon.

At 2:18 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Deputy Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was put on the amendment and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 7, 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. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) — Reports of the Canada Industrial Relations 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. 8561-372-733-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Byrne (Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)) — Five-year Report of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency from 1998 to 2003, pursuant to the Miscellaneous Statute Law Amendment, 1991, S.C. 1992, c. 1, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-204-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of Telefilm Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canadian Film Development Corporation Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-16, sbs. 23(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-91-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 35(2), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Capital Commission, 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. 8560-372-181-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Public Service Commission of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Public Service Employment Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-33, sbs. 47(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-216-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation Act, S.C. 1991, c. 8, sbs. 26(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-285-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Gallery of Canada and its affiliate the Canadian Museum of Contemprary Photography, 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. 8560-372-468-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Canada Science and Technology Museum 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. 8560-372-472-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the National Film 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. 8561-372-394-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Canadian Museum of Nature 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. 8561-372-478-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the National Gallery of 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. 8561-372-479-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of 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. 8561-372-562-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 35(2), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the National Battlefields Commission 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. 8561-372-563-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation 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. 8561-372-588-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation 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. 8561-372-590-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Public Service Commission of 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. 8561-372-659-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review 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. 8561-372-664-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) 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. 8561-372-666-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the National Archives of 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. 8561-372-667-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of Telefilm 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. 8561-372-668-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 35(2), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Arts Centre for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-670-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the National Capital Commission 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. 8561-372-683-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the Canada Council for the Arts 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. 8561-372-711-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of the National Library of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information and Privacy Acts, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs.72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-729-02. (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 on the Witness Protection Program by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Witness Protection Program Act, S.C. 1996, c. 15, s. 16. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-7-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Reports of the Ministry of the Solicitor General 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. 8561-372-663-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Summary of the Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement entered into force on November 1, 2002, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, sbs. 5(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-175-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the International Development Research Centre, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the International Development Research Centre Act, R. S. 1985, c. I-19, sbs. 22(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-365-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on Canada's activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-559-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. 54, (4th Supp.), sbs. 31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-593-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on the implementation of the Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, and the enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, pursuant to the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act, S.C. 1998, c. 34, s. 12. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-736-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Reports of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development 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. 8561-372-619-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Reports of the International Development Research Centre 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. 8561-372-701-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Reports of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 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. 8561-372-648-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Reports of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans 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. 8561-372-671-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 2:18 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).