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


JOURNALS

No. 138

Friday, October 10, 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 Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) , — That Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be referred forthwith to the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Deputy Speaker laid upon the Table, — Performance Report of the House of Commons Administration for the period from April 2002 to March 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-372-90.


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. 372-1586, 372-1595, 372-1596 and 372-1646 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-34-11;

— Nos. 372-1683, 372-1814, 372-1878, 372-1879, 372-1912 and 372-2036 concerning the National Missile Defence Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-4-02;

— No. 372-1902 concerning a national child care program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-92-01;

— Nos. 372-1905, 372-1911, 372-1914, 372-1915, 372-1918, 372-1919, 372-1924, 372-1925, 372-1928, 372-1929, 372-1933, 372-1936, 372-1937, 372-1941, 372-1945, 372-1949, 372-1951, 372-1968 to 372-1975, 372-1977, 372-1987, 372-1989, 372-1990, 372-1992, 372-1994, 372-1995, 372-1998, 372-2018, 372-2029, 372-2031, 372-2034, 372-2037, 372-2041, 372-2042, 372-2044 to 372-2047, 372-2086 and 372-2093 to 372-2098 concerning marriage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-40-10;

— Nos. 372-1931, 372-1932, 372-1952, 372-1953 and 372-1988 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-13.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Carroll (Barrie—Simcoe—Bradford) presented the Report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association respecting its participation at the meeting of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Development, held in Paris, France, on June 20, 2003, and at the Third Part of the 2003 Ordinary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg, France, from June 23 to 27, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-51-06.


Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Dalphond-Guiral (Laval Centre) presented the Report of the Canadian Section of the Canada-France Inter-Parliamentary Association concerning its participation at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association, held in Paris, Angers and Vannes, France, from July 6 to 15, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-55-02.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Pratt (Nepean—Carleton) , from the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Bill C-50, An Act to amend the statute law in respect of benefits for veterans and the children of deceased veterans, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-139.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 38) was tabled.


Mr. Pratt (Nepean—Carleton) , from the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (motion concerning Bill C-50, An Act to amend the statute law in respect of benefits for veterans and the children of deceased veterans). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-140.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 38) was tabled.


Mr. Maloney (Erie—Lincoln) , from the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (A), 2003-2004 -- Votes 1a, 5a, 10a, 30a and 40a under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-141.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 47) was tabled.


Mr. Regan (Halifax West) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 48th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 92(3), your Committee hereby reports that it has concurred in the report of the Subcommittee on Private Members' Business advising that Bill C-447, An Act to protect the institution of marriage, should be designated non-votable.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 61) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2188) and one concerning the Food and Drugs Act (No. 372-2189);

— by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , one concerning the Canadian Armed Forces (No. 372-2190);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-2191);

— by Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , three concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2192 to 372-2194);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , two concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-2195 and 372-2196).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) , — That Bill C-38, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, be referred forthwith to the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Private Members' Business

At 12:48 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Lill (Dartmouth) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should celebrate and encourage Canada's magnificent and diverse culture by changing the Income Tax Act to exempt creative and interpretive artists from paying income tax on a percentage of income derived from copyright, neighbouring rights, and/or other income derived from the sale of any creative work; (Private Members' Business M-293)

And of the amendment of Ms. Picard (Drummond) , seconded by Mr. Roy (Matapédia—Matane) , — That the motion be amended by replacing the word “Canada's” with the word “a”.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 22, 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. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations Amending the United Nations Liberia Regulations (SOR/2003-1478), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-592-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report on the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Lobbyists Registration Act, S.C. 1995, c. 12, s. 10.6. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-532-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(c), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report on the administration of the Lobbyists Registration Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Lobbyists Registration Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), sbs. 11(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-587-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment

At 1:38 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, October 20, 2003, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).