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


JOURNALS

No. 14

Thursday, October 24, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mrs. Redman (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment) laid upon the Table, — Document relating to the Kyoto Agreement entitled “Achieving our Commitments Together: Climate Change Draft Plan — Overview”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-4.


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. 371-0760, 371-0762, 371-0769 and 371-0800 concerning federal government contracts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-12-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge) , seconded by Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , Bill C-249, An Act to amend the Competition Act, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the Bill (previously Bill C-248, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , Bill C-250, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda), was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the Bill (previously Bill C-415, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McTeague (Pickering—Ajax—Uxbridge) , seconded by Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , Bill C-251, An Act to amend the Patent Act (patented medicines), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , Bill C-252, An Act to amend 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.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , Bill C-253, An Act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act (unpaid wages to rank first in priority in distribution), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , Bill C-254, An Act to amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , seconded by Mr. Maloney (Erie—Lincoln) , moved, — That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, October 21, 2002, be concurred in.

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


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the Prime Minister should take advantage of his upcoming meeting with President Jiang Zemin of China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference to privately raise the issue of the continued imprisonment in China of thirteen Falun Gong practitioners who have close family ties to Canada, and to emphasize that Canadians would be more willing to strengthen existing ties between Canada and China if these individuals (namely, Lizhi He; Xiuzhen Lu; Tianxiong Peng; Zhanzhong Wu; Xiuchao Huang; Bo Qiu; Yueli Yang; Yangtao Jin; Jiangang Huang; Guangshou Huang; Mingli Lin; Zhou Zheng; and Changzheng Sun) were re-united with their families in Canada.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0248 to 372-0251);

— by Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0252), one concerning pornography (No. 372-0253) and one concerning Canadian embassies (No. 372-0254);

— by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0255 and 372-0256);

— by Mr. Guimond (Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans) , one concerning federal government contracts (No. 372-0257);

— by Ms. Bulte (Parkdale—High Park) , one concerning horse meat (No. 372-0258);

— by Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin) , twelve concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0259 to 372-0270);

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0271) and one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 372-0272);

— by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) , three concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0273 to 372-0275) and two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0276 and 372-0277);

— by Mr. Chatters (Athabasca) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0278 to 372-0281);

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning the electoral system (No. 372-0282);

— by Mr. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0283 to 372-0286);

— by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0287);

— by Mr. Elley (Nanaimo—Cowichan) , five concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0288 to 372-0292);

— by Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0293);

— by Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0294);

— by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0295 to 372-0298);

— by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , five concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0299 to 372-0303);

— by Mrs. Yelich (Blackstrap) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0304 and 372-0305);

— by Mrs. Ablonczy (Calgary—Nose Hill) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0306);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , one concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0307) and 14 concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0308 to 372-0321);

— by Mr. Hilstrom (Selkirk—Interlake) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0322).

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , moved, — That, before the Kyoto Protocol is ratified by the House, there should be an implementation plan that Canadians understand, that sets out the benefits, how the targets are to be reached and its costs.

Debate arose thereon.

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 the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , 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. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker ruled that Bill C-252, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, was improperly before the House and declared the first reading proceedings null and void.

Accordingly, the Order for the second reading of the Bill was discharged and the item was dropped from the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, October 29, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Reports of the Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, 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. 8561-372-554-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Annual Report of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year 2001, pursuant to the Budget Implementation Act, S.C. 1998, c. 21, sbs. 38(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-196-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Public Accounts of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, as follows: (1) Volume I — Summary Report and Financial Statements, (2) Volume II, Part I — Details of Expenditures and Revenues, (3) Volume II, Part II — Additional Information and Analyses, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 64(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-214-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:16 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), 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 6:26 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).