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


JOURNALS

No. 143

Friday, October 24, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-50, An Act to amend the statute law in respect of benefits for veterans and the children of deceased veterans, as reported by the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs without amendment.

Mr. Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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), Ms. Sgro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 372-1598 concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-44-13;

— Nos. 372-1946 and 372-2048 to 372-2080 concerning abortion. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-68-03.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Owen (Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter from Mr. Stephen Owen (Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)), dated October 24, 2003, concerning Joanne Meyer. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-372-7.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Comuzzi (Thunder Bay—Superior North) , from the Standing Committee on Transport, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (A), 2003-2004 — Votes 10a, 20a, 40a and 45a under TRANSPORT). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-148.

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

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , one concerning gun control (No. 372-2272), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-2273) and three concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-2274 to 372-2276);

— by Ms. Sgro (York West) , fifteen concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2277 to 372-2292);

— by Mr. Myers (Waterloo—Wellington) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2293);

— by Mr. Tirabassi (Niagara Centre) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-2294) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-2295);

— by Mr. Comuzzi (Thunder Bay—Superior North) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2296);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2297);

— by Mrs. Yelich (Blackstrap) , one concerning mad cow disease (No. 372-2298).

Questions on Order Paper

Ms. Sgro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services) presented the answer to question Q-251 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-50, An Act to amend the statute law in respect of benefits for veterans and the children of deceased veterans, be now read a third time and do pass.

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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-338, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing).

Mr. Cadman (Surrey North) , seconded by Mrs. Yelich (Blackstrap) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 92(4), the 48th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Friday, October 10, 2003, was deemed concurred in.

Accordingly, Bill C-447, An Act to protect the institution of marriage, standing in the order of precedence on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Hill (Macleod), was designated non-votable.

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. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report of the Correctional Investigator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20, s. 192. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-72-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Amendments to the Agreement for RCMP policing services made on June 29, 1993, between Canada and the province of Prince Edward Island, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Amendments to the Agreement for RCMP policing services made on April 1, 1995, between Canada and the province of New Brunswick, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Agreement for RCMP policing services made on April 1, 1998, between Canada and the province of Alberta, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Agreement for RCMP policing services made on April 1, 1998, between Canada and the province of Nova Scotia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Agreement for RCMP policing services made on April 1, 1998, between Canada and the territory of Yukon, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Agreement for RCMP policing services made on October 1, 1994, between Canada and the province of Manitoba, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Agreement for RCMP policing services made on April 1, 1998, between Canada and the province of British Columbia, pursuant to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act, R.S. 1985, C. R-10, sbs. 20(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-475-08. (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) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, “Aquatic Invasive Species: Uninvited Guests” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-81), presented to the House on Tuesday, May 27, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-81.

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).