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


JOURNALS

No. 144

Monday, October 27, 2003

11:00 a.m.



Prayers

Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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. Rocheleau (Trois-Rivières) , seconded by Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , — That the House acknowledge that Quebec constitutes a nation, and accordingly, as it is not a signatory to the social union framework agreement of 1999, the said nation of Quebec has the right to opt out of any federal initiative encroaching upon Quebec jurisdictions, with full financial compensation. (Private Members' Business M-394)

The debate continued.

At 12:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, October 29, 2003, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

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;

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

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

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. 372-1899, 372-1954, 372-1958, 372-1983, 372-1984, 372-1996, 372-2088, 372-2110 and 372-2146 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-21;

— Nos. 372-1962, 372-1964 to 372-1967, 372-1976, 372-1979, 372-1980 and 372-1985 concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-44-14;

— No. 372-1993 concerning the tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-59-02;

— No. 372-2020 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-22-14.

Motions

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Cannis (Scarborough Centre) , moved, — That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 254 -- Vote no 254)

YEAS: 98, NAYS: 53

YEAS -- POUR
Adams
Alcock
Allard
Anderson (Victoria)
Assad
Assadourian
Augustine
Bagnell
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Bradshaw
Bryden
Byrne
Cannis
Caplan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Collenette
Comuzzi
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Dromisky
Drouin
Duplain
Easter
Efford
Finlay
Frulla
Fry
Godfrey
Goodale
Graham
Harvard
Harvey
Hubbard
Jackson
Jennings
Jobin
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
LeBlanc
Lee
Longfield
MacAulay
Macklin
Marcil
Matthews
McCallum
McCormick
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
Owen
Pagtakhan
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Proulx
Redman
Regan
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Speller
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Szabo
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tonks
Vanclief
Wood -- 98
NAYS -- CONTRE
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bailey
Benoit
Bourgeois
Burton
Cardin
Chatters
Clark
Crête
Day
Desrochers
Epp
Fitzpatrick
Forseth
Fournier
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gagnon (Québec)
Gauthier
Godin
Goldring
Gouk
Guimond
Hearn
Herron
Hill (Macleod)
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Jaffer
Johnston
Keddy (South Shore)
Marceau
Mark
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Masse
Mayfield
McDonough
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Penson
Picard (Drummond)
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Rocheleau
Roy
Schellenberger
Schmidt
Skelton
Spencer
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tremblay
Williams
Yelich -- 53

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;

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

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made Tuesday, October 21, 2003, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, October 28, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for 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.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-45, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal liability of organizations), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) for Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport)) , moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) for Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights with amendments.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport)) , moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

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. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report on the receipts and disbursements of the Office of the Auditor General and the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-17, sbs. 21(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-100-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Actuarial Report (including Certification of Assets) on the Public Service Death Benefit Account as at March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Public Service Superannuation Act, S.C. 1992, c. 46, s. 28. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-222-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:49 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).