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


JOURNALS

No. 148

Friday, October 31, 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 Order was read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) for Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts, be now read a second time and concurred in.

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. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Report to Parliament on Actions Arising from the Auditor General's Report on the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-372-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 372-1986 concerning sex offenders. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-69-04;

— Nos. 372-2115 to 372-2119 concerning the Employment Insurance program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-29-10.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, “Access to Health Care for the Official Language Minority Communities: Legal Bases, Current Initiatives and Future Prospects”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-159.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 23, 24, 28, 30, 31, 32 and 34 to 39) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , one concerning mad cow disease (No. 372-2355), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-2356) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-2357);

— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2358);

— by Mr. Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2359);

— by Ms. Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2360 and 372-2361).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the answer to question Q-254 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Knutson (Secretary of State (Central and Eastern Europe and Middle East)) , — That Bill C-54, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act and the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Regulations, 1999, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, by unanimous consent, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 1:12 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes), as reported by the Standing Committee on Health with amendments.

Mr. McKay (Scarborough East) , seconded by Mr. Macklin (Northumberland) , 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. McKay (Scarborough East) , seconded by Mr. Macklin (Northumberland) , 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.

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. Mahoney (Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)) — Summary of the Amendment to the 2003 Capital Budget for Loans and Investments of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-811-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Mahoney (Secretary of State (Selected Crown Corporations)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2002-2003 to 2003-2004 of the Queens Quay West Land Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-838-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 18th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 4 of the September 2002 Status Report of the Auditor General of Canada — National Defence: NATO Flying Training in Canada) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-97), presented to the House on Friday, June 6, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-97.

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Report on the administration of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-17, ss. 57 and 72. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-92-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Health, “Strengthening the Canadian Strategy on HIV/AIDS” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-90), presented to the House on Thursday, June 5, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-90.

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 16th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 1 of the September 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Human Resources Development Canada: The Integrity of the Social Insurance Number) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-95), presented to the House on Friday, June 6, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-95.

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Dairy Commission, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended July 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-90-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment

At 1:44 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).