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


JOURNALS

No. 149

Monday, November 3, 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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-436, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (sponsorship of relative).

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of 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) , — 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.

The debate continued.

The attention of the Speaker was drawn to the lack of a quorum and, fewer than 20 Members having been counted, pursuant to Standing Order 29(3), the bells were rung to call in the Members.

After one minute, a quorum was found.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of 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) , — 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.

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, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2003-1616 and P.C. 2003-1617. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-2-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2003-1593. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-21. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2003-1588, P.C. 2003-1589 and P.C. 2003-1590. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2003-1598. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-9-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— P.C. 2003-1572, P.C. 2003-1595, P.C. 2003-1596 and P.C. 2003-1597. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2003-1591. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-20. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2003-1601, P.C. 2003-1602, P.C. 2003-1603, P.C. 2003-1604, P.C. 2003-1605 and P.C. 2003-1615. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-16-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2003-1600. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2003-1573, P.C. 2003-1574, P.C. 2003-1575, P.C. 2003-1576, P.C. 2003-1577, P.C. 2003-1578, P.C. 2003-1579, P.C. 2003-1580, P.C. 2003-1581, P.C. 2003-1582, P.C. 2003-1583, P.C. 2003-1584, P.C. 2003-1585, P.C. 2003-1586, P.C. 2003-1587 and P.C. 2003-1618. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-18. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— P.C. 2003-1592. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-24-17. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)


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. 372-2197, 372-2217 to 372-2219 and 372-2222 concerning the Food and Drugs Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-85-08;

— Nos. 372-2213, 372-2254, 372-2255 and 372-2273 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-45;

— No. 372-2214 concerning alcoholic beverages. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-65-03.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , Bill C-463, 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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the supplementary opinions of the Bloc Québécois and the New Democratic Party be appended to the 52nd Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House on Thursday, October 30, 2003.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2362 and 372-2363) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-2364);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2365);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2366) and one concerning the National Missile Defence Program (No. 372-2367);

— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , three concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2368 to 372-2370);

— by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-2371) and one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-2372);

— by Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , twelve concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2373 to 372-2384);

— by Mr. Myers (Waterloo—Wellington) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2385 and 372-2386);

— by Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2387);

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2388);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-2389);

— by Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , three concerning marriage (Nos. 372-2390 to 372-2392);

— by Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , one concerning the National Missile Defence Program (No. 372-2393) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-2394).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (capital markets fraud and evidence-gathering), as reported by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights without amendment.

Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport)) , 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. 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.

Notice of Motion

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) gave notice of the intention to move a motion at the next sitting of the House, pursuant to Standing Order 78(3), for the purpose of allotting a specified number of days or hours for the consideration and disposal of the consideration of Senate amendments stage of 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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Physical Activity and Sport)) , — That Bill C-46, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (capital markets fraud and evidence-gathering), be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 19th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 8 of the December 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Public Works and Government Services Canada: Acquisition of Office Space) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-98), presented to the House on Friday, June 6, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-98.

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 6:56 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).