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


JOURNALS

No. 15

Friday, October 25, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology of Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Lobbyists Registration Act.

Pursuant to Standing Order 73(1), Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) , seconded by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) , moved, — That the Bill be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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), Mr. Szabo (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. 371-0591 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-01;

— Nos. 371-0694, 371-0827, 371-0828, 371-0848, 371-0864 and 371-0884 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-01;

— Nos. 371-0793 and 371-0863 concerning pesticides. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-15-01;

— No. 371-0841 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-16-01;

— No. 371-0847 concerning the situation in Colombia. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-17-01;

— No. 371-0879 concerning Tibet. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-18-01;

— No. 371-0880 concerning Bangladesh. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-19-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , seconded by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , Bill C-255, An Act respecting the commercialization of VIA Rail Canada Inc., 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. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , seconded by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (conditions for contributions), 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. Thompson (Wild Rose) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , Bill C-257, An Act to establish a First Nations Ombudsman and a First Nations Auditor to assist with administrative and financial problems, 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. Thompson (Wild Rose) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , Bill C-258, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (arrest without warrant), 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. Thompson (Wild Rose) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , Bill C-259, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, 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. McKay (Scarborough East) , seconded by Mrs. Longfield (Whitby—Ajax) , Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes), was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the Order for second reading of the Bill (previously Bill C-236, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was added to the bottom of the list of items in the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

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 stem cell research (No. 372-0323), one concerning pornography (No. 372-0324) and one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-0325);

— by Mr. Harris (Prince George—Bulkley Valley) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0326 to 372-0329);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0330);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning alcoholic beverages (No. 372-0331), one concerning marriage (No. 372-0332) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0333);

— by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0334).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) , seconded by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) , — That Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Lobbyists Registration Act, be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

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 Security Intelligence Review Committee for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-23, s. 53. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-31-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Reports of the Ministry of the Solicitor General 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. 8561-372-663-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs (Facing Our Responsibilities: The state of readiness of the Canadian Forces) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-167), presented to the House on Thursday, May 30, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-167.

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Reports of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development 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. 8561-372-648-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Act, R.S. 1985, c. S-12, sbs. 20(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-36-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the National Research Council Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-15, s. 17. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-192-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report on the Lobbyists' Code of Conduct for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Lobbyists Registration Act, S.C. 1995, c. 12 , s. 10.6. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-532-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report on the administration of the Lobbyists Registration Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Lobbyists Registration Act, R.S. 1985, c. 44 (4th Supp.), sbs. 11(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-587-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Reports of the Business Development Bank of Canada 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. 8561-372-686-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 1:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).