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


JOURNALS

No. 18

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

2:00 p.m.



Prayers

National Anthem

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.

board of internal economy

The Speaker informed the House that, pursuant to the Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act, S.C. 1997, c. 32, Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) has been appointed a member of the Board of Internal Economy to replace Mr. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) .

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) laid upon the Table, — Report on the operation of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the year 2002, pursuant to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27, sbs. 94(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-800-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)


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:

— No. 371-0840 concerning Greece. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-20-01.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) for Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Ms. Augustine (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)) , Bill C-16, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety”.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Third Report of the Committee (review of the radio and television broadcasting of committees). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-1.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 and 3) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Private Members' Business). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-2.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 and 3) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes in the membership of Standing Committees:

Finance

Shawn Murphy for Joe McGuire

National Defence and Veterans Affairs

Joe McGuire for Shawn Murphy

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of standing joint committees:

Official Languages

Raymond Simard for John Godfrey
Massimo Pacetti for Bernard Patry

The Committee further recommends that where a Member’s name is added to the list of members of a committee by this report and the Member’s name was on the list of associate members of that committee, the Member’s name be struck from the list of associate members.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-272, An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act (appointment of judges), 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-273, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code (truth in sentencing), 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-274, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving), 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-275, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-276, An Act to amend the Criminal Code to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person's religion or belief that human life is inviolable, 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 Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , Bill C-277, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (taking samples of bodily substances), 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 Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , Bill C-278, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous offender), 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 Mr. Goldring (Edmonton Centre-East) , Bill C-279, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for those charged with violent offences), 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 Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , Bill C-280, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (selling wildlife), 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-292, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was added to the bottom of the list of items in the order of precedence on the Order Paper and designated a votable item.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0363);

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , nine concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0364 to 372-0372) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0373);

— by Mr. White (North Vancouver) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0374) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0375);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , five concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0376 to 372-0380);

— by Ms. Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0381), one concerning pesticides (No. 372-0382), one concerning tobacco (No. 372-0383) and one concerning China (No. 372-0384);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seven concerning unborn children (Nos. 372-0385 to 372-0391) and two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0392 and 372-0393).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , — That this House take note of the on-going public discussion of the future of the Canadian health care system. (Government Business No. 4)

The debate continued.

messages from the senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed the following Bill to which the concurrence of the House is desired:

Bill S-2, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Kuwait, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Moldova, Norway, Belgium and Italy for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion and to amend the enacted text of three tax treaties.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) . (Government Business No. 4)

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-16, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, be deemed not to have been introduced, read a first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for consideration at the second reading stage and that the notice for introduction thereof be reinstated on the Order Paper under the rubric “Introduction of Government Bills”.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) . (Government Business No. 4)

The debate continued.

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. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Reports of the Canada Lands Company Limited 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. 8561-372-866-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Shepherd (Durham) , seven concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0394 to 372-0400).

Adjournment

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