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


JOURNALS

No. 2

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 372-0001);

— by Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , six concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0002 to 372-0007) and two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0008 and 372-0009);

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0010).

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre), — That the following Address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

The debate continued.

Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“And this House regrets to inform Your Excellency that, once again Your advisers have recycled an empty vision, have resorted to grandiose rhetoric and intend to implement expensive programs at a time when Canadians are looking for practical solutions to the challenges we face, including lower taxes and debt, reducing government waste, promoting economic growth and jobs, reforming health care, protecting our sovereignty and strengthening the family.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) , seconded by Mr. Brien (Témiscamingue) , moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding between the words “programs” and “at” the following:

“notwithstanding the jurisdictions of Quebec and the other provinces ”.

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.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) , in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

And of the amendment of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) ;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) , seconded by Mr. Brien (Témiscamingue) .

The debate continued.

Government Orders

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Order made Monday, September 30, 2002, Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) for Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , moved, — That this House take note of the international situation concerning Iraq. (Government Business No. 1)

Debate arose thereon.

At midnight, pursuant to Order made Monday, September 30, 2002, the debate on the motion was adjourned.

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. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Reports of Parks 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. 8561-372-616-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of operations under the Export and Import Permits Act for the year 2001, pursuant to the Export and Import Permits Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-19, s. 27. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-137-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations amending the United Nations Suppression of Terrorism Regulations (SOR/2002-324 and SOR/2002-325), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-592-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) — Report of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for the year 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-781-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) — Reports of the Northern Pipeline Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-720-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, “A Plan to Modernize Canada's Competition Regime” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-144), presented to the House on Tuesday, April 23, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-144.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0011).

Adjournment

At midnight, the Speaker adjourned the House until later today at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).