Skip to main content Start of content

House Publications

The Debates are the report—transcribed, edited, and corrected—of what is said in the House. The Journals are the official record of the decisions and other transactions of the House. The Order Paper and Notice Paper contains the listing of all items that may be brought forward on a particular sitting day, and notices for upcoming items.

For an advanced search, use Publication Search tool.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the accessibility of this publication, please contact us at accessible@parl.gc.ca.

Previous day publication Next day publication
PDF

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


JOURNALS

No. 20

Friday, November 1, 2002

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 Chairman of the 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 second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade of 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.

Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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

The Deputy Speaker laid upon the Table, — Performance Report of the House of Commons Administration for the period from April 2001 to March 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-372-1.


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

— Nos. 372-0090, 372-0117 and 372-0121 concerning international trade. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-9-02;

— Nos. 372-0146, 372-0150, 372-0151, 372-0153, 372-0155, 372-0160 and 372-0161 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-05.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Jordan (Leeds—Grenville) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Sixth report of the Committee, which was as follows:

In accordance with its mandate under Standing Order 92(1), your Committee has selected from among the items for which an order of precedence was established on or after Tuesday, October 22, 2002, the following as votable items:

Bill C-206 — Mr. Stoffer (Sackville--Musquodoboit Valley--Eastern Shore)

Bill C-212 — Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North)

Motion M-192 — Ms. Davies (Vancouver East)

Motion M-197 — Mrs. Desjarlais (Churchill)

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 4) was tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 92(2), the Report was deemed adopted.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , Bill C-283, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction of property taxes paid in respect of a principal residence), 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. Epp (Elk Island) , seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , Bill C-284, An Act to amend the Canada Evidence 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Proctor (Palliser) , Bill C-285, An Act to provide for the establishment of national standards for labour market training, apprenticeship and certification, 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. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Proctor (Palliser) , Bill C-286, An Act to prohibit the export of water by interbasin transfers, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) , moved, — That a debate pursuant to Standing Order 53.1 take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, on the subject of the Canadian Coast Guard.

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

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0403);

— by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0404) and one concerning the Employment Insurance program (No. 372-0405);

— by Mr. Bellemare (Ottawa—Orléans) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0406 and 372-0407);

— by Mrs. Kraft Sloan (York North) , one concerning Bangladesh (No. 372-0408) and two concerning pesticides (Nos. 372-0409 and 372-0410);

— by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-0411).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Wilfert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance) presented the answers to questions Q-18 and Q-19 on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That 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, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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 the Deputy Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for June 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-4.

— by Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 7 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-173), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 4, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-173.

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) and Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (request for a government response to the Seventh Report of the Committee) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-176), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 5, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-176.

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Biennial Report of the Cree-Naskapi Commission for the year 2002, pursuant to the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act, S.C. 1984, c. 18, sbs. 171(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-801-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 24th Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapters 2 and 3 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-174), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 4, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-174.

Adjournment

At 12:42 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).