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


JOURNALS

No. 21

Monday, November 4, 2002

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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-215, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (prohibited sexual acts).

Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) , seconded by Mr. Solberg (Medicine Hat) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 96(1), the Order was dropped from the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , moved, — That this House condemn the government for continuing to overstretch our military personnel and call on the government to increase spending more than is currently planned, as the Canadian Forces need more money simply to continue operating in a sustainable way.

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. 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. 2002-1707. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-2-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2002-1740. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-1736, P.C. 2002-1737 and P.C. 2002-1738. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2002-1741. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2002-1733, P.C. 2002-1734 and P.C. 2002-1735. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


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. 372-0164, 372-0176, 372-0184 and 372-0228 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-06;

— No. 372-0226 concerning genetic engineering. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-16-03.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee (designation of Bill C-260 as votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-3.

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

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Phinney (Hamilton Mountain) , seconded by Mr. Comuzzi (Thunder Bay—Superior North) , Bill C-287, An Act to amend the Aeronautics Act (automatic defibrillators), 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. Phinney (Hamilton Mountain) , seconded by Mr. Comuzzi (Thunder Bay—Superior North) , Bill C-288, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (defibrillators in the work place), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-289, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving causing death or injury), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-290, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (order of prohibition), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-291, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (keeping child pornography in a manner that is not reasonably secure from access by others), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-292, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breach of a conditional sentence order), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-293, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code (sentencing judge to determine level of security of incarceration of inmate for first third of sentence), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-294, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (custody of grandchildren), 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. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , seconded by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , Bill C-295, An Act to amend the Criminal code (recruitment of children and swarming), 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. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , seconded by Mrs. Desjarlais (Churchill) , Bill C-296, 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, Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , seconded by Mr. O'Reilly (Haliburton—Victoria—Brock) , moved, — That the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

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 Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning the situation in the Middle East (No. 372-0412);

— by Mr. Mayfield (Cariboo—Chilcotin) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0413 to 372-0416) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0417);

— by Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0418);

— by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0419);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0420).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-20 on the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the Opposition motion, all questions necessary to dispose of the motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) — Report of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Status of the Artist Act, S.C. 1992, c. 33, s. 61. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-399-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Summaries of the Corporate Plans for 2002-03 to 2006-07 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2002-03 of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and its subsidiaries, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-822-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2002-03 to 2006-07 of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-824-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) — Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Public Service Staff Relations Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-35, sbs. 114(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-219-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Dion (Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs) — Report on the accounts and financial transactions of the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board Act, S.C. 1989, c. 3, sbs. 13(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-331-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Mr. Dion (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) — Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-515-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Adjournment

At 6:15 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).