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


JOURNALS

No. 23

Wednesday, November 6, 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.

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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-0095 and 372-0105 concerning federal government contracts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-12-02;

— Nos. 372-0276, 372-0277, 372-0293, 372-0304, 372-0305, 372-0307, 372-0323 and 372-0330 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-08.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) made a statement.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) , from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-14, An Act providing for controls on the export, import or transit across Canada of rough diamonds and for a certification scheme for their export in order to meet Canada's obligations under the Kimberley Process, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-4.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 4 and 7) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , seconded by Mr. White (North Vancouver) , Bill C-298, An Act to provide that persons who commit a sexual offence involving a child serve the entire sentence imposed without early release or parole and be found to be child predators, and to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and 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. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , seconded by Mr. Proctor (Palliser) , Bill C-299, An Act to amend the Canadian International Trade Tribunal 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. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , moved, — That the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, be concurred in without debate.

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


By unanimous consent, Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , moved, — That the membership of the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs be modified as follows:

Greg Thompson for André Bachand.

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


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Private Members’ Business motion M-231, standing in the order of precedence on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , be withdrawn.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0445);

— by Mrs. Ur (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0446) and one concerning gasoline additives (No. 372-0447);

— by Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands) , two concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (Nos. 372-0448 and 372-0449);

— by Mr. Bonin (Nickel Belt) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0450 to 372-0453);

— by Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0454);

— by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-0455);

— by Mr. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0456);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0457);

— by Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0458), one concerning transportation (No. 372-0459) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0460);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0461);

— by Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0462 and 372-0463) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0464).

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-3 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-1 — Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) — With regard to the Social Services Minokin in Val-d'Or, can the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs or any other department indicate, for each year from 1997 to 2002 inclusively, the amount of the funds, grants and/or contributions awarded for the delivery of programs and services to the members of the Abitibiwinni (Pikogan), Lac Simon and Kitcisakik communities, and specifically: (a) how much was the administrative budget in each year; (b) how much of those funds were earmarked for travel outside Quebec and Canada; and (c) what were the terms and conditions of these agreements, for each year? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-1.


Q-5 — Mr. Williams (St. Albert) — With regard to the Court Challenges Program operated by the government: (a) which individuals, groups and/or organizations received funding under the program in fiscal years 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002; (b) how many individuals or Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) work in the Department of Canadian Heritage or any other department on the program; (c) how much is spent each year by the government on the administration of the program; (d) who (name, city or town of residence and company or organization each individual is affiliated with) currently determines who receives funding under the program; (e) which individuals or which company is currently conducting the review of the Court Challenges Program; (f) how much has been budgeted for the review; and (g) how much has been spent on the review? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-5.

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, all Canadians are to be treated equally and fairly, and since Prairie wheat and barley producers are discriminated against solely because of their location and occupation, this House call on the government to take immediate action to end this discrimination and give Prairie farmers the same marketing choices that are available in the rest of Canada.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, when the House is in Committe of the Whole later this day in order to deal with Government Business No. 6, no quorum calls, requests for unanimous consent or dilatory motions shall be entertained by the Speaker after 9:00 p.m.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:55 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(19), the proceedings expired.

Private Members' Business

At 5:55 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , seconded by Mr. Mayfield (Cariboo—Chilcotin) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, appointees and potential appointees to the positions of Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada should receive parliamentary scrutiny, and that Standing Orders 110 and 111 of the House of Commons should be amended to include such appointees and potential appointees. (Private Members' Business M-79)

Debate arose thereon.

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

Government Orders

At 6:55 p.m., pursuant to Order made Friday, November 1, 2002, under the provisions of Standing Order 53.1, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the following motion, — That this Committee take note of the Canadian Coast Guard. (Government Business No. 6)

At 10:55 p.m., the Committee rose.

Adjournment

At 10:56 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).