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


JOURNALS

No. 25

Friday, November 8, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of 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, as reported by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade with amendments.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(11), Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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, — Report of Technology Partnerships Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-203-01.


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. 372-0025 and 372-0037 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-07;

— Nos. 372-0333, 372-0337, 372-0350, 372-0356, 372-0359, 372-0360, 372-0361 and 372-0362 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-09.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cadman (Surrey North) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , Bill C-464, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol content), 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. Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean) , seconded by Mr. Regan (Halifax West) , Bill C-300, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts, 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-441, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, reported without amendment, concurred in at report stage and read the third time and passed.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , Bill C-301, An Act to amend the Telecommunications Act (restrictions on telemarketing), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0476);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0477).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That 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, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) , seconded by Ms. Augustine (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)) , — That Bill C-18, An Act respecting Canadian citizenship, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

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 Citizenship and Immigration.

Private Members' Business

At 12:36 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Clark (Calgary Centre) , seconded by Mr. Herron (Fundy—Royal) , moved, — That a Special Joint Committee of the Senate and the House of Commons be appointed to examine and analyze the regional, sectoral, consumer, environmental and provincial impacts for meeting Kyoto targets as set out by the Prime Minister in 1997; invite the provinces and territories to provide their estimates of impacts and effects of the ratification or non-ratification of Kyoto on their economies; consider the effect on Canada of the ratification or non-ratification of the Protocol by the United States; determine if specific adjustment programs would be required to help Canadian provinces, regions, individuals and businesses adjust if the Kyoto Protocol is ratified; commission and receive a comprehensive and independent legal opinion on the constitutionality of ratifying the Kyoto Protocol without provincial agreement; and provide recommendations whether Canada should ratify the Protocol;

That seven Members of the Senate and sixteen Members of the House of Commons be members of the Committee with two Joint Chairpersons, to be named at a later date;

That changes in the membership, on the part of the House of Commons of the Committee, be effective immediately after a notification signed by the member acting as the chief Whip of any recognized party has been filed with the clerk of the Committee;

That no change in membership be permitted without the consent of the Member or Senator being replaced;

That the Committee be directed to consult broadly, examine relevant research studies and literature and review measures being used or developed in other jurisdictions;

That the Committee have the power to sit during sittings and adjournments of the Senate;

That the Committee have the power to report from time to time, to send for persons, papers and records, and to print such papers and evidence as may be ordered by the Committee;

That the Committee have the power to retain the services of expert, professional, technical and clerical staff, including legal counsel;

That a quorum of the Committee be twelve members whenever a vote, resolution or other decision is taken, so long as both Houses are represented, and that the Joint Chairpersons be authorized to hold meetings, to receive evidence and authorize the printing thereof, whenever six members are present, so long as both Houses are represented;

That the Committee be empowered to appoint, from among its members, such sub-committees as may be deemed advisable, and to delegate to such sub-committees, all or any of its power, except the power to report to the Senate and House of Commons;

That the Committee be empowered to adjourn from place to place within and outside Canada;

That the Committee be empowered to authorize television and radio broadcasting of any or all of its proceedings;

That the Committee be empowered to webcast its meetings;

That the Committee operate an interactive website to enable full participation of all Canadians;

That the Committee Reporting Service provide the same overnight service for transcripts as is provided for the House of Commons Hansard;

That the Committee present its final report no later than November 30, 2002 ; and

That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint that House accordingly. (Private Members' Business M-82)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , seconded by Mr. Hill (Macleod) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “November 30, 2002” with the words “March 28, 2003”.

Debate arose thereon.

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

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) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, “Promoting Equality in the Federal Jurisdiction: Review of the Employment Equity Act” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-188), presented to the House on Friday, June 14, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-188.

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Transport (commercial vehicles hours of service) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-191), presented to the House on Monday, June 17, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-191.

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report of the Correctional Investigator for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, S.C. 1992, c. 20, s. 192. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-371-72-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, “Building on Success” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-187), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-187.

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, “Canada's Innovation Strategy: Peer Review and the Allocation of Federal Research Funds” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-185), presented to the House on Wednesday, June 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-185.

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Commissioner of Competition for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Competition Act, R.S. 1985, c. 19, (2nd Supp.), s. 127. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-352-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-21, s. 18. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-500-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Reports of Statistics 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. 8561-372-655-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2003-07 of the Business Development Bank of Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-833-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, “Foreign Overfishing — Its Impacts and Solutions: Conservation on the Nose and Tail of the Grand Bank and the Flemish Cap” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-180), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 11, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-180.

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food (the future role of the government in agriculture) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-179), presented to the House on Tuesday, June 11, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-179.

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. Keyes (Hamilton West) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0478 and 372-0479);

— by Mr. Godfrey (Don Valley West) , one concerning Bangladesh (No. 372-0480);

— by Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) , five concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0481 to 372-0485) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0486).

Adjournment

At 1:40 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday, November 18, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).