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


JOURNALS

No. 26

Monday, November 18, 2002

11:00 a.m.



Prayers

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Order of November 7, 2002, appointing the evenings of November 19 and 20, 2002 for the consideration of a take note debate, be discharged and that Government Business No. 7 be withdrawn.

Private Members' Business

At 11:13 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , moved, — That a special committee of the House be appointed to review the solicitation laws in order to improve the safety of sex-trade workers and communities overall, and to recommend changes that will reduce the exploitation of and violence against sex-trade workers. (Private Members' Business M-192)

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)) , — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

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. 2002-1846. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-1-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2002-1774 and P.C. 2002-1775. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-2-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2002-1761, P.C. 2002-1762 and P.C. 2002-1835. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2002-1757, P.C. 2002-1840, P.C. 2002-1844 and P.C. 2002-1845. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2002-1772 and P.C. 2002-1773. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-10-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2002-1763, P.C. 2002-1764, P.C. 2002-1850, P.C. 2002-1851, P.C. 2002-1852 and P.C. 2002-1873. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-1766, P.C. 2002-1767, P.C. 2002-1768 and P.C. 2002-1769. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2002-1847, P.C. 2002-1848 and P.C. 2002-1849. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-13-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2002-1754, P.C. 2002-1841, P.C. 2002-1842 and P.C. 2002-1843. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— P.C. 2002-1758, P.C. 2002-1759 and P.C. 2002-1760. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-24-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport).


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. 372-0002 to 372-0007, 372-0010, 372-0011, 372-0016, 372-0019, 372-0020, 372-0026 to 372-0029, 372-0032 to 372-0035, 372-0041 to 372-0043, 372-0048 to 372-0050, 372-0054, 372-0061, 372-0062, 372-0065, 372-0069, 372-0071 to 372-0074, 372-0076, 372-0077, 372-0081, 372-0082, 372-0084, 372-0091 to 372-0093, 372-0096 to 372-0101, 372-0103, 372-0109, 372-0111, 372-0115, 372-0116, 372-0118 to 372-0120, 372-0124, 372-0128, 372-0130 to 372-0132, 372-0134, 372-0137 to 372-0144, 372-0148, 372-0149, 372-0152, 372-0154, 372-0156 to 372-0159, 372-0163, 372-0167 to 372-0173, 372-0175, 372-0177 to 372-0183 and 372-0185 to 372-0198 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-01;

— Nos. 372-0021 and 372-0022 concerning cruelty to animals. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-28-01;

— No. 372-0053 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-03;

— Nos. 372-0064 and 372-0110 concerning gasoline additives. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-26-01;

— No. 372-0079 concerning the Divorce Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-27-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , seconded by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , Bill C-302, An Act to amend the Access to Information Act (Crown corporations and Canadian Wheat Board), 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. Crête (Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques) , seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond) , Bill C-303, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (travel expenses for a motor vehicle used by a forestry worker), 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. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , seconded by Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , Bill C-331, An Act to recognize the injustice that was done to persons of Ukrainian descent and other Europeans who were interned at the time of the First World War and to provide for public commemoration and for restitution which is to be devoted to education and the promotion of tolerance, 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. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , seconded by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , Bill C-304, An Act to ensure coordination in the delivery of programs by governments in the case of agricultural losses or disasters, 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. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Assadourian (Brampton Centre) , Bill C-305, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (health club membership fees), 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 Mr. Wappel (Scarborough Southwest) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0487 and 372-0488), one concerning Bangladesh (No. 372-0489) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-0490);

— by Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0491);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0492) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0493);

— by Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0494);

— by Mr. Pickard (Chatham—Kent Essex) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0495) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0496);

— by Mr. Mayfield (Cariboo—Chilcotin) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0497);

— by Mr. Jackson (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) , one concerning the Divorce Act (No. 372-0498);

— by Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) ,

— by Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , 19 concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0499 to 372-0517);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0518), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-0519) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-0520);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0521);

— by Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0522);

— by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0523) and one concerning health care services (No. 372-0524).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-4, Q-7, Q-10, Q-12, Q-13, Q-16, Q-22 and Q-23 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-6 — Mr. Williams (St. Albert) — With regard to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) from 1998 to the present: (a) by fiscal year, how many loans, grants, and/or contributions has ACOA made in Prince Edward Island; (b) in which city, town, village and federal riding was each loan, grant, and/or contribution made; (c) who was the recipient of each loan, grant and/or contribution; (d) what was the dollar amount of each loan, grant and/or contribution; (e) in a brief narrative description, what was each loan, grant and/or contribution for; (f) when was the loan, grant and/or contribution approved; (g) when was the loan, grant and/or contribution made; (h) who at ACOA approved the loan, grant and/or contribution; (i) was the final recipient of each loan, grant and/or contribution a legitimate recipient within the rules of ACOA; and (j) did the final recipient of each loan, grant and/or contribution use the funds in any way to finance construction or development on property or projects owned or managed by a government department, government agency or Crown Corporation? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-6.


Q-8 — Mr. Williams (St. Albert) — With regard to the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) from 1998 to the present: (a) how many offices of any size did ACOA operate; (b) in what city, town or village and what province were these offices located in; (c) on what date was each office established; (d) for each fiscal year, how many staff worked in each office; (e) what were/are the names and titles of each staff member in each office; (f) how many physical moves of offices were made; and (g) when did these moves take place? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-8.


Q-11 — Mr. Clark (Calgary Centre) — With regard to the amount of government funds expended to assist communities with homeless problems: (a) what is the total amount expended since 1999; (b) which communities have received funds; (c) what year did they receive funds and what was the amount; (d) how many new shelters have been constructed; (e) where were these shelters constructed; and (f) how many new beds have become available to shelter homeless Canadians? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-11.


Q-14 — Mr. Lanctôt (Châteauguay) — For the last fiscal year, what amounts were allocated by the various federal departments and agencies to the following service categories: a) communication studies (T000); b) market study and opinion poll services (T001); c) communication services, including exhibitions (T002); d) advertising services (T003); e) public relations services (T004)? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-14.


Q-15 — Mr. Lanctôt (Châteauguay) — Will the government provide a list for the past five years, by federal department and agency, of companies approved under a pre-qualification process (such as a “standing offer”) to provide the following communications services: (a) communications study; (b) market study and public opinion services; (c) communication, including exhibition, service, (d) advertising service; and (e) public relations service? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-15.


Q-21 — Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) — With regard to the transboundary watersheds shared by the State of Alaska and the Province of British Columbia: a) what investigations, reviews, references, studies or plans of study have been initiated, completed, and planned for in relation to the Alsek, Chilkat, Taiya, Skagway, Taku, Whiting, Stikine, or Unuk transboundary watersheds, in relation to provisions or requirements contained in the International Boundary Waters Treaty Act; (b) how many authorizations or approvals under section 5(1) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act have been issued for each of the transboundary rivers listed in part (a); (c) what is the location of each authorization; (d) how many authorizations or approvals under section 5(1) of the Navigable Waters Protection Act have been denied for each of the transboundary rivers listed in part (a); (e) what fisheries are located in each of the transboundary rivers listed in part (a); (f) what efforts have been taken to ensure the protection of salmon habitat and safe passage as required and in relation to the Pacific Salmon Treaty for the transboundary watersheds listed in part (a); (g) what investigations, studies or plans of study have been initiated, completed, and planned for in conjunction with the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game or related United States Departments or Agencies in relation to each of the transboundary watersheds listed in part (a); (h) what investigations have been initiated or completed under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act or the Fisheries Act for each of the transboundary watersheds listed in part (a); and (i) what investigations, reviews, references, studies or plans of study have been initiated, completed, and planned for in relation to the State of Alaska proposal for the “Bradfield Road” transportation corridor? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-21.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)) , — That Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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 Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled “Review of Recommendation Regarding Textile Products Imported by Les Collections Shan Inc.” dated October 24, 2002, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S. C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-572-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment

At 5:20 p.m., by unanimous consent, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).