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


JOURNALS

No. 27

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

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. 372-0001 and 372-0166 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-04;

— Nos. 372-0201 to 372-0203, 372-0208, 372-0211, 372-0217 to 372-0224, 372-0227, 372-0233, 372-0234, 372-0236 to 372-0243, 372-0247 to 372-0251, 372-0253, 372-0255, 372-0256, 372-0259 to 372-0271, 372-0273 to 372-0275, 372-0278 to 372-0281, 372-0283 to 372-0292, 372-0294 to 372-0303, 372-0306, 372-0308 to 372-0322, 372-0324, 372-0326 to 372-0329, 372-0334 and 372-0340 to 372-0342 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-02;

— No. 372-0257 concerning federal government contracts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-12-03.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Wilfert (Oak Ridges) presented the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Japan Interparliamentary Group respecting its participation at the 12th Annual Bilateral Meeting held in Japan, from September 24 to 29, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-57-03.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , seconded by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , Bill C-306, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (age of consent), 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. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , two concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 372-0525 and 372-0526);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-0527);

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0528);

— by Mr. Day (Okanagan—Coquihalla) , three concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0529 to 372-0531);

— by Mr. Serré (Timiskaming—Cochrane) , three concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0532 to 372-0534) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0535);

— by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , one concerning the decontamination of lands (No. 372-0536);

— by Mr. Jackson (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound) , one concerning cruelty to animals (No. 372-0537) and two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0538 and 372-0539);

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0540) and one concerning the sexual exploitation of minors (No. 372-0541);

— by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0542).

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-25 on the Order Paper.

Business of Supply

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

Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , moved, — That this House call upon the government to develop a comprehensive program to level the playing field for Canadians with disabilities, by acting on the unanimous recommendations of the committee report “Getting It Right for Canadians: the Disability Tax Credit”; in particular the recommendations calling for changes to the eligibility requirements of the Disability Tax Credit so that they will incorporate in a more humane and compassionate manner the real life circumstances of persons with disabilities, and withdraw the proposed changes to the Disability Tax Credit, released on August 30th, 2002.

Debate arose thereon.

deferred recorded divisions

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division on 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, deferred until Tuesday, November 19, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders, was further deferred until Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of the 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 Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

The attention of the Acting Speaker was drawn to the lack of a quorum and, fewer than 20 Members having been counted, pursuant to Standing Order 29(3), the bells were rung to call in the Members.

After one minute, a quorum was found.

The debate continued.

Presenting reports from committees

By unanimous consent, Ms. Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes in the membership of Standing Committees:

Official Languages

Members (16)

Mauril Bélanger
Eugène Bellemare
Gérard Binet
Sarmite Bulte
Jeannot Castonguay
Christiane Gagnon
Yvon Godin
Rahim Jaffer
Jason Kenney
John Herron
Dan McTeague
Massimo Pacetti
Scott Reid
Benoît Sauvageau
Raymond Simard
Yolande Thibeault

Associate Members

Jim Abbott
Diane Ablonczy
Rob Anders
David Anderson
André Bachand
Roy Bailey
Rex Barnes
Leon Benoit
Stéphane Bergeron
Rick Borotsik
Garry Breitkreuz
Scott Brison
Andy Burton
Chuck Cadman
Bill Casey
Rick Casson
Dave Chatters
Joe Clark
Joe Comartin
John Cummins
Stockwell Day
Norm Doyle
John Duncan
Reed Elley
Ken Epp
Brian Fitzpatrick
Paul Forseth
Cheryl Gallant
Peter Goldring
Jim Gouk
Gurmant Grewal
Deborah Grey
Art Hanger
Stephen Harper
Richard Harris
Loyola Hearn
Grant Hill
Jay Hill
Howard Hilstrom
Betty Hinton
Dale Johnston
Gerald Keddy
Yvan Loubier
Gary Lunn
James Lunney
Peter MacKay
Keith Martin
Philip Mayfield
Grant McNally
Val Meredith
Rob Merrifield
Bob Mills
James Moore
Lorne Nystom
Deepak Obhrai
Brian Pallister
Charlie Penson
Louis Plamondon
James Rajotte
John Reynolds
Gerry Ritz
Werner Schmidt
Carol Skelton
Monte Solberg
Kevin Sorenson
Larry Spencer
Darrel Stinson
Guy St-Julien
Chuck Strahl
Myron Thompson
Greg Thompson
Vic Toews
Suzanne Tremblay
Maurice Vellacott
Elsie Wayne
Randy White
Ted White
John Williams
Lynne Yelich

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.

By unanimous consent, the report was deemed concurred in.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 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 Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding the Order of reference adopted by the House on Monday, October 7, 2002, the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs be permitted to present its final report by December 13, 2002.

Private Members' Business

At 5:16 p.m., by unanimous consent, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg—Transcona) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , moved, — That this House condemn as unacceptable the extradition of Leonard Peltier to the United States from Canada on the basis of false information filed with a Canadian court by American authorities, and that this House call on the government to seek the return of Mr. Peltier to Canada. (Private Members' Business M-232)

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 Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Administrator of the Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Marine Liability Act, S.C. 2001, c. 6, sbs. 100(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-606-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mrs. Chamberlain (Guelph—Wellington) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0543).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:54 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:04 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).