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


JOURNALS

No. 29

Thursday, November 21, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Canada's Performance 2002”. — Sessional Paper No. 8563-372-88.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) laid upon the Table, — Document relating to the Kyoto Agreement entitled “Climate Change — Achieving our Commitments Together: Climate Change Plan for Canada”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-6.


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. 372-0088, 372-0129 and 372-0408 concerning Bangladesh. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-19-02;

— Nos. 372-0404, 372-0406, 372-0407, 372-0413 to 372-0416, 372-0418 and 372-0440 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-04;

— Nos. 372-0409 and 372-0410 concerning pesticides. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-15-04;

— Nos. 372-0417, 372-0419 and 372-0426 to 372-0439 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-11;

— Nos. 372-0422 to 372-0425 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-30-02.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Tenth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Order 113(1), that the list of members of the Legislative Committee 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, be as follows:

Diane Ablonczy
Sarkis Assadourian
Claude Bachand
Rex Barnes
Robert Bertrand
Bev Desjarlais
Mario Laframboise
Steve Mahoney
James Moore
Lynn Myers
Anita Neville
John O'Reilly
Beth Phinney
Andy Savoy
Vic Toews

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.

Pursuant to Standing Order 113(1), the report was deemed adopted.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin) , seconded by Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , Bill C-312, An Act to provide for the settlement of labour disputes affecting west coast ports by final offer arbitration, 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. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , seconded by Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , Bill C-313, An Act to amend An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, 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. Paquette (Joliette) , one concerning genetic engineering (No. 372-0561);

— by Mrs. Desjarlais (Churchill) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0562), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0563) and one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 372-0564);

— by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0565);

— by Mr. Murphy (Hillsborough) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0566).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , — That this House take note of proposals for modernization and improvement of the procedures of the House of Commons. (Government Business No. 8)

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.

Presenting reports from committees

By unanimous consent, Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, presented the First Report of the Committee (government regulatory process). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-6.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Private Member’s motion M-230, standing in the order of precedence on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , be withdrawn.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , be deemed 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-436, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was added to the bottom of the list of items in the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) . (Government Business No. 8)

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.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 Finance of Bill C-229, An Act to amend the Bank Act and the Statistics Act (equity in community reinvestment).

Mr. Ménard (Hochelaga—Maisonneuve) , seconded by Mr. Paquette (Joliette) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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) — Reports of the Canada Industrial Relations Board 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. 8561-372-733-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) — Report of the British Columbia Treaty Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the British Columbia Treaty Commission Act, S.C. 1995, c. 45, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-37-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

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 Mr. Fitzpatrick (Prince Albert) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0567).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:27 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 6:46 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).