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


JOURNALS

No. 30

Friday, November 22, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill S-2, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Kuwait, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Moldova, Norway, Belgium and Italy for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion and to amend the enacted text of three tax treaties, as reported by the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade without amendment.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Monday, November 25, 2002, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), the Speaker presented the Report of a Parliamentary delegation which participated in the Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region in Tromso, Norway, from August 11 to 13, 2002, and also visited Iceland from August 13 to 16, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-75-01.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Wilfert (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-0044, 372-0123, 372-0209, 372-0420, 372-0445, 372-0448 and 372-0449 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-32-01;

— Nos. 372-0106 and 372-0107 concerning crimes of violence. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-33-01;

— Nos. 372-0205 to 372-0207 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-34-01;

— No. 372-0442 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-12;

— No. 372-0443 concerning the Steven Truscott case. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-23-02;

— Nos. 372-0444, 372-0446 and 372-0450 to 372-0453 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-05.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 11th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of standing committees:

Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

John Godfrey

Justice and Human Rights

Marlene Jennings
David Pratt
Geoff Regan
Bryon Wilfert

National Defence and Veterans Affairs

Stan Dromisky
Dan McTeague

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cadman (Surrey North) , seconded by Mr. Burton (Skeena) , Bill C-315, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (parole hearings), 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. Kenney (Calgary Southeast) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-316, An Act to promote a national wave of silence on Remembrance Day, 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. Kenney (Calgary Southeast) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (allowances paid to elected provincial or municipal officials), 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, it was resolved, — That the 11th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today be concurred in.

deferred recorded divisions

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division on Bill S-2, An Act to implement an agreement, conventions and protocols concluded between Canada and Kuwait, Mongolia, the United Arab Emirates, Moldova, Norway, Belgium and Italy for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion and to amend the enacted text of three tax treaties, deferred until Monday, November 25, 2002, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment, was further deferred until Tuesday, November 26, 2002, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Daily Routine Of Business

Motions

Mr. Ménard (Hochelaga—Maisonneuve) , seconded by Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , moved, — That it be an instruction to the Standing Committee on Health that they have power to divide Bill C-13, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction, into two bills in order to deal with all matters related to the criminalization of practices such as cloning in another bill.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 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 a legislative committee of Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (linguistic duality).

Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Jordan (Leeds—Grenville) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

Debate arose thereon.

Statement by the Speaker

The Speaker ruled that Bill C-317, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (allowances paid to elected provincial or municipal officials), was improperly before the House and declared the first reading proceedings nul and void.

Accordingly, the Order for second reading of the Bill was discharged and the item was dropped from the Order Paper.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Jordan (Leeds—Grenville) , — That Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (linguistic duality), be now read a second time and referred to a legislative committee.

The debate continued.

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

Panel of Chairmen

Pursuant to Standing Order 113(2), the Speaker appointed Mr. Kilger (Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole), from the Panel of Chairmen, Chairman 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.

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. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report of the Registrar of the Canadian Firearms Registry for the year 2001, pursuant to the Firearms Act, R.C. 1995, c.39, sbs. 93(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-144-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Actuarial Report (including Cost Certificate) on the Pension Plan for the Members of Parliament for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001, pursuant to the Public Pensions Reporting Act, R.S. 1985, c.13 (2nd Supp.), sbs. 9(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-519-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).