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


JOURNALS

No. 32

Tuesday, November 26, 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, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2002-1883 and P.C. 2002-1884. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-1-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2002-1890. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2002-1878, P.C. 2002-1879 and P.C. 2002-1880. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2002-1882, P.C. 2002-1887 and P.C. 2002-1888. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-10-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2002-1889. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-1891. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2002-1876 and P.C. 2002-1877. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-05. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


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. 372-0471, 372-0472, 372-0475 and 372-0477 to 372-0479 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-07;

— No. 372-0473 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-14.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the First Report of the Committee (Chapter 13 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Heating fuel rebate). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-7.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Chapter 13 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Human Resources Development Canada and the Canada Employment Insurance Commission). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-8.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 3) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , four concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-0610 to 372-0613);

— by Mr. Masse (Windsor West) , two concerning transportation (Nos. 372-0614 and 372-0615), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0616) and four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0617 to 372-0620);

— by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0621);

— by Mr. McGuire (Egmont) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0622).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) , — That this House call upon the government to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change. (Government Business No. 9)

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.

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Government Orders

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) , — That 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, be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and, by unanimous consent, it was agreed to on division.

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage and ordered for a third reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the First Report of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, presented on Thursday, November 21, 2002, be concurred in.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) . (Government Business No. 9)

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources be authorized to travel from place to place within Canada during its consideration of Bill C-7, First Nations Governance Act, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) . (Government Business No. 9)

The debate continued.

Adjournment

At 6:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).