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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
37th PARLIAMENT, 2nd SESSION
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Statements By Members
Pursuant to Standing Order 31, Members made statements.
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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:
— Nos. 372-0039, 372-0066, 372-0067 and 372-0412 concerning the situation in the Middle East. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-24-02;
— No. 372-0087 concerning the situation in Israel. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-36-01;
— No. 372-0258 concerning horse meat. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-37-01;
— Nos. 372-0339 and 372-0343 concerning the Robert Latimer case. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-38-01;
— No. 372-0355 concerning Chinese Canadians. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-39-01;
— No. 372-0480 concerning Bangladesh. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-19-03.
Statements by Ministers
Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) made a statement.
Presenting Reports from Committees
Ms. Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut) , from the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-9.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3, 4 and 6) was tabled.
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:
— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0623) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-0624);
— by Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0625).
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.
The attention of the 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 four minutes, a quorum was found.
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.
Private Members' Business
At 5:42 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.
Mr. Marceau (Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier) , seconded by Mr. Bigras (Rosemont—Petite-Patrie) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should, in conjunction with the Government of Quebec and the other partners in the Francophonie, give consideration to the creation of a world-wide all-news television network. (Private Members' Business M-141)
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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:
— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Parks Canada Agency, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 34(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-742-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)
Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House
Pursuant to Standing Order 36, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were filed as follows:
— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0626 and 372-0627);
— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0628), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0629) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-0630).
At 6:20 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:31 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).