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


JOURNALS

No. 34

Thursday, November 28, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Romanow Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada entitled “Building on Values — The Future of Health Care in Canada”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-7.


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. 372-0481 to 372-0485 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-08.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Barnes (London West) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-10.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 29 and 30) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 12th 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:

Canadian Heritage

Liza Frulla for Roger Gallaway

Transport

Roger Gallaway for Paul Szabo

The Committee also recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Transport:

Paul Bonwick

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 12th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That a special committee of the House be appointed to consider and to make recommendations on the modernization and improvement of the procedures of the House of Commons;

That the Members of the committee shall be the Deputy Speaker, the House Leaders and the Caucus Chairs of each of the officially recognized parties, provided that substitutions may be made from time to time, if required, in the manner provided for in Standing Order 114(2);

That, notwithstanding any Standing Order, the Chair of the committee shall be the Deputy Speaker and the Vice-Chairs shall be the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and the House Leader of the Official Opposition;

That the committee shall have all of the powers granted to standing committees in Standing Order 108, as well as the power to travel inside and outside Canada;

That the committee shall not adopt any report without the unanimous agreement of all the Members of the committee;

That the committee may make recommendations for changes to relevant statutes and, if it does so, such recommendations shall be deemed to have been made pursuant to an Order adopted pursuant to Standing Order 68(4); and

That the committee shall present its final report no later than Wednesday, April 30, 2003.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0631);

— by Mr. Hilstrom (Selkirk—Interlake) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0632 to 372-0635), one concerning national parks (No. 372-0636) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0637);

— by Ms. Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0638) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0639);

— by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-0640).

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.

Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House call upon the government not to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on climate change until an implementation plan is in place that Canadians understand, setting out the costs and benefits and how the targets are to be reached and until the plan can be agreed to by the provinces.”.

Debate arose thereon.

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.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading 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.

Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was read the third time and passed.


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)

And of the amendment of Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) .

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (linguistic duality), be referred after second reading to the Standing Committee on Official Languages as opposed to a legislative 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)

And of the amendment of Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) .

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. McKay (Scarborough East) , seconded by Ms. Karetak-Lindell (Nunavut) , — That Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

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. Shepherd (Durham) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0641) and three concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0642 to 372-0644).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:58 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 6:17 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).