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


JOURNALS

No. 36

Monday, December 2, 2002

11:00 a.m.



Prayers

Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Citizenship and Immigration of Bill C-203, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (Oath or Affirmation of Citizenship).

Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , seconded by Mr. Pillitteri (Niagara Falls) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 96(1), the Order was dropped from the Order Paper.

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)

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

And of the subamendment of Mr. Hilstrom (Selkirk—Interlake) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) , — That the amendment be amended by adding before the word “costs” the word “detailed”.

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 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. 372-0491, 372-0518 and 372-0555 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-32-03;

— Nos. 372-0525 and 372-0526 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-05.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) , Bill C-19, An Act to provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act to provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0661);

— by Mr. Chatters (Athabasca) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0662);

— by Mr. Solberg (Medicine Hat) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0663 and 372-0664) and one concerning the Canadian Armed Forces (No. 372-0665);

— by Mr. Guimond (Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans) , one concerning the commercial development of land (No. 372-0666);

— by Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0667);

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-0668);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0669);

— by Mr. Pillitteri (Niagara Falls) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0670 and 372-0671) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0672);

— by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0673);

— by Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , four concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 372-0674 to 372-0677).

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) ;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Hilstrom (Selkirk—Interlake) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) .

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, as of 6:30 p.m. today, no quorum calls, no dilatory motions or requests for unanimous consent shall be received by the Speaker and if no member rises to speak before 10:30 p.m., the House shall adjourn until the next sitting day.

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) ;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Hilstrom (Selkirk—Interlake) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) .

The debate continued.

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. Macklin (Northumberland) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0678) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0679).

Adjournment

At 10:09 p.m., pursuant to Order made earlier today, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).