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


JOURNALS

No. 37

Tuesday, December 3, 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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-0174, 372-0490, 372-0492, 372-0494, 372-0495, 372-0497, 372-0499 to 372-0517, 372-0520, 372-0522 and 372-0528 to 372-0531 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-09.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Pickard (Chatham—Kent Essex) , from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the First Report of the Committee, “The Safe Third Country Regulations”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-12.

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

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 3 to 9) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Third Report of the Committee (Chapter 13 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Parc Downsview Park Inc.). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-13.

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. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Chapter 1 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada--Financial Information Strategy: Infrastructure Readiness); and (Chapter 7 of the April 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada--Strategies to Implement Modern Comptrollership). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-14.

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. 5) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (Chapter 4 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Voted Grants and Contributions: Wide Management); and (Chapter 5 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada—Voted Grants and Contributions: Program Management). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-15.

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. 5) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Murphy (Hillsborough) , seconded by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) , Bill C-320, An Act to establish Verbal Abuse Prevention Week, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0680) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0681);

— by Mr. Guimond (Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans) , one concerning the commercial development of land (No. 372-0682);

— by Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , four concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 372-0683 to 372-0686);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0687);

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0688);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0689), one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-0690) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0691).

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.

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Auditor General of Canada to the House of Commons for the year ended December 31, 2001, pursuant to the Auditor General Act, S.C. 1995, c. 43, s. 3. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-64-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(3)(e), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts)

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. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following division:

(Division No. 22 -- Vote no 22)

YEAS: 201, NAYS: 44

YEAS -- POUR
Abbott
Ablonczy
Alcock
Allard
Anders
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Anderson (Victoria)
Assadourian
Augustine
Bachand (Richmond--Arthabaska)
Bagnell
Bailey
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Barnes (London West)
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bennett
Benoit
Bertrand
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Borotsik
Boudria
Bradshaw
Breitkreuz
Brown
Bryden
Bulte
Burton
Byrne
Cadman
Calder
Cannis
Caplan
Carignan
Carroll
Casson
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Chamberlain
Charbonneau
Chatters
Clark
Coderre
Collenette
Comuzzi
Copps
Cullen
Cummins
Cuzner
Day
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Discepola
Doyle
Dromisky
Drouin
Duncan
Duplain
Easter
Efford
Eggleton
Elley
Epp
Eyking
Farrah
Fitzpatrick
Fontana
Forseth
Frulla
Fry
Gallant
Gallaway
Godfrey
Goldring
Goodale
Graham
Grewal
Grey
Grose
Hanger
Harb
Harvard
Herron
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hill (Macleod)
Hinton
Jackson
Jennings
Johnston
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Karygiannis
Keddy (South Shore)
Keyes
Knutson
Lastewka
Lebel
LeBlanc
Lee
Leung
Longfield
Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacAulay
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Macklin
Mahoney
Maloney
Manley
Marcil
Mark
Marleau
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Matthews
Mayfield
McCallum
McCormick
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McTeague
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Red Deer)
Minna
Mitchell
Moore
Murphy
Myers
Nault
Neville
Normand
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Brien (Labrador)
O'Reilly
Owen
Pagtakhan
Pallister
Paradis
Parrish
Patry
Penson
Peric
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pillitteri
Pratt
Price
Proulx
Rajotte
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Serré
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Speller
Spencer
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Stinson
Strahl
Szabo
Telegdi
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tirabassi
Toews
Tonks
Torsney
Ur
Valeri
Vanclief
Vellacott
Volpe
Wappel
Wayne
Whelan
White (North Vancouver)
Wilfert
Williams
Yelich -- 201
NAYS -- CONTRE
Asselin
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bergeron
Bigras
Bourgeois
Brien
Caccia
Cardin
Comartin
Crête
Dalphond-Guiral
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Dubé
Duceppe
Fournier
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gagnon (Québec)
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Guay
Guimond
Hubbard
Kraft Sloan
Laliberte
Lanctôt
Lill
Lincoln
Loubier
Masse
McDonough
Ménard
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Proctor
Robinson
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
Stoffer
Tremblay
Venne
Wasylycia-Leis -- 44

Accordingly, the Bill was concurred in at report stage.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 5:40 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , seconded by Mr. Lincoln (Lac-Saint-Louis) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should introduce legislation to grant the Inuit of Nunavik a federal electoral constituency within the province of Quebec. (Private Members' Business M-10)

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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Reports of the Department of Human Resources Development for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-393-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Report of the operations under the Fisheries Development Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Fisheries Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-21, s. 10. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-292-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:38 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), 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 7:08 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 2:00 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).