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


JOURNALS

No. 38

Wednesday, December 4, 2002

2:00 p.m.



Prayers

National Anthem

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, on Thursday, December 5, 2002, all questions required to be decided pursuant to Standing Order 81(17) shall be put, commencing at 5:15 p.m.

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. 372-0532 to 372-0534, 372-0538 to 372-0540, 372-0544, 372-0547, 372-0548, 372-0550 to 372-0552 and 372-0557 to 372-0559 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-10.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) made a statement.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Torsney (Burlington) , from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-15, An Act to amend the Lobbyists Registration Act, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-16.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting Nos. 3, 5, 6 and 7) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , seconded by Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , Bill C-321, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (regulatory accountability), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , seconded by Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar) , Bill C-322, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (elimination of conditional sentencing), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , seconded by Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar) , Bill C-323, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Prisons and Reformatories Act (conditional release), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Alcock (Winnipeg South) , seconded by Mrs. Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis) , Bill C-324, An Act respecting Louis Riel, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That members of the Special Committee on Non-Medical Use of Drugs be authorized to travel to Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax, from Sunday, December 8 to Monday, December 9, 2002, in relation to its mandate and to publicize the release of its interim report across the country, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning the situation in the Middle East (No. 372-0692);

— by Mr. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0693);

— by Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) , three concerning aboriginal affairs (Nos. 372-0694 to 372-0696);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0697);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0698), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-0699) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0700);

— by Mr. Cannis (Scarborough Centre) , one concerning Bangladesh (No. 372-0701), two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0702 and 372-0703) and one concerning Greece (No. 372-0704).

Questions on Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an order for return:

Q-29 — Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) — Can the Minister(s) responsible for the Canada Elections Act and/or Elections Canada and/or the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Quebec provide the following information: (a) according to the information insert and the Supplement to the Canada Gazette, Part I (August 31, 2002), what is the exact population of each city, town, village, non-designated area, Indian reserve, etc., included in each of the proposed new federal ridings of (1) Abitibi, (2) Ahuntsic, (3) Anjou, (4) Arthabaska, (5) Aylmer, (6) Beauce, (7) Beauport, (8) Berthier, (9) Bourassa, (10) Brossard, (11) Chambly, (12) Charlesbourg, (13) Charlevoix, (14) Châteauguay, (15) Chicoutimi, (16) Chomedey, (17) de l’Outaouais, (18) des Mille-Îles, (19) Deux-Montagnes, (20) Drummond, (21) du Saguenay, (22) Duvernay, (23) Gaspésie, (24) Gatineau, (25) Hochelaga, (26) Hull, (27) Joliette, (28) Labelle, (29) Lachine, (30) Lac-Saint-Jean, (31) Lac-Saint-Louis, (32) La Pointe-de-l’Île, (33) LaSalle, (34) Laurentides, (35) Laurier, (36) Laval, (37) Lévis, (38) Longueuil, (39) Lotbinière, (40) Louis-Hébert, (41) Manicouagan, (42) Mégantic, (43) Memphrémagog, (44) Missisquoi, (45) Montcalm, (46) Montmagny, (47) Mont-Royal, (48) Nunavik, (49) Outremont, (50) Papineau, (51) Pierrefonds, (52) Portneuf, (53) Québec, (54) Repentigny, (55) Richelieu, (56) Rimouski, (57) Rivière-du-Loup, (58) Rosemont, (59) Saint-Hubert, (60) Saint-Hyacinthe, (61) Saint-Jean, (62) Saint-Lambert, (63) Saint-Laurent, (64) Saint-Léonard, (65) Saint-Maurice, (66) Salaberry, (67) Samuel-de-Champlain, (68) Shefford, (69) Sherbrooke, (70) Terrebonne, (71) Trois-Rivières, (72) Vaudreuil, (73) Verchères, (74) Verdun, (75) Westmount; (b) what is the area (in square km) of each of the 75 ridings listed above; (c) in which newspapers was the information insert included for distribution; (d) what was the cost of producing the insert; (e) what was the cost of distributing the insert; (f) what method (software or other) was used by the Commission to define the population of each of the proposed ridings; and (g) did Elections Canada participate in the process of defining the population of each of the proposed ridings? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-29.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of 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 now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:40 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), 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 Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-280, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (selling wildlife).

Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , seconded by Miss Grey (Edmonton North) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Messages from the Senate

A message regarding Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act, was received from the Senate as follows:

    — ORDERED: That the Clerk do carry this Bill back to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that the Senate has divided the Bill into two Bills, Bill C-10A, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms) and the Firearms Act, and Bill C-10B, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals), both of which are attached to this Message as Appendices “A” and “B” respectively; and

    That the Clerk further acquaint that House that: (a) the Senate desires the concurrence of the House of Commons in the division of Bill C-10; (b) the Senate has passed Bill C-10A without amendment; and (c) the Senate is further considering Bill C-10B. — Sessional Paper No. 8568-372-2.

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 Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Reports of the Department of Industry 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. 8561-372-723-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Report of the review of Canada's student financial assistance programs for the loan year 1999-2000, pursuant to the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c.28, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-773-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Report of the review of Canada's student financial assistance programs for the loan year 2000-01, pursuant to the Canada Student Financial Assistance Act, S.C. 1994, c.28, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-773-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:45 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 7:15 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).