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


JOURNALS

No. 4

Thursday, October 3, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Commissioner of Official Languages for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, R.S. 1985, c. 31 (4th supp.), s. 66. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-301-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 108(4)(b), permanently referred to the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. O'Brien (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 19th Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, “Building an Effective New Round of WTO Negotiations: Key Issues for Canada” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-156), presented to the House on Thursday, May 9, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-156.


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, — Report on the Provisions and Operation of the Copyright Act, pursuant to the Copyright Act, S. C. 1997, c. 24, s. 50. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-798-01.


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. 371-0741, 371-0747, 371-0752, 371-0753 and 371-0767 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-02.

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 Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) , Bill C-2, An Act to establish a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of certain activities in Yukon, 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 establish a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of certain activities in Yukon”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, 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 amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act”.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, 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. Regan (Halifax West) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0061 and 372-0062);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0063);

— by Mrs. Ur (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) , one concerning gasoline additives (No. 372-0064) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-0065);

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning the situation in the Middle East (No. 372-0066).

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) , — That the following Address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament;

And of the amendment of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , — That the motion be amended by adding the following:

“And this House regrets to inform Your Excellency that, once again Your advisers have recycled an empty vision, have resorted to grandiose rhetoric and intend to implement expensive programs at a time when Canadians are looking for practical solutions to the challenges we face, including lower taxes and debt, reducing government waste, promoting economic growth and jobs, reforming health care, protecting our sovereignty and strengthening the family.”.

The debate continued.

INTRODUCTION OF PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS

By unanimous consent, pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (persons who leave employment to be care-givers to family members), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) , in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

    And of the amendment of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) .

The debate continued.

Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , seconded by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “sovereignty” the following:

“, reforming Parliament to address the problem of the concentration of power in the Prime Minister's Office”.

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.

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) , in relation to the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne;

And of the amendment of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) ;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , seconded by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) .

The debate continued.

Government Orders

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, October 2, 2002, the House resumed the adjourned debate on the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , — That this House take note of the international situation concerning Iraq. (Government Business No. 1)

The debate continued.

At 9:14 p.m, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, October 2, 2002, the motion was deemed withdrawn.

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. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Reports of the Immigration and Refugee Board 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. 8561-372-548-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) — Reports of Citizenship and Immigration Canada 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. 8561-372-585-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Canadian Museum of Civilization for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-161-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Canadian Museum of Nature for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-166-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Gallery of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-167-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the National Museum of Science and Technology for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-170-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 18th Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, “Conflict, Human Rights and Democracy in Colombia: A Canadian Agenda” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-371-155), presented to the House on Wednesday, May 8, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-155.

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-78-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal entitled “Request for Tariff Relief by Gibson Textile Dyers Ltd. regarding Acrylic Fabrics” dated July 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, S. C. 1988, c. 65, s. 54. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-572-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Reports of the Bank of Canada 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. 8561-372-684-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada Act, S.C. 2001, c. 9, s. 34. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-797-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment

At 9:14 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, October 2, 2002, the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a. m.