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


JOURNALS

No. 43

Wednesday, December 11, 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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Mitchell (Secretary of State (Rural Development)) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Celebrating Success in Rural Canada: Annual Report to Parliament 2001-2002”. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-11-01.


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:

— No. 372-0015 concerning the national defence policy. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-49-01;

— No. 372-0401 concerning the reorganization of Government. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-50-01;

— No. 372-0447 concerning gasoline additives. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-26-02;

— Nos. 372-0637, 372-0639 and 372-0642 to 372-0644 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-19.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , seconded by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , Bill C-23, An Act respecting the registration of information relating to sex offenders, to amend the Criminal Code 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.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bellemare (Ottawa—Orléans) , from the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, presented the First Report of the Committee, “Tax fairness for persons with disabilities”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-21.

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. 2 and 5) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (designation of Bill C-314 as votable). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-22.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 13) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 14th Report of the Committee (Private Members' Business). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-23.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 9, 10 and 13) 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 Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , Bill C-334, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (work for welfare), 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. Thompson (Wild Rose) , seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , Bill C-335, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (child pornography), 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. Kenney (Calgary Southeast) , seconded by Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands) , Bill C-336, An Act to confirm the rights of taxpayers and establish the Office for Taxpayer Protection, 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. Forseth (New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby) , seconded by Mr. Cadman (Surrey North) , Bill C-337, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (murder of a firefighter), 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. Cadman (Surrey North) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , Bill C-338, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (street racing), 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. Ménard (Hochelaga—Maisonneuve) , seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec) , Bill C-339, An Act to decriminalize activities related to prostitution and to implement measures to assist sex workers and persons with a drug addiction, 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. McGuire (Egmont) , Bill C-340, An Act respecting the use of dairy terms, 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. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , Bill C-341, An Act to amend the Criminal Code, 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 resolved, — That the 13th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , seconded by Mr. Solberg (Medicine Hat) , moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented on Tuesday, November 26, 2002, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-21, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003.

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. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) — Reports of the Canadian Commercial Corporation 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. 8561-372-722-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

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. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-0802);

— by Mr. McGuire (Egmont) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0803).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:48 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).