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


JOURNALS

No. 50

Friday, January 31, 2003

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act.

Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

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. 372-0569, 372-0692, 372-0762 and 372-0832 concerning the situation in the Middle East. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-24-04;

— Nos. 372-0580 and 372-0581 concerning reproduction technologies. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-60-01;

— Nos. 372-0586, 372-0605, 372-0705, 372-0712, 372-0713, 372-0807, 372-0808, 372-0821, 372-0822, 372-0827 to 372-0829 and 372-0869 concerning federal government contracts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-12-04;

— No. 372-0647 concerning crimes against humanity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-61-01;

— Nos. 372-0688, 372-0689, 372-0698, 372-0702, 372-0703 and 372-0707 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-15;

— No. 372-0699 concerning the fishing industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-22-06;

— No. 372-0704 concerning Greece. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-20-02;

— Nos. 372-0788 and 372-0834 to 372-0837 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-03;

— Nos. 372-0802 and 372-0838 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-10;

— Nos. 372-0812, 372-0830 and 372-0862 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-32-08;

— No. 372-0815 concerning human rights in India. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-62-01.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Saada (Brossard—La Prairie) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 16th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes in the membership of standing committees:

National Defence and Veterans Affairs

Ivan Grose for Carmen Provenzano

The Committee also recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the standing committee:

Citizenship and Immigration

Joe Volpe

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the 16th Report Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0917) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0918);

— by Ms. Fry (Vancouver Centre) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0919 and 372-0920);

— by Mr. Chatters (Athabasca) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0921);

— by Mr. Maloney (Erie—Lincoln) , one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-0922);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0923);

— by Mr. Myers (Waterloo—Wellington) , three concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0924 to 372-0926) and fifteen concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0927 to 372-0941);

— by Mr. Regan (Halifax West) , one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 372-0942);

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-0943) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-0944);

— by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0945).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-72 and Q-91 on the 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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-59 — Mrs. Yelich (Blackstrap) — For the fiscal years 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Westmount—Ville-Marie, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-59.


Q-60 — Mr. Anders (Calgary West) — For the fiscal years 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Toronto Centre—Rosedale, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-60.


Q-61 — Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) — For the fiscal years 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Hamilton East, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-61.


Q-62 — Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) — For the fiscal years 1993/94, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99, 1999/2000 and 2000/2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Vancouver South—Burnaby, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-62.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) , — That Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Chatters (Athabasca) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word '“That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, be not now read a third time but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Finance for the purpose of reconsidering Clause 15 with the view to change section 15 of the Act to remove the cap on the percentage of Canada pension plan money that might be invested outside of Canada.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.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 Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for statutory instruments).

Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , seconded by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Adjournment

At 2:31 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).