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


JOURNALS

No. 51

Monday, February 3, 2003

11:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Mr. Bélair (Timmins—James Bay) , Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers

Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-214, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous child sexual predators).

Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) , seconded by Mr. Day (Okanagan—Coquihalla) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 96(1), the Order was dropped from the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts, as reported by the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources with amendments.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

    Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 8.


Group No. 1

Motions Nos. 1 to 6 and 8 were not proceeded with.

Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) for Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Owen (Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)) , moved Motion No. 7, — That Bill C-6, in Clause 76, be amended by replacing lines 20 to 30 on page 29 with the following:

    “(2) On completion of the review, the Minister shall cause to be prepared and sign a report that sets out a statement of any changes to this Act, including any changes to the functions, powers or duties of the Centre or either of its divisions, that the Minister recommends.

    (3) The Minister shall submit to each House of Parliament a copy of the report on any of the first 90 days on which that House is sitting after the Minister signs the report, and each House shall refer the report to the appropriate committee of that House.”

Debate arose on Motion No. 7.

The question was put on Motion No. 7 and it was agreed to on division.

Mr. Owen (Secretary of State (Western Economic Diversification) (Indian Affairs and Northern Development)) for Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Mitchell (Secretary of State (Rural Development) (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)) , moved, — That Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts, as amended be concurred in at report stage with a further amendment.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, February 4, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) , — That Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

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. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “A Review of the Management and Administration of the Canadian Firearms Program”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-11.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Canadian Firearms Centre -- Report of Findings from the Performance of Specified Procedures”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-12.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) made a statement.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , Bill C-348, An Act to establish Samuel de Champlain Day, 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. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , seconded by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , Bill C-349, An Act to amend the Supreme Court 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. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-0946);

— by Mr. Hanger (Calgary Northeast) , nineteen concerning sex offenders (Nos. 372-0947 to 372-0965);

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning sex offenders (No. 372-0966);

— by Ms. Sgro (York West) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-0967);

— by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , one concerning sex offenders (No. 372-0968);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-0969);

— by Mr. Maloney (Erie—Lincoln) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0970);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-0971 and 372-0972) and one concerning sex offenders (No. 372-0973);

— by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0974);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0975), one concerning marriage (No. 372-0976) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0977);

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , one concerning sex offenders (No. 372-0978);

— by Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) , one concerning sex offenders (No. 372-0979);

— by Mr. Shepherd (Durham) , one concerning health care services (No. 372-0980) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-0981).

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 returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-63 — Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast) — 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 Edmonton West, 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. 8555-372-63.


Q-64 — Mr. Forseth (New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby) — 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 Quadra, 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. 8555-372-64.


Q-65 — Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) — 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 Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, 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. 8555-372-65.


Q-66 — Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead) — 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 Prince Edward—Hastings, 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. 8555-372-66.


Q-67 — Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) — 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 Ottawa South, 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. 8555-372-67.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) , — That Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , seconded by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word '“That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-20, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, be not now read a second time but that the Order be discharged, the Bill withdrawn, and the subject-matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:41 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 6:58 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).