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


JOURNALS

No. 55

Friday, February 7, 2003

10:00 a.m.



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

Whereupon, Ms. Bakopanos (Ahuntsic) , Assistant Deputy Chairman of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to Standing Order 8.

Prayers

Tabling of Documents

The Acting Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Manitoba 2003, pursuant to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R. S. 1985, c. E-3, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-459-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading 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.

Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

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

“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, be not now read a third time but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources for the purpose of reconsidering clauses 30, 32 and 35 with the view to making the claims negotiation process faster by, among other things, setting timelines for each step of the process.”.

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. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-0524 and 372-0824 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-04;

— Nos. 372-0614 and 372-0615 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-48-02.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1011);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , eight concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1012 to 372-1019) and ten concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1020 to 372-1029);

— by Mr. Bellemare (Ottawa—Orléans) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1030);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1031) and one concerning world peace (No. 372-1032);

— by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1033);

— by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , three concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1034 to 372-1036) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-1037).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the answer to question Q-100 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-48 — Mr. Comartin (Windsor—St. Clair) — With respect to the government's fleet of over twenty-three thousand vehicles, in total and by each department and agency respectively: (a) how many vehicles use alternative transportation fuels (ATFs), are physically capable of using ATFs, are hybrid gasoline-electric vehicles, or are electric vehicles; (b) how many Cabinet Minister and Secretary of State vehicles meet any of the conditions listed in part (a); (c) how many Deputy Minister, Assistant Deputy Minister, Prime Minister Office or Privy Council Office vehicles meet any of the conditions listed in part (a); and (d) does the Prime Minister's vehicle meet any of the conditions listed in part (a), if not why not? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-48.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , — 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, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , seconded by Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“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, be not now read a third time but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources for the purpose of reconsidering clauses 30, 32 and 35 with the view to making the claims negotiation process faster by, among other things, setting timelines for each step of the process.”.

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , — That a special committee of the House be appointed to review the solicitation laws in order to improve the safety of sex-trade workers and communities overall, and to recommend changes that will reduce the exploitation of and violence against sex-trade workers. (Private Members' Business M-192)

The debate continued.

Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting the words “a special committee of the House be appointed” and substituting the following:

“the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be ordered ”.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on division.

The House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , — That the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights be ordered to review the solicitation laws in order to improve the safety of sex-trade workers and communities overall, and to recommend changes that will reduce the exploitation of and violence against sex-trade workers.

The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to on division.

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 Ms. Augustine (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)) — Report on the Operation of the Canadian Multiculturalism Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canadian Multiculturalism Act, R.S. 1985, c. 24 (4th Supp.), s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-577-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) — Report of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Act, S.C. 2000, c. 6, sbs. 32(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-782-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

Adjournment

At 2:30 p.m., the Acting Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).