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


JOURNALS

No. 56

Monday, February 10, 2003

11:00 a.m.



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 Transport of Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act.

Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport.

Debate arose thereon.

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

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Mr. Marceau (Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier) , moved, — That this House consider the sending of troops to Iraq by the government only after the United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution explicitly authorizing a military intervention in Iraq.

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.

Ways and Means

Pursuant to Standing Order 83(2), at the request of Mr. Bevilacqua (Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , an Order of the Day was designated for the consideration of a Ways and Means motion for a Budget presentation on Tuesday, February 18, 2003, at 4:00 p.m.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Carroll (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-0918, 372-0924 to 372-0926, 372-0970, 372-0977, 372-0982 and 372-0983 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-24;

— No. 372-0980 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-05.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bulte (Parkdale—High Park) presented the Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the 14th Seminar of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, held in Andhra Pradesh, India, from October 21 to 27, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-53-02.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 20th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

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

Justice and Human Rights

Robert Lanctôt for Pierrette Venne

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


Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Second Report of the Committee (permission to reduce the quorum of the Committee). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-36.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 7) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , seconded by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , Bill C-351, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (exemptions for volunteers), 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 20th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented on Monday, February 10, 2003, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1038);

— by Mr. Schmidt (Kelowna) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1039) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1040);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1041);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , two concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-1042 and 372-1043);

— by Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest) , one concerning federal government contracts (No. 372-1044) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1045).

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Mr. Marceau (Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of today's debate on the opposition motion, all questions necessary to dispose of the said motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Mr. Marceau (Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 6:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 11, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1046).

Adjournment

At 6:15 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).