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


JOURNALS

No. 59

Thursday, February 13, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on February 13, 2003, at 8:50 a.m., the Honourable John Major, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bill:

Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act — Chapter No. 1.

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. 372-0798 to 372-0801, 372-0803, 372-0805, 372-0814, 372-0816, 372-0820, 372-0831, 372-0833 and 372-0843 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-17.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Williams (St. Albert) presented the Report of the Canadian Section of the Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Americas (FIPA) concerning its participation at the Sixth Meeting of FIPA's Executive Committee, held in Panama City, Panama, on December 6 and 7, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-74-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-360, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to education), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-361, An Act to amend the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-362, An Act to amend the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act (Book of Remembrance for peacekeepers), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-363, An Act to establish national literacy standards across Canada, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-364, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-365, An Act to provide for alternate dispute resolution, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-366, An Act to amend the Divorce Act (right of spouses' parents to access to or custody of child), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-367, An Act to require Crown corporations and departments of government to have annual internal audits the reports of which are to be submitted to the Auditor General of Canada, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-368, An Act to provide for the harmonization of environmental standards throughout Canada, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-369, An Act respecting the rights of children, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-370, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for mental or physical impairment), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-371, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (donations to food banks), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-372, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (defamatory libel), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-373, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (deduction of funeral expenses), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-374, An Act respecting the National Conference on Guaranteed Annual Income, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-375, An Act to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act (school-leaving age), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-376, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-377, An Act to establish national standards across Canada for education provided by the provinces, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-378, An Act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to literacy), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-379, An Act to establish the office of Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-380, An Act to provide for the use of a maximum speed control device for use on motor vehicles and to prohibit the manufacture and sale of motor vehicles that are not equipped with a maximum speed control device, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-381, An Act to amend the Competition Act (vertically integrated gasoline suppliers), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-382, An Act to amend the National Archives of Canada Act and the Statistics Act, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-383, An Act respecting the release of credit information, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-384, 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.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-385, An Act to prevent deficit budgets, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-386, An Act to amend certain statutes to standardize the definition “child” in conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-387, An Act to protect personal privacy by restricting the use of social insurance numbers, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-388, An Act respecting seat belts in federal vehicles and school buses, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-389, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Act, the Public Service Superannuation Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act (dependent beneficiaries), 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-390, An Act to establish and maintain a national registry of medical devices, 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. Harb (Ottawa Centre) , seconded by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , Bill C-391, An Act to establish a National Civil Defence Force, 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. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , Bill C-392, An Act to amend the Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act and the Modernization of Benefits and Obligations Act, 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. Obhrai (Calgary East) , seconded by Mr. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , Bill C-393, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (breaking and entering), 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. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , seconded by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , Bill C-394, An Act to amend the Bank Act (bank mergers), 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. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1053);

— by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , two concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-1054 and 372-1055), one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1056) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1057);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1058), one concerning pornography (No. 372-1059) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-1060);

— by Mrs. Tremblay (Rimouski—Neigette-et-la Mitis) , one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-1061);

— by Mr. McNally (Dewdney—Alouette) , one concerning horse meat (No. 372-1062) and three concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1063 to 372-1065);

— by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1066);

— by Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1067 and 372-1068).

Business of Supply

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

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg—Transcona) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the introduction of a national identity card offends the principle of privacy and other civil rights of Canadians, and this House therefore opposes its introduction.

Debate arose thereon.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding Standing Order 87(2), the draw for Private Members' Business scheduled to be held today, at 1:15 p.m., be postponed until Thursday, February 27, 2003, at 1:15 p.m.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg—Transcona) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg—Transcona) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(19), the proceedings expired.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 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 Environment and Sustainable Development of Bill C-232, An Act respecting the creation of sanctuaries for endangered species of wildlife.

Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) , seconded by Mr. McNally (Dewdney—Alouette) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.

Debate arose thereon.

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

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. Finlay (Oxford) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1069 and 372-1070), one concerning aboriginal affairs (No. 372-1071) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1072).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:25 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 6:45 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).