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


JOURNALS

No. 61

Monday, February 17, 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-216, An Act to amend the Referendum Act.

Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , seconded by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , seconded by Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 41 -- Vote no 41)

YEAS: 80, NAYS: 105

YEAS -- POUR
Anders
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bailey
Benoit
Bourgeois
Breitkreuz
Brison
Cadman
Cardin
Casey
Casson
Clark
Comartin
Crête
Day
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Doyle
Dubé
Epp
Fitzpatrick
Forseth
Gallant
Gaudet
Gauthier
Goldring
Gouk
Grewal
Grey
Hanger
Harper
Harris
Hearn
Hill (Macleod)
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Jaffer
Johnston
Keddy (South Shore)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lebel
Lill
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
Marceau
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Masse
Mayfield
McDonough
Ménard
Merrifield
Moore
Nystrom
Obhrai
Penson
Picard (Drummond)
Proctor
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Robinson
Roy
Schmidt
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Spencer
Stinson
Strahl
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Toews
Venne
Wasylycia-Leis
White (North Vancouver) -- 80
NAYS -- CONTRE
Adams
Alcock
Allard
Anderson (Victoria)
Assad
Assadourian
Augustine
Bagnell
Barnes (London West)
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bennett
Bevilacqua
Blondin-Andrew
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brown
Bryden
Byrne
Caccia
Caplan
Carignan
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Coderre
Collenette
Cullen
Cuzner
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Dromisky
Drouin
Duplain
Easter
Farrah
Folco
Godfrey
Goodale
Graham
Grose
Harb
Harvard
Jennings
Jordan
Keyes
Kilgour (Edmonton Southeast)
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
Lee
Lincoln
MacAulay
Macklin
Mahoney
Maloney
Manley
Marcil
McCallum
McCormick
McGuire
McLellan
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Neville
O'Brien (Labrador)
O'Brien (London--Fanshawe)
O'Reilly
Owen
Pacetti
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Peschisolido
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pratt
Proulx
Provenzano
Redman
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Scott
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Szabo
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Vanclief
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 105
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Asselin
Bakopanos
Beaumier
Bergeron
Bigras
Cotler
Dalphond-Guiral
Finlay
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Champlain)
Girard-Bujold
Guay
Harvey
Hubbard
Jackson
Loubier
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Paquette
Parrish
Perron
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Plamondon
Sauvageau
Scherrer
St-Hilaire
Telegdi
Torsney
Tremblay
Valeri
Wappel

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

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act (political financing), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, because the Bill shifts the sources of contributions to political parties from the voluntary actions of people and organizations to a mandatory imposition on all taxpayers, making political parties more dependent upon the state and less responsive to society.”.

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. 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. 372-0847, 372-0851, 372-0853 to 372-0860, 372-0864 to 372-0867, 372-0871 and 372-0875 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-18;

— No. 372-0984 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-26.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. White (Langley—Abbotsford) , seconded by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , Bill C-396, An Act to establish National Day Against Impaired Driving, 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. Casson (Lethbridge) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1095);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-1096);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1097);

— by Mr. White (Langley—Abbotsford) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1098) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1099);

— by Mr. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1100);

— by Mr. Comartin (Windsor—St. Clair) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1101), one concerning child labour (No. 372-1102), one concerning pornography (No. 372-1103) and one concerning health care services (No. 372-1104);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1105);

— by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1106);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning nuclear weapons (No. 372-1107), one concerning international trade (No. 372-1108) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1109).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , — That Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act (political financing), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs;

And of the amendment of Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House decline to give second reading to Bill C-24, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, because the Bill shifts the sources of contributions to political parties from the voluntary actions of people and organizations to a mandatory imposition on all taxpayers, making political parties more dependent upon the state and less responsive to society.”.

The debate continued.

Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “state” the following:

“, an increase from approximately 40% to over 70%, ”.

Debate arose thereon.

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 Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) — Reports of the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-372-868-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

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. Cuzner (Bras d'Or—Cape Breton) , one concerning the protection of the environment (No. 372-1110);

— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Vancouver South—Burnaby) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1111);

— by Mr. Bélair (Timmins—James Bay) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1112).

Adjournment

At 6:30 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).