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


JOURNALS

No. 63

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

2:00 p.m.



Prayers

National Anthem

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, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2003-45. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-1-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2003-20. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2003-14, P.C. 2003-15, P.C. 2003-16, P.C. 2003-17 and P.C. 2003-18. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2003-22, P.C. 2003-23, P.C. 2003-24 and P.C. 2003-25. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-09. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2003-154. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2003-13. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-18-04. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2003-30, P.C. 2003-31, P.C. 2003-32, P.C. 2003-33, P.C. 2003-47, P.C. 2003-48, P.C. 2003-49, P.C. 2003-50, P.C. 2003-51, P.C. 2003-117, P.C. 2003-118 and P.C. 2003-119. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-16-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2003-26, P.C. 2003-27 and P.C. 2003-29. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2003-21. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-13-06. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— P.C. 2003-9, P.C. 2003-10 and P.C. 2003-11. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-08. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— P.C. 2003-19 and P.C. 2003-44. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-24-07. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)


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:

— No. 372-0790 concerning federal electoral districts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-66-01;

— Nos. 372-0914, 372-0923 and 372-0969 concerning emergency preparedness. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-57-02.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 21st Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of standing committees:

Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Karen Kraft Sloan
Gurbax Malhi
Pat O’Brien

Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Alan Tonks

Industry, Science and Technology

Peter Adams

Justice and Human Rights

Lynn Myers

Procedure and House Affairs

Paddy Torsney

Public Accounts

Jacques Saada
Joe Volpe

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

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-225, An Act respecting Terry Fox Day, standing on the Order Paper in the name of Ms. Beaumier (Brampton West—Mississauga) , be allowed to stand in the name of Ms. Phinney (Hamilton Mountain) .


By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 21st Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1117);

— by Mr. Doyle (St. John's East) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1118);

— by Mrs. Ur (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) , four concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1119 to 372-1122) and three concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-1123 to 372-1125);

— by Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1126);

— by Mr. Volpe (Eglinton—Lawrence) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1127) and one concerning terrorism (No. 372-1128);

— by Mr. Blaikie (Winnipeg—Transcona) , one concerning the mining industry (No. 372-1129) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1130);

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , two concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-1131 and 372-1132);

— by Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1133);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1134) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-1135);

— by Mr. Malhi (Bramalea—Gore—Malton—Springdale) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1136).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answer to question Q-106 on the Order Paper.

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-27 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That this House approves in general the budgetary policy of the Government. (Ways and Means Proceedings No. 2)

Mr. Harper (Calgary Southwest) , seconded by Mr. Hill (Macleod) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“this House rejects the government's budget statement because it continues the policies established by the previous Finance Minister that failed to give Canada the economic foundations that lead to a country that is number one in wealth, security and democracy and by laying aside prudence in budgeting for the padding of ministerial budgets; turning surplus funds to slush funds for prime-ministerial hopefuls; and by continuing to overtax and overburden Canadian families and workers.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Paquette (Joliette) , seconded by Mr. Roy (Matapédia—Matane) , moved the following subamendment, — That the amendment be amended by adding after the word “Minister” the following:

“that, among other things, deny that there is a fiscal deficit between the federal government and the provinces, and conceal budget surpluses to the detriment of democratic debate, and ”.

Debate arose thereon.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:40 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).