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


JOURNALS

No. 74

Thursday, March 20, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

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. 372-1126, 372-1136 and 372-1154 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-14;

— Nos. 372-1130 to 372-1132 and 372-1152 concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-44-07;

— Nos. 372-1137 and 372-1138 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-30-04;

— No. 372-1141 concerning Chinese Canadians. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-39-02;

— No. 372-1143 concerning the Divorce Act. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-27-04.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Ms. Blondin-Andrew (Secretary of State (Children and Youth)) , Bill C-27, An Act respecting airport authorities and other airport operators and amending other Acts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Recommendation
(Pursuant to Standing Order 79(2))

Her Excellency the Governor General recommends to the House of Commons the appropriation of public revenue under the circumstances, in the manner and for the purposes set out in a measure entitled “An Act respecting airport authorities and other airport operators and amending other Acts”.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Valeri (Stoney Creek) , from the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, presented the First Report of the Committee (Supplementary Estimates (B), 2002-2003 -- Votes 40b and 45b under JUSTICE; Votes 1b, 20b, 25b, 40b and 65b under PRIVY COUNCIL; Votes 1b, 5b and 20b under PUBLIC WORKS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICES; Votes 2b and 15b under TREASURY BOARD). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-47.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 13, 14 and 19) was tabled.


Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , from the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, presented the 10th Report of the Committee (Groupaction). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-48.

Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 9, 12 and 17) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , seconded by Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead) , Bill C-414, An Act to amend the Special Economic Measures Act (no foreign aid to countries that do not respect religious freedom), 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. Caccia (Davenport) , seconded by Ms. Phinney (Hamilton Mountain) , Bill C-415, An Act to amend the Nuclear Liability Act, 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. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1215);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-1216);

— by Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1217 and 372-1218).

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-125 on the Order Paper.

Interruption

At 10:12 a.m., by unanimous consent, the sitting was suspended.

At 10:30 a.m., by unanimous consent, the sitting resumed.

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) , seconded by Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , moved, — That this House call upon the government not to participate in the military intervention initiated by the United States in Iraq.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Ms. Lalonde (Mercier) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by adding after the word “Iraq” the following:

“and, consequently the government repatriate all soldiers and military material in the region that could be used in a war effort in the conflict 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.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Press Release: Canada's Policy Regarding Haiti”. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-15.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-343, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act, standing on the Order Paper in the name of Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) , be allowed to stand in the name of Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) .

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

By unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) for Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar) , seconded by Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin) , Bill C-416, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (sentencing principles), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


By unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , Bill C-417, Parliamentarians' Code of Conduct, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


By unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , Bill C-418, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal liability of corporations, directors and officers), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


By unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , Bill C-419, An Act to amend the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act (members' staff), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.


By unanimous consent and pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , seconded by Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast) , Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, 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 ordered, — That, in relation to its study of the Great Lakes and the St-Lawrence Seaway System, a group comprised of five government Members and one Member of each of the opposition parties of the Subcommittee on Marine Transportation of the Standing Committee on Transport be authorized to travel to Washington, D.C., from March 30 to April 3, 2003, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Subcommittee.

Business of supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) , seconded by Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , in relation to the Business of Supply;

And of the amendment of Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Ms. Lalonde (Mercier) .

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of the today's debate on Private Members' Business, all questions necessary to dispose of Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (persons who leave employment to be care-givers to family members), be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Business of supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie) , seconded by Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , in relation to the Business of Supply;

And of the amendment of Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Ms. Lalonde (Mercier) .

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

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

+

(Division No. 60 -- Vote no 60)

YEAS: 41, NAYS: 166

YEAS -- POUR
Asselin
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bergeron
Bigras
Blaikie
Bourgeois
Cardin
Crête
Dalphond-Guiral
Davies
Desrochers
Duceppe
Fournier
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gagnon (Québec)
Gaudet
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Guay
Guimond
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lill
Marceau
Masse
McDonough
Ménard
Paquette
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Plamondon
Robinson
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
St-Hilaire
Stoffer
Wasylycia-Leis -- 41
NAYS -- CONTRE
Abbott
Ablonczy
Allard
Anders
Anderson (Victoria)
Assadourian
Augustine
Bagnell
Bakopanos
Barnes (London West)
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bellemare
Benoit
Bevilacqua
Binet
Blondin-Andrew
Bonwick
Borotsik
Boudria
Bradshaw
Brown
Bryden
Burton
Byrne
Cadman
Calder
Caplan
Carignan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Chatters
Chrétien
Clark
Coderre
Collenette
Copps
Cotler
Cullen
Cuzner
Day
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Drouin
Duncan
Duplain
Easter
Epp
Eyking
Farrah
Finlay
Folco
Forseth
Frulla
Gallant
Goldring
Goodale
Gouk
Graham
Grey
Harb
Harper
Harris
Harvard
Harvey
Hearn
Hill (Macleod)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Ianno
Jaffer
Jennings
Johnston
Jordan
Keddy (South Shore)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Keyes
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Lastewka
LeBlanc
Lee
Leung
Lincoln
Longfield
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacAulay
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Marcil
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Matthews
McCallum
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McTeague
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Red Deer)
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Mitchell
Moore
Murphy
Myers
Nault
O'Brien (Labrador)
O'Reilly
Obhrai
Pacetti
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Parrish
Patry
Peschisolido
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Pratt
Price
Provenzano
Rajotte
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Robillard
Rock
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Scott
Sgro
Shepherd
Simard
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Speller
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Stinson
Strahl
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tirabassi
Toews
Tonks
Torsney
Vanclief
Whelan
White (North Vancouver)
Wilfert
Williams
Wood -- 166
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Bertrand
Loubier
McCormick
Tremblay

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

+-

(Division No. 61 -- Vote no 61)

YEAS: 153, NAYS: 50

YEAS -- POUR
Anderson (Victoria)
Assadourian
Asselin
Augustine
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bagnell
Bakopanos
Barnes (London West)
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bergeron
Bevilacqua
Bigras
Binet
Blaikie
Blondin-Andrew
Bonwick
Boudria
Bourgeois
Bradshaw
Brown
Bryden
Byrne
Caccia
Calder
Caplan
Cardin
Carignan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Charbonneau
Chrétien
Coderre
Collenette
Copps
Cotler
Crête
Cuzner
Dalphond-Guiral
Davies
Desrochers
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Drouin
Duceppe
Duplain
Easter
Eyking
Farrah
Finlay
Folco
Fournier
Frulla
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gagnon (Québec)
Gaudet
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Goodale
Graham
Guay
Guimond
Harb
Harvard
Harvey
Ianno
Jennings
Jordan
Keyes
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lastewka
LeBlanc
Lee
Lill
Lincoln
Longfield
MacAulay
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Marceau
Marcil
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Masse
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
McTeague
Ménard
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Nault
O'Brien (Labrador)
O'Reilly
Pacetti
Pagtakhan
Paquette
Paradis
Parrish
Patry
Perron
Peschisolido
Pettigrew
Phinney
Picard (Drummond)
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Plamondon
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Robillard
Robinson
Rocheleau
Rock
Roy
Saada
Sauvageau
Savoy
Scherrer
Scott
Shepherd
Simard
Speller
St-Hilaire
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Stoffer
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Tirabassi
Tonks
Torsney
Vanclief
Wasylycia-Leis
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 153
NAYS -- CONTRE
Abbott
Ablonczy
Anders
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Benoit
Borotsik
Burton
Cadman
Chatters
Clark
Day
Duncan
Epp
Forseth
Gallant
Goldring
Gouk
Grey
Harper
Harris
Hearn
Hill (Macleod)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Jaffer
Johnston
Keddy (South Shore)
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Meredith
Merrifield
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Obhrai
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Reynolds
Ritz
Schmidt
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Stinson
Strahl
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Thompson (Wild Rose)
Toews
White (North Vancouver)
Williams -- 50
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Bertrand
Loubier
McCormick
Tremblay

Deferred recorded divisions

Private Members' business

Pursuant to Order made on Wednesday, March 19, 2003, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , seconded by Mr. Jordan (Leeds—Grenville) , — That Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (linguistic duality), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Castonguay (Madawaska—Restigouche) , seconded by Mr. LeBlanc (Beauséjour—Petitcodiac) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-202, An Act to amend the Canada Health Act (linguistic duality), be not now read a second time but that the Order be discharged, the Bill withdrawn, and the subject-matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages and that the said Committee report back to the House on or before October 31, 2003.”.

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

-

(Division No. 62 -- Vote no 62)

YEAS: 153, NAYS: 35

YEAS -- POUR
Allard
Anderson (Victoria)
Assadourian
Asselin
Augustine
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bagnell
Bakopanos
Barnes (Gander—Grand Falls)
Beaumier
Bélanger
Bellemare
Bergeron
Bevilacqua
Bigras
Binet
Blaikie
Blondin-Andrew
Bonwick
Borotsik
Boudria
Bourgeois
Bradshaw
Bryden
Byrne
Caccia
Calder
Caplan
Cardin
Carignan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Cauchon
Charbonneau
Clark
Coderre
Collenette
Copps
Cotler
Crête
Cuzner
Dalphond-Guiral
Davies
DeVillers
Dhaliwal
Dion
Drouin
Duceppe
Duplain
Easter
Eyking
Farrah
Finlay
Folco
Fournier
Frulla
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gagnon (Québec)
Gaudet
Gauthier
Girard-Bujold
Godin
Goodale
Graham
Guay
Guimond
Harb
Harvey
Hearn
Ianno
Jennings
Jordan
Keddy (South Shore)
Keyes
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
Laframboise
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lastewka
LeBlanc
Lee
Lill
Lincoln
Longfield
MacAulay
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Macklin
Mahoney
Malhi
Maloney
Marceau
Marcil
Martin (LaSalle--Émard)
Masse
Matthews
McCallum
McDonough
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
Ménard
Merrifield
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
Nault
O'Brien (Labrador)
O'Reilly
Pacetti
Pagtakhan
Paquette
Paradis
Patry
Perron
Peschisolido
Pettigrew
Phinney
Picard (Drummond)
Pickard (Chatham--Kent Essex)
Plamondon
Reed (Halton)
Regan
Robillard
Rocheleau
Rock
Roy
Saada
Sauvageau
Savoy
Scherrer
Scott
Shepherd
Simard
Speller
St-Hilaire
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stewart
Stoffer
Thibault (West Nova)
Thibeault (Saint-Lambert)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tirabassi
Toews
Tonks
Torsney
Vanclief
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 153
NAYS -- CONTRE
Abbott
Ablonczy
Anders
Benoit
Burton
Cadman
Chatters
Day
Duncan
Epp
Gallant
Goldring
Grey
Harper
Harris
Hill (Macleod)
Hilstrom
Hinton
Johnston
Kenney (Calgary Southeast)
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
Martin (Esquimalt--Juan de Fuca)
Mills (Red Deer)
Moore
Rajotte
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Ritz
Schmidt
Skelton
Solberg
Sorenson
Stinson
Strahl
Thompson (Wild Rose)
White (North Vancouver) -- 35
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Bertrand
Loubier
McCormick
Tremblay

Accordingly, the Order for second reading of the Bill was discharged, the Bill withdrawn, and the subject matter thereof referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

Private Members' Business

At 6:05 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , — That Bill C-206, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (persons who leave employment to be care-givers to family members), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

The debate continued.

At 6:50 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and a recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

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. Collenette (Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-07 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-811-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts for the year 2002, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-15-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-18-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(5). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-19-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Communications Security Establishment for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-21-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Energy Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-22-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Film Board of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-24-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the National Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-26-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-27-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-28-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-29-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Statistical Survey Operations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-30-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-234-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Federal Public Service for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-333-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-658-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-749-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of Park Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-750-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Report of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Equity Act, S.C. 1995, c. 44, sbs. 21(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-805-1. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

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. Bélair (Timmins—James Bay) , one concerning the income tax system (No. 372-1219).

Adjournment

At 6:50 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).