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


JOURNALS

No. 76

Monday, March 24, 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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , seconded by Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville) , — That Bill C-205, An Act to amend the Statutory Instruments Act (disallowance procedure for statutory instruments), be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

The debate continued.

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. Day (Okanagan—Coquihalla) , seconded by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , moved, — That this House:

(1) endorse the decision of the Allied international coalition of military forces to enforce Iraq’s compliance with its international obligations under successive resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, with a view to restoring international peace and security in the Middle East region;

(2) express its unequivocal support for the Canadian service men and women, and other personnel serving in an exchange program with the United States and for those service men and women performing escort duties for British and United States’ ships, our full confidence in them and the hope that all will return safely to their homes;

(3) extend to the innocent people of Iraq its support and sympathy during the military action to disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction and the reconstruction period that will follow; and

(4) urge the government to commit itself to help the Iraqi people, including through humanitarian assistance, to build a new Iraq at peace with itself and its neighbours.

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.

Daily Routine Of Business

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 23rd Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

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

Environment and Sustainable Development

Paul Szabo for Karen Kraft Sloan

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

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 23rd Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , moved, — That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, presented on Wednesday, February, 26, 2003, be concurred in.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.


By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That any recorded division requested later today be deferred to Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , two concerning emergency preparedness (Nos. 372-1221 and 372-1222).

Questions on Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the returns to the following questions made into Orders for Return:

Q-129 — Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) — For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Edmonton—Strathcona, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-129.


Q-134 — Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) — For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-134.


Q-135 — Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin) — For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Wetaskiwin, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-135.


Q-137 — Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) — For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-137.


Q-138 — Mr. Schmidt (Kelowna) — For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Kelowna, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-138.


Q-145 — Mr. Williams (St. Albert) — With regard to vehicles purchased for the use of the Federal Court of Canada and Supreme Court of Canada justices : (a) what type of vehicle is currently being utilized; (b) when were they purchased; (c) how much did each vehicle cost; (d) how many vehicles are there; (e) how many kilometers are on each vehicle; (f) is the Federal Court planning on purchasing new vehicles; (g) if so, for what reason(s) is the Federal Court planning on purchasing new vehicles; (h) is the Supreme Court planning on purchasing new vehicles; (i) if so, for what reason(s) is the Supreme Court planning on purchasing new vehicles; and (j) do Canada's commitments under the Kyoto Protocol have anything to do with the purchase or planned purchase of new vehicles for the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-145.


Q-150 — Mr. White (North Vancouver) — With respect to the government's National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention, what are the results of the review or reviews, due to have been completed by November of 2002, which have been carried out in order to determine whether any of the 1,900 crime prevention projects funded since 1998 have produced the intended results, and whether certain types of programme are more effective than others, and can the government identify the programmes which have resulted in measurably different reductions in crime and improvements in community safety when compared with areas which have not used those programmes? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-150.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(5), the failure of the Ministry to respond to the following questions was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates:

Q-130 – Mr. Anders (Calgary West) – For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of Calgary West, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid?

Q-133 – Mr. Reynolds (West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast) – For the fiscal years 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, from all departments and agencies of the government, including crown corporations and quasi/non-governmental agencies funded by the government, and not including research and student-related grants and loans, what is the list of grants, loans, contributions and contracts awarded in the constituency of West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, including the name and address of the recipient, whether or not it was competitively awarded, the date, the amount and the type of funding, and if repayable, whether or not it has been repaid?

Q-136 – Mr. Moore (Port Moody—Coquitlam—Port Coquitlam) – Responding with a list in both printed and electronic formats, what are the government's holdings in all its vehicle fleets as of December 31, 2002, including: (a) vehicle class; (b) model type; (c) model year; (d) colour; (e) size of engine (rating as per number of cylinders); (f) department holding the ownership; (g) original purchase price and date; (h) individual assigned to the vehicle (if applicable); and (i) fuel type?

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (Okanagan—Coquihalla) , seconded by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by replacing the words “endorse the decision” with the words “recognize the legitimacy of the decision” and by inserting after the words “and security ” the words “including justice”.

Debate arose thereon.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That the Order for consideration of Ways and Means motion No. 6 be deemed read, the motion to concur deemed moved and seconded, the question deemed put, and the recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Day (Okanagan—Coquihalla) , seconded by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , in relation to the Business of Supply;

And of the amendment of Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) , seconded by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) .

The debate continued.

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

The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:17 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 6:28 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).