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


JOURNALS

No. 79

Thursday, March 27, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Ms. Caplan (Minister of National Revenue) laid upon the Table, — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2003-04 to 2005-06 of the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, pursuant to the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Act, S.C. 1999, c. 17, s. 49. — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-839-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Tirabassi (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Reports on Plans and Priorities, Main Estimates 2003-2004, as follows:

(1) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-4;

(2) Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-5;

(3) Canada Customs and Revenue Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-6;

(4) Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-7;

(5) Communication Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-8;

(6) Canada Industrial Relations Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-9;

(7) Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-10;

(8) Canadian Centre for Management Development. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-11;

(9) Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-12;

(10) Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-13;

(11) Canadian Food Inspection Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-14;

(12) Canadian Forces Grievance Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-15;

(13) Canadian Grain Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-16;

(14) Canadian Heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-17;

(15) Canadian Human Rights Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-18;

(16) Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-19;

(17) Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-20;

(18) Canadian International Development Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-21;

(19) Canadian International Trade Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-22;

(20) Canadian Institute of Health Research. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-23;

(21) Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-24;

(22) Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-25;

(23) Canadian Space Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-26;

(24) Canadian Transportation Agency. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-27;

(25) Citizenship and Immigration Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-28;

(26) Civil Aviation Tribunal of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-29;

(27) Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-30;

(28) Competition Tribunal. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-31;

(29) Copyright Board Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-32;

(30) Correctional Service Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-33;

(31) Department of Finance Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-34;

(32) Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-35;

(33) Department of Justice Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-36;

(34) Environment Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-37;

(35) Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-38;

(36) Fisheries and Oceans Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-39;

(37) Hazardous Materials Information Review Commission Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-40;

(38) Health Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-41;

(39) Human Resources Development Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-42;

(40) Immigration and Refugee Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-43;

(41) Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Canadian Polar Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-44;

(42) Industry Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-45;

(43) Infrastructure Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-46;

(44) Law Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-47;

(45) Military Police Complaints Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-48;

(46) NAFTA Secretariat, Canadian Section. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-49;

(47) National Archives of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-50;

(48) National Battlefields Commission. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-51;

(49) National Defence. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-52;

(50) National Energy Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-53;

(51) National Film Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-54;

(52) National Library of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-55;

(53) National Parole Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-56;

(54) National Research Council Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-57;

(55) National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-58;

(56) Natural Resources Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-59;

(57) Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-60;

(58) Northern Pipeline Agency Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-61;

(59) Office of the Auditor General of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-62;

(60) Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-63;

(61) Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-64;

(62) Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-65;

(63) Office of the Correctional Investigator. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-66;

(64) Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-67;

(65) Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-68;

(66) Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-69;

(67) Parks Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-70;

(68) Patented Medicine Prices Review Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-71;

(69) Privy Council Office. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-72;

(70) Public Service Commission of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-73;

(71) Public Service Staff Relations Board. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-74;

(72) Public Works and Government Services Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-75;

(73) Registry of the Federal Court of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-76;

(74) Royal Canadian Mounted Police. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-77;

(75) RCMP External Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-78;

(76) Security Intelligence Review Committee. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-79;

(77) Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-80;

(78) Solicitor General Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-81;

(79) Statistics Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-82;

(80) Status of Women Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-83;

(81) Supreme Court of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-84;

(82) Tax Court of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-85;

(83) Transportation Safety Board of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-86;

(84) Transport Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-87;

(85) Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-88;

(86) Veterans Affairs Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-89;

(87) Western Economic Diversification Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-372-90.


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. 372-1044 and 372-1149 concerning federal government contracts. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-12-05;

— No. 372-1110 concerning the protection of the environment. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-21-04;

— No. 372-1129 concerning the mining industry. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-72-01.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mrs. Barnes (London West) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Third Report of the Committee, “Large Bank Mergers in Canada: Safeguarding the Public Interest for Canadians and Canadian Businesses”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-53.

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

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 48) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should endorse international efforts to bring to justice Saddam Hussein and all other Iraqi officials responsible for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, including through the formation of an international criminal tribunal.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Guimond (Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans) , three concerning war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1264 to 372-1266).

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 return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

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? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-133.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Finance of Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003.

Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) for Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Paradis (Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) (Francophonie)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Penson (Peace River) , seconded by Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That when the House adjourns on Thursday, April 3, it shall stand adjourned until Monday, April 7, 2003.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Paradis (Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) (Francophonie)) , — That Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Penson (Peace River) , seconded by Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.

The debate continued.

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-30, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2004.

Royal Assent

The Speaker informed the House that the Honourable Deputy of the Governor General will proceed to the Senate today at 5:00 p.m. for the purpose of giving the Royal Assent to certain Bills.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Paradis (Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) (Francophonie)) , — That Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Penson (Peace River) , seconded by Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received from the Honourable Louise Arbour, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in her capacity as Deputy of the Governor General, desiring the immediate attendance of the Commons in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the Commons, proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that he had addressed the Honourable Deputy of the Governor General as follows:

“May it please Your Honour:

The Commons of Canada have voted Supplies to enable the Government to defray certain expenses of the public service.

In the name of the Commons, I present to Your Honour the following Bills:

    An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003;

    An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2004.

To which Bills I humbly request Your Honour's Assent.”

Whereupon, the Clerk of the Senate, by Command of the Honourable Deputy of the Governor General, did say:

“In Her Majesty's name, the Honourable Deputy of the Governor General thanks Her Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to these Bills.”

    Bill C-29, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2003 (Appropriation Act No. 4, 2002-2003) — Chapter No. 3;

    Bill C-30, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2004 (Appropriation Act No. 1, 2003-2004) — Chapter No. 4.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) , seconded by Mr. Paradis (Secretary of State (Latin America and Africa) (Francophonie)) , — That Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance;

And of the amendment of Mr. Penson (Peace River) , seconded by Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.

The debate continued.

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 House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , seconded by Mr. McKay (Scarborough East) , — That Bill C-212, An Act respecting user fees, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

The debate continued.

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

Accordingly, the Bill was read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

Interruption

At 5:45 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:02 p.m., the sitting resumed.

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 of Transport) — Report of the Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-806-1. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board) — Report of the Canadian Wheat Board, together with the Auditor's Report, for the crop year ended July 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canadian Wheat Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-24, sbs. 9(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-259-1. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:02 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:11 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).