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


JOURNALS

No. 8

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 371-0783 concerning the National Missile Defence Program. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-4-01;

— Nos. 371-0788 and 371-0804 concerning parental rights. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-5-01;

— No. 371-0819 concerning Canadian heritage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-6-01;

— No. 371-0831 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-01.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , Bill C-5, An Act respecting the protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 the protection of wildlife species at risk in Canada”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-5, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, reported with amendments, concurred in at report stage with further amendments and read the third time and passed.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-60, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Nault (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-7, An Act respecting leadership selection, administration and accountability of Indian bands, and to make related amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-61, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources before second reading.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-8, An Act to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 to protect human health and safety and the environment by regulating products used for the control of pests”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-53, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, reported with amendments, concurred in at report stage with further amendments and read the third time and passed.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) for Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-19, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cauchon (Outremont) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 to amend the Criminal Code (cruelty to animals and firearms) and the Firearms Act”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-15B, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, reported with amendments, concurred in at report stage with a further amendment and read the third time and passed.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-11, An Act to amend the Copyright Act, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-48, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, reported with amendments, concurred in at report stage and read the third time and passed.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. DeVillers (Secretary of State (Amateur Sport)) for Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-12, An Act to promote physical activity and sport, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-54, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, reported with amendments, concurred in at report stage with further amendments and read the third time and passed.


Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. McLellan (Minister of Health) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-13, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 assisted human reproduction”.

Pursuant to Order made Monday, October 7, 2002, the Bill (previously Bill C-56, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) presented the Report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group respecting its visit to Taiwan from August 4 to 10, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-64-01.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands) , seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , Bill C-223, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (judicial review), 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 Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , seconded by Ms. Picard (Drummond) , Bill C-224, An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code, 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 Ms. Beaumier (Brampton West—Mississauga) , seconded by Mrs. Barnes (London West) , Bill C-225, An Act respecting Terry Fox Day, 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 Mrs. Barnes (London West) , five concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0097 to 372-0101) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0102);

— by Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0103) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0104);

— by Mr. Marceau (Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier) , one concerning federal government contracts (No. 372-0105);

— by Mr. Cadman (Surrey North) , two concerning crimes of violence (Nos. 372-0106 and 372-0107);

— by Mr. Bonin (Nickel Belt) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0108);

— by Mrs. Ur (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0109) and one concerning gasoline additives (No. 372-0110);

— by Mr. Herron (Fundy—Royal) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0111);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-0112 and 372-0113);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0114);

— by Mr. Brison (Kings—Hants) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0115);

— by Mrs. Yelich (Blackstrap) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0116);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , one concerning international trade (No. 372-0117) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-0118).

Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , seconded by Ms. Neville (Winnipeg South Centre) , — That the following Address be presented to Her Excellency the Governor General:

To Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of the Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY:

We, Her Majesty's most loyal and dutiful subjects, the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament.

The debate continued.

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) — Reports of the Pacific Pilotage Authority 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. 8561-372-716-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on Canada's activities as a Member Nation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-26, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-559-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. 54, (4th Supp.), sbs. 31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-593-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

Adjournment

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