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


JOURNALS

No. 80

Friday, March 28, 2003

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers

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.

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

The Deputy Speaker laid upon the Table, — Report of the Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Quebec 2003, pursuant to the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, R.S. 1985, c. E-3, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-459-10. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— Nos. 372-1060 and 372-1135 concerning the Canadian Coast Guard. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-32-09.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Epp (Elk Island) , seconded by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , Bill C-423, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance 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 Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-1267);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , fifteen concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1268 to 372-1282).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the answers to questions Q-102, Q-128 and Q-164 on the Order Paper.


Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Cuzner (Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-143 — Mr. Harris (Prince George—Bulkley Valley) — For each year from 1993 to 2001 what was the total amount billed to the government and its agencies by Leger and Leger Research Associates? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-143.

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 1:30 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. Casson (Lethbridge) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , — That Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, should debate on the motion for second reading of Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, conclude today and a recorded division requested, it be deferred until Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands) , — That Bill C-314, An Act to amend the Canada Transportation Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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 the Speaker — Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for November 20 and 27, 2002, December 10, 2002 and January 27, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-7.

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the Bretton Woods and Related Agreements Act for the year 2002, pursuant to the Bretton Woods Agreements Act, S.C. 1993, c. 34, s. 11. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-74-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report on operations under the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act for the year 2002, pursuant to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Agreement Act, S.C. 1993, c. 34, s. 66. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-485-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report on the administration of the Canada Small Business Financing Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Canada Small Business Financing Act, S.C. 1998, c. 36, s. 20. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-240-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

Adjournment

At 2:07 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).