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


JOURNALS

No. 87

Wednesday, April 9, 2003

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:

— Nos. 372-1191, 372-1192 and 372-1194 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-24;

— Nos. 372-1200, 372-1206, 372-1210, 372-1225 and 372-1226 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-31.


Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Report of Export Development Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-289-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) presented the Report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the 52nd Annual Commonwealth Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, held in London from March 3 to 15, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-53-3.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee (proposals for readjusting federal electoral boundaries). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-58.

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. 8, 17 and 19) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 26th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the following standing committee:

Citizenship and Immigration

Sophia Leung for Anita Neville

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the names of the following Members be added to the lists of associate members of the following standing committees:

Citizenship and Immigration

Jim Karygiannis
Anita Neville

Health

John Maloney

National Defence and Veterans Affairs

John Maloney

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

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) , seconded by Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , Bill C-427, An Act to amend the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, 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. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) , seconded by Ms. Meredith (South Surrey—White Rock—Langley) , Bill C-428, An Act to amend the Canada Pension Plan (adjusted pension for persons with other income above the level at which the second percentage of income tax applies), 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. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , seconded by Mr. Keddy (South Shore) , Bill C-429, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act and the Canada Elections Act (fixed election dates), 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. Obhrai (Calgary East) , seconded by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , Bill C-430, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (record of employment), 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. Obhrai (Calgary East) , seconded by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , Bill C-431, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (probation order), 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. Obhrai (Calgary East) , seconded by Mr. Mills (Red Deer) , Bill C-432, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act and the Old Age Security Act (seniors' windfall exemption), 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 resolved, — That the 26th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.


Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , seconded by Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , moved, — That the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, presented on Tuesday, March 25, 2003, be concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

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 Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Health of Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act.

Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , seconded by Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, should debate on the motion for second reading of Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, conclude today and a recorded division be requested, it be deferred until Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , seconded by Mr. Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands) , — That Bill C-420, An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Health.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by the Speaker — Amendments to the By-laws adopted by the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons on April 2, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8527-372-8.

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

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

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1382);

— by Mr. Myers (Waterloo—Wellington) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1383 and 372-1384);

— by Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1385) and two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-1386 and 372-1387).

Adjournment

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