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


JOURNALS

No. 9

Thursday, October 10, 2002

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Speaker laid upon the Table, — Special Report of the Information Commissioner concerning the Response to the Report of the Access to Information Review Task Force, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 39(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-734-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)


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, — Copy of Commission constituting the Honourable Marie Deschamps. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-3.


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, — Orders in Council concerning certain appointments made by the Governor General in Council, pursuant to Standing Order 110(1), as follows:

— P.C. 2002-1625, P.C. 2002-1626 and P.C. 2002-1627. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-1-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— P.C. 2002-1544 and P.C. 2002-1667. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-2-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— P.C. 2002-1624. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-3-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— P.C. 2002-1673, P.C. 2002-1674, P.C. 2002-1675, P.C. 2002-1676, P.C. 2002-1677 and P.C. 2002-1678. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-14-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration)

— P.C. 2002-1639, P.C. 2002-1640, P.C. 2002-1641, P.C. 2002-1642 and P.C. 2002-1643. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-7-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

— P.C. 2002-1540 and P.C. 2002-1541. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-10-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

— P.C. 2002-1628, P.C. 2002-1629, P.C. 2002-1630, P.C. 2002-1631, P.C. 2002-1632 and P.C. 2002-1633. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-8-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— P.C. 2002-1536, P.C. 2002-1537, P.C. 2002-1671, P.C. 2002-1672, P.C. 2002-1680, P.C. 2002-1681, P.C. 2002-1682 and P.C. 2002-1683. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-4-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— P.C. 2002-1685, P.C. 2002-1686, P.C. 2002-1687, P.C. 2002-1688, P.C. 2002-1689 and P.C. 2002-1690. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-18-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— P.C. 2002-1650, P.C. 2002-1651, P.C. 2002-1652, P.C. 2002-1653, P.C. 2002-1654, P.C. 2002-1655, P.C. 2002-1656, P.C. 2002-1696, P.C. 2002-1697, P.C. 2002-1698 and P.C. 2002-1699. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-16-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— P.C. 2002-1538, P.C. 2002-1539, P.C. 2002-1644, P.C. 2002-1645, P.C. 2002-1646, P.C. 2002-1647, P.C. 2002-1648, P.C. 2002-1649, P.C. 2002-1693 and P.C. 2002-1694. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-22-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— P.C. 2002-1619 and P.C. 2002-1620. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-5-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs)

— P.C. 2002-1621, P.C. 2002-1622 and P.C. 2002-1623. — Sessional Paper No. 8540-372-24-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(6), referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)


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. 371-0832 and 371-0833 concerning national holidays. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-8-01;

— No. 371-0858 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-02;

— Nos. 371-0885 and 371-0886 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-05.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Dhaliwal (Vancouver South—Burnaby) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-14, An Act providing for controls on the export, import or transit across Canada of rough diamonds and for a certification scheme for their export in order to meet Canada's obligations under the Kimberley Process, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

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 providing for controls on the export, import or transit across Canada of rough diamonds and for a certification scheme for their export in order to meet Canada's obligations under the Kimberley Process”.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Ms. Picard (Drummond) , seconded by Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , Bill C-226, An Act to amend the Pension Benefits Standards Act, 1985 (investment criteria), 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. St. Denis (Algoma—Manitoulin) , seconded by Mr. Bonwick (Simcoe—Grey) , Bill C-227, An Act respecting a national day of remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

Pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the Bill (previously Bill C-409, 1st Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Castonguay (Madawaska—Restigouche) , two concerning pornography (Nos. 372-0119 and 372-0120);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , one concerning international trade (No. 372-0121) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0122);

— by Mr. Martin (Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca) , one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-0123);

— by Mr. Bonwick (Simcoe—Grey) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0124) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-0125);

— by Mr. Asselin (Charlevoix) , two concerning the Employment Insurance program (Nos. 372-0126 and 372-0127).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources of Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act.

Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

Debate arose thereon.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Quick Response Team Sponsorship File Review — Final Project Report”. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-372-3.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Actions to date and on-going on October 10, 2002”. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-372-4.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House, noting that Nigeria has signed and ratified many international human rights legal instruments and is a leading proponent of the New Plan for Africa's Development, a central pillar of which is good governance and respect for human rights, and that the government of Nigeria has declared extreme Sharia punishments unconstitutional, request that the President of Nigeria, President Obasanjo, take all necessary steps to prevent the execution of the death sentence against Amina Lawal as in the case of Safiya Hussaini last February.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) , — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order or usual practice:

1. The Standing Committee on Finance and the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade may hold organizational meetings on October 21, 2002; and that the membership of the said committees be as follows:

Members of the Standing Committee on Finance:

Sue Barnes, Scott Brison, Rick Casson, Roy Cullen, Nick Discepola, Albina Guarnieri, Richard Harris, Rahim Jaffer, Sophia Leung, Joe McGuire, Maria Minna, Lorne Nystrom, Pierre Paquette, Charlie Penson, Pauline Picard, Gary Pillitteri, Tony Valeri and Bryon Wilfert

Associate Members of the Standing Committee on Finance:

Jim Abbott, Diane Ablonczy, Rob Anders, David Anderson, André Bachand, Roy Bailey, Rex Barnes, Carolyn Bennett, Leon Benoit, Stéphane Bergeron, Bernard Bigras, Rick Borotsik, Garry Breitkreuz, Andy Burton, Chuck Cadman, Bill Casey, Dave Chatters, Joe Clark, John Cummins, Stockwell Day, Odina Desrochers, Norman Doyle, Antoine Dubé, John Duncan, Reed Elley, Ken Epp, Brian Fitzpatrick, Paul Forseth, Cheryl Gallant, Jocelyne Girard-Bujold, Yvon Godin, Peter Goldring, Jim Gouk, Gurmant Grewal, Deborah Grey, Monique Guay, Art Hanger, Stephen Harper, Loyola Hearn, John Herron, Grant Hill, Jay Hill, Howard Hilstrom, Betty Hinton, Dale Johnston, Gerald Keddy, Jason Kenney, Yvan Loubier, Gary Lunn, James Lunney, Peter Mackay, Richard Marceau, Inky Mark, Pat Martin, Keith Martin, Philip Mayfield, Alexa McDonough, Grant McNally, Val Meredith, Rob Merrifield, Bob Mills, James Moore, Shawn Murphy, Deepak Obhrai, Brian Pallister, Gilles Perron, Joe Peschisolido, James Rajotte, Scott Reid, John Reynolds, Gerry Ritz, Werner Schmidt, Judy Sgro, Carol Skelton, Monte Solberg, Kevin Sorenson, Larry Spencer, Darrel Stinson, Chuck Strahl, Myron Thompson, Greg Thompson, Vic Toews, Maurice Vellacott, Elsie Wayne, Randy White, Ted White, John Williams, Bob Wood and Lynne Yelich

Members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

Sarkis Assadourian, Stéphane Bergeron, Aileen Carroll, Bill Casey, Irwin Cotler, Stockwell Day, John Duncan, Art Eggleton, Mark Eyking, John Harvard, Marlene Jennings, Francine Lalonde, Diane Marleau, Keith Martin, Patrick O'Brien, Deepak Obhrai, Bernard Patry and Svend Robinson

Associate Members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

Jim Abbott, Diane Ablonczy, Rob Anders, David Anderson, André Bachand, Claude Bachand, Roy Bailey, Rex Barnes, Colleen Beaumier, Leon Benoit, Bernard Bigras, Bill Blaikie, Rick Borotsik, Garry Breitkreuz, Scott Brison, Andy Burton, Chuck Cadman, Rick Casson, Dave Chatters, Joe Clark, Paul Crête, John Cummins, Norman Doyle, Antoine Dubé, Reed Elley, Ken Epp, Brian Fitzpatrick, Raymonde Folco, Paul Forseth, Cheryl Gallant, Peter Goldring, Jim Gouk, Gurmant Grewal, Deborah Grey, Art Hanger, Mac Harb, Stephen Harper, Richard Harris, Loyola Hearn, John Herron, Grant Hill, Jay Hill, Howard Hilstrom, Betty Hinton, Rahim Jaffer, Dale Johnston, Gerald Keddy, Jason Kenney, Yvan Loubier, Gary Lunn, James Lunney, Peter Mackay, Inky Mark, Pat Martin, Philip Mayfield, Alexa McDonough, Grant McNally, Val Meredith, Rob Merrifield, Bob Mills, James Moore, Shawn Murphy, Lorne Nystrom, Brian Pallister, Pierre Paquette, Charlie Penson, Beth Phinney, James Rajotte, Scott Reid, John Reynolds, Gerry Ritz, Yves Rocheleau, Benoît Sauvageau, Werner Schmidt, Carol Skelton, Monte Solberg, Kevin Sorenson, Bob Speller, Larry Spencer, Darrel Stinson, Chuck Strahl, Myron Thompson, Greg Thompson, Vic Toews, Tony Valeri, Maurice Vellacott, Joe Volpe, Elsie Wayne, Randy White, Ted White, John Williams and Lynne Yelich

2. During the period ending December 10, 2002, there shall be seven allotted days pursuant to Standing Order 81;

3. During its consideration of proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 83.1, the Standing Committee on Finance, together with any necessary staff, may travel within Canada and may authorize the broadcasting of its proceedings.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) , seconded by Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) , — That Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

The debate continued.

Ms. Girard-Bujold (Jonquière) , seconded by Mr. Paquette (Joliette) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Nuclear Safety and Control Act, be not now read a second time but that it be read a second time this day six months hence.”.

Debate arose thereon.

Messages from the Senate

A Message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate will no longer participate in the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages. — Sessional Paper No. 8568-372-1.

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. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Copy of Regulations amending the United Nations Suppression of Terrorism Regulations (SOR/2002-327), pursuant to the United Nations Act, R.S. 1985, c. U-2, sbs. 4(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-592-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. MacAulay (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report on the Witness Protection Program by the Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Witness Protection Program Act, S.C. 1996, c. 15, s. 16. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-7-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2002-1583, dated September 24, 2002, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Canada and the Federal Repulic of Germany, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R.S. 1985, c. O-9, sbs. 42(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-212-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2002-1259, dated July 17, 2002, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Canada and the Republic of Hungary, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R. S. 1985, c. O-9, sbs. 42(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-212-02. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Copy of Order in Council P.C. 2002-739, dated May 2, 2002, concerning the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of Canada and Sweden, pursuant to the Old Age Security Act, R. S. 1985, c. O-9, sbs. 42(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-212-03. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Thibault (Minister of Fisheries and Oceans) — Report of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended April 30, 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-294-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans)

Petitions Filed with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was filed as follows:

— by Mr. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-0128).

Adjournment

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