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


JOURNALS

No. 90

Monday, April 28, 2003

11:00 a.m.



Prayers

Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Cardin (Sherbrooke) , seconded by Mr. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should add “social condition” to the prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act. (Private Members' Business M-392)

Debate arose thereon.

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

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs of Bill C-31, An Act to amend the Pension Act and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superannuation Act.

Mr. Pagtakhan (Minister of Veterans Affairs) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs.

Debate arose thereon.

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 National Defence and Veterans Affairs.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts.

Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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.

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, — Document entitled "Monitoring the Canadian Grain Handling and Transportation System -- Annual Report: 2001-2002 Crop Year". — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-17.


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. 372-1071 concerning aboriginal affairs. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-7-10;

— No. 372-1104 concerning health care services. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-13-07;

— Nos. 372-1180, 372-1182, 372-1190 and 372-1193 concerning the Canada Post Corporation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-1-15;

— No. 372-1183 concerning national parks. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-58-02;

— No. 372-1198 concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-44-10;

— Nos. 372-1199, 372-1223 and 372-1224 concerning marriage. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-40-08;

— Nos. 372-1203, 372-1211 to 372-1213, 372-1217 and 372-1218 concerning pornography. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-25-25.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) , seconded by Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-33, An Act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lastewka (St. Catharines) , from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the Third Report of the Committee, “Opening Canadian Communications to the World”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-65.

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. 27 to 31 and 36) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. White (North Vancouver) , seconded by Mr. Anders (Calgary West) , Bill C-433, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (appointment of election officers), 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 Mr. Bailey (Souris—Moose Mountain) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1426);

— by Mr. Schmidt (Kelowna) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1427);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1428), one concerning marriage (No. 372-1429) and one concerning stem cell research (No. 372-1430);

— by Mr. Stoffer (Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore) , one concerning veterans' affairs (No. 372-1431), one concerning the fishing industry (No. 372-1432), two concerning the Employment Insurance program (Nos. 372-1433 and 372-1434) and one concerning the mining industry (No. 372-1435).

Questions on Order Paper

Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the answers to questions Q-158, Q-175, Q-189 and Q-210 on the Order Paper.

Applications for Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered later this day at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.


Pursuant to Standing Order 52, Mr. Efford (Bonavista—Trinity—Conception) asked leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of discussing a specific and important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the cod fishery.

The Speaker decided that the matter was proper to be discussed and, pursuant to Standing Order 52(9), directed that it be considered on Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at the ordinary hour of daily adjournment.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , — That Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

The debate continued.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, when the House begins proceedings under the provisions of Standing Order 52 later this day, no quorum calls or dilatory motions shall be received by the Chair after 9:00 p.m.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , — That Bill C-32, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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 Justice and Human Rights.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Transport of Bill C-27, An Act respecting airport authorities and other airport operators and amending other Acts.

Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) for Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Ms. Augustine (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport.

Debate arose thereon.

Emergency Debate

Pursuant to Standing Order 52(10), the House proceeded to the consideration of a motion to adjourn the House for the purpose of discussing an important matter requiring urgent consideration, namely, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

Mr. Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest) , seconded by Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , moved, — That this House do now adjourn.

Debate arose thereon.

At 10:47 p.m., the Speaker declared the motion adopted.

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. Calder (Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey) , one concerning the agricultural industry (No. 372-1436).

Returns and Reports Deposited with the Clerk of the House

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), the following paper, deposited with the Clerk of the House, was deemed laid upon the Table on Wednesday, April 23, 2003:

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 13 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Human Resources Development Canada and the Canada Employment Insurance Commission) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-8), presented to the House on Tuesday, November 26, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-8.


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

— by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) — Reports of the Merchant Seamen Compensation Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, 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. 8561-372-850-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) — Report of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 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. 8560-372-108-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister responsible for the Royal Canadian Mint) — Reports of the Royal Canadian Mint for the year ended December 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. 8561-372-443-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Minister of Natural Resources) — Report of the National Energy Board for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the National Energy Board Act, R.S. 1985, c. N-7, s. 133. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-188-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report on the Operations of the Exchange Fund Account, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2002, pursuant to the Currency Act, R.S. 1985, c. C-52, sbs. 21(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-133-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Canada Development Investment Corporation (including Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation), together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-471-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

Adjournment

At 10:47 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).