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


JOURNALS

No. 92

Wednesday, April 30, 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. 372-1204, 372-1216, 372-1220 to 372-1222, 372-1251, 372-1267, 372-1287, 372-1331 and 372-1341 concerning emergency preparedness. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-57-04.

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) , seconded by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence, 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 to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence”.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Patry (Pierrefonds—Dollard) presented the report of the Canadian parliamentary delegation of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF) respecting its participation at the meeting of the APF Committee on Co-operation and Development, held in Ottawa from March 25 to 28, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-52-04.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Lastewka (St. Catharines) , from the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-249, An Act to amend the Competition Act, with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-66.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 33 to 35, 37 and 38) was tabled.


Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Sixth Report of the Committee (Quigley case). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-67.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 21) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Wayne (Saint John) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1438);

— by Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , one concerning emergency preparedness (No. 372-1439);

— by Mr. Bagnell (Yukon) , one concerning war on Iraq (No. 372-1440);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , two concerning the fishing industry (Nos. 372-1441 and 372-1442), one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1443) and one concerning the Canadian Coast Guard (No. 372-1444);

— by Mr. Steckle (Huron—Bruce) , two concerning the agricultural industry (Nos. 372-1445 and 372-1446) and four concerning gun control (Nos. 372-1447 to 372-1450);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , twelve concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1451 to 372-1462);

— by Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , one concerning war on Iraq (No. 372-1463);

— by Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni) , eight concerning the regulation of food and drugs (Nos. 372-1464 to 372-1471);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1472 and 372-1473) and one concerning marriage (No. 372-1474).

Questions on Order Paper

Pursuant to Standing Order 39(7), Mr. Regan (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) presented the return to the following question made into an Order for Return:

Q-168 — Mr. St-Julien (Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik) — In the case of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, Western Economic Diversification Canada, Federal Economic Development Initiative in Northern Ontario, and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency: (a) how much money will be allocated to each of them in fiscal year 2003-2004; (b) how will it be distributed in each agency by number of person-years and by work location and position; and (c) how does Industry Canada allocate funding according to federal transfers for these agencies? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-372-168.

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-29 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Ms. Bradshaw (Minister of Labour) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Ms. Bakopanos (Ahuntsic) , seconded by Ms. Minna (Beaches—East York) and, by unanimous consent, by Mr. Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean--Saguenay) , Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) and Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should index the family supplement to the cost of living in the next Federal Budget. (Private Members' Business M-395)

Debate arose thereon.

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), papers deposited with the Clerk of the House were laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Royal Canadian Mint, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-176-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mrs. Stewart (Minister of Human Resources Development) — Employment Insurance Monitoring and Assessment Report for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Employment Insurance Act, S.C. 1996, c. 23, sbs. 3(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-322-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Chicken Farmers of Canada, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-42-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-433-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-434-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

— by Mr. Vanclief (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Broiler Hatching Egg Marketing Agency, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Farm Products Marketing Agencies Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-4, s. 30. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-523-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 38(1), the question “That this House do now adjourn” was deemed to have been proposed.

After debate, the question was deemed to have been adopted.

Accordingly, at 6:51 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).