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


JOURNALS

No. 93

Thursday, May 1, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Assadourian (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, “The Safe Third Country Regulations” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-12), presented to the House on Tuesday, December 3, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-12.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) , seconded by Mr. Coderre (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) , Bill C-35, An Act to amend the National Defence Act (remuneration of military judges), 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 National Defence Act (remuneration of military judges)”.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Ms. Brown (Oakville) , from the Standing Committee on Health, presented the Second Report of the Committee (extension of time to consider Bill C-260, An Act to amend the Hazardous Products Act (fire-safe cigarettes)). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-68.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 20 and 32) was tabled.


Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 28th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following changes to the lists of members of the following standing committees:

Canadian Heritage

James Lunney for Betty Hinton

Health

Betty Hinton for James Lunney

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:

Canadian Heritage

Betty Hinton

Health

James Lunney

The Committee recommends that where a Member’s name is added to the list of members of a committee by this report and the Member’s name was on the list of associate members of that committee, the Member’s name be struck from the list of associate members.

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

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the 28th Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Business of Supply

The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.

Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , seconded by Mr. Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean--Saguenay) , moved, — That this House recognize the urgency of amending the Canada Labour Code to ban the use of strike breakers.

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.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, in relation to its study on relations with Muslim countries, ten members of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade be authorized to travel to New York, Morocco, London and Paris from May 8 to 15, 2003, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Guay (Laurentides) , seconded by Mr. Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean--Saguenay) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(19), the proceedings expired.

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. Venne (Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert) , seconded by Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should immediately suspend application of the Canadian Firearms Programme in order to hold a public inquiry into the reasons for the Programme’s extraordinary cost overruns, and to submit a structured and detailed strategic plan that would have to be approved in advance by this House. (Private Members' Business M-387)

Debate arose thereon.

Mr. Lanctôt (Châteauguay) , seconded by Ms. St-Hilaire (Longueuil) , moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting the word “suspend” and substituting the following:

“study the”.

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. Cauchon (Minister of Justice) — Report on the operation of sections 83.28 and 83.29 of the Criminal Code from December 24, 2001 to December 23, 2002, pursuant to the Criminal Code, S.C. 2001, c. C-41, sbs. 83.31(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-820-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Grassland National Park of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-809-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-810-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Aulavik National Park of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Canada National Parks Act, S.C. 2000, c. 32, sbs. 11(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-811-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Fort St. James National Historic Site of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-812-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-813-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Port-Royal, Fort Anne, Scots Fort and Fort Edward National Historic Sites of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-814-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-815-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-816-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for Port-la-Joye--Fort Amherst National Historic Site of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-817-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Management Plan for St. Andrew's Rectory and St. Andrew's Anglican Church National Historic Sites of Canada for 2003-2007, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S. C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 32(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-818-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Easter (Solicitor General of Canada) — Report on the use of arrest without warrant for the year 2002, pursuant to the Criminal Code, S.C. 2001, c. C-41, sbs. 83.31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-819-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 1 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Financial Information Strategy: Infrastructure Readiness, and Chapter 7 of the April 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Strategies to Implement Modern Comptrollership) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-14), presented to the House on Tuesday, December 3, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-14.

— by Ms. Robillard (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 4 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Voted Grants and Contributions: Wide Management, and Chapter 5 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Voted Grants and Contributions: Program Management) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-15), presented to the House on Tuesday, December 3, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-15.

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 6:38 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).