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


JOURNALS

No. 94

Friday, May 2, 2003

10:00 a.m.



The Clerk informed the House of the unavoidable absence of the Speaker.

Whereupon, Mr. Kilger (Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh) , Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole, took the Chair, pursuant to subsection 43(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act.

Prayers

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence.

Pursuant to Standing Order 73(1), Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) , moved, — That the Bill be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

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, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 372-1219 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-34-07;

— Nos. 372-1344 to 372-1366 concerning transportation. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-48-03.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1475) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1476).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Boudria (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) , — That Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (Ethics Commissioner and Senate Ethics Officer) and other Acts in consequence, be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

Private Members' Business

At 12:50 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities of Bill C-406, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act.

Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , seconded by Mrs. Desjarlais (Churchill) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities.

Debate arose thereon.

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

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. Gouk (Kootenay—Boundary—Okanagan) , two concerning war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1477 and 372-1478).

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) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 13 of the December 2001 Report of the Auditor General of Canada — Parc Downsview Park Inc.) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-13), presented to the House on Tuesday, December 3, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-13.

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Canada Post Corporation, together with the Auditors' 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. 8560-372-20-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-07 and the Capital Budget for 2003 of the Canada Post Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-372-841-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. McCallum (Minister of National Defence) — Report of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board for the year 2002, pursuant to the National Defence Act, S.C. 1998, c. 35, s. 7. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-372-752-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Report of the Canadian Tourism Commission 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. 8560-372-87-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Rock (Minister of Industry) — Reports of the Canadian Tourism Commission 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. 8561-372-861-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights)

Adjournment

At 1:51 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).