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


JOURNALS

No. 97

Wednesday, May 7, 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. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) laid upon the Table, — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, “Partners in North America: Advancing Canada's Relations with the United States and Mexico” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-26), presented to the House on Thursday, December 12, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-26.


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. 372-1157 concerning crimes against humanity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-61-2;

— No. 372-1228 concerning gun control. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-42-03;

— Nos. 372-1286, 372-1315, 372-1317 and 372-1318 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-34-08;

— No. 372-1375 concerning unborn children. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-30-06;

— Nos. 372-1381, 372-1385 and 372-1389 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-33.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Bulte (Parkdale—High Park) presented the report of the Canadian Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) concerning its participation at the Bilateral visit to the Islands of Guernsey and Alderney from March 23 to 28, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-53-04.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Fontana (London North Centre) , from the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented the Third Report of the Committee, “The Provincial Nominee Program: A Partnership to Attract Immigrants to All Parts of Canada”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-69.

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. 18, 19, 26, 28, 29, 31, 34, 41, 45, 53, 55 and 56) was tabled.


Mr. Bob Kilger (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole) , from the Legislative Committee on Bill C-17, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-17, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety, with amendments). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-70.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 to 19) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , seconded by Mr. Borotsik (Brandon—Souris) , Bill C-434, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (consecutive sentence for use of firearm in commission of offence), 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 Mrs. Gallant (Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1484 and 372-1485);

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning unborn children (No. 372-1486);

— by Mr. Williams (St. Albert) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1487);

— by Mr. Szabo (Mississauga South) , two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1488 and 372-1489) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1490);

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , five concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1491 to 372-1495);

— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1496);

— by Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1497);

— by Mr. Shepherd (Durham) , one concerning pornography (No. 372-1498);

— by Mr. Harris (Prince George—Bulkley Valley) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1499 and 372-1500) and two concerning stem cell research (Nos. 372-1501 and 372-1502);

— by Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) , one concerning transportation (No. 372-1503);

— by Mr. Pankiw (Saskatoon—Humboldt) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1504).

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-169 and Q-190 on the Order Paper.

Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers

The Notice of Motion for the Production of Papers P-28 was called pursuant to Standing Order 97(1) and was transferred by the Clerk to “Notices of Motions (Papers)”.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the 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) , — That Bill C-33, An Act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences, 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, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Collenette (Minister of Transport) , seconded by Ms. Augustine (Secretary of State (Multiculturalism) (Status of Women)) , — That Bill C-27, An Act respecting airport authorities and other airport operators and amending other Acts, be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Transport.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), 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 Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-408, An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (oath or solemn affirmation).

Mr. Bellemare (Ottawa—Orléans) , seconded by Mr. Bryden (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Aldershot) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.

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 Mrs. Redman (Kitchener Centre) , one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 372-1505).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:17 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 6:37 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).