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


JOURNALS

No. 98

Thursday, May 8, 2003

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) laid upon the Table, — Report of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade on Canada's State of Trade for the year 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8525-372-18.


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. 372-1393 to 372-1400 and 372-1424 concerning stem cell research. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-372-14-34.

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) for Ms. Copps (Minister of Canadian Heritage) , seconded by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister for International Trade) , Bill C-36, An Act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain 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 establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain Acts in consequence”.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Mr. Sauvageau (Repentigny) 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 Education, Communication and Cultural Affairs, held in Châlons-en-Champagne, France, from April 15 to 18, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-372-52-05.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Bélanger (Ottawa—Vanier) , from the Standing Committee on Official Languages, presented the Seventh Report of the Committee, “Immigration as a Tool for the Development of Official Language Minority Communities”. — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-71.

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. 10 to 13, 16 and 22) was tabled.


Mrs. Barnes (London West) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Fourth Report of the Committee (Bill C-28, An Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 2003, with an amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-72.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 51 and 53 to 56) was tabled.


By unanimous consent, Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 29th Report of the Committee (electoral boundaries for Manitoba). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-73.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 39) was tabled.


By unanimous consent, Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 30th Report of the Committee (electoral boundaries for New Brunswick). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-74.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 39) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Schmidt (Kelowna) , one concerning the war on Iraq (No. 372-1506);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 372-1507);

— by Mr. Thompson (Wild Rose) , one concerning marriage (No. 372-1508);

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , two concerning the war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1509 and 372-1510);

— by Mr. Johnston (Wetaskiwin) , six concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 372-1511 to 372-1516), two concerning marriage (Nos. 372-1517 and 372-1518) and one concerning pornography (No. 372-1519).

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Toews (Provencher) , seconded by Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , moved, — That this House call upon the government to bring in measures to protect and reassert the will of Parliament against certain court decisions that: (a) threaten the traditional definition of marriage as decided by the House as, “the union of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others”; (b) grant house arrest to child sexual predators and make it easier for child sexual predators to produce and possess child pornography; and (c) grant prisoners the right to vote.

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.

Business of Supply

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Toews (Provencher) , seconded by Mr. Spencer (Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

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

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on May 8, 2003, at 4:07 p.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified Royal Assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

    Bill C-2, An Act to establish a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of certain activities in Yukon;

    Bill C-10A, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (firearms) and the Firearms Act.

Private Members' Business

At 5:33 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(7), 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 Justice and Human Rights of Bill C-416, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Youth Criminal Justice Act (sentencing principles).

Mr. Pallister (Portage—Lisgar) , seconded by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

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), a paper deposited with the Clerk of the House was laid upon the Table as follows:

— by Mr. Manley (Minister of Finance) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the First Report of the Standing Committee on Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, “Tax fairness for persons with disabilities” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-21), presented to the House on Wednesday, December 11, 2002. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-372-21.

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. Macklin (Northumberland) , three concerning the war on Iraq (Nos. 372-1520 to 372-1522).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:33 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 6:55 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).