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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
37th PARLIAMENT, 3rd SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 13

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

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

By unanimous consent, Mr. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter from Terrie O'Leary to Nick LePan, dated May 30, 1994 (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-373-03.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, notwithstanding any Standing Order, the opposition motion for Monday, March 8, 2004, be not read to the House the previous sitting day, but that it be deposited with the Clerk of the House on Thursday, March 4, 2004.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Bigras (Rosemont—Petite-Patrie) , five concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 373-0217 to 373-0221);

— by Mr. Proctor (Palliser) , ten concerning genetic engineering (Nos. 373-0222 to 373-0231);

— by Mr. Nystrom (Regina—Qu'Appelle) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0232 and 373-0233);

— by Mrs. Hinton (Kamloops, Thompson and Highland Valleys) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0234);

— by Mr. Pacetti (Saint-Léonard—Saint-Michel) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0235 and 373-0236).

Government Orders

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act.

Pursuant to Standing Order 73(1), Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Bélanger (Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Debate arose thereon.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, when the question is put later today on the motion for referral to committee before second reading of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, the motion be deemed carried on division.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Bélanger (Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

The debate continued.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the motion was deemed agreed to on division.

Accordingly, Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, was referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.


The Order was read for the consideration at report stage of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, as reported by a committee.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

    Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 to 3.


Group No. 1

Mr. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) for Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Volpe (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) , moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-12, in Clause 6, be amended:

(a) by replacing, in the French version, line 45 on page 5 with the following:

    “vend, annonce, rend accessible ou a”

(b) by replacing, in the French version, line 1 on page 6 with the following:

    “de vendre, d'annoncer ou de rendre”

Ms. Davies (Vancouver East) , seconded by Mr. Masse (Windsor West) , moved Motion No. 2, — That Bill C-12 be amended by deleting Clause 7.

Mr. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) for Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Volpe (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) , moved Motion No. 3, — That Bill C-12, in Clause 27, be amended by replacing lines 5 to 20 on page 24 with the following:

    “ 27. If Bill C-7, introduced in the 3rd Session of the 37th Parliament and entitled the Public Safety Act, 2002 (the “other Act”), receives royal assent and section 10 of this Act comes into force before the coming into force of any provision of the definition “offence” in section 183 of the Criminal Code, as enacted by section 108 of the other Act, then, on the later of that assent and the coming into force of that section 10, paragraph (a) of the definition “offence” in section 183 of the Criminal Code, as enacted by that section 108, is amended by adding the following after subparagraph (xxvii):

    (xxvii.1) section 162 (voyeurism),”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, if recorded divisions are requested on the report stage amendments to Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, they be deferred until Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, as reported by a committee;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 3).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Copy of a letter from Terrie O'Leary to Nick LePan, dated May 30, 1994 (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-373-04.


Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Annotated copy of response to question Q-238, 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-373-05.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage of Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, as reported by a committee;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 to 3).

The debate continued on the motions in Group No. 1.

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. Speller (Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food) — Report of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Act, S.C. 1997, c. 6, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-48-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food)

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:28 p.m., by unanimous consent, 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 6:34 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).