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


JOURNALS

No. 14

Thursday, February 19, 2004

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 79(3), the Speaker read the following Message from Her Excellency the Governor General, presented by Mr. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) :

Message on Estimates

Her Excellency the Governor General transmits to the House of Commons the Supplementary Estimates (B) of sums required to defray expenses of the public service of Canada for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2004, and in accordance with section 54 of the Constitution Act, 1867, recommends these Estimates to the House of Commons.

Mr. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Supplementary Estimates (B), 2003-2004”. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-373-01.

Pursuant to Standing Order 81(5), the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004, were deemed referred to the several standing committees of the House as follows:

(1) to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources

Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Votes 1b, 5b, 6b, 15b, 30b, 35b, 40b and 45b

Natural Resources, Votes 20b and 30b

(2) to the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food

Agriculture and Agri-Food, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 30b, 35b and 40b

(3) to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage, Votes 1b, 5b, 15b, 20b, 35b, 40b, 50b, 55b, 60b, 65b, 75b, 80b, 85b, 90b, 100b and 105b

(4) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Citizenship and Immigration, Votes 1b and 2b

(5) to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

Environment, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b and 15b

Privy Council, Vote 30b

(6) to the Standing Committee on Finance

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Vote 1b

Finance, Votes 1b, 16b, 25b and 30b

(7) to the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Fisheries and Oceans, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b

(8) to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade

Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Votes 1b, 10b, 25b, L35b, 45b and 50b

(9) to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates

Canadian Heritage, Vote 110b

Governor General, Vote 1b

Justice, Votes 40b and 45b

Parliament, Vote 1b

Privy Council, Votes 1b, 5b and 15b

Public Works and Government Services, Votes 1b and 15b

Treasury Board, Votes 1b, 10b, 15b, 20b and 21b

(10) to the Standing Committee on Health

Health, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 15b, 20b and 25b

(11) to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Human Resources Development, Votes 1b, 5b, 6b, 10b and 20b

(12) to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology

Industry, Votes 1b, 5b, 20b, 30b, 40b, 45b, 50b, 55b, 60b, 65b, 75b, 80b, 85b, 90b, 95b, 100b, 110b, 125b, 130b and 135b

(13) to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Justice, Votes 1b, 5b, 10b, 35b and 50b

Solicitor General, Votes 1b, 10b, 15b, 25b, 30b, 35b, 40b, 45b, 50b and 55b

(14) to the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs

National Defence, Votes 1b, 5b and 15b

Veterans Affairs, Votes 1b, 5b and 10b

(15) to the Standing Committee on Official Languages

Privy Council, Vote 25b

(16) to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs

Parliament, Vote 5b

Privy Council Office, Vote 20b

(17) to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts

Finance, Vote 20b

(18) to the Standing Committee on Transport

Transport, Votes 1b, 10b, 46b, 55b, and 60b

(19) to the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament

Parliament, Vote 10b

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , from the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations, presented the First Report of the Committee (additional terms of reference). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-373-03.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Issue No.1) was tabled.

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , seconded by Mr. Calder (Dufferin—Peel—Wellington—Grey) , Bill C-486, An Act to amend the Constitution Act, 1867, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That, at the conclusion of the debate on today's opposition motion, all questions necessary to dispose of this motion be deemed put and a recorded division deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mrs. Skelton (Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar) , six concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0237 to 373-0242);

— by Mr. Peric (Cambridge) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0243);

— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , three concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0244 to 373-0246);

— by Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley) , four concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0247 to 373-0250), two concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Nos. 373-0251 and 373-0252) and three concerning pornography (Nos. 373-0253 to 373-0255);

— by Ms. McDonough (Halifax) , two concerning the National Missile Defence Program (Nos. 373-0256 and 373-0257);

— by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , one concerning gun control (No. 373-0258).

Business of Supply

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

Mr. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should oppose the proposed American antimissile defence shield and, therefore, cease all discussions with the Bush administration on possible Canadian participation.

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. Bachand (Saint-Jean) , seconded by Ms. Gagnon (Québec) , in relation to the Business of Supply.

The debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

Tabling of Documents

By unanimous consent, Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Closer Together, Further Apart: Managing Canadian-American Relations” (English text only). — Sessional Paper No. 8530-373-06.

Private Members' Business

At 5:15 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 Finance of Bill C-246, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (child adoption expenses).

Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , seconded by Mr. Penson (Peace River) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Finance.

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 Ms. Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Amended summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 of the Canadian Museum of Nature, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-373-856-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Ms. Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Amended summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004 of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-373-858-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage)

— by Mr. Valeri (Minister of Transport) — Reports of the Blue Water Bridge Authority for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2003, 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. 8561-373-864-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)

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 Mr. Strahl (Fraser Valley) , one concerning stem cell research (No. 373-0259).

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:15 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 6:32 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).