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


JOURNALS

No. 15

Friday, February 20, 2004

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 consideration at report stage of Bill C-15, An Act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences, as reported by a committee.

Ms. McLellan (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) , seconded by Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be concurred in at report stage.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.


The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code.

Pursuant to Standing Order 73(1), Ms. McLellan (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) , seconded by Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , moved, — That the Bill be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

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

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the First Report of the Committee (Bill C-18, An Act respecting equalization and authorizing the Minister of Finance to make certain payments related to health, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-373-04.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 2 and 3) was tabled.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Martin (Winnipeg Centre) , one concerning health care services (No. 373-0260);

— by Mr. Hill (Prince George—Peace River) , two concerning the Canadian Armed Forces (Nos. 373-0261 and 373-0262).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. McLellan (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) , seconded by Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , — That Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code, be referred forthwith to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 1:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

Mr. Merrifield (Yellowhead) , seconded by Mr. Rajotte (Edmonton Southwest) , moved, — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should consider making it mandatory for health care professionals to forward to Health Canada information on all “serious” adverse drug reactions within 48 hours of their occurrence. (Private Members' Business M-390)

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

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. Alcock (President of the Treasury Board) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates, “Meaningful Scrutiny: Practical Improvements to the Estimates Process” (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-128), presented to the House on Thursday, September 25, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-373-128.

— by Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) — Report of the Old Port of Montreal Corporation Inc., together with the Auditors' Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, ch. F-11, sbs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-618-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Graham (Minister of Foreign Affairs) — Report on the five-year review of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development for 1998-2003, pursuant to the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development Act, R.S. 1985, c. 54 (4th Supp.), sbs. 31(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-329-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Mr. Pettigrew (Minister of Health) — Report on the administration and operation of the Canada Health Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canada Health Act, R. S. 1985, c. C-6, s. 23. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-458-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Health)

— by Ms. Robillard (Minister of Industry) — List of Commissions issued for the year 2003, pursuant to the Public Officers Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-31, s. 4. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-413-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Ms. Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Public Service Staff Relations Act, R. S. 1985, c. P-35, sbs. 114(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-219-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Ms. Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage) — Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, R.S. 1985, c. 33 (2nd Supp.), s. 84. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-515-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Valeri (Minister of Transport) — Report of the Blue Water Bridge Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, subs. 150(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-821-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Transport)

Messages from the Senate

Messages were received from the Senate as follows:

— ORDERED: That a Message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the names of the Honourable Senators appointed to serve on the Standing Joint Committees are as follows:

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT

The Honourable Senators Forrestall, Kinsella, Lapointe, Morin and Poy.

SCRUTINY OF REGULATIONS

The Honourable Senators Biron, Harb, Hervieux-Payette, P.C., Kelleher, P.C., Lavigne, Moore and Nolin.

— ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament has been authorized to examine the expenditures set out in Parliament Vote 10b of the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004.

Adjournment

At 2:27 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).