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


JOURNALS

No. 16

Monday, February 23, 2004

11:00 a.m.



Prayers

Private Members' Business

At 11:00 a.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 Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness of Bill C-471, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (sexual assault on child -- dangerous offenders).

Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , seconded by Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage and second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as reported by a committee.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76(5), the Speaker selected and grouped for debate the following motions:

    Group No. 1 — Motions Nos. 1 and 4.


Group No. 1

Mr. Pratt (Minister of National Defence) for Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of State (Public Health)) , moved Motion No. 1, — That Bill C-10, in Clause 3.1, be amended by replacing lines 12 to 23 on page 2 with the following:

    “trieval system maintained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or any other law enforcement information system maintained by an organization that has a law enforcement role, and who knowingly discloses to a foreign government, an international organization or a person who acts in the name or on behalf of such a government or organization information contained in that system respecting an offence referred to in subsection 4(5), (5.1), (5.2) or (5.4) or paragraph 7(3)(a) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, is guilty of an”

Mr. Pratt (Minister of National Defence) for Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of State (Public Health)) , moved Motion No. 4, — That Bill C-10, in Clause 9.1, be amended by replacing lines 1 to 8 on page 7 with the following:

    “9.1 (1) Within three years after this section comes into force, the Minister shall appoint one or more persons to carry out a comprehensive review of the provisions and operation of this Act.

    (2) The review shall be completed and a report of the review submitted to the Minister within one year after the appointment referred to in subsection (1).

    (3) The Minister shall have a copy of the report laid before each House of Parliament on any of the first 30 days on which that House is sitting after the Minister receives the report. ”

Debate arose on the motions in Group No. 1.

Interruption

At 12:09 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:14 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage and second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as reported by a committee;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 and 4).

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

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. Owen (Minister of Public Works and Government Services) laid upon the Table, — Document concerning the departments that purchased the syndicated research study through Public Works and Government Services Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8530-373-07.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform) , seconded by Mr. Pratt (Minister of National Defence) , Bill C-20, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Statements by Ministers

Pursuant to Standing Order 33(1), Mr. Pratt (Minister of National Defence) made a statement.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the Fifth Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, that the name of the following Member be added to the list of associate members of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food:

Pauline Picard

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 1) is tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin) , eight concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0263 to 373-0270);

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning health care services (No. 373-0271) and one concerning marriage (No. 373-0272).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage and second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as reported by a committee;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 and 4).

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

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, — That Bill C-20, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts, be deemed adopted at all stages.

Accordingly, Bill C-20, An Act to change the names of certain electoral districts, was deemed read the second time and referred to a Committee of the Whole, deemed considered in Committee of the Whole, deemed reported without amendment, deemed concurred in at report stage and deemed read the third time and passed.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration at report stage and second reading of Bill C-10, An Act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, as reported by a committee;

And of the motions in Group No. 1 (Motions Nos. 1 and 4).

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

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and, pursuant to Standing Order 76(8), the recorded division was deferred.

The question was put on Motion No. 4 and it was agreed to.

Pursuant to Standing Order 76(8), the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division.

Pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was further deferred until Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for 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.

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

Accordingly, Bill C-19, An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code, was referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.


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).


Group No. 1

Motion No. 1 of Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Volpe (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) , — 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”

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

Motion No. 3 of Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Mr. Volpe (Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development) , — 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),”

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

The question was put on Motion No. 1 and it was agreed to.

The question was put on Motion No. 2 and, pursuant to Order made Wednesday, February 18, 2004, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for Government Orders.

The question was put on Motion No. 3 and it was agreed to.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 5:44 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 5:55 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).