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


JOURNALS

No. 23

Wednesday, March 10, 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

Ms. Scherrer (Minister of Canadian Heritage) laid upon the Table, — Report by the Minister of Canadian Heritage on official languages activities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Official Languages Act, S.C. 1995, c. 11 , s. 29. — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-565-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages)

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Mitchell (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Bélanger (Deputy Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , Bill C-23, An Act to provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts, was introduced, read the first time and ordered to be printed.

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 provide for real property taxation powers of first nations, to create a First Nations Tax Commission, First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nations Finance Authority and First Nations Statistical Institute and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”.

Pursuant to Order made Tuesday, February 10, 2004, the Bill (previously Bill C-19, 2nd Session, 37th Parliament) was deemed read the second time and referred to a committee, considered in committee and reported.

Presenting Reports from Inter-parliamentary Delegations

Pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), Ms. Torsney (Burlington) presented the Report of the Canadian Group of the Interparliamentary Union respecting its participation at the 109th Interparliamentary Conference and related meetings, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from September 28 to October 3, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8565-373-60-01.

Presenting Petitions

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

— by Ms. Gagnon (Québec) , one concerning the United States' policy towards Cuba (No. 373-0398);

— by Mr. Grewal (Surrey Central) , five concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0399 to 373-0403);

— by Mrs. Chamberlain (Guelph—Wellington) , fifteen concerning the Steven Truscott case (Nos. 373-0404 to 373-0418);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning the holding of referendums (No. 373-0419) and three concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0420 to 373-0422);

— by Mr. O'Brien (London—Fanshawe) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0423 and 373-0424);

— by Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot) , two concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0425 and 373-0426);

— by Ms. Wasylycia-Leis (Winnipeg North Centre) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0427) and one concerning alcoholic beverages (No. 373-0428);

— by Mr. Elley (Nanaimo—Cowichan) , three concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0429 to 373-0431);

— by Mr. Day (Okanagan—Coquihalla) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0432);

— by Mr. Robinson (Burnaby—Douglas) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0433);

— by Mr. Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0434) and one concerning the aircraft industry (No. 373-0435);

— by Mr. Mark (Dauphin—Swan River) , one concerning national parks (No. 373-0436), three concerning the beef industry (Nos. 373-0437 to 373-0439) and five concerning marriage (Nos. 373-0440 to 373-0444);

— by Mrs. Desjarlais (Churchill) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0445);

— by Mr. Jaffer (Edmonton—Strathcona) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0446);

— by Mr. Reid (Lanark—Carleton) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0447).

Deferred Recorded Divisions

Private Members' Business

Pursuant to Order made Monday, March 8, 2004, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Mr. Bergeron (Verchères—Les-Patriotes) , seconded by Mr. Godin (Acadie—Bathurst) , — That a humble Address be presented to Her Excellency praying that, following the steps already taken by the Société Nationale de l'Acadie, she will intercede with Her Majesty to cause the British Crown to recognize officially the wrongs done to the Acadian people in its name between 1755 and 1763. (Private Members' Business M-382)

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:

(Division No. 22 -- Vote no 22)

YEAS: 63, NAYS: 116

YEAS -- POUR
Bachand (Saint-Jean)
Bélair
Bellemare
Bergeron
Bigras
Blaikie
Bourgeois
Cadman
Cardin
Clark
Comartin
Crête
Dalphond-Guiral
Day
Desjarlais
Desrochers
Duceppe
Gagnon (Québec)
Gagnon (Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay)
Gagnon (Champlain)
Gaudet
Gauthier
Godin
Guay
Guimond
Hearn
Jaffer
Laframboise
Laliberte
Lalonde
Lanctôt
Lill
Loubier
Lunn (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough)
Marceau
Mark
Masse
Matthews
McNally
Ménard
Merrifield
Nystrom
Pallister
Paquette
Peric
Perron
Picard (Drummond)
Plamondon
Robinson
Rocheleau
Roy
Sauvageau
Schellenberger
St-Hilaire
Stoffer
Strahl
Telegdi
Toews
Tremblay
Vellacott
Wasylycia-Leis -- 63
NAYS -- CONTRE
Ablonczy
Alcock
Anderson (Victoria)
Anderson (Cypress Hills—Grasslands)
Augustine
Bagnell
Bailey
Bakopanos
Barnes (London West)
Barrette
Bélanger
Bennett
Benoit
Blondin-Andrew
Bonin
Boudria
Breitkreuz
Brison
Brown
Bulte
Burton
Calder
Caplan
Carroll
Castonguay
Catterall
Chamberlain
Coderre
Collenette
Comuzzi
Cotler
Cuzner
DeVillers
Dion
Discepola
Dromisky
Drouin
Efford
Elley
Finlay
Fitzpatrick
Fontana
Frulla
Gallant
Godfrey
Goldring
Graham
Grewal
Guarnieri
Harvard
Harvey
Hill (Prince George--Peace River)
Jackson
Jennings
Jobin
Johnston
Jordan
Karetak-Lindell
Knutson
Kraft Sloan
LeBlanc
Lee
Leung
Lincoln
Longfield
MacAulay
Macklin
Malhi
Marcil
Marleau
McCallum
McGuire
McKay (Scarborough East)
McLellan
Mills (Toronto--Danforth)
Mills (Red Deer)
Minna
Mitchell
Murphy
Myers
O'Brien (Labrador)
Owen
Pagtakhan
Paradis
Pettigrew
Phinney
Pratt
Price
Proulx
Redman
Regan
Reid (Lanark—Carleton)
Robillard
Saada
Savoy
Scherrer
Schmidt
Scott
Shepherd
Sorenson
St-Jacques
St-Julien
St. Denis
Stinson
Thibault (West Nova)
Thompson (New Brunswick Southwest)
Tonks
Torsney
Valeri
Vanclief
Volpe
Wappel
Wayne
Whelan
Wilfert
Wood -- 116
PAIRED -- PAIRÉS
Asselin
Caccia
Fournier
Gallaway
Girard-Bujold
McTeague

Private Members' Business

At 3:58 p.m., pursuant to Order made Monday March 8, 2004, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , seconded by Mr. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) , — That, in the opinion of this House, the government should take immediate action to extend custodial management over the Nose and Tail of the Grand Banks and of the Flemish Cap. (Private Members' Business M-136)

The debate continued.

Presenting Reports from Committees

By unanimous consent, Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the Second Report of the Committee (Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Customs Tariff, without amendment). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-373-11.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 to 8) was tabled.

Private Members' Business

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Hearn (St. John's West) , seconded by Mr. MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough) . (Private Members' Business M-136)

The debate continued.

At 4:58 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 93, the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the recorded division was deferred until Wednesday, March 24, 2004, immediately before the time provided for Private Members' Business.

Government Orders

At 5:00 p.m., pursuant to Order made Monday, March 8, 2004, the House resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole for the consideration of the following motion, — That this Committee take note of the situation in Haiti. (Government Business No. 4)

Debate arose thereon.

At 9:59 p.m., pursuant to Order made Monday, March 8, 2004, the Committee rose.

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate as follows:

    — ORDERED: That a message be sent to the House of Commons to acquaint that House that the Senate has passed Bill C-5, An Act respecting the effective date of the representation order of 2003, without amendment.

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. Finlay (Oxford) , one concerning illicit drug use (No. 373-0448) and one concerning marriage (No. 373-0449).

Adjournment

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