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


JOURNALS

No. 30

Friday, March 26, 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

Messages from the Senate

A message was received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate had passed Bill S-15, An Act to amend the Act of incorporation of Queen's Theological College, to which the concurrence of the House is desired.

Pursuant to Standing Order 135(2), the Bill was deemed read the first time and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the consideration at report stage and second reading of Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, as reported by the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with amendments.

Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Coderre (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) , moved, — That the Bill, as amended, be concurred in at report stage and read a second time.

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

Accordingly, the Bill, as amended, was concurred in at report stage and read the second time and, by unanimous consent, ordered for a third reading later today.

Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Coderre (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that on March 26, 2004, at 11:01 a.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

    Bill C-6, An Act respecting assisted human reproduction and related research;

    Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (capital markets fraud and evidence-gathering);

    Bill C-18, An Act respecting equalization and authorizing the Minister of Finance to make certain payments related to health.

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

The Deputy Speaker laid upon the Table, — Document entitled “Report on Plans and Priorities for 2004-2005 of the House of Commons Administration”. — Sessional Paper No. 8520-373-03.

Introduction of Government Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Paradis (Minister of State (Financial Institutions)) for Mr. Anderson (Minister of the Environment) , seconded by Ms. Augustine (Minister of State (Multiculturalism and Status of Women)) , Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Canada National Parks Act, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 13th Report of the Committee (Main Estimates 2004-2005 -- Vote 25 under PRIVY COUNCIL). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-373-18.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 11) was tabled.


Mr. Proulx (Hull—Aylmer) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 14th Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

The Committee recommends, pursuant to Standing Orders 104 and 114, the following change to the list of members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans:

Loyola Hearn for Reed Elley

The Committee further 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 Fisheries and Oceans:

Reed Elley

The Committee further recommends that where a Member’s name is added to the list of members of a committee by this report and the Member’s name was on the list of associate members of that committee, the Member’s name be struck from the list of associate members.

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

Introduction of Private Members' Bills

Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Lanctôt (Châteauguay) , seconded by Mr. Harvey (Chicoutimi—Le Fjord) , Bill C-504, An Act to amend the Employment Insurance Act and the Canada Labour Code (employee taking care of a disabled person), 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 resolved, — That the 14th 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. Laframboise (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) , one concerning the elderly (No. 373-0574);

— by Mr. Lincoln (Lac-Saint-Louis) , one concerning the income tax system (No. 373-0575) and one concerning marriage (No. 373-0576);

— by Mr. Hubbard (Miramichi) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0577);

— by Mr. Stinson (Okanagan—Shuswap) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0578) and one concerning the parole system (No. 373-0579);

— by Mr. Cummins (Delta—South Richmond) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0580);

— by Mr. Schellenberger (Perth—Middlesex) , one concerning marriage (No. 373-0581).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) , seconded by Mr. Coderre (President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada) , — That Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Income Tax Act, be now read a third time and do pass.

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.

The Order was read for the consideration of the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-212, An Act respecting user fees.

Mr. Cullen (Etobicoke North) , seconded by Ms. Leung (Vancouver Kingsway) , moved, — That the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-212, An Act respecting user fees, be now read a second time and concurred in.

Debate arose thereon.

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

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-26, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of Canada for the financial year ending March 31, 2004.

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) — Actuarial Report (including Cost Certificate) on the Pension Plan for the Canadian Forces as at March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Public Pensions Reporting Act, R.S. 1985, c. 13 (2nd Supp.), sbs. 9(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-49-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates)

— by Mr. Goodale (Minister of Finance) — Report of the Governor of the Bank of Canada and Statement of Accounts for the year 2003, pursuant to the Bank of Canada Act, R.S. 1985, c. B-2, sbs. 30(3). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-65-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Finance)

— by Ms. McLellan (Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Response of the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109, to the 24th report of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Chapter 10 of the December 2002 Report of the Auditor General of Canada -- Department of Justice: Costs of Implementing the Canadian Firearms Program) (Sessional Paper No. 8510-372-158), presented to the House on Thursday, October 30, 2003. — Sessional Paper No. 8512-373-158.

— by Ms. McLellan (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness) — Draft regulations concerning: Regulations Amending the Public Agents Firearms Regulations (JUS-605456); Regulations Amending the Importation and Exportation of Firearms Regulations (Individuals) (JUS-605437); Regulations Amending the Authorization to Export or Import Firearms Regulations (Businesses) (JUS-605436); Regulations Amending the Gun Shows Regulations (JUS-605463), pursuant to the An Act respecting firearms and other weapons, S.C. 1995, c. 39, sbs. 118(1). — Sessional Paper No. 8560-373-492-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)

— by Mr. Peterson (Minister of International Trade) — Report of Export Development Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Privacy Act, R.S. 1985, c. P-21, sbs. 72(2). — Sessional Paper No. 8561-373-702-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness)

— by Mr. Peterson (Minister of International Trade) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2004-2008 of Export Development Canada, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-373-851-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade)

— by Ms. Robillard (Minister of Industry) — Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2004-2008 of the Canadian Tourism Commission, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-373-861-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology)

— by Mr. Scott (Minister of State (Infrastructure)) — Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2004-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2004 of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R. S. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). — Sessional Paper No. 8562-373-811-01. (Pursuant to Standing Order 32(5), permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development)

Adjournment

At 1:50 p.m., the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House until Monday at 11:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).