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


JOURNALS

No. 39

Thursday, April 22, 2004

10:00 a.m.



Prayers

Daily Routine Of Business

Tabling of Documents

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(2), Mr. Gallaway (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons) laid upon the Table, — Government responses, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), to the following petitions:

— No. 373-0555 concerning the income tax system. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-373-11-03;

— No. 373-0708 concerning the Canadian Armed Forces. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-373-20-06.

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 19th Report of the Committee (security on Parliament Hill). — Sessional Paper No. 8510-373-33.

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meetings Nos. 6 and 9) was tabled.

Government Orders

The Order was read for the third reading of Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Mr. Scott (Minister of State (Infrastructure)) for Mr. Mitchell (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Comuzzi (Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a third time and do pass.

Debate arose thereon.

Presenting Petitions

By unanimous consent, petitions certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions were presented as follows:

— by Mr. Adams (Peterborough) , one concerning health care services (No. 373-0740) and one concerning the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (No. 373-0741).

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Mitchell (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Comuzzi (Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)) , — That Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

Royal Assent

A message was received informing the Commons that, on April 22, 2004 at 9:52 a.m., Her Excellency the Governor General signified royal assent by written declaration to the following Bills:

Bill C-8, An Act to establish the Library and Archives of Canada, to amend the Copyright Act and to amend certain Acts in consequence — Chapter No. 11;

Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts — Chapter No. 12.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Mitchell (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Comuzzi (Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)) , — That Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

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.

Government Orders

The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Mitchell (Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development) , seconded by Mr. Comuzzi (Minister of State (Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario)) , — That Bill C-11, An Act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement, be now read a third time and do pass.

The debate continued.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.


The House resumed consideration of the motion of Mr. Cotler (Minister of Justice) , seconded by Ms. Bennett (Minister of State (Public Health)) , — That Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, be now read a third time and do pass;

And of the amendment of Mr. Casson (Lethbridge) , seconded by Mr. Duncan (Vancouver Island North) , — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “That” and substituting the following:

“Bill C-12, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act, be not now read a third time but be referred back to the Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness for the purpose of reconsidering all of its clauses, with the view to eliminate loopholes identified by the nation's most notorious child pornographer, Robin Sharpe.”;

And of the subamendment of Mr. Ritz (Battlefords—Lloydminster) , seconded by Mr. Benoit (Lakeland) , — That the amendment be amended by adding the following:

“and that the Committee report back to the House no later than June 1, 2004. ”.

The debate continued.

Private Members' Business

At 5:30 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The Order was read for the second reading and reference to the Standing Committee on Official Languages of Bill S-4, An Act to amend the Official Languages Act (promotion of English and French).

Mr. Boudria (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) , seconded by Ms. Catterall (Ottawa West—Nepean) , moved, — That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Official Languages.

Debate arose thereon.

Pursuant to Standing Order 93(1), the Order was dropped to the bottom of the order of precedence on the Order Paper.

Adjournment Proceedings

At 6:30 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 6:41 p.m., the Speaker adjourned the House until tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).