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52 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2003, Canada

Journals of the Senate

2nd Session, 37th Parliament


Issue 73

Tuesday, September 16, 2003
2:00 p.m.

The Honourable Lucie Pépin, Speaker pro tempore


The Members convened were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Banks, Beaudoin, Biron, Buchanan, Callbeck, Carney, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Chaput, Christensen, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, Day, De Bané, Doody, Downe, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty, Forrestall, Fraser, Gauthier, Gill, Grafstein, Graham, Gustafson, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Keon, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, Lapointe, Lavigne, Lawson, LeBreton, Léger, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Mahovlich, Massicotte, Meighen, Merchant, Milne, Moore, Morin, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, Pépin, Plamondon, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, Rivest, Robertson, Robichaud, St. Germain, Sibbeston, Smith, Sparrow, Spivak, Stollery, Stratton, Tkachuk, Trenholme Counsell, Watt, Wiebe

The Members in attendance to business were:

The Honourable Senators

Adams, *Andreychuk, Angus, Atkins, Austin, Bacon, Banks, Beaudoin, Biron, Buchanan, Callbeck, Carney, Carstairs, Chalifoux, Chaput, Christensen, Cochrane, Comeau, Cook, Cools, Corbin, *Cordy, Day, De Bané, Doody, Downe, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty, Forrestall, Fraser, Gauthier, Gill, Grafstein, Graham, Gustafson, *Hays, Hervieux-Payette, Hubley, Jaffer, Johnson, Joyal, Kelleher, Keon, Kinsella, Kirby, Kroft, Lapointe, Lavigne, Lawson, LeBreton, Léger, Losier-Cool, Lynch-Staunton, Mahovlich, Massicotte, Meighen, Merchant, Milne, Moore, Morin, Murray, Nolin, Oliver, *Pearson, Pépin, *Phalen, Plamondon, Poulin (Charette), Poy, Prud'homme, *Ringuette, Rivest, Robertson, Robichaud, *Rompkey, St. Germain, Sibbeston, Smith, Sparrow, Spivak, Stollery, Stratton, Tkachuk, Trenholme Counsell, Watt, Wiebe

The Clerk at the Table informed the Senate that the Honourable the Speaker was unavoidably absent, whereupon the Honourable Senator Pépin, Speaker pro tempore, took the Chair, pursuant to Rule 11.

PRAYERS

INTRODUCTION OF SENATORS

The Honourable the Speaker pro tempore informed the Senate that the Clerk of the Senate had received certificates from the Registrar General of Canada showing that:—

Percy Downe,

Paul J. Massicotte,

Madeleine Plamondon, and

The Honourable Marilyn Trenholme Counsell,

respectively, had been summoned to the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker pro tempore informed the Senate that there were Senators without waiting to be introduced.

The Honourable Senator Downe was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Callbeck, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:—

CANADA

Adrienne Clarkson
(G.S.)

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO
Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

PERCY DOWNE

Of Charlottetown, in the Province of
Prince Edward Island,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and three and in the fifty-second year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Downe came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate.

The Honourable Senator Massicotte was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Hervieux-Payette, P.C., and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:—

CANADA

Adrienne Clarkson
(G.S.)

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO
Our Trusty and Well-beloved

PAUL J. MASSICOTTE

Of Mont-Royal, in the Province of Quebec,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada and We do appoint you for the Division of De Lanaudière in Our Province of Quebec.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OUR GOVERNMENT HOUSE, in Our City of Ottawa, this twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of Our Lord two thousand and three and in the fifty-second year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Massicotte came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate.

The Honourable Senator Plamondon was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Bacon, and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:—

CANADA

Marie Deschamps
(G.S.)

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO
Our Trusty and Well-beloved

MADELEINE PLAMONDON

Of Shawinigan, in the Province of Quebec,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada and We do appoint you for the Division of The Laurentides in Our Province of Quebec.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

The Honourable Marie Deschamps, a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OTTAWA, this ninth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and three and in the fifty-second year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Plamondon came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a Member of the Senate.

The Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell was introduced between the Honourable Senator Carstairs, P.C., and the Honourable Senator Smith, P.C., and having presented Her Majesty's Writ of Summons it was read by one of the Clerks at the Table as follows:—

CANADA

Marie Deschamps
(G.S.)

ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories QUEEN, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

TO
Our Trusty and Well-beloved,

The Honourable

MARILYN TRENHOLME COUNSELL

Of Sackville, in the Province of New Brunswick,

GREETING:

KNOW YOU, that as well for the especial trust and confidence We have manifested in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Canada concern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Canada.

AND WE do command you that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Canada at all times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Canada convoked and holden, and this you are in no wise to omit.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed.

WITNESS:

The Honourable Marie Deschamps, a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Adrienne Clarkson, Chancellor and Principal Companion of Our Order of Canada, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Military Merit, Chancellor and Commander of Our Order of Merit of the Police Forces, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

AT OTTAWA, this ninth day of September in the year of Our Lord two thousand and three and in the fifty-second year of Our Reign.

BY COMMAND,

ALLAN ROCK

Registrar General of Canada

The Honourable Senator Trenholme Counsell came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed for that purpose, and took her seat as a Member of the Senate.

The Honourable the Speaker pro tempore informed the Senate that the Honourable Senators introduced today had made and subscribed the Declaration of Property Qualification required of them by the Constitution Act 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, the Commissioner appointed to receive and witness same.

SENATORS' STATEMENTS

Some Honourable Senators made statements.

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Tabling of Documents

The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., tabled the following:

Report of the Public Service Integrity Officer for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 607.

Introduction and First Reading of Senate Public Bills

The Honourable Senator Grafstein presented a Bill S-22, An Act respecting America Day.

The Bill was read the first time.

The Honourable Senator Grafstein moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Austin, P.C., that the Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading two days hence.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

ANSWERS TO WRITTEN QUESTIONS

Pursuant to Rule 25(2), the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., tabled the following:

Replies to Questions No. 65 and 66, dated February 25, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act—Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-608S.

Replies to Questions No. 78 to 80, dated February 25, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act—Department of Industry.—Sessional Paper No. 2/ 37-609S.

Reply to Question No. 86, dated February 25, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act—Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-369S.

Replies to Questions No. 95 to 97, dated February 27, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act—Department of Justice.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 610S.

Replies to Questions No. 105 and 106, dated March 18, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Kenny, respecting the Alternative Fuels Act—Office of the Registrar of the Federal Court of Canada.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-611S.

Reply to Question No. 110, dated March 18, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Stratton, respecting pay equity.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-612.

Reply to Question No. 116, dated March 18, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Stratton, respecting the Patent Act.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-613S.

Reply to Question No. 124, dated May 14, 2003, appearing on the Order Paper in the name of the Honourable Senator Comeau, respecting the Access to Information Act.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-614S.

ORDERS OF THE DAY

GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

Bills

Resuming debate on the motion of the Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., seconded by the Honourable Senator Rompkey, P.C., for the third reading of Bill C-6, An Act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other Acts, as amended,

And on the motion in amendment of the Honourable Senator Watt, seconded by the Honourable Senator Gill, that the Bill, as amended, be not now read a third time but that it be referred to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

After debate,

The Honourable Senator Adams moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Watt, that further debate on the motion in amendment be adjourned until the next sitting.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

_____________________________________________________

Ordered, That all remaining Orders be postponed until the next sitting.

REPORTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE SENATE PURSUANT TO RULE 28(2):

Reports of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/ 37-538.

Reports of Canada Customs and Revenue Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-539.

Report of the Law Commission of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Law Commission of Canada Act, S.C. 1996, c. 9, s. 24.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-540.

Reports of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for the fiscal years 2000-2001 and 2001-2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-541.

Report of the Civil Aviation Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Aeronautics Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 33 (1st Supp.), s. 35.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-542.

Reports of the Fraser River Port Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-543.

Summaries of the Corporate Plans for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003- 2004 of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-544.

Reports of the Department of Canadian Heritage for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-545.

Report of the Public Service Staff Relations Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1, sbs. 72(2) .—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-546.

Report of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-547.

Report of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 47 (4th Supp.), s. 42.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-548.

Report of the Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-549.

Reports of the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 550.

Reports of the Military Police Complaints Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) .—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 551.

Reports of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) .—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 552.

Statutes of the Yukon for April and May 2003, pursuant to the Yukon Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. Y-2, sbs. 22(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-553.

Statutes of the Northwest Territories for March 2003, pursuant to the Northwest Territories Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N- 27, sbs. 21(1). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-554.

Reports of the Gwich'in Land Use Planning Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) .—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-555.

Reports of the Gwich'in Land and Water Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-556.

Report of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for the year 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8. —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-557.

Reports of the Canadian Commercial Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-558.

Report of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, together with the Auditor's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board Act, S.C. 1999, c. 34, sbs. 48(3).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-559.

Reports of the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 560.

Report on the administration of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2002, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. 16 (4th Supp.), s. 138.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-561.

Report of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Status of the Artist Act, S.C. 1992, c. 33, s. 61. —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-562.

Reports of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-563.

Report of the Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-564.

Summaries of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 of the Cape Breton Growth Fund Corporation and of the Operating and Capital Budgets for 2003-2004, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 125(4). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-565.

Report of the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-566.

Report of the Atlantic Pilotage Authority for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-567.

Report of Ridley Terminals Inc., together with the Auditor General's Report, for the year 2002, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-568.

Report of Ridley Terminals Inc. for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-569.

Report of the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-570.

Report of the Canada Council for the Arts, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canada Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-2, sbs. 21(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-571.

Report of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Broadcasting Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. B-9, sbs. 39(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 572.

Report of the National Film Board of Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the National Film Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. N-8, sbs. 20(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-573.

Report of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-574.

Report of the Canadian Museum of Nature, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-575.

Reports of Parks Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-576.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, pursuant to the Broadcasting Act, S.C. 1991, c. 11, sbs. 55(4).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-577.

Report of Defence Construction (1951) Limited, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-578.

Reports of the Department of Finance for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-579.

Reports of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-580.

Report of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-581.

Report on the Administration of the Labour Adjustment Benefits Act for the period April 1 to June 30, 2002, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. L-1, sbs. 36(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-582.

Report on the Administration of the Labour Adjustment Benefits Act for the period July 1 to September 30, 2002, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. L-1, sbs. 36(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-583.

Report on the Administration of the Labour Adjustment Benefits Act for the period October 1 to December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. L-1, sbs. 36(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-584.

Report on the Administration of the Labour Adjustment Benefits Act for the fourth quarter and total fiscal year 2002-2003, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. L-1, sbs. 36(1). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-585.

Report on the administration of the Fisheries Improvement Loans Act for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-22, sbs. 14(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-586.

Report of the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C-13, sbs. 26(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-587.

Report of the Canada Lands Company Limited, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Financial Administration Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. F-11, sbs. 150(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-588.

Summary of the Corporate Plan for the period 2003-2004 to 2007-2008 of the Parks Canada Agency, pursuant to the Parks Canada Agency Act, S.C. 1998, c. 31, sbs. 33(1).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-589.

Report of the Canada Post Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2) .—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-590.

Report of the Standards Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-591.

Report of the Business Development Bank of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-592.

Report of the Canadian Tourism Commission for the year ended December 31, 2002, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-593.

Reports of the Canadian Space Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-594.

Reports of the Copyright Board for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-595.

Reports of the National Research Council for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-596.

Reports of the Standards Council of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2). —Sessional Paper No. 2/37-597.

Reports of the Business Development Bank of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 598.

Report of the Office of Infrastructure of Canada for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-599.

Annual Report of the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, together with the Auditors' Report, for the year 2002, pursuant to the Budget Implementation Act, S.C. 1998, c. 21, sbs. 38(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-600.

Report of the Canadian Dairy Commission for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-601.

Reports of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-602.

Report of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Alternative Fuels Act, S.C. 1995, c. 20, s. 8.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-603.

Reports of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003, pursuant to the Access to Information Act and to the Privacy Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. A-1 and P-21, sbs. 72(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37- 604.

Report of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, together with the Auditor General's Report, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003 pursuant to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. S-12, sbs. 20(2).—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-605.

Document entitled ``The National Child Benefit Progress Report 2002''.—Sessional Paper No. 2/37-606.

ADJOURNMENT

The Honourable Senator Robichaud, P.C., moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Kinsella:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

(Accordingly, at 4:49 p.m. the Senate was continued until 1:30 p.m. tomorrow.)

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Changes in Membership of Committees Pursuant to Rule 85(4)

Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Buchanan (June 19).

The names of the Honourable Senators Buchanan and Nolin substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Kinsella and Rivest (July 2).

The name of the Honourable Senator Jaffer substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Robichaud (July 21).

Standing Senate Committee on National Finance

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Callbeck (July 21).

The names of the Honourable Senators Doody, Hubley, Milne, Phalen and Cordy substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Oliver, Day, Ferretti Barth, Finnerty and Maheu (August 27).

The name of the Honourable Senator Chaput substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Biron (August 28).

The name of the Honourable Senator Oliver substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Doody (September 3).

The names of the Honourable Senators Day, Finnerty, Maheu, Biron and Ferretti Barth substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Hubley, Phalen, Cordy, Chaput and Milne (September 8).

The names of the Honourable Senators Chaput and Doody substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Furey and Bolduc (September 15).

Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications

The name of the Honourable Senator LaPierre substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Corbin (July 21).

The name of the Honourable Senator Johnson substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Oliver (September 15).

Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights

The name of the Honourable Senator LaPierre substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chalifoux (July 21).

The names of the Honourable Senators Chalifoux and Joyal substituted for those of the Honourable Senators Chaput and Poy (September 2).

Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration

The name of the Honourable Senator Poulin substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Chaput (July 22).

The name of the Honourable Senator Kroft removed from the membership (July 22).

The name of the Honourable Senator Cook added to the membership (September 15).

Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs

The name of the Honourable Senator Mahovlich added to the membership (September 15).

Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of Parliament

The name of the Honourable Senator Cook substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Rompkey (September 15).


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