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HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
35TH PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION


JOURNALS

No. 069

Thursday, May 12, 1994

10:00 a.m.



PRAYERS

DAILY ROUTINE OF BUSINESS

Presenting Reports from Committees

Mr. Discepola (Vaudreuil), for Mr. Peterson (Willowdale), from the Standing Committee on Finance, presented the 5th Report of the Committee which was as follows:

      In accordance with its Order of Reference of Thursday, April 21, 1994, your Committee has considered Bill S-2, An Act to implement a convention between Canada and the Republic of Hungary, an agreement between Canada and the Federal Republic of Nigeria, an agreement between Canada and the Republic of Zimbabwe, a convention between Canada and the Argentine Republic and a protocol between Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to income taxes and to make related amendments to other Acts and has agreed to report it without amendment.

A copy of the Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence relating to this Bill (Issue No. 45 which includes this Report) was tabled.

Motions

By unanimous consent, it was ordered, -- That the Sub- Committee on the St. Lawrence Seaway of the Standing Committee on Transport be authorized to travel to Quebec City from May 23 to 25, 1994; to St. Catharines and Thunder Bay from May 31 to June 3, 1994; and to Washington, D.C., from June 6 to 7, 1994, for the purpose of holding informal hearings on the viability of the St. Lawrence Seaway, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Sub-Committee.


By unanimous consent, Mr. Milliken (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Robichaud (Secretary of State (Parliamentary Affairs)), moved, -- That one researcher from the Standing Committee on Transport be authorized to attend the Canadian Transportation Research Forum in Victoria, B.C., from May 15 to 18, 1994.

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

Presenting Petitions

Pursuant to Standing Order 36, a petition certified correct by the Clerk of Petitions was presented as follows:

-- by Mr. Jordan (Leeds -- Grenville), concerning material depicting violence (No. 351-0292).

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

The Order was read for consideration of the Business of Supply.

Mr. Forseth (New Westminster -- Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Abbott (Kootenay East), moved, -- That this House urge the government to respond to the evident lack of confidence that has arisen from Canadians over the Young Offenders Act, and recommend modification to the definition of ``young person'' in Section 2(1) of the Act to mean a person to be ten years of age or more, but under sixteen years of age.

Debate arose thereon.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, Mr. Milliken (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Boudria (Glengarry -- Prescott -- Russell), moved, -- That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), concerning forestry practices in Canada and clear-cutting, the House authorize the Standing Committee on Natural Resources to travel from May 23 to 26, 1994, to British Columbia and Alberta and in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick on May 30 and 31, 1994, and that the necessary staff do accompany the Committee.

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

PRESENTING REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES

By unanimous consent, Mr. Milliken (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), from the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented the 21st Report of the Committee, which was as follows:

      Your Committee recommends the following change in the membership of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

Leblanc (Longueuil) for Debien

A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence (Issue No. 12 which includes this report) is tabled.

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.

TABLING OF DOCUMENTS

By unanimous consent, Mrs. Guay (Laurentides), laid upon the Table, -- Copy of a letter concerning IAP Biovac Inc. (English text) -- Sessional Paper No. 8530-351-8.

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

Debate resumed on the motion of Mr. Forseth (New Westminster -- Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Abbott (Kootenay East), in relation to the Business of Supply.

Debate continued.

MOTIONS

By unanimous consent, Mr. Milliken (Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons), seconded by Mr. Bryden (Hamilton -- Wentworth), moved, -- That the 21st Report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented earlier today, be concurred in.

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

GOVERNMENT ORDERS

Debate resumed on the motion of Mr. Forseth (New Westminster -- Burnaby), seconded by Mr. Abbott (Kootenay East), in relation to the Business of Supply.

Debate continued.

At 5:15 p.m., pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the Speaker interrupted the proceedings.

The question was put on the motion and, pursuant to Standing Order 45(5)(a), the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, May 24, 1994, at 5:30 p.m.

INTERRUPTION

At 5:18 p.m., by unanimous consent, the sitting was suspended.

At 5:31 p.m. the sitting resumed.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Pursuant to Standing Order 30(6), the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Members' Business.

The House resumed debate on the motion of Mr. Pagtakhan (Winnipeg North), seconded by Ms. Phinney (Hamilton Mountain), -- That, in the opinion of this House, the government should seek to ensure that all manufacturers of foods and beverages be required to print `best before' and expiration dates clearly and legibly on the outside of product packaging in a non-encoded format. (Private Members' Business M-217)

Debate continued.

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 the following Bill, namely:
        Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act,
      without amendment.

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 the following Bill, namely:
        Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act (force),
      without amendment.

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 the following Bill, namely:
        Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Department of National Revenue Act and to amend certain other Acts in consequence thereof,
      without amendment.

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 the following Bill, namely:
        Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act,
      without amendment.

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 the following Bill, namely:
        Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act,
      without amendment.

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 the following Bill, namely:
        Bill C-212, An Act to recognize hockey and lacrosse as the national sports of Canada,
      without amendment.

ROYAL ASSENT

The Speaker informed the House that the Honourable Deputy Governor General will proceed to the Senate Chamber today at 5:40 p.m., for the purpose of giving Royal Assent to certain Bills.


A Message was received from the Honourable Peter deC. Cory, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy Governor General, desiring the immediate attendance of the House in the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker, with the House, proceeded to the Senate.

The Commons returned to the Chamber.

Whereupon, the Speaker reported that, when the Commons had been in the Senate, the Honourable Deputy Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the Royal Assent to the following Bills:

      Bill C-15, An Act to revise certain income tax law amendments in terms of the revised Income Tax Act and Income Tax Application Rules. -- Chapter No. 7;
      Bill C-9, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act. -- Chapter No. 8;
      Bill C-13, An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and a related Act. -- Chapter No. 9;
      Bill C-6, Act to amend the Canada Oil and Gas Operations Act, the Canada Petroleum Resources Act and the National Energy Board Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts. -- Chapter No. 10;
      Bill C-4, An Act to amend the Crown Liability and Proceedings Act. -- Chapter No. 11;
      Bill C-8, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act (force). -- Chapter No. 12;
      Bill C-2, An Act to amend the Department of National Revenue Act and to amend certain other Acts in consequence thereof. -- Chapter No. 13;
      Bill C-29, An Act to amend the Coastal Fisheries Protection Act. -- Chapter No. 14;
      Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Railway Safety Act. -- Chapter No. 15; and
      Bill C-212, An Act to recognize hockey and lacrosse as the national sports of Canada. -- Chapter No. 16.

PRIVATE MEMBERS' BUSINESS

Debate resumed on the motion of Mr. Pagtakhan (Winnipeg North), seconded by Ms. Phinney (Hamilton Mountain). (Private Members' Business M-217)

Debate continued.

Mr. MacDonald (Dartmouth), seconded by Mr. Easter (Malpeque), moved the following amendment, -- That the motion be amended by adding after the words ``best before and'' the following:

      ``, when required for health reasons,''

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

The House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, -- That, in the opinion of this House, the government should seek to ensure that all manufacturers of foods and beverages be required to print ``best before" and, when required for health reasons, expiration dates clearly and legibly on the outside of product packaging in a non-encoded format. (Private Members' Business M-217)

The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.

PROCEEDINGS ON ADJOURNMENT MOTION

At 6:11 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.

RETURNS AND REPORTS DEPOSITED WITH THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE

Pursuant to Standing Order 32(1), the following paper, having been deposited with the Clerk of the House, was laid upon the Table:

By the Speaker, -- Minutes of Proceedings of the Board of Internal Economy of the House of Commons for April 12, 1994, pursuant to Standing Order 148(1). -- Sessional Paper No. 8560-351-2D.

ADJOURNMENT

At 6:24 p.m., the House adjourned until Tuesday, May 24, 1994, at 10:00 a.m., pursuant to Order made Thursday, April 21, 1994, and Standing Orders 28(2) and 24(1).

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