House of Commons Hansard #164 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was competition.

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Broadcasting Act
Private Members' Business

1:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Pursuant to the standing order, the recorded division stands deferred until Monday, April 28, 1997.

Dear colleagues, before saying goodbye, I simply want to remind you that there are a lot of people in this House who are never acknowledged. I am of course referring to the cleaning staff and to others who do all kinds of work in this House. We also greatly appreciate the services of our clerks-at-the-table.

We have the best class of pages we have ever had. Of course the senior pages do marvellous work too. The security, the table officers, the people who do so much work around here, we are all extremely grateful to them.

Broadcasting Act
Private Members' Business

1:45 p.m.

Bloc

Gaston Leroux Richmond—Wolfe, QC

I join you, Mr. Speaker, in thanking the staff of the House who, all along this session, showed an assiduous and efficient professionalism. I think the official opposition must salute the employees of the House and all members of the staff for their excellent qualities and especially their eagerness to serve the men and women who elected this Parliament.

Broadcasting Act
Private Members' Business

1:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

It being 1.49 p.m., pursuant to order made yesterday, the sitting is suspended to the call of the Chair.

(The sitting of the House was suspended at 1.49 p.m.)

The House resumed at 3.35 p.m.

Message From The Senate
Private Members' Business

April 25th, 1997 / 1:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate informing this House that the Senate has passed certain bills.

Message From The Senate
The Royal Assent

1:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows:

Government House Ottawa

April 25, 1997

Mr. Speaker:

I have the honour to inform you that the Honourable John Charles Major, Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada, in his capacity as Deputy Governor General, will proceed to the Senate chamber today, the 25th day of April, 1997 at 3.30 p.m., for the purpose of giving royal assent to certain bills.

Yours sincerely,

Judith A. LaRocque Secretary to the Governor General

A message was delivered by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod as follows:

Mr. Speaker, the Honourable Deputy to the Governor General desires the immediate attendance of this honourable House in the chamber of the honourable the Senate.

Accordingly, the Speaker with the House went up to the Senate chamber.

And being returned:

Message From The Senate
The Royal Assent

3:50 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I have the honour to inform the House that when the House went up to the Senate Chamber the Deputy Governor General was pleased to give, in Her Majesty's name, the royal assent to the following bills:

Bill C-29, an act to regulate interprovincial trade in and the importation for commercial purposes of certain manganese based substances-Chapter No. 11;

Bill C-5, an act to amend the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act, the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act, and the Income Tax Act-Chapter No. 12;

Bill C-71, an act to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of tobacco products and to make consequential amendments to another act and to repeal certain acts-Chapter No. 13;

Bill C-81, an act to implement the Canada-Chile free trade agreement and related agreements-Chapter No. 14;

Bill C-82, an act to amend certain laws relating to financial institutions-Chapter No. 15;

Bill C-27, an act to amend the Criminal Code (child prostitution, child sex tourism, criminal harassment and female genital mutilation)-Chapter No. 16;

Bill C-55, an act to amend the Criminal Code (high risk offenders), the Corrections and Conditional Release Act, the Criminal Records Act, the Prisons and Reformatories Act and the Department of the Solicitor General-Chapter No. 17;

Bill C-17, an act to amend the Criminal Code and certain other acts-ChapterNo. 18;

Bill C-77, an act concerning an order under the International Development (financial institutions) Assistance Act-Chapter No. 19.

Bill C-34, an act to establish programs for the marketing of agricultural products, to repeal the Agricultural Board Act, the Agricultural Products Co-operative Marketing Act, the Advance Payments for Crops Act, and the Prairie Grain Advance Payments Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts-ChapterNo. 20;

Bill C-38, an act to provide for mediation between insolvent farmers and their creditors, to amend the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act and to repeal the Farm Debt Review Act-Chapter No. 21;

Bill C-84, an act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration Act-Chapter No. 22;

Bill C-95, an act to amend the Criminal Code (criminal organizations) and to amend other acts in consequence-Chapter No. 23;

Bill C-32, an act to amend the Copyright Act-Chapter No. 24;

Bill C-92, an act to amend the Income Tax Act, the Income Tax Application Rules and another act related to the Income Tax Act-Chapter No. 25;

Bill C-93, an act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February 18, 1997-Chapter No. 26;

Bill C-37, an act to implement an agreement between Canada and the Russian Federation, a Convention between Canada and the Republic of South Africa, an agreement between Canada and the United Republic of Tanzania, an agreement between Canada and the Republic of India, and a Convention between Canada and the Ukraine for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income-Chapter No. 27;

Bill C-39, an act respecting the York Factory First Nation and settlement of matters arising from an agreement relating to the flooding of land-Chapter No. 28;

Bill C-40, an act respecting the Nelson House First Nation and the settlement of matters arising from an agreement relating to the flooding of land-Chapter No. 29;

Bill C-46, an act to amend the Criminal Code (production of records in sexual offence proceedings)-Chapter No. 30;

Bill C-300, an act respecting the establishment and award of a Canadian peacekeeping service medal for Canadians who have served with an international peacekeeping mission-Chapter No. 31;

Bill S-15, an act to amend an act to incorporate the bishop of the Arctic of the Church of England in Canada.

Message From The Senate
The Royal Assent

3:50 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I thank all the people who make the House work as well as it does, the ones who are here and the ones who are not here. I am sure I speak for all my colleagues when I say that we are profoundly grateful to all of you.

It being almost four o'clock, pursuant to the order adopted yesterday, the House stands adjourned until Monday at 11 a.m.

(The House adjourned at 3.54 p.m.)