House of Commons Hansard #140 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was election.

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Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Government Orders

5:25 p.m.

Bloc

Marcel Gagnon Champlain, QC

The hon. member for LaSalle—Émard is playing an April Fools' Day prank.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Government Orders

5:25 p.m.

Bloc

Jean-Yves Roy Matapédia—Matane, QC

My colleague is right about the hon. member for LaSalle—Émard. I may agree with him, but I will let the Canadian people be the judge of that.

It is however a very serious prank on democracy. When the government started to change the rules of democracy for political reasons, I thought that was very serious indeed.

I wholeheartedly agree with my colleague from St. John's West and I do hope for him, as he mentioned to the person who was previously in the chair, that there is a blue haze hanging over St. John's tonight.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Government Orders

5:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

There are only 30 seconds left. The hon. member for Kamouraska—Rivière-du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Government Orders

5:25 p.m.

Bloc

Paul Crête Kamouraska—Rivière-Du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

Madam Speaker, I only want to ask my colleague if he thinks it would be better if the bill were not passed and if we were to start instead to abide by the non-partisan Elections Act. Why does the current government keep tinkering with the Elections Act, which should be a non-partisan piece of legislation?

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Government Orders

5:30 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

I am sorry, but time has run out. The House will now proceed to the taking of the recorded divisions.

The House resumed from October 9, 2003, consideration of the motion that BillC-48, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (natural resources), be read a third time and passed.

Income Tax Act
Government Orders

5:30 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

It being 5:30 p.m., the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at third reading stage of Bill C-48.

Call in the members.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Income Tax Act
Government Orders

6:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

Income Tax Act
Government Orders

6:05 p.m.

Liberal

Joe Volpe Eglinton—Lawrence, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I think you would find that in a moment of distraction the clerk did not see me stand up to vote in favour of the motion. My colleague to my left is larger than life and so I was probably missed when I stood up.

The House resumed from October 10 consideration of the motion.

Contraventions Act
Government Orders

October 21st, 2003 / 6:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion to refer Bill C-38 to a committee before second reading.

(The House divided on the motion, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Contraventions Act
Government Orders

6:15 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill referred to a committee)

Contraventions Act
Government Orders

6:15 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

It being 6:18 p.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's Order Paper.

The House resumed from April 29 consideration of the motion that BillC-328, an act to amend the Canada Labour Code, be now read a second time and referred to a committee.

Canada Labour Code
Private Members' Business

6:15 p.m.

Bloc

Sébastien Gagnon Lac-Saint-Jean—Saguenay, QC

Madam Speaker, I am proud to rise today in the House, because of the great work that was done by my colleague, the member for Laurentides. Indeed, I accompanied her on a tour throughout Quebec. This tour proved to be a very important democratic exercise; we met workers and thus received some input throughout this exercise.

At the end of my speech, I will bring some arguments that will speak to the experience of these workers, those who are mainly concerned, not only in Quebec, but also throughout Canada. I remind—