House of Commons Hansard #75 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was children.

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Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Bras D'Or—Cape Breton
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Rodger Cuzner Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to seven petitions.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

John O'Reilly Haliburton—Victoria—Brock, ON

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration on supplementary estimates (B), 2002-2003.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Dale Johnston Wetaskiwin, AB

Madam Speaker, there have been consultations between parties and in order to facilitate and conduct private members' business under the new rules adopted last Monday, my colleagues from Calgary—Nose Hill and Macleod have two bills on notice today. I believe, Madam Speaker, if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent for these bills to be introduced today.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is there unanimous consent?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Dale Johnston Wetaskiwin, AB

Madam Speaker, as a result of the unavoidable absences of those two members I would seek unanimous consent for me to introduce those bills on their behalf.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Is there unanimous consent?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

There is no consent.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Jason Kenney Calgary Southeast, AB

Madam Speaker, following consultations that I have had with all of the parties, I rise to seek unanimous consent for the House to adopt the following motion, that in the opinion of this House the government should endorse the formation of an international criminal tribunal for the purpose of prosecuting Saddam Hussein and all other Iraqi officials who are responsible for crimes against humanity, including unlawful use of force, crimes committed in contravention of the Geneva convention, and the crime of genocide.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Don Boudria Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

Madam Speaker, I am sure this is well intentioned, but I had not been made aware of this until shortly before question period. The House leaders have not been consulted about this in the usual manner.

I say to the member that we will refuse consent at this time. If he wants to provide time for House leaders to consult early next week or if it is his wish to put it in his opposition day motion on Tuesday, of course, he has the privilege of doing so. Meanwhile, I cannot agree to this today because there has been no prior consultation among House leaders.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Jason Kenney Calgary Southeast, AB

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I have consulted with the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs on this matter. I am simply--

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Bakopanos)

Order, please. That is not a point of order.