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House of Commons Hansard #38 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was agreed.

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Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

6:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

6:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

In my opinion the yeas have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Nisga'A Final Agreement ActGovernment Orders

6:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Call in the members.

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

Division No. 536Government Orders

6:45 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

(Bill read the third time and passed)

Points Of OrderGovernment Orders

December 13th, 1999 / 6:50 p.m.

The Speaker

Before proceeding to the next vote on supply I want to make a ruling on a point of order that was raised by the hon. member for St. Albert.

The hon. member raises about the same point that he raised on the consideration of the main estimates last June. He is concerned that the supplementary estimates under consideration today authorize expenditure for the next fiscal year, namely 2000-01.

As I indicated in my ruling on this point on June 8, 1999, at page 16065 of Hansard , the “fiscal year” runs from April to March and a “yearly appropriation” bill must be based on the estimates for the fiscal year to which it relates and must be adopted by parliament to cover the government's expenses for that fiscal year.

I thank the hon. member for bringing up the point earlier in the day so it would give me a chance to look it over. I have looked carefully at the supply bill which is now before the House and I am satisfied that indeed it is based on the supplementary estimates for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000. As in the previous appropriation bill, this appropriation bill provides the same short title “Appropriation Act No. 3, 1999-2000”.

The so-called multi-year appropriation authority provided in schedule 2 of the bill is based on legislation approved by parliament in 1998, by which the Parks Canada Agency and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency are granted authority to carry over to the end of the 2000-01 fiscal year any unexpended balance of money remaining at the end of the fiscal year 1999-2000.

As was the case last June so also it is the case now. This money is being appropriated for the 1999-2000 fiscal year. It might all be spent in this fiscal year and, if so, it must be authorized by an appropriation for this year. We are talking here about a yearly appropriation bill for the fiscal year 1999-2000.

The hon. member refers to subclause 6(2) of the supply bill now before the House and compares it against the language of carryover that I used last June with reference to the enabling legislation relating to Parks Canada. In my view subclause 6(2) serves the same purpose as did subclause 6(2) in Bill C-86 on June 8, 1999, namely, to reflect the authorization provided in the enabling legislation and a process whereby multi-year spending is to be applied to the applicable appropriations act in sequence.

Accordingly what is included in schedule 2 is already authorized by parliament and is referred to in clause 2 for information purposes only. My ruling is therefore that the supply bill is properly before the House.

I would like to thank the honourable member for his interest in the business of supply. I encourage him to keep on being vigilant and I thank him.

The House resumed from December 10 consideration of the business of supply.

SupplyGovernment Orders

6:55 p.m.

The Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred division on opposed vote 1, and pursuant to the order made on Thursday, December 7, 1999, the result of that division will be applied to all the remaining motions necessary to dispose of the business of supply.

SupplyGovernment Orders

6:55 p.m.

Independent

John Nunziata Independent York South—Weston, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. I would like to address the motion that was passed by the House on December 7, which in the result would apply a series of votes, some 120 votes, with regard to supplementary estimates. I submit that would in effect breach the privileges of independent members of parliament.

The House leaders of the various political parties came together and decided that with regard to their respective political parties the votes could be applied. This motion presumes to anticipate how independent members of parliament would vote on each and every motion before the House.

For that reason I submit that it breaches the privileges, because how could the House know in advance how I would vote on the 120 motions before the House?

If I might conclude, technically it would be my submission that unanimous consent would be required in order to avoid a roll call vote on each of the votes, and if it is the will of the House in effect to apply votes then again unanimous consent would be required.

However, having said that, and in the spirit of Christmas, I am prepared to give my unanimous consent so that all votes can be applied.

SupplyGovernment Orders

6:55 p.m.

The Speaker

The question is on Motion No. 1.

(The House divided on Motion No. 1, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 537Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

The Speaker

I declare Motion No. 1 carried.

Pursuant to order made on Tuesday, December 7, 1999, the remaining motions relating to concurrence in Supplementary Estimates (A), the motion for first reading for the supply bill and the motion for second reading and reference to a committee of the whole are carried by the same division. Accordingly, the Supplementary Estimates (A) are concurred in, the bill is read a first time, read a second time and referred to committee of the whole.

Division No. 537Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 2

That Vote 5a in the amount of $468,000, under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD—Capital expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 2, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 538Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 3

That Vote 10a in the amount of $40,076,870, under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD—Grants and contributions, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 3, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 539Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 4

That Vote 15a in the amount of $137,980, under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD—Canadian Dairy Commission—Program expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 4, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 540Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 5

That Vote 20a in the amount of $27,072,272, under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD—Canadian Food Inspection Agency—Operating expenditures and contributions, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 5, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 541Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 6

That Vote 25a in the amount of $6,040,629, under AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD—Canadian Food Inspection Agency—Capital expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 6, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 542Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 7

That Vote 1a in the amount of $219,056,271, under CANADA CUSTOMS AND REVENUE AGENCY—Operating expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 7, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 543Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 8

That Vote 1a in the amount of $23,157,750, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—Operating expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 8, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 544Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 9

That Vote 5a in the amount of $116,459,253, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—Grants and contributions, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 9, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 545Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 10

That Vote 50a in the amount of $494,000, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—Canadian Museum of Nature—Operating and capital expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 10, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 546Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 11

That Vote 60a in the amount of $1,432,864, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Archives of Canada—Program expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 11, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 547Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 12

That Vote 65a in the amount of $1,057,000, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Arts Centre Corporation, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 12, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 548Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 13

That Vote 70a in the amount of $1,932,000, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Battlefields Commission—Program expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 13, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 549Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 14

That Vote 75a in the amount of $500,000, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Capital Commission—Operating expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 14, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 550Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 15

That Vote 80a in the amount of $45,350,000, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Capital Commission—Capital expenditures, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 15, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Division No. 551Government Orders

7:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard LiberalPresident of the Treasury Board and Minister responsible for Infrastructure

moved:

Motion No. 16

That Vote 90a in the amount of $2,430,490, under CANADIAN HERITAGE—National Film Board—Revolving Fund, in the Supplementary Estimates (A) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2000, be concurred in.

(The House divided on Motion No. 16, which was agreed to on the following division:)