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House of Commons Hansard #18 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was federal.

Topics

ImmigrationRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Bourassa Québec

Liberal

Denis Coderre LiberalMinister of Citizenship and Immigration

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to section 94 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, I am pleased to table, in both official languages, the annual report on immigration for the year 2002.

Government Response to PetitionsRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Halifax West Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan LiberalParliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

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

Public Safety Act, 2002Routine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Bourassa Québec

Liberal

Denis Coderre Liberalfor the Minister of Transport

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-16, An Act to amend certain Acts of Canada, and to enact measures for implementing the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, in order to enhance public safety.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:30 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three reports to present today. I will explain them very clearly so that all parties know exactly which one is being presented at a particular time.

I have the honour to present the third report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the review of the radio and television broadcasting of the proceedings of House committees. This is the one dealing with televising of committees and opening up committees to television.

If the House gives its consent I intend to move concurrence in the third report later today.

I also have the honour to present the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the committee's consideration of the existing procedures governing private members' business.

This is the report reintroducing the report which was placed before the previous parliament.

I also have the honour to present the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the membership and associate membership of some committees of the House.

If the House gives its consent, I intend to move concurrence in the fifth report, which simply changes the membership and associate membership of a few committees, later this day.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Reynolds Canadian Alliance West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, if the House would give its consent we would be pleased to concur on these motions right now.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

We will deal with that when we get to motions.

Supreme Court ActRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-272, an act to amend the Supreme Court Act (appointment of judges).

Mr. Speaker, the bill is pretty straightforward and quite self-explanatory. I am simply reintroducing a bill that would provide parliamentary accountability for Supreme Court of Canada appointments.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Correctional and Conditional Release ActRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-273, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and the Criminal Code (truth in sentencing).

Mr. Speaker, I am endeavouring to move this along quickly and be very curt and to the point. I am also reintroducing this bill that amends the Corrections and Conditional Release Act to simply provide for truth in sentencing.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-274, an act to amend the Criminal Code (impaired driving).

Mr. Speaker, this third bill is simply meant to strengthen the penalty against those found guilty on more than one occasion of impaired driving or a failure to provide a blood or breath sample.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Canada Transportation ActRoutine Proceedings

3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-275, an act to amend the Canada Transportation Act.

Mr. Speaker, the bill simply but significantly amends the Canada Transportation Act to address rail transportation inefficiencies primarily as they impact western farmers.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

October 30th, 2002 / 3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Canadian Alliance Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-276, an act to amend the Criminal Code to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person's religion or belief that human life is inviolable.

Mr. Speaker, in addition to the summary stated by the Speaker, the bill simply seeks to ensure that health care providers will never be forced to participate against their wills in procedures such as abortions or acts of euthanasia.

Canada has a long history of recognizing the rights of freedom of religion and conscience in our country and yet health care workers and those seeking to be educated for the health care system have often been denied those rights in medical facilities and educational institutions. Some have even been wrongfully dismissed.

The bill would make those conscience rights explicit in law and would safeguard health care workers' fundamental human rights.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Canadian Alliance Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-277, an act to amend the Criminal Code (taking samples of bodily substances).

Mr. Speaker,I am pleased to reintroduce the bill, an idea which came from Bev and Lloyd Bergeson of Cremona, Alberta who lost their daughter Janiece to a dangerous driver.

The bill would allow a peace officer, who has reasonable and probable grounds, to test the bodily substances of the members of the parties involved in this situation.

I would like to point out that the deceased had no choice. They took body samples from the deceased while the living offender was able to refuse. The bill would prevent that.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Canadian Alliance Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-278, an act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous offender).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would allow the people at an institution, which houses dangerous offenders, under an application of 753 of the Criminal Code, to deem people to be dangerous offenders before they are released from prison or for an offence while on parole, or mandatory supervision, or on the date the sentence expires.

Too many times frontline officers and parole officials have been warned and individuals should not be turned back to society since they are a danger to offend. The bill would prevent that from happening.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Canadian Alliance Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-279, an act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for those charged with violent offences).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would permit a person who has been accused of sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault or criminal harassment, who has been identified by the victim or by a witness to the offence, from being released on bail.

The result would be that the accused could not be released unless the charge was withdrawn or the accused was acquitted at trial.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Val Meredith Canadian Alliance South Surrey—White Rock—Langley, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-280, an act to amend the Criminal Code (selling wildlife).

Mr. Speaker, I would like to reintroduce this bill. The bill is in the same form as the previous Bill C-292 at the time of prorogation, albeit certain sections of the previous bill have been removed as they made reference to sections of statutes that are no longer in force. Therefore, pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, I ask that this bill be reinstated at the same stage it was in when the first session of this Parliament prorogued.

The purpose of this bill is to make the selling of wildlife and wildlife parts an offence under the Criminal Code unless carried under and in accordance with a licence, permit or an exemption order. The sale of threatened or endangered species or their parts would attract an increased penalty. Such offences would also be subject to the money laundering provision of the Criminal Code. I leave that in your hands, Mr. Speaker.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that the bill is in the same form as Bill C-292 was at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 37th Parliament. Accordingly, pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the bill shall be added to the bottom of the list of items in the order of precedence on the order paper and designated a votable item.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I move that the third report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in. This is the report dealing with improving access of television to committees.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Does the House give its consent?

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Liberal Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in.This is the report dealing with the changes in the membership and associate membership of some committees.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Does the House give its consent?

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Ted White Canadian Alliance North Vancouver, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe if you asked for it, you would find unanimous consent to also concur in the other report introduced by the member to do with the votability of private members' bills.

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the House give its consent?

Committees of the HouseRoutine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yes.