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House of Commons Hansard #47 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was agency.

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Regional Economic DevelopmentOral Questions

3 p.m.

Beauce Québec

Liberal

Claude Drouin LiberalSecretary of State (Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec)

Mr. Speaker, like my colleague, I am saddened by the recent bad news, which along with the news from last fall has devastated the town and the area.

We have already initiated a process with socio-economic leaders to assist in diversification. I can assure the House that we will speed up the process to work toward finding solutions for the area.

Points of OrderOral Questions

3 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie NDP Winnipeg—Transcona, MB

Mr. Speaker, very briefly, I think members in the House should be able to rise and ask a question of the government, of a cabinet minister, without fear of having what they are wearing referred to in the answer. The Minister of National Defence should rise and apologize to the hon. member for Saint John.

Points of OrderOral Questions

3 p.m.

Markham Ontario

Liberal

John McCallum LiberalMinister of National Defence

Mr. Speaker, in fact I was trying myself to rise on a point of order because I know the hon. member is a great friend of the Canadian Forces. I know she asked a serious question and I said that I would report to her with a serious answer. However in the excitement of the moment I used inappropriate language and for that I would like to apologize to the hon. member for Saint John.

Points of OrderOral Questions

3 p.m.

The Speaker

I thank the minister and the hon. member for Winnipeg--Transcona for drawing this matter to the attention of the House.

The House resumed from December 13, 2002, consideration of Bill C-3, an act to amend the Canada Pension Plan and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board Act, as reported (without amendment) from the committee, and of Motion No. 1.

Canada Pension PlanGovernment Orders

January 28th, 2003 / 3 p.m.

The Speaker

It being 3.03 p.m. the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred division on the report stage of Bill C-3.

Call in the members.

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

Canada Pension PlanGovernment Orders

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The Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

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Ottawa South Ontario

Liberal

John Manley LiberalDeputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance

moved that the bill be concurred in at report stage.

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Liberal

Marlene Catterall Liberal Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, if you seek it you would obtain unanimous consent that members who voted on the previous motion be recorded as having voted on the motion now before the House, with the Liberal members voting in favour.

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The Speaker

Does the House give its unanimous consent to proceed in such a fashion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Canadian Alliance

Dale Johnston Canadian Alliance Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, Canadian Alliance members oppose this motion.

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Bloc

Michel Guimond Bloc Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-De- Beaupré—Île-D'Orléans, QC

Mr. Speaker, the members of the Bloc Quebecois support this motion.

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NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

Mr. Speaker, the members of the NDP vote against this motion.

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Progressive Conservative

Rick Borotsik Progressive Conservative Brandon—Souris, MB

Mr. Speaker, the members of the Progressive Conservative Party are voting for this motion.

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Liberal

Jean Guy Carignan Liberal Québec East, QC

Mr. Speaker, I vote in favour of this motion.

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Independent

Ghislain Lebel Independent Chambly, QC

Mr. Speaker, the independent member for Chambly votes yes on this motion.

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

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The Speaker

I declare the motion carried.

PrivilegeGovernment Orders

3:15 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Progressive Conservative Calgary Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, this is a very unusual matter and I do not want to breach the privileges of the House, however today is the 98th birthday of the Hon. Ellen Fairclough, who was a distinguished and active member of the House of Commons and holds the honour of being the first woman ever named to the federal cabinet in Canada.

I am sure the House would want to extend their very best wishes and congratulations to the Hon. Ellen Fairclough.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

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The Speaker

I wish to inform the House that because of the deferred recorded divisions, government orders will be extended by 14 minutes.

The House resumed consideration of Bill C-13, an act respecting assisted human reproduction, as reported (with amendment) from the committee, and of the motions in Group No. 3.

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3:15 p.m.

The Speaker

I am now ready to rule on the points of order raised earlier today by the hon. member for Mississauga South concerning report stage of Bill C-13, an act respecting assisted human reproduction.

The first point of order concerns Motion No. 5 standing in the name of the hon. member for Mississauga South. The hon. member has said that the text of this motion is not the text he intended to submit.

Having checked with my officials, I understand that while this might not be the text the hon. member intended, it is indeed the text that was submitted to the Journals Branch, duly signed by him. Accordingly, I do not find any irregularity in the matter and will therefore have to put the question to the House.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Liberal Mississauga South, ON

moved:

Motion No. 5

That Bill C-13, in Clause 3, be amended by replacing lines 25 to 28 on page 2 with the following:

“introduced;

(b) an embryo that consists of cells of more than one embryo, foetus or human being; or

(c) a non-human embryo into which any cell of a human embryo, human foetus or human being has been introduced.”

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The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?