Order, please. I have the honour to inform the House that a communication has been received as follows:
October 20, 2003
I have the honour to inform you that the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, signified royal assent by written declaration to the bill listed in the Schedule to this letter on the 20th day of October, 2003, at 9:14 a.m.
Secretary to the Governor General
The schedule indicates the bill assented to was Bill C-42, an act respecting the protection of the Antarctic Environment, Chapter 20.
It being 11:06 a.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's Order Paper.