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House of Commons Hansard #9 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was going.

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Patent ActRoutine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Brossard—La Prairie Québec

Liberal

Jacques Saada Liberalfor the Minister of Industry

moved to introduce Bill C-9, an act to amend the Patent Act and the Food and Drugs Act.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the special order made previously, I would like to inform the House that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-56 was at the time of prorogation of the previous session .

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

Patent ActRoutine Proceedings

10 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-56 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee)

Contraventions ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Mount Royal Québec

Liberal

Irwin Cotler LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved to introduce Bill C-10, an act to amend the Contraventions Act and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the special order made previously, I would like to inform the House that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-38 was at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Contraventions ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-38 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed referred to a committee before second reading and deemed reported from the committee.

(Bill referred to a committee and reported)

Contraventions ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

The bill will therefore stand on the Order Paper at report stage before second reading, and the notice period, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(1), starts now.

Westbank First Nation Self-Government ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Parry Sound—Muskoka Ontario

Liberal

Andy Mitchell LiberalMinister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-11, an act to give effect to the Westbank First Nation Self-Government Agreement.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to special order made earlier, I wish to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-57 at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Westbank First Nation Self-Government ActRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-57 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament. Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed read the second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources.

(Bill read the second time and referred to a committee)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Mount Royal Québec

Liberal

Irwin Cotler LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-12, an act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of children and other vulnerable persons) and the Canada Evidence Act.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to special order made earlier, I wish to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-20 at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-20 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed read the second time, considered by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and reported.

(Bill read the second time, considered in committee and reported)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

The Speaker

The bill will therefore stand on the Order Paper at report stage, and the notice period, pursuant to Standing Order 76(1), starts now.

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Mount Royal Québec

Liberal

Irwin Cotler LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-13, an act to amend the Criminal Code (capital markets fraud and evidence-gathering).

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to special order made earlier, I wish to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-46 was at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-46 was at the time of prorogation of the 2nd session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed adopted at all stages and passed by the House.

(Bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, concurred in, read the third time and passed)

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Mount Royal Québec

Liberal

Irwin Cotler LiberalMinister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-14, an act to amend the Criminal Code and other Acts.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to special order made earlier, I wish to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-32 at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Criminal CodeRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-32 was at the time of prorogation of the 2nd session, 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed adopted at all stages and passed by the House.

(Bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, concurred in, read the third time and passed)

International Transfer of Offenders ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Brossard—La Prairie Québec

Liberal

Jacques Saada LiberalFor the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-15, an act to implement treaties and administrative arrangements on the international transfer of persons found guilty of criminal offences.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to special order made earlier, I wish to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-33 at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

International Transfer of Offenders ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-33 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed read the second time, considered by the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and reported.

(Bill read the second time, considered in committee and reported)

International Transfer of Offenders ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

The bill will therefore stand on the Order Paper at report stage after second reading, and the notice period, pursuant to Standing Order 76(1), starts now.

Sex Offender Information Registration ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Brossard—La Prairie Québec

Liberal

Jacques Saada LiberalLeader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-16, an act respecting the registration of information relating to sex offenders, to amend the Criminal Code and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to special order made earlier, I wish to inform you that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-23 was at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Sex Offender Information Registration ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-23 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed adopted at all stages and passed by the House.

(Bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, concurred in, read the third time and passed)

Amendments and Corrections Act, 2003Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Brossard—La Prairie Québec

Liberal

Jacques Saada LiberalLeader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-17, an act to amend certain acts.

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the special order made previously, I would like to inform the House that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-41 was at the time of prorogation of the previous session.

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

Amendments and Corrections Act, 2003Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-41 was at the time of prorogation of the second session of the 37th Parliament.

Accordingly, pursuant to order made Tuesday, February 10, the bill is deemed adopted at all stages and passed by the House.

(Bill read the second time, considered in committee, reported, concurred in, read the third time and passed)

Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements ActRoutine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Brossard—La Prairie Québec

Liberal

Jacques Saada Liberalfor the Minister of Finance

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-18, an act respecting equalization and authorizing the Minister of Finance to make certain payments related to health.

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

Elimination of Racial Profiling ActRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

NDP

Libby Davies NDP Vancouver East, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-476, an act to eliminate racial profiling.

Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise in the House today to present my bill. I thank my hon. colleague, the member for Windsor—St. Clair, for seconding the motion. I also thank the member for Burnaby—Douglas and the member for Acadie—Bathurst who are here today for the presentation of the bill.

The federal NDP believes that this bill to eliminate racial profiling takes an important step toward reaffirming the right of all Canadians to equal treatment under the law. We need a legally binding mechanism to ensure the accountability of our enforcement agencies and officials to all people of Canada regardless of their race or religious beliefs.

Racial profiling has been a reality in Canada since before September 11, 2001. However, since 9/11 and the enactment of anti-terrorist legislation, we have seen an increase in racial profiling and the criminalization of diversity. Too frequently, innocent people report being detained, harassed or singled out by enforcement officials based on nothing more than the colour of their skin or their religious beliefs.

This bill would be a step toward preventing racial profiling.

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

Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

February 12th, 2004 / 10:15 a.m.

NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-477, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (change of title to Unemployment Insurance Act).

Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for Burnaby—Douglas for seconding this motion.

The purpose of the bill is to change the title of Employment Insurance Act to Unemployment Insurance Act. It needs to be given the fair and respectable title it had when it was created in 1940. It needs to go back to its original title. It was an unemployment insurance for people who lost their job. This bill will give this insurance its true title and the respect that comes with it.

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

Employment Insurance ActRoutine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

NDP

Yvon Godin NDP Acadie—Bathurst, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-478, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (qualification and entitlement to benefits).

Mr. Speaker, this bill concerns the eligibility rules. In this bill, I move that the eligibility rules as set out in this legislation be changed to 350 hours or 20 weeks of insurable employment where at least 15 hours were worked each week.

This is the aim of my bill, because it is unacceptable, given the $43.8 billion surplus in the employment insurance fund, that only 33% of women and 44% of men qualify for employment insurance benefits.

This could correct this flaw in the legislation, which has meant that people are unable to qualify for employment insurance benefits.

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