February 17, 2004

PC

John Herron

Progressive Conservative

Mr. John Herron

Mr. Speaker, I will be supporting this motion.

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IND

Ghislain Lebel

Independent

Mr. Ghislain Lebel

Mr. Speaker, I vote against 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.

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LIB

Jacques Saada

Liberal

Hon. Jacques Saada (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister responsible for Democratic Reform, Lib.)

moved:

That the Address be engrossed and presented to Her Excellency the Governor General by the Speaker.

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The Speaker

The question is on the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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Some hon. members

No.

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The Speaker

All those in favour of the motion will please say yea.

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Some hon. members

Yea.

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The Speaker

All those opposed will please say nay.

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Some hon. members

Nay.

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The Speaker

In my opinion the yeas have it.

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An hon. member

On division.

(Motion agreed to)

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The House resumed from February 16 consideration of the motion that Bill C-312, An Act to provide for the settlement of labour disputes affecting west coast ports by final offer arbitration, be read the second time and referred to a committee.


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The Speaker

Pursuant to order made earlier today, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion at second reading stage of Bill C-312.

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

Topic:   Private Members' Business
Subtopic:   Final Offer Arbitration in Respect of West Coast Ports Operations Act
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The Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

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The Speaker

The hon. member for Bellechasse—Etchemins—Montmagny—L'Islet informed me in writing that he would be unable to introduce his motion during the hour provided for private members' business on Wednesday, February 18, 2004. Since it was not possible to arrange an exchange of positions in the order of precedence, I am directing the clerk to drop that item of business to the bottom of the order of precedence.

Private members' hour will thus be cancelled and the House will continue with the business before it.

It being 6:04 p.m. the House will now proceed to the consideration of private members' business as listed on today's Order Paper.

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Subtopic:   Final Offer Arbitration in Respect of West Coast Ports Operations Act
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LIB

Peter Adams

Liberal

Mr. Peter Adams (Peterborough, Lib.)

moved:

That, in the opinion of this House, the Chief Electoral Officer and Elections Canada should develop materials to facilitate youth voting initiatives and make these available to community groups and schools in order to enable young people to learn more about the Canadian electoral system, and to cast their votes at special boxes in polling stations during electoral events and to make public the vote totals, and that the Chief Electoral Officer provide a report on the activities in this regard annually to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to Motion No. 398 on youth voting and I am pleased that it is seconded by the member for Northumberland.

The motion would direct Elections Canada to further develop its efforts to promote the participation of young Canadians in our electoral process and that Elections Canada work proactively with groups like Kids Voting Canada, scouts and guides, teachers, service clubs and the like to do this.

I believe that a friendly amendment to my motion will be presented by a colleague later in the debate. I am very open to this because I look forward to all-party support for the motion.

I would also seek unanimous consent to table a list of references, websites, books and so on, on this topic of youth voting. The list has been presented to colleagues in all the other parties who are participating. They have agreed to it and have already added some items.

Mr. Speaker, my request is that the table would take this list of references so that the record of the debate would be more useful to young people and they could find websites dealing with this topic.

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Subtopic:   Electoral System
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The Speaker

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to table the document?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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February 17, 2004