May 1, 2001 (Part 2 of 2)

House of Commons Proceedings

May 1, 2001 (Part 2 of 2)

1st Session—37th Parliament

In private members’ hour, Deepak Obhrai begins the second reading of Bill C-290, an amendment to the Criminal Code in order to impose stricter sentences for breaking-and-entering convictions; also speaking in the debate are John Maloney (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice), Vic Toews, Peter MacKay, Ken Epp, and Larry Spencer.

In committee of the whole, members hold a take-note debate on proposed changes to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons; participants include Don Boudria (the government House leader), Alex Shepherd (Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board), Mr. Obhrai, Réal Ménard, Garry Breitkreuz, Reg Alcock, John McKay, Keith Martin, Paul Szabo (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Works and Government Services), Mr. Epp, Larry Bagnell, and John Bryden.