House of Commons Hansard #104 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was children.

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Point Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, I am not asking you to make assumptions as to what the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is thinking. We are only concerned with what he said and, in that respect, I think that whatever the context in which this particular word is used, it can-

Point Of Order
Oral Question Period

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

At best we are getting into uncharted waters and with that I will take my leave.

Social Security
Routine Proceedings

October 5th, 1994 / 3:05 p.m.

Winnipeg South Centre
Manitoba

Liberal

Lloyd Axworthy Minister of Human Resources Development and Minister of Western Economic Diversification

Mr. Speaker, I take some pleasure and interest in tabling a document in both official languages entitled "Improving Social Security in Canada" recommended to the interest and debate of members of the House.

Motion To Extend Hours Of Sitting
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Kingston and the Islands
Ontario

Liberal

Peter Milliken Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I think you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move:

That, on Thursday, October 6, 1994, the House shall continue to sit from 6.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the sole purpose of continuing its consideration of the motion of the Minister of Human Resources Development with regard to the social security review, (government business No. 15);

That, during the aforementioned period of time, the Chair shall not receive any dilatory motion or quorum call;

That, during the aforementioned period of time, if no member rises to speak, the Speaker shall declare the debate adjourned; and

That proceedings pursuant to Standing Order 38 shall be taken up on that day at 9 p.m.

(Motion agreed to.)

Motion To Extend Hours Of Sitting
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Jack Iyerak Anawak Nunatsiaq, NT

Mr. Speaker, a point of order. I would like to seek unanimous consent to go back to tabling of documents to table a document that I was going to table earlier.

Motion To Extend Hours Of Sitting
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House to return to tabling of documents?

Motion To Extend Hours Of Sitting
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Western Arctic Inuvialuit Claim Implementation
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Nunatsiaq
Northwest Territories

Liberal

Jack Iyerak Anawak Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Under the provisions of Standing Order 32(2), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, copies of the 1992-93 annual review of the Western Arctic Inuvialuit Claim Implementation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Reform

Jim Abbott Kootenay East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first one has four pages with 105 signatures.

The petitioners are concerned that Parliament not repeal or amend section 241 of the Criminal Code in any way and uphold the Supreme Court of Canada decision of December 30, 1993 to disallow assisted suicide, euthanasia.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Reform

Jim Abbott Kootenay East, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition has two pages with 57 signatures. The petitioners request that Parliament not amend the human rights code, the Canadian Human Rights Act or the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in any way which would tend to indicate societal approval of same sex relationships or of homosexuality, including amending the human rights code to include in the prohibited grounds of discrimination the undefined phrase sexual orientation.

I present these and I concur with my petitioners.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Ian McClelland Edmonton Southwest, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege to present two petitions today, the first from 135 constituents who pray that the government will not give societal approval, including the extension of societal privileges to same sex relationships if any amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Act were to include the undefined phrase sexual orientation as a grounds for discrimination.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Ian McClelland Edmonton Southwest, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition signed by 57 constituents states that the majority of Canadians believe that physicians should be working to save lives, not to end them.

Therefore these petitioners pray that Parliament ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced vigorously.

It is my pleasure to submit these petitions and to inform my constituents that I concur with both.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Beryl Gaffney Nepean, ON

Mr. Speaker, today my colleagues and I are presenting 3,000 signatures to the House.

These petitioners are asking that grandparents', and grandchildren's rights in this country be respected. Too many times children are being denied access to their grandparents and these petitioners request an amendment to the Divorce Act.

Amendments could state that in no case may a father or a mother without serious cause place obstacles between the child and the grandparents.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Rey D. Pagtakhan Winnipeg North, MB

Mr. Speaker, I too would like to present a petition on behalf of my constituents and beyond who pray that Parliament effect appropriate amendments to relevant Canadian law which would guarantee access by grandparents to their grandchildren unless otherwise ordered by a court judgment.

The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is healthy for the psychological health and well-being of both parties.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have two petitions to present today on behalf of my constituents.

The first petition requests that current laws regarding assisted suicide be enforced and that Parliament make no changes in the law which would sanction or allow the aiding or abetting of suicide or active or passive euthanasia.