House of Commons Hansard #36 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was program.

Topics

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John Richardson Perth—Wellington—Waterloo, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to present a petition on behalf of residents of my riding of Perth-Wellington-Waterloo.

The nature of the petition is to enact legislation to ban the selling of serial killer cards in Canada and I support this petition.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Bloc

Gilbert Fillion Chicoutimi, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 and speaking on behalf of my constituents, I wish to present a petition asking the government to fully reinstate the budget for social housing. This petition, with 293 signatures, is being presented to ask the government to act on its responsibility to the most vulnerable members of our society by guaranteeing them the right to housing.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Parkdale—High Park
Ontario

Liberal

Jesse Flis Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, it is my duty, pursuant to Standing Order 36, to present a petition signed by residents of the greater Toronto region.

The petition states the response to petition 343-2034 avoided the thrust of the petition, namely the rights of individuals under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the individual and dealing with abortion and Bill C-43. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to the Parliament and Government of Canada and article 15(1) states: "Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law".

The petitioners pray and call upon Parliament to urge the government to prepare a response to this petition which addresses why "individuals within the bodies of their mothers" are not individuals with rights under the charter for Parliament to honour.

The petitioners urge the government to honour Parliament's obligation under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and provide equality before and under the law and equal protection and equal benefit of law for individuals within the bodies of their mothers from fertilization to the end of the birthing process. In duty bound, the petitioners will ever pray.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

John O'Reilly Victoria—Haliburton, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased and honoured to present a petition signed by a number of constituents from Victoria-Haliburton, duly certified by the Clerk of Petitions.

The petition signed by many seniors who live in and around the Diplomat apartment building in Lindsay, Ontario, request that a mailbox be located near the residence to provide them with better access to Canada Post services.

The petition was circulated by Mrs. Jean Birchard, a resident of the apartment building, and calls on Parliament to consider locating a mailbox in the vicinity of 53 Adelaide Street North for the convenience of the residents of this building and the surrounding residential district.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Devillers Simcoe North, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two more petitions to present pursuant to Standing Order 36 requesting amendment to the laws regarding killer cards.

I am aware of the difficulties and the possible restriction on the freedom of expression with these petitions, but I believe that because the victims of these crimes are often women and children and these killer cards are in effect glorifying violence against women and children I must support these petitions.

(Questions answered orally are indicated by an asterisk.)

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Kingston and the Islands
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, Question No. Q-2 will be answered today.

Question No. 2-

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Len Taylor The Battlefords—Meadow Lake, SK

Who was asked to conduct a review of Canada Post's rural conversion plans, what resources were provided for the review process and what criteria and direction was given to those asked to conduct the review?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Cape Breton—East Richmond
Nova Scotia

Liberal

David Dingwall Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

For many years, the government has

heard from concerned Canadians across the country in regard to the closure of rural post offices and, as a result, made the commitment to review the conversion program put forward by Canada Post Corporation.

On November 12, 1993, the government declared a moratorium on the closure of corporate operated rural post offices.

The moratorium, initially set for a period of one month, was extended indefinitely to allow for a comprehensive assessment. During that period, consultations were held with Canada Post, labour leaders and various community groups.

As a result, on February 17, the government placed an indefinite moratorium on future closures of all rural and small town post offices in Canada.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The question as enumerated by the parliamentary secretary has been answered.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Milliken Kingston and the Islands, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that all remaining questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Shall the remaining questions stand?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I wish to inform the House that, pursuant to Standing Order 33(2)(b), because of the ministerial statement and replies, Government Orders will be extended by eight minutes.

The House resumed consideration of the motion.

Supply
Government Orders

March 14th, 1994 / 3:20 p.m.

Reform

Lee Morrison Swift Current—Maple Creek—Assiniboia, SK

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Immediately prior to members' statements we had a speech from the hon. Minister of Public Works and Government Services. It was very eloquent although somewhat inflammatory.

I believe that there is still time remaining on the clock and I am wondering if comments on that matter are possible.