House of Commons Hansard #186 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tax.

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Presence In Gallery
Oral Question Period

3 p.m.

The Speaker

I wish as well to draw the attention of members to the presence in our gallery of His Excellency Ricardo Alarcon de Quesada, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Cuba.

Presence In Gallery
Oral Question Period

3 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

This brings question period to its conclusion.

Report Of Byelections
Routine Proceedings

3 p.m.

The Speaker

I have the honour to lay upon the table the report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada entitled "The February 1995 Byelections: Another Step Forward".

Accordingly, pursuant to Standing Order 35, this document is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Order In Council Appointments
Routine Proceedings

3 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 am pleased to table, in both official languages, a number of order in council appointments that were made by the government.

Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 110(1), these are deemed referred to the appropriate standing committees, a list of which is attached.

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

April 24th, 1995 / 3 p.m.

Kingston and the Islands
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, while I have the floor and pursuant to Standing Order 78, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 36 petitions.

Committees Of The House
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 have the honour to present the 73rd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the list of committee members.

With the consent of the House, I intend to propose adoption of the 73rd report later today.

Mr. Speaker, I move that the 73rd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House earlier this day, be concurred in.

(Motion agreed to.)

Motion No. M-5
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Jim Jordan Leeds—Grenville, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to seek the consent of the House to withdraw Motion No. M-5. It is my motion in Private Members' Business and it deals with the issue of excise taxes on ethanol.

In December the government introduced legislation which will handle that situation to my satisfaction. The new ethanol program that deals with the issue was put forward then and further debate is not required now.

(Order discharged and motion withdrawn.)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Shirley Maheu Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of presenting a petition from several residents in Quebec and more particularly the group Affordable Textbooks Now.

As the result of the increasing cost of textbooks which are needed for student studies, many people are forced to effectively break the law because they are photocopying in part or in whole many of the textbooks for which they are not in a position to pay.

Therefore they request that Parliament put an end to the GST on textbooks and take into account the high price of textbooks when allotting money for educational funding.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Bloc

Michel Daviault Ahuntsic, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of submitting a petition signed by over 1,000 petitioners concerning the Armenian genocide. The petitioners note that our country, recognized as an active defender of democratic principles and human rights, has yet to officially

condemn the atrocities and commemorate the first genocide of the 20th century.

Accordingly, the petitioners ask Parliament to change its policy of indifference to the Armenian genocide, to take the initiative and to actively promote international efforts in order to persuade Turkey to acknowledge its crime against humanity.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Reform

Jack Frazer Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, it is my duty and honour to rise in the House to present a petition duly certified by the clerk of petitions on behalf of 43 constituents from the riding of Saanich-Gulf Islands and more specifically from the island of Saltspring.

The petitioners call on Parliament to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to protect individuals from discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Reform

Dick Harris Prince George—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present four petitions to the House today from my riding of Prince George-Bulkley Valley containing several hundred names and dealing with the proposals for gun control.

One petition is from Mr. Dan Varma of Prince George, B.C.; two from Mr. Jim Eisert of Fraser Lake, B.C.; and, one from the Prince George branch of the Responsible Firearms Coalition.

All these petitioners request that Parliament support laws which will severely punish all violent criminals who use weapons in the commission of a crime; that Parliament will support new Criminal Code firearms control provisions which recognize and protect the right of law-abiding citizens to own and use recreational firearms; and finally, to support legislation which will repeal and modify existing gun control laws which have not improved public safety or have proven not to be cost effective or have proven to be overly complex so as to be ineffective and/or unenforceable.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Bloc

Gilbert Fillion Chicoutimi, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of submitting to this House a petition from the people of the county of Chicoutimi, who wish to draw the attention of Parliament to the following: considering that seniors are naturally the least familiar with voice mail technology and considering that seniors are entitled to appropriate service with regard to their requests concerning income security, the petitioners ask the government to abandon its plan to install voice mail for senior citizens.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Bernie Collins Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure to present the following petitions on behalf of constituents of my riding of Souris-Moose Mountain and other parts of Saskatchewan.

In the first petition, 238 people support the retention of the Canadian Wheat Board.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Bernie Collins Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, the second petition contains 300 signatures of people who oppose Bill C-68 and ask that Parliament refrain from implementing any further firearms legislation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Bernie Collins Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, the third petition contains 315 signatures of people who oppose physician assisted suicide.