House of Commons Hansard #218 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was per.

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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 82nd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding a change to Standing Order 36 in relation to the acceptability of petitions.

If the House gives its consent, I intend to move concurrence in the 82nd report later this day.

I also have the honour to table the 83rd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs relating to the selection of votable items in accordance with Standing Order 92.

In accordance with that standing order the report is deemed adopted on presentation.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Bob Speller Haldimand—Norfolk, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food which deals with Bill C-86, an act to amend the Canadian Dairy Commission Act.

It is reported with amendments.

Oceans Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Humber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte
Newfoundland & Labrador

Liberal

Brian Tobin Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-98, an act respecting the oceans of Canada.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Termination Of Assistance To Indonesia Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

NDP

Svend Robinson Burnaby—Kingsway, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-333, an act to terminate Canadian assistance to Indonesia.

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to be able to introduce this bill which would terminate Canadian bilateral government to government aid and multilateral aid to Indonesia. Aid to NGOs that work in Indonesia and humanitarian assistance would be exempt.

To explain the purpose of the bill, I would note that human rights abuses in East Timor perpetrated by the Indonesian government are indisputable. Human rights organizations have reported evidence of gross violations, including repression of freedom of expression, arbitrary arrests, torture and killings. Similar human rights abuses go on elsewhere throughout Indonesia, including appalling labour conditions, the banning of the country's only free trade union, and the shutting down of Indonesian weekly newspapers.

Finally I would note that the Government of Indonesia has continually flouted international law and ignored United Nations General Assembly and Security Council resolutions calling for Indonesia's immediate withdrawal from East Timor.

For these reasons I believe the Government of Canada should terminate its bilateral and multilateral aid to Indonesia and call for respect of human rights.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Richmond
B.C.

Liberal

Raymond Chan for the Minister of Finance

moved that Bill S-9, an act to amend the Canada-United States Tax Convention Act, 1984, be read the first time.

(Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.)

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 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 would find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move that the 82nd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, presented to the House earlier this day, be concurred in.

I may say, just by way of explanation, that this very modest change to the standing orders of the House simply makes it possible to file petitions where there has been an interlineation on the petition but not in the text of it.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Kilger)

Does the hon. parliamentary secretary have the unanimous consent of the House?

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to.)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Andy Scott Fredericton—York—Sunbury, NB

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I rise to present three petitions on behalf of over 200 constituents from my riding of Fredericton-York-Sunbury.

The petitioners call on Parliament to oppose any amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms which provide for the inclusion of the phrase sexual orientation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition that has been circulating across Canada. This petition comes from the Calgary, Alberta, area.

The petitioners draw to the attention of the House that managing the family home and caring for preschool children is an honourable profession which has not been recognized for its value to our society.

They also state that the Income Tax Act discriminates against families who make the choice to provide care in the home for preschool children, the disabled, the chronically ill or the aged.

The petitioners therefore pray and call upon Parliament to pursue initiatives to eliminate tax discrimination against families who decide to provide care in the home for preschool children, the disabled, the chronically ill or the aged.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 14th, 1995 / 3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Harry Verran South West Nova, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and the privilege to present three petitions on behalf of the constituents from the Middleton and Margaretsville areas of Annapolis county, Nova Scotia.

One petition comes from the Digby and Weymouth area of Digby county in the federal riding of South West Nova.

The petitioners pray and 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.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present two petitions.

The first petition is from 60 Canadians, some of whom reside in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier. The petitioners call on Parliament to act quickly to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and to adopt all necessary measures to recognize the full equality of same sex relationships in federal law.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition which I would like to present is from 37 constituents of Ottawa-Vanier.

They call on Parliament to amend the Divorce Act to include a provision similar to article 611 of the Quebec civil code, which states that in no case may a father or mother, without serious cause, place obstacles between the child and grandparents. Failing agreement between the parties the modalities of the relations are settled by the courts.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the constituent Valerie Morrow I would like to present two petitions under Standing Order 36.

The first petition protests the appointment of co-chairs to a political party.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Reform

Leon Benoit Vegreville, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls for stronger enforcement of the section of the Criminal Code which deals with arson.