House of Commons Hansard #210 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was federal.

Topics

Bill S-7
Routine Proceedings

12:30 p.m.

Liberal

Bob Nault Kenora—Rainy River, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and privilege to present in both official languages the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, concerning Bill S-7, better known as the Kenny bill, an act to accelerate the use of alternative fuels for motor vehicles, with amendments.

Environment
Routine Proceedings

June 2nd, 1995 / 12:35 p.m.

Hamilton East
Ontario

Liberal

Sheila Copps Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Environment

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table the document pursuant to the speech I just gave. I neglected to table the document entitled "Toxic Substances Management Policy", the report on the consultations and La politique de gestion des substances toxiques.

Environment
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

It will take unanimous consent to do that. Is there unanimous consent?

Environment
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

National House Of Canada Act .Brev
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Ian Murray Lanark—Carleton, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-329, an act to provide for the recognition of the Canadian horse as the national horse of Canada.

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to introduce a private member's bill today entitled "An Act to provide for the recognition of the Canadian horse as the national horse of Canada".

This bill will bring widespread attention to a national symbol, the Canadian horse. This horse was introduced to Canada in 1665 by the King of France, who sent horses from his own stables to the people of his North American colony.

The Canadian horse is well known for its strength, endurance, resiliance, intelligence and good temper that distinguishes the breed.

I invite all members of the House to support this bill, which will bring well deserved attention to this cherished Canadian symbol.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 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 portion of the petition comes from the area of Calgary, Alberta.

The petitioners would like to 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 on Parliament to pursue initiatives to eliminate tax discrimination against families who do decide to provide care in the home for preschool children, the disabled, the chronically ill and the aged.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Okanagan Centre, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions, three of which I will present orally.

The first petition deals with violence on television. The undersigned petitioners humbly pray and call on Parliament to ensure that the CRTC recognizes that Canadians do not need to be shocked to be entertained. Foul language, excessive violence, and explicit sex are not necessary to provide quality entertainment.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Okanagan Centre, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition contains 112 signatures and calls on Parliament not to enact any legislation that would allow doctor-assisted suicide.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Okanagan Centre, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition has to do with gun control. It calls on Parliament to reject this legislative proposal, Bill C-68, and to direct the Minister of Justice to reconsider his approach to this entire issue.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

Werner Schmidt Okanagan Centre, BC

Mr. Speaker, the fourth petition is not from my constituents exclusively. The majority of the petitioners are from other parts of Canada.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

Sharon Hayes Port Moody—Coquitlam, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition from citizens of the province of Alberta. They are concerned about making their streets safe and are opposed to the early release of violent offenders.

The petitioners urge the government to allow reclassification of offenders as dangerous after sentencing, allow indefinite detention of dangerous offenders, and allow violent offenders to be ineligible for parole.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Alex Shepherd Durham, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from 42 of my constituents. Basically they are concerned about access to children by grandparents.

The petitioners ask that the Divorce Act be amended in such a way that in no case may a father or mother without serious cause place obstacles between the child and grandparents. It goes on to talk about giving them access to the child, the right to make inquiries and to be given information as to the health, education, and welfare of the child.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:40 p.m.

Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present three petitions. In total there are 1,290 signatures.

The petitioners are opposed to further gun control legislation and want to go on record as asking the justice minister to deal with the criminal use of firearms rather than registration.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:40 p.m.

Liberal

Ron Fewchuk Selkirk—Red River, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present two petitions on behalf of the constituents of my riding of Selkirk-Red River in Manitoba.

In the first petition my constituents pray that Parliament continue to reject euthanasia and assisted suicide in Canada.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:40 p.m.

Liberal

Ron Fewchuk Selkirk—Red River, MB

Mr. Speaker, in the second petition my constituents pray and request that Parliament not amend the human rights code, the Canadian Human Rights Act, or the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to include the undefined phrase sexual orientation.