House of Commons Hansard #211 of the 35th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was provinces.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Alex Shepherd Durham, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am happy to present a petition from 51 of my constituents who 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 homosexuality, including amending the human rights code to include in the prohibited grounds for discrimination the undefined phrase of sexual orientation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, under Standing Order 36 it is a privilege to present this petition with 179 names plus that of Mr. Castet whose son was murdered in Victoria.

The petition calls for changes to the Young Offenders Act and calls for the government to enact legislation to reform the justice system and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act according to eight principles.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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Reform

Elwin Hermanson Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present under Standing Order 36. The first petition has 25 signatures and comes from the Elrose area of my constituency.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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Reform

Elwin Hermanson Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition with 43 signatures coming primarily from the Lloydminster area of my constituency.

It states that whereas Canadians are already overburdened with taxation due to a high spending government they pray and request that Parliament reduce government spending instead of increasing taxes and implement a taxpayer protection act to limit federal spending.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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Reform

Elwin Hermanson Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, the third petition has 36 signatures.

It states that Canada has enacted legislation providing for two official languages, English and French, in Canada and it calls on Parliament to provide for a referendum of the people, binding on Parliament to accept or reject two official languages, English and French, for the government and people of Canada, the acceptance or rejection of the proposed amendment to be determined by a majority vote of the total votes cast in the whole of Canada, together with a majority vote in the majority of provinces with the territories being given the status of one province.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

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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 particular portion of the petition comes from the Sarnia, Ontario region.

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 that 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 that decide to provide care in the home for preschool children, the disabled, the chronically ill and the aged.

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

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Bonaventure—Îles-De-La-Madeleine
Québec

Liberal

Patrick Gagnon Parliamentary Secretary to Solicitor General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, if question No. 135 could be made an order for return, that return would be tabled immediately.

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
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The Deputy Speaker

Is it agreed?

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Question No. 135-

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
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Reform

Diane Ablonczy Calgary North, AB

With respect to all communications-related initiatives within the Department of Human Resources from January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1994 (a) how much money will be spent through public and private agencies, ( b ) what is the description of each project, ( c ) to whom were the contracts awarded and ( d ) what was the amount of each contract?

Return tabled.

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

Patrick Gagnon Bonaventure—Îles-De-La-Madeleine, QC

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

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
Routine Proceedings

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The Deputy Speaker

Is it agreed?

Questions Passed As Orders For Returns
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed consideration of motions 23 to 45.

Budget Implementation Act, 1995
Government Orders

June 5th, 1995 / 3:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The hon. member for Bourassa has seven minutes remaining.