House of Commons Hansard #106 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was quebec.

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Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

Paul Zed Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to six petitions.

Order In Council Appointments
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

Paul Zed 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 which 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.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

November 25th, 1996 / 3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Dennis Mills Broadview—Greenwood, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-353, an act to amend the Criminal Code (Internet lotteries).

Mr. Speaker, this bill to amend the Criminal Code will allow the Government of Canada to take advantage of the online gaming industry which is emerging as a very exciting form of entertainment around the world. It will provide an opportunity through proper regulation for Canada to take advantage of the opportunity to raise billions of dollars that would otherwise not come into the coffers of Canada.

It will create employment. With all of the new technologies in terms of security and privacy issues, we will have an Internet capability which will allow Canada to lead the world. I hope in the not too distant future we can have this bill before the House.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition signed by many constituents throughout the national capital region calling on the government to remove the 7 per cent GST on books. I understand the government has taken action in this area, but the people who signed the petition want it to go further.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Deborah Grey Beaver River, AB

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I too have a petition to present concerning the removal of the GST from reading materials.

I would like to mention to the hon. member as I table my petition that the government, in fact, has not eliminated the 7 per cent sales tax from reading materials but has done so for a few special people.

The petitioners call for the complete elimination of the GST on reading material.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Deborah Grey Beaver River, AB

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I would like to present a petition signed by several people in Alberta stating that the undersigned residents of Canada draw to the attention of the House that there be stricter

penalties for young offenders who commit crimes causing bodily harm or death.

The petition further states that these individuals should be held in custody pending their court hearing and that young offenders age 16 and older who take the law into their own hands and cause death should be charged and treated as adults and tried in adult court without the consent of judges.

That adds more fully and completely to the small changes that were made in Bill C-37. Of course, it is not the case that 16 and 17 year olds automatically are tried in adult court, as the petition suggests.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

John Finlay Oxford, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first petition is signed by 26 of my constituents.

They call on Parliament to urge the federal government to join with the provincial governments to make a national highway system upgrading possible.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

John Finlay Oxford, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is signed by 49 of my constituents.

They request the House of Commons enact legislation or amend existing legislation to define marriage as the voluntary union for life of one woman and one man to each other to the exclusion of all others.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Georgette Sheridan Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present a petition signed by several hundred people in my constituency.

It urges the government to do what it has done in the recent announcement of the minister of public works to restrict the delivery of junk mail to their homes.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Bob Mills Red Deer, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. The first is with regard to the removal of the GST.

The petitioners ask the Prime Minister to carry out his party's repeated and unequivocal promise to remove the federal sales tax from books, magazines and newspapers.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Bob Mills Red Deer, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is with respect to our national highways.

The petitioners call on Parliament to urge the federal government join with provincial governments to make the national highway system upgrading possible.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

George Proud Hillsborough, PE

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition duly certified on behalf of my constituents of the riding of Hillsborough.

The petitioners ask that the Prime Minister declare that Canada is indivisible and that the boundaries of Canada, its provinces, territories and territorial waters may be modified only by: (a) a free vote of all Canadian citizens and; (b) through the amending formula stipulated in our Constitution.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Joe McGuire Egmont, PE

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition from quite a number of people who are concerned about the 7 per cent GST on reading materials.

The petitioners urge all levels of government to demonstrate their support of education and end literacy by eliminating the sales tax on reading materials. They ask Parliament to zero rate the GST on books, magazines and newspapers and that the provinces and Ottawa should consider harmonizing their sales tax regarding materials which must be zero rated under the provincial sales tax as well as the GST.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today.

The first comes from Kelowna, B.C. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that our police and firefighters place their lives at risk on a daily basis as they serve the emergency needs of all Canadians. They also state that in many cases families are left without sufficient financial means to meet their obligations.

The petitioners therefore pray and call on Parliament to establish a public safety officers compensation fund to receive gifts and bequests for the benefit of families of police officers and firefighters who are killed in the line of duty.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from Miller Lake, Ontario.

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.

The petitioners therefore pray and call on Parliament to pursue initiatives to assist families who choose to provide care in the home for preschool children, the chronically ill, the aged or the disabled.