House of Commons Hansard #118 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nuclear.

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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 nine petitions.

Ways And Means
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Scarborough East
Ontario

Liberal

Doug Peters Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1), I wish to table a notice of ways and means motion to amend the Excise Tax Act. I am also tabling explanatory notes. I would ask that an order of the day be designated for consideration of the motion.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Bernie Collins Souris—Moose Mountain, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food which deals with Bill C-38, the Farm Debt Mediation Act. I am proud to report this bill with several amendments.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Reg Alcock Winnipeg South, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present in both official languages the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Transport with respect to Bill C-58, the Canada Shipping Act.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Ronald J. Duhamel St. Boniface, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in both official languages the sixth report of the Standing Committee on Finance.

I think this report is a first in the sense that the same report will be tabled by two separate committees. My colleague from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade will be tabling the same document under a different report number. The report is the result of a joint effort by two subcommittees that each received a mandate from its respective standing committee to carry out a joint review of the Special Import Measures Act.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who took part in the hearings of the sub-committees. I would also like to emphasize the way our assistants and committee staff worked together to ensure that our efforts were successful.

In concluding, I may point out that the report contains a request for a comprehensive response from the government, pursuant to Standing Order 109.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

John English Kitchener, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

As the previous speaker mentioned, this represents the first report of the subcommittee on trade disputes which was conducted jointly with the subcommittee of the finance committee on the review of the Special Import Measures Act.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Roger Simmons Burin—St. George's, NL

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour and pleasure to present in both official languages the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Health. Pursuant to its order of reference dated December 5, your committee has adopted Bill C-71, an act to regulate the manufacture, sale, labelling and promotion of tobacco products, to make consequential amendments to another act and to repeal certain acts with amendments.

I thank the committee and the staff for the support we had on this important issue.

Mr. Speaker, I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Health. In accordance with its order of reference of June 4, your committee has adopted Bill C-24, an act to amend the Tobacco Products Control Act, without amendments.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Milliken Kingston and the Islands, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the first report of the Special Joint Committee on a Code of Conduct.

With leave of the House, I intend to move for concurrence in this report later this day.

Drinking Water Materials Safety Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Cape Breton—East Richmond
Nova Scotia

Liberal

David Dingwall Minister of Health

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-76, an act respecting the safety and effectiveness of materials that come into contact with or are used to treat water destined for human consumption.

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

International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act
Routine Proceedings

December 11th, 1996 / 3:10 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria for Minister of Foreign Affairs

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-77, an act concerning an order under the International Development (Financial Institutions) Assistance Act.

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

Corrections And Conditional Release Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Dan McTeague Ontario, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-362, an act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (cumulative sentences).

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to introduce this bill providing that a person serving a sentence of imprisonment for life who has been convicted of first degree murder or for more than one count of second degree murder is not eligible for parole until he or she has served, in addition to the portion of the sentence that must be served for murder, one third-up to a maximum of seven years-of the sentence imposed in respect of another offence arising out of the same event.

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

Patent Act
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Bloc

Réal Ménard Hochelaga—Maisonneuve, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-363, an act to amend the Patent Act (investigations regarding the making of medicines available at no charge to the seriously ill).

He said-Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to introduce a bill that amends the Patent Act and will give additional powers to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, in order to monitor, on an annual basis, the availability of urgently needed medicine to the seriously ill.

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

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Milliken Kingston and the Islands, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, and I suggest this motion be concurred in without debate, I move that the first report of the Special Joint Committee on A Code of Conduct, presented to the House earlier this day, be concurred in.

(Motion agreed to.)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

David Iftody Provencher, MB

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure and privilege to present to the House a petition signed by over 10,000 Canadians from across the country.

May I, with your permission, Mr. Speaker, acknowledge and pay tribute to the McLeod family who are with us today to witness this. On their behalf I would like to present this petition.

The undersigned citizens of Canada draw the attention of the House to the following: that public safety is the number one priority of the criminal justice system; that no convicted felon while incarcerated in a federal institution will profit financially due to any monetary awards; that any money awarded to a felon must be given to his victim and if the victim is not living, the money will go to the registered victims' rights groups.

Therefore, Mr. Speaker, your petitioners request that Parliament support legislation which will prevent monetary gain for convicted felons.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Eleni Bakopanos Saint-Denis, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to table in the House a petition signed by over 11,000 Canadians asking Parliament to allow Portuguese citizens to visit Canada without a visa.

The Conservative government passed legislation in 1986 requiring Portuguese citizens to obtain a visa when visiting Canada. This measure, which was intended to be temporary, has lasted ten years.

I join with the representatives of the Portuguese community here in the gallery today and the people who signed this petition in the hope this government will resolve a situation that has gone on too long.