House of Commons Hansard #119 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was agriculture.

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Radioactive Waste Importation Act
Private Members' Business

6 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

The House resumed consideration of the motion.

Bill C-234
Routine Proceedings

December 12th, 1996 / 6 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred division on Motion No. 3 standing in the name of Mr. Ramsay.

(The House divided on the motion, which was negatived on the following division:)

Bill C-234
Routine Proceedings

6:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I declare the motion lost.

(Motion negatived.)

Bill C-234
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6:05 p.m.

Bloc

François Langlois Bellechasse, QC

Mr. Speaker, we received this afternoon the Senate's amendments to Bill C-347, an act to change the names of certain electoral districts. I believe that, if you sought it, you would find unanimous consent to move immediately to consideration of these amendments.

Bill C-234
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The Deputy Speaker

Is there unanimous consent?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Act To Change The Names Of Certain Electoral Districts
Private Members' Business

6:05 p.m.

Bloc

François Langlois Bellechasse, QC

moved that the Senate amendments to Bill C-347, an act to change the names of certain electoral districts, be read the second time and concurred in.

Mr. Speaker, I have a simple explanation. When we passed Bill C-347 at third reading in the House, 19 ridings were concerned. The Senate kept these 19 and made three amendments to add ridings whose names will be changed.

Thus, in the province of Ontario, the riding of Vaughan-Aurora will see its name changed to Vaughan-King-Aurora. In the province of Saskatchewan, the riding of Regina-Arm River will see its name changed to Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre, and in the province of New Brunswick, the riding of Beauséjour will see its name changed to Beauséjour-Petitcodiac.

It is on a non-partisan basis that I move that the Senate's amendments be concurred in.

Act To Change The Names Of Certain Electoral Districts
Private Members' Business

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The Deputy Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Act To Change The Names Of Certain Electoral Districts
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to, amendments read the second time and concurred in.)

Act To Change The Names Of Certain Electoral Districts
Private Members' Business

6:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

It being 6.10 p.m., the House will now proceed to the consideration of Private Members' Business as listed on today's Order Paper.

The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-202, an act respecting a national organ donor day in Canada, as reported (without amendment) from the committee.

National Organ Donor Day Act
Private Members' Business

6:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

There are three motions in amendment standing on the Notice Paper for the report stage of Bill 202.

Motions Nos. 1 and 3 will be grouped together for debate. The vote on Motion No. 1 will apply to Motions Nos. 2 and 3.

I shall now put Motions No. 1, 2 and 3 to the House.

National Organ Donor Day Act
Private Members' Business

6:05 p.m.

Bloc

Madeleine Dalphond-Guiral Laval Centre, QC

moved:

Motion No. 1

That the long title of Bill C-202 be replaced with the following:

"An Act respecting a National Organ Donor Month in Canada"

Motion No. 2

That Bill C-202, in Clause 1, be amended by replacing line 10 on page 1 with the following:

"Organ Donor Month Act."

Motion No. 3

That Bill C-202, in Clause 2, be amended by replacing lines 11 to 13 on page 1 with the following:

"2. Throughout Canada, in each and every year, the month of April shall be known under the name of "National Organ Donor Month"."

Mr. Speaker, I am particularly pleased to speak today to Bill C-202, and therefore on the amendments I tabled with a view to instituting a national organ donor month.

When I spoke in April, I told you a story from real life. I feel it would be extremely appropriate to repeat it here, for I believe it offers an exceptional illustration of how reality has changed in the past 30 years.

We are back in 1959, when you were far younger, Mr. Speaker, and I was younger too, but a little older than you. I was about to graduate from nursing school. Pierrette was a patient of mine. She was 15 years old and had been sick since about the age of three or four. She was suffering from kidney failure.

In those days, there was no question of hemodialysis and kidney transplants. They were not even considered yet. Pierrette, at 15, was dying. All she wanted was to sleep but, one night, she went to sleep, never to wake up again.

In those days, medical science threw up its hands in cases like Pierrette's. All of us felt this was terribly unfair. Science has made giant strides since.

Over the course of almost 30 years of professional life entirely dedicated to paediatric care, I finally saw hope rekindled in the hearts and minds-

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Bloc

René Laurin Joliette, QC

Mr. Speaker, I would like you to call the House to order. Those who are not interested in the debate can withdraw. I am having difficulty hearing my colleague, and I am close by.