House of Commons Hansard #28 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

10 a.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

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

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Hull—Aylmer
Québec

Liberal

Marcel Massé for the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-27, an act to amend the Criminal Code (child prostitution, child sex tourism, criminal harassment and female genital mutilation).

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

Competition Act
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Raymond Bonin Nickel Belt, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-266, an act to amend the Competition Act (protection of whistle-blowers).

Madam Speaker, I stand today to introduce a bill entitled an act to amend the Competition Act (protection of whistle-blowers). This bill is about consumer protection, the right and protection of employees who refuse to partake in illegal anti-competitive activities sponsored by their employers which hurt the consumer. It is about improving the investigation and prosecution of companies that engage in price fixing and price gouging.

Consumers continue to be victimized by market-wide fluctuations in the price of gasoline. Both levels of government say that they sympathize with consumers but add they cannot prove price fixing. Consumers know that price fixing exists and demand that governments stand up to protect their interests. This bill provides us with the evidence gathering tools needed to expose how gas prices are really set and put an end to the practice of gouging the consumer at the pumps.

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

Competition Act
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Dan McTeague Ontario, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-267, an act to amend the Competition Act (gasoline pricing).

Madam Speaker, I am pleased to see that my colleague moved a similar motion to mine before I had an opportunity to present this bill.

The bill amends the Competition Act to require oil companies to give 30-days' notice of any increase in the price at which they sell gasoline to gasoline retail distributors if the increase is more than 1 per cent.

Such notice is to be given to the minister responsible for enforcing the act and shall include the effective date of the price increase and the reason or reasons for it.

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

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

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

Madam Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed from April 17 consideration of the motion that Bill C-15, an act to amend, enact and repeal certain laws relating to financial institutions, be read the third time and passed.

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Is the House ready for the question?

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Question.

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

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

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

All those in favour will please say yea.

Bank Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Yea.