House of Commons Hansard #74 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was mmt.

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Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

An hon. member

No.

Committees Of The House
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3:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

There is not consent.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

September 25th, 1996 / 3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions. The first petition comes from Edmonton, Alberta. 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 upon Parliament to pursue initiatives to eliminate tax discrimination against families who choose to provide care in the home for preschool children, the chronically ill, the aged or the disabled.

Petitions
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3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, the second petition comes from Hazelton, B.C. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that the consumption of alcoholic beverages may cause health problems or impair one's ability, and specifically that fetal alcohol syndrome or other alcohol related birth defects are 100 per cent preventable by avoiding alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

The petitioners therefore pray and call upon Parliament to enact legislation to require health warning labels to be placed on the containers of all alcoholic beverages to caution expectant mothers and others of the risks associated with alcohol consumption.

Petitions
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3:15 p.m.

Bloc

Benoît Tremblay Rosemont, QC

Madam Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions signed by over 2,000 people in my riding of Rosemont. These petitioners support the efforts of a mother, Micheline Tremblay, who has been trying for close to four years to have her son, Karim, returned to Canada, after he was abducted by his father and taken to Egypt, his father's place of birth.

Four years of legal action have still produced nothing, because there is no legal agreement between Canada and Egypt for co-operation in cases of child abduction.

The petitioners call on the Canadian government to bring the appropriate political pressure to bear on Egypt in order to ensure that Karim is immediately returned to Canada. The government must do everything possible to bring about a co-operation agreement between Egypt and Canada, in order to facilitate the rapid resolution of such situations, which are completely unacceptable.

Petitions
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3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Steckle Huron—Bruce, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have two petitions from constituents within my riding and I believe there are some from outside of my riding.

The first petition has to do with citizens who are profoundly concerned about the inadequacies in the sentencing practices concerning individuals convicted of impaired driving charges.

The petitioners therefore request that Parliament proceed immediately with amendments to the Criminal Code that will ensure that a sentence given to anyone convicted of driving while impaired or causing injury or death while impaired reflects both the severity of the crime and zero tolerance by Canada toward this crime.

Petitions
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3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Steckle Huron—Bruce, ON

Madam Speaker, the second group of petitioners have signed a petition concerning a Canadian law that does not prohibit convicted criminals from profiting financially by writing books, setting up 1-900 numbers, producing videos, et cetera.

They therefore pray and call upon Parliament to enact Bill C-205, introduced by the hon. member for Scarborough West, at the earliest opportunity so as to provide in Canadian law that no criminal profits from committing a crime.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Daphne Jennings Mission—Coquitlam, BC

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I rise on behalf of my constituents in Mission-Coquitlam to present a petition. It asks that the government conduct a full public inquiry into the relationship between lending institutions and the judiciary, and to enact legislation restricting the appointment of judges with ties to credit granting institutions.

Petitions
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3:20 p.m.

Liberal

George S. Rideout Moncton, NB

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to present two petitions on the same subject. The petitioners pray and call upon Parliament to support Bill C-205, which would prohibit criminals from profiting financially from their crimes by writing books, setting up videos or those sorts of things.

Petitions
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3:20 p.m.

Reform

Jan Brown Calgary Southeast, AB

Madam Speaker, I rise to present another petition on behalf of constituents and concerned parents across the country who support the effort to create a national pedophile registry.

The petitioners I represent are concerned about making our streets and homes safer for our children and they are opposed to the current status quo in the screening of pedophiles within our communities.

The petitioners pray that a federally implemented pedophile registry be established in order to help better protect our children.

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Liberal

Anna Terrana Vancouver East, BC

Madam Speaker, I have a petition from the residents of British Columbia.

They draw the attention of the House to the fact that Canadian law does not prohibit convicted criminals from profiting financially by writing books, setting up 1-900 numbers, producing videos, et cetera.

They pray and call upon Parliament to enact Bill C-205, introduced by the hon. member for Scarborough West, at the earliest opportunity so as to provide in Canadian law that no criminal profits from committing a crime.

Petitions
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3:20 p.m.

NDP

Bill Blaikie Winnipeg—Transcona, MB

Madam Speaker, I have a petition which has been signed by literally thousands of Manitobans, most of them from northern communities like Churchill.

They are very concerned about the fact that the Canadian National Railway has listed the Sherridon subdivision which serves the communities of Pukatawagan and Lynn Lake as a line to be disposed of in the next three years. They are very concerned that the closure of this line may in turn lead to the closure of the copper and zinc mine in Leaf Rapids and with it the community itself, and will negatively impact the communities of The Pas and Flin Flon through declining mining, smelting and forestry activity.

They are concerned that the closure will eliminate rail passenger service to Pukatawagan forcing the First Nation to obtain all of their transportation services by air, including food and medical supplies.

They are concerned that the closure will remove $75 million to $80 million a year from the economies of Manitoba and Canada.

Therefore, they call upon Parliament to invite the Minister of Transport to use the powers available to him under section 48 of the Canada Transportation Act to enter into an agreement with CN North America for the continued operation of the Sherridon subdivision.

Petitions
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Liberal

Paddy Torsney Burlington, ON

Madam Speaker, I have two sets of petitions. The first has about 300 signatures from people of Burlington. They request that Parliament not amend the Constitution as requested by the Government of Newfoundland and refer the problem of educational reform in that province back to the Government of Newfoundland for resolution by some other non-constitutional procedure.

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Liberal

Paddy Torsney Burlington, ON

Madam Speaker, the second petition has about 50 signatures. The petitioners note that we have one Canada that is indivisible. They request that Parliament and the Prime Minister confirm immediately that Canada is indivisible, that the boundaries of Canada, its provinces, territories and territorial waters, may be modified only by a free vote of all Canadian citizens as guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or through the amending formula as stipulated in the Canadian Constitution.

Petitions
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3:20 p.m.

Liberal

John Cannis Scarborough Centre, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the honour to present two petitions signed by well over 300 constituents.

These petitioners pray that Parliament enact Bill C-205 which was introduced by the hon. member for Scarborough West, and I support that.

The passage of this bill would ensure that under Canadian law no criminal may profit from selling the details of their crimes.