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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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today.

The first petition is signed by about 125 residents of Nanton, Alberta. It has to do with section 745 of the Criminal Code which allows convicted killers to apply for early release after serving only 15 years in prison. In fact, the success rate is close to 80 per cent. Most Canadians are appalled that the section is in the Criminal Code.

The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada and all members of Parliament to take immediate steps to have section 745 of the Criminal Code repealed.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, the second petition is signed by 25 residents of metropolitan Toronto. The petitioners call upon Parliament to pass legislation which will ensure that the 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 the crime.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden, SK

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present three petitions on behalf of my constituents and other people from Saskatchewan.

The first petition is addressed to the House of Commons and requests that Parliament not amend the Constitution as requested by the Government of Newfoundland and that it refer the problem of educational reform in that province back to the Government of Newfoundland for resolution by some other non-constitutional procedures.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden, SK

Madam Speaker, the second petition I am presenting on behalf of many constituents, people from Delta and Richmond, B.C. and various parts of the country, but mostly from British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

The petition concerns the wartime merchant navy which was the fourth arm of the armed services. These veterans are not now entitled to receive the war veterans allowance and they request that the House of Commons pass legislation which will enable them to receive pensions and pensionable benefits. They also ask to have post World War II university education, housing and land grant benefits, small business financial aid and veterans health care benefits.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden, SK

Madam Speaker, the third petition which I wish to table today on behalf of many constituents and people from Saskatchewan pertains to gas pricing.

The petitioners are very concerned about the unfair and unjustified gas price hikes and the multinational oil companies which control oil pricing in Canada. They ask that Parliament urge the Government of Canada to establish an energy pricing review commission to keep gasoline prices and the prices of other energy products in check.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

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

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

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

Madam Speaker, I believe if you were to seek it there would be unanimous consent for a previous concurrence motion.

I move that the 28th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs with respect to committee membership, presented earlier this day, be now concurred in.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. Earlier I denied unanimous consent for this matter to proceed.

My question to you, first, is whether this motion is debatable at this point. If not, I would like to rise on another point of order.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Right now the Chair is seeking the unanimous consent of the House.

Is there unanimous consent?

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

John Nunziata York South—Weston, ON

No.

Committees Of The House
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The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

There is not unanimous consent.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

John Nunziata York South—Weston, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. If the hon. member would like to know the reason I am not giving unanimous consent to this matter, it has to do with the whole question of parliamentary reform, committee assignments, the manner in which members of Parliament are appointed to committees and the manner in which members of Parliament are appointed-

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

That is a point of debate.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.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

3:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mrs. Ringuette-Maltais)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.