House of Commons Hansard #130 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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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Bloc

Antoine Dubé Lévis, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of submitting two petitions.

The first one is signed by 50 people in my riding, who are asking the government and the Minister of Finance not to increase the excise tax on gasoline in the next federal budget.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Bloc

Antoine Dubé Lévis, QC

Mr. Speaker, I also have a second petition signed by 25 people in my riding.

The petitioners ask Parliament to put pressure on the federal government, so that it will join provincial governments and make it possible to improve our national highway system.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Sue Barnes London West, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have two petitions praying that Parliament urges the federal government to join with the provincial government to make the national highway system upgrading possible beginning in 1997.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Sue Barnes London West, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition signed by a number of constituents in my riding urging Parliament to dedicate significantly more resources for the support and development of scientific research through programs such as the MRC and NSERC.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

George Proud Hillsborough, PE

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present to the House today a petition signed by 200 of my constituents who strongly support the community action program for children.

The petitioners stress that health promotion preventive programs like CAPC are a cost effective way to spend health dollars. They also point out that local and regional evaluation studies of P.E.I. CAPC projects indicate a high level of success.

With this in mind these petitioners call upon government to maintain the CAPC with its present mandate and with its present resources.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is my duty to present a petition on behalf of constituents in both Ottawa South and Ottawa Centre. They call on Parliament to support the immediate initiation and conclusion by the year 2000 of an international convention that will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of all nuclear weapons.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Reform

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 it is very appropriate and my pleasure to present a petition today on behalf of the citizens of Prince George-Peace River who have signed it because today Bill C-41 is back in the House.

Specifically the petitioners, among other things, call upon Parliament to decrease litigation in places where joint custody has been awarded automatically. Statistics show that in situations with greater access to the children there is an increase in compliance with support orders. The highest compliances are in cases where there is joint custody.

Therefore the petitioners call upon Parliament to enact legislation to protect the rights of children to be loved and parented by both parents, ensuring equitable enforcement programs and ensuring custodial arrangements are at least similar to the arrangements prior to separation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Gordon Kirkby Prince Albert—Churchill River, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I present two petitions on behalf of the member for Edmonton East.

In the first petition the petitioners call upon Parliament to urge the federal government to join with the provincial governments to make the national highway system upgrading possible.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Liberal

Gordon Kirkby Prince Albert—Churchill River, SK

Mr. Speaker, in the second petition the petitioners are requesting that the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health commit to a renewal of the national AIDS strategy prior to its expiry on March 31, 1998 at least at its current level of funding so that Canada can continue its programs in the areas of AIDS prevention, education, support and research.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Dartmouth
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Ron MacDonald Parliamentary Secretary to Minister for International Trade

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

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:35 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed consideration of the motion in relation to the amendments made by the Senate to Bill C-41, an act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act, the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and the Canada Shipping Act.

Divorce Act
Government Orders

12:40 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Because of the ministerial statement and the responses the business of the day will be extended by 30 minutes.

Divorce Act
Government Orders

12:40 p.m.

Reform

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, just before we broke for question period I had directed a question to one of my colleagues who is not in the Chamber at the moment. Therefore I guess the proper procedure would be to continue with debate on the Senate amendments.