House of Commons Hansard #133 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tax.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

February 19th, 1997 / 3:15 p.m.

Bloc

Nic Leblanc Longueuil, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from a group of people on Montreal's south shore asking the government not to increase the federal excise tax on gasoline.

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Bloc

Nic Leblanc Longueuil, QC

Mr. Speaker, I also have a second petition. This one too is from a group of people on Montreal's south shore asking Parliament to exert pressure on the federal government so that it will work with provincial governments in order to improve the national highway system.

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Reform

Jan Brown Calgary Southeast, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by Calgarians as well as people who live just outside of Calgary. They are opposed to the early release of sex offenders and pedophiles. They state that sexual abuse of our children or anyone in society is intolerable. They are concerned about making our streets safer for our children. The petitioners therefore pray that Parliament enact legislation to establish a pedophile registry.

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Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions today. This petition with 320 signatures asks Parliament to zero rate books, magazines and newspapers under the GST.

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Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition with 350 signatures on it that asks Parliament to legislate the prohibition in Canada of the use, production, stockpiling, sale, trade and transfer of all anti-personnel land mines and to work toward an international convention banning those activities.

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Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions in which the petitioners call upon Parliament to urge the federal government to join with the provincial governments to upgrade the national highway system in 1997.

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Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition where the petitioners request that Parliament not increase the federal excise tax on gasoline in the budget.

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Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition where the petitioners ask Parliament to take steps in keeping BGH out of Canada and to legislate a moratorium or stoppage on the use and sale of BGH until the year 2000, and to examine the outstanding health and economic questions through an independent and transparent review body.

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Reform

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, this petition calls upon Parliament to conduct a full 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.

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The Deputy Speaker

Hon. member, there is an unstated rule of three to a customer. Perhaps the hon. member would not mind doing it next time.

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Liberal

Janko Peric Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have quite a few petitions here but I will table only a few today. Pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the privilege to present to the House petitions from my riding of Cambridge.

The concerned citizens pray that the Government of Canada act immediately to extend protection to the unborn child by amending the Criminal Code to extend the same protection enjoyed by born human beings to unborn human beings.

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Liberal

Janko Peric Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, the next 370 petitioners have signed a petition praying and requesting the government to ensure that the present provisions of the Criminal Code of Canada prohibiting assisted suicide be enforced and that Parliament make no change in the law which would sanction or allow the aiding of a suicide or active or passive euthanasia.

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Liberal

Janko Peric Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, as well I would like to table petitions signed by citizens of Cambridge.

These citizens wish to draw to the attention of the House that 38 per cent of the national highway system is substandard. Our NAFTA partners are currently upgrading their national highway systems. Investment in Canada's national highway system would create jobs, spur economic growth, contribute to national unity and save lives.

For these reasons, the petitioners pray and request that the Parliament of Canada join with provincial governments to make the upgrading of our national highway system a priority.

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Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, these petitioners are asking the federal Parliament not to increase the federal excise tax on gasoline in the budget.

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Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today. One of them is from citizens of Canada from Quebec to British Columbia.

The petitioners pray that the Prime Minister and the Parliament of Canada declare and confirm immediately that Canada is indivisible, that the boundaries of Canada, the provinces and 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.