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 finance.

Topics

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Val Meredith Surrey—White Rock—South Langley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is regarding federal excise tax on gasoline.

The petitioners request that Parliament not increase the federal excise tax on gasoline and strongly consider reallocating its current revenues to rehabilitate Canada's crumbling national highways.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Herb Grubel Capilano—Howe Sound, BC

Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition signed by a number of constituents from Capilano-Howe Sound.

The petitioners urge the federal government to join with provincial governments to make possible the upgrading of the national highway system.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Elwin Hermanson Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I would like to table two petitions from constituents in Saskatchewan, including Mrs. Wilma Ritz.

The petitioners request that Parliament realize that 38 per cent of the national highway system is substandard. They call upon Parliament to urge the federal government to join with provincial governments to make national highway system upgrading possible.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Elwin Hermanson Kindersley—Lloydminster, SK

Mr. Speaker, I would also like to present two petitions which are signed by 50 petitioners.

The petitioners note that approximately 52 per cent of the cost of a litre of gasoline at the pumps is in the form of taxes. They ask that the gasoline tax not be increased in the budget.

I am very happy to present these petitions to the House.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

John Williams St. Albert, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition signed by quite a number of people primarily from the Calgary area.

The petitioners believe that the application of the GST on reading material is unfair and wrong. They call on the government and Parliament to zero rate books. Specifically, they ask the Prime Minister to carry out his party's repeated and unequivocal promise to remove the federal sales tax from books, magazines and newspapers.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I wish to present three petitions today.

The first petition comes from Halifax, Nova Scotia. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that our police and firefighters place their lives at risk on a daily basis as they serve the emergency needs of all Canadians. They also state that in many cases the families of officers who are killed in the line of duty are often left without insufficient financial means to meet their obligations.

The petitioners therefore pray and call upon Parliament to establish a public safety officers compensation fund to receive gifts and bequests for the benefit of families of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from my riding of Mississauga South.

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 assist families who choose to provide care in the home for preschool children, the chronically ill, the aged or the disabled.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the final petition comes from Vancouver, 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.

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

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

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For Papers
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

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Private Members' Bill C-339
Routine Proceedings

February 19th, 1997 / 3:25 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Milliken Kingston and the Islands, ON

Mr. Speaker, a bill standing in my name under Private Members' Business, Bill C-339, an act to permit descendants of United Empire Loyalists who fled the land that later became the United States of America, and I will not read the whole title but it is also known as the Godfrey-Milliken bill, is awaiting second reading on the Order Paper. It has not been drawn so it is not on the order of precedence.

The bill is standing in my name and I am no longer eligible to move bills in this House. Therefore, I am requesting that the bill be transferred to the name of the hon. member for Saint John and that it stand in her name for all purposes.