House of Commons Hansard #122 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was records.

Topics

Vacancy

10 a.m.

The Speaker

I have the honour to inform the House that I have received a communication notifying me that a vacancy has occurred in the representation, namely, André Caron, member for the electoral district of Jonquière, in the province of Quebec, by decease. It is my duty to inform the House that, pursuant to paragraph 28(1) of the Parliament of Canada Act, I have addressed a warrant to the Chief Electoral Officer on Monday, February 3, 1997, for the issue of a writ for the election of a member to fill this vacancy.

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

February 4th, 1997 / 10 a.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 15 petitions.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Bob Speller Haldimand—Norfolk, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34, I have the pleasure to present the report of the Canadian branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association concerning a trip to Australia which took place in November 1996.

I want to thank all hon. members in this House for all their help relating to this trip.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Fundy Royal
New Brunswick

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the 50th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the membership of the Standing Committees on Finance and Transport, and the associate membership of the Standing Committee on Finance. If the House gives its consent, I intend to move concurrence in the 50th report later this day.

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 50th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be concurred in.

(Motion agreed to.)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Bernard Patry Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I have the pleasure of submitting a petition signed by people in my riding and the surrounding area.

The petitioners are calling for an indivisible Canada, in that the boundaries of Canada, its provinces and territories, as well as its territorial waters, must not be modified.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Sue Barnes London West, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present three petitions from people in my riding. Two of the petitions deal with the upgrading of highways and the national highway system in particular.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Sue Barnes London West, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition deals with the GST on reading materials.

I am pleased to present these petitions on behalf of the petitioners in my riding.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions today.

The first petition comes from Whitehorse, Yukon. 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 lose their lives in the line of duty are often left without sufficient financial means to meet their obligations.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. 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 on Parliament to pursue initiatives to assist families that choose to provide care in the home for preschool children, the chronically ill, the aged or the disabled.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the final petition comes from Kanata, Ontario. 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 on 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

10:10 a.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

10:10 a.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House proceeded to the consideration of Bill C-23, an act to establish the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and to make consequential amendments to other acts, as reported (with amendments) from the committee.

Nuclear Safety And Control Act
Government Orders

10:10 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

There are 19 motions in amendment standing on the Notice Paper for the report stage of Bill C-23.

Motion No. 2 is essentially identical to a motion tabled in committee. Consequently, pursuant to Standing Order 76.1(5), it will not be selected.

The motions will be grouped for debate as follows:

Group No. 1: Motion No. 1.

Group No. 2: Motions Nos. 3 and 6.

Group No. 3: Motions Nos. 4 and 5.

Group No. 4: Motions Nos. 7 and 8.

Group No. 5: Motion No. 9.

Group No. 6: Motions Nos. 10 to 15.

Group No. 7: Motions Nos. 16 and 17.

Group No. 8: Motions Nos. 18 and 19.

The voting patterns for the motions within each group are available at the table. As indicated, the Chair will remind the House of each pattern at the time of voting. I will now propose Motion No. 1 to the House.