House of Commons Hansard #145 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was consumers.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present today.

The first petition comes from Mississauga, Ontario. The petitioners would like to draw to the attention of the House that our police officers 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 are often killed in the line of duty and 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 killed in the line of duty.

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Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition comes from Ottawa, Ontario.

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

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Reform

Jim Abbott Kootenay East, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have in hand a petition with 25 signatures from the citizens of Riondel, which is a small community that is literally at the end of a road in Kootenay East. It has been cut off as the result of the federal electoral boundary changes and is going to be included in the Okanagan riding. It is a grievous error.

The petitioners pray and request that Parliament take the necessary action to correct this error and return Riondel to the federal electoral district of Kootenay-Columbia.

Petitions
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Liberal

Andy Mitchell Parry Sound—Muskoka, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition on behalf of a number of my constituents. These constituents are opposed to the government selling Candu reactors or Candu technology to China.

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The Speaker

Before I give the hon. member for Parkdale-High Park the floor, did I understand that a statement was made today that you will not be presenting yourself in the next election?

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Liberal

Jesse Flis Parkdale—High Park, ON

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

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The Speaker

As an old timer with you, Jesse, I am sorry to hear that news. I now recognize the hon. member for Parkdale-High Park.

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Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

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Liberal

Jesse Flis Parkdale—High Park, ON

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for putting the icing on my retirement.

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Liberal

Jesse Flis Parkdale—High Park, ON

Mr. Speaker, following my question to the Minister of Foreign Affairs today on NATO enlargement, I am pleased to table seven pages of signatures on the same topic.

The petitioners argue that the security of central and eastern Europe is of fundamental importance, not only to the countries of the region, but also to the members of NATO, including Canada.

Therefore, the petitioners humbly pray and call on Parliament to support unequivocally the enlargement of NATO to include all countries of central and eastern Europe that wish to join, excluding non a priori.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

March 17th, 1997 / 3:15 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
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The Speaker

Is that agreed?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Request For Emergency Debate
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The Speaker

Does this request for an emergency debate refer to the letter I have received from the leader of the party? Because only he can-

Request For Emergency Debate
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Bloc

Suzanne Tremblay Rimouski—Témiscouata, QC

Perhaps the fact that Mr. Duceppe is the new leader was overlooked.