House of Commons Hansard #164 of the 35th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was competition.

Topics

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

April 25th, 1997 / 12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-443, an act to amend the Criminal Code (definition of child).

Mr. Speaker, this will be part of a series of bills that I have introduced. The purpose of it is to make this legislation in conformity with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This will ensure that a family is responsible for a child until the age of 18.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Canadian Bill Of Rights
Routine Proceedings

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Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-444, an act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing).

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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The Deputy Speaker

This proposed bill does not have the requisite amount of notice and therefore it will require unanimous consent for the hon. member to proceed with it.

Is there unanimous consent?

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, this bill will amend the bill of rights to ensure it includes the right of an individual to proper housing at a reasonable cost and free from unreasonable barriers.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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The Deputy Speaker

The next bill also requires the unanimous consent of the House because of lack of notice. Is there unanimous consent?

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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Some hon. members

No.

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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The Deputy Speaker

There is another bill in the same situation. Is there unanimous consent?

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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Some hon. members

No.

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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The Speaker

There is one last bill by the member for Ottawa Centre in the same situation. Is there unanimous consent?

Canadian Bill Of Rights
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Some hon. members

No.

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Bob Kilger Stormont—Dundas, ON

Mr. Speaker, there have been some discussions among the parties for the following motion. I move:

During this session of Parliament, whenever the House stands adjourned, if a bill or bills are awaiting royal assent, the Speaker may, at the request of the government, give notice that the House shall meet at a specified time for the purposes of royal assent. The House shall meet at the specified time for those purposes only; and immediately thereafter the Speaker shall adjourn the House to the time to which it had formerly been adjourned. In the event of the Speaker being unable to act owing to illness or other cause, the Deputy Speaker, the Deputy Chairman of Committees or the Assistant Deputy Chairman of Committees shall act in the Speaker's stead for all purposes of this order.

(Motion agreed to.)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

Len Hopkins Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition here from petitioners from Palmer Rapids, Barry's Bay, Round Lake Centre, Combermere and Killaloe, Ontario.

They are asking that we request the federal government to immediately rescind section 55.2(4) of the Patent Act, thus freeing up millions of dollars in savings.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Liberal

John Richardson Perth—Wellington—Waterloo, ON

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my constituents I present a petition which requests that the House of Commons enact legislation to amend existing legislation defining a marriage as the voluntary union for life of one woman and one man to each other, to the exclusion of all others.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:20 p.m.

Reform

Ian McClelland Edmonton Southwest, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of presenting three petitions.

The first is from a group of 75 petitioners from the Edmonton area asking the federal government to remove taxation on the GST and in doing so fulfil a pre-election promise of the Prime Minister.