House of Commons Hansard #167 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was trade.

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Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

December 7th, 1998 / 3:05 p.m.

Peterborough
Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams 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 14 petitions.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, I would like to request the unanimous consent of the House to table the second report of the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

The hon. member is asking for unanimous consent to table a report from a delegation. Does the member have unanimous consent?

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to table in the House in both official languages the second report of the Canada-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group regarding its delegation to Taiwan during the period August 8 to August 15.

The members had a variety of discussions on economic and cultural exchange issues and will be making recommendations to the appropriate ministers and to the government.

Citizenship Of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Westmount—Ville-Marie
Québec

Liberal

Lucienne Robillard Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-63, an act respecting Canadian citizenship.

Madam Speaker, I have the honour today to table Bill C-63, an act respecting Canadian citizenship.

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

Citizenship Of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

David Pratt Nepean—Carleton, ON

Madam Speaker, I hope that you find unanimous consent to put the following motion to the House without debate.

The motion reads as follows: “That this House request that the government convey to the governor of the state of Texas, the hon. George W. Bush, and to parole authorities of this state, its very serious concern about the violation of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations in the case of Mr. Stanley Faulder, a Canadian citizen who is to be executed on December 10, 1998 at Huntsville State Prison; and further, that the government convey this House's respectful request that the execution be stayed pending a judicial review of the case to ensure that due process has been followed”.

Citizenship Of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is there unanimous consent?

Citizenship Of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Citizenship Of Canada Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Darrel Stinson Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

Madam Speaker, today I have two petitions that I wish to table.

One petition is from residents of Vernon and Armstrong. The petitioners are asking parliament to preserve and protect the institution of marriage by enacting Bill C-225, to define by statute that marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Darrel Stinson Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

Madam Speaker, it is also my pleasure to table a petition signed mostly by people in my riding of Okanagan—Shuswap. The petitioners support Private Members' Bill C-304 from the member for Yorkton—Melville to strengthen protection of private property rights and specifically guarantee that everyone has the right to enjoy their property, the right not to be deprived of it without a fair hearing and just compensation, and the right to appeal to the courts if their property rights have been infringed upon.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

John O'Reilly Victoria—Haliburton, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36 I have a petition basically from the Lakehurst area calling on parliament to take action that would assure that Paul Bernardo remains in prison for the rest of his natural life, and that further action is requested for the destruction of the video tapes, that human eyes may never see them again.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

Garry Breitkreuz Yorkton—Melville, SK

Madam Speaker, I have a large number of petitions again, 242 more pages of petitions with 5,589 signatures of concerned citizens from across the country. About half of these are from the province of Quebec.

My constituents are asking me to keep a running total of these repeal Bill C-68 petitions. This year I have introduced 1,751 pages with more than 40,910 signatures.

The petitioners request parliament to repeal the totally ineffective Bill C-68, the Firearms Act. The petitioners want the $50 million or $60 million a year being wasted on gun registration redirected to real criminal justice priorities. Organized criminals are terrorizing Canadian cities and biker and street gangs quite literally are getting away with murder, while Mounties are wasting their time and tax moneys registering shotguns owned by duck hunters. It is truly appalling that the government has forced the RCMP to cut essential police services while wasting more than $200 million on gun registration.

I am pleased to submit these petitions.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Madam Speaker, I have a petition signed by many Canadians who are asking parliament to amend the Divorce Act to include the provision as supported in Bill C-340 regarding the rights of the parents or grandparents of spouses to access to or custody of their grandchildren.