House of Commons Hansard #81 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was tax.

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Committees Of The House
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Bloc

René Laurin Joliette, QC

Mr. Speaker, before I give consent, I would like to clarify whether this means the debate will be adjourned just on this motion or for the rest of the day.

What is the purpose of the proposed motion to adjourn?

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The Deputy Speaker

To adjourn debate on the motion currently being debated.

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Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

To adjourn this debate only.

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The Deputy Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

March 26th, 1998 / 10:35 a.m.

Bloc

Paul Crête Kamouraska—Rivière-Du-Loup—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the hon. member for Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-de-la-Madeleine—Pabok, I am pleased to table a petition signed by more than 200 residents of the Gaspé and Magdalen Islands region, requesting that the Atlantic Groundfish Strategy be extended to ensure an adequate level of income for those affected, who have been hard hit by the federal government's ill-advised fisheries management policy in eastern Canada.

These 200 petitioners ask that the strategy be continued until the moratorium is lifted, as originally planned. They remind Parliament that they should not be the victims of fisheries mismanagement.

Petitions
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Reform

Randy White Langley—Abbotsford, BC

I am pleased to table a petition in the House from constituents in my riding. It basically covers the issue of drunk driving.

Alcohol related motor vehicle accidents kill hundreds and injure thousands of Canadians each year and cause millions of dollars in property damage, medical expenses and insurance costs.

The petitioners ask parliament to amend section 255 of the criminal code as follows. Everyone who commits an offence under section 253 or 254 is guilty of an indictable offence or an offence punishable on summary conviction and is liable whether the offence is prosecuted by indictment or punishable on summary conviction to the following minimum punishments: for a first offence, imprisonment not less than 7 days; for a second offence, imprisonment for not less than 14 days; and for a third or each subsequent offence, imprisonment for not less than 90 days.

Petitions
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Liberal

Roger Gallaway Sarnia—Lambton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table a petition signed by over 2,500 residents of southwestern Ontario. They are calling for the establishment of mandatory quality assurance and quality control standards for mammography in Canada.

In so doing I would like to thank the Breast Cancer Society of Canada and its president Lawrence Greenaway for bringing this important issue to my attention.

Petitions
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Reform

Monte Solberg Medicine Hat, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition on behalf of several of my constituents in Medicine Hat.

The undersigned citizens of Canada draw the attention of the House to the request that the federal government ensure there will be full and open debate in the House, including standing committee hearings, on the multilateral agreement on investment.

The Canadian government must maintain its full ability to promote comprehensive job creation strategies, develop and enhance social programs such as education and health care, achieve economic and environmental goals, and develop Canada's great natural resources.

Through this agreement the rights of Canadian citizens and the power of the Canadian government to make policy must not be superseded by those of foreign investors and multinational corporations.

Petitions
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Reform

Chuck Strahl Fraser Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have several petitions today. The first one will be of interest to the President of the Treasury Board.

It is a petition requesting that the 338 homes in and around CFB Chilliwack, lands that he will be soon helping us to develop in some way, could in the meantime be utilized as low cost housing for the needy in the community. I am sure he will chase that one down.

Petitions
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Reform

Chuck Strahl Fraser Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition deals with petitioners requesting tougher sentences and tighter surveillance of those convicted of sexual offences against children.

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Reform

Chuck Strahl Fraser Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition about the definition of marriage and wanting to maintain the current definition of marriage, the commonly known definition called the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to each other to the exclusion of all others.

Petitions
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Reform

Chuck Strahl Fraser Valley, BC

There is another petition, Mr. Speaker, on regulation of pornography and the age of consent.

The petitioners request that parliament provide legislation to regulate pornography on the Internet and require classification stickers for videos that would make pornography obvious when people are renting that kind of material.

Petitions
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Reform

Chuck Strahl Fraser Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have another petition on the retention of section 43 of Canada's criminal code as it is currently worded which allows parents to raise children and discipline children in a responsible way.

Petitions
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Reform

Chuck Strahl Fraser Valley, BC

The last petition, Mr. Speaker, deals with the age of consent which calls upon parliament to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to raise the age of consent for sexual activity between a young person and an adult from 14 to 16 years of age.