House of Commons Hansard #121 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was agreed.

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Atlantic Groundfish Strategy
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Deputy Speaker

That terminates question period for today. Just in case we adjourn later today, I hope all members get a chance to do some fishing this summer.

Individual Member's Expenditures
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Deputy Speaker

I have the honour to lay upon the table the document entitled “Individual Member's Expenditures” for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1998.

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

June 12th, 1998 / noon

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 30 petitions.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Liberal

Maurizio Bevilacqua Vaughan—King—Aurora, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both officials languages, the seventh report of the Standing Committee on Finance entitled “Report on Tied Selling—Section 45.1 of the Bank Act”.

Federal Law-Civil Law Harmonization Act, No. 1
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Bonavista—Trinity—Conception
Newfoundland & Labrador

Liberal

Fred Mifflin for the Minister of Justice

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-50, a first act to harmonize federal law with the civil law of the Province of Quebec and to amend certain acts in order to ensure that each language version takes into account the common law and the civil law.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Hull—Aylmer
Québec

Liberal

Marcel Massé on behalf of the Minister of Justice

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-51, an act to amend the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.

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

Bank Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Bloc

Réal Ménard Hochelaga—Maisonneuve, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-428, an act to amend the Bank Act and the Statistics Act (equity in community reinvestment).

Mr. Speaker, I again introduce a bill calling on the banks to invest in the community, that is, to strike a balance between deposits received and loans made, particularly for disadvantaged communities.

I am optimistic that I will have the support of all my colleagues in the House.

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

President Of The Republic Of South Africa
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

moved:

That hours of sitting and order of business of the House on Thursday, September 24, 1998, shall be those provided in the Standing Orders for a Wednesday:

That the Address of the President of the Republic of South Africa, to be delivered in the Chamber of the House of Commons at 10.20 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 1998, before Members of the Senate and of the House Commons, together with all introductory and related remarks, be printed as an appendix to the House of Commons Debates for that day and form part of the records of this House; and

That the media recording and transmission of such address, introductory and related remarks be authorized pursuant to established guidelines for such occasions.

President Of The Republic Of South Africa
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

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

President Of The Republic Of South Africa
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure, pursuant to Standing Order 36, to present a petition on behalf of the constituents of Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough with respect to changing the Young Offenders Act.

They call upon parliament to inject, among other things, greater measures of parental responsibilities and to make changes to the Young Offenders Act that will increase accountability by youth involved in crime.

It gives me great pleasure to table the petition in the House today on behalf of my constituents.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have a second petition also from the riding of Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough calling upon parliament to reaffirm the concept of marriage to ensure that the traditional concept of marriage is preserved and protected in Canada.

I also table this petition on behalf of my constituents.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Reform

John Duncan Vancouver Island North, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition with 25 signatures from Courtenay and Campbell River in my riding.

The petitioners ask parliament to repeal Bill C-68 and to redirect the funds for registering firearms into more cost effective measures such as more police on the streets, more crime prevention, more suicide prevention, more women's crisis centres, more anti-smuggling campaigns and more resources for fighting organized crime and street gangs.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Reform

John Duncan Vancouver Island North, BC

Mr. Speaker, I also have two petitions signed by individuals from Campbell River, Courtenay and Comox in my riding.

The petitioners are asking parliament to enact Bill C-225, an act to amend the Marriage Act and the Interpretation Act, to define that a marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Bloc

Suzanne Tremblay Rimouski—Mitis, QC

Mr. Speaker, I wish to table a petition on behalf of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, better known as SOCAN, calling on the government to respect the principle of collective management of copyright and requesting the Minister of Industry to immediately appoint a judge to chair the Copyright Board, thus giving effect to Parliament's intention that the board be a competent and objective quasi-judicial tribunal.