House of Commons Hansard #124 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was c-20.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Reform

Ted White North Vancouver, BC

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

The first is signed by Patricia Scott and 54 others of North Vancouver who ask parliament to recognize the concept of marriage as only the voluntary union of a single, that is unmarried, male and a single, that is unmarried, female.

They ask that we consider it to be the duty of parliament to ensure that marriage as it has always been known and understood in Canada be preserved and protected and therefore, that we enact Bill C-225, and act to amend the Marriage Act.

Mr. Speaker, the second petition which is on the same matter is signed by Eleonora Mares and 45 others from North Vancouver.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Bill Matthews Burin—St. George's, NL

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I rise to present this petition on behalf of approximately 8,700 people from Atlantic Canada who are calling upon the federal government to make changes to its post-TAGS early retirement program to devise a formula consisting of age plus years of attachment to the fishing industry.

There are grave injustices and inequities in the present program. People who are 53 and 54 years of age with 35 and 36 years of attachment do not qualify for the government's early retirement program. Yet someone who is 55 years of age and with 8 to 10 years of attachment to the industry are eligible for benefits.

This petition asks government to reconsider the early retirement program and to devise a formula consisting of age plus years of attachment.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Reform

Grant Hill Macleod, AB

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

The first one is from both British Columbia and Alberta. It asks parliament to support the Reform health freedom amendment Bill C-307 which gives us broader freedom for natural health products.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Grant Hill Macleod, AB

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is primarily from Ontario and asks the government to revisit the hepatitis C compensation issue to give fair compensation to all those who received tainted blood in Canada.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Howard Hilstrom Selkirk—Interlake, MB

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition with over 500 names on it from my riding, people all interested in the Firearms Act. They indicate that of the offences committed, very few involve firearms and that the millions of dollars in taxes that are spent on the Firearms Act could be better spent in other areas. I present this petition on behalf of those constituents.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Peterborough
Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams 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
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

September 23rd, 1998 / 3:20 p.m.

Peterborough
Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, would you be so kind as to call Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers No. P-30 in the name of the hon. member for Cariboo—Chilcotin and No. P-31 in the name of the hon. member for Prince George—Bulkley Valley.

Motion No. P-30

That a humble address be presented to His Excellency praying that he will cause to be laid before this House a copy of all Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) between ( a ) Environment Canada and U.S. Customs; and ( b ) Environment Canada and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency relating to intelligence and surveillance capacity concerning ozone depleting substances.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Reform

Jim Pankiw Saskatoon—Humboldt, SK

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

We have a point of order but first we will call the notice of motion and then we can have the point of order.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:20 p.m.

Peterborough
Ontario

Liberal

Peter Adams Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, with respect to P-30 which requests certain memorandums of understanding, there are no formal memorandums of understanding between Environment Canada and U.S. Customs or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency relating to intelligence and surveillance capacity concerning ozone-depleting substances.

I therefore ask the hon. member to withdraw his motion.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The Chair recognizes the solicitor general.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Fredericton
New Brunswick

Liberal

Andy Scott Solicitor General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, I suggest the motion be transferred for debate.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. McClelland)

The motion is transferred for debate pursuant to Standing Order 97(1).