House of Commons Hansard #12 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was nisga'a.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Maurice Vellacott Wanuskewin, SK

Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce the signatures of 1,682 petitioners in support of Bill C-207, an act to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person's religion or belief that human life is inviolable.

These 1,682 petitioners want to ensure that health care providers working in medical facilities of various kinds will never be forced to participate against their wills in procedures such as abortions or acts of euthanasia.

They lament the fact that medical personnel in Canada has been fired because the law is not explicit enough in spelling out such conscience rights. They affirm Bill C-207 because it will make those conscience rights explicit.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Reform

Peter Goldring Edmonton East, AB

Mr. Speaker, after 54 years of denial of equality of opportunity for our merchant navy veterans a Liberal committee offered an empty handshake.

The petitioners disagree with that. They ask the Liberals for compensation for merchant navy veterans for the years of denial of equality.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

NDP

Nelson Riis Kamloops, BC

Mr. Speaker, it is my honour to rise pursuant to Standing Order 36 on behalf of petitioners who are quite depressed with the notion that we continue to have the Senate.

They list a whole number of reasons why they consider the Senate to be just sort of a completely inappropriate institution. I will not go into the details. We have heard them all many times before.

They are simply calling upon the Parliament of Canada to take whatever step is necessary to abolish the Senate once and for all.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee 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

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The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

Derek Lee Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I also ask that all Notices of Motions for the Production of Papers be allowed to stand.

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Is that agreed?

Motions For Papers
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed from October 26 consideration of the motion that Bill C-9, an act to give effect to the Nisga'a final agreement, be read the second time and referred to a committee, and of the amendment.

Nisga'A Final Agreement Act
Government Orders

October 27th, 1999 / 3:25 p.m.

Reform

Grant McNally Dewdney—Alouette, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to ask for unanimous consent of the House for the following motion:

That, notwithstanding any standing order or usual practices of this House, the House continue to sit beyond the ordinary hour of daily adjournment today, but no later than 10 p.m. this day, for the sole purpose of continuing consideration of Bill C-9, an act to give effect to the Nisga'a final agreement.

Nisga'A Final Agreement Act
Government Orders

3:25 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the hon. member for Dewdney—Alouette have unanimous consent of the House to propose the motion?

Nisga'A Final Agreement Act
Government Orders

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Nisga'A Final Agreement Act
Government Orders

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Some hon. members

No.

Nisga'A Final Agreement Act
Government Orders

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The Deputy Speaker

When the bill was last considered last evening, the hon. member for Nanaimo—Cowichan had the floor. He had three minutes remaining in his remarks.