House of Commons Hansard #227 of the 36th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was health.

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Terry Fox Day Act
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Liberal

Colleen Beaumier Brampton West—Mississauga, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-512, an act respecting Terry Fox Day.

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to introduce an act respecting Terry Fox Day. Almost 20 years ago Terry Fox captured the hearts and minds of all Canadians. His persistence and passion provided an example to all Canadians of how one person can make a difference.

The bill seeks the recognition of the second Sunday following Labour Day in each and every year as Terry Fox Day.

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

Terry Fox Day Act
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Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the 74th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in.

Terry Fox Day Act
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The Speaker

Does the hon. member have unanimous consent to propose this motion?

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

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An hon. member

No.

Petitions
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Liberal

Rose-Marie Ur Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am honoured to present a petition signed by residents of Newbury, Wardsville, Arkona and Forest who urge parliament to review the new health studies and ban the gas additive MMT.

Car manufacturers and environmental groups also oppose the use of MMT.

Petitions
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NDP

Lorne Nystrom Qu'Appelle, SK

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour today to present a petition signed by people in different parts of the country including Saskatchewan and Ontario.

It may be a surprise that these citizens are calling upon the Parliament of Canada to listen to the argument that the Senate costs them $50 million to run, that it is undemocratic, that it is unaccountable, and that we need to democratize and modernize our parliamentary institutions.

In conclusion they also say that the Senate should be abolished because of those reasons. I am sure you would agree with that, Mr. Speaker.

Petitions
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The Speaker

It is not for me to agree or disagree.

Petitions
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Reform

Diane Ablonczy Calgary—Nose Hill, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in the House today a petition signed by the constituents of Calgary—Nose Hill who believe it is the duty of parliament to ensure that marriage as it has always been known and understood in Canada be preserved and protected.

They therefore pray that parliament enact legislation to ensure that marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

Petitions
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Bloc

Yvan Bernier Bonaventure—Gaspé—Îles-De-La-Madeleine—Pabok, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table in this House a petition signed by close to 1,000 residents of the Magdalen Islands.

The petition is about the fishery restructuring and adjustment measures put in place in June by the Minister of Human Resources Development and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

The petitioners submit that these measures are not geared to the needs of fisheries workers, and that over 800 residents of the Magdalen Islands will be affected by the moratorium. They feel that this change has a major negative impact on their community.

They are therefore asking the government to review the restructuring measures and to adjust these measures to the specific needs of the Magdalen Islands.

Petitions
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3:15 p.m.

Liberal

David Iftody Provencher, MB

Mr. Speaker, this petition is from citizens of Canada in my riding of Provencher. They draw the attention of the House of Commons to the following: Whereas the majority of Canadians understand the concept of marriage as only the voluntary union of a single male and a single female, and whereas it is the duty of parliament to ensure that marriage, as it has always been known and understood in Canada, be preserved and protected, therefore your petitioners pray that parliament enact legislation such as Bill C-225 so as to define in statute that marriage can only be entered into between a single male and a single female.

Petitions
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NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to stand in the House today on behalf of many people from Saskatchewan to present a petition that pertains to the Senate. These people are very unhappy with the Senate. They believe it is undemocratic, it is unelected, it is unaccountable and it is costing us $50 million a year. They want it abolished as soon as possible.

Petitions
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May 12th, 1999 / 3:15 p.m.

NDP

Chris Axworthy Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to present what is probably my last petition.

Petitions
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Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

Petitions
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NDP

Chris Axworthy Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar, SK

I am glad people are happy that it will be my last one.

The petition is from people all over Saskatchewan who confirm what everybody knows, that the Senate is undemocratic, unelected and unaccountable, costs $50 million and undermines the institutions of this House. They call upon parliament to undertake measures to abolish the Senate.