House of Commons Hansard #132 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was money.

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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Liberal

Guy St-Julien Abitibi, QC

Madam Speaker, I have the honour and privilege of presenting a great Canadian petition in the House of Commons on behalf of the Pèlerins de Saint-Michel, in attendance today and tomorrow.

The 26,129 signatories to a petition of over 1,100 pages, in addition to 22,500 petitioners last year, call on parliament to ask the government, in the spirit of Jubilee 2000, to take steps to eliminate the national debt, the primary cause of taxes and people's great poverty, to stop borrowing from financial institutions and to create the money necessary for the country as the Canadian Constitution entitles it to do and requires it to do.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Rick Borotsik Brandon—Souris, MB

Madam Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House.

One of them goes back to an issue which is close and dear to my heart, that of agriculture. This petition has 53 pages and this is not the first petition I have presented. It suggests that the government has certainly fallen short of the necessary support requirements for agriculture particularly in western Canada but in Canada as a whole.

The petitioners suggest that the agriculture minister who does not have sufficient influence in the department should be replaced. That is the essence of the petition. I believe that will happen probably within the next 36 days.

Petitions
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Progressive Conservative

Rick Borotsik Brandon—Souris, MB

The second petition, Madam Speaker, is presented with respect to the nuclear proliferation in the world. The petitioners request that parliament support the immediate initiation and conclusion by the year 2000 of an international convention which will set out a binding timetable for the abolition of nuclear armaments.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Lou Sekora Port Moody—Coquitlam, BC

Madam Speaker, I would like to present two petitions signed by many people in British Columbia, including my riding.

The first petition 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.

Petitions
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Liberal

Lou Sekora Port Moody—Coquitlam, BC

The second petition, Madam Speaker, requests that parliament stop the expansion of private health care in Canada.

Petitions
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Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

Madam Speaker, the office of the auditor general has already recognized its moral obligation in the spirit of the pay equity legislation. It already supports the provision of retroactive payment for pay equity to its own affected employees, mainly women. Therefore the petitioners pray that parliament empower and ask treasury board to release funds allowing the office of the auditor general to meet its obligation in a manner consistent with settlements made to affected groups under treasury board.

Petitions
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Bloc

Michel Guimond Beauport—Montmorency—Orléans, QC

Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to table in this House a petition signed by the citizens of my riding of Beauport—Montmorency—Côte-de-Beaupré—Île-d'Orléans and the greater Quebec City area.

They call on parliament to ask the Chinese government to stop its persecution of the practitioners of Falun Gong and to remove the prohibition against the practice of Falun Gong.

Petitions
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Liberal

Bill Graham Toronto Centre—Rosedale, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I request unanimous consent for the House to return to presenting reports from interparliamentary delegations.

Petitions
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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is there unanimous consent?

Petitions
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

October 19th, 2000 / 10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Bill Graham Toronto Centre—Rosedale, ON

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1) I have the honour to present to the House in both official languages the report of the Canadian delegation of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, OSCE, to the ninth annual session of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe parliamentary assembly which was held in Bucharest, Romania in July of this year.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Madam Speaker, I move that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is that agreed?

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

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Some hon. members

Agreed.

The House resumed from October 18 consideration of the motion, of the amendment and of the amendment to the amendment.