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 tax.

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Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

9:55 a.m.

Some hon. members

Nay.

Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

9:55 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

In my opinion the nays have it.

And more than five members having risen:

Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

9:55 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Pursuant to order made on Tuesday, October 17, the recorded division stands deferred until later this day.

Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

9:55 a.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It being two or three minutes prior to the normal time for routine proceedings, I would ask that the House suspend for those few minutes.

Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

9:55 a.m.

The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

Is that agreed?

Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

9:55 a.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Genetically Modified Organisms
Private Members' Business

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The Acting Speaker (Ms. Thibeault)

The House is suspended until 10 o'clock.

(The sitting of the House was suspended at 9.57 a.m.)

The House resumed at 10.01 a.m.

Order In Council Appointments
Routine Proceedings

October 19th, 2000 / 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 am pleased to table in both official languages a number of order in council appointments recently made by the government.

Pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 110(1) these are deemed to be referred to the appropriate standing committees, a list of which is attached.

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8) I have the honour to table in both official languages the government's response to nine petitions.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Bernard Patry Pierrefonds—Dollard, QC

Madam Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34 I have the honour to table in the House in both official languages two reports of the Canadian section of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie, as well as the related financial report.

The first report has to do with the meeting of the executive which was held at Yaoundé, Cameroon on July 4, 2000, and the second with the 26th ordinary session held July 6 through 8, 2000 also at Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Devillers Simcoe North, ON

Madam Speaker, I have the honour to present in both official languages the ninth report of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

Pursuant to order of reference of Tuesday, November 30, 1999 a subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights was established to conduct a study on organized crime to analyze the options available to parliament to combat the activities of criminal groups and the committee has agreed to report it with recommendations.

I will take this opportunity to congratulate all the hon. members who were on the subcommittee and most particularly the House of Commons staff, the interpreters and our researchers. They worked long and hard to help in the preparation of this report.

Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act
Routine Proceedings

10 a.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-511, an act to amend the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act (Book of Remembrance for peacekeepers).

Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce this bill, seconded by my very capable colleague from Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik, a champion of peace locally, nationally and internationally.

This bill amends the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act and provides for the minister's establishment of a book of remembrance for Canadians who have lost their life in international peacekeeping missions.

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

Canada Pension Plan
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

NDP

Lorne Nystrom Qu'Appelle, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-512, an act to amend the Canada pension plan, the Government Annuities Act and the Old Age Security Act and to make consequential amendments to other acts.

Madam Speaker, I have introduced a bill which I hope all members of the House can support. It basically would amend all statutes in Canada that make reference to old age and would change the words “old age” to “seniors”. For example, it would change the old age pension to the seniors income security act.

A gentleman dropped by my office a few months ago. He was a very young, healthy senior who felt the reference to old age on his pension cheque was derogatory. For that reason I have introduced this bill today to change the words “old age” to “seniors” in respect for this country's seniors and the soon to be seniors as well.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:05 a.m.

Reform

Ted White North Vancouver, BC

Madam Speaker, I am presenting a petition today signed by 83 people from North Vancouver, including Mr. Jones of Epps Avenue. The petitioners point out that whereas 80% of Canadians practise personal and corporate religious faiths that recognize the power and universal sovereignty of a supreme being, they pray and request that parliament reject all calls to remove references to a sovereign God from the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the national anthem, as it may divide Canadians forever.