House of Commons Hansard #126 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was benefits.

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Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

October 4th, 2000 / 3:05 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36(8), I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 11 petitions.

Ways And Means
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Willowdale
Ontario

Liberal

Jim Peterson Secretary of State (International Financial Institutions)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 83(1) I wish to table a notice of a ways and means motion involving amendments to the Excise Tax Act in accordance with the proposal set out in our accompanying publication, “Legislative Proposals and Explanatory Notes”, relating to the Excise Tax Act.

These provisions would facilitate Canada's logistics industry by helping those who are exporting. This notice of ways and means motion is a result of stellar work carried out by the member for Stoney Creek. I know members from all parties would want to applaud his efforts in this regard. I would ask that an order of the day be designated for consideration of this motion.

Canada Health Care, Early Childhood Development And Other Social Services Funding Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

LaSalle—Émard
Québec

Liberal

Paul Martin Minister of Finance

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-45, an act respecting the provision of increased funding for health care services, medical equipment, health information and communications technologies, early childhood development and other social services and to amend the Federal-Provincial Fiscal Arrangements Act.

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

Canada Foundation For Sustainable Development Technology Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Wascana
Saskatchewan

Liberal

Ralph Goodale Minister of Natural Resources

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-46, an act to establish a foundation to fund sustainable development technology.

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

Food And Drugs Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

Charles Caccia Davenport, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-500, an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food).

Mr. Speaker, Bill C-500 is an act to amend the Food and Drugs Act for genetically modified food. The bill provides for all foods or food ingredients that are or contain genetically modified material to be labelled to this effect, in accordance with regulations of course.

The bill also provides for the application of the precautionary principle in allowing the Minister of Health to monitor and initiate research into the potential long term effects of the consumption of genetically modified food on human health.

Finally, the bill would enable food manufacturers and consumers to make an informed decision on whether to purchase products containing genetically modified material.

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

Food And Drugs Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mauril Bélanger Ottawa—Vanier, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would like to seek the unanimous consent of the House that Motion No. 37 be adopted without debate. This motion concerns the second report of the Standing Joint Committee on Official Languages, expressing a desire for Ottawa, the capital of Canada, to be officially bilingual. I seek unanimous consent that the House adopt this motion without debate.

Food And Drugs Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

To clarify the situation, the motion in question is Motion No. 37, which is on the order paper. Is there unanimous consent of the House to adopt this motion?

Food And Drugs Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Food And Drugs Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have six different petitions to present today from my constituents. The first petition is one in which constituents ask us to maintain the definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second group of petitions is with regard to labelling and asks parliament to enact legislation for mandatory labelling of foods containing genetically engineered organisms.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition is with regard to tax relief and asks the government to institute at least a 25% cut in federal taxes.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, the fourth petition is with regard to the legalization of child pornography. It asks parliament to enact the notwithstanding clause to make sure that child pornography is not legalized in Canada.

The fifth petition is from another group of constituents with the same issues.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Colleen Beaumier Brampton West—Mississauga, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from my constituents in which they cite the devastating effects on the children of Iraq of harsh sanctions.

They are petitioning the Government of Canada to take the lead in persuading the UN to lift the sanctions against the people of Iraq.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

NDP

John Solomon Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce in the House today a petition signed by many Canadians concerned about the high cost of energy. They are concerned that energy is the underpinning of our economy and that there is no action from the government to defend the interests of consumers, small business people, farmers and our economy in general.

They are asking that the House of Commons establish an energy price commission that would hold the big oil companies, which control 85% of our refinery capacity, accountable for the energy prices they charge Canadians.

It is my pleasure to introduce this petition, which I support 100%.