House of Commons Hansard #59 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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Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Dale Johnston Wetaskiwin, AB

Mr. Speaker, in the second petition my constituents urge parliament to fulfil the promise made in 1989 by the House of Commons to end child poverty by the year 2000.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

February 29th, 2000 / 10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Christine Stewart Northumberland, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure to present two petitions to the House today. The first petition is from constituents from various communities in Ontario who express their concern about cruelty to animals and request that the federal government bring in new legislation to deal with it.

I am sure they will be pleased with the legislation we have tabled in the House.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Christine Stewart Northumberland, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from constituents who believe that registered charities and not for profit groups deserve the same tax credit advantage for donations of $1,150 and under as federal political parties.

Petitions
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10:10 a.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have three petitions to present this morning. The first one is from constituents in western Canada who ask the government for 25% tax relief. I wish them good luck.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition is from constituents who ask that parliament ensure that the supremacy of God remains in the Canadian constitution.

Petitions
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10:10 a.m.

Reform

John Reynolds West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast, BC

Mr. Speaker, the third petition bears over 40,000 signatures of people who believe that the government should be doing more about child pornography, especially using the notwithstanding clause to protect young children in Canada.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Gary Lunn Saanich—Gulf Islands, BC

Mr. Speaker, on November 3, 1999 I presented a petition which I had received bearing over 10,000 signatures from people residing in British Columbia who called on the Government of Canada to enact legislation which would change the immigration laws so that when refugees arrive on our shores, come through our airports or arrive in Canada through any means who are found not to be bona fide refugees, they be sent home immediately, without delay.

I am pleased to add another 203 signatures to the original 10,000, making a total of over 11,000 as of today.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Dick Harris Prince George—Bulkley Valley, BC

Mr. Speaker, the people in my riding of Prince George—Bulkley Valley are very concerned about the lack of attention the government has been paying to the national highway system, in particular Highway 16, the Yellowhead highway system.

The petitioners urge the government to designate a portion of the fuel taxes that it collects on an ongoing basis to improve and maintain highways.

The petitioners call on parliament to prioritize highway maintenance funding from the revenue which the government receives from fuel taxes.

There are several hundred signatures which I am pleased to present on behalf of concerned citizens of Prince George—Bulkley Valley.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Liberal

Rose-Marie Ur Lambton—Kent—Middlesex, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I wish to present a petition signed by residents of the towns of Wallaceburg and Dresden who urge the government to protect human life at the pre-born stage by amending the criminal code to extend the same protection enjoyed by human beings to unborn human beings.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Paul Forseth New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present three petitions today. The first one is from over 4,200 petitioners, many from my riding, who oppose any amendments to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or any other federal legislation which would provide for the exclusion of the reference to the supremacy of God.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Paul Forseth New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, BC

Mr. Speaker, the second petition requests parliament to immediately invoke the notwithstanding clause to override the B.C. court decision concerning child pornography and to make the possession of pornography illegal in British Columbia.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:10 a.m.

Reform

Paul Forseth New Westminster—Coquitlam—Burnaby, BC

Mr. Speaker, in the third petition the petitioners ask that the government amend the Divorce Act immediately, taking into consideration the recommendations made by the Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access on December 8, 1998, including the minority report submitted by the Reform Party of Canada.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Liberal

Paul Szabo Mississauga South, ON

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 36, I am pleased to present a petition signed by a number of Canadians, including petitioners from my own riding of Mississauga South. It concerns the issue of child poverty.

The petitioners want to draw to the attention of the House that one in five Canadian children live in poverty, and that in November 1989 the House of Commons passed a resolution to seek to achieve the elimination of child poverty by the year 2000, and also that the number of poor in Canada has increased by 60% since 1989.

The petitioners therefore call on parliament to use the federal budget 2000 to introduce a multi-year plan to improve the well-being of Canada's children. I believe the finance minister did that.

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, the following questions will be answered today: Nos. 2 and 36. .[Text]

Question No. 2—

Questions On The Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

10:15 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Rick Borotsik Brandon—Souris, MB

What was the total cost of the Canadian Wheat Board's 61 public forum meetings held on Justice Willard Estey's grain handling and transportation review recommendations, including per diem for board members, travel, staff costs, hall rentals and advertising?