House of Commons Hansard #115 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was health.

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Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

9:10 a.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present the 37th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding improved financial reporting to parliament project. The report was prepared by the subcommittee on improved financial reporting to parliament.

This is a subject of continuing challenge for colleagues in the House. I would like to commend the chair, the hon. member for Mississauga South, the subcommittee's hardworking members and the staff of that subcommittee for their hard work in ensuring their report would be a unanimous one and ready for presentation to the House within a short timeframe.

I would also like to draw to the attention of the House the fact that pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee is requesting a comprehensive government response.

Courts Administration Service Act
Routine Proceedings

9:15 a.m.

Etobicoke Centre
Ontario

Liberal

Allan Rock for Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-40, an act to establish a body that provides administrative services to the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Court Martial Appeal Court and the Tax Court of Canada, to amend the Federal Court Act, the Tax Court of Canada Act and the Judges Act, and to make related and consequential amendments to other acts.

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

Civilian War-Related Benefits Act
Routine Proceedings

June 15th, 2000 / 9:15 a.m.

Gander—Grand Falls
Newfoundland & Labrador

Liberal

George Baker Minister of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency)

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-41, an act to amend the statute law in relation to veterans' benefits.

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

Education Benefits Act
Routine Proceedings

9:15 a.m.

Liberal

Janko Peric Cambridge, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-491, an act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officials.

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to introduce my private member's bill, an act respecting education benefits for spouses and children of certain deceased federal enforcement officials.

This bill proposes to fund the equivalent of one post-secondary degree for children and spouses of federal enforcement officials who have died as a result of injuries received or illness contracted in the discharge of their duties.

The definition of a federal enforcement official in my bill is slightly different from the current definition of peace officer contained in federal legislation. This bill will apply to certain employees of Correctional Service Canada, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Parks Canada, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Department of Citizenship and Immigration, RCMP officers, and members of the Canadian armed forces.

Between 1989 and 1999 a total of 23 federal police enforcement officials were killed in the line of duty. During that same time, 22 members of the Canadian armed forces serving in peacekeeping missions abroad also lost their lives while serving our country.

Given that federal enforcement officials risk their lives to protect Canadians—

Education Benefits Act
Routine Proceedings

9:15 a.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Order, please. I have to remind the hon. member for Cambridge that this is not a second reading speech. It is a succinct explanation of the bill, and I know he will want to draw his remarks to a very speedy conclusion.

Education Benefits Act
Routine Proceedings

9:15 a.m.

Liberal

Janko Peric Cambridge, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce that this bill has been supported by the Canadian Peace Officers' Memorial Association, the Canadian Police Association, as well as many other groups.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:15 a.m.

Liberal

Guy St-Julien Abitibi, QC

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour of presenting three petitions.

The first petition is signed by people from Saint-Eustache, Montreal, Brossard, Chambly and Saint-Jean. The second one is signed by people from Campbell's Bay, Gatineau, Hull and Aylmer, and the third by people from Fleurimont, Deauville, Bromptonville and Napierville. These petitioners are all protesting excessively high gas prices.

They state as follows: “Given the soaring price of gasoline at the pump, the petitioners are calling on parliament to pass a resolution to stop world petroleum cartels in order to bring down overly high gasoline prices”.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

Reform

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present this morning.

The first is from some 37 constituents from Dawson Creek, British Columbia in the riding of Prince George—Peace River calling upon the House of Commons to fulfil the promise it made in 1989 to end child poverty by the year 2000. I do not think it will make it.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

Reform

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am also pleased to present a petition signed by 47 constituents from Prince George in my beautiful riding calling upon the House of Commons to enact legislation against causing the death of the unborn at any stage of prenatal life.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

Bloc

Maurice Godin Châteauguay, QC

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of my constituents in the riding of Châteauguay, I am pleased to table for the second time in a week a petition signed by 1,000 people protesting excessive gasoline prices.

The petitioners are asking the government to take action to stop world oil cartels and to allocate funds for research into energy alternatives, so as to help the poor.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have the pleasure of tabling three different petitions today.

The first petition is entitled “Save Canadian Public Health Care: Stop two-tier American style health care moving into Canada”. This petition adds to the tens of thousands of signatures we have already tabled calling upon the federal government to restore its funding to health care and to put our public not for profit single tier system on a sustainable basis. It calls upon the government to keep its election commitments to introduce a national pharmacare program and a national home care program. It also calls upon the government to finally stop the privatization that threatens the sustainability of our health care system.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table a second petition which calls upon parliament to repeal section 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act which discriminates against rural route mail couriers and denies them the basic rights fundamental in a democratic society to organize and to be able to fight for decent wages and working conditions.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

NDP

Alexa McDonough Halifax, NS

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to table a third petition. It calls upon the government to establish peace tax legislation by passing into law the private member's bill of the member for Burnaby—Douglas, the conscientious objection act. This is a private member's bill that advocates enabling a portion of a taxpayer's taxes which are earmarked for military purposes to be allocated for non-military purposes.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

Progressive Conservative

Norman E. Doyle St. John's East, NL

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from approximately 500 people in St. John's East who are very concerned that last year the British Columbia Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal to reinstate subsection 4 of section 163.1 of the criminal code, making possession of child pornography illegal in British Columbia.

The petitioners are very concerned about that. They are requesting that parliament invoke section 33 of the charter of rights and freedoms, commonly known as the notwithstanding clause, to override the B.C. Court of Appeal decision and to reinstate subsection 4 of section 163.1 of the criminal code, making possession of child pornography in B.C. illegal, and by doing so, to reinforce and reaffirm our objection to the B.C. Court of Appeal decision.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

9:20 a.m.

Liberal

David Pratt Nepean—Carleton, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the privilege of presenting some petitions that have been duly certified under Standing Order 36.

The first relates to the request of the petitioners to work with VIA Rail and the local governments in order to build a VIA Rail station in my riding of Nepean—Carleton.