House of Commons Hansard #116 of the 36th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was crime.

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Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

3:10 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, I have the honour to table, in both official languages, the government's response to 50 petitions.

Order In Council Appointments
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Scarborough—Rouge River
Ontario

Liberal

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

Mr. 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 referred to the appropriate standing committees, a list of which is attached.

Interparliamentary Delegations
Routine Proceedings

September 18th, 2000 / 3:10 p.m.

Liberal

George Proud Hillsborough, PE

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 34(1), I have the honour to present to the House in both official languages, the seventh report of the Canadian NATO Parliamentary Association which represented Canada at the spring session held in Budapest, Hungary from May 26 to 30, 2000.

A Day For Hearts: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day Act
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Greg Thompson Charlotte, NB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-492, an act establishing a day for hearts: congenital heart defect awareness day.

Mr. Speaker, I know this is something that is very dear to your heart in the efforts you have made as Speaker in the House. This is an act establishing a day for hearts: congenital heart defect awareness day.

I have a couple of statistics which will only take a minute. It is important for Canadians to hear this. We hear so much about adult heart disease, and rightly so, but how many people are aware that heart disease or, more properly, congenital heart defects affect more than 32,000 infants in Canada. One in every 100 births in the country is affected each year.

Beginning on February 14, 2001, Valentine's Day or heart day, would be a day for hearts: congenital heart defect awareness day.

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

Employment Insurance Act
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-493, an act to amend the Employment Insurance Act (persons who leave employment to be caregivers to family members).

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to present the third part in my trilogy on health care reform.

This bill will recognize those caregivers, in most cases those people in what is called the sandwich generation, who look after their children and infirmed individuals, their parents.

Any individual who has looked after a mother, father, uncle, or anyone through the later stages of Alzheimer's knows exactly what this bill would do. The bill would allow people who need to take a year off work to access EI funds for up to 52 weeks in order for them to stay at home and look after their infirmed relatives. Relative is defined within the bill itself.

We do many things for the front end of a person's life, through maternity or paternity benefits, however we do not do anything at the back end of a person's life. This bill corrects that mistake.

I hope that this bill will be part of the sweeping changes throughout Ottawa and that all parliamentarians will carefully review this great piece of legislation and will support it not only to save taxpayer dollars in the health care system but to help people as well.

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

Robert Marleau
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, I move:

That the House, desiring to record its deep appreciation of the distinguished and faithful service of Robert Marleau, Esquire, as Clerk of the House of Commons, designate him an Honourary Officer of the House of Commons with an entrée to the Chamber and a seat at the Table.

Robert Marleau
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

Robert Marleau
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. member have permission to put the motion?

Robert Marleau
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Robert Marleau
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Robert Marleau
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Liberal

Derek Lee Scarborough—Rouge River, ON

Mr. Speaker, following House leader consultations, I believe you will find consent for the following motion. I move:

That the membership of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs be modified as follows: Joe Jordan for Gar Knutson, John Reynolds for Jay Hill, David Iftody for Raymond Bonin; and that the following members be added to the list of associate members of the said committee: Garry Breitkreuz, Gar Knutson, Jay Hill and Steve Mahoney.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. member have permission to put the motion?

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

3:15 p.m.

The Speaker

Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?