House of Commons Hansard #132 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was waste.

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Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Some hon. members

No.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 44th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the associate membership of some committees, and I should like to move concurrence at this time.

(Motion agreed to)

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

December 14th, 2001 / 12:05 p.m.

Liberal

John Maloney Erie—Lincoln, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have a number of petitions to present to the House. The first deals with the concern of Canadians about the sexual exploitation of children.

It calls on parliament to amend the Criminal Code of Canada to set the age of consent at 18 years, except in a husband and wife relationship, to provide protection from exploitation and abuse.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

John Maloney Erie—Lincoln, ON

Mr. Speaker, the second petition calls on parliament to put forward a motion to cancel the backlog of unpayable debt of the most impoverished nations. It asks our leaders to call on leaders of the world to write off these debts.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

John Maloney Erie—Lincoln, ON

Mr. Speaker, the third petition deals with concern over Revenue Canada having reduced the amount deductible on social security for residents who worked in the United States. It is causing a hardship for senior citizens.

They are calling on parliament to return to the former deductions as established prior to the change of December 1997.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

John Maloney Erie—Lincoln, ON

Mr. Speaker, the final two petitions deal with the same subject matter. They call on parliament to revoke Bill C-23 from the previous parliament which affirms the opposite sex definition of marriage in legislation and ensures marriage is recognized as a unique institution.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from the citizens of the Peterborough area who support Bill C-15B, the cruelty to animals legislation.

The petitioners have been stimulated by several highly publicized examples of animal abuse. They point out that workers such as veterinarians, humane societies and others are becoming frustrated in the daily duties they are required to perform. The petitioners believe Bill C-15B would allow much more significant consequences to apply to those who abuse or neglect animals.

These citizens call on parliament to expedite Bill C-15B. Like me, they regret that the opposition has delayed proceedings today so we will not receive it before Christmas.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

NDP

Dick Proctor Palliser, SK

Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from a number of people in Saskatchewan who are concerned that the current tax system is unfair to workers because it does not allow them to deduct for income tax purposes the cost of acquiring tools. I am referring specifically to automotive mechanics and skilled construction workers.

The petitioners are calling on parliament to address the unfairness and injustice inflicted by the current tax system and enact legislation to allow tradespeople and not just apprentice mechanics to deduct the cost of providing tools for their employment if they are required to do so by their employer.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Deepak Obhrai Calgary East, AB

Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition to the House in which the petitioners say that the residents of Canada draw the attention of the House to the need for a modernized unemployment insurance package which meets the needs of today's working families, that over $35 billion in unpaid insurance benefits has been taken out of the EI program by the federal government since it started the program and that in 1999 the EI program paid more money to the Department of Finance than it did to people who were unemployed.

Therefore the petitioners call on parliament to enact legislation.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

The Speaker

I think the hon. member knows he cannot read from a petition. He must give a brief summary.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Vancouver Quadra
B.C.

Liberal

Stephen Owen Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Mr. Speaker, I ask that all questions be allowed to stand.

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

The Speaker

Is that agreed?

Questions on the Order Paper
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.