House of Commons Hansard #70 of the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was community.

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Presence In Gallery
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

I draw the attention of hon. members to the presence in the gallery of the Honourable P. Myron Kowalsky, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

Presence In Gallery
Oral Question Period

Noon

Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

Government Response To Petitions
Routine Proceedings

Noon

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 five petitions.

National Defence
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Haliburton—Victoria—Brock
Ontario

Liberal

John O'Reilly Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of National Defence

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 32(2) I have the pleasure to table, in both official languages, two copies of the National Defence and Canadian Forces Ombudsman's 2000-01 annual report.

Business Of The House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Glengarry—Prescott—Russell
Ontario

Liberal

Don Boudria Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, during my business statement yesterday, I neglected to inform the House that should the report on the modernization committee be tabled later this day, it would be my intention to seek the co-operation of other hon. members, pursuant to discussions that House leader's have had, to see whether there would be an interest in debating next Tuesday evening the content of the report of the modernization committee.

I neglected to inform the House of that yesterday and I wanted to amend the statement that I made.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

Noon

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 23rd report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the membership of the special committee on non-medical use of drugs.

Mr. Speaker, I also have the honour to present the 24th report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs regarding the membership of the Standing Joint Committee on Scrutiny of Regulations.

Committees Of The House
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Bob Kilger Stormont—Dundas—Charlottenburgh, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the report of the Special Committee on the Modernization and Improvement of the Procedures of the House of Commons.

Like the notion of modernization itself, the House of Commons is a work in progress. We hope that this report will be one contribution to the evolution of our procedures and practice in this 37th Parliament.

My committee colleagues decided to seek unanimity. While it was relatively easy to agree on certain issues, we had to find reasonable compromises on others. Some issues could not be solved. Therefore, it will be up to other members, within other frameworks, to continue the work that was begun here.

I would like to thank my colleagues on the committee for their candour and the generous, open-minded spirit of co-operation they brought to our work. I also want to thank their staff as well as staff in procedural services for their technical assistance. I want to recognize the contribution and the grace under pressure of our Library of Parliament researcher, James Robertson, and to thank the clerks of the committee, Audrey O'Brien and Diane Diotte.

Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-356, an act to amend the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act (Book of Remembrance for peacekeepers).

Mr. Speaker, the enactment of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal Act requires that the minister establish a book of remembrance for Canadians who have died during an international peacekeeping mission.

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

Protection Of Privacy (Social Insurance Numbers) Act
Routine Proceedings

June 1st, 2001 / 12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-357, an act to protect personal privacy by restricting the use of social insurance numbers.

Mr. Speaker, this enactment establishes that no person would be required to disclose his or her social insurance number except where that disclosure is specifically required by law.

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

Competition Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-358, an act to amend the Competition Act (vertically integrated gasoline suppliers).

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of the bill is to address the fact that vertically integrated gasoline suppliers that manufacture more than a certain percentage should not be able to act as suppliers as well as retailers at the same time.

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

Oil And Gas Ombudsman Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-359, an act to establish the office of Oil and Gas Ombudsman to investigate complaints relating to the business practices of suppliers of oil or gas.

Mr. Speaker, this enactment establishes the office of the oil and gas ombudsman which would receive and investigate complaints about the business practices of oil and gasoline suppliers, as well as producers.

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

Income Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-360, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for mental or physical impairment).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would allow people who suffer from a physical or mental impairment that prevents them from performing housekeeping activities to use the Income Tax Act for the purpose of deductions for themselves or their families.

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

Income Tax Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-361, an act to amend the Income Tax Act (to provide for the deduction of funeral expenses).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would allow a tax deduction of up to $10,000 for a taxpayer who has paid the funeral expenses of a person who has been buried in Canada. Taxpayers eligible for the tax deduction include the taxpayer who has died, the legal representative of the taxpayer who has died or any other taxpayer who has paid the funeral expenses of the person who has died.

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

Canadian Bill Of Rights
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-362, an act to amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to education).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would ensure that a child or a youth have free and reasonable access to education without any financial burden or other barriers.

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

Deficit Prevention Act
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

Liberal

Mac Harb Ottawa Centre, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-363, an act to Prevent Deficit Budgets.

Mr. Speaker, the enactment of this bill would provide that there must be no deficit either budgeted or incurred in any fiscal year. It would require a contingency reserve to be included in the estimates of expenditures for each year. If that contingency reserve is not fully expended, the balance must be used to pay down the debt.

Deficits caused by natural disasters, war or unusual collapse of revenues are excluded by such special deficit but must be recovered in the following three year budgets.

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