House of Commons Hansard #11 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was kimberley.

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Canada Labour Code
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Ken Epp Elk Island, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. During the presentation from the Bloc member the microphone was not on and we did not get interpretation. It also means it will probably not be in the official Hansard . I wonder whether there could be consent that the member's statement, as written on his paper, could appear in Hansard as if it had actually been spoken in the House.

Canada Labour Code
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The Speaker

Is it agreed?

Canada Labour Code
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Some hon. members

Agreed.

Canada Labour Code
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An hon. member

No.

Canada Labour Code
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Canadian Alliance

Ken Epp Elk Island, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. In defence of Private Members' Business, I would then ask for you to have this member make his presentation again because we did in fact miss it.

Canada Labour Code
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The Speaker

Would the hon. member for Manicouagan mind repeating what he said?

Canada Labour Code
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Bloc

Ghislain Fournier Manicouagan, QC

Of course not, Mr. Speaker.

I am pleased to again introduce my bill on scabs and essential services.

This bill would prohibit the hiring of persons to replace employees of an employer under the Canada Labour Code who are on strike or locked out or employees of the public service who are on strike. This bill is also aimed at ensuring that essential services are maintained in the event of a strike in the public service.

I hope there will be a debate on this bill at last, and I also hope to be able to convince my parliamentary colleagues to pass it, since I feel it is essential to the defence of these workers.

Lisa's Law
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Bob Mills Red Deer, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-231, an act to amend the Divorce Act (limits on rights of child access by sex offenders).

Mr. Speaker, my bill, which is old Bill C-400 from the previous Parliament, is also known as Lisa's law. It protects children from being forced to visit their pedophile parents in jail.

The bill is in the same format as Bill C-400 that I introduced in the previous session and which was in committee. Therefore, pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, I wish to have the bill returned to its previous status before prorogation.

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

Lisa's Law
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-400 was at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 37th Parliament. Accordingly, pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the bill is deemed read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights.

(Bill deemed read the second time and referred to a committee)

Endangered Species Sanctuaries Act
Routine Proceedings

3:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-232, an act respecting the creation of sanctuaries for endangered species of wildlife.

Mr. Speaker, with respect to the protection of endangered species, our country does not have workable, effective legislation to protect species at risk which are on the verge of extinction. Encroachment by humans and the destruction of habitat and poaching are all major contributors to the ever increasing numbers of species that are hurtling toward extinction.

This bill will enable us to save species by allowing us to protect critical habitat. The bill obliges the federal government to engage in agreements with the provinces to protect critical habitat.

Individuals will be remunerated at fair market value for loss of land where agreements cannot be made. Also, the species deemed at risk will be deemed at risk by scientists under COSEWIC. In effect, this bill strikes a balance between private interests and public needs and will go a long way to saving species at risk.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-233, an act to amend the Criminal Code (protection of child before birth).

Mr. Speaker, fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol effects are the leading causes of preventable brain damage among infants and children. On average, people who have FAS or FAE have an IQ of between 68 and 70. They also have physical disabilities. The effects can be devastating. Shunned in school, unable to function, many of them veer off into a life of crime or conduct disorders. In fact it is estimated that half of all people incarcerated today have FAS or FAE.

The bill is controversial. It gives medical practitioners the ability to put a woman who has refused all forms of treatment in a treatment facility against her wishes if no other option is available. Hopefully the bill will enable us to decrease the incidence of FAS or FAE and give children a chance in this world.

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

Internet Child Pornography Prevention Act
Routine Proceedings

October 21st, 2002 / 3:10 p.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer Sackville—Musquodoboit Valley—Eastern Shore, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-234, an act to prevent the use of the Internet to distribute pornographic material involving children.

Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my seconder, the member for Palliser, as well as my other colleagues from Acadie—Bathurst, Churchill and Winnipeg Centre.

This bill was introduced in 1998 by the hon. Chris Axworthy, who is now the Attorney General of Saskatchewan. It is imperative that we as parliamentarians put in the strictest laws possible to protect unsuspecting children from pedophiles and other people who would do harm to children via the Internet.

We have waited far too long for the government to enact decent legislation in order to protect our children from pedophiles who use the Internet as their gambit to lure children to their unsightly sites. We would encourage instant reading of the bill and instant voting on it. We also encourage the government to take action to protect our children now.

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

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:10 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the first report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in.

Committees of the House
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The Speaker

Does the hon. member for Peterborough have the unanimous consent of the House to propose his motion?

Committees of the House
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Some hon. members

Agreed.