House of Commons Hansard #18 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was federal.

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Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

October 30th, 2002 / 3:35 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Maurice Vellacott Saskatoon—Wanuskewin, SK

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-276, an act to amend the Criminal Code to prohibit coercion in medical procedures that offend a person's religion or belief that human life is inviolable.

Mr. Speaker, in addition to the summary stated by the Speaker, the bill simply seeks to ensure that health care providers will never be forced to participate against their wills in procedures such as abortions or acts of euthanasia.

Canada has a long history of recognizing the rights of freedom of religion and conscience in our country and yet health care workers and those seeking to be educated for the health care system have often been denied those rights in medical facilities and educational institutions. Some have even been wrongfully dismissed.

The bill would make those conscience rights explicit in law and would safeguard health care workers' fundamental human rights.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-277, an act to amend the Criminal Code (taking samples of bodily substances).

Mr. Speaker,I am pleased to reintroduce the bill, an idea which came from Bev and Lloyd Bergeson of Cremona, Alberta who lost their daughter Janiece to a dangerous driver.

The bill would allow a peace officer, who has reasonable and probable grounds, to test the bodily substances of the members of the parties involved in this situation.

I would like to point out that the deceased had no choice. They took body samples from the deceased while the living offender was able to refuse. The bill would prevent that.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-278, an act to amend the Criminal Code (dangerous offender).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would allow the people at an institution, which houses dangerous offenders, under an application of 753 of the Criminal Code, to deem people to be dangerous offenders before they are released from prison or for an offence while on parole, or mandatory supervision, or on the date the sentence expires.

Too many times frontline officers and parole officials have been warned and individuals should not be turned back to society since they are a danger to offend. The bill would prevent that from happening.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Myron Thompson Wild Rose, AB

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-279, an act to amend the Criminal Code (bail for those charged with violent offences).

Mr. Speaker, the bill would permit a person who has been accused of sexual assault with a weapon, aggravated sexual assault or criminal harassment, who has been identified by the victim or by a witness to the offence, from being released on bail.

The result would be that the accused could not be released unless the charge was withdrawn or the accused was acquitted at trial.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:40 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Val Meredith South Surrey—White Rock—Langley, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-280, an act to amend the Criminal Code (selling wildlife).

Mr. Speaker, I would like to reintroduce this bill. The bill is in the same form as the previous Bill C-292 at the time of prorogation, albeit certain sections of the previous bill have been removed as they made reference to sections of statutes that are no longer in force. Therefore, pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, I ask that this bill be reinstated at the same stage it was in when the first session of this Parliament prorogued.

The purpose of this bill is to make the selling of wildlife and wildlife parts an offence under the Criminal Code unless carried under and in accordance with a licence, permit or an exemption order. The sale of threatened or endangered species or their parts would attract an increased penalty. Such offences would also be subject to the money laundering provision of the Criminal Code. I leave that in your hands, Mr. Speaker.

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

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that the bill is in the same form as Bill C-292 was at the time of prorogation of the first session of the 37th Parliament. Accordingly, pursuant to Standing Order 86.1, the bill shall be added to the bottom of the list of items in the order of precedence on the order paper and designated a votable item.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, I move that the third report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in. This is the report dealing with improving access of television to committees.

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Does the House give its consent?

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

Liberal

Peter Adams Peterborough, ON

Mr. Speaker, if the House gives its consent, I move that the fifth report of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs presented to the House earlier this day be concurred in.This is the report dealing with the changes in the membership and associate membership of some committees.

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Does the House give its consent?

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

(Motion agreed to)

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Ted White North Vancouver, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I believe if you asked for it, you would find unanimous consent to also concur in the other report introduced by the member to do with the votability of private members' bills.

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Does the House give its consent?

Committees of the House
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3:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Yes.