House of Commons Hansard #25 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was international.

Topics

Presence in Gallery
Oral Question Period

Noon

Some hon. members

Hear, hear.

Remembrance Day
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

As this is the last sitting day before Remembrance Day, I invite all members to rise and observe a moment of silence.

[Editor's Note: The House stood in silence]

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

Hamilton East
Ontario

Liberal

Sheila Copps Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. When the hon. member of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage got up to ask a question, I neglected to congratulate him for his unanimous election to the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. He has done such a great job he had the support of all his colleagues. It is nice to see that we have a committee that works by consensus.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

Canadian Alliance

Jim Abbott Kootenay—Columbia, BC

Mr. Speaker, along the same lines, now that we have learned that the Liberals plant questions, I wonder if the answers are the fertilizer.

Points of Order
Oral Question Period

Noon

The Speaker

I do not think that was a point of order, with all respect for the hon. member for Kootenay—Columbia.

Technology Partnerships Canada
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Government in the House of Commons

Mr. Speaker, in accordance with Standing Order 32, I have the honour to table in both official languages, on behalf of the Minister of Industry, the annual report of Technology Partnerships Canada for 2001-02.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

Noon

Halifax West
Nova Scotia

Liberal

Geoff Regan Parliamentary Secretary to the 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 responses to 10 petitions.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

November 8th, 2002 / 12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Chuck Cadman Surrey North, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-464, an act to amend the Criminal Code (blood alcohol content).

Mr. Speaker, this bill is an act to amend the Criminal Code and was numbered Bill C-464 in the previous session.

This amendment would create a new .05 blood alcohol content offence. It has been said many times before but I think it bears repeating that drinking and driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada. It is also 100% totally preventable.

I believe that this amendment, if passed, will be a valuable tool for police to use in their efforts to, at best, eliminate but at the very least reduce the tragedies associated with alcohol related crashes.

Mr. Speaker I have spoken with the other parties and with your permission, I would seek unanimous consent to have this bill numbered Bill C-464 as it was in the previous session.

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Speaker

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to have this bill numbered as Bill C-464, notwithstanding its order of introduction?

Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

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

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Liberal

Marlene Catterall Ottawa West—Nepean, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-300, an act to change the names of certain electoral districts.

(Motion deemed adopted)

Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 86(1), I wish to have this bill returned to its previous status before prorogation.

There are a number of changes to the names of certain ridings and this bill simply implements what members of the House from all parties have requested.

Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

The Speaker

The Chair is satisfied that this bill is in the same form as Bill C-441 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 adopted at all stages and passed by the House.

(Bill deemed adopted at all stages and passed by the House)

Telecommunications Act
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

John Duncan Vancouver Island North, BC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-301, an act to amend the Telecommunications Act (restrictions on telemarketing).

Mr. Speaker, the purpose of this bill is to provide a means for anyone who does not wish to receive telemarketing calls or faxes to place their telephone number on a list maintained by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission . This list is to be published quarterly in electronic form and must be respected by telemarketers. It would be an offence not to do so.

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

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Cheryl Gallant Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke, ON

Mr. Speaker, I am presenting a petition today on behalf of the people of Renfrew--Nipissing--Pembroke. They request that the Canadian Emergency Preparedness College in Arnprior, which is used for training Canadians in emergency situations, stay in Arnprior and that the government upgrade the facilities in order to provide the necessary training for Canadians.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:05 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Darrel Stinson Okanagan—Shuswap, BC

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to present a petition from my constituents of Okanagan--Shuswap.

They call upon Parliament to condemn the creation and the use of child pornography. My constituents are demanding clear legislation that will curb child exploitation by severely punishing those who promote or glorify this material, as well as outlawing all materials containing child pornography in Canada.