House of Commons Hansard #40 of the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was kyoto.

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Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

Agreed.

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

Some hon. members

No.

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Calgary Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. With the greatest of respect, I ask the Speaker to consider whether recent practices in the House might lead the Chair to look again at language which has historically been deemed to be unparliamentary.

I raise it because of the incident on which the Speaker has just issued a judgment. I heard the language. I also heard the response by the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. To state it very clearly, the issue not about--

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I must conclude that the right hon. member is engaging in debate. Sometimes the Chair, maybe because of the noise level or whatever, might have greater doubt. In the instance earlier today, there was no doubt that I heard clearly the words from the member, who has been asked to leave the chamber. This matter on that point of order and on that decision is over.

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Calgary Centre, AB

On my point of order, Mr. Speaker--

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

I would remind the member that while the Chair is standing, no one else will have the floor. The matter that was raised earlier has been dealt with and the matter is closed.

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

Progressive Conservative

Joe Clark Calgary Centre, AB

Mr. Speaker, my request is very specific and it is that the Chair undertake a review of language that is deemed to be unparliamentary. I heard all the words that were exchanged. There is no doubt that Mr. Speaker is correct that the member for Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot used the language which he did not withdraw.

It is also the case that the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food made a statement that is not true and--

Naming of Member
Oral Question Period

12:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

Again clearly we are getting into debate. If there is to be review of any rules regarding parliamentary language or other matters, I would simply and respectfully submit to the House and the right hon. member for Calgary Centre that they be dealt with in the Standing Committee of Procedure and House Affairs. That is where that matter will rest.

Government Response to Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

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 response to 20 petitions.

Federal Electoral Boundaries
Routine Proceedings

12:10 p.m.

The Deputy Speaker

It is my duty, pursuant to section 21 of the act to amend the Canada Elections Act and the Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act, to lay upon the table a certified copy of the report of the federal electoral boundaries commission for Newfoundland and Labrador.

The report is deemed permanently referred to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.

Committees of the House
Routine Proceedings

December 6th, 2002 / 12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Nancy Karetak-Lindell Nunavut, NU

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the second report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources on Bill C-6, an act to establish the Canadian Centre for the Independent Resolution of First Nations Specific Claims to provide for the filing, negotiation and resolution of specific claims and to make related amendments to other acts, with amendments.

I also have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources, pursuant to its order of reference dated Tuesday, October 22. Your committee considered Bill C-2, an act to establish a process for assessing the environmental and socio-economic effects of certain activities in Yukon, and reports the bill, with amendments.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Dominic LeBlanc Beauséjour—Petitcodiac, NB

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present to the House of Commons a petition signed by a number of constituents of the riding of Beauséjour—Petitcodiac. It concerns rural route mail couriers. I met with these people on a number of occasions and they have a valid point.

They are petitioning the House of Commons and Parliament to repeal section 13(5) of the Canada Post Corporation Act, which would allow them to have collective bargaining rights.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Leon Benoit Lakeland, AB

Mr. Speaker, I have two groups of petitions to present here. The first group of petition ask that no bail be allowed for accused murders who are caught by eye witnesses in the act of committing crimes and that only maximum sentences be given under those circumstances.

This group of petitions was spawn from the death of Dana Fair in Lloydminster a couple of years ago.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Canadian Alliance

Leon Benoit Lakeland, AB

Mr. Speaker, the other group of petitions is on behalf of petitioners in my constituency. The petitioners call on Parliament to protect our children by taking all necessary steps to ensure that all materials which promote or glorify pedophilia or sado-masochistic activities involving children are outlawed.

Petitions
Routine Proceedings

12:15 p.m.

Liberal

Eugène Bellemare Ottawa—Orléans, ON

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition signed by residents of my riding of Ottawa—Orléans, requesting that the House of Commons legislate in favour of stem cell research to find cures and therapies necessary to treat the illnesses and diseases of suffering Canadians.

The petitioners also state that non-embryonic stem cells, which are also known as adult stem cells, have shown significant research progress without the immune rejection or ethical problems associated with embryonic stem cells.